Bird Watching While Camping

When any family goes on a camping holiday, it can feel like you are really getting back to nature but for an ultimate vacation, there is nothing better than partaking in some bird watching during your well-earned break.

Essentially, when you go camping, you are almost certainly going to be in the countryside so this will mean many different varieties of birds available to see from the comfort of your tent.

This is one situation where you won’t need to travel far to find what you are looking for, in any place in the country, the birds are going to come to you with a range of natural habitats such as hills and rivers.

For the best holiday, camping and bird watching combined is a very popular option, which can relax even the most stressed out of people. Little work is required and seeing such stunning creatures surrounding the area, it cannot help put a smile on your face. It is truly breathtaking the difference the presence of making different birds can make.

One thing that you should remember, even if it’s an afternoon hike or a week long camping trip, you always want to make sure that you have an emergency pack that has a first aid kit, flint and tac light.  You can get these kits at any camping store or piece it together yourself.

Tripsavvy has a great first aid check list for camping and I would highly recommend a compact but powerful flashlight like the x700 tactical flashlight

Bird Spotting While on a Hike

It is said that when you go for a hike, this is the best opportunity you will get to see some of the most beautiful birds that live in the area. It is a chance for you to enjoy the scenery while keeping an eye out for birds.

The most common birds you are likely to come across range from the following:

  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Swallows
  • Pigeons
  • Sparrows
  • Herons
  • Swans
  • Grebes

These are to name a few but there are over 1100 different species that can be spotted and apart from binoculars it is important to have a book of all the common birds because it will be impossible to remember so many species at once.

As mentioned previously, it is vital to bear in mind that different seasons will affect the types of birds that you can expect to see and to be honest, if you go camping in the middle of winter then you are a bit mad.

The best time to do any bird watching is in either the spring or summer. In the spring, the first chicks will be born and this means the entire bird population will be a lot bigger, which means that you will have more of a chance of seeing many different varieties of birds.

Which Birds to Expect and When

It can sometimes be very difficult trying to predict which birds are going to be available at a particular time of year and it is, therefore, best to try to look into this, most of the time, individuals are happy to see any birds but for the biggest enthusiasts, only particular species will do.

Many great websites can help you work out the best time to go camping for bird watching holidays. It is very easy to plan a break around the season you want in order to produce the ultimate, relaxing experience. It is something you will remember and cherish for years to come.