Travel guide: Checklist for your birding adventure

You are about to experience your first birding adventure in the Peruvian rainforest or in world-famous Kruger National Park? Here you can find an overview of some simple but yet important things each birding participant should consider.

Travel Guide

It’s about time: Your first birding experience in the depths of the Peruvian jungle, inKruger National Park or at another unique nature site is shortly about to begin. Before you can get started, there are some simple but important things that every prospective birding participant should keep in mind. In the following overview you can find a summary:

Birding equipment:

  • Spotting scope (monocular observation telescope)
  • Tripod
  • Binoculars
  • Dry cloth/cleaning cloth for cleaning the lens
  • Bird identification book
  • Notebook
  • Camera
  • Counting clock, if necessary
  • GPS device, if applicable
  • Weatherproof clothing (rain, cold or sun protection, depending on weather conditions)
  • Solid footwear
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Stool
  • Energy-rich food / snacks
  • Hot beverages

Birding rules of conduct

  • The protection and integrity of animals and natural habitats has top priority.
  • Do not disturb or feed wild animals.
  • Since many animals react very shy towards humans, speaking in a loud voice, sudden movements or wearing bright clothes are to be avoided.
  • When carrying dogs, they must be kept on a leash.
  • Waste must be properly disposed of (everything that is brought along will also be taken away again).
  • Birding is a team sport, so consideration for your team members is essential.
  • Many birds can only be recognized by their singing – so keep your eyes AND your ears open

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