The Bird Nerds just flew South and spent 2 full days in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area in Arizona. The scenery was awesome and the temperatures provided a great reprieve from Winter. We saw some really cool birds and learned that there are some upsides to birding in a desert -- cacti don't have branches or leaves so birds are easier to spot! One of our favorite sightings was a roadrunner! The vermilion flycatcher is also one of the most striking birds we've ever seen. Next stop Tuscon!