One of the most relaxing hobbies out there is birdwatching. It is a form of recreational activity where observing various birds in their natural habitat is the reward in itself.
A step above birdwatchers are birders. Birders are considered to have a more scientific approach to birdwatching, what with their detailed knowledge of bird species and behaviors plus their willingness to search far and wide in their pursuit of rare birds.
Catering to both amateur birdwatchers and serious birders is this website that's totally devoted to our avian friends and the conservation of their habitat.
Birdnote.org is a cool site dedicated to the world of birdwatching, birding, nature conservation and, of course, the birds themselves.
What started out in 2004 as a side project of the non-profit bird conservation group Seattle Audubon Society, BirdNote came into its own as a two-minute radio program in 2005 and as a full-fledged organization in 2006.
BirdNote.org was put up as a companion website to the BirdNote radio program and with the help of bird-loving volunteers, scientific advisors, photographers and writers, it provides a wealth of information for anyone willing to delve deeper into the world of birding and birdwatching.
Here you can find stories, videos, sound recordings and photos of rare and hard-to-spot birds you may not have the opportunity to see in your lifetime. If you're apt to learn more about birds like the Bohemian Waxwing, the Black-headed Grossbeak or the Northern Flicker, then this site is definitely for you.
Birdnote.org also features live webcam streams of nests and feeders. If you like real-time footage of birds in a natural setting, these are worth checking out. It's virtual bird watching right in the comforts of your own home or office!
Fans of the BirdNote radio show will also be pleased to know that the site has an archive of its past radio programs where you can listen to or download the two-minute vignettes or subscribe to their podcast feed.
If you want to take a short break from the rigors of the day and are fascinated with the rich world of birds and birdwatching, visit and bookmark BirdNote.org now.