Birding Blog Archives

May 6th, 2016
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SW Wings Spring Fling: San Pedro House & Escapule Wash

Another field trip for the SW Wings Spring Fling, this time to San Pedro House and Escapule Wash. We saw and heard 74 species, which was pretty good given the gale force winds that had whipped up by late afternoon. Yellow-breasted Chat […]

May 4th, 2016
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SW Wings Spring Fling: Carr Canyon

I really love the SW Wings Birding Festival, both the main festival in August and the relatively new ‘Spring Fling’ field trips in May. I had the pleasure of leading a fun and enthusiastic group on today’s trip to Carr Canyon. We ended with an excellent list of 76 species. Buff-breasted Flycatcher […]

November 10th, 2015
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Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

I was lucky enough to be invited to guide for the 2015 Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, based in Harlingen. It was a superb festival and I thoroughly enjoyed leading field trips each day. Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival at Harlingen, Texas […]

August 16th, 2015
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Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival: Mt Lemmon again

When I heard I’d be leading two consecutive trips to Mt Lemmon for the Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival, I was a little disappointed as I’d have preferred more variety. As it transpired, scorching temperatures in the lowlands meant that I was ultimately delighted to be taking the tour to high elevation with Scott Olmstead. Cordilleran Flycatcher […]