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In 1998, Greg zig-zagged 130,000 miles across the USA, while trying to hold down a full-time job, aspiring to reach at least 700 species of birds in one calendar year. "The Big Year," a novel by Mark Obmascik detailed his travails alongside two competitors. The book was later turned into a movie of the same title that starred Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson!

Bay Area California – Day 2

Chicago Marsh, Alviso
Chicago Marsh, Alviso – photo by Greg Miller


Day 2 is in the books. This tour is now over 100 species. And today we added 3 new species bringing the year total to 496. We are edging closer to our goal of 500 species. Today we were fortunate enough to find the lingering Ruff at Chicago Marsh.

We also made a pit stop at the Palo Alto Baylands before heading west and crossing the coastal range. We stopped along California Highway 1 to search the rocky shoreline at Pescadero Beach. We also stopped at Pidgeon Point and we finished the day at Rancho del Oso, a part of Big Basin Redwoods.

More tomorrow!


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