Birding Blog Archives

February 24th, 2011
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Buckeye thrasher spot, Santa Cruz Flats

Sage-Sparrow-Buckeye-11-0225-06We couldn’t rustle up a Le Conte’s Thrasher but we did find four BENDIRE’S and a single SAGE THRASHER as well as 20+ SAGE SPARROWS, an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHERS, a SANDHILL CRANE and flyover TREE, BARN and an early CLIFF SWALLOW. […]

February 22nd, 2011
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Patagonia, Kino Springs

Gray-Flycatcher-Kino-Springs-11-0221-01We headed for Kino Springs where we bumped into the continuing PALM WARBLER. Also there, VERMILION and GRAY FLYCATCHERS and GREAT EGRET, GREEN HERON, TREE and NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS around the pond. […]

February 20th, 2011
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Sulphur Springs Valley

Rough-legged-Hawk-Sulphur-Springs-Valley-11-0220-02 We checked out Kansas Settlement and eventually found the ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK hunkered down six inches from the ground at the edge of the usual field. An impressive seven FERRUGINOUS HAWKS were with two RED-TAILS. Another FERRUGINOUS HAWK, a dark phase, was my second dark phase in two days. […]

February 19th, 2011

Central Arizona

We started at the thrasher spot near Buckeye but it was already raining and blowing a gale when we arrived and our only decent bird was a single CRISSAL THRASHER. […]