04 September 2008

cage aux folles

Sonora Desert Museum / Tucson, Arizona
The Sonora Desert Museum is a zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden all rolled together. The museum boasts more than 300 desert animal species and 1200 types of native plants visible from nearly two miles of walking trails. It is unique in that, for the most part, it is not a man-made environment but instead set on nearly 100 acres of actual Sonora Desert. While some of the animals roam freely through the desert environment, many of the birds are enclosed in aviaries in order to keep within close viewing distance. Do you know your species? I certainly am not a birder - if you are, I'd like to know what this is - sparrow, finch?

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