Birding Blog Archives

January 29th, 2011
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Santa Cruz Flats

Ferruginous-Hawk-Santa-Cruz-Flats-11-0129-06The first target was FERRUGINOUS HAWK and luckily it was the first hawk we saw on Sunshine Blvd. We also found a BURROWING OWL, with another on Eleven Mile Corner. Our next target was MOUNTAIN PLOVER and we eventually found a flock of 44. […]

January 23rd, 2011
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TAS Field Trip, Urban Tucson

A quick stop at Sam Lena Park was productive. The rubber-lined pond had 12 HOODED MERGANSERS (4 males), a SPOTTED SANDPIPER and another GREAT EGRET, while the concrete-lined pond hosted a COMMON MERGANSER and a small flock of BUFFLEHEADS. A GREATER ROADRUNNER was a big hit. […]

January 22nd, 2011
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Pena Blanca Lake

There was an impressive number of sapsuckers around, which included what appeared to be the same RED-NAPED x RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER hybrid that was first reported by Alan Schmierer back in Oct 2010. Sadly (for me), my camera appears to have broken so I didn’t get any photos. […]

January 20th, 2011
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Sulphur Springs Valley Again

Sandhill-Crane-Whitewater-Draw-11-0118-20I was back at Whitewater Draw with another bus load from Pleasurebent Tours. They were treated to an exceptional display from the SANDHILL CRANES. The full 20,000 were in attendance. Simply sensational. […]