Yesterday, I drove down to the Arkansas Valley near Bent’s Old Fort to pick off three new year birds. Mississippi Kite and Cassin’s Sparrow were easy as expected, but the weather played havoc on my attempt for Black Rail. Between the wind and rain I couldn’t hear any rails calling last night. This is an unfortunate miss which means most likely I’ll have to pick a calm night and return soon after Alaska. It’s a 480 mile round trip. Does anyone know how long into the season Black Rails call for?
Total Species for the Year
744 Birds (743 + 1 provisional)
920 Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians
(Quest for a Thousand)
TagBarrow's Goldeneye Bean Goose Butterbredt Spring Costa Rica Dry Tortugas Ivory Gull Long-eared Owl Lower Rio Grande Valley Lower Rio Grand Valley N. Pygmy-Owl Newfoundland Northern Goshawk Red-cockaded Woodpecker Rock Dove Tours Scott Vanderpoel Texas Thayer's Gull W.G.Jones State Orest White-collared Seedeater