Russell Cannings has already broken the big year birding record for British Columbia and it is only the beginning of October.  He broke the previous record of 364 by getting both a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and a Tropical Kingbird on the same day and his tally is now 366.  The Vancouver Sun has the story and you can follow the rest of Russell’s big year on his blog, appropriately named Russell’s Big Year.

Vancouver Sun link via Wildbird.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.