Some of the items that are useful when it comes to bird watching are a field guide, bird ID App, and a pair of binoculars. You can find some of these items locally at Stanton’s shopping center, Patco hardware, and Steinhauser’s Feed Store. Birds are most active at sunrise or sunset. Dawn is the best time for seeing diurnal species, while dusk is generally the best time for spotting nocturnal species.
RESPECT THE BIRDS: Maintain a safe distance from the birds and their habitat. Avoid moving into sensitive areas where birds may be nesting.
SOUND: Many people bird by ear, so keep your voice low enough that you can hear the sounds of nature around you. If you need to take a phone call, simply step away from the group.
SHARE THE VIEW: By all means, bring your camera to capture beautiful moments! Be sure you give others a chance to see that great view, too, by stepping aside once you’ve had your fill.
OBSERVE THE OBSERVERS: A neat way to find a bird without having to ask is by examining where everyone is looking. Make note where the binoculars are pointing, follow your eyes/binocs to that location, and frequently you can “get on” the bird in no time.