I was delighted to welcome reknown Idaho birder, RL Rowland to Avimor this morning. We hiked along Spring Valley Creek Trail all the way to Cartwright Rd (trail #9 on the Avimor Trail Map) and enjoyed almost 40 species of birds. It helps to have a great birder with you to identify a few species that otherwise would allude a novice like myself.
The highlights for me were:
* pair of Cooper's Hawks that we are sure were defending a nest
* a couple Warbling Vireos which were a first for Avimor's official life list
* some little baby chicks that we are pretty sure were Chukar chicks.