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