Birding Blog Archives

March 29th, 2010
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Tubac, Florida Canyon

Common-Black-Hawk-Tubac-032910-05Then the highlight, a fine adult Common Black Hawk, wheeling around several times right above us. By the time we headed along the Anza trail we had seen around 70 Turkey Vultures, five Swainson’s Hawks, three Zone-tailed Hawks and one Common Black Hawk. […]

March 27th, 2010
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Silverbell Lake, Sweetwater Wetlands

Neotropic-Cormorant-Silverbell-Lake-032710-05The first birds we saw were six Neotropic Cormorants which allowed close approach as they rested on a concrete boat landing. They eventually hopped into the water and did a circuit of the lake in a tight pack, diving and resurfacing simultaneously as they hunted for fish. […]

March 22nd, 2010

Madera Canyon

Wild-Turkey-Madera-Canyon-032210-03A walk from Proctor Road to the Kubo Cabins produced at least three singing Painted Redstarts. I had brief views of my first Rufous and Magnificent Hummingbirds of the year, and the number of Broad-billed Hummingbirds is increasing. As always, a few turkeys were on hand to provide entertainment. […]

March 14th, 2010
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Birding with Jon Dunn

Jon is one of the most respected birders in North America and chief consultant and author of much of the National Geographic field guide series. He’s also a super-nice man! He signed field guides for everyone (I took two – thanks Jon!) and he really showed his class as a birder and educator as he lead the huge group that turned out to meet him. […]