Birding this week this was highlighted by three days of guiding for the Tucson Birds & Wildlife Festival. I led or co-led three day trips from Tucson. This was my first birding festival as a guide or otherwise. I took it on faith that everything would work out. And work out it did! I was duly impressed with the organization of the field trip. Us guides merely showed up, picked up a van key, checked in our participants, and drove away. My first trip on Friday was to Fort Huachuca and I was the only leader. On Saturday I co-led with Chris Benesh to California Gulch & Arivaca Lake. Sunday I was co-leading with Jake Mohlmann, we covered the Patagonia Area & the Sonoita Grasslands. For the year list nothing exciting happened. However, Jake found my first Pima County White-tailed Kite at the end of the day as we were driving back to Tucson. The year list is unchanged at 379.