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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!

Big Year 2016 Totals by Tour

2016 Big Year Tours - Totals by Tour
2016 Big Year Tours – Totals by Tour (click for a larger view)


2016 was a TERRIFIC year! The 11 one-week tours with Wildside Nature Tours tallied a total of 545 species of birds! The chart above lists the totals by tour for each of the 11 tours. We had so much fun we are doing it again! Join us this year, 2017, for more fun in the field!


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