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April 8th, 2018
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Birdathon 2018

It’s Birdathon time again! I haven’t asked for three years, so I hope you’ve all had time to save up for a BIG donation this year. Our team, The Santa Cruzers, aims to set a new record for the number of species seen in one day in Santa Cruz County, the littlest county in […]

September 28th, 2017
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Yellow-billed Cuckoo Survey - Pesqueira Canyon

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. Pesqueira Canyon […]

September 15th, 2017
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Roseate Spoonbills!

After our survey, Jennie and I decided to head out to Aquirre Lake at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in the hope of finding three Roseate Spoonbills that had been seen there off and on over the previous few days. We’d both seen this species elsewhere, but not in Arizona. Roseate Spoonbills […]

September 15th, 2017
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Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey - Pesqueira Canyon

It was decided that a couple more cuckoo surveys were in order to discover if any were attempting second broods, so Jennie and I were back in Pesqueira Canyon near Nogales. We did detect one YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO calling, but didn’t get to see it and weren’t able to witness any potential breeding behavior. Crissal Thrasher […]