Road trip to Texas via my iPhone
Everything started with Patty winning the Southern Outdoor Experience hunting trip at the 2009 Deerassic Classic Outdoor Expo this summer. Being a birdwatcher . . . my mind was spinning with the thoughts of finding “Texas LIFERS”!! We had 5 months to plan this trip to the Canyon Ranch in Sonora Texas with the Southern Outdoor Experience film crew. The time finally came to make the adventure!
Being a hunting trip . . . . some of our party decided to fly there while three of us decided to drive to Texas with the truck and bring our deer meat home with us. We left Christmas day to spend the night in Columbus Ohio and the following morning hardcored it straight to Texas! It will probably be a while until I visit another Cracker Barrel again.
We kept track of the birds along the roadside . . . Great Blue Heron, American Crow, Red-tailed Hawk . . . . not far from the trip we started seeing Black Vultures (CHECK . . lifer for Patty!!). We looked for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in Arkansas but all we found was a huge sign with its picture on it. Seeing thousands and thousands of Snow Goose in Arkansas was probably my biggest bird highlight of the trip there!
We traveled about 1400 miles and finally arrived in Texas with 19 species of birds. Patty added 2 lifers (also added Northern Harrier to her list) and we just knew the next day was going to be bringing us a good adventure with lifers for both of us!
more to be continued . . . .
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