|The total 79 + a mammal list, on the right|
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Field Ornithology 2012, Breaking Records All the Way
This post is a shout out to all of my Field Ornithology classmates + Sarah and Dave. We had a great day of dedicated birding yesterday where we birded both on the island as well as on the mainland (at Creek Farm), and of course, on the boat ride to and fro, and racked up a total of 79 species, breaking the previous day record for the Field Ornithology class by a whole 8 species! And that too without getting normal, common species like Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) and Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura).
So, basically, you guys are awesome and I'm so glad I decided to take this course this summer. I'm sure we're going to break the course bird list record by the end of the week!