When you are looking for new things that you can do in order to enjoy the outdoors, one thing you might want to consider is bird watching; after all – although it might seem like a “boring” or “pointless” activity to some – bird watching gives you the perfect excuse to get outdoors and into nature, while also giving you something to do while you are out there! But as simple as the act of bird watching is, you cannot simply go out into the forest and just start looking for birds; before you can get started, there are a few specific things you will need, and a few specific things you will need to know!The most important thing in the arsenal of any bird watcher is their binoculars; if you live in or near a city and will be going into some smaller forests and nature preserves, you will be able to get away with a less-than-spectacular set of binoculars, but if you live in an area with a lot of wildlife, you will want to make sure you get a powerful set of binoculars so you will be sure to not miss a thing. @@AMAZONWIDGET;binoculars;1079730@@. You will need a bird watching journal in order to both know and keep track of all the things you have seen; a good bird watching journal – such as the @@AMAZONTEXT;B003IWYKEY;National Geographic Birders Journal@@ – will tell you what birds you are seeing, and will also allow you to mark the birds you have seen. And one of the things that many people fail to think about when it comes to bird watching is the clothes they have ready for their jaunts through the forests; you will want to make sure you have sturdy, lightweight pants for the summer, and all throughout the year you will want to make sure you have good, comfortable walking or hiking shoes. After you have added all these things to your pile of possessions, you will be ready to start experimenting with bird watching, and you will have everything you need to enjoy it to the fullest!