Every week we sharpen our birding skills, thanks to reader questions. This week, Phil from South Dakota asks...
"I've been birding for a few years but seem to have reached an impasse; I don't really see any new birds or learn anything new when I go out. How can I take my birding to the next level?"
There is always more to learn about birds, and even experienced birders can always find something new to enjoy. To kick your birding up a notch, first be sure you aren't making any common birding mistakes that could be lowering your experiences. Then try new birding tricks like...
Of course, there are always more tips to be a better birder - the most important one, of course, is to just keep birding! The more you practice, the better you'll become and the more you'll enjoy birds.
Do you have a birding question to ask? Submit it to be featured in an upcoming Mailbag Monday!
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