On a recent afternoon, a group of birds were gathered on a hilltop overlooking a busy road.
It was one of the few spots around where I could catch some rare bird species in my backyard.
The only problem was, I wasn’t quite sure what to call them.
Birders are often called birders, because they collect, photograph and record wildlife.
It’s a tricky word to explain to a non-bird person, and it’s not easy to describe exactly what it is they do.
“You could call them an expert,” said Rachel Sussman, a wildlife photographer who lives in Texas.
She’s the co-author of the new book, Birds on a Plate, about the birds she sees.
“They know a lot about wildlife, but what I call them is experts.”
The book aims to help birders get a handle on what’s going on in their backyard.
“There’s a lot of misinformation about what birding is,” Sussmans said.
“It’s really important to get out there and see these animals.
You don’t have to be a professional photographer to see these species.”
Here are some of the basics you need to know about birding.
Birding is a passion.
Bird watchers have a deep understanding of animals and habitats, but sometimes it can be hard to define what exactly birding means to them.
“We tend to define ourselves in terms of how we use the internet and social media, but I think it’s more about our experiences,” Sossmans said, noting that the internet can be a powerful tool for sharing birding photos.
“The internet can bring the whole world into the picture.”
Birders have a unique perspective because they’re usually at the forefront of research, said Sussmann, who has photographed the rare species that are at the heart of her research.
“I think what birders love is seeing these creatures, and seeing how they live,” she said.
But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to follow up on what a particular species looks like in the wild.
In her book, Sussmas also explores how birders are able to capture the diversity of birds and the habitats that they inhabit.
“When you’re out there photographing wildlife, you really have to understand how they move, how they breathe, what their flight patterns are,” she explained.
“All these things that you see on your computer screen are not necessarily accurate.
That’s the challenge with birding.”
Sussmans book also explores the challenges faced by birders when it comes to keeping records of the species that they photograph.
“If you don’t record it in the field, it’s hard to be sure,” she told ABC News.
“What happens when you lose a bird, what happens when the bird dies, the bird doesn’t go away?
You don�t have a record, and that is a big barrier for most birders.”
Birds have evolved a lot over time.
Bird life is different now than it was 100 years ago.
Birds are bigger, and their brains have become more developed.
“A lot of birds have evolved over the years,” Sessmans said of birds.
Sessman said birds also have a lot more information than they did 100 years back. “
For instance, they can have four to five different species in a family, and there are more than 300 species in North America today.”
Sessman said birds also have a lot more information than they did 100 years back.
“Most of us didn’t know what the term ‘bird’ was, and I think people just don’t really know how to define a bird,” she added.
But we can say that the term bird is a way of describing an animal, and when you look at birds as a whole, we can see that they are more diverse than we realized.”
Birdlife is diverse.
There are thousands of species of birds, Sessmans said.
And while some species may be seen only once in a lifetime, others have a long history of surviving in the natural world.
For example, her book includes the giant pteropod, a bird that lived hundreds of millions of years ago and is the oldest bird on Earth.
The bird is so old that it still has some of its feathers in place, she said, and birds have been living there for millions of times.
“These birds are still around,” she noted.
“Every year, we have millions of these birds.
It is a little bit hard to describe, but it’s really interesting.”
You can learn a lot from birds that you only see once.
The birds in the book are all unique, but they all share a lot in common.
“So many of these species live on the edge of the wild, and those are the birds that we