Normally, when someone says something is “for the birds” you can assume that they mean the idea or subject they are talking about is crazy or outrageous. Bird watching enthusiasts take the phrase to a whole new level.
It is a hobby that they gladly devote their time and money into. It does have its rewards, such as getting out into the fresh air and finding interesting species of birds that appeal to you. The best part is that even the novice can take up the hobby and be immediately rewarded.
If you are new to the whole bird watching lifestyle, then you are going to need some guidance and help. This website has everything that a newbie might need. It offers tips on how to bird watch, how to set up bird feeders to attract birds to your yard and even has a store where you can purchase the right equipment you might need.
As mentioned above, if you do not really care for bird watching out in the forest or on birding tours, you can always set up bird feeders in your own yard. The birds will come in to eat and if you have provided special housing for them, they may even nest. This gives you a chance to observe how the birds parent their young. Just remember that different birds require different types of enticement.