Posts tagged ‘big year’

Upping success rate

Posted January 3rd, 2012 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

For those among us who “chase” rare birds you will understand the following. The rest, well, consider it a harmless obsession and be done with it… After seeing the report of a Nutting’s flycatcher in western Arizona starting on the 19th of December I began to wonder if this was a possible species for me [...]

Birding, Hollywood-style

Posted March 26th, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Many moons ago I penned (or do we say keyboarded in this computer age?) a column about a certain book I had read called, The Big Year, A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik. It was a pretty good read with all the mania, competition, and human foibles which accompany this whacky birding hobby [...]