David Pierce
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Possible wagtail group trips include:

Churchill on Hudson Bay- Fly into Churchill by private plane. Travel out of Churchill to observe and photograph tundra and subarctic species of birds.

Bird a couple of provinces in Canada and explore select areas of Idaho and Montana.

California Coastal Areas- Travel from Monterey, CA north to the Oregon state line. This trip would also include a pelagic trip offshore.


Black Crowned Night Heron

American Goldfinch

Wagtail Senior Birding Club
November 17, 2007

Dave Faintich
June, 2008

In Memoriam

David Faintich, one of the original, mainstay members of the Wagtail Senior Birding Club passed away on Oct. 16, 2009. He was our primary trip planner and always took great pride in working out all the details of our out of state and in state bird finding adventures. He would spend hours before trips researching the internet and various birding journals to make sure that we went to the best hotspots to find new species.

Dave was there in SE Arizona to see the Elegant Trogon, and along the Rio Grande River in So. Texas to watch the Brown Jay. In Florida it was the rare White Wagtail and the last five (5) Smooth Billed Anis left in the U.S.

He was a wonderful family man, sports fan, and a very talented birder and photographer. He will certainly be missed but will never be forgotten.

Wagtail Senior Dinner at Spiros Restaurant
November 15, 2009

Wagtail Senior Dinner at Houlihans Restaurant
October 25th, 2015

In Memoriam

Terry Weymouth, a regular member of our Wagtail Senior Birding Club passed away on September 23, 2019. Terry retired early from his engineering job, I think from my urging for him to be free to travel. He and his wife, Judy, after selling their house in the St Louis area, bought an RV trailer and took off exploring the U.S. They did this for years going to many places and would spend the winters in RV parks in warm weather states like Florida, Texas and Arizona. Terry and Judy and my wife, Diane and I, celebrated the exact same wedding anniversary date -June 24, 1967. In 2007, all four of us celebrated our 40th anniversary in Bar Harbor, Maine. We all had a great time and took a trip together 30 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean to see seabirds nesting.

Wagtail trips to Florida, Arizona and Texas were taken where the Weymouths were located so they could join with us. Terry had local knowledge of where to find the birds and it was great to have him as a guide.

Terry was a very thoughtful and helpful person. When someone needed help, Terry was there. He was a very skilled birder and had incredible eyesight. He could spot birds before any one else would see them.

All who knew Terry liked him and will miss him. We all have great memories of being with him and he will never be forgotten.