Compact or DSLR

If your wanting to get bird photos it would be best to buy a DSLR, with a couple of kit lenses, all the major brands have slr's with these kit lenses. The same goes for your macro photography. I have a Pentax K10 slr that came with a Pentax lens, I have since added a Sigma 500mm zoom and will be adding a macro to the collection. The slr cameras and lenses are more expensive but in the long run you have more options and will get better photos. I hope this helps.