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    Advice for someone who has a hard time ID’ing birds ...

    Wow. The last two posts are really interesting. I just realized that I might have a mild form of prosopagnosia myself. In any case, my husband is considerably better at recognizing human faces than I am. One of my frustrations with movies is that I have a hard time recognizing characters when...
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    Advice for someone who has a hard time ID’ing birds ...

    Fortunately not. But even if he were here and did read it, I think he would forgive me .... 😊
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    Advice for someone who has a hard time ID’ing birds ...

    His eyesight is excellent, better than mine.
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    Advice for someone who has a hard time ID’ing birds ...

    Thanks. I started this thread partly to help my husband, who expressed frustration last night and partly due to my own frustration. So far it has helped me think more deeply about the problems/challenges involved. I think there is more than one thing going on. I think we might be able to chalk...
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    Advice for someone who has a hard time ID’ing birds ...

    I know what you mean about the stringing. He is actually really honest and careful about the claims he makes to the larger birding community (we both learned the hard way that I need to review everything before he posts it on-line or to eBird) and he would never string on purpose. But I feel...
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    Advice for someone who has a hard time ID’ing birds ...

    I think he just also needs to study the birds — you know — sitting down with the guide book, pencil and paper ahead of time and really studying them. Its. It isn’t enough to have a more or less vague idea of what your target bird kind of looks like, you also have to know what else you might...
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    Advice for someone who has a hard time ID’ing birds ...

    Thanks. He does a lot of sound recording too.
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    Advice for someone who has a hard time ID’ing birds ...

    Actually, in many ways he is more into birding than I am. If he had his way, that is all he would do, while I need a break sometimes. He has discussed doing a US big year and I would never, ever want to do something like that. (I think I have successfully talked him out of it.) He is also more...
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    Advice for someone who has a hard time ID’ing birds ...

    My husband and I have been birding seriously for almost 10 years now. By seriously, I mean: travel, sometimes to foreign countries, specifically for birding; maintaining and caring about various lists; birding every day — my husband, if not me, has birdied every single day for the last 3 years...
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