Sunday, February 19, 2017

Birds of Tucson Mountain Park

Looks like we have survived the storms of rain and wind of the last two days here in the Gilbert Ray Campgound in Tucson Mountain Park. We did bird every day of our four day stay, and although the birds are not numerous, we were able to identify 22 different species.  That's not a very high number for us considering the effort we put into it, but it is after all a desert without any water, and we did get in our daily exercise. The following photos are representive of what we saw.

male Costa's Hummingbird

male Gila Woodpecker

female American Kestrel

Cactus Wren

Northern Mockingbird

female Phaninopepla

Our next destination is Roper Lake State Park, with reservations from 2/21 to 2/24.


  1. Nice photos. Enjoyed meeting you today - hope our paths cross again. Good birding

  2. Thanks Dick. We enjoyed meeting you too. Amazing all the things we have in common. We made it to Roper Lake State Park today and will be here until Friday.

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