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This article contains potentially sensitive content that may be discomforting or upsetting to certain users. Viewer discretion is advised! Reason: The player will be given a warning due to the lust surrounding the mod, mainly from Sakuroma. Sakuroma's appearance, poses, certain parts showing, portraits, dialogue, and icons, especially her losing icon, can be suggestive. Other than Saku's dialogue, some of it from others contains sexual references.
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However during the last song I researched Vs. RetroSpecter, and to be honest I found some...unsavory things. - DRX-49
This page contains spoilers that may ruin the player's experience. View at your own risk or after playing the mod itself! Reason: This page tells the full-ass story of Vs RetroSpecter.
Wow... So that's how that turned out! Vs. RetroSpecter is just... extraordinary! - Xingqiu
This mod is on the golden throne! It has more than 1,000,000 views on its download page and can be considered one of the best and most remembered mods in the Friday Night Funkin' community! Reason: RetroSpecter is a popular musician on YouTube known for his Friday Night Funkin' remixes . Not to mention that Part 1 took 5 months to make, so of course it deserves the Golden Throne!
So, what brings you to this side of the mansion? - Luna
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Wait a minute.. How did YOU get here? I didn't draw you! - Sketchy
This mod is currently on hold. This may either mean that development is temporarily halted, or that the mod is temporarily unable to be downloaded to fix one or more issues that may be present, or the mod is on a long hiatus. More information can be found below. Reason: the development having issues and Retrospecter made a video about the community 
Friday Night Funkin' vs. RetroSpecter is a mod created by RetroSpecter . In this mod, Boyfriend will be facing off each member of the seven deadly sins . The mod is currently on Part 1.75 . More content will be coming soon to this page. Note: At least 16GB RAM is recommended to play this mod. The minimum required is 8 GB.
- 1.2 Strike lines
- 3 Development
- 4 Reception
- 5 Cameos in other mods
- 8 Achievements
- 9.1 v1 (August 27, 2021)
- 9.2 v1.0.1 Update (August 28, 2021)
- 9.3 v1.1 Update (August 30, 2021)
- 9.4 v1.5 Update (February 5, 2022)
- 9.5 v1.75 Update, (August 27 2022)
- 10 Trivia (General)
- 11 Gallery (General)
- 12 References
- 13 Download Links
- Poison Notes : In Spectral , Ectospasm and Corruptro ; shiny, green notes containing poison will appear throughout the songs. While Berserker Retro can hit them just fine, hitting these notes will cause the player's health to get drained for the rest of the song. The more notes the player hits, the faster their health will drain. However, the poison's effects will not kill the player directly.
- Spectre Notes : In Ectospasm and Corruptro , the player's notes will slowly become invisible, however by hitting the Spectre notes, they will revert back to normal.
- Heart Note : At the end of Ectospasm , one last note will appear. Hitting this note will unlock Fuzzy Feeling .
- Blizzard also appears and it makes the screen blurry.
- The strike lines will constantly rock in all songs.
- In Ectospasm, the strike lines will become invisible.
- The strike lines will sometimes rotate around.
- Infernal Paradise University
Boyfriend and Girlfriend somehow appear in RetroSpecter's domain, or the gates of Wrath. RetroSpecter noticed the two and greeted them. Boyfriend wanted to go to "The City," but RetroSpecter said that Boyfriend must prove his worth by challenging him to a singing battle. After successfully winning Satisfracture against RetroSpecter, he already becomes enraged and transforms into Berserker Retro . Despite the change of scenery and making the duel even more challenging, Boyfriend still wins against RetroSpecter. The demon of Wrath smashes the ground in anger and envelops himself in green flames.
RetroSpecter has spent money on the mod's development. However, the total budget is still unknown due to controversy.   The teasers alone have funded the mod's development along with some of RetroSpecter's YouTube ad revenue.  One of the first things the development team did was creating the default/loss health bar icons. However, the plan to add winning icons would not appear until later in development. Sakuroma's icons came even later since it was not planned by the team to add her in Part 1.  For art, it completely started with a sketch of RetroSpecter's idle pose. 
The following song names are named after the following: Retro , is named after the first half of the name, RetroSpecter;  Spectral is named after the second half of the name, RetroSpecter;  Satisfracture is a combination of "satisfying" and "fracture";  Ectospasm is a combination of "ectoplasm" and "spasm". The term "spasm" is included, because players will typically have hand spasms when playing the song;  and Fuzzy Feeling is a shortened version of "warm fuzzy feelings", a phrase used to describe how people feel when they meet someone they like or love. 
Overall, the mod has received praise and positive feedback due to its high quality. Users have begun to make fan art and remixes of both RetroSpecter and Sakuroma where even the director himself appreciates it.  5 days prior to its release, the mod has already hit at least 200k views and 50k downloads on GameBanana. As a result, the mod has received a "Fan Favorite" category on the wiki.  Afterwards, the mod got onto the wiki's Hall of Fame. 
Cameos in other mods
- In VS Violastro , RetroSpecter appears in the top right crowd.
- In The Date Week , RetroSpecter appears in the credits along with other characters.
- In Vs. Ace , RetroSpecter appears in the Week 1 background behind Ace. His berserker form appears in Week 2 and during Ace's Ectospasm. He has a dialogue when starting and completing Ectospasm. RetroSpecter's minus self appears in Week -1 as an opponent and playable character. Sakuroma appears as well in Cold-Hearted and Sweater Weather as an opponent. Sakuroma's minus self also appears in Frostbite 2 as an opponent.
- When battling against Kapi in the alternative timeline of Vs Omega , RetroSpecter appears in the background fighting against Mother (Otherwise known as The Witness) from Binding of Isaac Repentance DLC.
- In Vs. Rosie , RetroSpecter appears in the background during Love ShortCake.
- In Big Swingin' Sister , RetroSpecter and Ace cameos in Week 2 and Covers. Sakuroma also appears as a poster in Week 1.
