A life list is a birder’s testament to the birds they’ve seen, but how should birds be added? I’ve got a wide range of birds on my life list that should not be there at all.
The second unexpected warbler to visit my yard in the last few weeks, how I identified it, and why it can be so confusing…
The lifer that took me over a year to be positive about… And why that’s okay (and not that uncommon with warblers, actually)!
When I’ve been birding for 10+ years, on different continents, even lived in hotspots in vastly different areas of the country… Why isn’t my life list longer? Learn how I count birds, and why the way each of us counts birds is a key part of how we are our own birders.
What do you call a flock of mixed crows when you need to make a positive identification of a new lifer? For me, only the word confusion would fit.
This week’s featured bird is especially notable to me, as it recently became the newest bird to fly onto my life list. And what a colorful addition it is!