In search of the elusive Elegant Trogon – Chiricahua Mountains, AZ

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We are dedicating this post to Bob Gauvreau, a dear friend of ours who passed away recently.  We’ve enjoyed many good times with Bob and Dee Dee over the past few years. They prompted us to camp at Rusty’s RV Ranch, one of their favorite campgrounds where we stayed during this unexpected search for the elusive Elegant Trogon.

When you’re searching for an elusive bird and not finding it, there can be some frustration.  But when you’re in a place that’s known to harbor that bird the anticipation is heightened.  And that’s what happened as we checked in at Rusty’s RV Ranch and Rusty handed me a map of things to do and see in the area.  My ears really perked up when she said the Elegant Trogon had recently been spotted just down the road at the Chiricahua Mountains! Continue reading