Many nature lovers consider bird watching a peaceful and relaxing activity that emulates the best of the environment and nature. Bird watching is possible without preparing any equipment, but bringing along the right tools will greatly enhance your experience.
We have put together a list of basic tools to help you prepare for your next bird watching adventure.
Probably the most useful equipment when it comes to bird watching, having a good pair of binoculars will go a long way when trying to spot beautiful birds from a distance. Good binoculars will have magnification capabilities, allowing you to adjust your zoom as you see fit.
Having a field guide to help you identify birds and classify them on the field guide’s illustration and description makes a bird watching experience enlightening and engaging. Explore the different birds you spot as you learn more about them, increasing your appreciation in the moment. When bird watching, always remember to bring a field guide that’s specifically made for the region you’re in so that you’ll be able to spot the right species as per the guide.
Journal and pen
For those who are keen on bird watching and would like to remember what birds you’ve spotted along your adventures, having a journal and pen at hand will help you achieve just that. Jot down the important details so you can identify the birds when you have the time and resources to research after your bird watching endeavour.
An obvious item that can go forgotten, bringing a camera along for your bird watching experience can help you capture amazing moments to enjoy later. It’ll also help you with identifying the different bird species you’ve spotted along the way, especially if you can’t figure them out on the spot.
Having a set of binoculars will be helpful when trying to get a better view of the birds in a general area. But, if you’re trying to spot something specific that is much further in distance, a spotting scope is what you need for a clearer view with more detail.
Bird watching in Weipa
There are approximately 288 bird species in Weipa with 3 being introduced and 3 being globally threatened species.
Jump on a Western Cape Eco Tours that combines both birdwatching and crocodile spotting in Weipa. Not only are the tour guides extremely knowledgeable about wildlife and birdlife in the area, the tour will open your eyes into the history and culture of Weipa.
For the best place to wrap up a great bird watching adventure, head to the Albatross Bay Resort. A meal at the the Deck Restaurant & Bar at the Alby promises the freshest meals in Weipa, including fresh caught seafood as well as a wide range of other delicacies including a Sunday Roast, Wednesdays Trivia Night and $15 T-Bones. Pop by for some Musical Bingo on Fridays, or grab a delicious parmigiana on Parmageddon Thursdays.
Reserve your table at the Albatross Bay Resort by calling (07) 4090 6666.