Bird Word: Month List

Month list: a list of all the bird species seen by a birder in a particular month.

I am a self confessed list maker.

  • I make lists of things to do.
  • I make lists of things I’ve done.
  • I make lists of things I have.
  • I make lists of things I’d like.
  • I make lists of places I’ve been.
  • I make lists of places I’d like to visit.
  • I make lists of books I’ve read.
  • I make lists of…

I think you get the picture.

It’s almost (sic) an obsessive, compulsive thing.

Birding lists:

Birding was made for people like me. So many lists can be made in the pursuit of this hobby. I can make all kinds of lists:

  • A list of birds seen each day.
  • A list of birds seen each week.
  • A list of birds seen each month (a month list).
  • A list of birds seen in each year (a year list).
  • A list of birds seen in my lifetime ( a life list).
  • A list of birds seen in each location I visit to go birding (a site list).
  • A list of birds seen on television, or on films.
  • A list of birds for each state I have visited (a state list).
  • A list of birds for each country I’ve been ( a country list).
  • I can even make a list of BIRDS I HAVE NOT SEEN YET.

Database:

When I bought a specialised database for my bird records I was in heaven. All these lists now meant something – they had a purpose. I joyfully add new data to this ultimate list of lists. The computer can generate for me any kind of list I want in seconds.

  • A list of every time I’ve seen a particular species.
  • A list month by month or year by year for a location.
  • A list of places I’ve been birding.
  • A total list of all the birds I’ve ever seen.
  • A list of dates I’ve been birding.
  • Etc.
  • Etc.

I don’t think I’m sick – just a tad obsessed.

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