Give it a go, Art! If everyone photographed birds with film, I think we could keep Kodachrome and Ilfochrome in production for a long time!
I think most bird photographers start out as birders and pick up photography as a way of recording their sightings, but I went the other way, and started photographing birds a few years ago, because I was curious about what all those eccentric people in Manhattan were looking at with their binoculars. It's amazing how many people live here (I was one of them!) without realizing that they are in the middle of this incredible natural phenomenon--the Eastern Flyway--that's been going on for thousands of years in spite of all human development, and they might not even know it's happening.