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One afternoon, 4 loon species

Posted: March 3rd, 2016, 6:01 pm
by pete
Took the afternoon off and went to chase a yellow billed loon being seen in Provincetown ma. Was fortunate to see the yellow billed as well as common, red throated and pacific loons. The yellow billed was a lifer! Had a few alcids and a finback whale as well. I will post a few pics this weekend.

Re: One afternoon, 4 loon species

Posted: March 7th, 2016, 9:30 am
by chrish
What? No Arctic? ;)

That is cool. I like trying to see "groups" like that in one day if possible.

I have rarely done it except you can get all the regular North American Ardeids in the spring on the coast of Texas. I know some folks who got 4 kingfisher species in Texas in one morning.

A few years ago when a Yellow-billed Loon showed up off the coast of Texas, I actually thought about trying this but it would have involved a LOT of driving. At the same time all seven US grebe species were possible in the same trip. It was tempting but I thought that knowing my luck chasing birds I would end up with all but one of each. :cry:
"Better to have not tried than failed a crushing defeat just short of the goal line."