Birdwatching often involves a significant auditory component, as many bird species are more easily detected and identified by ear than by eye.
Hundreds of bird species may be seen at these hot spots and many more across the city, and the variety changes constantly throughout the year. They have allowed us to make some of the chapters in their book the basis for this section of our website.We then proceeded to update each birding location in New York City, working with knowledgeable naturalists, many of whom provided information for the book in 2001.Generally, self-described birders perceive themselves to be more versed in minutiae like identification (aural and visual), molt, distribution, migration timing, and habitat usage. A hobby in which individuals enjoy the challenge of bird study, listing, or other general activities involving bird life. A rather ambiguous term used to describe the person who watches birds for any reason at all, and should not be used to refer to the serious birder.Whereas these dedicated birders may often travel specifically in search of birds, birdwatchers have been described by some enthusiasts as having a more limited scope, perhaps not venturing far from their own yards or local parks to view birds. The acceptable term used to describe the person who seriously pursues the hobby of birding. Twitching is a British term used to mean "the pursuit of a previously located rare bird." In North America it is more often called chasing, though the British usage is starting to catch on there, especially among younger birders.