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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 27, 2012 - 11:22am PT
Only if I can count my Bulbuls!

Credit: Reilly
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 27, 2012 - 11:35am PT
When one of my neighbor's white pigeons ( they work as "doves" at weddings, funerals, etc ) gets eaten by a Kestrel or something, does that turn it from domestic to wild for accounting purposes?

This happens all the time, and it's damned impressive to see.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 27, 2012 - 12:17pm PT
I'll play. I ride 4-5 times a week, so this should be fun. Have to remember to throw the bino's in the kit.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 27, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
Chaz no need for the quotes bro, doves ARE pigeons.

DMT
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 27, 2012 - 12:35pm PT
Thanks, Mr Milktoast.

Even though that cuts my bird count in half, it's always a good day when I learn something.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 27, 2012 - 12:38pm PT
Even better Chaz...they are Rock Doves! :)
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Feb 27, 2012 - 12:40pm PT
I will join in as a novice, and seek guidance on specific IDs. I was good at identifying Hawaiian Honeycreeper varieties by sight and sound in 1995 for my job, but have virtually zero birding experience since then. My balcony is a pretty spot to hang out looking for birds.
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Feb 27, 2012 - 12:50pm PT
The rules should include Counting established Breeding exotics
Starlings are no biggy, right?, then why not House Sparrows, Pigeons, Bulbuls, Peafowl and Red Masked Conures!!!

There is an Official List of American Birds.
http://www.aou.org/checklist/north/full.php

The rules of this contest should accept any bird on the American Bird list, and which includes all the birds above, and more.
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Feb 27, 2012 - 12:56pm PT
You can't enjoy bird watching Without binoculars and a Field Guide.

That's what most people don't get, Its Not until you look through the binoculars and see the close up details can you really appreciate it.

And without a guide, you have no idea what it is, and no way to separate it from other similar birds.

The guide helps you remember what birds you've seen before, because you checked it off. The maps let you know if its a possible sighting, or if your way off, and another bird with the right map is probably the bird you viewed.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 27, 2012 - 01:23pm PT
I think all those birds are in Dr. F. I think Prod just wanted to avoid situations where I go in my bird's room in my house and "ID" a flock of Lilac Crowned Amazons (although they are listed in the Kaufmann guide).
Prod

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2012 - 04:19pm PT
There is an Official List of American Birds.
http://www.aou.org/checklist/north/full.php

The rules of this contest should accept any bird on the American Bird list, and which includes all the birds above, and more.

Agreed and thanks for the check list.

Crimpie is correct, their pets do not count. But if you see a domesticated in the out of doors that is not yours, I'd say it counts.

Prod.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 27, 2012 - 04:36pm PT
Yes, the same rules as the book. Reproducing domesticated.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 27, 2012 - 04:49pm PT
I'm gonna glue some paper wings on my cat and go out back of the house , huck him in the air and take a pic.

Bird fer sure. Snicker. ha.
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Feb 27, 2012 - 04:54pm PT
Reproducing domesticated.
No!!
That would be chickens, white ducks in the cement lined pond, and Tami's Cat

Only the ones on the list
Check.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 27, 2012 - 04:55pm PT
Hey ! Ripoff !!!! :-D HAHAAH!!!!
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Feb 27, 2012 - 05:20pm PT
barn owl
barn owl
Credit: manzanita man

do i qualify? this is on my property and i have hours of video of up to 3 owls in this hole. there is a honey bee hive within 5 feet of this hole and can see bees flying by in the videos.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 27, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
That would be a catbird Tami. It's legit. :)
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Feb 27, 2012 - 06:02pm PT
manzanita man, can we see some of the video ?
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Feb 27, 2012 - 06:08pm PT
manzanita man
If you see the same bird on March 1,
then you have a count of 1

Who ever has the highest count on Feb 28 2013 Wins
john hansen

climber
Feb 27, 2012 - 07:36pm PT
Although the Big Island of Hawaii is a great place to live, there are hardly any endemic birds around my house. I see I'o's , the Hawaiian hawk.
And once in a while a Peuo , the Hawaiian owl.
I can pretty much list the ones I will see already..

Wild Turkey
Myna
Melodious Laughing thrush
Kalij pheasant
Cardinal
Rice birds
Cattle egret
Hybrid Mallard
Japanese White eye
There are two types of doves but not sure what exact kind they are,, will have to check.
And that is about it.

All introduced birds.. that is one thing I do miss about the Main land. So much more diversity.

Looking forward to all your list's.

So.... does a Harley count as a bike? :)


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