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BIRDING WITH BIG YEAR RECORD HOLDER

June 15, 2012

This is our partner and guide, Harry Fuller, on the left with Sandy Komito. Mr. Komito is the holder of the Big Year record of 748 species seen in a calendar year in North America. He set that record back in 1998 and nobody’s been able to reach that number since. Now Mr.Komito’s on a new lifelist quest and PIB was happy to help him find some of his target birds in southern Oregon.
This is the Calliope Hummingbird that became #575 on Komito’s Mr. Camera lifelist. That’s the number of North American birds photographed in the past fourteen months on his new digital camera. Komito’s image of the Calliope was far better than this one taken by Fuller.
We also helped him add five more species to the lifelist, so Komito left Oregon with a total of 580 species photographed. The other new ones: Western Wood-Pewee, Vaux’s Swift, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Pacific-slope Flycatcher and Williamson’s Sapsucker.

All these birds were found within a fifty miles radius of Ashland, Oregon.

So if you’re on a personal quest to see a particular bird or group of birds, let PIB’s professional guiding staff help you get your target.  We especially enjoy working with photographers.


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