Life on the road
Reflections from a trip around Lake Superior.
So much of birding, at least formal, capital “B” Birding, is wrapped up in numbers. Life lists, big days, species counts, and local records. It’s not enough to simply see and enjoy birds, one must also note their numbers, report them, and compare them to other birders’ data.
One can either pursue this approach to birding, or one can take a less quantif…