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

The Cienega at Arivaca

2016-03-25 and 26 Friday and Saturday Part of the Buenos Aires NWR, the cienega at Arivaca has been a favorite birding location of mine for more than a dozen years. I first visited this location in August 2003. New to birding and bird photography, I was lucky enough to meet the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo during this visit. The … Read more

2015-10-30 Highway Hypnosis In Arizona

My friend Barbara cooked a nice breakfast this morning, and I got packed up and headed out early. I made a stop at the Buenos Aires NWR Visitor’s Center on the way out and had a nice long conversation with Chuck who was setting up his snake exhibit. We seemed to be kindred spirits. He … Read more