These simple Laws, which every birder will experience at some point, were put together by  Cody Burkett, of Phoenix, AZ.

 The First Law of Birding

The greater the time spent searching for a rarity, the greater the chances it will be sitting on your car when you return to the parking lot.

The Second Law of Birding

There are two sides of a tree; the side facing you and the side where the bird is.

The Third Law of Birding

When you see the bird that you have always wanted to see, it will be in the last spot you thought of looking for it.

The Fourth Law of Birding

The best bird seen during a trip is usually seen in bad light, isn’t calling or singing, is seen for less than a second, and is the last bird of the trip.