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December 31st, 2012
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2012 Review of the Year

Happy New Year everyone! 😀

I thought I’d take a quick look back at 2012, which has been a big year for me personally.

May as well get the bad stuff out the way first…

My big, stupid, beautiful dog Maddie passed away suddenly in June, aged nine. I still miss her every day and […]

December 31st, 2012
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Yard list: Dec 2012

This will be the last monthly update of my yard list. After eight months, new birds are becoming fewer and further between, so I’ll report each new species as it comes from now on.

The two new birds in December were both expected to some degree: RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was just a case of when, not […]

December 28th, 2012
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More Arizona Birding Festivals

Here are some dates for your diary.

As well as Wings Over Willcox next month, I’ll be taking part in two great Arizona birding festivals in August 2013. I’ll be leading tours to San Pedro House and Las Cienegas for the Southwest Wings festival in Sierra Vista on August 1 and 2, and then taking […]

December 28th, 2012
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Wings Over Willcox Birding Festival

I’m really looking forward to the Wings Over Willcox birding festival in a few weeks. I’ll be leading two tours on Saturday Jan 19, the early morning Sandhill Crane Sunrise and an afternoon sparrow workshop, followed by a full day looking for montane specialties in the Chiricahuas on Sunday Jan 20. It should be a […]