Find the best birdwatching lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to birdwatch. Birdwatching is the study and observation of birds as a recreational activity. Birdwatching can be done with the naked eye, but many birdwatchers use binoculars and cameras to observe the birds, identify the species, and take photos, if doing so will not disturb the animal. A large component of birdwatching lies in using auditory senses, as most birds are easier to detect through the sounds they make. People can also take birdwatching tours, led by a professional guide, to learn more about the birds in their natural habitats.