Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Birder Survey

Patrick of Hawk Owl's Nest has started this survey on his blog. Here are my answers.

What state (or country) do you live in? DC, USA
How long have you been birding? 3 years
Are you a "lister"? Yes
ABA Life List: 284
Overall Life List: 284
3 Favorite Birding Spots: National Arboretum, DC; Blackwater, MD; Bombay Hook, DE
Favorite birding spot outside your home country: n/a
Farthest you've traveled to chase a rare bird: 1.5 hours for a Snowy Owl
Nemesis bird: Horned Lark
"Best" bird sighting: Cape May Warbler in Constitution Gardens, DC
Most wanted trip: Colombia
Most wanted bird: Horned Lark
What model and brand of bins do you use?: Swift Audubon 8.5 x 44
What model and brand of scope do you use?: n/a
What was the last lifer you added to your list?: Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Where did you see your last lifer?: Cascades, WA
What's the last bird you saw today?: European Starling
Best bird song you've heard ever: Winter Wren (and others)
Favorite birding moment: Seeing a Cerulean Warbler for the first time
Least favorite thing about birding: Finding transportation to good spots
Favorite thing about birding: Listening to birds
Favorite field guide for the US: Sibley
Favorite non-field guide bird book: Kingbird Highway
Who is your birder icon?: Pete Dunne
Do you have a bird feeder(s)? No
Favorite feeder bird? n/a

I am following Patrick's lead in not tagging anyone, but feel free to pass it along.