After a short bird hike on Saturday morning, the conference got started. There were many awesome presentation but my favorites were the "Barriers to Birding" Panel and the Reaching "Non-traditional" Audiences Panel. You can watch all of the presentation on video by following this link http://www.fledgingbirders.org/CFABLIVE.html. This group is sure to make progress on one of the most critical issues in birding and I hope that everyone will consider joining in. The next conference will be in November of 2013 in the Rio Grande Valley!
On Sunday morning, a bunch of us that were at the conference meet up to do a little birding. We went to the Bass Ponds unit of the NWR and found lots of great birds including 3 Nelson's Sparrows that were lifers for several in the group!
|Nelson's Sparrow out in the open!|