November 20, 2012 - Sonora Desert Museum, Part 1

We had not been to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum since November 15, 2004, which was too long.


Right at the entrance a docent was showing a barn owl.

Video of Barn Owl (1.67MB WMV)

Inside another docent had a Harris Hawk.

We wandered a bit and then went to the 10AM Free Flight.  We were not the only ones.

They started with a Great Horned Owl. 

Beautiful and quite vocal.

It was hard to get good photos so we don't have all the birds but here is a Prairie Falcon:

And a Ferruginous Hawk:

The Free Flight demonstrations are wonderful and there are two a day, with different birds at each one.

Video of a hawk coming in for a landing (1.96MB WMV)

There are other animals in enclosures like these javelina (Collared Peccary):

There are frogs in the desert:

Sleeping fox:


We had a nice lunch at the Ocotillo Cafe.

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