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Q. What first got you interested in birding?
Q.  What's your favorite birding spot in Oklahoma?
Introducing our April 2009
Birder of the Month:

Bill Carrell
of Tulsa, OK
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Q.  What field guide do you prefer to use?
Q.  What are your 3 favorite birds? and is/are there any particular reason(s) they're your favorites??
Q.  Tell us about your BEST birding experience.... so far.
Q.  What was your WORST??
Q.  What are you most likely to say when a bird flies before you can ID it??
Q.  What was the last book you read?
About 17 years.
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I've been interested in birds since I was very young, but it was mostly an offhand thing until I started seeing birds that were unfamiliar in my yard. Field guide and binoculars followed, and the rest is history.
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Mohawk Park in Tulsa.
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National Geographic or Sibley.
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(1) Common Raven (corvids in general, actually), because they're smarter than most humans I know .
(2) Northern Harrier, just because.
(3) All Nightjars, because they're cool.
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Southeastern Arizona in 1999 (nothing more need be said)
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Is there such a thing?
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An articulate shrug conveys more than words possibly could.
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I usually have two going at once. I most recently finished "The Snow Leopard" by Peter Matthiessen (re-read), and "Shalimar the Clown" by Salman Rushdie.
Q.  Who are your heroes or role models?  Whom do you admire? and if you care to comment, why are they your heroes?
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I'm my own role model.
Q. How long have you been birding?
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Bill at a recent Tulsa Audubon Society meeting,
talking with fellow member Mary Jackson