>I have been a "backyard birder" for some time and can recognize most (but not
>all, especially differentiating the finches) of the birds that come along.
>How does one find a fellow "birder" to do day trips with? Any reference to
>lists or organizations would be appreciated. Thanks.
To persist beyond what probably seems reasonable -- here's another idea
My wife (and I, of course) belongs to the American Birding Association
out of Colorado Springs, CO - which publishes an annual directory
called "A Birder's Resource Guide". It includes names & addresses of
(willing) members sorted out by state and first three digits of their
ZIP code, eg. mine is CA/940/Spencer. If you're interested and will
supply me with the equivalent info for your area - I'll xerox a page
or two of our '01 Guide and send it along. Presumably the people in
this book are at least moderately tolerant of calls from strangers
asking for area birding info.
I'd need your ZIP and a mailing address, right? Looking that over
again, I see that what I really need is just a mailing address ;<}
P.S. Looking once more at my last two lines -- I conclude that in
this mailing list business, you want to be concise -- but not so
concise that you "damage the surroundings" or "hurt" one of your
email correspondents. We're all in this birding biz for pleasure,
Scott T. Spencer aka stspencer@...
Menlo Park, CA spouse: AWfolks@...
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