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April 26th, 2010
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AveVentura Birdathon 2010

Great-Horned-Owl-Ft-Lowell-Pk-10-0424-01After three hours we’d passed 50 species with highlights including a pair of AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES in a mulberry in the grounds of Roger Rd Treatment Plant with a male WESTERN TANAGER nearby, a flyover PRAIRIE FALCON and HARRIS’S HAWKS and CEDAR WAXWINGS everywhere. […]

April 23rd, 2010
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Patagonia, Miller & Ash Canyons

Bewicks-Wren-Ash-Canyon-10-0423-02We stopped just along the road and found the MAIN flock! It was staggering; I’ve NEVER seen anything like it, anywhere. We flagged down a few more birders and all stood in awe as somewhere between 200 and 300 birds, almost all of them warblers, streamed downhill away from the snow. We only got binoculars on a fraction of the flock but we picked out nine warbler species. […]

April 16th, 2010
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Ramsey Canyon, San Pedro House

Lark-Bunting-San-Pedro-House-10-0416-02The highlight was the continuing male GREEN KINGFISHER which I heard calling from my position a little way from the river. After I shouted it out, Roger and Joe both saw it as it dashed upstream level with the Kingfisher Pond. […]

April 15th, 2010
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Ramsey Canyon, Fort Huachuca, Miller & Ash Canyon

Snowberry-Clearwing-Scheelite-Canyon-10-0415-01In Fort Huachuca there were plenty of Buff-breasted Flycatchers at Sawmill Canyon along with several Dusky-capped Flycatchers, Hepatic Tanagers and a Grace’s Warbler. Ash Canyon B&B was lively, with a superb male Lucifer Hummingbird. […]