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February 18th, 2016
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Mountain Plover, Rufous-backed Robin

If it works, keep doing it! We went back to Catalina State Park and the Santa Cruz Flats to enjoy the great birding currently at these two sites. I’ve done this day a few times lately, but it’s worth repeating, especially when it’s so successful. Black-chinned Sparrow […]




February 15th, 2016
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Catalina State Park, Santa Cruz Flats

A successful day of birding and photography with one of my favorite clients, at a couple of super winter birding sites. Burrowing Owl […]




February 14th, 2016
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Target Birding Fail!

Sometimes we have to admit defeat when it comes to finding tricky target birds, but today really was something else. We had six main target birds, all missable but none of them impossible. I was expecting to find maybe four or five, but despite our best efforts and a decent day list of 73 species, we failed to find all six of our targets. It was undoubtedly my least successful day of target birding in my guiding career! That’s birding for you. Bobcat […]




February 13th, 2016
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Rufous-backed Robin, Lawrence’s Goldfinch, Mountain Plover

An extremely successful day of target birding to the north and west of Tucson, taking in Catalina State Park, the Santa Cruz Flats, and Gates Pass in the Tucson Mountains, with 70 species. Rufous-backed Robin […]