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Jennie and I did our final cuckoo survey of the season in Pesqueira Canyon near Nogales. It was quieter than previous visits, with most of the migrants having passed through and many of the resident species falling silent. We didn’t detect any cuckoos this time.
Highlights included SHARP-SHINNED and GRAY HAWKS, still a good few GRAY and ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHERS, three CRISSAL THRASHERS, and winter sparrows becoming evident, including CHIPPING, BREWER’S, WHITE-CROWNED, and VESPER SPARROWS, plus GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE, along with the resident CANYON TOWHEES, and RUFOUS-WINGED, BLACK-THROATED, and LARK SPARROWS.