Birdwatching is a fun activity which you can do in many countries. Going on a birding trip during you holiday it's wise to be well prepared. A good preparation involves wearing comfortable clothing, bringing the right equipment and an open discovering mindset. Before the trip, you could read up about the subject and animals that can be spotted there. With good walking shoes (to avoid blisters), mosquito repellent spray if needed, binoculars and a camera you are ready to go. Make sure these are from high quality and lay well in the hand. These can be a bit on the heavy side but it's a well worth investment to buy or rent and bring on your bird watching holiday.
You have to be well prepared to go on a bird watching trip to make the most out of your time. And it's wise to do you research on what types of birds you may be surprised to find in your destination area as this can enhance your interest and expectations. There is a difference between solely bird watching and taking photos on a higher professional level. Taking photos of unique birds in the wild is difficult. It's recommended to bring a list of possible birds and good equipment. A tripod with a 'monopod' function is very suitable as you can move around fast. And it is easier to place it and take a quick photo. The lenses you bring with you are important. Invest in a sharp high quality lens with plenty of zoom functions and one which is strong and can handle some roughness, especially when you go out in rugged terrain such as forests and mountains to shoot birds.
When it comes to short birding trips, you have wide choices of different destinations. Most of these trips involve an experienced bird watcher or a local expert to guide you around. Even though bird watching takes time, short trips are very common. Think of day trips or trips that last a few days. Day trips usually focus on the early morning hours or the afternoon when birds are usually at their most active. With a guide, you’ll be sure you can get a good look at them. Bird trips are for everyone who wants to enjoy nature and those who love nature and seeing beautiful surroundings.