It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year- Fall Migration
by Bryce W. Robinson
I’ve landed myself in Boise, Idaho where I’ll be starting graduate school. I wanted to share a photo from last year at the Goshutes, as a reminder that fall migration is beginning. I’ve already spent a few days at Lucky Peak in the trapping blind, and helping with passerine banding. I plan to spend as much time as I can up there this fall, but it is likely that I won’t be able to watch much of the migration. The idea that I won’t be counting raptors at the Goshutes migration sight in eastern Nevada has been very difficult for me to swallow. Especially when my girlfriend is up there trapping and giving me daily updates about the flights. Lucky Peak will help, but it just isn’t the same. I hope all bird people are able to spend loads of time this fall experiencing this phenomenon at their favorite spots. It truly is one of the greatest wonders in life, happening all around us. Lets all pay homage by acknowledging the mass fall movement of the avian world.
I know you must miss being in the Goshutes. I look forward though to seeing and hearing about what you will be seeing this fall in Boise!
I look forward to experiencing the migration in a different place Mia. There is something special about that. I believe that is the silver lining, if I understand the phrase correctly.
I think you are right about the silver lining Bryce. One never knows what one might see unless one goes… kind of applies to new locations too
Your migrations must be something special to experience. I hope you are able to see something of it despite being in a different place.
There is nothing like watching raptor migration from a ridge top Sonja. It is a must for the bird lover. Lucky Peak will work great.
Ah, I miss watching migration too. Not much going on here in SoCal…so I hear ya. Can’t wait to see some pictures of when you do get to go to Lucky Peak and do some banding! Good luck with school!!!!! You are going to rock it!
Thanks Melissa! You are going to rock it as well! I hope you at least get out to a ridge once over the course of the fall. In the least you’ll be seeing the migration in some aspects, I’m sure. Good luck to you!
We miss you, Bryce! Hope you can visit this season.