A New Year of Birding

Did you know that birding is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States?
The American Birding Association lists these reasons for its booming popularity:

It is an inexpensive hobby.

It is convenient – you can bird watch in your backyard or a local park.

You get to spend time outside.

It is interesting and challenging.

It is relaxing.

The concentration and focus are calming.

You meet interesting people.

It keeps you ‘in the moment’.

It involves you in conservation and nature.

I am glad that birding is a year-round hobby. I look forward to wearing my new fingerless mittens on my winter treks. My hummingbird calendar reminds me that warmer days of birdwatching are on the way.


About the author jmankowsky

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United Stares, where I have recently retired from public school teaching after thirty-four years. I am a nature photographer, particularly focusing on the the wide variety of birds to be found in this area. I am a keen supporter of the Massachusetts Audubon and the exceptional work that they do in education and protecting nature. It pleases me that many of the photographs I have posted here have also been displayed on the Wachusett Meadow Audubon in Princeton, MA website. I would love to connect with other primary school teachers in the hope that these photos might be useful in inspiring children to a greater connection with nature.

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