Ducks in a row

I’m back from Southeastern Arizona and my head is spinning. I’ve been so busy playing catch-up, I have not yet had the time to digest the depth of this incredible trip.  The desert…the night sky….the canyons….the birds….the scenery… the fun times with friends….

Since I’ve been home, I’ve added two new species to the list: Stilt sandpiper and Buff-Breasted Sandpiper.  That brings me to 416!  YAY!

Yesterday, we celebrated the last day of summer with a family outing to a nearby park.  We went walking, fishing and biking. Our youngest was ‘over-the-moon’ excited to be doing what he loves and caught a sunfish!

School starts today for the kids and this week marks my first time juggling two jobs with the kids in school. I know plenty of people manage it– but its all new territory for me, so I’m taking it a baby step at a time.

Photo courtesy of Anthony VanSchoor

Now it’s time for me to get my ducks in a row.  Lunches are packed and the oldest is already out the door. Now, if you’ll excuse me….I’ve got to run…

I’m off to take the rest of the first-day-of-school pics!

3 thoughts on “Ducks in a row

  1. Nice to meet you on Saturday. Good luck on the rest of your big year. I am going to Arizona in November. Any recommendations? 🙂 I’m going to Phoenix for work but was thinking of taking an extra day or two and heading down to the Coronado National Forest and other birding sights nearby. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip to Arizona. Thanks.


    • Great to meet you as well, Anne! Coronado is a great place.. If you have time to head south of Tuscon, you can go wrong at many of the birding hotspots in that area! I’m partial to Ramsey Canyon for the birds and for sentimental reasons… But the Chiricahua and Huachuca mountains have lots of great spots! Carr Canyon & Madera Canyon are awesome! Mt. Lemmon near Tucson is also a treat and would be closer to Phoenix! The Sweetwater Waste Treatment plant in Tucson has easy looks at Tropical Kingbird and Abert’s Towhee. Hope that helps! Good luck to you! Feel free to email me if I can be of further help!
      Good birding, Nancy


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