I have been in Arizona for almost a week now, and have added some great animals to my "life list":
Mammals (photos taken by me):
Golden-mantled ground squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis):
Gunnison's prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni):
Those are babies, the first day they emerged from the burrow!
Birds (photos not by me, I'm not fast enough for bird photography, apparently):
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana):
Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria):
Broad-tailed hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus):
My own poor attempt of a photo at dusk:
An identfiable picture:
I also really want to see an Acorn woodpecker and a Lazuli bunting before I leave.
First real day of field work in the prairie dog colony tomorrow, I'm excited!