We decided rather than waste those 4 days, we'd take advantage of them. As soon as he has some dates nailed down, I'll drive up to Flagstaff and we'll start from there. Before we head out, we'll run over to the Grand Canyon and pick up California Condor. Then we'll head north to Grand Junction, CO. At Grand Junction, we'll go looking for Gunnison Sage-grouse. On day 3, we'll go pick up Black Rosy-finch. Day 4 will be birding our way back south and pick up White-tailed Ptarmigan and Brown-capped Rosy-finch! I couldn't ask for 3 better lifers.
Wish us luck!
Tomorrow, I'm headed to Patagonia to attempt to photograph that stupid Sinaloa Wren. I'll probably be there until Sunday. Hopefully the bird will hop out into the open. Keyword here is Patience.