On December 5 more of our group arrived. “Our group”? Yes. The very first informal meeting of the 700+ Club. It’s that crazy group of birders who have done Big Years (trying to see as many species as possible in one calendar year) and have crossed the 700-species mark for North America in a single year. To my knowledge, that is twelve people and ten of us are gathered here in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
And to answer the first question that must be running through your head, “Are the guys in the book, The Big Year, all here?”–the answer is “Yes, we are all here.” Wouldn’t you just love to be a fly on the wall to listen to all the conversations and stories? Haha. I thought so. Continue reading