Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone out there!

2019 was a fun one, as my birding was highlighted by a Self-Found Big Year in CT. Per the set of rules I ended up deciding on, I finished with 276 species for the year, amazingly close to the guesstimate of 275 I made at the beginning.

Not sure if I'll be putting the year into blog form after the fact (I had little time to blog about it as I went), but I will be speaking about it at some local clubs in addition to writing something for the ABA Birder's Guide, so stay tuned for those.

2020 should see a return to less local birding and much more of the non-birding aspects of my life that I love, though I will be traveling much more than I did last year, with trips to southern Africa (as CAS trip leader), Madeira (private trip with friends), and south Texas (for work, but I'll have some daylight to explore a bit) already on the books. In other words, 2020 will be a much more normal year for me.

All the best for a Happy and Healthy 2020.

 - Nick


  1. Very nice posts, thank you (just discovering your blog...). And funny to read "2020 will be a much more normal year for me" knowing what we now know as of November 2020.
    Dominique Berteaux.

    1. Dominique, so true. This post did not age very well!


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