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Casa Grande Downtime Day

November 27, 2018

Today was a Casa Grande downtime day. We did very little today. I looked online to see if there were any birding areas around here and found two of them. One was a reservoir and the other was towards a mountain trail. Looking at the map the reservoir was also near the Casa Grande Ruins […]

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Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

November 24, 2018

Looking around Blythe for highlights of the area this one caught my eye… Cibola National Wildlife Refuge. Again this meant we have to backtrack about half an hour. It is just south of Palo Verde but on the other side of the Columbia River in Arizona. You notice a lot more in daylight than travelling at […]

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico to Indio, CA

November 21, 2018

How did we get from San Jose del Cabo, Mexico to Indio, CA you ask? Well, we left Buena Vista Beach Resort on Monday to go to the airport. Had a lovely breakfast overlooking the ocean on the outside deck before we left. Listening to the waves on the beach and drinking fresh squeezed orange juice. We […]

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Buena Vista Beach Resort

November 20, 2018

Yesterday we ended up at Buena Vista Beach Resort and it was everything we hoped for in a hotel and more. When we headed up to the hot spring pool Rob was wearing his cowboy hat and a fellow that was already there said: “hey… are you from Texas”? Turns out they were and one of them […]

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My Backyard Has Gone To The Birds

August 17, 2018

I have been wildlife gardening in my backyard without even know it. The definition of wildlife gardening according to Wikipedia – “A wildlife garden is an environment created by a gardener that serves as a sustainable haven for surrounding wildlife.” It goes on to say: Building a successful garden suitable for local wildlife is best accomplished […]

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Two Must Have Flowers To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Yard

August 8, 2018

This year I have found two must have flowers to attract hummingbirds to your yard. That’s not to say that other flowers won’t do the same thing, but from my past experiences, these 2 flowers top the list. The first one I found at a flower centre this year and thought it would be some nice […]

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Birds Of South Padre Island, Texas

April 14, 2018

The birds of South Padre Island, Texas are numerous and spectacular. and so different than the birds we get here on the west coast of Canada. Well… not entirely different as there are a few species that travel through our neighbourhood on their way too and from the nesting grounds. Birds like the American coot, black-bellied […]

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Fencing Hummingbirds

January 25, 2018

If you’ve never seen fencing hummingbirds you’re missing out! It’s that time of year… at least for the Anna’s hummingbird. Nests and babies have been spotted in previous years in late February. So the other day, I hung out fluff and wool and bits of string for the birds to use in their nests. I’m usually […]

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Pileated Woodpecker And An American Dipper

December 21, 2017

The other day I headed down to Goldstream Park and saw two birds that I rarely see a Pileated Woodpecker and an American Dipper. I had specifically gone to see the dipper as at this time of year after the salmon spawn they are usually quite visible as they eat the eggs. In the past, […]

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Day 11 – Tombstone to Willcox, AZ

November 17, 2017

Tombstone to Willcox, AZ is one of the greatest birding areas in southeastern Arizona. Of course, that is only my opinion. Lots of hawks, ducks, and sandhill cranes dot the countryside as well as numerous passerines that winter here. After visiting the town of Tombstone for a look see we headed out and turned left on […]

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