Birding Blog Archives

July 9th, 2010
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Patagonia, Rio Rico

Patagonia Roadside Rest was productive, despite being mid afternoon. Highlights included WILLOW FLYCATCHER, Cassin’s and THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD, a pair of food-carrying VARIED BUNTINGS, four BLACK VULTURES, GRAY HAWK, loads of YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS, calling YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, WHITE-THROATED SWIFTS, etc. […]

July 5th, 2010

Paton’s, Patagonia

A quick trip to Patagonia today yielded some nice birds. At the Paton house a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO gave us prolonged views. Lots of VIOLET-CROWNED HUMMINGBIRDS are coming to the feeders, including juveniles, and are an almost ever-present feature at the moment. COMMON-GROUND DOVES were here and there (they’ve really bounced back after a few lean […]

July 4th, 2010
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San Pedro House – TAS Field Trip

Highlights at San Pedro House included a TROPICAL KINGBIRD by Kingfisher Pond, with Western and Cassin’s present for direct comparison, decent views of a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, 5 COMMON GROUND-DOVES, GRAY HAWKS, singing BOTTERI’S SPARROW, HOODED ORIOLE, stunning BLUE GROSBEAKS and a pair of INDIGO BUNTINGS by the river, the male in song. […]