I love birding but more specifically, I love the birds that I see in my backyard. I am not one to travel to locations to get a glimpse of a species...for some reason this does not interest me. However I love to see how many different species visit my yard, whether they are in the woods or on my feeders. I also love taking pictures of them to "officially" record them, and it also helps to use the photographs when identifying them too. I am not the best at either and do get frustrated in both endeavors, but I am doing the best I can. :)
Here is information on what a birding life list is:
is a cumulative record of the bird species an individual birder successfully identifies, and keeping a list is the easiest way to track which birds you have seen. For most birders, however, it is just fun to keep a life list and add up how many bird species you have seen.