2017-05-01 Two Days On The Slopes Of The Santa Rita Mountains

With instructions to find Florida Canyon, I headed south from Tucson to explore new places. I’ve visited nearby Madera Canyon twice before, but I’d been hearing about Florida Canyon for years and thought it was about time I got acquainted with the place. I was told I might find a couple of new birds there; … Read more

Dusky-Capped Flycatcher Cutout

The Dusky-Capped Flycatcher was not on my radar when I departed on my journey through Arizona in October 2015. It was a serendipitous find. Had I seen the bird only, and not heard its call, I’d have written it off as an Ash-Throated Flycatcher. The two birds look very much alike. But it was the call … 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