Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:22 PM
I bought the Tekiela when I first came to Texas and find it very frustrating. I have seen many birds here that are not in the book at all ((Black Skimmer, White-tailed hawk, numerous sparrows). I brought my eastern audubon down and that helped, but rarely does either show female or juvenile birds. I have a western National Geographic I bought while traveling and the eastern addition is going on my Christmas list!
Life list at 353!...2013 Lifers: Barred Owl, Northern Shrike, Pine Grosbeak, Merlin, Red Crossbill, White-winged Crossbill, Common Pauraque, Olive Sparrow, Western, Least, Clark's and Eared Grebes, Altimira, Audubons, Scotts and Bullock's Orioles, Black-headed Grosbeak, Green Kingfisher, Reddish Egret, Red-naped Sapsucker, Eastern and Western Screech Owls, Flamulated owl,Elf Owl, Mexican Spotted Owl, American Bittern, more ducks and shorebirds than I can list , Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Buff-breasted flycatcher, ELEGANT TROGON, Gray Hawk, Black Hawk, Hutton's and Bell's Vireo,Black-throated Gray Warbler, Painted Redstart, Yellow-throated warbler, TROPICAL PARULA, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Broad-billed, Anna's, Costa's, Violet -crowned, Rufous and Magnificent Hummingbirds.