Sunday's for the Birds: Today, Bird is the Word

Dreams of an Obsessive Birder on a Big Year

Ever wonder what it's like for us birders who can't get enough watching, studying, and reading about our avian creatures? 
We occasionally dream in bird.

AmericanAvocetAmericanBitternAmericanKestrelAmericanGoldfinchAmericanWhiePelicanBrewer'sBlackbird
BushtitBuffleheadBobolinkRedBlueBrownMaskedBOOBIEIndigoPaintedSnowVariedLarkBUNTING
YellowbreastedChatBlackcappedChickadeeChestnutbackedChickadeeCrestedCaracaraChukarCanvasback
BrantBluewigedGreenwingedCinnamonTEALNorthernCardinalMockingbirdBlueJayYellowheadRedwinged
TricoloredBLACKBIRDCaliforniaCondorCaliforniaQuailCaliforniaGnatcatcherCaliforniaGullArizonaWoodpecker
TennesseeWarblerKentuckyWarblerGreatBlueLittleBlueTricoloredGreenHeronBoardwingedRedwingedRedshoulder
RoughleggedSharpShinnerHawkBlackheadedRosebreastedYellowBlueEveningPingGrosbeakEgyptianChineseCanada
BarnyardGooseYellowfootedLesserBlackbackGreaterBlackbackedBlackheadedBonaparte'sHeermann'sLittleMew
LaughingIvoryHerringSlatybackedRoss'sRingedbillWesternThayer'sIcelandSabineGULLBalitmoreBullock'sOrchard
Scott'sStreakbackedORIOLESPurpleMartinRedbreastedCommonHoodedMERGANSERGreathornedLongeared
ShortearedSpottedBurrowingSnowyGreatGrayNorthernSawWhetFlammulatedElfBarneBarredSpottedOWLPygmy
RedbreastedWhitebreastedNuthatchCommonThickbilledMoorhenMerlinAmericanTreeBaird'sBlackthroated
Botteri'sBrewer'sCassin'sChipingClaycoloredFieldFivestrippedFoxGoldencrownedGrasshopperHarrisHouseJava
LeConte'sLincoln'sNelson'sSharptailedRufouscrownedSafeSavannahSongSwampVesperWhitecrowned
WhitethroatedSPARROWTurnsThrasherThrushesTitmiceTanagersTowheeTurnstoneTurkeyTattlerLittleRednecked
StiltBankBarnCaveCliffVioletgreenNorthernRoughwingedTreeSwallowBewickHouseMarshSedgeRockCactus
CarolinaWrenSummerTanagerWinterWrenWhoopingCraneSandhillCraneRedbelliedRedheadedWhiteheaded
BlackbackedLadderbackedHairyDownyPileatedThreetoedLewi'sNuttailAcornWOODPECKERWormeating
RedfacedGoldenwingedChestnutsidedBluewingerBlackthroatedGrayBlackthroatedGreenBaybreatedBlackandwhite
BlackthroatedBlueWarblerGreaterLesserYellowlegsCurlewLeastSemipalmatedSharttailedSolitarySpottedStilt
UplandWesternWhiterunpedPectoralBaird'sBuffbreatedSandpipersPipingPloverSnowyPloverCommonRinged
Plover.
Purple Gallinule in the Everglades


Oh, and the Purple Gallinule.  Promise to myself: Find more birds tomorrow!


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