Florida – Day 2

By Greg Miller | January 25, 2016

  Day 2, January 25, 2016, was our first full day of birding. And what a day it was! We birded the Space Coast area of Florida from Melbourne to Daytona Beach Shores. We ended the day with an unofficial tally of 95 species. And we added an additional 31 species to the year total…

Southern California Trip Report

By Greg Miller | January 12, 2016

Wow! That week went incredibly fast! 208 species! I was anticipating about 160 species total. The number is good. But what matters is uniqueness. What do I mean? Well, getting a great bird in Southern California may be a common bird on another tour. In short, it means more effort to see a bird we’ll…

Sunny Southern California?

By Greg Miller | January 7, 2016

Greg Miller’s first Big Year Tour is underway in sunny… umm, well, rainy southern California. An unexpected turn in the weather, thanks to El Niño, has erased the typical sunny skies and replaced them with rain and yes, snow in the mountains east of Los Angeles. Interestingly, when Greg did his original Big Year in 1998,…

Big Year Reloaded! Begins January 3, 2016

By Greg Miller | December 24, 2015

It is about to begin… January 3 – 9, 2016, Greg will be leading the first of Wildside Nature Tours’ Big Year Tour Series. Along with Wildside guide, Steve Ritt, the group will explore southern California in search of as many species as they can possible find!