Operation PhotoTrogon – Finito – Reflections of the Natural World

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By Jim Gain

The next morning as we pulled ourselves out of bed and slowly started to shake off the cobwebs, we both realized that at this point our trip had been a complete success. Undoubtedly, probably the best birding trip we had ever been on. Rich suggested that perhaps we consider checking out and maybe drive partway back today, two days early. I followed that with, “well, why not just check out and head home!” So it was agreed that operation PhotoTrogon was a complete success and we were on our way home.

Ebird Trip Report for May 9 – May 13, 2022

120 species observed with 62 species photographed

Here are my favorite photos from our Operation PhotoTrogon.

ELEGANT TROGON
WHITE-EARED HUMMINGBIRD – MY ONLY LIFER
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
RUDDY GROUND DOVE
BRONZED COWBIRD
MEXICAN JAY
HEPATIC TANAGER
LAZULI BUNTING
BLUE GROSBEAK
BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER
WESTERN TANAGER
SCOTT’S ORIOLE
NORTHERN CARDINAL – MALE
NORTHERN CARDINAL – FEMALE
GREATER ROADRUNNER

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