Sights to See in Gilbert Arizona – Mars & Birds

Stilt
Stilt

We enjoyed a visit to the Gilbert Water Park/Riparian Reserve near the corner of Greenfield and Guadalupe.  This is a great area if you enjoy birding but also for those who just enjoy a nice walk.  It is in Gilbert but you feel like you have gotten away to a park outside the Greater Phoenix area.  There is also a nice children’s playground and the public library is right next door.  For those of you who are avid birders – here is a list of what we saw yesterday.  My father did the identifications – I don’t claim to be an expert.  I especially enjoyed the Stilts.  There is a box with maps of the park and a list of birds you might see available in the parking lot.

Types of Birds We Saw:  Mallard Ducks (no surprise there), Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Canada Goose, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Anna’s Hummingbird, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Verdin, Cactus Wren, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Abert’s Towhee, Brewer’s Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, and House Finch.
Bird's next - view of bottom entry
Bird's next - view of bottom entry
Strange But True -Simulated Martian Surface
Strange But True -Simulated Martian Surface

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