Monthly Archives: February 2012

Feb 18, 2012

Making me look like Carnac the Magnificent, last Saturday (Feb 18, 2012) Brian Patteson, the Admiral of the Atlantic,  had a Black-browed Albatross only one mile out from Hatteras Inlet that  stayed with his boat for forty-five minutes!  It was … Continue reading

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Great Skua – February or December?

Wes Hatch asked if I would advise trying for Great Skua in February or wait till December like I did last year.  I would strongly recommend going on one of Brian Patteson’s February trips.  This is the traditional and your … Continue reading

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Reflections on Feb. 11, 2012

If I were to have attempted a full-blown ABA Big Year in 2012, I would be off to a strong start.  My year would have begun in Anchorage and I’d remain there until I saw the Dusky Thrush. It was … Continue reading

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Hypothetical Big Year – 2012

There were some truly exciting birds in the ABA area this January that would have impressively launched someones Big Year.  I’ve been keeping taps on these birds and noting whether they’re chasable or not.  I’ll publish a hypothetical list in … Continue reading

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