What birdwatching is

Birdwatching is an English word which refers to the activity of watching birds in their natural environment. It was not pure chance that the English coined a special word to give this hobby a name. Actually in the North of Europe and America birdwatching is widely practised at various levels; in Italy instead it is still unusual to meet people armed with binoculars looking longingly towards bushes or the sky in search of little birds or birds of prey.

What you need

It is easy to start birdwatching, all you need is spirit of observation, curiosity and very few tools, namely a pair of binoculars and a guidebook to the identification of birds in the open. Today you can find a pair of binoculars in almost every home and it is possible to buy tools of good quality at reasonable prices. As regards guidebooks, luckily the best European guidebooks have been translated into Italian and can easily be bought or found.