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Birding takes patience when you first start. It can be difficult to get a good enough look at a bird to figure out what kind of bird your looking at. It takes time but like any hobby the more time you put into it the better the results.

We have mustered up some advice for the new birder and we hope you stay with it! Birding can be rewarding when you figure out how to do it. Birding doesn't take dressing up in a bird costume to participate. So hang in there.

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Having The Right Gear:
Itís important to have the right gear when you first start. Birding is a great way to get out of the house and into the wild, but like any outdoor sport, you need to have the right gear to be outside and be comfortable enough to want to stay outside. Here is a list of gear that most birders keep with them:
- Birding log and books with waterproof pouch to keep them dry.
- Waterproof jacket and pants.
- Bird whistle.
- Comfortable boots or shoes for trail hiking
- Water bottle and snacks
- Binoculars with a case and also a neck strap
- Comfortable pack to carry all your birding gear
- Extra pair of socks


Review The Birds Local To Your Area
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You should be familiar with the birds that you could potentially see on your outing, that way when you see a particular bird you will already know what species it is. You can find books on local area birds and then create a checklist of birds you know you should be able to find. It's like a scavenger hunt.

Take Pictures of the Birds You Find:
When I first started birding I was so frustrated at finding birds and not having enough time to get a close enough look to figure out what kind of bird I was looking at. I started taking pictures on my nature hikes and then reviewing the pictures with my bird books when I got home. My bird lists got larger and I was positive of what kind of bird I had found.


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