Friday, July 20, 2007

Weekend in the Mountains

BirdCouple will be out hiking the Appalachian Trail this weekend. We're trying to knock off 28 1/2 miles, and do a little (well, a LOT) of birding as well.

We've seen 80 species of birds along the A.T., a 2,175 mile path that mostly winds through the woods and mountains, but also carries us through small towns, along rivers and across fields, from Maine to Georgia!

There was that Wild Turkey in Shenandoah National Park. And the Green Heron along a riverbank in Pennsylvania. And a Blue-Headed Vireo in Maryland. And....

Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, the big news locally is that a White Ibis has been seen at Merkle Wildlife Visitors Center. This is a mostly a southern bird, seen in Florida, and Texas. Very rare for these parts, and normally not seen north of North Carolina.

2 comments:

Larry said...

Boy-You guys are in good shape!-I don't think I could hike that far.-Hope you see some good birds, and take some pictures.

Warren & Lisa Strobel said...

Larry - thanks. Hope you had a great weekend yourself. We survived the hike (saw 1 black bear), and got out first ever Whip-Poor-Will!! Blog and pictures coming soon...