Hey everyone! I love birdwatching! It so much fun and a great stress reliever! I have been birdwatching since I was 13, and now I'm 16. I haven't really had time to birdwatch since school and basketball have started up again. I still read through my bird guides and my magazines though. I love going out and just forgetting everything else and being lost in nature. I also do a lot of photography, so I have pictures of pretty much every bird I've ever seen. My list is at about 130 I think, so I know it's pretty small, but I have never been out of country, and rarely out of state, so that's why I haven't really seen that many birds. I really want to be an ornithologist when I grow up. I'm not sure what I want to do for college, but definitely an ornithologist is up there!! That is my dream job, to get paid to go out and birdwatch and go to other countries and document and study birds. I live in Oregon, around the Portland area, so if you guys live anywhere else, let me know what sort of birds you get! I would love to hear about some birds outside of Oregon! We can compare notes or birds or something. I don't know anybody else personally who is as interested in birds as me, so I would love to talk with you guys!!