Enjoying Birding

Enjoying Birding

Birds are part of our backyard habitat.  They help in the pollination of our plants that brings us the opportunity to have our vegetables.  There are other animals that help us with this job, like bees, insects, and bats, among others.  Enjoy going outside and take your kids and your friends and show them the different birds that visit your garden.  Have a party around this activity. It si good to have binoculars around to observe better.

When we talk about binoculars, maybe the first question is how I determine what binocular to buy.  What do all those numbers mean?  Binoculars are often specified by a set of numbers such as 7×35 or 8×40, the first number indicates the strength of magnification (how many times closer the subject is to you, 5 times closer, 7 times closer, 10 times closer) and the second number is the size of the objective lens measured in millimeters going across the lens. The size of the objective lens will determine how much light the binocular can obtain for effective viewing. The higher the number, the larger the lens; in effect allowing more light to pass through thereby projecting a brighter image and viewing experience. 

Happy birding!


You can use this Bird Guide to start identifying the birds in your neighborhood.  http://www.audubon.org/bird-guide