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April 14th, 2010
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Las Cienegas, Elgin, Ramsey Canyon

Pronghorn-Antelope-Las-Cienegas-10-0414-02The drive through Elgin produced a couple of Western Kingbirds, finally, to accompany the many Cassin’s. Horned Larks were singing by the roadside and I was surprised to find an ever bigger herd of Pronghorn Antelopes, 18 this time. Quite a good day for antelopes… […]

April 13th, 2010
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Sweetwater Wetlands, Mt. Lemmon

Red-winged-Blackbird-Sweetwater-Wetlands-10-0413-01I met with Joe, Becky, Roger and Mary-Louise from South Carolina for the start of a five day tour of some of Arizona’s top birding spots. We birded Sweetwater Wetlands to get the list off to a good start. As is always the case at Sweetwater, it was buzzing with wildlife activity. […]

April 12th, 2010
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Elgin, Paton’s, Patagonia Lake

Broad-billed-Hummingbird-Patagonia-Lake-041210-04The hummingbird feeders were buzzing, with a splendid male MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD, plus BROAD-BILLED, ANNA’S, BLACK-CHINNED, VIOLET-CROWNED and two male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS. A female HOODED ORIOLE and 1st-summer male BULLOCK’S ORIOLE visited the grape jelly and a few LAZULI BUNTINGS added to the eye candy. GRAY HAWKS called from seemingly all around. […]

April 11th, 2010
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Patagonia Fun Birding Workshop

On Sunday 11th April, Ed, Susan, Sheryl, Mike and I spent the day in Patagonia for April’s Fun Birding Workshop.

Paton’s: Many thanks to Michael Marsden and Donna Knox for caring for the birds and birders. Two DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERS, a WARBLING VIREO and a female BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK were my FOS. A stunning adult male BULLOCK’S […]