|Sticking a fork in my Big Year|
Ali and I joined dozens of birders to see it on Dec. 22. It was hanging out with a few Scissor-tailed Flycatchers in a field not too far from a taco stand (I love all the random places where rare birds show up).
This year has been special and I have countless memories with friends and family. There are many great stories to share. I thank everyone who helped me along the way and praise God for all the blessings and freedom to put a year like this in the books.
While I won't be doing another Big Year for 2013, I will be setting my sights on a larger goal to see 700 life birds in North America by the time I turn 50. I'll be turning 31 in a few weeks, so there's plenty of time. However, life gets busy and I know I won't be able to have too many years like I did in 2012. So it's best to set a realistic goal and readjust if I find I can surpass it before then.
For 2013, my birding resolution is to see 15 lifers.