Tres Rios Wetlands and Lake Pleasant. 21 and 22 Nov 2020.

On Saturday, November 21, I birded Tres Rios Wetlands with a local border friend of mine who I originally met in Jacksonville at Spoonbill Pond! Tres Rios is in Maricopa County, just southwest of Phoenix, in the small town of Tolleson. It is access by permit only, which is easy and free to get via…

Prescott, AZ. Lynx and Watson Lakes. 7 Nov 2020.

On Saturday,  November 7th, we headed up to Prescott to do a little hiking and visit downtown. I hit these two locations years ago on a trip out here and have always wanted to revisit them with Marie. Lynx Lake is 85 miles (90 minutes drive)  from Roundhouse, and costs $5 to visit.  We arrived…

Hassayampa River Preserve. 30 Oct 2020.

Hassayampa River Preserve is 50 miles (56 minutes) from Roundhouse. It’s a north Maricopa County hotspot that hosts many rarities and has large swaths of riparian areas. It is part of the Maricopa Regional Parks so it accepts the annual pass I bought a few weeks back. I visited it twice last weekend in hopes…