Category Archives: Big Year

Early, early spring

While the icy grip of winter closes ever tighter on every other corner of this country, here on Arizona’s west coast we have watched as winter disappeared in January and February, with winds much calmer than usual and the sun’s … Continue reading

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Chipping away: Early January birds

I admit it: it’s 15 days into the new year, and I’ve only made five trips to La Paz County. Meetings and deadlines have done plenty to keep me busy, and daily gusty winds have done their part to keep … Continue reading

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Big Times in La Paz County

This past November, while David and I were out birding with Susan and Bob Steele, we got to talking about county Big Years. The excitement, the rush, the disappointment, the car miles adding up. This conversation struck a chord in … Continue reading

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2011 Big Year Summary!

I guess it was a strange thing to do, trying a Big Year as soon as I moved to a new county.  I was mainly inspired by Tommy D’s awesome Maricopa Big Year-ing, and I figured it would be a … Continue reading

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Mohave County Big Year — Results!

Since I’m spending the holidays in California, my last day of 2011, at least as far as my big year is concerned, was December 24.  It was a great day to end the year, as we stuck around until morning … Continue reading

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The Arizona Strip, v.2

With the mid-November chill in the air, it was time for a second visit to the Arizona Strip!  Why go again in mid-November?  Well, mostly to look for Black-capped Chickadees in Colorado City.  I was also hoping for wandering non-breeders … Continue reading

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Birding the Arizona Strip

I admit it, birding around here has been slow lately.  It’s hard to get the motivation to bird when it’s over 110 out, but it’s worth it if there are birds!  Unfortunately, shorebird migration around Lake Havasu has been little … Continue reading

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