Monday, September 04, 2006

10 Things You Did to Further Your Interest in Birding

Someone on BirdForum started a thread asking people to name 10 things they did to further their interest in birding. It looks like a fun question to answer, so I decided to post it on my blog as well as over there. If anyone else wants to pick this up, go right ahead.

  1. Bought good pairs of binoculars.
  2. Bought the Sibley Guide and Sibley's Birding Basics.
  3. Read Kingbird Highway by Kenn Kaufman.
  4. Read some books by Pete Dunne.
  5. Read Spring in Washington by Louis Halle.
  6. Learned how to get to DC's parks by public transportation.
  7. Found a local patch: the National Arboretum.
  8. Attended field trips with the DC Audubon Society.
  9. Joined MDOsprey and other email lists.
  10. Started a birding blog.