By far, the most heavily studied class of animals, birds offer much insight into changing environmental conditions (such as those influenced by climate change), based upon changing migration patterns, and their ability to quickly move from one area to another.  This album features any bird species which wouldn’t be described as a raptor or water bird.  Therefore, one will encounter many (but not entirely) of the smaller birds of the world, especially songbirds.


Some of the most spectacular birds to observe, hummingbirds can be found in practically any color of the rainbow. Their iridescent colors and lightning-fast movements make them extremely challenging, yet rewarding photography subjects. Arizona is home to more species than any other state in the US, species which are most heavily represented in this album.…

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Owls, Hawks, Eagles

Raptors, the fearsome, majestic aerial predators are not only exciting to see, but they provide an invaluable ecological service.  For a large portion of nature’s rodent control services, we have none other than these candidates to thank.  Much folklore especially surrounds the owls, in particular.  These mysterious creatures will largely be the focus of this…

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