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Galapagos Project #1

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danielle kindel

on 3 January 2013

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Bird Watching Techniques Birds #1 Keep your eye on the bird #4 Make note of facial marking and bill characteristics #8 Determine feeding habits "Every moment of viewing time is precious." You can jot down some quick notes, but try to watch the bird for as long as possible. #2 Listen for calls and song This is one of the best identification tools #3 Estimate general size and shape This is especially important on the islands because the size and shape of the beak is often the easiest way to determine the type of finch. #5 Look for wing bars and tail shape #6 Observe leg color and length #7 Study movement and flight patterns #9 Describe habit, region, and climate #10 Record your observations Write ANYTHING that you noticed How To Use Binoculars http://animals.about.com/od/birding/tp/birdidtips.htm Focusing your binoculars Adjust the distance between the barrels to fit the width of your eyes. Focus with both eyes open by turning the central focus wheel If the binoculars are not totally focused, keep trying Finding the bird Look with your naked eye first, then slowly bring the binoculars up to your eyes. Practice makes perfect! Tip: Always keep the binoculars clean Galapagos Penguins Waved Albatross Red-Billed Tropic Bird Brown Pelican Blue-footed Booby Nazca Booby Red-footed Booby Frigate bird Great Blue Heron Yellow-Crowned Night Heron Common Egret Cattle Egret Galapagos Hawk Darwin's Finches
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