Category: Animals (Page 1 of 3)

Birds! In! Arizona!

My wife recently led a birding trip in Arizona and got some great shots of the wildlife while in Arizona.

Phainopepla on an Arizona plant.
Yellow-Eyed Junco intensely looking over Arizona.
Western Tanager on a branch in Arizona.
Acorn Woodpecker with a blue Arizona sky backdrop.
Broad-tailed Hummingbirds enjoying a meal in Arizona.
Townsend’s Warbler looking down on Arizona.
Broad-billed Hummingbird & an Arizona twig.
Montezuma Quail navigating through the Arizona grass.
Western Wood-Pewee nesting in Arizona.
Cordilleran Flycatcher wanting to escape Arizona.
Lazuli Bunting hiking across Arizona.
Anna’s Hummingbird (probably thinking about Arizona)
Violet-Crowned Hummingbird perched on an Arizona feeder.
Black-headed Grosbeak (fun fact — the Cactus Wren is Arizona’s state bird)
Five-striped Sparrow tolerating the Arizona rain storm.

Superb Owl

Gazer, a barred owl, is unable to see well enough to hunt and fend for herself in the wild due to a genetic cataract, so she has called AWARE Wildlife Center home since she was a tiny ball of fluff.

AWARE, which stands for Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort, began accepting wildlife patients in 2006 and cares for anywhere between 1,500 and 2,000 injured, sick and orphaned animals native to Georgia each year. It is the state’s largest wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education center.

Marjan Ghadrdan, director of animal care for AWARE Wildlife Center, poses with Gazer in the above picture. The owl serves as one of the center’s animal ambassadors that help educate the community on native wildlife species and how to care for and coexist with them.

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