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First Species of 2015

Posted on Jan 1, 2015

What was your first bird of 2015? The Blue Jay was my #1 New Year species. It is definitely a repeat winner given that their screaming and screeching calls can be heard indoors with the windows closed – I did not even have to get out of bed! Thanks for all too typical “alarm”, guys and gals! Are you planning on a “Big January” to see how many species you can find? If you have yet to decide on a birding game plan for 2015 I would definitely recommend trying a geographical challenge and largely restricting yourself to birding in your own town or city. You will end up saving gas and spending more time outside finding surprises in habitats you have never explored before.

Blue Jay yard 2015-1090850

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator