and bird watching
Bird Wildlife Holidays, Birding Holidays, New
Zealand, Antarctica, Scotland, Cambrian
a fantastic opportunity to become a true ecotourist.
Watching bird wildlife holidays will fit the ecotourism
definition in several ways - by seeing the wildlife
in it's natural environment and by adventure travels
throughout the world.
course, to get the best out of this, you would
really need to know that you have some interest
in bird wildlife. It could become a pretty boring
experience if you end up in the middle of nowhere
with a group of enthusiastic ornothologists. But
there are many levels of enthusiasm and many levels
of interest amongst the enthusiasts. So, talk
to some of the experts about watching bird wildlife
holidays and keep an open mind.
travel - the
breeding support programmes
forum on bird breeding support
breeding birds and bird nesting - add your support
to the bird breeding support programmes throughout
the world. This is an excellent starting point
which will inspire you to become a true ecotourist.
There are links to live webcams but don't forget
that birds tend to nest in the spring relating
to that country. If you travel across the equator,
then the seasons will be opposite.
for bird watching & bird spotting
or borrow some binoculars for birds more than
a few metres away.
a guidebook of the birds for the area you are
going to which will help identify the birds you
see. The book should have a diagram of the main
parts of a bird – it helps to learn these
as soon as you can. CD-ROMS are good for using
at home, especially if they include bird songs-songs
dull green or brown clothes if you are going out
- you need to look like grass or a bush! Dress
to keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
forget to take something to eat and drink on your
bird watching holiday.
At the chosen place can you see birds without
staring into the sun? If it is by the sea, will
the tide be OK for what you want to see?
you have a dog, take it for a walk some other
time - It will be bored by bird watching and might
frighten the birds away.
Keep a diary of your bird watching. Note down
what you have seen each day - remember to put
the name of the place, date and time at the top
of each page. If you are by the sea, note if the
tide was in or out.
you can’t work out what you are looking
at, make notes and draw a diagram.
Note what sort of bird it is - duck, heron, small
brown land bird? Compare it with something you
know. Note down what it was doing. Use your notes
to check on the internet or ask someone else to
identify the bird.
most important piece of advice I can give, is
to book your bird watching wildlife holiday adventure
through a specialist watching bird wildlife holidays
agent like Heatherlea
do insist on asking questions before booking to
establish their knowledge of ecotourism activities
and the sensitivities involved in watching bird
birding holidays in New Zealand, Antarctica, Scotland
Birds in the UK