King Tuzigoot for this trip. He asked me what I was searching for....I said, owls and a heron. He asked me what a Heron was and I then proceeded to describe this bird to him.....(and I added, "You can't miss it.") The King then muttered something under his breathe and I asked him to repeat but he just waved me on......so I handed over my camera to keep him happy. He then took a picture of this dog and I reclaimed the camera. Not a Heron.
Pyrrhuloxias, and oh so much more....just no owls.
But we spotted several birds to add to the "list" and it was exciting to watch them do their thing. The loop trail is about 2 miles long over easy terrain. Only the upper trails are wheelchair accessible on this public land. There are over 82 species of mammals and 350 species of birds!! The San Pedro is also the last of the free-flowing rivers in the Southwest.
Talk about a tricky bird to photograph. Shade. Sun. Etc. It would never sit still long enough for me to focus! Out of the 3 shots below, there is really only one that I like!! There are 12 stations on this trail and each has a story and marker to identify what it is that makes the area important.