- Background Music
You wanna sing? But the BG isn't finished yet! - BBPanzu
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- Fuzzy Feeling
- Post-Fuzzy Feeling
- Scaly Feeling
- Post-Scaly Feeling
- Fuzziest Feeling
- Post-Fuzziest Feeling
- Fun-Sized RetroSpecter
- Fun-Sized Ace
- Fun-Sized Sakuroma
[Boyfriend beeps. Retro's tail hand snaps its fingers, summoning a microphone.] Retro Oh, it's you. Boyfriend Beep Retro You sure took your time. I was wondering when you'd show up. Boyfriend Beep boop bop Retro Your girlfriend seems pretty comfortable down here, she even dressed for the occasion. Girlfriend :D Boyfriend Boopa Retro You want into the city? Sing. Retro Prove your worth, and you can pass my gates of Wrath. Boyfriend Bip Brap boop Retro I'm not gonna go easy on you though, I've prepared a little surprise for this one. Boyfriend Beep?
Satisfracture Dialogue (Fun-Sized RetroSpecter)
[Fun-sized RetroSpecter beeps. Retro's tail hand snaps its fingers, summoning a microphone.] Retro So are you like, me from an alternate dimension or something? Retro I guess? Retro I heard you remix other people's mods... Retro Yeah! It's a lot of fun and I really like supporting the communit-- Retro ...and all you do is add kicks and snares to their music. Retro Okay that's a little rude. Why are you so angry? Retro I'm LITERALLY wrath. Retro You don't have to be so mean to yourself though :( Retro There's a symbolic message in that sentence somewhere.
Satisfracture Dialogue (Fun-Sized Ace)
[Fun-sized Ace beeps. Retro's tail hand snaps its fingers, summoning a microphone.] Retro What are you doing here? Fun-Sized Ace You never invite me to your realm. Retro There's literally nothing to do here. Fun-Sized Ace Yeah but I like visiting you :(. Retro I like when you visit too.
Satisfracture Dialogue (Fun-Sized Sakuroma)
[Fun-sized Sakuroma beeps. Retro's tail hand snaps its fingers, summoning a microphone.] Retro Saku...? Fun-Sized Sakuroma Hmm? Retro Oh my god. This is hilarious. Fun-Sized Sakuroma Oh wait. Let me guess. Fun-Sized Sakuroma It's because I'm finally shorter than you, isn't it? Retro "How's it feel, being all the way down there?" Fun-Sized Sakuroma Yes yes, laugh it up sweetie. You know this isn't canon. Retro Canon or not, I will enjoy every second of this. Revenge is sweet.
[Boyfriend beeps. Retro's tail hand snaps its fingers, summoning a microphone.] Retro Oh it's-- Retro Wait, Saku, what are you doing here? sakuroma Hey, Retro~! I just thought I'd sit back and watch you two! Boyfriend Beep! Retro Then where's... Retro Whatever, just please don't be weird. sakuroma No promises :3 Retro Ugh. Boyfriend Boopa
[Fun-Sized RetroSpecter beeps. Retro's tail hand snaps its fingers, summoning a microphone.] Retro Two Wraths. Retro One lust ;) Sakuroma Darlings please, there are people watching~! Retro Like a bit of voyeurism has stopped you before. Sakuroma You're right, after all, you were part of it. Retro C-can you not do this in front of the other me?! Retro No please, do go on.
[Fun-Sized Ace beeps. Retro's tail hand snaps its fingers, summoning a microphone.] Retro What are you doing here? Fun-Sized Ace Saku and I wanted to check your place out. Sakuroma It's cool and all, but I'm not sure how I feel about all the green. Retro There's more cyan down below. Sakuroma Oh my, darling, I know~ Retro I meant in the depths below. You know, the area below the floor we're standing on? Fun-Sized Ace Sure buddy, sure.
- Minus Boyfriend
Retro Don't push me, little man. Boyfriend Boop beep? Retro Annoyed? No. Retro I'M ALREADY PISSED! [Retro transforms into Berserker Retro and the background fills up with bright green flames.]
Spectral Dialogue (Fun-Sized RetroSpecter)
Retro Enough. Retro You said the Whitty line! Retro Shut up, before I do things to you that you'll regret. Retro What if I'm into that? Retro Okay, furry. Retro Look who's talking, Mr. Walking furry commentator. Better watch out before somebody gets offended. Retro OH, IT'S ON, HALF-PINT! [Retro transforms into Berserker Retro and the background fills up with bright green flames.]
Spectral Dialogue (Fun-Sized Ace)
Fun-Sized Ace Haha you sound kinda like Asgore. Retro You have no idea how many people have said this. Fun-Sized Ace No, I actually do. Retro How? Fun-Sized Ace You DM me about it all the time. Retro YEAH, AND IT PISSES ME OFF! [Retro transforms into Berserker Retro and the background fills up with bright green flames.]
Spectral Dialogue (Minus BF)
Girlfriend :D ^^ :O :) :] ;3 C: :J =D Boyfriend Boop bop beep bap boop brap bop b- Retro OH MY GOD, SHUT UP. I CAN'T UNDERSTAND EITHER OF YOU!!! [Retro transforms into Berserker Retro and the background fills up with bright green flames.]
Sakuroma You two are so cute together! Retro Quiet, little lady. We're trying to sing here. Sakuroma Little? I believe I'm the tallest one here...Manlets~ Boyfriend Bep Retro WE'LL SEE ABOUT THAT! [Retro transforms into Berserker Retro and the background fills up with bright green flames.]
Retro Phew! That was intense! Sakuroma Ohhhh~! I'll say~! Retro Does she always do this? Retro You get used to it. Retro Anyways, let me make this more interesting for the both of you. [Retro transforms into Berserker Retro and the background fills up with bright green flames.]
Fun-Sized Ace Hey, that was fun! But I wish Saku would stop stinking up the place with her pheromones. Sakuroma Oh hush, you like it just as much as Retro does. Sakuroma Shut. Retro ... Retro ...Moving on. Here's phase two. [Retro transforms into Berserker Retro and the background fills up with bright green flames.]
Retro Oh? Is that fresh meat I see? Boyfriend Beep? Retro The name's Metro. I'm the veteran quarterback for Team Infernal. Retro You're the new quarterback for Team Paradise, right? You don't look like much. Boyfriend Boop. Retro Me? I was just exorcising. Boyfriend *Bap. Retro Excorcising? Exercising? Retro Meh whatever. English is stupid. Boyfriend Brap. Retro Hey pipsqueak. Test out my vocal chords with me. Let's see who's the better singer. Boyfriend *Boop. Retro *CORDS. WHATEVER!
