How to be a lazy birder part 5

This is part 5 in the series of articles called The Lazy Birder.

  • Do not set your alarm when you go to bed.
  • Sleep soundly all night.
  • When you have finished sleeping, wake up – slowly.
  • As you begin to be aware of your surroundings, start listening. (Be careful not to strain your ears too much.)
  • Listen to the birds calling outside your bedroom.
  • Try to identify five different kinds of birds from their calls.
  • If you are particularly energetic, reach over to your bedside cupboard and pick up a pen and paper and make a list of the birds you heard.
  • Drift off back to sleep.

Alternative Method:

  • Try doing this when out camping in a tent or caravan.
  • You should aim for at least ten species using this method.


  • Certain urgent bodily functions may rudely interrupt this wonderful method of birding.
Gluepot Bird Reserve

Gluepot Bird Reserve


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