Friday May 24th, 6:30 AM.LuAnne and I agreed to meet at the trailhead to the Murray Springs hike. As the PR gal for Cochise County, she knows a lot about the San Pedro River Valley in general and birding in these parts in particular. We hiked the 0.3 mile loop at the Clovis archeological site and checked out the half dozen interpretive signs that explain what this place was like and what people were doing here 13,000 years ago. It’s one heck of a story.
7:30 AM. Then we drove a few miles to the San Pedro House, which serves as the visitor center for this riparian area. From there we followed the trail perhaps a quarter mile down to the San Pedro River. We could hear many different bird songs, chirps, and other vocalizations, but the critters making all these sounds were high up in the cottonwoods where we couldn’t see them. Read More