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Charlene's DVOC (Delaware Valley Ornithology Club) link -- i.e. 
http://www.dvoc.org/BirdingHumor/Laws.htm -- is great. I sent it to the OK 
list and 2 OKbirders posted the following:

"For what it's worth, here is some birding humor I wrote around 25 years 
ago, which was actually published in Birding magazine (when their standards 
were much lower!)

You may recall that real men don't eat quiche and real women don't pump gas

But...

Real birders...
never list Rock Doves
spend Christmas Day at a garbage dump looking for a Thayer's Gull
know the difference between supercilliary and axillary
always carry a camera to document rarities
always start birding at least one-half hour before down
listen to bird song recordings on their car's tape deck while driving
never carry a field guide in the field
never bird from their cars, except while actually driving
have a dent in their fenders from when they ran off the road while looking 
at a hawk on a utility pole
never get sick on a pelagic trip
never complain when their life lists are knocked from 600 to 597 by lumping
have a life list of a least 600 species

John Kennington
Bixby, OK"


"You Know You're a Birder If...

1.  You travel to a foreign country and the only words you learned to speak 
are names of birds.
2.  Your idea of a great vacation is to travel to Brownsville to spend a day 
at the dump.
3.  You have ten big bird photos on your wall at work and one small photo of 
your spouse.
4.  Your vacation of a lifetime is spent at a place called Attu.
5.  You spend your time on a Caribbean cruise looking for pelagic birds.
6.  You spend your anniversary checking the ice flows in Churchill for 
gulls.
7.  When shopping for new clothes you check the pockets are big enough to 
hold a field guide.
8.  After finding a second Boreal Owl you refer to it as a trash bird.
9.  The Rare Bird Hot Line is number one on your speed dial.
10.  All the magazine subscriptions you receive have the word 'bird' on 
them.
11.  Only a fellow birder can decipher the license plate on your car.
12.  You know the difference between a pelagic and a passerine.
13.  Your New Years resolution is to start a new millennium list.
14.  When you talk about the World Series you're not talking sports.
15.  You own more optics than a college observatory.
16.  You know how to pronounce Pyrrhuloxia and Phainopepla.
17.  Your idea of an exotic dancer is a Japanese Crane.
18.  When someone says there is more to life than birding, you question 
their sanity.
19.  You only win Final Jeopardy when the category is birds.
20.  These jokes make you smile.

-- Ellie Womack Hummingbird Bander Grove (NE corner), OK Zone 6 "

Bob Fisher
Independence, Missouri
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