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Q. What got you interested in birding?
Q.  What's your favorite birding spot in Oklahoma?
Introducing our January 2005
Birder of the Month:

SUZY HARRIS
of Bartlesville, OK

NOTE:  As of September 2007,
Suzy is also Editor of the
Scissortail, newsletter of the
Oklahoma Ornithological Society
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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?
I've been seriously birding since the summer of 1994, although I've always had an appreciation for nature and been aware of the birds around me.
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This really didn't start my "serious" birding, but.... when I was a little girl, I always looked forward to hearing the Whip-Poor-Wills call outside my bedroom window in the spring as I was going to sleep.
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I'd have to say McCurtain County, although I don't get down there as often as I'd like.  There are so many neat birds there that aren't anywhere else in Oklahoma!
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I've always used a Peterson's, but I'm slowly converting to Sibley's.
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Roseate Spoonbill because I think they're just beautiful;
Brown-headed Nuthatch because of its call (yes, that's a rubber ducky you're hearing); and
Northern Mockingbird because of their innate ability to mimic things.
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My first birding trip to Galveston Island in 1994.  I saw so many things I'd never paid close attention to before... and I saw my first Roseate Spoonbill!
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I haven't had a worst yet, because I've always managed to see something.
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Oh crap!
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Cry the Beloved Country, by Paten.
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 father remains my hero to this day.  He was a calm, gentle person from whom I learned a respect for, and appreciation of, nature.
Q. How long have you been birding?
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