Tag Archives: birds

Last Chance – choose wisely

We realize now we had frittered away our many visits to one of the most scenic areas in the country.  Now those visits will happen less often and – in a bit of a panic and with some regret – … Continue reading

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Birds at the saltpans

Even for experienced travelers, sometimes logistics, time, and energy expended for getting to a place is just not worth it. Doñana National Park in southern Spain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its biodiversity and strategic location in … Continue reading

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What we chose to do in Lisbon

The lists of the best things to do in Lisbon stretch on and on and on. We couldn’t do everything, and actually we could do very little since we had decided to limit our Lisbon outings to a total of … Continue reading

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Endangered and in danger

If we were to rate museums – one of our all-time favorites is the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Our first visit – four years ago – was memorable, but we ran out of time to see everything. This time we were … Continue reading

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Exploring a small mountain chain

When we decided to visit southeastern Arizona, we discovered the Huachuca Mountains. We stayed in a little house south of Sierra Vista – elevation 4,600’. Many bird species prefer the higher, forested mountains. So, if we were going to see … Continue reading

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153 different birds

We took pills for seasickness at 5 AM, and we arrived at the San Diego Birding Festival to grab a bite to eat before we headed out to sea. Joe doesn’t do well on the water, but this was a … Continue reading

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Pursuing a hobby as we travel

We keep looking and listening for birds. In the sky, perched in a bush, hopping on the ground. Our enjoyment doesn’t mean we are particularly good at any of it. Still we love to search for birds. Our philosophy goes … Continue reading

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