Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Today, my last day in Florida started out like a lot of days on this trip. Hot weather and no birds.  Got in to Florida City late last night due to some BAD advice from a California birder on Antillean … Continue reading

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The Dry Tortugas

The Dry Tortugas are a group of very small islands about 60 miles southwest of Key West.  Garden Key is the largest and houses Ft. Jefferson. Construction on the fort began in 1846 to protect our southern border.  It was … Continue reading

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Key West Bound

Well it’s 7:45 AM Saturday April 9th and I’m stuck in the American Airlines Boing 757 waiting to take off for Miami.  The pilot has just informed us that one of the employees just found a piece of the airplane … Continue reading

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Boreal Owl

Boreal Owl has always been a black mark on my birding resume.  In August of 1972, two of my brothers, Tom and Jim, and I backpacked into the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area in the Park Range west of North Park, … Continue reading

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Northern Goshawk? Who You Gonna Call? Rock Dove Tours!

I’m fifteen minutes late!  And worst then that it’s because I had to return home to add Worchester Sauce to the crockpot dish I’m cooking for dinner! I mean come on! I thought that March 15 was the last dinner I’d … Continue reading

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The Calm Before the Storm

I’m now home in Niwot, CO till Saturday when I return to Florida for a trip to the Dry Tortugas, a critical visit in anyone’s “Big Year” attempt.  Today I added Franklin’s Gull and will try to find the N. … Continue reading

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The Colorado Prairie

It’s 5:40 AM and I couldn’t see anything yet, though the sky was beginning to lighten in the east. But I could here them. They sounded vaguely like coffee bubbling up in a percolator, not the low booming sound of … Continue reading

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