3 Tips for Beginning Bird Watchers

birdwatching tips

A deep love for nature is only one reason to consider buying land in Tennessee, South Carolina, or Georgia. The farms offered by Hurdle Land & Realty are perfect for watching wildlife—in particular, the birds. With your new land purchase, you may want to consider buying a few more items, such as those things you’ll need to begin your bird watching hobby.

Getting started doesn’t require much. We’ve put together a little list that will help you make the most of your new hobby, from the equipment you’ll need to activities that will make your bird watching more fun.

1. Get Great Binoculars

Binoculars are also known as field glasses, so you can search for either. You’ll need these to magnify the birds, which makes identification easier. There are some helpful articles that may help you choose the right set of binoculars. Keep in mind that the price you pay will be reflected in the power of the field glasses.

With the right set, you’ll be able to identify birds by their silhouette alone. With a bad set, you may not be able to identify birds at all. Research the various possibilities before you choose, and you won’t regret your purchase later.

2. Find a Field Guide

A field guide is a book with photographs and helpful information about the birds you may see while watching. Each geographical area will have a different field guide, so don’t expect one you pick up at a yard sale to be much help.

If you can’t find a guide to carry with you, there are electronic versions of field guides. These can be even more helpful than traditional books. With the ebook versions, you can hear the birds’ songs and see videos of the various birds in flight.

3. Join a Group

The fastest way to learn your new hobby is to find a group of experienced bird watchers. You can either pair up with a mentor or just soak up all the knowledge from everyone in the club. There are various organization that can help you get started.

You can choose from local and regional groups to join, or even consider both. Local groups will be easier to reach out to on short notice, but a regional group can open up your searches to a wider area. It won’t be long before you’re a mentor to a new bird watcher.

Are you ready to make the most of your new rural land? If you’re still looking for the perfect rural home, we’re here to help. Choose from farms in Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, and in no time, you’ll be outside with all the nature you love—especially the birds.