Tips for Bird Watching
  • Firstly, do a complete research on the place where you are going for bird watching and the bird species found there. Now, gather all the information about those bird species - their features, songs, calls, color, etc.
  • Make sure to carry a good pair of binoculars with you. It is advisable to practice a little with the binoculars before actually using them.
  • It is better to search for the birds with the naked eye first. Use of binoculars narrows down the field of vision to quite an extent, making it difficult to spot birds.
  • Light reflections as well as shadows often lead to a distortion of the colors of the birds. It is better to first consider other factors while determining the bird species.
  • It is very difficult to correctly judge the size of the birds, especially when they are flying. Basing the identification of birds on the size can be misleading.
  • Observe the distinguishable features of the bird first of all. Features like bill, legs, etc, can be quite helpful in identification.
  • Even the behavior of the birds, like climbing a tree trunk, swimming, etc, can provide vital clues that may lead to correct determination of the birds.
  • Pay due attention to the songs and calls of the birds. They serve as an excellent way of identifying them.
  • Services of a good field guide are always useful, as they have much knowledge about birds, their features as well as their calls.

Precautions to be followed while Bird Watching

  • Do not make noise while watching the birds. You are visiting the sanctuary for watching the birds, not disturbing them.
  • You need to be extra careful in case you are going for bird watching during the breeding season of the birds.
  • Never ever touch the eggs of the birds and do not even venture around the nest for too long.
  • Birdcalls should never be used for attracting the birds. It causes unnecessary confusion and disturbance amongst them.
  • Follow all the rules as well as the instructions given at the sanctuary..
  • Do not litter while inside the park/sanctuary. It is advisable to carry the trash back with you and put it in a rubbish bin.
 

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