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Team T-BIRD has the best day ever!!

Temperature ranged from 45.0 – 61.5 degree’s F and the weather would quickly change from cloudy, to sunny, and rain would go from drizzle to downpour. This was one of the worse days for take pictures and I was only able captured a few decent photos. You might ask “so, why was this the best day ever??”

American Redstart

Team T-BIRD (Tim Baird and myself) helped celebrate Jamestown Audubon Society’s 50th anniversary by participating in their Bird-A-Thon. This is our teams first year in chasing the birdies and we decided to visit the Allegany State Park/Allegheny River area. We located 26 species of warblers (not including the Brewster’s Warbler we located), 5 species of vireos and 6 species of thrush. Ok, I will stop teasing you . . . . we located a total of 110 species of birds for their Bird-A-Thon!! Without a doubt this was my best birding day ever and I never expected in finding so many warbler species!! So thanks everyone who sponsored our team and your donations are going towards the Education Programs at Jamestown Audubon. I will post more details on our best day ever early next week after this weekends ASP Geobash 2 event!! Heck, it probably would be easier to just tell you what we didn’t see!

BTW: Today I had 18 19 first for 2007s – CHECK!

20 responses

  1. Robin

    Geez, Tom, why’d you have to find SO MANY?? I had no idea you would see so many when I made my pledge… YIKES!!! It does sound like you had a really great day though, and I suppose it IS for a good cause. Hope to see you tomorrow.
    🙂 Team T-bird! -hee hee- You make me smile 🙂

    17 May 2007 at 10:10 pm

  2. Not going to be at birdclub tomorrow (doing the geobash thing)! So you doing the $1 per bird donation? 😉 Only kidding!

    17 May 2007 at 10:38 pm

  3. 26 Warbler species…. wow… and 110 altogether. That is amazing.

    17 May 2007 at 10:39 pm

  4. Hokey-smokes!! Way to go T-birds!!

    17 May 2007 at 11:11 pm

  5. Grace

    Wow, 110 species. The birdies were very busy in the park today. Congrats to you & Tim.

    17 May 2007 at 11:47 pm

  6. Exciting, yes! Glad it was a good time. This time of year can be so cold, yet so great for birding. We are starting our 72-hour species hunt in what looks to be a very chilly morning. Maybe the cold weather will be good for us as well. Congrats!

    17 May 2007 at 11:55 pm

  7. Awesome! 110 species. You guys ROCK!

    18 May 2007 at 12:45 am

  8. Didi

    That’s impressive!
    So many species in one place has to be a dream come true! Best part is the new sightings 🙂

    18 May 2007 at 1:01 am

  9. 110 species of birds? Really? I am so amateur–I consider myself lucky to spot 6 or so.
    110–I will ponder that all day!

    18 May 2007 at 10:03 am

  10. Awesome – just awesome. Congratulations!

    18 May 2007 at 11:36 am

  11. Nice work. Keep it up. check out

    18 May 2007 at 1:34 pm

  12. Sounds like a heck of a day … so, if you got 26 species that means you got pretty much all of the eastern warblers, right? Sorry you couldn’t get pictures of them all to share…

    18 May 2007 at 2:16 pm

  13. Awesome Tom! Team T-bird rocks!!

    18 May 2007 at 4:09 pm

  14. Holy Cow Monarch! 110 species???? I’d be going for the fainting couch about now!

    18 May 2007 at 5:12 pm

  15. Whoa, that’s a whole heck of a lot of birds to see in one day – I don’t think my record is even half that! Looking forward to seeing your list 🙂

    19 May 2007 at 1:20 pm

  16. That is really impressive!-You guys must really know what you’re doing.

    19 May 2007 at 6:35 pm

  17. winterwoman

    Many thanks to you guys! Our Education team saw 83 birds. I’ll be curious to see if Ruth’s team hit 100. (They call their team “100 or bust”.)

    20 May 2007 at 9:30 pm

  18. Thanks everyone, it was such a wonderful day on Thursday! I still can’t believe how many birds we found and those warblers were amazing! I will try to write up more here soon! Jen – Would love to hear how many they find!

    20 May 2007 at 10:20 pm

  19. Mon@rch – What a wonderful experience it must have been. I’m so glad you are able to share these experiences with us.

    21 May 2007 at 12:14 pm

  20. Marg

    Wowie Kozowie!

    22 May 2007 at 8:41 am

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