Okay--meeting one of my birdy wishes today and listing the birds I've documented on my life list. I have an original Peterson's birding guide first published in 1934, and it's got a life list in the front--very handy. I'm listing even the more common birds here (robins, etc.) just for grins. And I'm only counting the birds I've actually been able to identify with certainty. The millions of seagulls I saw in my childhood trips to the beach, etc. will have to wait until I take my binocs and my birding books with me back to the beach. All these birds were seen in Central PA unless otherwise noted. Many were just seen on my first real birding expedition with some real birders--Alice and Roana Fuller, Dorothy Bordner, and another woman Nan from their birding club.
Great blue heron
Snowy egret (South Carolina)
Road runner (Texas)
Screech owl (Texas)
Horned owl (Texas)
Ruby-throated hummingbird (Texas)
Purple finch (or what Audubon calls "house finch")
A little lame, but I'm working on it.