According to the Fifth Edition of the ABA Checklist, Curlew Sandpiper and McKay's Bunting were the only "easy" (Difficulty Levels 1 - 3) birds I had not seen. The Sixth Edition revised the Difficulty Levels which led to the bizarre situation of a field birder organization presenting information useless to field birders. I dropped my membership in the ABA in protest. This page presents a thorough discussion of my position. I had hoped that the Seventh Edition would correct this but it didn't. It did, however, add quite a few species that were splits or new to the area, so I am using it.
Thus, according to the Seventh Edition of the ABA Checklist (v7.9.0, 7/12/16, 993 species) there are eight birds reasonably possible for me: Cackling Goose, Sagebrush Sparrow, Egyptian Goose, Gunnison Sage-Grouse, Purple Swamphen, Rosy-faced Lovebird, Nanday Parakeet, and Scaly-breasted Munia. Although there are several more theoretically possible, they are either too irregular or too remote or would require a speculative pelagic trip for me to attempt.
Field Trip Reports::
Some of the sagas of searches for life birds can be found on the Field Trip Reports page. Those through 2000 were submitted to the BirdChat mail-list whose members were extremely helpful in giving good advice on when and where to find my Nemesis Birds.
For a couple of samples, try the good news/bad news 1996 trip to Nova Scotia and Billie's Excellent Alligator Adventure in the 1998 Florida trip.
Added since I filed trip reports with BirdChat:
Our summer project in 2003 was to volunteer at City Of Rocks National Reserve. Beth worked in the office and I did a breeding bird survey.
I delight in guiding visiting birders to local hotspots in Southwestern Ohio when I am not traveling to other areas for new adventures in birding. Contact me!