Pete's in Zambia! Check out his birds!
List of birds of Zambia Wikipedia page. It is pretty hard not to get jealous at the thought of Pete seeing birds like these. The bird above is a Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum). I don't know if Pete's seen one yet, but if they are present in his part of the country, I guarantee that Pete will find a way to see one!
Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata.) How could I compete with anyone who has this bird on his on his life-list?
Secretary-bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) was taken at the San Diego Zoo, but Pete has a good chance of seeing one in the wild!
Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis). You'd have to be a far better person than I am not to feel a little jealous when your competition is seeing birds like these! (Actually, I am the only one who is competitive about birding. Pete is even more passionate about birding than I am, but he always praises my efforts, cheers me on, and is excited for me whenever I add a new species to my life list. I try to be as supportive towards him as he is towards me, but I'm ashamed to say that it doesn't come naturally.)
This year we are doing Bird-a-thon in honor of Pete. He's spending two years of his life volunteering in Africa to make the world a better place. The very least his dad and mom can do is is spend 24 hours chasing down birds, right? Especially since the money we raise will help make our little corner of the world a better place for generations to come.