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Date:  February 10, 2010

Location  Bill Williams Refuge Explore

Where:  Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge


For some fun today we decided to explore some more of the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge. There are no formal trails, so one has to poke around and kind of make up your own route. We first tried to get down to the Bill Williams River itself using a small path I had noticed, but a side branch of the river stopped us. We did a little birding there watching some Black-tailed Gnatcatchers and some House Finches. We promised to come back prepared to wade on another day.

Next we decided to explore some interesting red rock formations. We were drawn up to the base of the rocks by the beautiful trill of a Canyon Wren. We saw several, but I was unable to get a satisfactory photo of any of them. For some adventure we continued on around the rock eventually circling the entire formation. We found this a very interesting place and will probably return here as well.

See additional photos below