I enjoyed my trip to the sun-baked American Southwest, but it’s good to be back in Seattle (where we are currently experiencing a little baking weather of our own, augmented by the fact that we have no air conditioning!).
Total bird species: 183
Total miles driven: 2229
Total miles hiked: 40 (approximately)
Favorite Place: Madera Canyon, AZ
Best bird: Red-billed Tropicbird
Biggest Miss: Mountain Quail and Pinyon Jay
Scariest moment: Engine trouble 80 miles off-shore
Road washouts that curtailed my birding: two
Road washout that I had to somehow navigate to make it back to the airport for my flight back to Seattle: one (pic below!)
I’m hanging out most of August with my family, picking berries with the kids, trying to get my house re-roofed (yea), and catching up on some house and yard work. September will take me to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and nearby states to explore Cape May and visit some schools. More then…
2 responses to “Southwest Wrap-Up”
Remember that we are in NJ and would love to see you. Will you be in Cape May during migration? It is amazing.
Yep – I’ll be there next month. Where in NJ are you? I’ll send you an email as my plans firm up!