The winter is ending here in Aspen and I'm only a few days away from what I hope with be an epic roadtrip back to the east coast. It's spring, and as a birder I would not be able to forgive myself if I had driven back to Maine without going just a little bit out of my way to see some of the best spring migration sites in the US. So, tentative plans have me spending a day or two in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona, The Guadalupe Mountains National Park in west Texas, a night in Austin to look for Golden-Cheeked Warblers and a day or two at High Island. I'll try my darndest to post trip reports and pictures.
And if that wasn't enough I'm going to be heading to Ecuador, one of the most diverse birding countries on the planet, after just a few days in Maine. I got a field guide to the Birds of Ecuador off Amazon and it's HUGE. I'm extremely excited, and, like I said, I'll try to post reports and pictures.
NY - one or two Short-eared Owls
5 hours ago