For a birder, there’s nothing more exciting than seeing a rare bird. A bird like the Nutting’s Flycatcher, rarely seen north of Mexico, sighted in the Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge a few years ago. When a rare bird is sighted, news travels fast thanks to a 32-year-old Lake Havasu City biologist who is first to tell the world.
David Vander Pluym (pronounced “Plime”) gets up each morning wondering what new bird he can add to a U.S. life list of about 650, out of a possible 900 U.S. bird species. As the Mohave County editor for […]