Birding Blog Archives

February 11th, 2013
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It's snowing at Fun Birding Towers!

Every year we get snow in the mountains, but it’s usually well above 5,000 feet. Sometimes it snows lower down, and this evening was one of those occasions. This was my first experience of snow in my new home. […]

February 10th, 2013
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Santa Cruz Flats, Sweetwater Wetlands

I spent a very enjoyable day birding with Leslie Kehoe from Montana. Leslie is one of the sharpest birders I’ve had the pleasure of spending time in the field with in a long while, and consequently we found some good stuff. The theme of the day was ‘big numbers’ and I was delighted to break a few personal records. […]

February 8th, 2013
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New yard bird #83

I haven’t added a new bird to the Fun Birding Towers yard list since December 13th last year, so I was especially pleased when two PINE SISKINS joined the omnipresent LESSER GOLDFINCHES at the thistle feeder this afternoon. […]

February 7th, 2013
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Urban Birding with David Lindo

I had the pleasure of joining David Lindo, the Urban Birder, on a birding trip to Sweetwater Wetlands. We were joined by photographer Sharon Cavanagh, Deb Vath, Linda Greene, Sharon Arkin and Richard Bailhe. After lunch we visited Tucson Audubon Society’s Mason Center, where Kendall Kroesen and Jennie McFarland gave us a brief tour of the beautiful Ironwood desert habitat. […]