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In order to see the maximum number of species, it's important to go birding at different times of the day. Here are the advantages and species you're most likely to see at certain times.

One of the main questions beginning birders always ask is when is the best time of day to go bird watching. The simple answer is any time. As you observe more birds, you learn that different species have specific patterns and times they like to come out. If you’re interested in observing as many species as possible, you will have to go birding at various hours. Here are the different times of day to go birding, what their advantages are and what species you might observe.

Timothy Martinez Jr. is a writer and freelance journalist. His work has been published in The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Remapping Debate in New York City and other publications. He’s been a bird lover since he was young and currently lives in New Orleans, L.A.