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You're going to have to stick with me on this one (tons of segues). My dad has been in Venezuela for 2 weeks on a birding trip and comes home later today so I've been thinking about him and birding. That made me remember that when my family spent three months traveling through Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur (yes, an awesome trip) my parents did a lot of birding. Not to be left out, my brother and I did "fake birding": we made bird books filled with fake birds that we pretended we saw. The book was full of statistics, drawings, and maps just like a real bird book.
So, this is my brother and I in 1978 in the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya. Notice the binoculars (all the better for seeing fake birds with) and the all-too-groovy Chairman Mao hats.