As winter is making itself a home in Michigan, Diane and I decided to go for a short vacation for Christmast in Florida, in Fort Myers Beach! The Estero Laggon, where our hotel is, has the wonderfull quality to combine a world class beach with a world class birding spot.
In addition to the potential of many, many new birds (It seems that I will pass, at last, the 300 mark for north America during this trip, unless an improbable mixed flock of Harlequin ducks,multiple species of Eiders and Scooters, Crossbills, winter Gulls, Great Grey and boreal Owls shows up in Gallup Park in December), this location seems to have the highest concentration (according to the 2007 Chrismast Count) of what I think is by far the coolest bird in the US, if not in the world : the Burrowing Owl.
I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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