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Operation PhotoTrogon Cease II – Tucson’s Sweetwater Wetlands – Reflections of the Pure World


By Jim Achieve


The identify Operation PhotoTrogon happened weeks in the past as Wealthy Brown and I began planning our journey. We mentioned the potential prime goal birds for the journey and it didn’t take lengthy for us to decide on Elegant Trogon because the clear winner of the #1 hen we needed to {photograph}.


In keeping with the Tucson Water web site, “The Sweetwater Wetlands is without doubt one of the most essential practical, environmental, and academic elements of the Metropolis of Tucson’s reclaimed water system. The ability was initially constructed in 1996 to deal with backwash filter water from the reclaimed water plant. The wetlands now makes use of reclaimed water completely. The Sweetwater Wetlands has greater than 2.5 miles of pathways accessible to guests. Nearly 1,000 toes of pathway is concrete surfaced and ADA-approved for wheelchair entry.”

“Concrete surfacing permits easy accessibility from the parking space to the principle ramada, the place guests can overlook areas of each deep, open water and shallow water with emergent (bulrush/cattail) vegetation.”

Obtain the Sweetwater Wetlands Location Map 

We took our time leaving Buckeye as a result of Google Maps ERRONEOUSLY listed the opening hours for Sweetwater Wetlands as 9:00 am EVERY DAY. To our dismay we found they really are open from DAWN to DUSK each day EXCEPT MONDAY!.

Under are a number of the picture highlights from this cease. General we noticed 32 species right here with the highlights being Wealthy’s lifer Bell’s Vireo and Lucy’s Warbler. Ebird Guidelines Hyperlink

Feminine Vermilion Flycatcher
Gambel’s Quail
Bell’s Vireo
Abert’s Towhee
Lucy’s Warbler
Frequent Gallinule

Subsequent Cease: Paton Heart for Hummingbirds


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