Birding Blog Archives

October 13th, 2008
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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. […]

October 12th, 2008
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The Stronghold

I spent the day around Cochise Stronghold B&B, in the Canyon and driving the surrounding high desert grassland in the Sunsites and Pearce areas of the Sulphur Springs Valley. And for once, the resulting photos were leaning from quantity and more towards quality. I think.

The highlight was a particularly obliging pair of Grasshopper Sparrows […]

October 11th, 2008
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From Vegas to the Sulphur Springs Valley and Dragoon Mountains in Southeast Arizona… from the ridiculous to the sublime? Or the other way round? I don’t know.

Anyway, I headed out on my own, leaving Melanie and Val to meet me later. I started at Sweetwater Wetlands again and amazingly connected with my target bird […]

October 8th, 2008

The Sonoran Desert

Amazing place! Tucson is surrounded by the world’s finest examples of primo Sonoran desert in the form of Saguaro National Monument (West and East). The Desert Drive through Saguaro National Monument East is particularly pretty.

We took in the sunset, which, because of the lack of cloud was flat and a little disappointing, although when […]