Birder’s Big Year

QUEST TAKES STUDENT TO ALL CORNERS OF STATE

Posted: March 21, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Mitchell Pruitt, a freshman at the University of Arkansas, hit the state’s highways and back roads to see and tally 311 bird species in one year. An amazing diversity of bird life across Arkansas helped Pruitt see so many species, he said. Here Pruitt is shown at Lake Fayetteville, one of his favorite places for birding.

Mitchell Pruitt may have accomplished what no other Arkansas high school student has done.

Pruitt is busy with classes at UA to look for birds as much as he’d like, particularly on weekdays. He was still in high school in Jonesboro when he d...

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Outdoor, Pages 9 on 03/21/2013