10 tips for birdwatchers

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Subject: 10 tips for birdwatchers
From: "boy nature" <>
Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:23:28 -0400


‘10 tips for birdwatchers’








·       When you look up, keep your mouth closed.




·       Stand still, birds can not sit still for long & will give away their prescence.




·       When using binoculars, pick the nearest distinctive tree fork and work from there.




·       Never eat baked beans the night before a bird walk & always carry toilet paper.




·       Go with a friend & at times also look down for snakes.




·       Carry a very light raincoat, just in case.




·       Dont assume other people wont know the bird species, yet always be kind to beginner’s mistakes.




·       Dont walk in forests on very windy days.




·       Listen & learn bird calls in addition to bird shapes.




·       Dont crawl through a (barbed) wire fence with a back pack on.




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