Retro Not bad, runt. I'll see you in a few weeks for our REAL match. Retro I've got you in my sites. Boyfriend *Beep. Retro *SIGHTS. UGHHHH-- Retro YOU KNOW WHAT? THAT'S IT-
Atrocean What a wonderful day here at Infernal Paradise University! Atrocean Today, it's Team Heaven Vs. Team Hell! Who will come out on top?! Dozirc Zzzz... Retro Wow, you actually showed up! Retro I didn't think you'd have the balls. Retro 'Cuz of what happened 3 weeks ago. Haha. Boyfriend Beep boop... Sakuroma WOOOOOOOOO! Go Metro! Retro Go where? I'm standing right where I need to be. Sakuroma Oh, you're right! Teehee~!
Atrocean What a great start! I think our Quarterback might be struggling against the new rookie? Dozirc Zzzz... Girlfriend [Happy] Boyfriend Beep! Retro What? Retro Struggling!? Retro No way. We're just getting started. Sakuroma WE LOVE YOU METRO! WOOOO! Retro Good luck on this next song, runt. See if you can keep up.
Atrocean An amazing battle! Looks like the new guy wins this one! Dozirc Zzzzzzzzz... Boyfriend Beep Boop! Girlfriend :D Retro WHAT!? No way! Retro Whatever, singing's stupid anyway. Sakuroma YAAAAY! YOU DID IT! Retro No I didn't. We lost! Retro Cover for me, will you? I'm gonna take a break. Sakuroma M-me?! But I'm a cheerleader, not a singer... Retro Then cheer at him or something, I don't know! Boyfriend Brap?
Atrocean Wow. Dozirc ...Huh? Retro What the hell...? Sakuroma W-was it that bad? Sorry... Retro What? No, not at all! I had no idea you were such a good singer. Boyfriend Beep boop! Girlfriend [Happy] Sakuroma Oh, th-thank you... Retro Hey, Maku, mind if we sing this next one together? Sakuroma Oh, sure! Retro Alright, then let's give him everything we've got!
Atrocean What an absolutely stunning display from all three participants! I'm floored! Dozirc That was...pretty cool... Atrocean You and I might have to sing down there ourselves sometime, Mozy! Dozirc Zzzz... Retro Not bad, runt. Retro This was, uh, actually kinda fun, and I am NOT easy to impress. Sakuroma It was super fun! We should sing together again sometime! Sakuroma O-only if you want to, Metro... Retro Sure, but for now I'm gonna head back to the lockers and do some lifting. Boyfriend Beep! Retro If you ever need someone to spot you, hit me up, bro. I know at least 52 workout routines. Sakuroma You too, little lady! I know 126 different positions! Flexibility is my middle name! Girlfriend ^^
[ Dialogue 1 ] Retro Sorry about the poison notes. Do you want me to disable them? Retro TOO BAD. THIS SONG IS HARD FOR A REASON. HAHAHA. Retro THERE'S A NICE REWARD IN IT, IF YOU MAKE IT TO THE END... Retro BUUUUT IF YOU WANNA TAKE THE COWARD'S WAY OUT, I'LL GIVE YOU A HINT. Retro TYPE THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF THE ROSY MAPLE MOTH'S WIKIPEDIA PAGE ON THE STORY MENU. Retro NO SPACES OR PUNCTUATION. OTHERWISE, FIGHT ME LIKE A MAN! [ Dialogue 2 ] Retro ACID IS GREAT FOR YOUR SKIN COMPLEXION. [ Dialogue 3 ] Retro THE OPTION'S STILL THERE TO TYPE UP THAT WIKI PAGE. [ Dialogue 4 ] Retro NICE WHIFF. GET IT CUZ TOXINS. HAHA! [ Dialogue 5 ] Retro ARE YOU STILL STREAMING THIS? GOD I HOPE SO. [ Dialogue 6 ] Retro WHAT'S IT LIKE ALL THE WAY DOWN THERE? [ Dialogue 7 (activates True Hell Difficulty) ] Retro OOO RETRY NUMBER 7. MY FAVORITE NUMBER. LET'S MIX THINGS UP A BIT THIS TIME, SHALL WE? [ Dialogue 8 ] Retro YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO MISS THE POISON NOTES. NOT HIT THEM. [ Dialogue 9 ] Retro COME ON, GIRLFRIEND. LET'S GRAB SOME MCDEMON'S. [ Dialogue 10 ] Retro ACE WAS NICE TO YOU. WHAT MADE YOU THINK I WOULD BE? HAHA. [ Dialogue 11 ] Retro DON'T WORRY. THAT'LL WASH RIGHT OUT. [ Dialogue 12 ] Retro HI MOM. [ Dialogue 13 ] Retro YOU LOOK LIKE MY VARIOUS BODY FLUIDS. GROSS. [ Dialogue 14 ] Retro AWW. YOU GOT IT ALL OVER MY STRETCHY PANTS :( [ Dialogue 15 ] Retro WHY DO I EVEN WASTE MY TIME WITH YOU? HAHA. [ Dialogue 16 ] Retro DO YOUR FINGERS HURT YET? CUZ MINE DON'T. [ Dialogue 17 ] Retro IZZURIUS IS GONNA MAKE A NICE POTION OUT OF YOUR REMAINS. [ Dialogue 18 ] Retro HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA [ Dialogue 19 ] Retro I HAVE A TATTOO ON MY BACK. Just thought you should know. TRIVIA. [ Dialogue 20 ] Retro HOW MANY TIMES ARE YOU GONNA DIE ON PURPOSE JUST TO SEE THESE LINES?! [ Dialogue 21 ] Retro OH YOU'LL DEFINITELY GET IT NEXT TRY. TRUST ME. HAHA. [ Dialogue 22 ] Retro I'D LIKE TO SEE ATROCEAN DO BETTER THAN THIS. [ Dialogue 23 ] Retro I'LL CALL INSATIAN OVER TO PICK UP AND DEVOUR YOUR BONES. [ Dialogue 24 ] Retro 4 BALLS. THAT'S CALLED A DOUBLE TEABAG. [ Dialogue 25 ] Retro IF YOU CAN'T EVEN BEAT THIS PHASE, THEN GOOD LUCK IN PART 2. [ Dialogue 26 ] Retro STOP RAGING. YOUR MOMMY'S GONNA HEAR YOU. [ Dialogue 27 ] Retro HAVE YOU EVEN GOTTEN HALFWAY THROUGH THE SONG YET? HAHA. [ Dialogue 28 ] Retro DID YOU LIKE THE THORNS REFERENCE? I did... [ Dialogue 29 ] Retro YOU WANT TO SEE MOTH BOOBA, DON'T YOU? TRY HARDER. [ Dialogue 30 ] Retro I DREAD TO THINK WHAT SAKUROMA IS GONNA DO WITH YOU NOW. [ Dialogue 31 ] Retro HIVEMINE'S GONNA SELL YOUR PRETTY REMAINS FOR A PRETTY PENNY. [ Dialogue 32 ] Retro YOU ARE SO SMALL. IT'S FUNNY TO ME. [ Dialogue 33 ] Retro HAHA. WHAT A MISERABLE, LITTLE PILE. [ Dialogue 34 ] Retro SKILL ISSUE. [ Dialogue 35 ] Retro SUCKS TO SUCK. HAHAHAHA! [ Dialogue 36 ] Retro CRY ABOUT IT. OH WAIT, YOU CAN'T! [ Dialogue 37 ] Retro I'M HONESTLY SURPRISED YOU'VE FAILED THIS MUCH. [ Dialogue 38 ] Retro JUST GIVE UP ALREADY, FOR BOTH OF OUR SAKE'S. [ Dialogue 39 ] Retro LIFE IS GREAT. I GET TO WATCH YOU SUFFER OVER AND OVER AGAIN. [ Dialogue 40 ] Retro AWW, WHAT'S WRONG? BABY'S HANDS HURT? [ Dialogue 41 ] Retro *crys* WHY. ARE YOU SO BAD. [ Dialogue 42 ] Retro I HAVEN'T EVEN RUN OUT OF THINGS TO SAY YET. I CAN GO ALL DAY. [ Dialogue 43 ] Retro YOUR TEARS ARE DELICIOUS, AND TASTE LIKE MY POISON. [ Dialogue 44 ] Retro JUST GET GOOD ALREADY. MOST PEOPLE HAVE BEATEN THIS SONG BY NOW. [ Dialogue 45 ] Retro I'M HONESTLY GETTING BORED AT THIS POINT. [ Dialogue 46 ] Retro WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU CAN BEAT PART TWO'S BONUS SONG IF YOU CAN'T BEAT THIS ONE? [ Dialogue 47 ] Retro JUST GO COMPLAIN ABOUT THIS PART ON GAMEBANANA ALREADY. [ Dialogue 48 ] Retro MIND IF I TAKE A BREAK FROM INSULTING YOU TO TELL YOU A STORY? [ Dialogue 49 ] Retro SO LIKE, LIFE IS GOOD AND ALL, BUT I'M HAVING SOME SELF-DOUBT ISSUES. [ Dialogue 50 ] Retro BEING THE GATEKEEPER AND ALL IS A LOT OF RESPONSIBILITY. [ Dialogue 51 ] Retro AND I KNOW I HAVE A BIT OF A TEMPER. HAHA. [ Dialogue 52 ] Retro BUT I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO LIKE ME, YOU KNOW? [ Dialogue 53 ] Retro I WANT TO FEEL VALIDATED. [ Dialogue 54 ] Retro I WANT TO FEEL LIKE I MATTER IN THIS WORLD. [ Dialogue 55 ] Retro BUT IT'S HARD TO FEEL IMPORTANT WHEN SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE EXIST... [ Dialogue 56 ] Retro AND DO YOUR JOB BETTER THAN YOU. [ Dialogue 57 ] Retro I JUST HOPE I DO A GOOD ENOUGH JOB TO MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY. [ Dialogue 58 ] Retro THANKS FOR LETTING ME VENT, BOYFRIEND. BACK TO INSULTING YOU. [ Dialogue 59 ] Retro YOU'RE FAT. [ Dialogue 60 ] Retro YOUR MOM'S FAT. [ Dialogue 61 ] Retro I'm fat :( [ Dialogue 62 ] Retro I'M LEGIT RUNNING OUT OF THINGS TO SAY. [ Dialogue 63 ] Retro I HOPE YOU GUYS LIKED THE MOD. [ Dialogue 64 ] Retro PLEASE GO SUPPORT EVERYONE WHO WORKED ON IT IN THE CREDITS. [ Dialogue 65 ] Retro rawr :3 [ Dialogue 66 ] Retro PLEASE JUST GO TYPE IN THE CHEAT CODE ALREADY. [ Dialogue 67 ] Retro YOU'RE JUST DYING ON PURPOSE TO READ ALL THESE, AREN'T YOU? [ Dialogue 68 ] Retro YAWN. I'M GETTING BORED. [ Dialogue 69 (explicit warning) ] Retro DID YOU KNOW I HAVE 2 DICKS? [ Dialogue 70 ] Retro I ALSO LEAK ACID FROM MY HORNS. [ Dialogue 71 ] Retro HOW ARE YOU GONNA HANDLE THE OTHER 2 SINS IF YOU CAN'T HANDLE ME? [ Dialogue 72 ] Retro AND THE 7 HOLY VIRTUES. [ Dialogue 73 ] Retro AND THE 4 HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE. [ Dialogue 74 ] Retro JUST KIDDING. WE'LL PROBABLY BE BURNT OUT AFTER VS SAKUROMA. [ Dialogue 75 ] Retro I'M HONESTLY JUST TYPING ANYTHING AT THIS POINT. [ Dialogue 76 ] Retro 100 LINES WAS A MISTAKE. [ Dialogue 77 ] Retro PLEASE END MY MISERY. [ Dialogue 78 ] Retro HERE, HAVE SOME FANSERVICE. [ Dialogue 79 ] Retro *I take my shirt off* ;0 [ Dialogue 80 ] Retro OH WOW. IT IS HOT IN HERE. MAN I AM SWEATING. [ Dialogue 81 ] Retro WINKY FACE [ Dialogue 82 ] Retro OKAY THAT'S ENOUGH. [ Dialogue 83 ] Retro RUNNING OUT OF LINES TO SAY... [ Dialogue 84 ] Retro YOU SMELL. [ Dialogue 85 ] Retro YOU'RE DUMB. [ Dialogue 86 ] Retro MY VOICE HURTS FROM ALL THIS YELLING AT YOU. [ Dialogue 87 (code reveal) ] Retro THE SHORTER