Tips for Identifying Birds
Part of the joy in backyard birding is identifying and keeping track of the birds that come to your yard over the years. With the use of a field guide, birds are identified based on their colors, sizes, shapes and distinguishing field marks. Indispensable for identifying birds, whether they’re backyard visitors or species on your life list; a field guide will also tell us a lot about birds’ habits, diets, unique behaviors, summer and winter ranges, etc. Here are some of our favorite guides.