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Bird study life lists ? custody a best - out-of-doors


If you're a birder, you want to keep a list of sightings when you bird watch. Your life lists ought to be kept in a bird examination journal.

Life List

A life list is a album of the species of birds you've sighted over time. Typically, the list is kept in a journal. Each entry notes the bird species, the date, position and any notes you want to add. Depending on your detail bird examination exploits, you can keep one comprehensive list or break free lists as you see fit.

For many bird watchers, one life list cleanly isn't enough. So, how can you break down your lists? Here are a few ideas:

1. House Lists - A list of birds sighted about your home.

2. Yearly Lists - A list for each year you bird watch.

3. State Lists - A list for sighting by distinct state.

4. Trip Lists - Journals for exact bird inspection vacations or tours.

5. Wish Lists - A list of birds you haven't seen, but hope to. You basically cross them off as sightings occur.

Computer Life Lists

You can acquisition mainframe life list programs or use online variations. Each agenda is different, but most come in a checklist format. You enter in order and the agenda spits out your list.

The challenge with using mainframe programs is?well, the cpu aspect. If not you are enthusiastic to lug a cpu about with you, there is going to be a delay amid sightings and your journal entries. Using a laptop code is also badly behaved if you want to keep a album of sketches of detail species you've identified. For most birders, a mainframe list is a supplement to a good journal, not a replacement.

Bird examination is an awfully individual passion. If you're just starting, you may think you don't need to keep a life list. The challenge with this approach, of course, is you will apologize for the conclusion if you later come to a decision to do so. All those sightings will be gone with time?

If you're going to start bird watching, make sure you keep a life list journal from the outset. As I like to say, "Preserve the experience!"

Rick Chapo is with http://www. nomadjournals. com - makers of bird inspection journals. Visit http://www. nomadjournaltrips. com to read articles and stories on bird watching.


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