Birding (and more) in Calhoun County and beyond
Really just putting this here for future reference. Wanted to map out some areas I am doing for the Kalamazoo CBC on the 26th. This tool allows you to draw out map areas. I placed a circle that was close to the CBC area, and then "scribbled" out the other boundaries. Now I can play "fantasy" Calhoun County CBC from yesterdays post. So nice to not have to worry about work for a couple of weeks:-)
Had a great time on Saturday participating in the Battle Creek CBC. My exceptionally wonderful non-birding partner now has bragging rights for nailing the lone Wild Turkey of the day:-)
Highlights of the day
I found a couple of potential places for Northern Saw-whet Owls should they make it down this way. Relatively dark but best possible Tamarack Swamps I've seen in the County so far. The North-East part of the county I have heavily neglected the past year plus.
Below is what I have come up with:
Some of the hotspot highlights for this area are:
Have hardly been able to get out much lately. Some promising weather on 12/5 turned in to a nearly full day of fog. Some highlights since then have been:
Hopefully I will have some luck over the next couple of weeks. Targeting a Barred Owl, and more this coming week at the Battle Creek CBC. 200 is probably an incredible longshot, having not added anything for a few weeks now. Would take quite the flurry of new birds to hit. Probably best to just shoot for an improvement over last year's number.
My exploits in my latest passion, Birding...not Bird-watching;-)