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April 28th, 2016
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Another SE Arizona Big Day

Last April I went out with David Chapman to do a ‘big day’, seeing and hearing as many species as possible in one day. We ended on 144 species, which was pretty good. Could we beat it this year? The weather forecast said no – it was going to be very windy, especially in the afternoon. Undeterred, we went for it anyway… Rufous-capped Warbler Elegant Trogon Whiskered Screech-Owl […]

April 8th, 2011
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Cochise Stronghold, Benson WTP

Annas-Hummingbird-Cochise-Stronghold-11-0408-02Highlights included several SCOTT’S ORIOLES, LAZULI BUNTINGS, PAINTED REDSTART, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER, GREEN-TAILED, SPOTTED and CANYON TOWHEES, BROAD-BILLED, BROAD-TAILED, BLACK-CHINNED and ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRDS and my FOS WHITE-THROATED SWIFT. […]

February 3rd, 2009
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Wildlife spectacles

No, I don’t mean binoculars, or even Ed’s intriguing eye glasses with 2.8 x magnification, I mean the sort of wildlife spectacle that makes you gasp, such as close views of impressive raptors or great flocks of cranes.

My new friend Ed asked if I’d take him out birding somewhere, and his sister Jackie and […]

October 13th, 2008
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Snaking

There are few places in life that feel like home. For me, Cochise Stronghold is one of them. I’ve stayed there on many occasions over the past six years but it still gives me a buzz of anticipation every time I drive into the canyon.

The wildlife is always interesting, and there’s always something new. […]