Sunday, July 13, 2008

So much to do, so little birding! 211!!!

Well... since returning from Costa Rica, there has been little to no time to bird - aside from an hour here and there in between work or other things going on. This past week I was able to finally get up to the Salamonie Reservoir in Andrews, IN and spent about 5 hours birding. I had a great time and even added two new birds to my life list - a Blue-winged Warbler and an American Kestrel.

Today, after several weeks, I was able to meet up with the local Audubon group to bird a small portion of Eagle Creek. The overall species count was low during the hour that I joined, however, I was lucky enough to spot three lifers, a Willow Flycatcher (would have never identified w/out help), Orchard Oriole, and a Yellow Warbler.

I have been thinking about next year and where I would like to go birding... at this moment, I think a trip to Corpus Cristi, TX (w/ ABA) and San Blas, Mexico both should be some exciting locations. Been to San Blas, Corpus Cristi?

Indiana State Bird

Indiana State Bird
Northern Cardinal