Oases of Big Bend

Driving through the flat desert leading into and through Big Bend, Jackson and I noticed random windmills, not turbines, in the distance. Sometimes they were near a farm. But more often than not, they were solitary towers amongst small stands of trees and scrub. Not seeing the need for electricity, the best answer seemed water. …

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Boot Canyon Birding

After a sleepless night in both car and tent, with lightning crashing down around us, it was difficult rising Saturday morning for our 10-mile hike to find the only pair of Slate-Throated Redstarts in the country. So we dragged our heels to the Pinnacle trailhead near the Chisos Basin Visitor Center, missing the opportunity to …

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