2017-05-05 Best of Arizona

I spent from 2017-04-22 through 2017-05-04 touring some great bird locations in Arizona. The places I was able to visit during this time were Agua Caliente Park, Sabino Canyon, Mount Lemmon, Florida Canyon, Madera Canyon and  two places in Arivaca (Day 1 and Day 2). I do not feel I got everything I could from any … Read more

Cassin’s Sparrows

2016-03-25 Friday, On The Road To Arivaca On my drive from New Mexico toward Arivaca Arizona, I made it a mission to find Cassin’s Sparrows. Having stumbled onto them last fall while hunting Golden-Winged Sparrows, my chances should be above average. Without scenic detours, the roads before me covered 220 miles, much of it dominated by … Read more

Vermilion Flycatcher

The Eastern Kingbird with its tuxedo attire is not unique in the flycatcher clan as a sharp dresser. The Vermilion Flycatcher holds its own when it comes to show business. The brilliance of the male’s blazing reddish-orange breast and crown, contrasted with the rich chocolate brown of its back, wings and tail make quite an impression. … Read more