Birdwatching, or birding, is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity or citizen science. It can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhancement device like binoculars and telescopes, by listening for bird sounds, or by watching public webcams. Birdwatching often involves a significant auditory component, as many bird species are more easily detected and identified by ear than by eye. Most birdwatchers pursue this activity for recreational or social reasons, unlike ornithologists, who engage in the study of birds using formal scientific methods
Some Birds Spotted On A recent Trip
Our last hike saw us encounter some amazing birds. Here are three that stood out to me and some information on them!
Bird-watching in Bali, in 2017 Dermot travelled to Bali for bird-watching and diving.
While not a noted island for bird-watching it has some fantastic species such as the Bali Starling which was one of the highlights of the trip along with the Javan Banded Pita and Scopes Owl.
Loop Head Peninsula
The Loop Head Peninsula in the West of Ireland is a fantastic birding location.
The fields along the coast road give regular sightings of Choughs, Ravens, Stonechats, Whimbrel and Curlew in the Winter time along with good chances of seeing Hen Harrier, and Peregrine Falcon.