Yep, I'm married to a birder and my life has been forever changed. I teach at Mount St. Joseph University, and I band birds at the Clifford Bird Observatory (CBO) and Hueston Woods Biological Station (HWBS) in SW Ohio.
So, a few months ago, my husband, the Birder, tells me that he has been asked to be the "Bird Dog" on an Ivory-billed Woodpecker Expedition to Florida. Seriously?????? Yep, totally. Within a month, I was going too. So, here we are, January 9th, packing the truck heading for the swamps of the Florida Panhandle to search for evidence of an extinct - critically endangered bird. We left Ohio today with the canoe strapped to the top of the Excursion... 23oF and about 6 inches of snow, heading for the Choctawhatchee Wetland. The best thing about being married to a birder is going on trips!!