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Birds on Tap - Roadtrip! "Rarity Roundup" Trip Report, 11/3/19

This was a very different Birds on Tap – Roadtrip! While every other tour itinerary includes very specific birding destinations designed to assure us to see seasonally abundant and interesting species, the brand new “Rarity Roundup” edition had no preconceived direction.

After the designated pick-up time, the entire morning was completely free-format, designed to be flexible and mobile…because this is “Rarity Season” - a time of year when we expect the unexpected and almost anything is possible. With a combination of weather, geography, food resources, and microclimates and microhabitats all being considered, the astute birder can be rewarded with vagrants, seasonal rarities, “late/lingering” migrants or simply uncommon birds in unusual places.