2019-10-10 Vendel Road, Salton Sea

My trip to Arizona finally was launched Thursday morning. I used the opportunity to visit some of my favorite bird destinations. My first stop was Poe Road, but I was disappointed with the visit. On my drive from the highway to the shore I passed several acres of bulldozed and burned mesquite stumps where once … Read more

Salton Sea, Southeastern Shoreline

For the sake of simplicity, the area I often refer to as “Lack and Lindsey” includes the shoreline and adjacent fields from the New River Delta north to Obsidian Butte. If I travel to the Salton Sea and have only enough time for *one* stop, I will choose the southeastern shore near the intersection of … Read more

2009-05-01: Remembering The Mission Trails BioBlitz

I took part in the first three organized BioBlitz events with the San Diego Natural History Museum. The first one took place in 2008 at Balboa Park, the second in 2009 at Mission Trails Regional Park, and the third event was in 2010 at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Each of the three were fun … Read more

Memories of Arivaca

Those who know me well, know I love to travel. Sometimes the places I go draw me back time and time again. Arivaca Arizona is one of these places. My first visit was in 2003 and my most recent was in 2017. This region produced my first meetings with the Vermillion Flycatcher, Yellow-Billed Cuckoo, Cassin’s … Read more