Posts by Marty

Big Year 2016: Trenton Sewer Works

Earlier in the week I was clued in on a bit of a strange sighting – someone said that they...

Big Year 2016: Goose Chase

It was mid-January and there were a number of rare geese being seen in NJ – including a possible lifer...

Big Year 2016: First Lifer

I did my first chase of the year, going for a MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD that was being seen in Tinicum Township,...

Mockingbird at Cape May Point State Park

Big Year 2016: Cape May

First trip of the year – Cape May and the environs. I always love hitting the Cape May area early...

House Sparrows

Big Year 2016: First Days

So it’s a new year and a new list. Last year’s record-breaking performance (for me) was just more of a...

Big Year 2013 – April

Big Year 2013 – April

April has been a big month – no new lifers (got a nemesis lifer in a Blue-winged Warbler on the...

Big Year 2013 – March

March was a good month in my Big Year quests. I got out a lot more than in February (5...

BotB VI: Wading Birds (Ibis, Spoonbills + Stork)

Ibis, Spoonbills & Storks Family: Threskiornithidae # of Ibis Species: 4 # of Spoonbill Species: 1 # of Stork Species:...

Big Year 2013 – February

Big Year 2013 – February

After a strong start in January, February turned out to be a lot slower. I was only able to bird...

Big Year 2013 – January

Big Year 2013 – January

I decided that in 2013, I was going to do a “Big Year” – or rather a semi Big Year...