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  1. Nightjar61

    Anyone else got a plan a and plan b trip?

    I probably should have mentioned that, like the kite, I have no realistic chance of finding one. There used to be a private ranch, the Canelo Ranch, that had a breeding pair, and for a fee birders could go see them. It’s my understanding that the ranch is now closed to visitors. Dave
  2. Nightjar61

    Anyone else got a plan a and plan b trip?

    My lifer targets are: Hook-billed Kite Lilac-crowned Parrot Audubon’s Oriole Crimson-collared Grosbeak Blue Bunting My ABA Area targets are birds I’ve seen in other countries but need for the ABA Area: Red-billed Pigeon Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Tropical Parula Golden-crowned Warbler The...
  3. Nightjar61

    Anyone else got a plan a and plan b trip?

    Today I just bought plane tickets to Texas. I’m leaving in two weeks and will spend a week in the Valley. My goal is not to see as many species as I can see (but I’ll undoubtedly see a lot anyway), but of mopping up any lifers and ABA Area birds I need. I was planning on going to Arizona, but...
  4. Nightjar61

    Anyone else got a plan a and plan b trip?

    This year I have three one-week vacations coming to me. I can’t take off more than a week at any one time, however. I was planning on going to the Dominican Republic for a week in March, but the CDC killed that dream. Now, anyone entering the US has to have a negative Covid test taken within...
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