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....
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.