On Family and Falling: 254 Species

My younger brother and I have a history of adventuring through the wooded hills of Ohio. Through a series of both fortunate and unfortunate events, we have spent much of our adult lives separated by as much as half of the planet Earth, and even when he ended up in northern California several years ago,Continue reading “On Family and Falling: 254 Species”

You Win Some, You Lose Some: Big Year Species 251

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve added a new species to the Big Year count. I think it’s getting to that point where I actually have to make a concerted effort to find new ones, primarily by chasing after species reported by others. While I’ve been birding for over 30 years all over theContinue reading “You Win Some, You Lose Some: Big Year Species 251”

Big Year Update – 246 Species

After completing a¬†survey fairly early this morning, I went a little ways up the coast to Palos Verdes. At Pt. Vicente, there was a large flock of shearwaters and other seabirds quite a ways off the coast. The handful that came in close enough to ID were Black-vented and Sooty Shearwaters, both new species forContinue reading “Big Year Update – 246 Species”

Big Year Update – 242 Species

After birding the Antelope Valley this morning, my year list for Los Angeles County now stands at 242 species. April 4, Coastal Los Angeles County BBI has a project site on the coast that I am surveying for birds for a full day, twice per month. While the site is heavily disturbed, it is surroundedContinue reading “Big Year Update – 242 Species”