Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Getting Excited for a Busy November

Next month is going to be quite exciting and busy for me. First, my wife and I will head to Toledo for the 7th Ohio Young Birders Conference. I have attended the conference several times over the past few years, and it is one of my favorite events. The next day, we will fly to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and start our trip by attending the Focus on Diversity: Changing the Face of American Birding conference. I've written about this event on Birding is Fun (here) before so I won't go overboard with details, but I'll just say that you should attend if at all possible.

The rest of the week will be spent birding around south Texas and checking out some of the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival events. The birding is already starting to get interesting down there with some great rarities, and all of the usual specialty species will be new for Stephanie!

Green Jay - One of the specialties in the Valley
Plain Chachalaca - Not the most colorful bird in the Valley but still one of my favorites.
Finally, less than a week after returning home from the Valley, I will be on my way to The Lodge at Pico Bonito in Honduras. This will be my first trip to the tropics, and I can't wait to see a ton of life birds. I look forward to sharing photos and stories of next month's adventures with you!


  1. Have a great time, looking forward to your posts!

  2. well I must say, that Green Jay bought me here in a flash! How handsome it is. I do though also enjoy seeing your Plain Chachalaca, a bird I've never seen online before, so thank you Rob, and enjoy those new trips coming up