Bird watching should be easy – just point your eyes at a bird and ‘Bob’s your uncle’, right? Well, yes and no.
A big part of the pleasure of watching birds comes from knowing what you’re looking at. This section of Joy of Birds is devoted to improving birding skills and having more fun with your birding.
Top Image Credit: NPS / Jacob W. Frank
Have you ever opened a birding field guide to look up a specific bird, only to find pages and pages of water birds or predatory birds? Flipped a few pages forward and back, hoping for something that looks closer to what you saw, but getting nowhere?