Birding Blog Archives

December 27th, 2010
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Sulphur Springs Valley

Merlin-Sulphur-Springs-Valley-10-1227-02Highlights included a couple of SAGE SPARROWS plus MERLIN, FERRUGINOUS HAWK, BENDIRE’S THRASHER, a couple of GREAT HORNED OWLS and 19 WHITE-WINGED DOVES. A pair of BLACK-CHINNED SPARROWS were in the Granites. At Whitewater Draw there were about 70 distant SNOW GEESE including one blue morph, plus masses of SANDHILL CRANES. […]

December 26th, 2010
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Atascosa CBC coming up

Golden-Eagle-Sycamore-Canyon (2)Last year we had some great birds including seven Montezuma Quail, four Black-chinned Sparrows, three Grasshopper Sparrows and a Golden Eagle overhead being attacked by an angry Red-tailed Hawk for about twenty minutes. Amazing! But what can we find this time? […]

December 19th, 2010
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Elfrida CBC

It’s an early start for the Elfrida CBC, the Christmas Bird Count in the center of the Sulphur Springs Valley. The count circle is divided into four and over the previous four years I have covered each segment of the count. This year I was honored to spend the day with Sheri Williamson and […]

December 18th, 2010
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Tucson CBC

For my second CBC of the season, I was joined by my friend Ed Tobin for my sixth Tucson count.

Once more I covered the same area, a portion of very nice foothills homes roughly bordered by Orange Grove to the south, Magee to the north, Campbell to the east and Oracle to the west. […]