Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 by Travel_and_Outdoors
We are really lucky in California. Our mild climate lets us be active outside all year round.
Many people like to go hiking and explore the natural beauty of our area, but have you ever tried to go birding?
The National Audubon Society is conducting its annual bird count right now, but birding can be done in a more informal way, too. Look with the naked eye, through binoculars or listen for bird sounds. It is also a great activity for families, who would like to introduce their kids to nature.
Check out these books from the library to learn more:
A conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching featuring quirky full-color illustrations. Portrays dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types.
Shares strategies for expanding one's awareness of bird communication and maintaining a non-threatening presence in natural environments, explaining the sounds and behaviors that reflect various bird warnings, feelings, and messages.