This week on the NorthNW birding blog, birders headed to Mercer County to find Smith's Longspur.
They were in luck.
"A vast cornfield with the PERFECT ingredients was immediately bordered to the south by a another large field – 'shortgrass' winter wheat. Heaven. We asked the home/landowner for permission to walk the field. Immediately, 450 Laplands were bursting everywhere and wheeling around overhead, some as close as 10 feet away on the ground."
For more details on the adventure and tips on where to find the Longspur on a day trip, click HERE.