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May 25th, 2011
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Mt Lemmon, Sweetwater Wetlands

Yellow-eyed-Junco-Bear-Canyon-11-0525-05Rose Canyon Lake was very birdy, especially around the amphitheater just below the parking lot nearest the lake. Several GREATER PEWEES were in song, a stunning pair of OLIVE WARBLERS were the biggest hit of the day, whilst others included GRACE’S WARBLER, YELLOW-EYED JUNCO, PINE SISKIN and CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER. […]

May 24th, 2011
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Rio Rico, Patagonia Lake, Paton's

Black-crowned-Night-Heron-Rio-Rico-11-0524-01Paton’s produced a host of splendid birds, including GRAY HAWK, INCA DOVE, COMMON GROUND-DOVE, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, CHIPPING, LARK and a latish WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, BLUE GROSBEAK, BRONZED COWBIRD, BROAD-BILLED, BROAD-TAILED, BLACK-CHINNED and several different VIOLET-CROWNED HUMMINGBIRDS. […]

May 23rd, 2011
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Fan-tailed Warbler at Madera Canyon

Fan-tailed-Warbler-Madera-Canyon-11-0523-14FAN-TAILED WARBLERS are famous for being one-day birds – even one-hour birds – so I was pleasantly surprised on my arrival to find a group of birders watching it at close range near the amphitheater. Easy! And… wow! What a fantastic bird. […]

May 21st, 2011
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May Workshop, Patagonia Lake

Tropical-Kingbird-Rio-Rico-11-0521-02At Rio Rico, 40 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS were scattered around the fields. There were five heron species: GREAT BLUE & GREEN HERONS, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and GREAT and CATTLE EGRETS. There were plenty of TROPICAL KINGBIRDS, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, BRONZED COWBIRD and a couple of GRAY HAWKS. […]