Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Birding in Arizona - Day 4, Red Rock State Park

We headed then back towards Sedona and to Red Rock State Park, which we expected to be primarily about scenery.  We were very pleasantly surprised, walking the majority of the trails and enjoying good birding in a really very pleasant location. 

A Western Tanager went down for a drink:

This is a view from one of the trails:

As indeed is this:

Other birds included Lucy's Warbler:

and Bell's Vireo:

both Southern specialists, that is South Arizona is the extent of their range in the USA.  Like a lot of places we visited in Arizona, Red Rock State Park had hummingbird feeders, these mostly occupied by Broad-tailed and Anna's Hummingbirds:

Another local specialist is Abert's Towhee:

It's a relatively small Park but one that is well worth a visit if you're in Sedona.  We headed back to our hotel well satisfied with the day's birding in the end and ready for an early start on Wednesday as we headed up to Flagstaff.


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