Tuesday, May 20, 2014
May 18 - Day 2 of GGI birdathon - Long Island portion
It is now Tuesday, May 20 and I am still recovering from the two days of birding madness of the great Gull Island birdathon. A longer account will be posted in due time - I am still entering lists in the computer. However, the final tally for Sean Sime and myself was 195 species, just one short of our record. There were a few bad misses which, in found, would have broken our record. Even the elusive 200 mark was within reach, but did not fall this year. But, we have no complaints. It was a fabulous and exhausting couple of days of birding. Jeff Kimball and Chuck McAlexander who did the most of the birdathon with us have their own list somewhere in the upper 170s, a new record for them.