Friday, 9 March 2012

#181 In the field: Up the creek - In search of birds

Last week we rode horses on a remote trail along Oak Creek south of Sedona.  At various times of the year over 340 of the 900 plus species of birds found in the United States can be seen in the bird-rich riparian zones of Oak Creek and the Verde Valley.  The Northern Arizona Audubon Society has identified these areas as IBAs or Important Birding Areas.

At left, I'm packing cameras for the ride down to Oak Creek. We saw many birds on our field trip, including a beautiful Wood Duck drake at ease in the creek.

Orginal etching by Sandy Scott
5 1/2 x 9 1/4

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