United States of America
The world of birding came upon me gradually, beginning as early as I can remember listening to and imitating the calls of Cardinals in the backyard. As a child I remember paging through a dusty old field guide in amazement at all the colors and varieties of birds. Family camping trips with my birdwatching relatives fueled the slow burning ember. At about age 18 I purchased a field guide for my Dad who was wanting to start a new hobby. I couldn't put the book down. I absorbed everything I could read. I happily identified birds in my backyard and on my many outdoor hikes and fishing trips with my family. Fate brought a birding mentor into my life who introduced me to a whole other side to this hobby. My first Big Day brought me 70+ life birds, fanning the flame into a blaze. I have been passionate about birding ever since. I've traipsed through chigger-infested grass, climbed the bluffs of the Ozarks, gotten stuck tire-deep in the mud of the Arkansas river bottoms, and have ventured to Florida, Wisconsin, and Arizona with many states in between to bird with my sister and cousin. I look forward to this lifelong passion that will bring many more adventures.
Having enjoyed birding on and off throughout most of my life in the UK, I moved to Western Australia in May 2009, and am slowly trying to get to know the birds here.
Dumfries and Galloway
Birding for 40yrs having lived in Norfolk and Suffolk origionally from Lancs, and now living in Scotland, also trying my hand at photography.........say no more!.
Started birdin at 9. My patch thru my teens and to late twenties were the marshes of Frodsham in Cheshire..in 2000 I began working as a Air Steward in 2002 I started flying long haul and to this day this how I spend my days downroute, as family life takes over when back in the UK birding is limited to only when walking the dog!
I've been birding since 1955 so a lifelong birder. Now live in Donegal and still occasionally twitch around Ireland. I only keep County and Year Lists now
Keen birdwatcher, photographer, twitcher living in North Norfolk.
started birding when quite young and stopped, now getting back into it not expecting any records but just interested to see how i do.
Been birding since 1989. Enjoy everything from local patching through the occasional big day, and a speculative twitch to international trips. Will have fun uploading my lists..
Keen local patcher, Barrow Gurney res's/Portbury wharf + Royal Portbury dock/Chew Valley lake. Don't really twitch, except very local.
Geetin to old!
United States of America
I'm a 20 year old birder from southern WI, USA and have been birding since I was 6. Birding has taken me to all the lower 48 states, 1 pelagic trip out of Monterrey, CA, 4 months as a guide in Southern AZ, multiple trips to FL and CO, and one trip each to Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru.
I hope birding will take me to the rest of the countries in the world in my attempt to see as many of the world's 10,000 birds as possible.
I keep a year list because I think it's fun to see how many species one can see in 365 days. I keep other lists just to keep a record of what I've seen where. My life list is really the only important one since it keeps a record of everything I've ever seen. Over 1500 species and counting. :D