December 18, 2007

Did I say 300?

Though I finished 2007 with only 175 species, I started fast. On May 23 my count stood at 164, compared to 125 at the same point in 2006. Things looked possible, but by July, with a move to Madison, Wisc. approaching, it was again painfully obvious I had no chance at 300.

Little Big Year will continue in some form, perhaps as another
big day attempt at 100 species (I had 85 on my first big day). I will also list birds on our family farm. We're gradually restoring about 55 acres of prairie and savanna, and I'd like to record trends or return appearances. Most of all we'd love to see meadowlarks (prairie) and red-headed woodpeckers (savanna).


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