Tag Archive: Lifer

Stellar Jay

I haven’t had a chance to check my life list of birds recorded, but I think this Stellar Jay, seen in the Yosemite Valley, is one of the birds that put my list over 300!


After eluding me last Saturday, this species of bird was again heard yesterday, and I was able to get a glimpse of it, and get a photo, as well! It is a Field Sparrow. Lifer for Birders means it is the first time in your life that you have seen this bird, and identified it!


I was glad to see this Black-necked Stilt at the Myakka River State Park in Florida, on Monday. Upon returning home, it was as I suspected, and it was not a “lifer” for me, since it had showed up in Ohio, last year. A “lifer” for the non-birders means it is the first time you have seen that bird. I think the 16 “lifers,” I saw on vacation in Florida brings my life list up to 245 on eBird. I have around 60 species that I observed in India, that I haven’t put on eBird yet. Have a great day!

Magee Marsh, Crane Creek, BWIAB, Ohio, Birding

I took this photo with a 7D Mark II camera and 100-400 lens I borrowed from the Canon folks at their booth at the entrance to Magee Marsh during BWIAB. I loved the camera and lens, though at my age, not sure I want to carry it around all day! As you may have noticed, the series of photos of my trip to Washington D.C. has finished, as now I will likely be featuring photos of the birds I photographed at the Magee Marsh boardwalk, etc.  The Red-breasted Nuthatch was a lifer for me, meaning in Birdwatcher language, the first time you saw it in your life!