"There's nothing better than standing knee-deep in a marsh in the fog at two minutes to midnight listening to a Least Bittern calling, unless it's joined by a screaming Barn Owl, and you've just broken the New England Big Day birding record, with 192 species! What a day."
The words of Coastal Center Director Frank Gallo on the topic of our Raven Luna-ticks amazing journey into history on Friday, May 20. Frank mentioned that the 190s were in their sights in this blog entry on the Connecticut Big Day Birding Challenge 2011. They did it, and that historic species total further helped fundraising efforts for the CAS Coastal Center. Look for a complete write-up on their crazy day soon. For now, here's a couple photos of the now-legendary tally sheet and an ecstatic team after an epic day across Connecticut.
Frank adds that it is not to late to pledge to help us reach our goal! We are still short and need your help. You can find the pledge form by clicking here and more information on it again in this blog post. We appreciate your support!