My ideas about bird watching and photography are my own and they work for me. They will not work for everyone and people will disagree with some of my methods
because they do things different ways. What works for one person is not always best for anyone else and there is no real wrong way to do things, as long as a few basics that should always be
applied and adhered to are indeed applied and adhered to.
There are a few points that need to be observed when observing that cannot be argued. These include human laws recorded on paper and moral laws. These inalienable laws are:
These points are further elaborated on by the American Birding Association but should be applied during any time spent in nature.
Richard Crossley has written that you have to either be a birder or a photographer when you go out into nature to look for birds. This idea can extend to other animals or nature in general. The power of observation is in the hands of the person that decides to go outside no matter how you see yourself. As an observer I have a number of points that I keep in mind as I am heading out.
Identification, Photography, and Witnessing Birds
Just a few quick points that I follow when identifying birds:
Just a few quick points that I follow when photographing birds for the best photos: