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Subject An amazing adventure

Date Sat Oct 15 2016 06:37
Author Kerry (ckholguin@sbcglobal.net)

Hi Melody! I have been thinking about our September SEAZ birding adventure since arriving home on 10/1/16. I've read so much about birding this area, and have had this on my bucket list for many years. Thankfully, this year it happened and my good friend Livingstone, from Uganda, was able to share this amazing experience with me. You are not only a wonderful person, but an amazing guide. Your birding skills are outstanding, and your knowledge is incredible. Yes, you certainly know the bird calls and sounds. However, you also are tuned in to each of the different areas and the birds of those areas. For example, when we stopped in the second canyon on the way up to Mt. Lemmon and you suggested we wait while a group of birds made it's way down stream - you were right on. Behind the group of Bushtits, we had American Redstart, Townsend's Warbler, Yellow-eyed Junco and several others. It seemed that so many places you took us, including when we birded Florida Wash from the car, there were so many birds we didn't know where to look first and couldn't say their names fast enough! Livingstone got well over 50 life birds the first day, and in total, close to 100 during our time in Tucson. I got over 30 life birds!! Also, thank you for recommending that we visit Sierra Vista on our own: AMAZING. MY target bird for SEAZ was Elegant Trogon, but it seemed that was not likely. However, seeing that bird at Ramsey Canyon was incredible. We watched and photographed the beautiful male for well over 15 minutes!! The bird had not been seen there since August so we knew how fortunate we were to see it in late September! When we reported it at the gift shop they were dubious, but luckily we had many photos to document the sighting. Also, going to Mary Jo's B&B at Ash Canyon was a treat. She is a sweet heart and seeing the Lucifer's, as well as dozens of other hummingbirds, was wonderful.
Your guiding skills are amazing. Your picnic lunches were delicious and a great mid-day treat. The snacks, water bottles and pens you gave us in the car were also thoughtful. And providing lists each day of the birds we'd seen was wonderful.
Thank you doesn't seem enough. Perhaps you'll join us in Africa next year? That would be fun! I have photos to share with you as well, as promised! I will recommend you always and would never think of using anyone other than you for birding SEAZ. Thank you so much for making our first SEAZ birding trip outstanding! Kerry M.

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