Anne Lisette P. Manliclic
Reaction Paper on Bird Watching
I’ve heard about bird watching before and I really wanted to try it. I was glad when we were given a chance to do it in class. Through the discussions, I discovered that there is a large variety of birds flying around UP. I was surprised since I haven’t noticed the different kinds of birds which even reach up to fifty-six, in UP before.
The experience was really fun. I enjoyed searching for and taking pictures of the birds. I realized that I was not observant enough since this was the only time that I really noticed the appearance of each bird. I also learned to appreciate nature through listening to the sounds of the birds and distinguishing the different kinds of chirps and appearances that they have. Being quiet was also something we needed to do in order to see the birds. I also learned about the Random Walk Technique and that the best time to observe the birds is early in the morning. These may have been the factors why I haven’t noticed other kinds of birds before, aside from the Maya.
After the bird watching session, I began to be more observant with the things around me. I started to appreciate and notice the sounds of the birds that I hear. I began to really observe the appearance of the birds that I see. They all looked the same to me before.
The diversity of the birds reflects the biodiversity in nature. It shows the unique characteristics that each creature possesses. These balance nature. It also shows the beauty in our surroundings that we sometimes fail to notice because of being too preoccupied with so many other things. Just observing the nature can serve as a therapy to the stress that we experience daily.