Another week of chemo: finished. And another poll: posted. The newest poll is: Where would you want to go birding the most? and gives you a choice between: Peru, Kenya, or Australia. I have never traveled to any of this places (though I do have plans for a Peru trip in ’11-yes, I really do plan that far ahead!) but have read much about them. I felt, when posting like these are the countries with the most birds in their continent-and when looking at the numbers, I found I was right. Peru has the most birds of any country in the world (with 1,7something and growing every year), then comes Columbia, but I didn’t want to add two in the same continent. Kenya is 4th and Africa’s top country. I’m not sure where Australia is in the running, but I can tell you they’re the top in their continent!
Birding-wise, I think I’m going to be a little slow for a few days. Some early, hardier summer birds are arriving (Tree Swallows, Eastern Phoebes, and American Woodcocks to name a few. Although my year list isn’t very high yet (haven’t able to bird like I usually have-treatment) I feel like I can still grab some later on (such as, the hawks and eagles I’m missing at any hawk watch I’m visiting). I also have gotten some I didn’t expect to get such as Dovekie, Pacific Loon, and Northern Shrike. This year, I know I’ll miss some that I usually get, but I’d gladly trade that for treatment to end.
And, as I was talking trips before, I’m happy to announce my annual FL trip, from March 30th to April 5th. I plan to post highlights here and in my “Outta State” page. It’s a trip I’ve been excited and planning for awhile. Most of the details are worked out, but I’ll make a post before, or perhaps after I leave explaining the exact plan. I visit FL yearly and am really excited for this trip. I hope to see some great birds and visit some great places.
Unfortunately, I’m missing all the warm weather, but that’s the breaks. It’ll be warm in FL and soon warm here every day. Migration has already begun and soon the big warbler push will be here.
Enjoy the weekend!