Roadrunners (Geococcyx californianus) are some of our favorite birds. They are not too common in Arizona and almost non-existent in Utah. They appear to be very intelligent and as their name suggests, they are very fast runners. Now you might suggest that there are some things we miss from our venture into Utah from Arizona and it is surprising that there are just a few things. But it hard to miss roadrunners since we would hardly ever see them even when we were in Arizona.