I came to county listing quite innocently, at least in my mind. After college, I spent my summers doing surveys for the now published 2nd Breeding Bird Atlas in Pennsylvania, honing my earbirding skills so I could identify any breeding species by hearing just a snippet of their song. (Hint: If you really want to learn your bird songs, spend a couple summers out in the field, seven days a week practicing…) This job took me all over my state and to many areas I had never visited before. I was a very casual birder until college because I just didn’t realize that there was something besides casual birding. Remember, this was before Facebook.