What makes a bird a bird? One of the main characteristics of a bird is its ability to fly. Bird's bodies are specially adapted for flight in unique ways.
The good news is, if you live in North America, finding birds is easy. Get started in your own backyard by planting some bird friendly bushes and a feeder. Remember that to attract birds, all you need is food, water and cover. If you build it, they will come.
Why do we need birds? What good are they? Plenty - is the right answer. Birds are a part of every corner of this world. And their value to the ecosystem is impossible to overstate.
If you are new to birding, there are a few things you'll want to know about in order to get the most out of the hobby.