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Road trip to Texas via my iPhone

Dinosaur World
Dinosaur World

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!

Wetlands
Wetlands in Arkansas

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.

Wetlands
More Arkansas Wetlands

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!

Texas
First Arrival in Texas

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!

Trail Head
Fun Texas Finds

more to be continued . . . .


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7 responses

  1. lisa at Greenbow

    I love birding in TX. What fun.

    6 January 2010 at 1:53 pm

  2. I just left Texas! It’s one of my favorite place. Lots of pretty cool birds down there.

    6 January 2010 at 4:34 pm

  3. places

    6 January 2010 at 4:35 pm

  4. Pam

    Look and sounds like so much fun!

    6 January 2010 at 7:51 pm

  5. Patty

    Texas!!!! What a blast!

    8 January 2010 at 6:31 pm

  6. Wow, she won that trip?! Someone actually wins those things? How lucky is that!

    9 January 2010 at 2:01 am

  7. Hey! Stay warm while you can!

    9 January 2010 at 10:59 am

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