CNN Discovers Birdwatching

In a story entitled Birdwatching Hobby Takes Flight the CNN Travel section explores the aspects and virtues of what we birders and birdwatchers like to do. Highlights of the story include:

  • Birdwatching is now a hobby of 47.8 million Americans
  • Wildlife watching is up 8 percent from 2000 to 2006
  • Hunting and fishing declined in popularity over the same period

Fall migration is in full swing right now, so get out there somewhere, be it your backyard or far afield,  and enjoy it!