Neat places to bird – area near Tucson, Arizona
I spent August 13-20, 2014 in the Tucson area. The reason for the trip was to attend the Tucson Bird and Wildlife Festival. The festival was based at the Riverpark Inn in Tucson. There were daily guided field trips, a large room at the Inn for displays and booths. A great supper was provided Friday and Saturday evenings. Following the meals, there were speakers. Fridaty evening the speaker was Robert Mesta. His presentation was about the work that has been done over the past 20 years or so to save a number of endangered species. Saturday, the keynote speaker was Steve Howell. His presentation was about “rare” birds that have been found north of the Mexican border.
The field trip I participated in on Friday was to the California Gulch and the backroads in that area. On Saturday, the field trip I participated in was to the Huachuca Mountains. We went to the Ash Canyon Bed and Breakfast, Miller Canyon and up the side of the mountain by way of Carr Canyon. On Sunday, the field trip I participated in was to Madera Canyon (including a visit to the Santa Rita Lodge.
Here is a list of the birds I saw while staying in Tucson. The ones shown in red were LIFERS!!!!!
|66||Northern Rough-winged Swallow|
|94||Black-throated Gray Warbler|