Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Master, longtime Audubon member, has reached a significant — and rather amazing — birding goal. We just received word that on September 11, during a trip to China, he saw a Pink-tailed Bunting at Menyen Preserve, Quighai at 11,800 feet. That sighting makes Bernie only the third American to see at least one representative species from all two-hundred twenty-seven (227) families of birds in the world. (Clements checklist as updated by Cornell University, August 2011.)
Congratulations, Bernie, and continued good birds!