Birder's Guide

OCT 2014

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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Birder's Guide to Listing & Taxonomy | October 2014 Photo Big Days 28-B er species, such as Common Loon, American Robin, Northern Flicker, and a lucky fyover through the sun- roof: Mississippi Kite. Another impor- tant lesson there: Always have a car with a sunroof! 10:47 a.m.: Cameron got us to a spot for Prairie Warbler, where we also picked up Red-tailed and Broad-winged hawks. Cameron disappeared into the thick brush, and returned trium- phant with his Prairie Warbler shot a few minutes later. One rule is to stay within earshot of each other, so there was a fair amount of yelling back and forth throughout. 11:08 a.m.: Another stop at a fsh hatchery and we got a surprise pair of Greater Roadrunners running across the road. You have to love those bo- nus birds. 12:03 p.m.: We arrived at Mar- tin Dies, Jr. State Park, our Above: The elusive Swainson's Warbler in Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, TX. Photo © Scott Whittle Below: A determined Cameron Cox is literally and fguratively the driving force for the team. Here he is racing the sun at Bolivar Flats, TX. Photo © Scott Whittle

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