CODE IS 'MOMMYMOTHYMILKIES' PLEASE JUST LEAVE ME ALONE. [ Dialogue 88 (tankman reference) ] Retro UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH [ Dialogue 89 ] Retro YOU SUCK. [ Dialogue 90 ] Retro I GUESS I'LL USE THIS TIME TO EDUCATE YOU ABOUT THE OTHER SINS. [ Dialogue 91 ] Retro SAKUROMA IS LUST. SHE'S A MOTH. SHE'S CUTE, BUT ANNOYING. [ Dialogue 92 ] Retro IZZURIUS IS PRIDE. HE'S A PLAGUE CROW. HE MADE MY CLOTHES. [ Dialogue 93 ] Retro THAT'S WHY MY PANTS DON'T TEAR. HE MADE THEM. THEY'RE STRETCHY. [ Dialogue 94 ] Retro INSATIAN IS GLUTTONY. I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HER HONESTLY. SHE'S WEIRD. [ Dialogue 95 ] Retro HIVEMINE IS GREED. SHE'S INTERESTING, BUT SHE KEEPS TRYING TO STEAL MY CRYSTALS. [ Dialogue 96 ] Retro ATROCEAN IS ENVY. HE'S JUST A STRAIGHT UP DICK. I HATE HIM. [ Dialogue 97 ] Retro DOZIRC IS SLOTH. HE'S A PRETTY COOL DUDE HONESTLY. VERY LAID BACK. [ Dialogue 98 ] Retro ALRIGHT I'M NEARING THE 100 QUOTES I WAS CONTRACTUALLY OBLIGATED TO DO. [ Dialogue 99 ] Retro IT'S BEEN FUN, BOYFRIEND. I ENJOYED MAULING YOU OVER AND OVER AGAIN. [ Dialogue 100 ] Retro LET'S DO THIS AGAIN SOMETIME, OKAY? [ Dialogue 101 ] Retro FAREWELL. SEE YOU IN PART 2. [ Dialogue 102 ] Retro I WILL NOW REPEAT EVERYTHING I JUST SAID.
Fuzzy Feeling Dialogue
Sakuroma Ara Ara~ Boyfriend Beep boop? Sakuroma My, my, aren't you a cutie? Boyfriend B-beep... Sakuroma I saw you and our angry cyan hunk's little spectacle over there. You were both very impressive` Boyfriend Beep boop brap! Sakuroma Your voice is so enchanting! I'd love to sing a quick song with you. Boyfriend
Fuzzy Feeling Dialogue (Fun-Sized RetroSpecter)
Sakuroma Good evening, Retro~ Retro Oh, hey Sakuroma. What are you doing in my realm? Sakuroma I was attracted by your singing with that small human, so I thought I'd stop by. Retro Well, it's good to see you, I guess. Sakuroma You as well, cutie~ Would you like to sing? Retro Sounds good to me.
Fuzzy Feeling Dialogue (Fun-Sized Ace)
Sakuroma Helloooooo~2 Retro Oh. Hey, Sakuroma. Sakuroma Ace, is that you? You're so tiny and cute! Retro Yeah, this is my manlet skin. What are you doing here? Sakuroma I was attracted to the sound of beautiful singing over here! I just had to see what all the ruckus was about. Retro Don't lie, it was the bright fire wasn't it? Because you're a moth. Sakuroma You know me too well, darling~ Wanna sing? Retro Sure, why not.
Boyfriend Boop? Sakuroma Oh hello, Boyfriend! Good to see you again! Boyfriend Beep boopa? Sakuroma Why are there two of us? Well... (Both Sakuroma in unison) It must be the pheromones~ Boyfriend Bep bap? Sakuroma Your Gilrfriend is off-screen supporting you from the sidelines! Girlfriend ^_^ Sakuroma Now, shall we sing together?
Sakuroma Oh myyyyy~ Retro Whoah, what-- Sakuroma I know how you are with one of us. How will you react to two? Retro What's that supposed to mean-- Sakuroma Don't play dumb, darling. Two of us is probably all you've ever wanted. Retro Not complaining, but you don't gotta spell it out like that. Sakuroma How will people ship us if I don't? Retro Fair point. Wanna sing? Sakuroma I'm always down to sing with you, my sweet~
(Both Sakuroma in unison) Ara ara~ Fun-Sized Ace Whoah. Why are there two of you? Sakuroma Are you complaining? Fun-Sized Ace No, not at all. owo Sakuroma That's what I thought.
Post-Fuzzy Feeling Dialogue
Sakuroma That was spectacular! I felt our voices becoming one, we were made to sing in harmony! Boyfriend Beep bap! Sakuroma If you don't mind, I'd love to take your girlfriend's spot over there and listen to you sing again sometime` Boyfriend BOOBA Girlfriend D: Sakuroma (Don't worry, sweetie, this is all non-canon.)
Post-Fuzzy Feeling (Fun-Sized RetroSpecter)
Sakuroma Your voice sounds different than usual. Have you been drinking water? Retro Hey, I like my coarse voice. Sakuroma I do too, especially-- Retro Not the time. Sakuroma Anyways, I'll be around in place of Girlfriend over there, so I can watch yours and Boyfriend's splendour. Girlfriend D: Sakuroma (Don't worry, sweetie, this is all non-canon.)
Post-Fuzzy Feeling Dialogue (Fun-Sized Ace)
Sakuroma Your voice is as lovely as ever, Ace. Mind if I take that lovely lady's spot over there in the future? Fun-Sized Ace I'm cool with that. Girlfriend D: Sakuroma (Don't worry, sweetie, this is all non-canon.)
