Monthly Archives: May 2014

#700 – ALEUTIAN TERN (Kenai NWR, Alaska)!!!

One is not likely to run into an Aleutian Tern (code 2) unless you are in the Aleutian Islands…..or at Headquarters Lake in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, 150 miles south of Anchorage. I received a tip that these maritime … Continue reading

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In pursuit of the rare BLACK RAIL….call it 699 1/2 ???

699 1/2…What does that mean? The short version is: I heard the Black Rail…. but never saw it. The longer version follows. Nailing the Mountain Quail (#699) early Saturday morning meant that I had two days and nights to devote … Continue reading

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#699! MOUNTAIN QUAIL (north of SF)

I am often asked, “Can you count a bird if you only hear it?”. Technically, the answer is yes but my answer has always been “NO”. Birders will debate the pros and cons…but for me it is really clear – … Continue reading

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