Tyrant Flycatchers

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

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…