Perth Airport Birding, Kids lists and Northern Pintail

To: Nathan <>
Subject: Perth Airport Birding, Kids lists and Northern Pintail
From: Patrick Scully <>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2011 17:25:19 +1000
Hi Nathan,
I love your ideas and I think that you have a pretty huge list? I think I'll
start a list for bubs but you are right, it's good to have some integrity
with what goes on a list. Before I was a birder I did lots of bushwalking
and I could add at least one or two Tasmanian birds and I'm sure I saw the
Varied Sitella on a few occassions as well but I've decided not to include
them as I didn't consciously see them, so to speak. It seems incredible to
me now, but that's life.
Best wishes,

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 9:59 PM, Nathan <> wrote:

> I'm a young birder (Nearly 14) and for my life list, I have the ruling that
> I have to remember the first sighting. So some birds that I know I saw when
> I went to Cairns at the age of 4, remain off my life list, but others
> (Cassowary, Wompoo Fruit-Dove, among others) I can remember (On a
> board-walk, a juvenile, we were slightly elevated, and it was below us. And
> up high in a tree, on that same board-walk, respectively). And then, again,
> I went to Cairns in 2009, and I remember some birds in amazing detail
> (Double-eyed Fig-Parrot, I can tell you what branch of what tree and
> everything about it), but others I can somewhat remember (Pied
> Imperial-Pigeon) but I certainly don't trust my memory, so it remains
> un-ticked.
> The issue of when to start is a hard one, I can sorta remember from about
> 4ish, but that is only things that really stuck out to me. Maybe it would be
> worth keeping a life list for your little blighter, and when he matures into
> a fledged birder, you could ask him which ones he remembers seeing, and
> which ones he doesn't, and from there form a life list!), but his mind might
> just spark up a false memory...
> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 7:01 PM, Tom and Mandy Wilson <
> > wrote:
>> Hmmm...not sure about the under 3s, but I can certainly remember as a
>> non-birding teenager (but with a birding dad) being taken (dragged was the
>> way I felt at the time) to see birds when I lived in Canada - some I now
>> realise are pretty good birds.  Pileated Woodpecker, Great Gray, Northern
>> Hawk, Snowy, Long Eared owls all on my life list as a result!
>> Cheers
>> Tom Wilson

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