08-11: Beat this Big Year Record with Jeff Bouton

March 14, 2024

Digiscoping is more popular than ever, but bird records involving this practice are few and far between. We needed someone to lay down the gauntlet, and last year that person was Jeff Bouton. Many birders know Jeff as the representative for Kowa Optics, and he’s a familiar face around bird festivals and events, and now, the Digicoping Big Year Champion, a record he set in 2023. He’s here to challenge others to match him.

Also, a rare bird on the Las Vegas strip gets national media exposure, for better or for worse.

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