I drove to the refuge because the rain had stopped. There was water over the road in one spot, like a puddle. If I had been driving something more low to the ground I wouldn’t have chanced it. I got really lucky and the refuge was open, they closed it again the next day. Something … More Bear River Refuge in March
RODEO March 24-25 Weber State University Friday afternoon I drove to Brigham City and checked into my hotel. I chose Brigham City because it is Bear River Migratory Bird refuge adjacent. The waters had receded and it was finally open. But before birds I had a rodeo to shoot with my new camera. I … More College Rodeo – Ogden UT
I missed the Twin Falls ID Rodeo because I was just too sick. It was disappointing to miss since I had laid out big birding plans. Ah well, maybe the Bear River Refuge would be open this weekend. Once again I left early on Friday and HOORAY the refuge was open. I drove the soggy … More College Rodeo – Salina UT
The Anchorage Audubon big day competition is coming up this weekend. I plan to tell you all about it next week, but thought I’d first tell you about my debut attempt last year. Teams had from 5 pm on Friday to 5 pm on Saturday to see as many bird species as possible within Municipality … More Moose don’t technically count, right?
Yet another of Alaska Airlines’ great fare sales and since I’d not yet been to NM, I bought a ticket, convinced a Utah friend to meet me there, and headed off for an extended weekend (Saturday-Wednesday) in mid-February. We flew into Albuquerque and picked up our rental SUV, but other than a visit to Acoma … More February in New Mexico
Took Friday off and headed towards Heber City for the first College rodeo of the season. I left early in order to visit the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (https://www.fws.gov/refuge/bear_river_migratory_bird_refuge/) . This refuge is huge, and has a lovely auto tour loop. I knew water levels in Idaho were high, but I was unprepared to … More College Rodeo – Heber City UT