It’s almost Christmas.
OK, thankfully, it’s not almost Christmas. But a friend in Indiana is thinking about Christmas gift-giving. She chose her dad’s name for their family gift exchange, and it happens that he’s a bird-watcher.
"I was thinking of getting him a bird-watching trip or package or something to Michigan or someplace — I don’t know, AMAZING — for this sort of activity, but I’m at a loss." my friend writes. " … [I] thought I would ask someone who might know from personal experience a great place to go. Any ideas? If not, anything you can think of that a bird wather MUST have other than a great pair of binocs and a few good field guides?"
So there’s your mission, should you decide to accept it, dear readers. Can you suggest a bird-watching trip or gift that would knock my friend’s dad’s socks off? If you have ideas, send them to me via the comment line or my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. On the off chance that others might be starting to think about Christmas shopping, I’ll share your ideas here as well as with me friends.