no illinois sighting - Bowman's in the Badlands/Black Hills
- Hello IBETer's!
We have recently returned from our July trip to southwestern South Dakota.
Using the Birding Lists Digest, we were able to contact many birders in
South Dakota, who like our IBET friends here in Illinois were very happy to
lend us tips and recommendations for some of our target birds.
Among some memorable moments and lifers were: three separate locations of 4
American Dippers, including two nesting sights, one lone Chestnut Collared
Longspur, a Broadtailed Hummingbird who thought Mark's hat was a feeder, a
surprise Lazuli Bunting, Golden Eagle (juv), and my #500 LIFER a Lewis'
While you were suffering the hot 100+ degree days, we enjoyed cool mornings
and moderate temperatures in the afternoon. This was our second trip to
the Badlands and Black Hills, and one trip we would recommend to all our
I have a small gallery set up on my website, take a peek at some of the fun
Glad to be home,
Jackie & Chris Bowman
*He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou
trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.* Psalm 91:4
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