The brilliant Hooded Orioles (along with the Bullocks Orioles) visited our feeders this spring. These southwestern birds are very secretive so it was truly delightful to have them stop by for a few days.


A place well worth visiting is Tuzigoot National Monument. This ancient ruin was built approximately 1000 years ago on a limestone hilltop in Arizona’s Verde Valley. The Verde River runs 120 feet below and provided year round water for the Sinagua pueblo culture. Tuzigoot has been designated an Important Bird Area.