Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Maginificent. Just like that Magnificent Hummingbird up there, that is how our Arizona birding vacation has been so far.

Lisa and I have been in Southeast Arizona for 4 days, the last 3 1/2 days, the last 2 at Cave Creek Canyon in the Chiricahua Mountains, and our heads are spinning with all we have seen - birds, amazing scenery, even ancient pictographs.

Bird-wise, we have racked up an incredible 91 species in the last 74 hours, including 41 life birds for Warren and 42 for Lisa. (Working on that harmony list). Elegant Trogon? Red-Faced Warbler? Zone-Tailed Jawk? 7 species of humminbirds? We've seen 'em.

More posts and pictures soon.


Albert said...

Found the Trogon? Great. Got one up on me.

Ross Geredien said...

Sounds like you're in the ZONE.

Zonage will be a challenge in TX.

Chris said...

Sounds like you guys are having a blast!!!
We need another Maryland birding trip this spring/summer

Kathie Brown said...

Oh congratulations! Isn't Cave Creek wonderful! I have yet to see that elusive trogon myself!

Larry said...

Fantastic! Arizona has to be on my list of places to go some day. Nice hummingbird pic.

Louis and Vencka said...

Hey Kids, sounds like a fantastic time! We are jealous, we look forward to see all the new pics!

Love L&V

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

L and V:

We miss you guys!

W and L