This Gallery presents images from various locations in Arizona and from the Bosque Del Apache NWR on the Rio Grande in central New Mexico.
Arizona comes first, with four trips between 2004 and 2015. Tucson and Sierra Vista are the most frequent locations, while an Elegant Trogon seen at Patagonia Lake is may be the rarest and most striking species.
The Bosque is a wintering spot above all for many thousands of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes. Two November trips (2004 and 2008) are represented here, which had the advantage of some lingering fall color and avoiding the severest winter cold. The captions give specific locations as far as possible, including the Farm Market Road (north of the refuge, toward Socorro, where we lodged at the Super 8; it caters to birders, with breakfast from 5 am).