Boyfriend Beep boop bop! Sakuroma Amazing as always, Boyfriend. We are both impressed as usual! Boyfriend Beep. (Both Sakuroma in unison) A foursome with Girlfriend? Our pleasure~ Girlfriend ;)
Post-Fuzzy Feeling Dialogue (Fun-Sized RetroSpecter)
Sakuroma Mmmmm~ That was so *intense*~ Sakuroma I agree, other me. I'm all flustered just watching you two! Sakuroma Oh, me too, darling. How about we take it out on our little cyan friend here? Retro Please wait-- (Both Sakuroma in unison) Time waits for no one, darling~
Fun-Sized Ace So, like... (Both Sakuroma in unison) Hmm? Fun-Sized Ace Can you both sit on me? (Both Sakuroma in unison) If you insist ;)
Scaly Feeling Dialogue
Sakuroma Hey big guy~ Retro HEY. Sakuroma Let's give the people what they want, shall we? Retro IT'S ABOUT TIME. I'M ALL PENT UP. Sakuroma I meant a duet. Retro OH. Retro YEAH. Retro ME TOO. Sakuroma That other stuff can be done off-screen. Don't want to get "Demon"itized` Retro HAHA. I GET IT. Retro Uhhhh, am I interrupting something? Retro YOU. LESSER BEING. I GIVE YOU VOICE YELLING POWERS. SING. Retro I CAN SCREAM LIKE A PRINTER NOW!
Post-Scaly Feeling Dialogue
Sakuroma My soft voice goes well against your hard, gruff voice~ Retro CAN YOU CRUSH MY BALLS- Sakuroma I THOUGHT YOU'D NEVER ASK! Retro I'm just gonna walk over here now.
Fun-Sized Sakuroma Oh Retrooooo~ Retro WHAT. Fun-Sized Sakuroma It's 4PM. Time for your daily ball cr- Retro NO. Fun-Sized Sakuroma What did you say...? Retro YOU'VE ALREADY DONE IT SIX TIMES TODAY. Fun-Sized Sakuroma Well I want MORE. Retro ENOUGH. I'M TIRED AND WANT TO SLEEP. Fun-Sized Sakuroma THEN SLEEP WITH ME! Retro UGHHHHHHHH. I NEED TO DO SOME YELLING. Fun-Sized Sakuroma RIGHT BACK AT YOU!
Fun-Sized Sakuroma Phew, that was just what I need to let off a little steam. Retro IT'S FUN TO YELL Fun-Sized Sakuroma Now come here you big beast~ Retro I'M GONNA MAKE YOU S-
Fuzziest Feeling Dialogue
Sakuroma And that's when he stomped on me and called me a pr- Fun-Sized Sakuroma Uh, hello? Sakuroma Oh! Oh! There she is!!! Sakuroma Oh my~! She's so... Sakuroma CUTE AND FUN-SIZED Fun-Sized Sakuroma Hi... is this where I audition to appear in Vs. Retro Part 2? Sakuroma Yes, yes, let's sing together! If you pass, you'll be a part of the playable roster! Sakuroma (Speakers) I wonder if people are sick of this song yet. Sakuroma Nonsense! It did better than all of Retro's songs after all~ Sakuroma (Speakers) Where is Retro, anyways? Sakuroma Probably hanging out with his boyfriend Ace, eating Mountain Spew TM off the rocks. Sakuroma (Speakers) Can't say I'm a fan of the texture~. Anyway, let's sing~!
Post-Fuzziest Feeling Dialogue
Sakuroma Marvelous darling~! Simply superb!!! Sakuroma (Speakers) I was flustered just watching you two! I might need a minute... Fun-Sized Sakuroma Thank you darlings. There was never any doubt in my mind I'd get accepted. Fun-Sized Sakuroma I AM you, after all~ Sakuroma Of course, of course. Now, who wants to show this microphone a good time? (All three Sakuroma in unison) ME! Microphone Help.
Retro ACE, STOP LETTING YOUR ANXIETY TAKE OVER WHENEVER WE ARGUE. Retro YOU CAN'T KEEP RUNNING AWAY EVERY TIME THIS HAPPENS. File:Iceolation Nametag JUST LEAVE ME ALONE... I NEED TIME TO THINK. Retro I CAN'T DO THAT. I WANT TO HELP. File:Iceolation Nametag YOU CAN HELP BY GIVING ME SOME SPACE! Retro WE ALREADY LIVE APART ACROSS DIFFERENT REALMS. Retro THAT'S ENOUGH SPACE AS IT IS. File:Iceolation Nametag Please... STOP!
File:Iceolation Nametag Why do you even want me around?! File:Iceolation Nametag All I do is cause you trouble. Retro BECAUSE YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE WHO GAVE ME A CHANCE. Retro I CAME UP HERE TO RUN AWAY FROM MY RESPONSIBILITIES. Retro BUT THEN YOU SHOWED ME WHAT IT MEANT TO FEEL TRUE HAPPINESS. Retro I DON'T HAVE ANYONE BESIDES YOU. EVERYONE ELSE THINKS I'M A RUTHLESS MONSTER. Retro BUT NO MATTER HOW ANGRY I GET, YOU'RE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME. THROUGH THICK AND THIN. Retro SO I WANT TO DO THE SAME FOR YOU. File:Iceolation Nametag ... File:Iceolation Nametag I mean, you kind of are a monster. File:Iceolation Nametag You ARE the sin of Wrath, after all. Retro HAHA. VERY FUNNY. Retro COME ON, LET'S SIT FOR A BIT. Retro MAN, LOOK AT THIS MESS YOU MADE. File:Iceolation Nametag Well, you're here, so the snow will melt before anyone notices. Retro OH YEAH. I GUESS THAT'S TRUE. Retro ... Retro This scenery is beautiful. Retro Sitting here with you, it really calms me down. File:Iceolation Nametag Yeah, me too. [Retro and Ace turn back to normal.] Ace Sorry about that. Just one of those moments. Retro Nah, I totally get it. Retro So, "Iceolation" huh? Retro It's a cool name. Retro For a nerd. Ace Whatever you say "Zerktro". Retro Look, it sounded cooler in my head. "Berserker RetroSpecter" is such a mouthful. Ace Haha, I'm just teasing you. Ace Love you. Retro I love you too.
Retro Man, I love Fall. Sakuroma Me too! It just feels so cozy. Retro You know what else is cozy? Sakuroma What? Retro You. Sakuroma Aww, stop it, you. Retro Hey, Maku. Sakuroma Hmm? Retro Want to sing a song together? Sakuroma Sure!
