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    We just purchased a T@B trailer.  What could be better than waking up where you want to bird, and birding through the night as well?  Expecting a lot of great owling opportunities. No more motel bills.  Home cooked meals every day.   Rainy and windy?  Just jump inside, have a seat at the table, pop in a birding DVD on the big screen TV.  Oh yeah, you get the idea.  Look for us traveling down the road this summer as we get our "bird on".  The blog postings below are a mishmash of birding trips over the past few years. My intentions moving forward,  post every week, more or less.

NC/SC Coastal Birding in September

I had great expectations on birding from Nags Head to Litchfield Beach, S.C., but Mother Nature had other plans. Hurricane Maria was just strong enough to get me kicked off Hatteras and forced to use the land route to Beaufort,…

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Ohio/Michigan Summer Birding

Summer Birds in Ohio and Michigan Birding was not the focus of this trip but we had some success none the less.   Most of the notable birds were seen near Barbeau, MI.  The Black-backed Woodpecker was a target of ours…

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Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Go fly a KITE! On a family trip to Savannah, I saw the opportunity to get my Georgia list cranked up (currently at 21). Well, little did I know, most of the  Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is in South Carolina.  No…

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Summer Yard Birding

Hot, Quiet, and Ugly Birds! Summer Yard Birding (click links for audio) I miss New York summers, the lower humidity,  cooler nights, a summer breeze.  And, when I watch our birds and squirrels flatten themselves on the wet ground in…

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Prairie Ridge and Lake Crabtree

Prairie Ridge        Exercise more than birds got me outside today.  I have been reading the migration reports at BirdCast and looking at the weather forecasts and it appears things will get rockin’ by Friday.  In the meantime,…

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Abbott’s Creek/Neuse River Greenway

A quick March afternoon walk I have had this area on my list for a while, but alas, I could not seem to get up here until today.   I was not prepared for a 3.7-mile hike but enjoyed it…

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Neuse River Trail – 32 Catbirds and one Black-billed Cuckoo

October 2, 2016   Making the effort to get more exercise, I took a bike and bird trip down the Neuse River Trail.  My reward was a Black-billed Cuckoo. The Neuse River Trail is a 33-mile (53 km) long paved greenway…

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