The threatened Burrowing Owls were numerous around the farmer's fields. It became Pat's spark bird! Sadly, these owls are losing ground due to habitat loss in Arizona. BUT on the opposite side of the coin, I viewed them in great numbers around the Salton Sea and the Santa Cruz Flats this year. So that is good news. Hopefully we can help these ground birds out a little and preserve some areas to increase their populations once again. Note the bands on this bird's legs.
One hit wonder? Or someone who made a difference?