DVOC congratulates Barb Bassett, the winner of the 2016 Bob Billings Big Year Award. Barb saw 317 species of birds in the DVOC program area in 2016 – quite an accomplishment! Included in her total were 6 species not seen previously in this event: White-faced Storm-Petrel, Great Skua, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Rock Wren, Mountain Bluebird and Varied Thrush.
Barb was presented with the $200 award on Thursday, April 6th, 2017.
For a list of Barb’s 317 species and a cumulative checklist of all years of the competition, go here. The Bob Billings Big Year contest was the brain child of former club member Bob Billings and is supported by a generous bequest from his estate and additional donations by club members.