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United States
I'm a mediocre birder looking to get better. I live along the west coast of Michigan, not the liveliest areas of birding, but we do get some fun birds to show up occasionally. I participate in both the spring migratory bird count in our area and the Christmas bird count. I have Eagle Optics binos and a fairly cheap Alpen scope that I'm moderately happy with....should have spent the money on a better scope, but it lets me decide between lesser/greater scaups and tundra/trumpeter swans in very good conditions. Overcast and I'm screwed. I'd have to review my notes, but I'm probably in the 275 - 300 life list range, due to me being a recent chronicler. White winged crossbills were the latest addition. I so wish I would have recorded the birds from Costa Rica and El Salvador that I viewed. And Spain. And, well, you get it. Late joiner.

I look forward to the conversations and knowledge from the group. I'm going to post in the photography section next since I have questions but don't want to bog down this portion of the forum.

Talk to you soon!


KC Foggin

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United States
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 please join in wherever you like. ;)

Hey, after more than 20 years into birding, I'm still learning ;)


United States
Thanks, KC. Continuous learning is why I like this activity, so much. That and the beauty and fascinating nature of birds. We'll talk soon. Thanks for the welcome!

delia todd

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Hi Equipaje 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.
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