Bird watching is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity. Bird watching can be done either with naked eyeor through a visual enhancement devices like binoculars and telescopes or by listening for bird sounds. Birding promotes the ecotourism and protects the biodiversity.

Thousands of people who earn their livings through ecotourism obviously want to see their livelyhood being conserved, thus increasing the chance that more of the world's biodiversity will infact be protected for generatiion to come. Recent research published in the journal Environmental Conservation by Duan Biggsa Birding Ecotour associate portrays how tour operators play an important role in conservation , while contributing to the local economy and enjoying a healthy life style close to nature.