Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Are you a birdwatcher?

If someone asked you if you were a birdwatcher, what would you say? Yes, you love watching birds? Or sure, you like seeing different birds but wouldn’t necessarily refer to yourself as a “birdwatcher”? Or nope, you couldn’t care less about the winged things? Well, we’re asking, so tell us below!

If you are a birdwatcher or enjoy seeing birds on your travels or in your yard or campsite, there are tons of apps you can download on your phone that will help identify them. Here’s a list of some of the best ones to reference.

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Robert L Snideman
3 months ago

My favorite bird is a Fried Chicken. Actually, I like birds in the wild also.

Roy Davis
3 months ago

My wife and I are both birdwatchers. We have carried binoculars in every car we have owned. I did wildlife photography for many years as a hobby.

Last edited 3 months ago by Roy Davis
Kelley Miller
3 months ago

Yes, I am a Master Birder through the Dallas Audubon (similar to Master Naturalist or Master Gardener). I spent 33 days this spring visiting many of the birding hotspots along the Texas coast and in Big Bend National Park. It was an amazing spring migration.

Julie H.
3 months ago

Yes! I have bird books in both my house and in our travel trailer. It’s fun for me to identify birds at my home feeder or while traveling. I haven’t yet, joined meet up groups to go looking for various species. Maybe someday 😉

Marsha
3 months ago

I have just one feeder, but it is just outside the window over my kitchen sink. I love watching the birds come to feed. There is a large number of sparrows, but also a small variety of other birds found in northern Oklahoma. Was recently surprised to a see a new bird – a Painted Bunting! So pretty!

Bob Perata
3 months ago

Yes, always carry my ‘bins’ whenever I take walks or hikes. I’m kind of a bird nut. Been traveling world wide for 4-6 months for the past 26 years lookin for birds and being a tourist. Traveling on one way tickets, cause if you find a great place , you can stay longer. Sometimes there is so much to see being a ‘local tourist’ that there isn’t time enough to see the birds, and of course sometimes there is not enough time to be a tourist because there is so many birds to see.

Neal Davis
3 months ago

I have no hobbies and this is one of many things that I don’t do. Thankfully, there are many things that I do enjoy, but I rarely “pursue” anything. I just do one of the many (or few) available activities in any given day.

Tom
3 months ago

2 squirrel proof feeders in backyard, Backs to wooded area that cannot be built on due to wet lands rules. 2 hummingbird feeders and corn cob for the squirrels.
I use only shelled sunflower because of the shell mess.
Squirrels love it when the birds scatter seed.
Beautiful morning and evening displays.

Lisa Adcox
3 months ago

I love bird watching. I like to find places to go see birds in area like state parks or sanctuaries.

Ed K
3 months ago

If they fly into view, I might watch them if I have nothing else on my mind. Wife use to put out feeders, but quit that as it became more bother than it was worth. Still have 3/4 of a metal trash can full of oiled sunflower seed she should get rid of if I can get the feeders fixed.

Connie VH
3 months ago

We had a mockingbird family nearby, among dozens of little chirpy birds, that I became very familiar with. I learned their moves and sounds, and our backyard seemed to serve as training ground for their hatchlings.🐣 I’d watch them for hours. I’d sit real still, watching them do what they do and I become scenery.

DH and I also once trained a young stellar jay to eat peanuts from our hands…. I even named him Junior, and it seemed he’d fly onto our deck if I called him…where he’d take peanuts from my hand.

A lititle research revealed these birds, as well as crows and ravens, are highly intelligent (for birds), and are generally related to each other. Crows, I read, have about the same intelligence level as dogs.

Yeah, I’m a bird watcher. I wish hummingbirds would stay around longer!🕊

Tommy Molnar
3 months ago
Reply to  Connie VH

We did the same with a stellar jay as well. He would sit in the tree right outside our garage door – and squawk for peanuts. We’d slowly walk up to him with peanut in hand. He would snatch the peanut and take off. Fun stuff. He even did it when we had company, which impressed everyone to no end . . .

Dan
3 months ago

I couldnt tell you how many bird feeders my wife has all around our yard, but I do know that she keeps two large galvanized cans of bird seed in the garage. That’s in addition to stacks of suet in a small refrigerator. So, yes, I have no choice but to be a bird watcher. It is, however, fun to watch her scold the squirrels and raccoons that also eat at the bird feeders.

Judy G
3 months ago

Had a new visitor just yesterday: a brown & white pied rock dove…took him an hour to consume enough dinner!

Bob p
3 months ago

We enjoy watching our hummingbirds, and purple martins.

Skip
3 months ago

For those that are world travelers will get this. Use to love to watch the birds and have a *ag in London Square back in the early 80s.

Last edited 3 months ago by RV Staff
Connie VH
3 months ago
Reply to  Skip

A “bleeped”….?🤔

Ed Williams
3 months ago
Reply to  Connie VH

“bird” english slang for girl

Skip
3 months ago
Reply to  Ed Williams

And _ag for cigarette.

Skip
3 months ago
Reply to  Connie VH

And _ag put f in the blank is British for cigarette.

Wayne Braxton
3 months ago

We genuinely enjoy birds especially cardinals and hawks. My DW watches for hawks as we travel and has become quite good at spotting them. We have three feeders outside the living room window and five near the backyard flower garden where we often sit and relax. Additional feeders there are for meal worms and hummingbirds.

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