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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!

Texas Rio Grande Valley – Day 6

Our group search for White-collared Seedeaters along the Border at Salineño
Our group search for White-collared Seedeaters along the Border at Salineño – photo by Greg Miller

 

Today was the last day our Texas Rio Grande Valley tour. And it was our 11th of 11 trips with Wildside Nature Tours this year.

This morning we drove all the way out to Falcon Dam State Park. The drier habitat there got us five new species for the tour but no new species for the Big Year Tours. We ate in Zapata and hit Salineño again on our way back to the hotel.

Tonight, a celebration was in order. I chose to go to Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. The food was awesome and we had a good time. We did the final list and the tallies.

Fried alligator bites at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitcen in McAllen TX
Fried alligator bites at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitcen in McAllen TX – photo by Greg Miller

 

It’s hard to believe the year for the Big Year Tours is done. It has been a marvelous adventure. And remember, I am planning on doing this all over again in 2017. And yet again I will be raising money & awareness for American Birding Associations Young Birders program.

Watch for my year in review movie coming in the next month. And I’ll be updating you all with what is going on with 2017. It’s gonna be another exciting year for biding!

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