Tomorrow I leave for 9 days of fun in the southwest. I'll be renting a car and driving my way from San Diego to the Salton Sea through Yuma to Tuscon and lastly southeast AZ. I've been looking forward to this trip for a while, but the current forecast is actually calling for a large and lengthy rain/snow storm in the southwest...just my luck. Even if the weather sucks I'll make the best of it, take some photos, and post my highlights here!
My goal for this trip isn't just to tick and run. Instead, I plan to relax and just bird my way along the route, studying rather than ticking. Of course I'd be glad to tick rarities such as Red-throated Pipit and Rufous-backed Robin, but that's not my focus. In addition to birds I'm looking forward to whatever interesting animals and plants I may encounter. Should be a good time!