Sakuroma That was fun, but it's getting cold out here. Sakuroma Can we go get some coffee with Mace? Retro Hell yeah. Double Caramel Frappe for me. Sakuroma Huh, not the kind of coffee I'd expect you of all people to get. Retro What's that supposed to mean!? Sakuroma Teehee, nothing! Let's go!
Sakuroma (Minus) Wha... Where am I??? Sakuroma (Minus) Oh my god, you look so pretty! Sakuroma Oh hello sweetie~. You look familiar... What's your name? Sakuroma (Minus) I'm Maku, what's yours? Sakuroma Saku. Sakuroma. Sakuroma (Minus) C-Can I touch your neck fluff? Sakuroma I wouldn't advise that. Seems like this fabric of space-time is collapsing. Sakuroma Who knows what would happen if either of us tried to step across that line. Sakuroma (Minus) Oh! Right... Sakuroma (Minus) Well, how do we get rid of it? Sakuroma Follow my lead, hun, this isn't my first rodeo.
Sakuroma (Minus) That was amazing! Your voice is so beautiful! Sakuroma And yours is adorable! We make a great team. Sakuroma (Minus) Something about you...makes me feel more confident about myself. Sakuroma Well, I have been told that I seem to lift people's spirits up. Sakuroma Among other things. Sakuroma (Minus) O-Oh. Sakuroma Anyways, this is farewell! Until next time, Maku! Sakuroma (Minus) Thank you again Saku! I'll never forget you!
Retro WHAT THE...? Retro (Minus) Huh? Retro WHO THE HELL ARE YOU, TINY MAN? AND WHY DO YOU LOOK FAMILIAR? Retro (Minus) Who are you calling tiny, you oversized stalagmite?! Retro Ouch... Retro (Minus) Yeah, that's right. Retro AT LEAST I GOT TWO. Retro (Minus) Two? Two what? Retro AHAHAHAHAHA! Retro (Minus) ... Retro (Minus) THAT'S IT, YOU'RE GOING DOWN, TUBBY! Retro NOBODY CALLS ME TUBBY!
Retro (Minus) Not bad, for a walking rock candy. Retro NOT SO BAD YOURSELF, MUSCLEHEAD. Retro (Minus) Perhaps we should set aside our differences and get to know each other? Retro I concur. Would you like to know how to transform into your second phase? Retro (Minus) Hell yeah! That sounds gr-- Retro (Minus) Wait, what's happening? Retro THE DIMENSIONS ARE GOING BACK TO NORMAL. Retro THE SCREEN WILL FADE TO BLACK AND NONE OF THIS WILL BE CANON Retro (Minus) Nooooooooooooooo!
File:CorruptRetro Nametag IMPRESSIVE. THE CRYSTALLIZATION SHOULD HAVE RIPPED YOU APART FROM THE INSIDE BY NOW. File:CorruptBF Nametag BEEP BOOP. File:CorruptRetro Nametag SO YOU'RE AWARE OF MY LITTLE SIMULATION? File:CorruptBF Nametag BOP. File:CorruptRetro Nametag AHAHA... I LOVE THE ONES THAT SQUIRM IN THEIR SLUMBER. File:CorruptBF Nametag BEEP BOP BOOP. File:CorruptRetro Nametag WELL. THIS WAS INTRIGUING. File:CorruptRetro Nametag NEXT SUBJECT. File:CorruptBF Nametag BOOP...? File:CorruptRetro Nametag ... File:CorruptRetro Nametag *CRYS* WHY...
Here are the list of achievements for the V.S. RetroSpecter mod.
More achievements will be coming soon because this mod is in Part One .
V1 (august 27, 2021).
v1.0.1 Update (August 28, 2021)
- Changed charting for Spectral Hard/Hell and Fuzzy Feeling .
- Fixed note quantization messing with RetroSpecter note hit animations.
- Fixed Spectral being able to be played in Freeplay when locked.
- Fixed a setting not being reset with the reset settings option.
v1.1 Update (August 30, 2021)
- Easier Heaven difficulty mode added.
- The modchart of Fuzzy Feeling now makes Sakuroma's notes transparent at the end of the song.
- The modchart of Fuzzy Feeling that kept notes invisible has been fixed.
- Cutscenes that were not able to be skipped upon retrying with Instant Respawn on.
v1.5 Update (February 5, 2022)
Initial release of Infernal Paradise University
- Part 1 sprites has been updated.
- Slight optimizations.
v1.75 Update, (August 27 2022)
- Psych Engine Port + Optimization
- New Mini-Story (Icebreaker)
- More playable characters
- New dialogue combinations
- Tweaked charts
- Easier difficulties for Ectospasm
- Custom Loading Screens
- Corruption Week
- In Story mode, player can only choose Boyfriend. Fun-sized RetroSpecter and Ace are unlocked after beating Story Mode; RetroSpecter will have different dialogues for each character.
- For Satisfracture , RetroSpecter had to record "enough" as quiet, but intimidating, as possible due to Kamex sleeping in the other room. 
- The symbol for IRIS.
- t Daddy Dearest
- Corrupted BF
- The other Characters in the mod (Sakuroma, Izzurius, Insatian, Hivmine, Atrocean, Dozirc.)
- Bob in his form during his Onslaught Song
- KB (The Robot) in "QT" mod
- However, in Vs. RetroSpecter 1.75, the characters who appeared as symbols in Spectral and Ectospasm are being replaced by mod team members (Sakuroma, Izzurius, Insatian, Hivmine, Atrocean and Dozirc are the exceptions) due to Retro, planning to leave the FNF community at some day (presumably after finishing the mod).
- In the Spectral song, the game over screen shows Boyfriend being dismembered by his acids.
- The vision-restoring arrows in Ectospasm are officially called 'Spectre Arrows' by RetroSpecter himself. 
- You can unlock Fuzzy Feeling by writing the first paragraph of the rosy maple moth Wikipedia page without spaces or punctuations, or simply "MOMMYMOTHYMILKIES", in the Story menu.
- The leitmotif of CORE from "Undertale" found in the song was revealed as a coincidence in the same tweet.
- It also has a leitmotif reference of High right before the previously mentioned reference.
