The observation of birds is a magical pastime which can fill us with joy and enthusiasm. Birds have beautiful colours and songs and their behaviour is a pleasure to observe. They fill the world around us with beautiful sounds, and we can experience calmness and happiness while diving into their world.
Observing birds is simple and can be done by anyone, independent of age or physical condition. Birds are everywhere and we can easily see and hear them everywhere. Birdwatching is an activity which can be done alone or with friends or family, it gives us an opportunity to go out for a walk or enjoy nature in gardens and parks.
The best time during the day are the morning hours and around dusk. During these hours the birds are most active because it's their feeding hour. During noon their activity decreases, especially in summer. The best season to observe birds is springtime, as birds are busy finding partners and feeding their young. However, also during autumn and winter many birds can be observed. Pick a day with good weather conditions: avoid windy days and days with strong rain.
Birds are everywhere! Most species prefer areas with a bit of green, such as parks, squares with bushes and trees, gardens, fields, olive groves and other vegetated areas. Here they find shelter, places to build their nest and lots of food, such as seeds, insects and small invertebrates.
The project "Ornithopolis: studying urban biodiversity together with citizens" is implemented through the Operational Program "Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning" and is co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund) and Greek national funds.
The content of this site is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License unless indicated otherwise.
ZOOLOGICAL MUSEUM – UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS, 2021