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June 1st, 2016
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Common Black Hawk, Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

Another fine day of birding in Santa Cruz County, with a really memorable moment to end the day. Common Black Hawk […]




August 22nd, 2015
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Target Birding With a Difference

A really different and interesting day of target birding, because we weren’t looking for the usual targets… Adult female Varied Bunting […]




May 26th, 2015
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Montosa Canyon

With my friends Steve and Jim from Florida, I achieved a long-term goal by hiking a jeep trail in Montosa Canyon. We were hoping to find something unusual, such as Gray Vireo, Rufous-capped Warbler, Five-striped Sparrow, or Black-capped Gnatcatcher. While these rarities eluded us, we did have a fantastic hike, with plenty of good birds, in a very beautiful canyon. Indigo Bunting […]




March 10th, 2015
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Sinaloa Wren, Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Elegant Trogon

A successful day of target birding in the Santa Rita Mountains and Santa Cruz Valley, the main birds all found, but not without a bit of effort. 68 species in total. Black-capped Gnatcatcher […]