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Old Monday 9th March 2009, 08:20   #1
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Question Lifer/Life List?

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I am new to birding. What does a Lifer or Life List mean?
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Old Monday 9th March 2009, 08:33   #2
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I am new to birding. What does a Lifer or Life List mean?
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Many birders keep lists of birds they have seen. The most common list is a "Life list", which is a list of birds you have seen in your life. However, it usually relates to a specific area as well. For example, when I refer to my Life list, I'm actually refering to my UK list, NOT my World list.

A lifer is a new bird for your life list.
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Old Monday 9th March 2009, 09:18   #3
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Hi Colin
Thanks. In the back of my Bird Guide is a list with tick boxes where i ticked the birds that i've seen since i got the book. Now i know that is the start of my Life List!
I also now see there is a Thread for lists on the Forum which i'm looking forward to using. Also thought it might be an idea to get a yearly diary to use for everyday sightings.
Here's to future "Year List", "Region List", "Garden List", etc., etc.
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