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Spring is in the air in Tucson. The birds are putting on their best shows. They seem to be flying in pairs and singing often with unique melodies. Thrashers, Northern Mockingbirds, Phainopepla, Pyrrhuloxia, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Doves, Cactus Wren, Goldfinch, and so many more are singing their best songs. Hummingbirds are whistling away in their high-pitched songs. Even the bats are back at night.
We are seeing birds building nests, specifically, Cactus Wren and Phainopepla with mouthfuls of nest material. The owls are singing their songs at night too.
Today an Abert’s Towhee flew in after a long absence. Glad to see them back. We look forward to documenting the migrating birds to Tucson’s Catalina Foothills on Aviatlas.com.
Discover Arizona in 2010!
The weather in Tucson is getting real nice, so come down and Discover Southern Arizona.
There are truly so many places to “discover” in Arizona, and Tucson is a great place to stay as your base. Directly south of Tucson is the Santa Cruz Valley. To the southeast is Cochise County. Each is rich in history, art, culture, beauty, and great wine.
Arizona is so beautiful and diverse. So, think about coming out West this winter to DiscoverArizona.org.
Arthur Frommer recently blogged about his gun control views, and revealed how little he knows about the Constitution and Arizona. We are not condoning intimidation of any kind, whether it be by legal firearms carriers in Arizona or ACORN members.
But, Mr. Frommers comments like, “I will begin thinking about whether tourists should safeguard themselves by avoiding stays in Arizona” are ludicrous and fear mongering. We love, live, and document the great places to visit in Arizona almost everyday.
Listen to the friendly welcoming people that do live here, unlike Frommer’s, a travel guide by a guy that doesn’t.
Arizona is a great place to visit, and for Mr. Frommer to suggest, “should we all organize a travel boycott of Arizona“, punishing everyone in Arizona is unfair.
Folk’s, you don’t need Frommer’s anyway. DiscoverArizona.org for yourself.
Today, the Associated Press reported “3 Buffalo Soldiers reburied at national cemetery” in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Members of the ARIZONA Buffalo Soldiers Association served as pallbearers. Tribute by more than 100 people was paid to Army Privates Thomas Smith, Levi Morris and David Ford. The soldiers were among the many African-Americans in the Army who served at remote outposts on the Western frontier.
Sierra Vista, Arizona is just over 50 years old. It began as a support town to US Army base, Fort Huachuca , which opened in 1954. However, the original Historic Fort Huachuca, was established in 1877. Fort Huachuca is also the original home of the Buffalo Soldiers. Today, Fort Huachuca is a National Historic Landmark, and operates the Fort Huachuca Historical Museum.