Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon, AZ

My daughter and I had a early morning hike down the Bright Angel Trail.  We went down about 1.5 miles before turning around.  Found many life birds on this hike!

Thunderbird Lodge, Grand Canyon, AZ

Drove to the lodge on the rim of the Grand Canyon and caught a few photos of local animals before it got dark.

Desert View, Grand Canyon, AZ

Quick stop for a look from the tower – not so many birds here!

Mather Point, Grand Canyon, AZ

First day at the Grand Canyon!  Last time I was here was 1989.  Very excited.

Verde Canyon Railroad, Clarkdale, AZ

The family took a ride up Verde Canyon on the railroad.  Beautiful views and first time experiencing the Phainopepla.

Red Rocks State Park, Sedona, AZ

Family outing at this nice state park resulted in 7 more life birds!

Midgley Bridge, Sedona, AZ

First morning in AZ I went on a hike around Midgley Bridge near Sedona, AZ.  Beautiful morning and found a few life birds near the creek.

Mason Farm

South Carolina Spring Birding

The last few years I have gone to the Santee Birding Festival in the Spring.  It is a great event and this year in addition to the trips offered by the Festival I also did some personal trips to further explore the Charleston area.

Day 1: Huntington Beach State Park

Day 2: Francis Marion National Forest

Day 2: Pitt Street Causeway, Charleston, SC

Day 3: Bear Island WMA

Day 3: Donnelley WMA

Day 4: Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Day 5: Francis Beidler Forest

 

Day 5: Pitt Street Causeway, Charleston, SC