Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sax Zim Birding Festival

Tomorrow morning we're finally headed to the Bog. Ruthie is picking me up in the morning for our trip Up North to the Sax Zim Bog Festival of Birds. I've been to that area a couple of times before and can't wait to get back. One of the field trip destinations is the Hedbom logging road which is only about 20 miles north of Hasty Brook. The field trip Ruthie and I signed up for on Saturday includes a trip to Duluth Harbor and I'm hoping we'll stop at the Duluth airport where a Snowy Owl has been sighted many times this winter. I'd be thrilled to see the the Snowy Owl but my all time favorite bird sighting was when I saw a Snowy in Duluth in January, 2007.
Here's my bird wish list:
gray jay
boreal chickadee
pine grosbeak
evening grosbeak
common redpoll
hoary redpoll
snowy owl
great gray owl
Really, I just want to meet Ruthie, relax, see birds, relax, meet new friends and greet old friends, laugh, relax, have fun and relax. An added bonus is that we're stopping on the way back down to the Cities to visit Deb from the Sand Creek Almanac. It'll be a regular Minnesota Blogger's Convention!
Wish us luck!
I hope I bought enough hand-warmers!


Susan Gets Native said...

You BETTER have fun, girl.
I can't wait to hear all about it!
*jealous of your northern climes and all those cool birds I can only dream of*

Anonymous said...

Lynne, I know you will have the best of times! You are going to a magical place. We get there a couple of times a year. We love it!! Just could'nt get there this weekend. I am so very jealous, I could spit! Mike worked very hard on this. You will be surrounded by very good birders. Soak it in. Please let us know how things went.

Llinda in Erie said...

Have loads of fun! Can't wait to hear about it.

Jayne said...

Have a grand, wonderful, enchanted time Lynne! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!! Hugs to you friend!

MojoMan said...

Have a great time. You deserve it! It must be fun to meet friends you've only known through blogging, a real 21st-century experience.

NatureWoman said...

I wish you all luck and a great time!!!!

Anonymous said...

Did you ever think this weekend would come, when you signed up last fall? This is like a little kid waiting for Christmas, I'm excited for both of you, learn a lot, take lots of pictures and HAVE FUN!!!
Nature Knitter's Mom[Betty K]

Trixie said...

Yay! You are out and about. I am so envious. Have a great time.

I think I have several of your target birds in Friday's GBBC list. Come on up and I will show you.

Q said...

Dear Lynne,
I am so happy you were able to go. I hope you have lots of fun and see lifers and relax and see friends, new and old, and do more relaxing!
I am keeping you and your family in my thouf=ghts and prayers.

mon@rch said...

looks like a great time for sure and wish I was going! Can't wait to hear how the day turns out!

Laurie said...

Good luck! The only birds we are seeing these days are birds of prey (Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles and a variety of hawks), Canadian geese and ducks.

Kathiesbirds said...

Lynne, I've never heard of this place! Thanks for informing me. I now have a new place I want to visit. I'd love to see a great gray owl! Can't wait to hear about your adventures!