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A Trip for the Book – Adak Pelagic – 2019

I left Ottawa June 7th at 6:30am for my flight to Anchorage (via a milk run of Edmonton, Vancouver) with Air Canada, arriving at 4:30pm in Anchorage. Irented my car and went off in search of the Falcated Duck at … Continue reading

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Winds of Change – That Didn’t Come

Chris and I both needed the European Golden Plover for our ABA life list and we took a chance going to Newfoundland in late April.  We needed a bit of help from Mother Nature to provide the easterly winds from … Continue reading

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Augusta National Golf Course – The Masters – Bucket List 🗸

I’ve been a golf fan for over 45 years and when the opportunity came up in 2018 for me to attend a practice round at Augusta National, I was in golf heaven.  My doctor had other plans, I had to … Continue reading

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Alaska Revisited 2019

When my friend Herb told me he was going to Nome for Mckay’s Bunting and Kodiak for Emperor Goose, I was in from the start. After booking my flights and waiting for the day to arrive for the trip, I … Continue reading

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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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