Monday, 5 September 2011


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!

vinegaroon- in the bathroom, Meep meep! Roadrunner on roof of B&B

Lightning at Mt. Lemmon

Great horned owl in garden, Elegant and Trogon necter feeding bat

Diamond backed rattlesnake on our door mat! Fantastically marked little beetle

Swainsons Hawk, Ornate box turtle

House Finch, Calliope hummer, violet crowned hummer

Yellow breasted chat, Kissing beetle

Rufous hummer, Gila woodpecker

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

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic pictures mate! Looks like a great place to do some birding !
    I'll see u in a hide soon no doubt, shaky