Birding Blog Archives

March 23rd, 2011
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Florida & Madera Canyon

Rufous-winged-Sparrow-Continental-11-0323-08The area from the parking lot back along the road to the concrete wash crossing was exceptionally birdy, with at least ten PAINTED REDSTARTS, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW, HERMIT THRUSH, HOUSE WREN, four or five BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS and dozens of RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS. […]

March 22nd, 2011
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Sweetwater Wetlands

Sora-Sweetwater-11-0319-09We saw a SWAMP SPARROW, showing quite well among the cattails. We managed lots of good views of SORA in the currently favorable viewing conditions that the prescribed burn has afforded. We found six warbler species: YELLOW, WILSON’S, ORANGE-CROWNED, YELLOW-RUMPED, LUCY’S and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT. […]

March 20th, 2011
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March Fun Birding Workshop, Tubac

Golden-Eagle-I-19-11-0320-10Further north we had a surprise and bird of the day, a fine adult GOLDEN EAGLE soaring over I-19 near Agua Linda. It was about 15 miles from the eagle I saw yesterday – could it be the same bird? […]

March 19th, 2011
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Kino Springs, Tubac, Florida Canyon

11-0319/Golden-Eagle-Box-Canyon-Rd-11-0319-04RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS were at Continental School. Florida Canyon gave us two species of gnatcatcher, a BLUE-GRAY and a BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER. Also in this area were three each of PAINTED REDSTART and BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER. A distant GOLDEN EAGLE soared over the ridge. […]