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…

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…

Usery Mountain Regional Park–Wind Cave Trail. Mesa, AZ. 11 Oct 2020.

Usery Mountain Regional Park (Mesa, Arizona) is 48 miles / 53 minutes from Roundhouse, and is part of the Maricopa County regional park system that accepts the annual pass we purchased yesterday. We arrived there this morning around 7:30AM, and although there is plenty of parking, the place was filling up pretty well. Our target…

Go John Trail. Cave Creek Regional Park. 10 October 2020.

Cave Creek Regional Park is 8.6 miles from Roundhouse (16 minute drive). It is $7 per vehicle to enter, or accessible using the $85 per year annual pass, which is good at all Maricopa County regional parks (including Spur Cross). This morning, Marie and I visited this new park (to us)…Cave Creek Regional Park, which…