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Join the Christmas Bird Count

Join the Christmas Bird Count

December 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With their binoculars, scopes, and gazes turned to the skies, birdwatchers are often far easier to spot than the feathered friends they search for. Birds have a unique ability to inspire and delight us. They connect us with nature, with the passage of seasons, and with each other. Birding is one of the most popular […]

Birding Hotspot: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Birding Hotspot: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

October 28, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

As the sun reddens the sky, thousands of snow geese scattered on a big pond begin to waken and disrupt the quiet air with loud honks. Visitors perched on embankments, observation decks, or inside parked vehicles see and hear the communication that eventually gets the flock into the air and headed north to fields where […]

Texas Coastal Bend Readies for Winter Texans

Texas Coastal Bend Readies for Winter Texans

September 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With most of the U.S. and Canada ending their summer vacations as families get ready to head back to school many snowbirds have started planning and gearing up for another winter in the U.S. Sunbelt. Warm weather hubs such as Ol’ Airy Zonie, Southern California, Florida, and Texas are top destinations for their predictable warm […]

Are You Ready for the Road?

Are You Ready for the Road?

May 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Memorial Day weekend kicks off those lazy, hazy days of summer. The long weekend is perfect for a camping getaway to enjoy biking, boating, fishing, golfing, hiking, paddling, photography, or bird watching. More than 30 million people nationwide will travel more than 50 miles during Memorial Day weekend, defined as the period from Thursday, May […]

Go Wild, Go Birding

Go Wild, Go Birding

May 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Spring is here! In spring we look forward to the end of winter. And migratory birds, sensing whatever it is that that triggers their urges, set off from their winter homes for their summer nesting and breeding grounds. (Oh, yes, the human snowbirds also sense that urge and migrate back to their northern home) The […]

Good News from Texas State Parks: Bastrop and Buescher

Good News from Texas State Parks: Bastrop and Buescher

April 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

State parks are a big part of what makes Texas a great state to tour in your recreational vehicle. From the wetlands and beaches of the Gulf Coast to hill country swimming holes to the breathtaking beauty of Big Bend, state parks are a vital part of Texas. State parks are great places to hike, […]

Solitude, Birds & an RV Park

Solitude, Birds & an RV Park

March 22, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Just an hour’s drive east of Tucson, and five miles south of Benson on the route to Tombstone and Bisbee is the agricultural community of St. David. Like much of southeastern Arizona, this peaceful little village was booming when nearby mines were open. Today, you can enjoy browsing in antique shops or visit the Benedictine […]

Birding Hotspot: Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, AZ

Birding Hotspot: Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, AZ

March 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The combination of deserts and sky islands combine to make Southeastern Arizona one of the most spectacular regions in North America for bird watching. During our numerous visits to this region we have visited many excellent birding spots including San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Ramsey Canyon, Patagonia/Sonoita Creek Preserve, and Patagonia Lake State Park. […]

Cave Creek Regional Park, AZ

Cave Creek Regional Park, AZ

February 15, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Cave Creek Regional Park , one of Maricopa County’s parks, is a 2,922 acre preserve of lush desert foothills located north of Phoenix, just off the Carefree Highway. It’s a beautiful preserve with hills to climb for valley views, a new visitor’s center, and easy flatlander trails for equestrians, hikers, and bikers alike. Ranger-led educational […]

Prepare for Solitude: Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, AZ

Prepare for Solitude: Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, AZ

January 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Want to take advantage of your SUV or high-clearance two-wheel-drive vehicle? Then Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is the place for you! Boundless desert surrounds you in Cabeza Prieta, the third largest national wildlife refuge in the lower 48 states. Here, seven rugged mountain ranges cast shadows over barren valleys once swept by lava. Saguaros […]

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