We had a special visitor at Cool Spring Preserve in mid-May: Blair Benson, who is in the midst of a “50/50/50” project.
He aims to observe 50 bird species in each of the 50 states over the course of 50 days…quite a feat!
PVAS trip leader and expert birder, Beth Poole, served as Blair’s local guide for the day. They ended up exceeding Blair’s goal and spotted a total of 58 species.
You can read all about Blair’s birding experience in West Virginia below. If you’d like to follow the rest of Blair’s journey, you can find his blog at https://blairbirding.com/.