What equipment do I need to be a birder?

Frequently Asked Questions about birding #7

What equipment do I need to be a birder? It is entirely up to the individual and what their budget is like. Great enjoyment of birds can be derived from merely looking at or listening to birds – with no equipment at all. Having a few extra items, while not essential, can really enhance one’s appreciation of birds. These include:

    • Binoculars
    • Field guide
    • Note book
    • Camera
    • Telescope
    • Maps
    • GPS
    • Computer database
    • Bird calls on CDs or tapes.
    • Magazines, books, DVDs, videos
    • Membership of a birding club or organisation.

Over the next few days I will be writing about some of these things.

Red Wattlebird

Red Wattlebird


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