- You can unlock the True Hell difficulty for Ectospasm if you lose 7 times.
- When this happens, it causes the health bar to shake and the icons gain a glitchy effect.
- In Spectral, this is very noticable in between 0:55 and 1:13, when both BF and retro are hitting several long notes
- In death 32, there is a "Team Fortress 2" reference; specifically, the Heavy. ("You are so small! Is funny to me!")
- In deaths 49-58, the creator rants about his past in real life experience.
- In death 69, RetroSpecter reveals that he has two d***s.
- Wrath Week is going to have a third phase, based off of the leaks from part 2. 
- RetroSpecter claims that he was in agony for keeping quiet about the mod for 4 months before its release. 
- If people wish to support the mod, they can donate money to RetroSpecter's PayPal . 
- If players beat Ectospasm legitimately, the player will receive an animated badge of the symbol of Wrath at the corner of the screen. 
- After being marked as an NSFW mod on GameBanana due to other users red flagging it as inappropriate because of Sakuroma's design and appearance,  RetroSpecter will "push the boundaries" of Lust's week. 
- In the files of the mod, in the images folder you can find a PNG of a coconut that features the text "This is a coconut. It's existence is vital to this mod. If you get rid of this coconut, all hell will break loose. Do. Not. Delete. The. Coconut." possibly as a reference to a commonly believed myth that a coconut found in TF2's files would break the game when removed.
- ↑ https://youtu.be/fhLLgZ9_7PU?si=CQlTpR4rr0tmVAPr
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1408537632536154112
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1408537831266525187
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1432588459705872385
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1433566809005887488
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1432125705983303680
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1432081801422548994
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1432082037578608641
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1432260297306296320
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1433250301310554120
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ThatAzazelFire/status/1433262274760871937
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1436380601481940994
- ↑ https://youtu.be/oNCsKh4aYFM?t=2057
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1432098277374275584
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1431748004554362880
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1431394532290088962
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1432079665506791432
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1433138398550794240
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1435963208372822019
- ↑ https://twitter.com/RetroSpecter_/status/1435984758950043649
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Outdoors: This feathered guest goes by several names
The nutmeg mannikin, also known as the spice finch, spotted munia or scaly-breasted munia, makes an appearance at Mt. Hoo
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It’s always fun when a new face shows up at Mt. Hoo.
Sometimes it’s just the return of a seasonal visitor, like the arrival last week of the first white-crowned sparrow for the winter.
Or it might be that rare fly-by of a zone-tailed hawk or bald eagle.
This time it was a totally new visitor, mingling with some old friends pecking away at the variety of seeds in a hanging basket just outside my office window.
What caught my eye was a darker bird among the animated clutch of yellow lesser goldfinch.
Grabbing my binoculars, I was looking at a small bird, with deep reddish-brown face and neck, lighter brown back and wings, and a distinctly marked breast that looked like scales. I realized this new visitor was a nutmeg mannikin hanging out with his lesser goldfinch buddies.
I was aware these birds were in the area, and had seen them nearby. This was a pair and they would become regular visitors to my feeder.
Other eagle-eyed birders had recently sent notes and photos asking what this bird was. It was also a new sighting for them. Apparently, this non-native exotic has become quite fond of Southern California.
The story of the nutmeg mannikin is an interesting one.
It’s a bird with many names.
Officially called the nutmeg mannikin by the California Bird Records Committee when added to the official state bird list in 2013, it is also known as the spice finch, or spotted munia. Ebird.org records them as scaly-breasted munia because of their distinctive scale-like marking on the breast.
This sparrow-sized waxbill is a native to Southeast Asia that has been sold in pet shops for years as caged birds. Their gentle nature, long life and bright spirit make them excellent pets, especially for youngsters just getting started with taking care of animals.
Over time, it is likely that these pet birds were either released or escaped, and as numbers in the wild increased they adapted well to their surroundings, particularly in milder climates of Florida and California. Eventually they colonized and formed breeding populations, and their numbers in the wild began to increase even more.
Reports of these dainty little birds in the wild were first noted in 1964 when fledglings were observed in a nest in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
By 1999, flocks of mannikin were being seen in river drainages in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
According to Phil Unitt, curator of birds and mammals at the San Diego Natural History Museum, sightings in San Diego County were only sporadic in 2000, and mostly in the Tijuana River Valley.
Today, a quick look at ebird.org shows the scaly-breasted munia has adapted well to our balmy climate, becoming a common year-round species with thousands of recorded sightings from coastal areas to inland oak woodlands and grasslands. They seem to be absent from higher elevations east of Alpine, Ramona or Valley Center, and only a few sightings in the desert community of Borrego Springs.
Apparently, the hospitality at Mt. Hoo is to their liking, as I am now seeing them daily at the feeders, often in the company of the colorful lesser goldfinch.
As mentioned earlier, the first white-crowned sparrow of winter arrived last week, and by now you should also be seeing yellow-rumped warblers. These will be some of our most common birds until they return north in the spring.
Both winter visitors bring color and activity to local gardens and feeders.
The white-crowns will eagerly dine at your seed feeders, and the yellow-rumps will flock into your shrubs to forage for insects, mosquitoes, flying ants and larvae.
Annual bird count
The annual San Diego Audubon Christmas Bird Count will take place again this year near the end of December. This is part of a nationwide effort by nature lovers to get a snapshot of bird populations throughout the country.
Six counts are conducted here in areas known as circles centered in San Diego, Escondido, Oceanside, Borrego Springs, Lake Henshaw and Rancho Santa Fe.
Participants fan out within a 15-mile circle and record all the birds they see during the one-day count.
Anyone is welcome to be part of the effort, and new birders are often teamed up with veterans. It’s a great way to learn about the birds of our area.
This annual event began in 1900 when a group of birders decided to establish a holiday tradition.
After their meal, the small group of 27 enthusiasts headed into the field to conduct a bird census, recording about 90 species.
Today, tens of thousands of bird lovers join in the annual event between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5.
According to the National Audubon Society, 78,880 counters participated last year in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Pacific Islands, recording nearly 43 million birds and 2554 species.
For more information, contact San Diego Audubon at (858) 273-7800.
Cowan is a freelance columnist. Email [email protected] or visit erniesoutdoors.blogspot.com.
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