Adventures in Bird Watching: Cheep, Cheep Thrills

Bird watching
Bird watching

If the Great Recession finds you putting hobbies on hold in the name of the family budget, maybe it's time to let imagination take wing and get hooked on something that's wild, free and well, "cheep": ornithology, or in layman's terms, bird watching. Score one for the checkbook.

In fact, it's a hobby that allows beginning ornithologists of all ages to make meaningful contributions to science.