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8 hours ago, Johnd said:

I stoped doing lists 

 

 

I can understand that.  I usually pay attention only to my life list, and rarely make efforts specifically to increase it.  Multiple lists are too much like work.

I'm not really sure why I jumped into this discussion, and I probably won't be keeping up with it.  For the record, I ended January '22 with 63.  I don't know how that stacks up to previous Januarys or other months.

 

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2 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I can understand that.  I usually pay attention only to my life list, and rarely make efforts specifically to increase it.  I'm not really sure why I jumped into this discussion, and I probably won't be keeping up with it.  Multiple lists are too much like work.

Seemed pointless to me when i only go birding a few times a year

 

 

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3 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I can understand that.  I usually pay attention only to my life list, and rarely make efforts specifically to increase it.  Multiple lists are too much like work.

I'm not really sure why I jumped into this discussion, and I probably won't be keeping up with it.  For the record, I ended January '22 with 63.  I don't know how that stacks up to previous Januarys or other months.

 

Do you put all or at least most of your birds on ebird? You can go to your ebird stats and select last year and see how many you had for January.

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4 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I can understand that.  I usually pay attention only to my life list, and rarely make efforts specifically to increase it.  Multiple lists are too much like work.

I'm not really sure why I jumped into this discussion, and I probably won't be keeping up with it.  For the record, I ended January '22 with 63.  I don't know how that stacks up to previous Januarys or other months.

 

I also don't really care about my other lists other than life- often it's too much for me too calculate, especially since I don't report everything to eBird.

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6 minutes ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

I also don't really care about my other lists other than life- often it's too much for me too calculate, especially since I don't report everything to eBird.

If I didn't report to ebird and I didn't for a long time I would have no idea where I stood in regards to many lists, counties states, backyard....While I don't really care it is fun sometimes to take a look. Reporting to ebird is sooooo easy now with the app on phone there really is no reason not to use ebird. You help ebird in their scientific research by reporting and in return you get valuable information for lists, for rare bird sightings, for finding the best places to bird in your area or to find the birds you want to see.... Like said in the beginning I didn't use ebird either but I found it to be very valuable tool. I highly suggest using it.

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Just now, Clip said:

If I didn't report to ebird and I didn't for a long time I would have no idea where I stood in regards to many lists, counties states, backyard....While I don't really care it is fun sometimes to take a look. Reporting to ebird is sooooo easy now with the app on phone there really is no reason not to use ebird. You help ebird in their scientific research by reporting and in return you get valuable information for lists, for rare bird sightings, for finding the best places to bird in your area or to find the birds you want to see.... Like said in the beginning I didn't use ebird either but I found it to be very valuable tool. I highly suggest using it.

I do use it most of the time, but sometimes I just can't be bothered, especially if it's just the same common species over and over again. Anyway I don't have a phone but it's still pretty easy on a computer.

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42 minutes ago, IKLland said:

Do you put all or at least most of your birds on ebird? You can go to your ebird stats and select last year and see how many you had for January.

I put them all in. 

6 minutes ago, Clip said:

If I didn't report to ebird and I didn't for a long time I would have no idea where I stood in regards to many lists, counties states, backyard....While I don't really care it is fun sometimes to take a look.

Let me rephrase - caring about multiple lists is too much like work.  I check my yard and two patches a couple of times a year; I probably couldn’t tell you how many species for any of them within ten.  I can access the data easily enough for months, years, counties, etc.; I don’t have a reason to.  I’m not interested in ‘beating’ anything; that IS too much like work. I’ll see what’s there to be seen, nothing more or less. 

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It's been nearly 3 weeks since my last post here.  I'm up to 40 for the year, with 5 new "lifers."  I got 13 2022 new IDs since January 22nd, and all 5 "lifers."  

My last "lifer" was the Nanday Parakeet.  I found a pair on Monday.  These are the most beautiful birds I've ever seen, so I'm answering the OP by stating this is my favorite so far.
When I first spotted the couple on the wire, I thought they must have been escaped pets.  I had no idea that they are an established population in Florida.

I have no goal for a year-end number of species sightings.  I tend to accomplish more things when I don't set goals or resolutions.  I'll end up hitting up some new spots for different IDs and hopefully some more "lifers", but I mostly go to the same locations.  I'm a creature of habit and my spots bring me more pleasure than just "birding."

I'm making a resolution now to stop putting the words lifer and birding in quotes.  I think I'm an established enough birder to have earned the right to do so. ?

 

 

 

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I'm at a pathetic for me of 129 for the year. But, in my defense we are saving up by cutting back on short trips to be able to take more longer trips. Sadly, my Florida and life list are high enough now that it seems I have to travel further and further away from home to be able to add to my life list.

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10 hours ago, dragon49 said:

my spots bring me more pleasure than just "birding."

I so get this! I have had a number of places like this over the years that I have birded. But, some of them I never would have discovered if not for birding. Spread your wings you will likely find more than birds else where too.

I live in Florida and have traveled a lot within Florida in the 3+ years since we moved here. So if you want suggestions I'm happy to make them. What are the places bringing you pleasure now?

 

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8 hours ago, Clip said:

 So if you want suggestions I'm happy to make them. What are the places bringing you pleasure now?

 

Not too many, but my main trail is the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Wildlife Preserve.  I also go there for the peaceful riverfront scenery, the Deer, Alligator, and even occasional Wilb Boar and River Otter.  I also recently discovered the Winding Waters Natural Area and I'm sure I'll be back there.  I'd welcome additional suggestions.

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