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March 28th, 2011
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Never mind the Bullock's...

Bullocks-Oriole-Eds-House-11-0328-01I joined Ed Tobin and Laura Stewart in the evening to look for Ed’s two male BULLOCK’S ORIOLES again. At around 5:00 one of these fabulous birds came down for grape jelly. Ed has since told me he now has three male orioles coming to his little paradise in midtown Tucson – wow! […]

March 28th, 2011
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PLEASE HELP! Ash Canyon B&B Under Threat!

Broad-billed-Hummingbird-Ash-Canyon-10-0724-03THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT! From: Mary Jo Ballator. Due to a neighborhood dispute regarding public access over a private road easement, there is a very real possibility that I may have to close my property to birders after nine years of continuous operation with no complaints or opposition. […]

March 26th, 2011
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Sweetwater, Ft Lowell Park

Verdin-Ft-Lowell-Park-11-0326-04There were plenty of highlights as Tucson’s best birding site continues to impress. My favorites were four male BULLOCK’S ORIOLES, although the HARRIS’S HAWKS are always in with a shout. BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRDS have joined the ANNA’S and were seen in a couple of spots. LINCOLN’S SPARROWS were plentiful, especially around the Hidden Pond at dawn. […]

March 24th, 2011
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Tubac, Sweetwater Wetlands

Yellow-rumped-Warbler-Sweetwater-11-0324-02We headed down to Tubac and enjoyed a much improved raptor spectacle. A COMMON BLACK HAWK came by, along with four ZONE-TAILED HAWKS. We transferred to nearby Ron Morriss Park and watched three GRAY HAWKS battle it out over the cottonwoods, while a very smart adult PEREGRINE FALCON gave us a close flyby. […]