You might be a birder if... (#4)

You believe Pinyon Jays really don't exist.

You believe Pinyon Jays exist, and you are tired of seeing them.

You know what a Pinyon Jay is.

You constantly dream about birds you haven't seen every night.

Your idea of a day off is a visit to either the local marsh or sewage ponds.

You've been to Attu Island.

You know what Pinyon Jay, Juniper Titmouse, Common Raven, and Mountain Bluebird have in common.

You've ever heard of Pinyon Jay, Juniper Titmouse, Common Raven, and Mountain Bluebird.

You find yourself at the local Sewage ponds at 5:00 in the morning.

You have been to Costa Rica 10 times.

You try to convince your child to go to college in Southeastern Arizona, for "special reasons".

You can imitate a Pygmy-owl so well, you have the owls fooled.

You pray the next hurricane will come inland, so you won't get seasick looking for pelagics.

You know what a pelagic is.

You have seen most of the wood-warblers in the U.S. and Canada.

You know how many wood-warblers there are in the U.S. and Canada.

You listen to tapes or CDs of bird songs and calls every night to help you relax at night, so you can sleep.

You know warblers don't warble.

The term "seagull" means nothing to you.

You have seen a MODO.

You don't want to see another MODO until the next January 1st.

You are planning to create a "millenium list", beginning January 1st, 2000.

If you have answered "yes" to any of the above questions, you may be a birder.

Answering "yes" to any of these questions qualifies you as a birder.

-- by Cody Burkett, Phoenix, AZ

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