Monday, February 23, 2009

Bad News! Good News!

Incoming Storm... Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

First, the bad news!  

Unfortunately, I will not be attending the ABA Convention in Corpus Christi, TX as I had originally planned at the end of April.  Another opportunity reared its ugly head and now I have to do something else.... I don't like it, but I am going to have to do it!  Instead of Corpus Christi I will be heading to....

Now the good news!

Ecuador!!!!  Wow!  I am an excited man.  Last year we went to Costa Rica and had a great time.  This year, my good friend John and I were talking about doing a birding trip so to do a trip together I had to decide between a trip to Corpus (alone, he wasn't interested at this time) or spend about the same money and go to Ecuador together!  Well... I decided for Ecuador.  Our area of birding will be NW of Quito.  The particular are that we are staying has recorded approx. 1,000 bird species!  I repeat - 1,000!  You can imagine my excitement! 

However, first things first, next week I am off to a meeting in Orlando, FL.  After our meeting ends on Thursday, I will be out Friday and Saturday birding Merritt Island NWR.  My target is the Florida Scrub Jay among others.


Eric Ripma said...

I'd take that trade off any day. Good luck in Ecuador and Florida.

Kallen305 said...

You are going to have so many birds to look at. I hope you bring your camera so you can share all of those birds with the rest of us.

Have fun!

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