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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Birder Profile: John from A DC Birding Blog

As the author of A DC Birding Blog, I assume that John B. lives a pretty similar life as mine. We both live in East DC, we both frequent the Arboretum and Kenilworth, and we both write about our experiences for a blog. Why, then, you might ask, is his life list so much longer than mine? Well, probably because he's a darn good birder. Here's his birder profile:

Name: John

DC Location: East End

Years Birding: 3

Organizations: DC Audubon Society, Maryland Ornithological Society, American Birding Association

Lists: ABA: 283, DC: 195, ABA 2006: 247, DC 2006: 167

Field Guide: Sibley Guide, supplemented by others when necessary

Optics: Swift Audubon 8.5 x 44 (porro version)

Favorite Bird: Winter Wren

Least Favorite Bird (C’mon we’ve all got one): Corvids - they're just too loud.

Bird You’d Most Like to See but Haven’t: Any alcid (besides Razorbill)

Wish You Were Better at Identifying: Shorebirds and birds in flight

Favorite DC-area birding location: National Arboretum, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Favorite non-DC location: Bombay Hook NWR (Delaware)

Best DC area Sighting: Rufous Hummingbird (Dec. 2003)

Missed Opportunity: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Smyrna
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