Southeast Arizona Birding Hotspots - Express
Southeast Arizona offers some of the best birding in the world. The region’s diversity of landscapes, elevational range, and plant communities provide habitat for more than 400 species throughout the year. Montane vegetation extending from the Rockies meets southern flora from the Sierra Madre Occidental. On the east, the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts meet. Cool coniferous forests, oak and pine woodlands, deserts, and grasslands separate the mountain ranges. Birds associated with all of these habitats are easily accessible within a half-day drive from Tucson.
Spring Magic in Nebraska
Each spring, more than 80 percent of the world’s population of Sandhill Cranes converges on Nebraska’s Platte River Valley. Along with them come millions of migrating ducks and geese in the neighboring Rainwater Basin—covering the vast expanse of open sky with millions of flapping wings and a chorus of calls. At the same time, in the grasslands of Nebraska, male Sharp-tailed Grouse and Greater Prairie-chickens are vying for the attention of hens. Their raucous lek displays include clucks, whoops, gobbles, exposed tail coverts and balloon-like air sacs flashing orange and yellow. Get ready for spring magic in Nebraska!
Alaska Fall Escape
Fall is a wonderful time to visit Alaska. Summer crowds are winding down, leaves are changing colors, iconic species like bears are still active, and falling temperatures make it a great time to get outdoors and explore.