[Fwd: [BIRDWG05] AZ: 11/29/01 - Fort Huachuca is open for birding!]
- Stuart Healy wrote:
> Thursday, November 29, 2001
> Fort Huachuca is open again to civilian visitors. After I got
> the news from Deke Descoteaux yesterday I was extremely pleased
> only to be worried again when I checked the Fort's web site
> and didn't find any news about it. I checked with the Public Affairs
> Office and the open status is indeed correct.
> I birded on post this morning (32 degrees at 8:00am).
> I didn't have any trouble obtaining a day pass at the office
> (license, registration and proof of insurance required as previously).
> There's a heavy security presence at the main gate with 100% id check
> after you obtain the pass, plus a chance of a spot vehicle check.
> The road up to Sawmill Canyon is in good condition. Fall colors
> look great, especially the red maple leaves. Birds included
> WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER and low elevation STELLER'S JAYS
> (middle picnic area) in Garden Canyon; WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER
> and a few TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRES in Sawmill Canyon. I was delighted
> to find 2-SPOTTED OWLS roosting side by side in Scheelite Canyon.
> Stuart Healy, Western U.S. Bird Guide, specializing in SE Arizona.
> Personal Guiding; Scheduled and Custom Tours
> 220 Stardust St., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
> Tel: (520) 458-7603 Fax: (520) 458-7353
> stuarthealy@... http://www.aztrogon.com
> Birding journal: http://www.aztrogon.com/journal.htm
> I'd rather be birding (and I usually am)
Hank & Priscilla Brodkin
Carr Canyon, Cochise County, AZ
SouthEast Arizona Butterfly Association
"Butterflies of Arizona - a Photographic Guide"
by Bob Stewart, Priscilla and Hank Brodkin