Birding Blog Archives

January 24th, 2010
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Gilbert Water Ranch, Boyce Thompson Arboretum

I met Neill and Karen again, today at Gilbert Water Ranch in Phoenix, where we spent a pleasant morning with the great variety of birds to be found around the ponds.

We started by studying contrasting birds – roosting Turkey Vultures and busy Anna’s Hummingbirds. Pond 7 was the place to be, with Great and […]

January 18th, 2010

Fun Birding Tours in Southeast Arizona

Welcome to Fun Birding Tours based in Tucson, Arizona. My name is Richard Fray and I’ll be your guide…

When birding, my emphasis is always on having a good time, even if the birds don’t cooperate. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an expert, if you’re chasing a particular species or just want […]

January 13th, 2010
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Sweetwater Wetlands, Santa Gertrudis Lane

I spent the day with great company, Karen and Neill Hart from Little Rock, Arkansas. We started at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson, where we soon racked up a good list of birds.

Straight away we were into warblers, predominantly Yellow-rumped Warbler. We picked out one Myrtle from the regular Audubon’s. Several Orange-crowned Warblers frequented […]

January 8th, 2010
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Take the Ruff with the Smooth

I’m on a roll! 😀

I started the day at Sweetwater Wetlands and had a fine time with the camera.

From there I headed to Pinal Air Park to look for Burrowing Owls. I wasn’t disappointed either, with two splendid owls by the side of a dirt road to the east of the old […]