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Arizona Birding Adventure

I had been birding for five years when my wife and I spent a week in Tucson with my parents in 1984. They liked birds, although they weren’t hard-core listers. On many of the days during that March/April trip, we … Continue reading

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The Broadmoor Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway

The incline railroad up Pikes Peak was on our goal list from the start of our time in Colorado. We didn’t get around to it during our first couple years and then it shut down for major repairs. It only … Continue reading

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Cubs vs. Diamondbacks — Chase Field

I spent 12 days birding in New Mexico and Arizona. Birds were so much my focus that I didn’t stop at any attractions or do anything that didn’t give me a chance to see birds. Except on the final night … Continue reading

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Bird #595 — Rosy-faced Lovebird

agapornis roseicollis Chandler, Arizona — CVS Pharmacy on Chandler Boulevard Friday, May 13 — 3:21 pm When I planned the trip to Arizona, I had eBird generate a list of most-frequently seen birds that weren’t on my life list. This … Continue reading

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Bird #594 — Botteri’s Sparrow

peucaea botterii Pima County, Arizona — side road off Madera Canyon Road near Florida Wash Thursday, May 12, 2022 — 9:21 am I sat in my room on Wednesday night and wondered if I’d stayed in Patagonia too long. I … Continue reading

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