Tyrant Flycatchers

Eastern Wood-Pewee¬†Contopus¬†virens Eastern Wood-Pewees arrive in early April, but are actually quite tough to find in April and May. They are a limited breeding species in the county, dating back to 11 June 1932 when a nest’s eggs were collected (Stevenson & Anderson, 1994). Stevenson and Anderson (1994) also noted that Sam Grimes collected eggs…

12 Day Big Year

Twelve Day Big Year – In 2014, several birders in the state participated in a Twelve Day Big Year competition that I believe was dreamed up by Eliot Schunke. The gist is that you preselect one day each month to go out a see as many birds as you can in that year. I followed…