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Birding ArticlesBird Clubs in North America
Looking for a bird club in your area to join? Check out our massive list of bird clubs in your area.Birding Isn’t Always Pretty
If you really want to get serious about birdwatching, and see more than the birds that happen by your yard or the local park, you need to get a little dirty. Birds eat insects, and insects eat…well, let’s not go there. Suffice to say they prefer locations with a lot of moisture, and a lot of nooks and crannies to hide and raise their young. This can mean anything from a pond to a water treatment plant. Yes, you read that right. If you’re willing to put aside your preconceptions about birding in beautifully landscaped gardens, and you want to see more than just the occasional robin or blue jay, put on your waders, break out the binoculars, and get ready to get your feet wet.North America's 5 Best Birding Spots
What are the hottest birding spots in North American? Check out our top five list.The Enduring Importance of the Bird Club
If you have an interest in birds one of the best ways to learn more is to join a local bird club. A bird club offers you the opportunity to meet other birders of varying levels of experience and allows you to share and contribute to the collective knowledge of the group. Apart from the social interaction a bird club can offer you can also help contribute to valuable avian research to help further the knowledge and preservation of many bird species. Read more to learn what joining a bid club has to offer you.The Importance of Bird Habitat Conservation
Preserving the natural habitat helps ensure the future for many species of birds. As the world becomes more industrialized it becomes paramount to identify and protect these vital wildlife areas where birds are known to frequent. By conserving these delicate ecosystems we can not only expect to save species from extinction but also ensure they prosperity for future generations.The Joy of Uncommonly Common Birds
When I first took up bird watching many years ago I had a remarkable number of opportunities to practice my new hobby in a variety of different locations – both within my own country and abroad. Naturally, as might be expected of one who wished to accumulate the largest life list possible in the shortest amount of time, I not only enthusiastically sought out every possible species within a reasonable distance of my home but also would spend every free moment on any business trip or family vacation in quest of species I would never expect to see back home.