I have just joined this forum tonight. I am not really an addicted birder but I do enjoy mixing it with my travel and spending some time at home doing it when I have time. I am a past president of our local naturalist club and a member of the Conservation Committee for BC Nature (the umbrella group for our province). I must admit to being a lister i.e. I keep a list of all the birds I have seen while travelling. My favourite local bird is the Wood Duck which occasionally visits the small lake next to our home.