Friday, December 30, 2011


Liam is my 10 year old son and he wants to do a big year. We have airline miles and this seems a perfect way to use them! I like to count birds. I like to go places. I like spending time with my son. All of these are on the "pros" list
We have no scope. We have no camera. We have no $. We can't reach the record. All on the "cons" list.
The "cons" seemed to outweigh the "pros" at first when considering a "Big Year", a record chasing competition. But then I realized a "Big Year" can be so much more than that. It can be an epic adventure challenging our frugal creativity and bird chasing resourcefulness. It can be an adventure of self discovery and father/son bonding. It can be a memory to last a lifetime! Join us on or journey and see what we can accomplish with guts and determination. With a bit of luck, key trips and maybe some rides from fellow birders from the airport to a rarity and back we just may post a respectable number. No matter what we will have an epic time!

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