Date: 8/28/17 10:09 am From: Steve Compton <scompton1251...> Subject: Re: Bicycle birding
Betsey, About 12 years ago I rented a beach bike at the south end of Kiawah and biked the approximately ten miles to the North end in order to see a Snowy Plover, carrying my scope and tripod in an improvised backpack. Tough going into the wind. And I saw and photographed the bird, a lifer! Lot of fun, very good exercise. Steve ComptonGreenville,SC Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE DroidOn Aug 28, 2017 10:47 AM, Betsy Kane <carolinabirds...> wrote:
The responses to my "birding by bike" inquiry have been so very interesting.¬ I will shortly compile/anonymize the range of responses and report back to the listserv with a summary. ¬ In the meantime if anyone wants to respond on how you are using bikes to support your birding activities, I can include it when I update. ¬ Thanks so much to everyone who has submitted this interesting information.¬ I'm a bicycle transportation planner, so it is great to learn more about this subset of bike use. ¬ Betsy KaneRaleigh¬ On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 10:38 AM, Mary Tennessee <tapple50...> wrote:
One of my favorite ways to bird. Use to do this at St. Marks Wildlife Refuge in north FL. All flat and I could use a single speed.
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> On Aug 27, 2017, at 6:08 AM, Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote: > > I'm curious to learn how birders on this list have used bikes when birding: getting to the field, traveling between stops, carrying gear, in groups or solo, on bike-permitted trails, etc. > Do bikes figure prominently in your birding activities or incidentally?¬ etc. > > Betsy Kane > Raleigh