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Bert Filemyr -
Co-author of The Composite Plates of Audubon's Birds of America
"So many places, so many species, so little time."
I was always interested in birds and the natural world but it was not until August 1992 that an event occured that started me on my life's avocation. I was camped with my family in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. A male Western Tanager flew into the campsite, hesitated and flew away. I grabbed my binoculars and started chasing it. I found the bird several campsites down the road. At that point I realized how much I enjoyed the excitement of seeking out and studying birds.
On June 1, 2014 I completed my long-term goal of seeing at least 100 species in each of the lower 48 states.
From the Archives:
2004 World Series of Birding Report