Sunday, May 30, 2021

Best Wildlife We Saw In Arizona

Here, from Len's Flickr set, are his photos of our best sightings during our first 8 days of birding in southern Arizona, along with some of my photos of the scenery. To see all Len's photos, click on any of the images below.

We have one more day of this great trip, organized by Field Guides Birding Tours.  Our guide has been amazing at finding birds during this terrible drought in the Southwest.


White-faced Ibis, Patagonia Lake, AZ

Patagonia Lake: an amazing place in the desert!


Gray Hawk


Two Pronghorns on a ranch near Patagonia 

Varied bunting-2 

Varied Bunting -- a new bird for us!


Scott's Oriole, Portal,Arizona


Swainson's Hawk, Wilcox, Arizona.

One of our most beautiful days was spent in the Chiracaua Mountains near Portal, Arizona.

... and yes, we saw lots of cactus in bloom.

Blog post and all photos © 2021 mae and len sander.


Angie's Recipes said...

So beautiful! Many birds that I have never seen in my life.

Tandy | Lavender and Lime ( said...

What a vast variety of wildlife. You were blessed to have seen so much.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos.

Jeanie said...

What a fabulous trip. I'd love to see the pronghorns. And oh, that view by Portal. Wow, Mae.