Bird Watching Supplies
Since bird watching is an outdoor sport, in addition to the necessary birding supply, you must also consider the possibility of changing weather conditions and prepare yourself accordingly.
That means having rain gear and waterproof equipment. You shouldn’t allow the weather to have the power over whether you have a good outing or not.
Nothing will ruin your birding trip more than being unprepared by not having the right provisions. So you’ll have to make sure you head out with all the appropriate birding supplies which will make your experience a memorable one rather than a nightmare.
As far as clothing goes, you should wear comfortable clothes and shoes; and since some trails to get good views of beautiful birds require a long climb, it would be wise for you to wear hiking boots or trail shoes. You should also have waterproof jackets and pants.
Apart from proper clothing, other essential birding gear you’d need includes your bird whistle. After all, who goes birding without the bird whistle? And let’s not forget your very own binoculars. Can’t go birding without the binoculars, can you? Naturally, as an avid birding enthusiast you’ll have binoculars that has a neck strap and can fit into its own case.
Then there are your bird log and books. And of course, you’ll need a water resistant pouch to keep them dry. You may buy these pouches as well as maps in kits. There are birding starter kits that include binoculars, DVD, lens care info, etc. And many of these pouches include pocket size water bottles that fit on a waist belt that’s attached, travel compartments for tickets, boarding pass, key holders. Some even have audio pockets with headphone portals. You can get anything from the simple to the advanced. There is quite an assortment on the market.
For your traditional hiking trip you would prepare yourself with the necessary basics such as compass, maps, snacks, water, first aid kit and the like, wouldn’t you?
The same applies to your birding trip. You need to pack your bottled water, first aid kit, rain gear, munchies and other refreshments. And of course, you’ll need an appropriate lightweight, water resistant pack--backpack or daypack--to store these necessities. Make sure you select the right size that will accommodate all this birding supply essentials without weighing you down.
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