How to be a Birder part 9
Hint # 9 Join a Bird Club
Joining a group of people with similar interests is an excellent way of developing oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s skills and knowledge base. Every state of Australia has a major birding organisation and some of the larger regional centres also have birding groups. There are birding organisations in many countries of the world, so no matter where you are, in is worth seeking out a local group of like minded people. If there isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t one, consider starting one. You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to be an expert or have any experienced birders as members to start a group. Learn together. Find out where the experienced people are and invite them to your meetings.
Another benefit of joining a birding group is that you will receive their newsletters. These give details of upcoming meetings, speakers and their topics. They will often have articles pertinent to birders, reviews of books and DVDs about birds and even details of coming excursions and places worth visiting.
And clubs are always a great place to meet new people and make new friends.
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