Category Archives: CA/AZ – March 2013

CA/AZ – Day 9 (March 23): Phoenix

With one last day of birding before our flight home late that night, it was time for my dad and I to do our best to nail down a few of our remaining target species. Our plan for the day … Continue reading

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CA/AZ – Day 8 (March 22): Green Valley to Phoenix

After some extremely successful birding in our previous two days in Arizona (though not devoid of misses), my dad and I departed our lodging in Green Valley before sunrise on the eighth day of our adventure, headed for the Santa Rita … Continue reading

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CA/AZ – Day 7 (March 21): The San Rafael Grasslands, Patagonia and the Huachucas

After an awesome day in the Chiricahuas the day before, we spent our last couple of hours of daylight driving to our lodging for the night, two hours away in Rio Rico. This put us in perfect position to hit … Continue reading

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CA/AZ – Day 6 (March 20): Return to the Chiricahuas

After a night in the small town of Willcox, we were on the road early, heading east on I-10 towards the Chiricahua Mountains, arguably THE premier birding location in Southeast Arizona. Although these fantastic mountains are better known for their … Continue reading

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CA/AZ – Day 5 (March 19): Phoenix to Willcox and the Sulphur Springs Valley

[Better late than never, no? I’m hoping to produce the remainder of posts from this awesome trip this past March, so stay tuned.] Having boarded an early flight from San Diego, CA to Phoenix, AZ, my dad and I now … Continue reading

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CA/AZ – Day 4 (March 18): San Diego County

With just one day left in California, it was time to put the pedal to the metal, and try to nail down our remaining targets. Species such as Mountain Quail, Golden-crowned Sparrow and Glaucous-winged Gull took the highest priority, and … Continue reading

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CA/AZ – Day 3 (March 17): Birding the Salton Sea

Having missed going to the Salton Sea on our previous visit to California, my dad and I were especially excited as we started our journey to this special area, early on the morning on Day 3. After all, how could … Continue reading

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