CALIFORNIA-ARIZONA – Anous Trip – 011-2012-03

California-Arizona – March 14 to 21, 2009

Purpose:  In celebration of brother Attia’s soon to be married ass.

Rating: 5 –  Heavy birding, moderate travel, light terrain.


Buff-breasted Flycatcher, California Gnatcatcher, California Condor, Mountain Quail, Mexican Chickadee, and Montezuma Quail – Check, check, check, check, check, check, and check.

Brother Present: Allair, Attia, Brett, Friis, Mackenzie, Nicoll, Wood and provisional brother Sadler.

Route:  Los Angeles, Mount Pinos, Santa Barbara, Salton Sea, Yuma, Tucson, Saguaro, Sonoran, Patagonia, Portal, Phoenix – Home. (select this link to view the route on Google Maps.

Highlights: In addition to targets – Rufous-backed Robin, Rufous-capped Warbler, Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Whiskered Screech-Owl, Elegant Trogon, Spotted Owl, Flat Tire – Honk at Black Jeep, Shenanigans.

Trip Report: Download a complete trip report here.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: To catch brother Attia in action click here.

Photo Archive:


Sisters Brett and Attia.



Rufous-backed Robin

oh man – White-headed Woodpecker


We touched New Mexico

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