|High Plains Snow Goose Festival||Feb 20, 2014||Lamar, CO|
|Beckham Bird Club Annual Dinner||Mar 11, 2014||Louisville, KY|
|Big O Birding Festival||Mar 13, 2014||LaBelle, FL|
|Nature Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival||Mar 20-23, 2014||Spring Hill, FL|
|Road trip from Ohio to Arizona||Apr 11-23, 2014||OH to AZ|
|Verde Valley Birding and Wildlife Festival||Apr 24-27, 2014||Cottonwood, AZ|
|Biggest Week in American Birding||May 6-15, 2014||Oregon, OH|
|Acadia Birding Festival||May 29-Jun 1, 2014||Bar Harbor, ME|
|Ecuador: Northern Andes and Amazon with Greg Miller||Aug 8-23, 2014||Quito, Ecuador|
At the end of February I went to Southeastern Colorado for the High Plains Snow Goose Festival. And there were thousands of Snow Geese. For me, the raptors were a treat. This Prairie Falcon is one cool camper! And ther are Red-tailed Hawks of all different colorations. Below is a “Western” Red-tailed Hawk.
And a beautiful light morph Ferruginous Hawk.
After a few short days at home I drove to Louisville KY to speak to the Beckham Bird Club. We had a great time during my quick visit. Below is one of the Red-necked Grebes on the Ohio River.
In the next day-and-a-half I drove 1,000 miles to reach LaBelle FL for the tail end of the Big “O” Birding Festival. I birded Devil's Garden during the day and gave a slide presentation that evening. The next day I got to bird Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA5). Here are a few highlights.
After the Big O, I traveled north to Spring Hill FL for the Nature Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. It was cool to bird this area of Florida–an area I had only birded once before. I visited lots of cool places. And the Saturday keynote went very well. I had a great time. Highlights of Naure Coast are below.
After a fun-filled schedule at Nature Coast I drove north to Tallahassee FL for a couple days of recovery and also to wait out the snowstorm in West Virginia. While in Tallahassee I got to visit Maclay Gardens–an awesomely beautiful place to visit at this time of year. Enjoy the pics!
I hope you enjoyed the pictures!