Leading my first birding group: Merced National Wildlife Refuge | Chuq Von Rospach

Since this was my first group outing, I wanted very much to make it a success for those coming to visit, so I did a lot of preparation. That included two scouting trips, one three weeks ago and one a week ago, to specifically study what was happening and where to focus our energies. And, of course, I had to hope the birds didn’t just up and leave for their summer grounds before the trip happened.

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