So many birds - so little time. Birds we'd like to see or have seen =
are as follows.
In Vermont, if we ignore the really odd strays that have popped up =
in the last couple of years, (Whooping Crane, Black-Tailed Gull, =
Golden-Crowned Sparrow, Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher, etc.), I'd say the =
five most sought-after birds that you have a fairly good chance of =
seeing if you work at it for several years would be (in no particular =
2. Iceland Gull
3. Spruce Grouse
4. Bicknell's Thrush
5. Black-Backed Woodpecker
On a worldwide list, ignoring extinct or probably-extinct species, =
we would include:
1. California and Andean Condors
2. Resplendent Quetzal
3. Spanish Imperial Eagle
4. Any of the several Birds of Paradise from Papua/New Guinea and Borneo
5. The five Darwin's finches from the Galapagos Islands
Incidentally, we have seen five of the above ten. Next year we hope =
to get to the Galapagos.
Larry and Mona the compulsive listers
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