How do you prepare to observe animals in the woods?

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Watching animals in their natural habitat is a very interesting experience. However, if you want to take full pleasure from it, you need to prepare yourself properly. We suggest how to do it.

Good binoculars and a camera are essential

Binoculars will allow you to see what you cannot see with the naked eye. This is why you should definitely equip yourself with binoculars if you want to observe animals in the forest. The most important criterion when choosing binoculars is the type. There are quite a few of them available, so you can choose a universal model or a more specialized one. Which binoculars are best for you? The safest option will be the universal binoculars. As the name suggests, these are binoculars that you can use in many situations. The most versatile binoculars are the 8×42, which are waterproof, have anti-fog coating on the inside and good quality multi-coated optics.

You can also choose a more professional model, i.e. binoculars designed specifically for nature observation. With such binoculars, you will be able to admire even shy or dangerous animals. These wildlife viewing devices are often equipped with a tripod. They are also characterized by high magnification and bright optics with multi-layer anti-reflective coatings. If you want to observe also in the evening, it is worth investing in a model with a larger objective lens, for example 50 mm. Popular versions of binoculars for nature observation are the 8×42, 10×42 or 10×50 models.

If you are looking for the perfect binoculars for observing animals in the woods, be sure to visit the website of hunting accessories manufacturer PARD.

In addition to binoculars, it’s also a good idea to bring a camera with you. Especially at the beginning it can be difficult to determine the species of an animal, and the reason for this is very simple – many of them are very shy individuals. A camera is therefore very useful for capturing and documenting your observation and later checking the species.

Comfortable clothes and shoes

When going to the forest to observe wild animals, it is also a good idea to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. It is often the case that despite your original plans to conduct stationary observations, your outing may end up being a few kilometers walk. Comfortable men’s trekking shoes that do not rub and are tested and comfortable will therefore be very useful. It would be good if the shoes are also waterproof. In terms of clothing, remember the famous “onion” method. Additionally, it is always a good idea to carry a rain jacket with a hood.

When it comes to clothes for observing animals in the forest, their color is also very important. When going to the field, try to match the colors of clothing to those found in the environment in which you will conduct observations. Avoid colors that strongly contrast with the natural space and those bright. On a trip to the woods it will be better to wear a black jacket (ideally a morocco one) than a blue or red one

Atlas of birds and other animals observed

At the beginning of your adventure with observing animals in the forest, it is also worth getting an atlas. It will help you correctly mark the species of birds or other animals you observe. This is a great solution that will make the observation not only a nice, but also an educational experience.

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