Two months to go.  Sixty-one days to find new species for the BIG YEAR.  
9:39 PM Nov 13, 2014

Wow, here it is August already! Whenever I run into people who know I am doing a Big Year, the first question is always……………….so what’s your number? So let’s get right to it. For the month of July I was able to add 7 new species to the list, bringing my total to 214 for the year.

7:01 PM Aug 26, 2014
April was a very exciting month for birding as new migrants arrived each week.

Two very unlikely birds showed up — one very striking in appearance, and one not so pretty but just as special.

4:36 PM May 3, 2014
March was full of mystery — the mystery of migration, the mystery of a lost tombstone and a mysterious woodpecker.

Winter’s grip did not want to let go, so birding was again somewhat limited by the weather.

5:23 PM Apr 6, 2014
February is the shortest month of the year, but I still managed to add 18 species of birds — making 85 my total so far — and rescue two birds. I traveled 140 miles, and I had two encounters with local police while birding.
4:58 PM Mar 9, 2014
I have traveled to other parts of the world to look at birds, but the place where I enjoy them the most is my own backyard.

My name is Mary. You may have read that I am doing a Big Year for Erie County.

4:20 PM Feb 9, 2014


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