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

2017-07-07 and 09 Lower Rock Creek

Friday morning (7/7) I chased (but missed) my friend Steve Brad’s Indigo Bunting. He’d been visiting the region in the weeks prior to my departure. I’m reasonably certain I was in the correct location, but the bird was not cooperating. There were other birds to entertain me here (American Robin, Lesser Goldfinch, Lawrence’s Goldfinch, Rock … 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