I’ve yet to make my bucket list. Perhaps because I find the project overwhelming. There’s lots to do in the world!
So when Cliff sent me this article on the Bird Bucket List, I thought, wow, now that I could do. Bucket lists by category. Here’s a Bird Bucket List I made, composed of one bird of mine and the Bucket List Birds of friends.
At the top, from Ken, who has traveled the world, you see the lilac breasted roller.
Gail chose the the snowy white owl.
Susan selected a bird from my childhood turf, the Baltimore oriole.
Nancy wrote, “Since I am not much of a ‘birder,’ I would go for birds that are names for sports teams – Baltimore Orioles (and Ravens!), Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons. Georgia Peregrine Falcon (below).”
Jan chose the a male painted bunting.
Judy picked a puffin.
Johnna selected our American symbol, the bald eagle.
Nell wrote, “My mom always wanted to see a road runner before she died, and then she did!”
Somebody chose the blue footed booby, but sadly, I can’t remember who. But look at those gorgeous feet!
And Cliff longs to see a bird he’s heard often but never seen: a whip-poor-will. Oh and here’s a tip. Don’t tell someone his bucket list bird is ugly. It doesn’t sit well.
And as for me, in memory of my dad, I am putting the albatross at the top of my Bird Bucket List. Dad talked about seeing these magnificent birds from the deck of his destroyer during World War Two.
What about you?
Let’s add to the list. If you send me a bird, I’ll find a photo and post it.
Pat suggests the cedar wax wing. Lovely colors!
Phyllis would like to see (up close) the Hawaiian stilt. She writes: “I think that we saw some of these amazingly long-legged birds (in relation to their body size) in a low water pond-like area in Maui. But, they were so far away we couldn’t quite tell!”
From Robin, the frigate bird. Gorgeous!