Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Stoke Builds

The time has come; The Great Ornithologist Felonious Jive and I are going south, with additional nerds (sorry Nate), back to the realm of the White-collared Swift, whom you may observe soaring above this text. Why? Because lifers. Lifers in Mexico...Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima to be exact. I'm aiming for 350 species for the trip list, hopefully with 50+ lifers. I'll have another shot at a bunch of species I've missed repeatedly in the past (Crane Hawk, Collared Plover, Military Macaw, etc.) and an opportunity to get to know a whole suite of new birds...Long-tailed Wood-Partridge, Aztec Thrush, Rosy Thrush-Tanager, Red Warbler, Red-breasted Chat, Orange-breasted Bunting, etc. The names of these birds evoke much excite. The stoke is building.

Expect another protracted trip report beginning near the end of January. Good birding to all, and may the rarities rain down upon you in 2016.

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