Filling Gaps

It seems like every year many of us set new birding goals and some fun ones the last couple years for me included the 12 Day Big Year, “discovering” Eastport Wastelands, and getting 70+ species checklists. eBird has a great article¬†this month about setting new personal challenges for 2017, and one thing they suggested is…

Western Duval Specialties

This morning I met Dave Foster at Perdue Pond Wildlife Area for a quick check for the Canvasback (wasn’t there), and we decided to spend the first wintery day this season birding the western part of the county to pick up the specialty species found there. We made it to Westside Industrial Park by 8:40AM…

Whipper Wonderland

Happy new year! One of my new year’s traditions is to begin the year with at least 100 species on January 1st, so yesterday I set out before dawn to Fort George Island where a calling Eastern Screech-Owl was my first species for 2017. I usually do a series of short stationary counts around the…