What is Birding?
Birding (also called Birdwatching) is the observation of birds in their natural habitat. Birders go out into their backyards, their community, or even the distant wilds to find and identify birds.
Some birders bring their cameras and attempt to capture these wonderful animals in the middle of interesting behavior, while others are simply content to watch and enjoy birds and nature.
What Do I Need to Start Birding?
The basic birding/birdwatching kit consists of a pair of binoculars, a field guide listing the birds in the local area, and something to write down what kind of bird you've discovered and where you observed it.
Writing down details about birds you've seen but couldn't identify provides a record that can sometimes help you figure out the type of bird later, with help from fellow birders or a detailed search online.
Birding in Connecticut
Birding Resources From The Audubon Society