Date: 10/10/18 5:59 am From: JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
We learned at the get-go that to be a better birder, go birding with better birders. We have been blessed with the knowledge of many excellent leaders that know the local habitats and how to get there, saving us a lot of time and frustration (I am "navigationally impaired"). And there's the safety issue; at a guided walk in Alaska this summer, the guide was packing a serious side-arm. We returned to the van heading to our next spot; 30 seconds later, we came upon a coastal brown bear and her two cubs. Awesome as they were, I would not have wanted to meet them on our own.
Good birding all!Judy FoulkeEgg Harbor Twp
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
To: JERSEYBI <JERSEYBI...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 10, 2018 1:05 am
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
You obviously are a motivated birder and see agood deal on your own. Would you see more in a guided walk? Maybe.... Maybe not.
Harvey and I find that when we join guided walks we get to see a heck of a lot more than when we're on our own... especially if it's at a site that's new to us, and we appreciate those opportunities.
We've gone on guided walks here (in central NJ) & in Cape May, in Tucson AZ, Costa Rica, Trinidad &Tobago... and in afew weeks we'll be in TX, doing 5 guided walks in the Rio Grande Valley.
From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 12:56:48 PM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bird walk question (I’ve never been on one)
Just realized that in my 45 years of birding I’ve never been on an organized birding walk. I’m an active daily birder. Just wondering how unusual this might be.