Monday, June 17, 2013
It was fun meeting with birders who gathered at the Putnam House after a week of participating in our Potholes & Prairie Birding Festival. From 23 states and Canada, they are a GREAT group... super interested in birds and super interesting, themselves. Listening to them made me want to participate in the event next year!
All in all everyone I talked to seemed very pleased with their tours and their birding adventures. They praised the coordinator of the event, Ann Hoffert, saying that everything was extremely well organized. They mentioned many times that they really liked our area and all the friendly people who went out of their way to say hi or offer help.
Some of the birders met their goal of identifying over 100 birds! It made me realize what an AWESOME variety of birds that we have in our area!! Several birders from New York mentioned that they had booked the event and reservations in our area over a year ago... just to see the birds that we mostly take for granted.
Here's a big THANK YOU to all the birders who invested their time and energy here. Hope to see you again next year!