If the early bird catches the worm, does the early birder catch the best view? Find out why birds are so active and vocal around dawn.
Tips and info on how to bird watch
Are you new to bird watching or wanting to improve the skills you already have?
We offer lots of tips on how to get started, develop your knowledge and understanding, and find out for yourself the benefits of birding.
We also feature information on bird identification, including their habits and how they behave in different weather conditions.
Find out how birds manage to sleep upright without falling off their perches, and discover what nests are really for. Hint: not for sleeping!
In which climates are cloudy days of benefit to birds, and when might clouds cause them difficulties flying or foraging?
Do all birds fit the traditional roles of males singing and females building the nest? Discover the exceptions and the reasons why.
Bird watching in rainy weather is worth it when you and your equipment are well prepared. Find out which birds are active and where to look.
Wondering why you rarely see birds of prey out with the rest of the dawn chorus? We assess the best time of day or season to see raptors.
When you know what time birds go to sleep and their quirky sleeping habits, it’s easier to plan how and where to go to observe them.
It must be easy being a bird, just having to catch an occasional worm, right? What do birds actually do with their time on a typical day?
Looking through binoculars seems like it will be a simple task, but there are secrets to getting the most out of yours when bird watching.