This was the 6-week journey that we always had wished for at some point in our lives. And now the time had come. Since we both have travelled several times in the states before, we now had some very specific targets that we were after. Starting in southern California in mid-April, continued north into Oregon, and then headed east across the Rockies and out onto the prairies. Ending up in the forests of Michigan and the Great Lakes where we attended the “Biggest Week in American Birding” to enjoy the warbler migration at Lake Erie. Finishing up the trip in the state of Washington and Vancouver Island. In all 320+ birds and 65 mammal species. The first 6 photos represent some of the most interesting species on the trip. The rest are uploaded chronologically.