Maine Birding

Maine Birding

Bird - Winter Gray Jay  

Maine Birding in Greenville, Maine is a fun thing to do

Maine birding offers many rewards.  Recreational birding is an easy way to connect with natural surroundings of environment. Birdwatching is also known as birding,  It is healthy, fun, educational leisure activity. An inexpensive hobby for entire family. Learning how to bird watch builds life skills. We like to observe birds wherever whenever we go outdoors. Birding can be done in your backyard, on hiking trails through forests, and while doing any outdoor activity in Greenville, Maine.

Start out by observing birds, their calls, and flying patterns.

Bird watching often leads to attracting and feeding birds. Birding is healthy for the mind and body. Observe and listen to birds. You just never know what you might see on a birding adventure. It is fun to watch the different birds. Each species has a unique personality.

Bird watching hobby startup costs are relatively low.

You probably already have the basic equipment recommended for birding. Start out using the binoculars you have. Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, appropriate clothing (darker colors) for weather outdoors and hat to shade your eyes. Bring a journal or notebook to record bird sightings. The one thing you will need is a good birding field guide that has color pictures, habitat information and scientific facts.

Birding sparks interest in other fun things to do.

Hobbies such as gardening. Plant sunflowers and food sources for sustaining and attracting birds. Some birders are inspired to learn basic woodworking to make bird houses and bird feeders. Many people also develop an interest in photography to capture the birds they see. We started out with a basic shoot and point camera with an optical zoom.birds at feeder

Did you know bird watching develops intellectual skill sets for all ages?

Bird identification lists, birding apps and birding journals should denote sighting information. Data can be submitted to help biological conservation of birds. Ebird and Audubon birding and other bird groups are available to join on social media. Journal your bird sightings.  Include bird sex, date, time, geographic location and comments. Keep this information in your journal to reference from previous years. Bird identification leads to knowledge of habitat, migration patterns, and behaviors. Soon you will become aware of the songs various birds and be able to identify them by ear.

Birdwatching can be a fun social activity.

One can join social networking bird groups and learn from others.  Birders often share their bird photographs and observations. Looking for something to do while on vacation? Take a bird watching tour.  Stay at a Maine birding hotspot where you are surrounded by forest natural habitat.   Learn about birds from a local birding guide. Learn new methods on how to identify birds and develop new birding skills. Participate in organized bird counts or if you prefer to go birding solo. This allows one a personal nature escape.  

In Greenville, Maine Birding can be done year round.

Spring is one of the best times to see birds.  There are many as seasonal migrating birds that call the woods of Maine their home. New species arrive and the woods are filled with beautiful sounds of singing birds. A variety of Warblers can be seen throughout the Moosehead Lake Region. purple finch bird  Winter birding is a great time to observe behavior traits of birds and owls.  Gray Jays, Blue Jays, Juncos, Woodpeckers, Goldfinches, Nuthatches, and Chickadees are some of our winter species that can be observed. Birdwatching tourism in Maine attracts visitors from all over the world.

maine birdAs you can see, the rewards of birding are many. Yes, mental, physical and educational bird watching is a fun thing to do.  As you observe God’s creations, birding builds an appreciation and respect for the beauty that surrounds you. One of our favorite outdoor activities is bird watching at The Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabins in Greenville Maine.  Many warblers enjoy the forest surroundings and natural springs. There are many areas in Moosehead Lake Region for great Maine birding. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go Birding!

Bird Watching Resources

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

http://maineaudubon.org/birding/

Maine Birding Group

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/maine-birds

Where to stay in Greenville, Maine

https://www.mooseheadcabins.com

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