January 11, 2012

Folks, I’ve been negligent in approving comments until just now. Sorry about that.  I was slammed with a nasty cold that hit just before year end. Can’t complain though as it was my first cold or illness of 2011.  Anyway thanks once again for all the great comments.

JWV

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4 Responses to January 11, 2012

  1. Paul Parsons says:

    John,
    Well done, your big year was a massive and rewarding effort indeed. 744 without Attu is an amazing tally. I really enjoyed following your adventures and discussing your strategies with other Welsh birders who were following them. I have heard that Attu is open this year, which should get a few people trying a big year too. Do you know of anyone attempting it this year?

    Paul

  2. John Vanderpoel says:

    Hi Paul,

    From what I can tell, no one is doing a full blown ABA Big Year this year. Which is too bad because there are/were some great Jan. birds

  3. Ben Peters says:

    Congratulations!!!!
    744 wow!
    I was looking at your list and saw a lot of vagrants and accidentals but one in particular caught my eye.
    Where and When did you get Eskimo Curlew? I thought that that one was on the brink of extinction.

    Happy Birding!

  4. John Vanderpoel says:

    Ben,

    I just double checked my year-list to make sure there wasn’t a clerical mistake and Eskimo Curlew was NOT on it. What are you refering to?

    JWV

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