Birds of a Feather | Learning the Basics of Birdwatching
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“As you age, it’s ridiculous how fast bird-watching creeps up on you. You spend your whole life being 100 percent indifferent to birds, and then one day you’re like ‘ . . . is that a yellow-rumped warbler?’” Relatable? It is for many people, as that joke turned meme has been shared all over the Internet. There seems to be a chunk of time during adolescence where indifference applies; but for kids and adults, birds often present as mysterious, relatable, and worthy of observation. Imagine the freedom to flit and fly like a songbird, soar like a bird of prey, or skim the water like a seabird. Here, we peck at the surface of an easy-to-start hobby you can practice anywhere, all year round.