Checking Out South Fork In February
A walk along South Fork of Cave Creek is breathtaking no matter what time of year. The soaring red cliffs stand out against the crystal clear and bright blue skies. Once the sycamores have leafed out, most of the nest bird species will have arrived or will very soon.
[Images by Cecil Williams]
This is one of the very best bird walks in all of the United States. Additionally, this area has the highest raptor count in the entire country.
In February, the mornings can be quite cool. Late mornings can provide some good birding. Sometimes you get a great treat like Lori and Mark who wrote: "
On our hike up the South Fork road this morning, we had a small flock of birds that contained 3 Olive Warblers (one a male!) & a Grace's Warbler. Also about 6-8 Western Bluebirds."
[Warblers pictures by Robert Shantz]
Also seen in the last few days have been Red-naped
..... the Painted Redstart and the Brown Creeper
[Photos by Robert Shantz]