2016 Field Season: Grosbeak Edition

20160416_095525On April 11, I finally started my 2016 field season. It seems, however, that the Cassin’s Vireos didn’t get the memo. Where in previous years, my field season had about a dozen birds (13 in 2014 and 11 in 2015), this year the population has plummeted to just five males. [Update: as of early May, more birds have arrived – approximately 11 males, in line with previous years]

This has allowed me to switch gears a bit, focusing my efforts instead on Black-headed Grosbeaks. Continue reading