Some of the best birding can be done alone, but birding with a friend has some extra rewards. For instance, having an extra pair of eyes and ears increases the likeliness of finding birds. You can share duties of lugging around a scope or handling the birdPod. Often you have more incentive to bird longer with a friend and you can benefit from their hidden talents of being a great “pisher” or perfect imitator of a Barred Owl.
Of course, sometimes when you bird with a friend you’ll spend more time chatting and find less Chats!