Archive - Bird Rock in Chiricahua National Monument

February 09, 2020

Bird Rock in Chiricahua National Monument2

Each Sunday we present a notable item from our archives. This EPOD was originally published February 9, 2014.

Photographer: JoEtta Abo
Summary Author: JoEtta Abo

The rock outcrop resembling a perching bird shown above was found in the Chiricahua National Monument of Arizona. This land of wondrous exposed boulders is referred to as a sky island. It's isolated by basins on all sides. As a result, there's considerable species richness and biodiversity. For instance, over three hundred species of birds make their home in the Chiricahua Mountains. Among them is the Elegant Trogon; one of the few places in the U.S. it's observed. Photo taken on January 13, 2014.

Photo Details: Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i; Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS; Focal Length: 53.0mm; Aperture: f/10.0; Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250); ISO equiv: 100.