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Bird Watching for Beginners

It is estimated that there are around 18 million active birders in the U.S., according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These are people who make trips away from home with the sole purpose of spotting different and unique species of birds. While this number is probably a bit over-inflated, it still gives you a general idea as to the popularity of this particular activity or hobby. Bird watching is one of those activities, that once you start, you’ll be hooked for life. Although numbers and opinions differ, there are estimated to be somewhere in the range of 800 – 1,000 bird species that inhabit North America. That’s a lot of bird spotting!

Bird Watching for Beginners

A Hobby That You Can Start Any Time!

The bird watcher or birding videos that we have listed below are a great way for you to introduce yourself to this fascinating and satisfying hobby. No matter your age or activity level, it’s never too late to become a birder. All you need to get started is a good pair of binoculars and a local park, trail, or nature area with bird habitats. You can even start in your own backyard! Get started birdwatching today. It’s a great no-stress, calming activity for seniors and a great way to connect with nature.

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The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America | The Great Courses

Basics of Birding Part 1: Intro to Birding

Birdwatching for Beginners with Barbara Hannah Grufferman

How to start bird watching

Bird Watching for Beginners

Inside Birding: Size and Shape

Bird Watching Tips (Birding)

BIRDING BASICS & BEYOND: How to Get on the Bird