My first serious birding endeavor took place in Arizona a decade ago. I was part of a research team based out of University of Arizona working with the Band-tailed Pigeon. Several years later, I returned briefly to the state to visit family and see more of its natural wonder, so as I sit with my bags packed ready to return, I figured I’d pull a few photos out of the archives.
I’m headed out to the Tucson region tomorrow for a family wedding. Afterwards I’m staying for a few extra days to get some birding in. Have done some research, but haven’t entirely made up my mind where I’m going yet other than in the Tucson region since that’s where I’ll be.
Unfortunately in my previous visits to the state, I didn’t keep records for myself so all I have are the fragments of memories 10 years old. That and a few really poor quality photos.
However, that’s all about to change. When I return I will at least have better lists, if not better quality photos.