[Tweeters] What Is YOUR Nemesis Bird??

Hal Michael ucd880 at comcast.net
Fri Sep 25 15:58:45 PDT 2015

Hard to say as I have been lots of places and have probably missed some "easy" ones. The one that bugs me the most is probably the Red-faced Warbler in SE AZ. Hit a number of "hotspots" and always miss it. But, the trogons more than make up for it.

Hal Michael
Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
Olympia WA
360-791-7702 (C)
ucd880 at comcast.net

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I have received several emails lately that have reminded me of some "struggles" over the years...trying for a "Nemesis Bird". This year it was a Franklin's Gull for a photo. Missed 9 times including twice by just minutes before finally a photo at John Wayne Marina.

In 2013 it was a Western Screech Owl finally found with Mike Clarke at Lewis and Clark Trail SP. Without naming names I know birders who either for a year, life or county list just have not been able find Long Billed Curlew, Ruffed Grouse, Tricolored Blackbird, White Tailed Ptarmigan or something else even if they have been at the right place but just not at the right time.

What is or has been your "Nemesis Bird"? Share to entertain or just to let all know they are not alone in their misery.

Blair Bernson

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