Fellow green big day birders,
I know some of you have yet to email me your lists, photos, descriptions, etc., but I trust you each had a magnificent time wherever you were, enjoying your local birds by foot or bike! Stay tuned for descriptions and video of my GBD efforts this spring, as well as your “best birds” photos.
For me, doing a green big day not only drives home how much fun birders can have leaving cars at home. I also get a personal ecological snapshot of my local county here in the temperate North, right at the convergence of time when straggling winter residents cross paths with incoming summer residents. Given a backdrop of super cool resident birds gearing up to breed, you can’t go wrong spending a day out in natural nooks and crannies of where you live. Read my short article about this in the Santa Cruz Bird Club newsletter here: