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[Fwd: [BIRDWG05] AZ: 11/29/01 - Fort Huachuca is open for birding!]

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  • Hank & Priscilla Brodkin
    ... -- Hank & Priscilla Brodkin Carr Canyon, Cochise County, AZ Send Mailto:hankb@theriver.com SouthEast Arizona Butterfly Association
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 29, 2001
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      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
      > --
      > 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)


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      Hank & Priscilla Brodkin
      Carr Canyon, Cochise County, AZ
      Send Mailto:hankb@...
      SouthEast Arizona Butterfly Association
      http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabasa/home.html
      "Butterflies of Arizona - a Photographic Guide"
      by Bob Stewart, Priscilla and Hank Brodkin
      http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabasa/book.html
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