Use 8x binoculars instead of the 10x ones.Mozart Mark Dedeaux, the Education Coordinator for the Pascagoula River Audubon Center says that too much magnification can actually make it more difficult to sight birds. If you’re shopping, to get you started, here’s one article on best binoculars for under $100.Researching more before purchasing is recommended.
Look for movement before raising your binoculars, then bring them up and zero in.
According to wildlife photographer P. Chris Christofferson, mornings and evenings are the best times to spot birds.Birds tend to feed more in mornings and afternoons, but Chris points out another bonus:the light at those times of day is “spectacular.”
Little Blue Heron - Waveland Marsh, photo by P. Chris Christofferson