The Paton's is a house with a yard filled with feeders and birds, famous for hummingbirds, but we saw lots of other great birds too.
We made a stop at the roadside rest area but didn't have a ton of luck, just more regular southeast AZ birds. At Patagonia Lake State Park we set up our tent for the night and did some exploring. Surprise, more good birds!
The next morning we headed to Miller Canyon to visit the Beatty's hummingbird feeders and to hike around the canyon. An Arizona Woodpecker was up in a tree near where we parked...
The walk up to the feeders was loud- the Beatty's have tons of guinea hens, chickens, and dogs.
Alright, now for the hummers.. If you thought I was bad at ID-ing flycatchers then my hummingbird ID's will really make you laugh. I am used to calling everything an Anna's until April, and then deciding between Anna's and Rufous, which is not exactly a tough decision.
So, yeah, Beatty's hummingbird feeders are pretty darn impressive.
Good times! More from Miller Canyon coming soon!