Author Archives: birdquest2004

Cape Hatteras: Manx – A – Lot

I contacted Brian Patterson and Kate Sutherland of Seabirding to see the which of their winter trips had openings and settled on the February 2nd trip. It was a long drive from Ottawa but it was the best way for … Continue reading

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Birds of 2018

Totals for 2018 I ended the 2018  with an ABA total of 549 Species Upped my totals for:      USA Lower 48:    640 Canada:    413 Ontario:    330 Ottawa:    276 18 New Life Birds  Bringing my … Continue reading

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Hook-billed Kite – Before the Wall Goes Up

I can’t really remember how many times I’ve searched for a Hook-billed Kite in Texas.  The first time was when I went to Texas in 2004,t to Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park thinking it would be a quick climb up the … Continue reading

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Searcher 2018 – San Diego

When I booked this trip in 2016, I thought it was crazy booking something 2 years head and the day would never come, that I’d leave on this trip but it did finally. Chris Feeney, Herb Fechter and I all, … Continue reading

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Surprise – Curlew Sandpiper

I had just driven 4 hours from Ohio to Leamington, arriving at the house Rick Collins had rented.  we sat there talking about how the birding had been for them at Pelee.  Rick said did you know there was a … Continue reading

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Garbage Dump Success -Tamaulipas Crow

I birded in many tough places but the Brownsville Dump is one of my least most memorable.  Spending 4 hours a day waiting for a Crow to show up that you’ve missed the previous 20 times you’ve tried for it … Continue reading

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Getaway to Arizona, Golf and Birds

Sue and I went down for a week to scope out Phoenix as a winter getaway now that we were both retired, good weather, golf courses and birds. On the days I had time to get out I picked up … Continue reading

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