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Backpacking and Bird Atlasing Nevada County
Two years ago while on the Pacific Crest Trail we passed through Nevada County, California. Our friends Steve and Diane Rose are conducting a five year effort to atlas all the breeding birds in the county, so we tallied birds as we passed through. But it wa...
Backpacking and Bird Atlasing Nevada County
Backpacking and Bird Atlasing Nevada County
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Humphreys Basin
Hike Track Link Piute Pass trail approach to Loch Leven Lake This was our first overnight trek into the Sierra Nevada this year. Our friend Hikin' Bill suggested the Humphreys Basin north of Piute Pass. It's an area all of us had been to parts of in the pas...
Humphreys Basin
Humphreys Basin
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A Family Visit to D.C.
We have talked about heading to D.C. for years and it finally happened.  Bob and I, and our son Bobby, headed off to see Bob's Uncle Bill and Aunt Liz. We also got to see his cousins Ruth, and Sarah and her husband Dwight and children Aaron, Hannah, and Dyl...
A Family Visit to D.C.
A Family Visit to D.C.
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Cuba Bird Survey
Cuban Tody Travelling to Cuba for Americans isn't easy. There are many rules to sort out so it is best to go with a licensed organized group. Our trip was with Alvaro's Adventures , led by the expert birder and accomplished ornithologist Alvaro  Jaramillo ....
Cuba Bird Survey
Cuba Bird Survey
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Baja - Birds and Whales and Fishes, Oh My!
This time around our "Backcountry" was the open ocean. We learned late about the opportunity for this trip and found we could shoehorn it in between two other big international trips. We couldn't pass it up. The trip ( Baja and the Sea of Cortez ) was organ...
Baja - Birds and Whales and Fishes, Oh My!
Baja - Birds and Whales and Fishes, Oh My!
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Baja
This time around our "Backcountry" was the open ocean. We learned late about the opportunity for this trip and found we could shoehorn it in between two other big international trips. We couldn't pass it up. The trip was organized by WildWings and run on th...
Baja
Baja
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Nk h̄lāy chnid (Many Birds) - Thailand
It's been a whirl-wind two weeks in Thailand, and with little internet access this segment of our month in Southeast Asia will have to come in one post. We took a short hour-long hop from Phnom Penh to Bangkok to meet our friend and one of the best guides t...
Nk h̄lāy chnid (Many Birds) - Thailand
Nk h̄lāy chnid (Many Birds) - Thailand
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Cambodia - The Rest of the Story
We left the Vulture Restaurant and headed to the Mekong River at Kratie. Here we would see two special animals, the Mekong Wagtail and Mekong (Irrawaday) Dolphin. A boat trip in the morning got us out to some small islands in the river where we easily found...
Cambodia - The Rest of the Story
Cambodia - The Rest of the Story
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Vultures and a Duck
We moved on, continuing northeast to the most uninhabited region of Cambodia, just a stone throw from the Laos border. Here we would continue to visit the dry deciduous dipterocarp forest, but this one has some remnant tracts of primary growth. It was spect...
Vultures and a Duck
Vultures and a Duck
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Giant Ibis
We left Siem Reap travelling to the northeast with our first stop at the Bengal Florican Conservation Area. The florican is a member of the bustard family and is critically endangered. The conservation area uses eco-tourism dollars to get the locals to prev...
Giant Ibis
Giant Ibis
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