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.

2 comments:

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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