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2022 Adult Birder Camp West Virginia Trip Report

By |August 17th, 2022|Trip Reports|

Day One We began our first full day at a privately-owned farm field that is left uncut until the higher-altitude grassland birds finish breeding. The stars of the show were the Bobolinks. The field was full of displaying bobolinks, singing, racing and twirling overhead. They had stiff singing competition from the Eastern Meadowlarks, however. The field ended at a steep cliff, where we had a great view of the valley below. It was there we got looks at other birds, including Scarlet Tanager, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and a very shy Golden-winged Warbler (or more likely two).  Our next stop was read more >>

2022 Bird of the Year Southeast Arizona Trip Report

By |September 12th, 2022|Trip Reports|

Our friends thought we were crazy to head to Southeast Arizona in July! I had a few concerns myself, but off we went. Turns out, the weather in the canyons and higher elevations was lovely — mid 70s most of the days. Perfect to search out birds. The first day started well with a sighting of a Roadrunner in the driveway of our hotel! We headed out to Marana, AZ. We drove north to a Burrowing Owl rescue/refuge called Wild at Heart. We spent several hours watching these adorable owls sitting by their burrows with the babies read more >>


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