In late December I noticed that an Asian Hooded Crane was being seen in Tennessee. This bird has never been seen in North America, so I knew I just had to get him.
When our planned cruise through the Panama Canal fell through, we decided to make the trek south and east. We took off on [...]
We flew to San Francisco, rented a car and immediately headed north. Our destination was Calusa National Wildlife Refuge, north and west of Sacramento. Our target here was the Falcated Duck, an East Asian bird that seldom shows up in North America. It had been at this refuge for over two weeks and seen nearly [...]