“Have any trogans been sited recently?” we asked when we checked into the Southwestern Research Station in Cave Creek, Arizona.
“We saw three during last week’s bird tour,” the tour leader relayed. “We saw them near the bridge over the road into the South Fork Picnic Area. They were not calling.”
We were hopefully optimistic.
I began hearing about trogans almost as soon as I became an avid birder five years ago. The opportunity to delight in the abundant and varied species of birds in southeast Arizona would be sufficient reward for the visit; however, it was the Elegant Trogan that was the biggest lure.