Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I broke 400 species for my life list today!!!!! The breaking bird? A pair of Buff-bellied Hummingbirds!!!

Here's how the rest of the day went:
I waited at the airport until I couldn't stay any longer and then headed over to the Car rental place. I then waited a further 4 hours until around 1:00 when Iain came and picked up me and TJ. We then headed out and after stopping at Home Depot to run some errands, we arrived in High Island. TJ and I spent the rest of the afternoon birding around High Island. We tallied 43 species for the afternoon and I added 3 lifers and a good number of year birds. My third lifer of the day (and last bird so far) was a pair of Buff-bellied Hummingbirds!! They were lifer #400!!! My one picture is rather blurry though.
My other lifers were: Eared Grebe and Great-tailed Grackle!

Now for tomorrow! We'll be visiting a few places so hopefully more lifers!

That's all for now.

1 comment:

Squid said...

congrats on the 400, and a nice bird too! have fun on the rest of your trip!

-david bell