Birdwatching is a hobby that consists of watching birds, many people enjoy it as a small hobby by just watching birds in their gardens. Others take it much more seriously, buying equipment, making notes and traveling to different locations to view rarer birds. Birdwatchers go to different locations to view different birds, parks, woods and wetlands will all have different species and are also good places to view birds.


Possibly the most important piece of kit for birdwatching would be binoculars or fieldscopes, fieldscopes are very similar to binoculars but they are better for use over a long period of time looking at the same thing, a nest for example, as the can be mounted in various ways, including on a tripod, which also makes them better for use in a hide. Hides should be well camouflaged and out of the way of the birds.