Subject: Bird of the Year award Date: Jan 1 20:15:22 2000 From: Sgd24 at aol.com - Sgd24 at aol.com
Despite all of the great birds that I chased this fall my best bird had to be a Eurasian Shorebird seen at Ocean Shores in October. No, its NOT the Eurasian Dotterel (though that was a treat). It was finding my own Sharp-tailed Sandpiper after years of chasing other people's birds with no luck. Hope everybody had a great new years day birding. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm in Western Washington: I've done 3 Christmas bird Counts so far this season in Western Washington and NO RAIN on any count (at least in my area)! Here's hoping that trend continues for tomorrow.
Scott Downes sgd24 at aol.com Seattle WA
To identify a species should not be enough to quench one's thirst, a proper thirst must seek to understand every facet of the bird's existence.