Bird Watching Gear, Birding Tips and Resources
We thought it would be helpful to create a bird watching
gear, tips and resource page so you can easily find
birding gear recommendations, bird feeding tips, bird
identification aids, bird conservation organizations and
more all in one place. Kind of like a quick-start guide
for beginner birdwatchers. We will be adding to this page
in the future as we discover new birding tips and further
resources, so we recommend bookmarking it for your
reference and convenience. Enjoy!
- Our favorite bird watching binoculars based on price
Harness - I always used a neck strap, but after
trying a harness, I'll never go back.
Spotting Scope - Here are some of the top-rated
bird watching spotting scopes. You don't have to spend a
fortune for a decent birding scope.
to Choose Birding Binoculars - Start here to learn
about binocular features and what to look for when
choosing a pair to buy.
Guides - I always carry a field guide with me and
these are some of the best I've used.
Birding Apps - I have found some of the new
birding apps to be a nice addition to my traditional
field guides for both visual and song ID.
Identification - If you recently seen a bird you
can't ID, use our Bird ID page to submit you photos (if
any) and description of your mystery bird and we'll try
to ID it for you.
Cornell Bird Guide - I love Cornell's site for
learning about bird species. For each bird they give ID
info along with several color photos, range, life
history information and more.
Feeders - List and description of different types
of feeders for attracting different types of birds.
Top-rated feeder of each kind.
Seed Preferences - Includes bird seed chart of
different types of seed and which birds prefer them.
Attract the birds you want with the right kind of seed.
Bird Feeder - Many go to war with squirrels over
stealing seed from their feeders. Here is a comparison
chart and review of the best squirrel-proof bird
Feeders - Tips for keeping feeders clean to
prevent the spread of bird diseases from feeders.
Bath Buying Guide - Features to look for when
buying a bird bath.
Bird Bath - Built-in heater keeps water from
freezing. Energy-saving thermostat only turns on when
Bath Heater - De-icers to place in your existing
bird baths to keep water from freezing on cold winter
Bird Conservation Organizations
Lab of Ornithology - Organization committed to
scientific study and public education of birds for
people of all ages.
- Their mission is to conserve and restore natural
ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their
Conservancy - Protects habitat not only for birds
but all kinds of wildlife worldwide.
Participate in Bird Studies
Project FeederWatch - Gather data for population
studies by recording the birds you see in your backyard
during the winter. Sponsored by the Cornell Lab of
Christmas Bird Count - Participate in Audubon's
annual count between mid-December and early January.
There are many locations to choose from in your local
area. All volunteers welcome, from novice to experienced
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Bird Watching Binoculars, Squirrel-Proof & Window Feeder
No batteries, adjustable, easy to clean...and no squirrels!
"Best New Product" Award.
Window Bird Feeder
Roof protects seed from rain & snow, securely fastens with suction cups.
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