I had a great afternoon birding with Alex. We saw all my target species and a few unexpected ones as well. Organizing the trip was painless, and all logistics were well taken care of. Alex was very knowledgeable about the area and not just the birds. In the time we were out, we covered low desert all the way up to mountain pine forest and saw a good variety of species. Scopes and binoculars were available, which was a great help. Alex was very patient with me while I tried for photographs of the species I wanted and was very flexible on the amount of time at each stop. I’ve hired guides all over the world to bird, and this was up there as one of my best experiences. Including a shot of a Cactus Wren, one of my target birds we got right away.