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Q. What first got you interested in birding?
Q.  What's your favorite birding spot in Oklahoma?

Introducing our December 2008
Birder of the Month:

MATTHEW JUNG
of Oklahoma City, 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?
Since 2004, after retiring from Seagate Technology.  I was an avid birder as a young boy soooooo looooong ago.
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It's like hunting but with binoculars and the birds live on.
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I have many; close to home are the county roads of NW OKC and Rose Lake, Coffer Dam and Stinchcomb Wilderness.  Further away it's Hackberry Flat.
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When in the field I carry Kenn Kaufman's Guide.  At home I have Sibley and National Geographic.
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Redheaded Woodpecker - the markings are breathtaking
Lark Sparrow - has such a beautiful song
Blue Jay - they just enjoy life
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Finding my nemesis bird, Pileated Woodpecker, in Norman (south Jenkins) for a very long and satisfying look by naked eye.
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Never had one; a bad day birding is better than a good day at home in air-conditioned comfort.
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Who are you?
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The Singing Life of Birds by Donald Kroodsma.
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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My Dad who made it far in life with little formal education but worked hard and smart.
Wolfgang Unzicker - German Chess Champion and International Grandmaster.
Q. How long have you been birding?
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