Resources

We want to make birding and the outdoors accessible to all! We are compiling a list of resources to answer some of the questions we are commonly asked. If you have other resources you'd like to share or questions you'd like to ask, please reach out at bruinbirdingclub@gmail.com

What binoculars should I buy?

If you're looking to purchase binoculars, we recommend taking a look at the National Audubon Society's guide to binoculars. They have suggestions for a variety of budgets. But remember, you don't need binoculars to have a great time birding! Also, if you come to our events, we are happy to loan you binoculars.

What resources are available to birders with disabilities?

The Birdability website is a great resource with information on adaptive birding equipment, suggestions for birding with low vision, and a map that details information about the trails, restrooms, and other access at different birding sites. Anyone who birds is welcome to submit information about the sites they visit to the Birdability map.

How do I use eBird?

We put together a guide you can follow, with links to instructional videos.

Can birding be a mindfulness practice?

We think so! Take a look at these activities and resources.

Do you have activities I can use to engage my kids with birds and the outdoors?

Check out our virtual box of family-friendly activities, available in English and Spanish, to help families to explore the outdoors together.