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Hi from Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1 Viewer)

O.Riley

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Hello!

You have some pretty cool forums here. I discovered birdforum.net by looking for reviews/debates on optics that were not sponsored by vendors/dealers/bloggers/influencers. I have spent too many hours, at this point, going through the threads trying to find answers to my questions.

I have always been passionate about animals, birds and nature. I enjoy documenting my wildlife hunting adventures with my Nikon P900. It allows me to get close while keeping a respectable distance when needed. And I am never without my binoculars. I have been using Swarovski's cl companion 8x30 for the the last four years. I am debating getting a spotting scope, which is how I ended up here.

I am from Montreal and I am quite familiar with the birding hot spots of my area and province. Of course, there are plenty I have yet to discover. I am still debating joining a birding group, the confinement has not helped. Being a woman in her late 30's, I have faced sexism and classism while birding way too many times. I find it important to be respectful to the people (and the Birds) around us while birding. At all times really...

I still have not seen all the species of birds that one can see in my province. I would love to visit a few places in Ontario too, like Pelee and the infamous owl island. Actually, if I can ever save up enough, I would love to cross Canada and the States, in a van, with the sole purpose of seeing birds and animals of this continent. That being said, I have noticed that this place is big in Europe. I hope to go there one day, Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales.

Being a professional Horticulturist, plants hold a special place in my heart. Every birding trek is never dull; when the birds are not at the rendezvous, there is always something else to see.

So, I will be reading, learning, watching, and hopefully at some point, sharing. Birders have a wonderful space here, and I look forward to finding my place in this community.

Best regards,

O'Riley
 

Kits

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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.
 

KC Foggin

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Hi there O'Riley and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum :t:

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

delia todd

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Hi O'Riley 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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