A Vacation from my Vacation
So as many of you know, I'm up in Algonquin Park being a naturalist for the four season in a row. This means that my birding adventures are determined by a only a limited number of days and a relatively remote northerly location - so I probably won't be going anywhere crazy (unless you count the East Side of Algonquin. That place is pretty crazy)
I do, however, have a week starting on June 1st to do what I please until I start work again on the 8th. What does this mean?
Little food, less sleep, lots of driving, lots of birds. I've devised a sort of birding "treasure map" of birds I have yet to see on the Eastern side of this continent - birds such as Henslow's and Bachman's Sparrows, Swainson's Warbler and a variety of seabirds. I will do my best to sweep these up next week in a birding spree that will take me from grassy abandoned strip-mines in Pennsylvania where the Henslow's roam, to Delaware Bay to catch the last of the migrating shorebird spectacle, to offshore North Carolina in search of seabirds offshore, to the mosquito-infested swamps of Virginia in hopes of catching a glimpse of the lovely Swainson's Warbler, to the Pinelands of the South where Bachman's Sparrows sing...and back up to Algonquin for Staff Orientation Day.
It's going to be a party.
Be on the lookout for updates, as I will make sure every day will be documented on the blog this time!