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Thread #54386   Message #841420
Posted By: GUEST,Don
05-Dec-02 - 10:36 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching
Although I am a "guest", I will have a go.

I used to be a regular birdwatcher, frequently going out to watch and sometimes travelling reasonably long distances. Over the course of over 30 years of birding, I have accumulated a lifelist of 300 species for North America, north of Mexico. It is possible, of course, that some of those 300 identifications would not "stand up to scrutiny."

More recently my life has been such that I virtually never actually "go out birding." We tried maintaining a feeder for a while, but eventually had to give up due to the @*&!% gray squirrels. So now I only watch the birds that I see out the back window, or that I stumble across. Still consider myself a birder, though.

Favorite bird that I have actually seen: Pileated Woodpecker.

Bird that I most wish I could see (but almost certainly never will): Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.