Saturday, April 17, 2010

SE Arizona, Day 1


What can we say? Not much after a 20-hour day, that began with a 3:15 am wake-up call to make an early flight out of Washington, DC.

    Worth it? You had to ask? First afternoon in Southeast Arizona, spent at Sweetwater Wetlands. 37 species of birds. Eight lifers for Lisa, seven for Warren (she caught me up one!). Including this beautiful drake Cinnamon Teal. Enchanting. Our appetite is whetted for more, much more...

5 comments:

Albert said...

Was this in Tuscon? And was this the "sweetwater" of the sewer system ? We have been there, if so. Something wrong with ducks diving in sewer water. Even if it is in the desert.

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

Yes, this was at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson. .... Odd habitat, yes, but lots of good birds!!

See ya guys soon.
W & L

Ross Geredien said...

Was thinking of you yesterday wondering at what moments you were getting your first lifers. Congratulations. Not the real fun begins as you head into the mountains! Feeling very anxious about my trip: all rarities have disappeared!

Kathiesbirds said...

OH, welcome, welcome, welcome! I am so glad you went there! I hope you still want to get together. Did you get my email? I sent more info and my cell phone number.

Aunt Nancy said...

Oh, we love Sweetwater! For more birding places around Tucson, check out my husbands blog

http://www.sonoranconnection.blogspot.com/

We're planning on Sweetwater next weekend.