Thursday 26 November 2015 56 °F
This year I'm thankful for all of the wonderful trips I've taken so far in 2015 to see astounding birds and have other great experiences: southeast Arizona, the East Coast, Costa Rica, Idaho, and countless wonderful day trips (all of which can be revisited via the bar on the right of this post with links to other posts). I'm also looking forward to many other upcoming trips: a Caribbean cruise to the Bahamas and Grand Turk in just three weeks, a trip to winter birding mecca Sax-Zim Bog in northern Minnesota with my aunt and uncle right after Christmas, the Great Smoky Mountains for spring break, Cuba in late June, and possibly Ecuador or Peru later next summer.
Much closer to home, in fact, right outside the window, this beautiful male NORTHERN CARDINAL dropped by to wish me a happy Thanksgiving. Although it may not be the most interesting time of year for backyard birds, one can always marvel at cardinals.
World Life List: 867 species (no recent life birds)