Monthly Archives: February 2015

Chris Feeney – Key West Quail-Dove and More

I’ve made a lot of great friends birding over the 11 years of my quest.  I met Chris Feeney December 1, 2010 on Amherst Island, by asking him “would you like to see a Saw-whet Owl”.  With that began a … Continue reading

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A Not So Common Crane

My flight to Lubbock, Texas, was late of course, and I left from the airport at about 11:00pm for the 3 hour drive to Roswell.   What I didn’t think about was that Lubbock and Roswell were in different time zones. This gave me … Continue reading

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San Francisco – ABA Bird #678 – Pacific Wren, #679 – Rustic Bunting, #680 – Ridgway’s Rail

I again started my trip with doubts, leaving Sacramento at 5:00am in a heavy fog, hoping that Golden Gate Park would be covered in the same thick fog. I had been told to get there early because parking could be … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in Sacramento with Dan Brown – ABA LIFEBIRDS #674, #675, #676, #677

There were a number of birds in Sacramento that would add to my life list. I’d asked Dan about Oak Titmouse, Nutting’s Woodpecker, Thayer’s Gull and Western Screech-Owl.  Tricolored Blackbird was not a lifer but I did need a photo.  … Continue reading

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Colusa National Wildlife Refuge – Falcated Duck

Right from the flight to California, luck was against me.  My flight was delayed limiting my time a Colusa NWR to one morning. I drove straight to my hotel after my plane landed and planned on going to Colusa with … Continue reading

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ABA Bird #673 – Tundra Bean-Goose

Partly because it was a good bird and partly to get away from the winter, I decided to make a 12 day, 9 airport run for all the rarities across the US.  I left on January 14th, arriving in Portland, … Continue reading

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