- Southeast Arizona Birding Guide, Richard Fray - http://arizonabirder.com -

Chiricahua Mountains

A difficult day of dodging rain and hail showers in the Chiricahuas. Somehow, we still managed 71 species.

Cave Creek Ranch, Portal:
The same six hummingbird species as yesterday, ‘MYRTLE’ YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, SUMMER TANAGER, LAZULI BUNTING, and SCOTT’S ORIOLE. Thanks Reed! http://www.cavecreekranch.com/ [1]

Band-tailed Pigeons [2]

Band-tailed Pigeons [3]

Black-throated Sparrow [4]

Black-throated Sparrow [5]

Bridled Titmouse [6]

Cactus Wren [7]

Cactus Wren [8]

Inca Dove [9]

Magnificent Hummingbird [10]

Magnificent Hummingbird [11]

Northern Cardinal [12]

Yellow-rumped Warbler [13]

Chiricahua Fox Squirrel [14]

White-tailed Deer [15]

Portal [16]

Portal [17]

South Fork of Cave Creek:
BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHER, singing VIRGINIA’S WARBLER.
Also, ARIZONA WOODPECKER, PEREGRINE FALCON, HAMMOND’S and DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERS, GRACE’S and TOWNSEND’S WARBLERS, and HEPATIC TANAGER.

The George Walker House, Paradise:
A smart male BLUE-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was a new arrival.
Also, the long-staying, out-of-habitat INCA DOVE, SUMMER TANAGER, and SCOTT’S ORIOLE among many great birds. Thanks Winston and Jackie! http://www.thegeorgewalkerhouse.com/ [18]
WILD TURKEY, TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, and YELLOW-EYED JUNCO nearby, along Paradise Road.

Blue-throated Hummingbird [19]

Blue-throated Hummingbird [20]

White-breasted Nuthatch [21]