A Member of the Desert Choir
Desert wildlife is elusive. You'll see all of the signs of wildlife -- tracks, scat, burrows, etc. -- but you often don't see the animals. When I am lucky enough to be enjoying a trek in the desert, I always hear plenty of chatty birds, especially in the morning and around sunset. So it was delightful to read Chris Clarke's piece on cactus wrens, which included a video of this bird's characteristic call.