I mostly want to see different wildlife from what is here. It's strange how fascinated I am by other people's birds and mammals. (Not really longing to see anyone else's reptiles or arachnids, though. )
When Kinsa posted that video about Big Bend being a unique center point for migrating birds, I was about ready to pack my car up and leave immediately, lol.
My favorite thing about AZ are the quail families in the spring. When we live in PA we'd hear birds, but rarely see them unless we threw birdseed out in the snow in the winter. Here, because it's desert the birds nest and feed right in your face. We have nests on our porches, swing sets and fence posts almost at eye level. Hummingbirds and finches drink nectar in the bushes right outside my window and aren't scared off when I get on the other side to look closely. There are so many hummingbirds out here! I didn't know that before I moved here.
But the quail, Oh my gosh. We have families that nest here every year. They go out for walks together, mama in front, babies in the middle, daddy in the back. They sound like chickens. You can tell the family groups by counting the babies. Then the next year some of the babies come back and nest.
ETA: Forgot the roadrunners! They are the coolest thing
Literally run down the street just like in bugs bunny
Edited by Barb_, 16 September 2017 - 10:28 PM.