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Bird watching tips

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Bird watching Tips

Be dressed in dark colour top and bottom with a hat. dark green is best for tropical rain forests.

Pair of binoculars will be an advantage.

most of the birds are more active in the morning and evening than sunny afternoons

walk in small groups (3-7) , but don't try solo in wilderness areas. 

canopy opens are more useful than dark trails.

always follow the feeding flocks specially in wet zone.

home garden is the best place for beginners.. use safe place to feeding birds

bird calls are very useful  for experienced birders.

use voice recorders to capture there calls, compare with pre recorded bird calls to identify them   

don't harm or disturb birds, their habitats or nests.

use a field note book and sketch the bird, use a good guide book for identification. 


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Nilantha Vishvanath
Young Biologist's Association, National Museum of the Natural History, Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.