Category Archives: Scenery

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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Miles of Lonely

I’d made reservations for a spot in a photo blind to see Lesser Prairie-Chickens on Sunday morning. We had to be in place before dawn, which meant I had to stay overnight in Oakley, Kansas. I decided to take back … Continue reading

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A Week in Arkansas

The family rented a house on Petit Jean Mountain in central Arkansas for a week. On our way down, we stopped in Oklahoma City at The American Pigeon Museum. There were three rooms—one on pigeon breeds, one on the use … Continue reading

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Searching for Baird’s Sparrow

There are only a very few birds that breed in Colorado that I don’t have on my life list. One of these is the Baird’s Sparrow. Normally, this sparrow nests in northern Montana and North Dakota. But for the past … Continue reading

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Sandstone Ranch Open Space

On the way home from Rocky Mountain National Park, I stopped and hiked four miles at a new open space north of Palmer Lake. It was about 80°, and clear, but a nice breeze off the mountains kept things from … Continue reading

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