Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest, and let the spirits fly in and out.

                                                                                                             ~ rumi

It won't take long before you figure out that most of our neighbors around here have feathers and, boy, do they each have their own personalities! 

Even if you don't know a robin from a goldfinch, Merlin is a snap to use. Developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, you'll be able to easily identify birds visually or by song.

GIVE IT A TRY BY CLICKING ON THE FEATHER BELOW, wait for the All About Birds page to load,  and then select "Get Instant ID Help "or "Try Merlin" .


We think you'll discover that birds are just about the best neighbors ever!

   near the base of the mogollon rim at 5200' elevation

   Young is completely surrounded by tonto national forest

   Approximately 20 degrees cooler than the phoenIx area

   four distinct seasons: spring, summer, winter, fall

   Click here to open online bird id tool

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