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2020-05-20 Road From ABQ and Mount Graham

Two corrections: Thanks to the astute observations of readers Celestyn Brozek and Lori Conrad, I’ve learned my “Cassin’s Vireo” is the wrong Solitary Vireo. The proper identification is Plumbeous Vireo. And to Jeff Brake for pointing out that Mount Graham, while the tallest in Southern Arizona, is not the second highest, but the 14th highest … Read more

2020-05-15: The Bosque at Tingley Beach

My friend Jerry Goffe retired from his forensic photography business a few years ago and devoted his time to teaching and volunteering as a docent at just about every nature organization in and around Albuquerque, including Bosque del Apache, the Rio Grande Nature Center, the local zoo, and currently the Botanical Garden at Albuquerque’s BioPark. … Read more

2020-05-12: The Road to Bosque del Apache

Tuesday morning May 12th, after a few extra hours with the birds at Bitter Lake NWR outside of Roswell New Mexico, I drove a circuitous, winding route through Ruidoso. A more direct road would have been to stay on US-380 all the way to San Antonio, but at Hondo I veered left on US-70 and … Read more

2020-03-04 Wednesday At Dripping Springs

My stay in Las Cruces was extended several days because of issues I had to sort out with my RV generator. All is well now as I send this post off from Alpine Texas. I’m poised to explore Big Bend tomorrow (Saturday), but I don’t plan to exploit the whole park on this tour. I’ve … Read more

2020-03-02 Aguirre Springs In The Organ Mountains

This morning my friend Jerry and I said our good-byes. Jerry headed back to his home in Albuquerque and I started preparations to leave Las Cruces behind and head south into Texas just 25 miles away. I made an appointment for Wednesday morning to get the RV generator fixed. It has developed a problem with … Read more

2020-02-29 & March 1 At Mesilla Valley

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park proved to be the best birding location in the Las Cruces area for my friend Jerry and I. I scouted the park briefly on Friday, spent a solo day there on Saturday, and accompanied Jerry there on Sunday. The drive to the park on Sunday provided a brief encounter with … Read more

2020-02-27 – Drive from Thatcher to Las Cruces

Leaving Safford and Thatcher Arizona, I drove east towards New Mexico on the most remote roads I could find on the map. I traveled on roads ripe with twists, turns, and incomparable scenery. I’m reminded that this is best the way to meet North America. By staying on the interstate you see little of the … Read more

2016-03-24 Upper Gila River to Virden Bridge

2016-03-24 Sunday At Silver City I stayed at the KOA Campground. All the tanks I wish to be full, were showing low levels and all those that I preferred to be empty were showing full. I bought enough propane to top off my supply, then used the hookups at the rented campsite to fill my fresh water … Read more

2016-03-23 Homeward Past Bosque Del Apache

2016-03-23 Wednesday Begins My Homeward Leg My stay with Jerry in Albuquerque was wonderful. My only regret was that I took so many pictures without processing or posting to my website that I’m returning home with a big job ahead of me. I hope on my next trip (coming soon) I’ll have better discipline and post … Read more