Monday, January 22, 2018

JEREMY'S "BIG BIRDING YEAR" - 346 SPECIES - A PROVINCIAL RECORD

Jeremy Bensette, a young birder known to many birders in Sam Smith Park, has broken the provincial record for seeing more bird species in one year.  He recorded 346 species in 2017.  The previous record was 343.
Jeremy was a frequent visitor to Sam Smith during that year and, in fact, was there at the very end of the December searching for the elusive Purple Sandpiper to top up his list (as reported in a previous FOSS post.)
Jeremy at Sam Smith Park leading birders in search for the Purple Sandpiper
The Toronto Star has published an excellent article on Jeremy's "big year" that can be seen here.

Congratulations, Jeremy!


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