BIRDING ONLY STARTS WITH THE ID

 

For too many birders, birding begins and ends with identifying the bird. With the ID over, its on to the next new species. This leads to sloppy birding and develops bad birding habits. Beyond that, you end up not really knowing the bird at all. Here are some ways to become a better birder:

None of this means giving up your list or the endless search for a rarity. Just try to increase your efforts in the above mentioned areas and I guarantee you will be a better birder.