The Birding Pack
Binoculors, spotting scope, with tripod, notepad and field guides
are the major things required for bird watching. Cameras
size and focal length are an inseperable part of Bird Watching.
There are top notch Binoculors like Zeiss Victory FL 8x32 and Nikon
. There are certain things one should count before buying a
binocular - easy to handle and lightweight, good focus even with one hand,
true colors, good for both feeders and butterflies, closing as close as 18
inches (thats the closest you can get), smooth focus knob, fast focus,
bright, sharp and free from fringing.
On the top of all the binocular
should have generous warranty service.
are the supporters for birdwatcing cameras, are usually a
little heavy to stop the disturbances from air, but are light enough to be
carried from one place to another.One should compare the height of the
tripod with himself as a tripod usually fits the users height. Avoid tripods
with centre columns adjusted to cranks as they usually make noise. Monopods
are useful only with still cameras or video cameras.
make for the main equipment for bird watching. Brightness,
waterproof, mettalic, resolution, apertures, compact, light, maneuverable
are the main features one should be looking for while buying a spotting
scope. Some of the best at present are Carl Zeiss Diascope 85T FL, Swarovski
ATS80 scope Swarovksi ATS80 HD and Pentax PF-80ED Pentax PF-80ED-A .
Places For Birdwatching In India
Ladakh, Himacha. Nanda Devi, Madhya Pradesh,
Rajastan are some of the places which are best known bird watching grounds
in India. Here is a list of the popular National Parks and Sancturies in
Notable Birdwatchers and Ornithologists Of India
Salim Ali - Father Of Indian Ornithologists
Induchoodan, Indian environmentalist and ornithologist