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Hello, I'm Dave and American currently residing near Tokyo, Japan. Over the last year or two, I have been taking my photography more seriously and more into a nature/wildlife direction. Especially birds, butterflies, and dragonflies, which is what brings me here, though honestly, I can't help but think that I should have found this forum a while ago.

I apologize in advance for any ignorant, noob questions I may ask or things I may say. I am a former US Navy electronics tech with a communications degree, so a naturalist I am definitely not. But I am learning, so any resources anyone can suggest would be most appreciated. Thus far I have Helm Field Guides Birds of Japan and I occasionally visit iNaturalist.org and ebird.org when I am particularly stumped.

Thank you all for having me.

KC Foggin

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Hi there and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum (y)

We're glad you found us and thanks for taking a moment to say hello. Please join in wherever you like ;)


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Welcome to Birdforum! I am sure that you will find lots to interest you here and I hope that you enjoy your visits.

delia todd

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Hi Dave and a warm welcome from me too.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about.

Lisa W

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Hi Dave, welcome to the forum. I think you will find us a friendly and helpful group.


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Hola Dave! Welcome to Birdforum (y)

Looking forward to see some of your photos on the Birdforum Gallery.

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