Mark Alt, the president of the MOU is dubbing this "Birdification". I wonder if this phrase will sweep the nation like the term "clister" did in reference to county listers.
I have learned that certification of bird watchers is in other states as well. Roy Harvey sent me a link to a birding certificate program in Florida. Check out the list of certification levels. This seems like a kinder gentler version. (Jeez, did I actually just type "kinder gentler"? I think I lost a little of my edge in Ohio.) Actually, it looks like your level is based on the size of your life list. At least this certification program doesn't threaten to release your information to your employers if you suck like they do in Wisconsin.