If you’re looking for a fun hobby to get into this summer while you’re off from school, why not try bird watching? Bird watching can be a lot of fun, and there’s no set rules: you can do it many times or for just one day. You don’t even have to go far to do it, try your own backyard! Or, if you live in a city, you can go to a local park.
Start off by watching the birds in their natural habitats. If you want to, you can take along a pair of binoculars, which allows you to see birds better from a distance. If you really want to get into bird watching, consider buying a field guide, which is a list of the different types of birds with pictures of what they look like so you can identify them and find out more information about their various species. You can even start your own bird watching journal, where you record the different types of birds you see and other details like their locations and the sounds they make. Also, you should jot down any questions you have so you can look up the answers when you get home. The best part about making a bird watching journal is that there are no rules—you can record whatever observations you want!
Bird watching is great because people can enjoy it in many different ways, so you can do what’s fun for you! If you like taking pictures, you can make a bird watching photo album. If you’re artistic, you can draw or paint the interesting birds you see. Whichever way you do it, bird watching is a great way to observe nature and learn about all the different species of birds there are.