Positions and Achievements
I've been a casual birder for a few years. The change to being addicted was inspired on a trip with my daughter during which a barred owl flew across our path, only a few feet in front of us, and landed in a nearby tree. The frustration of not being able to get a close up view, since I had not packed binoculars, started me thinking about the binoculars...then about new binoculars...and within a week we both had new image stabilized binoculars. One look through them and I was hooked. Since then, we've not only been birding locally, we've been scheduling trips around seeing new birds, and are definitely enjoying it - the birding and the trips.