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Apr 22, 2017 - Gotta rest even in AZ birding territory

Date: April 22, 2017 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 47º High 90º Wildlife count: Coues Deer, Coyote Year List: 293 Birds: Brewer’s Sparrow, Golden Eagle, Cassin’s Kingbird, Say’s Phoebe A leisurely morning gave us good time to catch up, then we drove up to the SW Research Station to look at their feeders. It is Saturday, and lots of folks were up at the picnic areas on the road behind the station, so we came back to South Fork, finding the Whiskered Screech Owl, but no warblers. Leaving tomorrow, so we drove the 14 miles out to Animas...

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Apr 21, 2017 - Portal birding; Rustler Park, old Boy Scout camp

Date: April 21, 2017 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 47º High 83º Wildlife count: Year List: 289; Life List: 561 Birds: Streak-backed Oriole, Mexican Chickadee We met Steve and Laura at “Bob Rodriguez feeders” on Foothills Road. Bob was out to greet us before we even got to the feeders, and he came out several times while we were there. Laura said he is a retired wildlife biologist, and he opens his lovely feeding station/backyard to the public to come and enjoy the beauty. The yard is a thicket, and at the back, he has set up water...

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Apr 20, 2017 - Exploring the Chiricahua Mountains

Date: April 20, 2017 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 47º High 90º Wildlife count: Chiricahua (Coues) Whitetail Deer, Lizard Year List: 277; Life List: 559 Birds: Yellow-eyed Junco Today we explored the Chiricahua Mountains, driving 25 miles up to 6700’. The town near the top was Paradise, which consisted of a few houses, a shack or two, and I think we saw one car that was drivable. What a place! The Chiricahua’s are a sky island, just like the Chisos, and there is wildlife, like the Coues deer that are endemic there. These deer cannot...

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Apr 19, 2017 - John's 70th Birthday celebration

Date: April 19, 2017 Weather: sunny, afternoon breeze Temperature: start 51º High 85º Wildlife count: Chiricahua White-tailed Deer Year List: 273; Life List: 558 Birds: Whiskered Screech Owl, Magnificent Humm, Broad-billed Hum, American Redstart, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Bridled Titmouse, Arizona Woodpecker. (7 for John's 70th!) What a special celebration of John’s 70th! We picked up Steve and Laura at their place, while watching the beautiful hummingbirds come in to their feeders, two of them lifers, as well as the Bridled Titmouse that...

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Apr 18, 2017 - Arrival in Portal

Date: April 18, 2017 Tonight’s Location: Rodeo, New Mexico Campground: Rusty’s RV Mileage: End - 10885 Start - 10519 Total Miles for the day: 366 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 58º High 82º Wildlife count: Chiricahua White-tailed Deer Year List: 251; Life List: 552 Birds: Whiskered Screech Owl, Left Van Horn around 8, after a quick McDonald’s breakfast, heading west on I-10. We arrived in El Paso around 9:30 and drove over 40 minutes in constant traffic to get to the northwestern edge – LOTS of growth going on in that city. We opted to...

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Mar 29, 2016 - Bisbee and Tombstone

We spent most of the day Tuesday, going over to Bisbee and Tombstone AZ. Just sightseeing. The wind blew all night and in the morning there was a sand storm blowing across the desert...tumbling tumble weeds for sure. The wind never stopped but the dust settled down after we went around the mountain to Douglas and Bisbee. Bisbee was a mining town from around 1900 to 1970 or so. Copper, silver, gold etc. You can see in one of the pictures how deep this copper mine was. Today it has a lot of the artist types....and a number of drop outs it...

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Mar 28, 2016 - Rusty's RV Ranch in Rodeo, NM

This was a short travel day from Deming to Rusty's RV Ranch near Rodeo, NM, only about 100 miles....that is 100 miles with strong head and crosswinds all the way. We stopped and filled the propane tank before we got on I-10 in Deming. The nights get pretty cool out here in the desert....don't want to be cold, although we only run the furnace for an hour or so in the morning...we use the ceramic heater in the bedroom at night and it keeps us quite toasty. Rusty's RV park is located in the Chiricahua & Peloncillo Mountain area Of Arizona and...

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Oct 21, 2015 - day 15 - rodeo nm - rv park

we have stayed in many rv parks thru the years but this is a totally unique park, if you like out of the way places and different, this is your place... see photos but you must be here to see its beauty, being here is more like your home... our day 15 photos to rodeo nm in the boonies !!! but a classy RV park... in our top 5! https://picasaweb.google.com/117203046488154091240/Day15OnRt180Rt80WestEndOfRt180?authkey=Gv1sRgCMvyy6aT5J6z6AE our updated journal: http://www.mytripjournal.com/rt80 Click the link below to see where I am located....

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Apr 22, 2015 - Chiricahua Desert Museum

The Chiricahua Desert Museum near Rodeo New Mexico, opened to the public on April 1, 2009. To date, the Museum displays over 60 species of wildlife, including among the rarest and most endangered species native to the Chihuahuan Desert. The Chiricahua Desert Museum's living collection consists of species native to the North American Southwest and Sky Islands, and is best known for its collection of over thirty-four species of rattlesnakes and world-class displays. Art gallery showcases the works of many well-known and respected artists,...

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2015 RV Adventure

Mar 18, 2015 - Our Visit to D&D Gamble Guest Lodge & Ranch

Yesterday's plan was to take Noah, our Grandson that is on spring break and spending a week with us here in Rodeo, to lunch at the Rodeo Café and then a visit to the Miniature Horse Farm a few miles south of here. - First off we left a little earlier than we should have as we were done eating at noon and still had another hour before our scheduled visit. Ohhh Nooo, when we were paying for our meal we mentioned that we still had a hour to kill and the woman mentioned not to forget about Arizona time. The ranch is in Portal which is in...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Mar 12, 2015 - Our Grocery Run to Douglas, Az

We decided it was time for a grocery run and the nearest was in Douglas, Arizona which was a 55 mile drive. Since our arrival we have ordered a few things from the Rodeo Grocery & Café. Twice a week they make a trip to Douglas and pick up what they need and they are happy to get you what you need but we needed to stock up and made the trip. - The 55 miles went fast because there was field after field of wild flowers in bloom. If we would have realized that the trip would be so nice we would have made it before now. The Walmart in Douglas...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Mar 10, 2015 - Into the Chiricahua Mountains

We waited until today to explore Cave Creek Canyon, the sun was shining bright and the weather was just perfect. We left mid-morning and took a lunch with us. It's not a long drive to Portal, the town in itself is very small and I was surprised that it had a Post Office and a Library. - Our first stop was Vista Point and it was a short but uphill hike to the magnificent view point of the landscapes that surrounded us. It was well worth the climb and I was surprised when we arrived at the top. It was like I said, totally magnificent. At the...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

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