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Richard C. Hoyer
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Baja California: A Final Morning in Todos Santos
There are
just a few photos from the relaxed, final few hours of morning birding on my
WINGS tour to the Cape Region of Baja California. The tour officially ended
around noon with our arrival at the San José del Cabo airport. We actually had
one outing afte...

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Baja California: Puerto San Carlos and Bahia Magadlena
My WINGS tour to
Baja California’s Cape Region includes a boat trip on Bahia Magdalena, leaving
from Puerto San Carlos west of Ciudad Constitucion. This is about a 4-hour
drive from La Paz, and on our way we made a stop in the unique desert of the
Magdalena...

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Baja California: Around La Paz
The La Paz,
Baja California Sur area is chock full of birds, thanks to the large, shallow
bay and regular tides, as well as irrigated fields and a set of smelly sewage
ponds. We spent all morning working our way around the Ensenada, ending at the
ponds. The...

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Baja California: A Relaxed Morning South of Los Barriles
Our third
day on the WINGS tour to Baja California’s Cape Region was a very relaxed one.
It began with a picnic breakfast outside my hotel room, as we watched the sun
rise over the Gulf of California. We then drove to some coastal desert scrub south
of Los ...

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Baja California Day 2 – San Antonio de la Sierra
On the
second day of my WINGS tour to the Cape Region of Baja California Sur we headed
towards the Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve in the core of the peninsula.
There is only one bumpy, washboarded road that leads 23 kilometers from the
main highway to a...

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Baja California's Cape Region Day 1
I came back
from my sixth visit to Baja California Sur earlier this week. This was the
third time leading the regular WINGS tour here, with other trips being my first
scouting trip and two private tours. It was a delightful tour – short, full of
birds, beau...

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A Late January Garden and Yard Update
As I’m about
to begin my short WINGS tour in Baja California Sur, it’s a good time to post
some photos from the yard with an update on my wonderful winter vegetable
garden here in Tucson. After the passage of two cold fronts in three days that
delivered abo...

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A Third Visit With Mr. Nutting
I saw the
Nutting’s Flycatcher in California Gulch for the third time this month today. I
don’t get tired of birding down there and would be happy to go back tomorrow,
but my time in Tucson is running out before my next series of tours begins.
Last week I w...

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