Athena Update – field report from AZ

At the time of this writing, Athena had cracked 500 species seen in the US and counting. The total as of Friday night was 509 with 2 days to go!

Varied Bunting, male

Varied Bunting, male

In all 32 species have been added thus far in the great state of Arizona as part of the Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival sponsored by Tucson Audubon Society. This is perhaps not surprising since this area has so many specialty birds though.

Cactus Wren singing

Cactus Wren singing

It seems Athena still has a number of “easy” finds to track down, so we will have to watch & see where the count ends up.

Greater Roadrunner

Greater Roadrunner

The only certainty is that she is having a grand time in old Arizona!

Rufous-winged Sparrow

Rufous-winged Sparrow