Thursday 28 May 2015

Birdathon Starts Tomorrow

Catherine Barrett and I will be starting the clock tomorrow evening around 17:00! Over the following 24 hours we're hoping to see 3 species of owl, 10 species of warbler, among 62 other species to bring us to our goal of at least 75 species!

I've spent a silly amount of time in the last few weeks scheming about our best route, and where we can get each species. It'll be fun to see how the day plays out. At least I can guarantee that I'll be taking in a few good doses of caffeine!

Check out our Birdathon page here:

Northern Waterthrush - one of our guaranteed warbler species

Tufted Duck - they over-summered last year at Mundy Pond. But none have been seen there lately. Thankfully there are 2 others at another location.

The bird our team is named after - Greater Yellowlegs, aka The Twillicks!

Last year Yellow Warblers showed up really late - and it was almost a stretch to get them on the last day of May. This year they're already ubiquitous everywhere you go.