Monthly Archives: April 2013

On the Road Again

It was a sunny but chilly morning with the Audubon Thursday Birders at the Alameda Open Space last week with some pretty good birds, including large flocks of Barn, Cliff, and Violet-Green Swallows, a tree full of American Goldfinches, Franklin’s … Continue reading


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Owl Status Update

After seeing that nearly-fledged Great Horned Owl nesting in a saguaro cactus near Tucson last week, it seemed a good idea to check on progress for the four nests here in Albuquerque. On Friday, I checked out things for the … Continue reading

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First Spring Roadtrip

Highlight of the past week was a long weekend road trip to Tucson in search of a few butterflies, including our primary target species, the Arizona Hairstreak (Erota quaderna).  Luckily the weather was with us the whole time with bright … Continue reading

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