I’m not an avid birdwatching enthusiast but I do have an appreciation for all living creatures, including the feathered/winged variety.
I ‘ve used my copy of “An Instant Guide to Birds” to identify about twenty different species which I’ve come across in North America.
My favorite bird, which I seem to recognize most audibly, is the Northern Red Cardinal. It has a distinguishing sound. TWEET tweet-tweet-tweet-tweet!