Bored with the monotony of city life, are you heading for the first birding trip ever in your life? If yes, then I am sure you are extremely excited. I remember I could not sleep two nights prior to my first birding trip. The happiness of exploring a new place which is less frequented than other tourist spots in the world, watching birds from close, learning new things about endemic species- I could barely hold the excitement inside. It is during my first birding tour that I got to connect with many fellow birders as well. Some of them traveled with me for several times. Despite being in touch from a distance, they kept providing with some helpful guidance tips from time to time. Some of them actually told me about many pitfalls that a birder can make to ruin his experience along with others. Since then, I have been extremely careful while going for bird watching.
Birding is very different from any other traveling. During this trip, you get a chance to explore the natural habitat of birds to get a closer look at their life and activities. That is why you need to be extra careful too. So, if you have collaborated with China Birding Tour or any other organization in various corners of the world, then it is necessary for you to know about the pitfalls so that you can avoid them during your trip. Here, we have put together the pitfalls for you. Take a look at the following points.
Going for a birding tour is not about showing off what fancy clothes you have in various colors. It is not a place to flaunt your fashion statement during traveling either. You have to stick to the earthy hues so that you can easily camouflage with the background. Since you will be entering the natural habitat of birds, it is obvious that they will see your existence as a threat to them. That is why mingling with the natural background is better so that you remain unnoticed by the birds. But if you are wearing bright colored clothes or even white, it will easily stand out from the background, giving away your presence. As a result, the birds will be scared and fly away, therefore destroying the whole purpose of the trip.
As you are in the natural habitat of the birds and trying to mingle with the natural background, you have to be as much still as possible. You have to be extremely patient so that you and your fellow birders can enjoy bird watching without any hindrance. A bit of a sudden movement on your part can scare off the birds. So, avoid moving a lot while bird watching.
Too Much of Sound
Your focus should be on preventing all kinds of sounds that can alert the birds about your existence. But often many new birders start shouting, cheering or whistling in happiness. It is totally understandable that you are very happy. But for that, you must not ignore this basic thumb rule of birding and ruin this wonderful experience for other fellow birders too.
So, now as you know about these three pitfalls keep them in mind and try to avoid them while setting out for Yunnan Birding Tours. Explore the uncharted territories for birds and come back with amazing memories.