You won’t believe this, but there are people who would rather watch I Love Lucy reruns than observe the live birds in their own backyards. Really!
Our feathered friends will visit often for a drink of water and a few crumbs. They’ll even sing for their supper!
You can see birds without investing a dime or you can buy a pair of binoculars. They cost anywhere from thousands down to a pair by Tasco for less than $30. My favorites are Nikon 8×42 A211 Aculons. Shop around and you’ll find them for $70.
This month, our friends at Georgia’s State Parks make birding easy and enjoyable. All you need is a passion for these gorgeous creations.
- Close Encounters of the Bird Kind: Saturdays, 1 – 2 p.m. Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge, Dawsonville, GA.
- Morning Bird Watches: Sunday, March 23, 8 a.m. Crooked River State Park, St. Marys, GA
- Backyard Birding: Sunday, March 9, 8:30 a.m. High Falls State Park, Jackson, GA
- Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk: Saturday, March 15, 1 p.m. Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge, GA
Locate an elusive ivory-billed woodpecker and you’ll be the life of the party!