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The Hummingbird Capitol of the US! Sierra Vista, Arizona www.visitsierravista.com with www.arizonasunshinetours.com

The Hummingbird Capitol of the US! Sierra Vista, Arizona www.visitsierravista.com with www.arizonasunshinetours.com

Arizona Cactus Wren. They are pretty tame, curious and friendly birds.

Arizona Cactus Wren. They are pretty tame, curious and friendly birds.

Arizona Woodpecker, Madera Canyon.  One of the rarest woodpeckers in North America is the Arizona Woodpecker. Though it looks superficially similar to the Downy Woodpecker, and it is of a similar size, it is our only brown woodpecker.

Arizona Woodpecker, Madera Canyon. One of the rarest woodpeckers in North America is the Arizona Woodpecker. Though it looks superficially similar to the Downy Woodpecker, and it is of a similar size, it is our only brown woodpecker.

Gambel's quail in ocotillo. Sonoran Desert - Arizona - My sister just moved to Arizona & said these interesting birds are running all over.

Gambel's quail in ocotillo. Sonoran Desert - Arizona - My sister just moved to Arizona & said these interesting birds are running all over.

"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty." -- John Ruskin – On image of fairy dusters in Arizona, photograph by Florence McGinn -- Arizona is an extraordinary, North American location for nature, desert blooms, and birding.  Enjoy a slideshow of Arizona birding delights at    http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/birds-of-arizona

"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty." -- John Ruskin – On image of fairy dusters in Arizona, photograph by Florence McGinn -- Arizona is an extraordinary, North American location for nature, desert blooms, and birding. Enjoy a slideshow of Arizona birding delights at http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/birds-of-arizona

A male Gambel's quail watches for predators while his chicks feed.  © Chris Heising

A male Gambel's quail watches for predators while his chicks feed. © Chris Heising

Desert Cardinal. Wonder which deserts this one is in? I live in the desert and never saw one of these beauties!

Desert Cardinal. Wonder which deserts this one is in? I live in the desert and never saw one of these beauties!

Mexican Bird of Paradise - Tucson Sod Tips: 5 Plants and Trees that Grow Well in Arizona in Fall

Mexican Bird of Paradise - Tucson Sod Tips: 5 Plants and Trees that Grow Well in Arizona in Fall

Hummingbirds are the Sonoran Desert’s iridescent jewels, truly precious treasures!  Original image by Florence McGinn --

Hummingbirds are the Sonoran Desert’s iridescent jewels, truly precious treasures! Original image by Florence McGinn --

The Pyrrhuloxia or Desert Cardinal is a medium-sized North American song bird found in the American southwest and northern Mexico. Photo by Laney Bird via #wild animals

The Pyrrhuloxia or Desert Cardinal is a medium-sized North American song bird found in the American southwest and northern Mexico. Photo by Laney Bird via #wild animals

Hummingbirds are the Southwest’s iridescent jewels.  Arizona is unique for its large number of different hummingbirds!  America’s Southwest has wonderful nature, close at hand.  Enjoy the iridescent beauty of this lovely hummer! -- Original image by Florence McGinn -- Enjoy a slideshow of Arizona birding delights at   http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/birds-of-arizona

Hummingbirds are the Southwest’s iridescent jewels. Arizona is unique for its large number of different hummingbirds! America’s Southwest has wonderful nature, close at hand. Enjoy the iridescent beauty of this lovely hummer! -- Original image by Florence McGinn -- Enjoy a slideshow of Arizona birding delights at http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/birds-of-arizona

“All good things are wild, and free.”  -- Henry David Thoreau – Hawk against Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Arizona; -- image by Florence McGinn -- Arizona is an extraordinary, North American location for nature, desert blooms, and birding.  Both birding and photography are delights in Arizona!  Enjoy a slideshow of Arizona birding delights at    http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/birds-of-arizona

“All good things are wild, and free.” -- Henry David Thoreau – Hawk against Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Arizona; -- image by Florence McGinn -- Arizona is an extraordinary, North American location for nature, desert blooms, and birding. Both birding and photography are delights in Arizona! Enjoy a slideshow of Arizona birding delights at http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/birds-of-arizona

Crested Caracara, aka Mexican Eagle - range is through a large part of the Americas, including Florida, Texas, and Arizona.

Crested Caracara, aka Mexican Eagle - range is through a large part of the Americas, including Florida, Texas, and Arizona.

Quail - State Bird of California... my Great Grandma Grace LOVED these adorable birds...we all do now too!

Quail - State Bird of California... my Great Grandma Grace LOVED these adorable birds...we all do now too!