Yesterday, Sunday April 28, my team, Birds of Fray, took part in Tucson Audubon Society’s annual Birdathon and racked up 130 species, having a great time without finding anything particularly spectacular. My grateful thanks to Pam, Allen, Linda, Malcolm, John and Sharon for their hard work and cheery nature. It’s not a bad total considering we didn’t start until 6:30 a.m.
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On to the birding highlights….
INCA DOVE, WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE, a really stunning male MYRTLE (YELLOW-RUMPED) WARBLER
Latish ducks included GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, NORTHERN SHOVELER, BLUE-WINGED and CINNAMON TEAL
Shorebirds were almost non-existent, unfortunately
Kennedy Park, Tucson:
A surprise CRISSAL THRASHER
Nothing of particular note
GRAY HAWK, BRONZED COWBIRD
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK, WHITE-FACED IBIS, BLACK VULTURE, GREATER ROADRUNNER
Paton’s in Patagonia:
GRAY HAWK, VIOLET-CROWNED HUMMINGBIRD, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
WHISKERED SCREECH-OWL, ELF OWL
Rio Rico again:
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