This lovely Arizona State Park is located only minutes from the Mexico border. It's central draw is a gorgeous lake in an otherwise desert locale. The campgrounds are full most of the year and the number of boats on the lake on a pretty day is probably in the triple digits. Thankfully it's a big lake.
|This Elegant Trogan is a once in a lifetime|
sighting. Many birders spend days
looking for one of these. Our
group happened upon 2!
So I went on a bird walk which means I walked around with a group of about 20 other bird nerds led by a local birding group leader. We only walked about 2 miles round trip around the southern part of the lake but it took us just over 4 hours. And
|This little guy lives most of his life in Mexico|
but does spend the winter at Patagonia:
Northern Beardless Tyrannulet
We located him by his chirp which
sounds like the beep your microwave
makes when the popcorn's done!
|This Costa's Hummingbird was a ho hum|
sighting for the local folks but for me it
was very exciting. Arizona has 15
species of hummers!
Next post? Visiting friends and family.