1,000 Birds

I had this goal to try to reach 1,000 birds in 2013. It's December and I'm at 999. I started the year with 953 birds, and had no plans to travel anywhere where I might 'pick up several birds.' So throughout the year, I had to incorporate a bit of birdwatching into everything I did outdoors. Here is my bird infographic that explains how I made it.

Birding has its share of detractors, but for me birding is about travel - skiing, exploring, kayaking, hiking and boating. Any year where you decide to break a bird record for yourself is going to certainly mean a lot of days under the sun.

You can also see how many birds I've picked up since then on my birds life list page.

Bird Life List Goal in 2013
2013 Birds
The Bird List in 2013: Marrakech
Birds of Morocco
Birds of the Bahamas
Birds of Oregon