Category Archives: Nature and the Outdoors

Catamount Reservoir

I hiked to Catamount Reservoir from Green Mountain Falls—a hike I’ve made twice before with Young Chase and a variety of coworkers and her friends. It was a beautiful day, although a bit warm and the trails were crowded. A … Continue reading

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Back to Elevenmile Canyon

When I looked at my Eleven Mile Canyon bird list after my last visit, I saw that I was only four birds away from to top of the list of most species seen there. And there is a trail to … Continue reading

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Elevenmile

When I saw that Wednesday was forecasted to be clear with a high of 71°, I decided to take the day off and explore. I spent the morning in Elevenmile Canyon and then after lunch I went to Eleven Mile … Continue reading

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Birds of New Mexico

Other birds I saw in the sagebrush flats around Costilla, New Mexico. Brewer’s Sparrow Swainson’s Hawk Golden Eagle I also saw several Sage Thrashers, a Prairie Falcon, and some more common birds. I stopped briefly at two more places on … Continue reading

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Bird #554 — Sagebrush Sparrow

artemisiospiza (from artemisio, ?, and spiza, finch) nevadensis (of Nevada) Friday, June 5, 2020 — 9:20 am Taos County, New Mexico — County Road B-051 south of Costilla This lifer sighting was a combination of effort and luck. The effort was … Continue reading

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