Safety During Bird Watching
Safety must always be on your mind when you go bird watching. To help you along, here are some tips you should consider.
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#1 Dec 27, 2008
Be careful when photographing birds. Once when I was tracking an Elegant Trogan in Arizona, I took my eyes off trail. While walking quietly towards the bird, I stumbled right into the path of a bear. Luckily, I chose to take a photo of it and the flash scared it away. I think I would have been a meal if the flash didn't go off.
Another danger- human predators! Never go walking isolated trails without a firearm. It's good to have the rangers number, but it may take him a long time to get to you and you are ultimately responsible for your own safety. We are now able to exercise our second amendment right in national parks and wildlife refuges.
I also take a two-way radio when camping with my boyfriend and I go walking alone. We both have them on at all times when seperated. I also carry a cell phone, water and snacks.
#2 Jan 22, 2009
Be safe out there.... NO MORE ACCIDENTS OK ?
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