Should I belong to a Bird Club?
This is # 19 in a series of frequently asked questions about birds and birding.
Should I belong to a bird club?
- Being with like minded people, especially if they have more experience than you, is an excellent way of learning about birds.
- Many organisations have excellent monthly meetings, often with very experienced speakers.
- Most organisations also have monthly or quarterly journals or magazines, another excellent way of learning about birds in your area.
- Most clubs often have monthly, even weekly, outings and excursions to great birding spots.
- Sometimes the leaders can arrange access to areas where the general public cannot go, so this, of itself, is worth the annual fee.
- I would highly recommend belonging to at least one local bird group and one national birding organisation, providing you can afford both. I am confident that you will not regret your decision.