Birding Around the Gila

Be sure to read Judy’s latest. Follow her around the edge of the Gila in a great birding expedition. peace, mjh

Following New Mexico’s Southwest Birding Trail « Judy’s Jottings

Further along we are startled when a flash of red and orange shoots from the foliage and lands briefly in the branch of a cottonwood before heading across the river. As we pull out our field guides hoping it is a Flame-colored Tanager, we are equally delighted to identify it as a first spring Summer Tanager.