In a little less than a month I will be on my way back to the Northeastern United States. When I moved back to Tucson 18 months ago I thought we were here for good, but life is like that. It throws you curve-balls and keeps you on your toes! Living in Maine again will be quite different from Arizona in so many ways, but there will be even more excitement for me this time as we are actually moving to the coast of Maine! I have never lived on the coast, so this will be my first time. I am so looking forward to setting up my feeders and going for walks to see what I can see. It will be a new adventure in birding for me, and a challenging one as well as I set out to learn more shore birds and gulls! Perhaps I will finally get my chance to see an Atlantic Puffin! But for now, I am saying Good-bye to my Arizona birds. I am trying to get around to see as many of them as possible before I go. I feel so blessed to have lived here and to have had the opportunity to bird here. These are just a few of the species I have seen in the few years I have lived here and I will miss them all. Since I still have family and friends here, I know I will be back to visit and perhaps see some of these wonderful birds once again.
All of the birds pictured below I will NOT be able to see in Maine!
|Gambel's Quail in my Sycamore Canyon Yard 3-2-2009|
|Mexican Jay in Madera Canyon 1-9-2009|
|Vermilion Flycatcher, the symbol of Tucson Audubon in Reid Park 1-13-13|
|Yellow-eyed Junco in Madera Canyon 3-6-2013|
|Rufous-winged Sparrow at Tumacacori Mission 1-13-2013|
|Orange-crowned warbler at Tumacacori Mission 1-13-2013|
|Canyon Towhee in Saguaro National Park 3-10-2013|
|Canyon Wren in Christmas, AZ 8-2-2013|
|Bendire's Thrasher on the Santa Cruz Flats 1-19-2013|
|Black-throated Sparrow, Saguaro National Park 3-10-2013|
|An out-of-season Cassin's Kingbird at Reid Park in Tucson 1-1-2013|
|Gila Woodpecker in Saguaro National Park-Rincon Mountain Unit 3-10-2013|
|Neotropic Cormorant at Boyce Thompson Arboretum 3-18-2013|
|Botteri's Sparrow on the road to Madera Canyon 5-30-2013|
|Common Blackhawk in Tubac, AZ 3-12-2013|
|Phainopepla at Michael Perry Park in Tucson 2-15-2013|
|Black-tailed Gnatcatcher in Michael Perry Park 2-25-2013|
|Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet at Agua Caliente Park in Tucson 9-4-2013|
|Rock Wren in Saguaro National Park-Rincon Mountain Unit 1-31-2013|
|Broad-billed Hummingbird in the Catalina Foothills 4-23-2013|
|Least Grebe in Pena Blanca Lake 7-7-2013|
|Mexican Spotted Owls in Miller Canyon 3-23-13|
|Western Bluebird in Sedona, AZ 11-11-2013|
|Band-tailed pigeon in my Tucson backyard, 9-29-13|
|Kathiesbirds in Madera Canyon 1-13-2008. I was a fledgling eBirder then!|
So, Good-bye my fine feathered friends,
I've had a fine time watching you!
So, come visit me at Kathie's Birds where my birding adventures will continue!