Yesterday Athena and I had the opportunity to observe and compare Canyon Wrens & Rock Wrens. They are so awesome!
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and now for the afternoon & evening’s adventures…
The wild and wonderful Darién Province in Panama is notoriously difficult to navigate, but it hosts many specialty bird species so is an area many birders want to get to. Happily, the Canopy Family has now answered the call with their newest property, Canopy Camp offering an easy solution to visiting here. Athena & I made a brief visit and loved it. We’re now pining to get back for more.
At the time of this writing, Athena had cracked 500 species seen in the US and counting. The total as of Friday night was 509 with 2 days to go! In all 32 species have been added thus far in the great state of Arizona as part of the Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival sponsored [...]
As of July 6th, 2014 Athena had added stops to pick Bicknell’s Thrush in New Hampshire, swung through Maine to see Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Arctic & Roseate Terns. Then headed south to add Mississippi Kites in Mississippi (appropriately enough)! All of these birds were seen with the great assistance of Leica Birding Team member, [...]
Athena has been a busy binocular, bouncing all over the country through spring migration. From San Diego, CA to the Rio Grande Valley, TX to Florida to Colorado (for spring chickens) to Arcata, CA to Corpus Christi, TX to the Shores of Lake Erie in Ohio and Wisconsin and Georgia… One of these trips was to [...]
What is Neil Hayward up to since his Accidental Big Year? Well, we caught up with him at The Biggest Week in American Birding in Ohio last month and he’s still out there beating the bushes and finding great birds, albeit without the rabid intensity of a year-long birding competition. Neil took Athena for a spin around Magee Marsh to help capture a few more birds for her life list. Read on for his full account!
Athena dropped down to Florida where she added the reclusive Mangrove Cuckoo to her big year list, plus saw other Florida specialties including Purple Gallinule, Gray Kingbird, & Magnificent Frigatebirds to name a few! This brings the annual list of 442 species for the year. In 2013 “Travis” has tallied 354 at this same time [...]
Dubbed “The Warbler Capital of North America” for good reason! Athena the Wandering Ultravid – a gorgeous 7×42 glass on a mission – is rocking the Biggest Week in American Birding festival. Racking up many new birds & making new friends. The list of birds enjoyed through this beautiful glass is rapidly approaching 425 species [...]
The North Coast of California is a special place full of special people with local birding that ranges from good to epic. The Godwit Days bird festival in Arcata California exemplifies the North Coast vibe, and of the birding tribe, Rob Fowler (owner and operator of Fowlerope Birding Tours – http://www.fowleropebirding.com) is the finest of specimens. Join Rob has he takes Athena on her first pelagic birding adventure offshore of Humboldt Bay, California in this dispatch from the field.