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If you aren't a bird watcher, you can stop reading now. ::D:. But if you ARE a bird watcher...

 

I'm coming to ReaperCon from Pennsylvania. And if you're a birder, you know that any trip is also an excuse to pick up birds for the life list that you can't see at home. My first ReaperCon, I got a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in my hotel parking lot, and was absolutely chuffed. ::D:

 

This will be my third ReaperCon, and in previous years I've found a couple of pretty nice nearby patches for birding. I usually go out at least once when I'm between classes, just to see what I can see. I've got a rental car, and would be more than happy to have company, if there are any other birders at the con who are interested in a nature break.

 

Any takers?

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Oooo! Painted Buntings! I have actually only ever seen one once, so would love another chance! I was lucky enough to get some really good views of a Roadrunner when at the San Diego Birding Festival this spring -- he was up on a fence post, just hanging around in plain sight for a good 10 minutes. Very un-roadrunner-like. ::D:

 

I'll have to check my notes to see if the Denton Nature Heritage Center is one of the ones I found. There was a park with a really nice lake that I found the first time I was there. Then last year I found the LLELA Nature Preserve and had a really good time there. 

 

Thanks for the recommendation!

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Depending on time, I'd probably go along. I'm not really a birder, but I am a wildlife photographer and birds are, well, wildlife.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sundseth/albums/72157625943111052

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sundseth/albums/72157625693523551

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sundseth/albums/72157625819144604

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To coordinate this, since I have a fixed location at the Con (i.e., my spot at the artist table); we can use that to meet and discuss it.

 

Actually, lets step this up a bit so we can precoordinate better.  If you are interested in Birding, email me your cell phone number by Tuesday, Aug 27 at [email protected] and I'll set up a text message where we can all make plans and discuss it. 

 

Probably Thursday Evening would be the best time to do go out.

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32 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

To coordinate this, since I have a fixed location at the Con (i.e., my spot at the artist table); we can use that to meet and discuss it.

 

Actually, lets step this up a bit so we can precoordinate better.  If you are interested in Birding, email me your cell phone number by Tuesday, Aug 27 at [email protected] and I'll set up a text message where we can all make plans and discuss it. 

 

Probably Thursday Evening would be the best time to do go out.

 

If it's Thursday, I'll have to bow out (which is fine, since my schedule is going to be a bit tight).

 

If there's a dawn trip, though, I'd be interested in that.

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Whee!  Fellow birders!

 

If you want to pick up the buntings, @TaleSpinner, dawn is going to be a better chance than evening.  Although there are other, different things possible in the evening.  I've managed to do OK just going out mid-afternoons on my previous visits.

 

Let the coordinating begin!  :D

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