47 miles today
I tried to do some roadside birding today, but since the biking was such a struggle, most of my focus was on pedaling. I did add Mountain bluebird (#470) early this morning. There were many magpies and meadowlarks, and I had a great look at a beautiful Virginia's warbler on my descent. This view made up for the very brief view I had of the lone bird that I saw in Arizona. I also had a great view of a Lewis's woodpecker as it briefly perched on a roadside fencepost. My Durango hosts, although not hard-core birders, do have a feeder out back that has had at least 3-4 visits from Pine siskens since my arrival. However, the big find from their porch this afternoon were 3 flyby Evening grosbeaks for year bird #471! I am slowly picking birds off my Colorado species list, so I feel good about the pace of bird finding at the moment. I will try to find a local spot in in/round Durango where I can do a bit of birding tomorrow on my down time.