Normally, CCFEW volunteers are at the registration table answering questions and organizing walks and door prizes. This year, we are producing videos that attempt to answer some of the most common questions we hear and also point you in the direction of resources that will help you get started in birding when you don’t have an in-person guide to help. So, whether you are a beginner or just want to improve your skills and knowledge, here are some videos to get you going.
The first video covers binoculars, cameras, and more.
The second one is completely devoted to the Merlin bird identification app. This free app (for iOS and Android) from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a must-have for anyone who wants to identify the birds around them.
The third video covers the most useful websites and smartphone apps to get you started or up your game in birding. We look at 3 of the most well-known electronic field guides versus Merlin. We also look at BirdNET, which is like Shazam for bird songs. It can help you identify those birds you hear, but can’t see - a growing problem as the trees leaf-out. Finally it looks at 3 of the most ueseful websites for getting started in finding and identifying birds.