A couple of years ago when I was birding near (but well south of) the
Canadian border, a U. S. Border Patrol agent, gun prominent on hip, was
waiting to question me when I walked out of the woods. Not a "neighborhood"
in the sense that you're asking the question, but regardless of the setting,
those authority figures with guns can be intimidating to a lone birder...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lance Tanino" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 7:57 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] question
> Hello birders:
> I have been wondering how often do birders get visited by the police? Has
> anyone walked down a neighborhood street birding and had someone call the
> police on them? I've had that experience recently and wondered how
> frequently that occurs to birders.