Ruth and i had a fantastic time in Arizona. We stayed near the Mexican Border in the town of Sierra vista for two weeks at Birders Vista B&B, which I cannot recommend highly enough, It was a great base with a lovely birdy garden, very nice knowledgeable owners and a very pleasant place to stay all round.
I believe the final tally of bird species was 126, including 12 species of hummingbird. A great birding/wildlife experience and a far more varied landscape than first comes to mind.
So busy at work at the moment so I had to get these pics on here with the briefest of write ups or else it would have been too late to put anything on here.
A selection of low res images, just 20 out of the 2000 or so I took!
Arizona sister, Darter sp
Flock of black necked stilts and Wilsons phalaropes
Wilsons warbler and common ground dove
Lucifer hummer and Lesser goldfinch
Vroad billed hummer and Wilsons phal
Blue grosbeak, Anna's and Black chinned hummer
White winged dove, canyon wren