Desert Sojourn is a 25-minute audio podcast commemorating my late March visit to Organ Pipe National Monument in southern Arizona … 300,000 acres of prime Sonoran Desert habitat, a veritable wonderland for nature lovers and sound recordists such as myself. For most of my visit, I was accompanied by Christine Hass of Wild Mountain Echoes (thank you Christine for helping with my pronunciations of Mexican words).
Featured species include: Elf Owl, Great Horned Owl, Western Screech-Owl, Common Poorwill, Greater Roadrunner, Gambel’s Quail, Gila Woodpecker, Cactus Wren, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Northern Mockingbird, Curve-billed Thrasher, Scott’s Oriole, Black-throated Sparrow, Canyon Towhee, House Finch, Windblown Cactus, Bee Buzz, Crickets, and more!
A Personal Note: It’s been over a month since my last blog post, and nearly two months since my last podcast. My apology, but I have discovered that it’s very difficult to stay on top of things while I’m doing field work. Obtaining great recordings is my primary goal because all else is dependent on that. I’m disappointed at not being able to pump out podcasts in a more timely fashion, but that’s the way it goes … eventually, I will get them all done!
During my stay in Arizona, which will soon come to an end as I move north, I have managed to gather wonderful recordings from a variety of locations. My favorite has been Aravaipa Canyon and I very much look forward to creating a podcast celebrating that natural area. So please be patient and stay tuned!