Tag Archives: Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park: Arizona’s Crown Jewel

Living in Arizona comes with many advantages, not the least of which is our first class state park system, which two years ago received a gold medal for the best managed system in the nation. For birders, these 35 parks … Continue reading

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When the Red, Red Robin

Desert rats like myself don’t handle cold well, so after two and a half inches of snow and a few hours of sub-freezing temperatures in early January, my thoughts turned to spring. Warmer weather, fields of flowers and beautiful birdsong. … Continue reading

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Rare Birds in Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park is one of Arizona’s state park gems, and remarkably the nearest one to a major population center.  The park was established in 1983, and consists of 5,493 acres of high desert/lower Sonoran Life Zone. The park entrance … Continue reading

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Free Guided Bird Walks in Southeast Arizona

  An article in the August 5, 2011 issue of USA Today, titled Bird-watching is Big Business in Arizona, named our part of the state as one of the “two or three best places in the United States to look … Continue reading

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SaddleBrooke’s Magical Jewel, the Broad-billed Hummingbird

I’ll never forget the first time I saw a male Broad-billed Hummingbird.  It was ten years ago, and we were sitting in the back yard watching the mountains put on their daily light show as the summer sun sank in … Continue reading

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