Monthly Archives: February 2013

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE – revisited (#600!)

I have always kept a North American “life-list” but balancing a career and family slowed ¬†down my birding in the 1990’s and 2000’s. Additionally, I lived in England for six of those years. My kids encouraged me to focus on … Continue reading

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COMMON MYNA (#637)

Monday February 18 was President’s Day, which meant I did not have to return to work quite yet. For two months I had been monitoring the North American Rare Bird Alert (“NARBA”)….and the presence of a mega-rare female¬†Western Spindalis frequenting … Continue reading

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Florida Scrub-Jay (#636)

The Florida Scrub-Jay is a Federally threatened species endemic to Florida. It is the ONLY bird that occurs just in Florida. It has lost over 90% of its 1970’s population due to the development of its habitat (scrub-oak, sandy soil). … Continue reading

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