Category Archives: Trips

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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Red-Billed Tropicbird – Life Bird# 732

I’d heard about this Red-billed Tropicbird from various sources over the past 10 years and had always planned on driving down to Vinalhaven, Maine.  Work and schedules always seemed to get in the way, but that all changed this year.  … Continue reading

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Mistle Thrush – Mirimachi, New Brunswick

Ever since I heard about this bird, I’d been itching to go see it. I hadn’t chased many birds in the last few months and having just retired from my job of 31 years.   I hadn’t really had much … Continue reading

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Black-backed Oriole – Probable Excapee

On January 31st a resident of Berks County, Pennsylvania, found a very strange oriole in their yard.  Someone quickly identified it as a Black-backed Oriole.  If this bird is accepted it could be potential 1st ABA record. The bird was seen … Continue reading

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That Damned Gull with the Yellow-Legs

This trip with Chris Feeney would be my 3rd try for the Yellow-legged Gull, that has been seen of and on every winter for a few years. We decided to make this a crazy, go for the rarities trip….first 3 … Continue reading

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Greylag and Slaty-backed Gull – #719 and #720 ABA

After Chris Feeney and I missed the Yellow-legged Gull in St. John’s, Newfoundland and the 3 Shelducks in St. John, New Brunswick we were more than a little discouraged.  We drove the 750km  to Providence,  Rhode Island, hoping that at least the … Continue reading

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