Monday, January 12, 2009

Another Great Arkansas Adventure

Little known Arkansas really is an untapped birding location in the winter with its great sparrow collection, thousands of geese and ducks, and impressive tracts of bottomland woods. The area where we spent much of our time was an 1,800-acre tract along the White River, best known for its recent Ivory-billed Woodpecker sightings. The impressive trees are enough to keep one entertained in addition to the four-wheeling mud holes, outstanding number of woodpeckers (mostly Pileated and Red-bellied ...eight species total), and warm, friendly, and welcoming people.

This location is not on many peoples' top ten list of places to go, but one might want to reconsider. And there is always the chance that you might know...The Bird!