So, when I first heard about fantasy birding I said to my wife "I know I'm a crazy birder but can you believe there's fantasy birding? I'm definitely not that crazy!".
6 months into my Canada Big Year game on Fantasy Birding and I'm having a blast. Gord and Chris were also somewhat reluctant participants but I believe they would agree with me that it's pretty enjoyable and requires as much or as little effort as you have time for. Currently Chris is in 1st place in the Canada Big Year competition!
Anyway, there are a handful of target species that I'm missing and I believe Gord is missing some of these too. If anyone is heading for any of these and if you have time please let me know!
Brewer's Sparrow Northern Pygmy-Owl Flammulated Owl Gray Flycatcher Dusky Grouse Sooty Grouse Black Swift California Scrub-Jay Williamson's Sapsucker
Or if anyone happens to be going on some sort of pelagic (although I don't think there are currently any going on given the social distancing mandate) please let me, Chris, or Gord know.
I would also encourage others to join one of the Fantasy Birding games - although most seem to be "Big Year" related so probably best to start near the start of the year. However, there are still 6 months left!
Post by nickinthegarden on Jun 21, 2020 3:15:57 GMT -8
I do not know anything about Fantasy Birding but if you were to go up to Manning Park to the Cascade Lookout you would see Dusky Grouse and possibly Sooty. I saw two one in full breeding mode and I heard another by Lightning Lake on Friday morning. Dusky Grouse by Nick, on Flickr