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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 27, 2012 - 03:38pm PT
Even better Chaz...they are Rock Doves! :)
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Feb 27, 2012 - 03:40pm 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.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 27, 2012 - 04:23pm 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 - 07:19pm 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 - 07:36pm PT
Yes, the same rules as the book. Reproducing domesticated.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 27, 2012 - 07:49pm 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.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 27, 2012 - 07:55pm PT
Hey ! Ripoff !!!! :-D HAHAAH!!!!
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Feb 27, 2012 - 08:20pm 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 - 08:44pm 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 - 09:02pm PT
manzanita man, can we see some of the video ?
john hansen

climber
Feb 27, 2012 - 10:36pm 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? :)


Prod

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
So.... does a Harley count as a bike? :)

Didn't they make a kids peddle bike in the 50's. That one would count.

BTW, Join in, who cares what your count is.

Prod.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 27, 2012 - 11:16pm PT
I now have angry birds advertised on this page. Much better than the endless "go back to school and get your criminal justice degree" ad!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 28, 2012 - 02:10am PT


Ghost:
Why is that? Are there typically fewer species of birds in the Seattle area than elsewhere?

I was thinking of "the latitudinal gradient in species diversity", the idea that localities at lower latitudes generally have more species than localities at higher latitudes.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latitudinal_gradients_in_species_diversity

I was making fun of Seattleite's bizzare self-iamge as living at the northern limit of habitable North America (e.g."upper left corner"). That irritated my friends when I lived in Fairbanks, and I can only imagine what it does to the even more irritable Vancouverites.

WRT # species: Living near large bodies of salt and fresh water is going to be a distinct advantage though, and I should quit my whinging.


And Tami I have two cats that look really different from each other.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Feb 28, 2012 - 02:48am PT
OK, it's set. I'll have to go out Thursday and sift through these gull hordes along a mile of shoreline to see if I can eke out any Glaucous, Slaty-backed or Iceland Gulls to get off to a good start.
Gulls feasting on Herring eggs, Pt. Richmond, CA February 2012
Gulls feasting on Herring eggs, Pt. Richmond, CA February 2012
Credit: Tony

Edit: Darwin, that is funny. I hadn't heard about the Seattle self-image as the Northern Frontier.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Feb 28, 2012 - 02:56am PT
When there was an Alameda County, CA Big Year a couple of years back, everyone was supposed to report their lists each month to the compiler to produce a running leaderboard. Prod, would that be you? I found it unfair that a couple of dark-horses submitted totals starting in the last couple of months that bumped me even further down the list. Also, I guess it would be sporting to report any rarities right away for those in the same area.
Prod

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 28, 2012 - 09:22am PT
Hey Tony,

I should be able to put together a spread sheet pretty easily. So yes I'll tally the numbers.

Cheers,

Prod.
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Feb 28, 2012 - 10:16am PT
nita: i have the videos on my computer but dont know how to do anything with

them. i set up my camera from around 140 feet away and walk away and let

the owls do their thing.some of the videos are over 1/2 hour. i would like to

cut them up to 5 minute parts but dont know how. can you help?



dr.f: they nest there every year so i should start seeing them in march.

manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Feb 28, 2012 - 10:28am PT
"So.... does a Harley count as a bike? :)"

i saw what you did.

i was just trying to be funny. should i have put it in blue so you would understand?
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Feb 28, 2012 - 11:38am PT
Manzanita man.. I don't know how.........

......Somebody here on the taco... can probably help you with your owl video....... .
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