- Southeast Arizona Birding Guide, Richard Fray - https://www.arizonabirder.com -

Saguaro National Park, Mt Lemmon, Madera Canyon

Sonoran desert to Ponderosa pines, always a fun day out…

Mile Wide Road near Saguaro National Park West:
INCA DOVE, a couple of day-flying (9:00 a.m.) LESSER NIGHTHAWKS, two GILDED FLICKERS, three BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHERS, a few PURPLE MARTINS, BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHERS, etc.

Incinerator Ridge Road, Mt Lemmon:
Courting pair of CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHERS, GRACE’S and RED-FACED WARBLERS, PAINTED REDSTARTS, YELLOW-EYED JUNCO.

Rose Canyon Lake, Mt Lemmon:
DUSKY-CAPPED, CORDILLERAN and BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHERS, GRACE’S and RED-FACED WARBLERS, PAINTED REDSTART, YELLOW-EYED JUNCO.

Geology Vista, Mt Lemmon:
ARIZONA WOODPECKER.

Molino Basin:
PEREGRINE FALCON, BLACK-TAILED and BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS.

Tucson:
Two NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS over Speedway/I-19 at dusk.

Madera Canyon after dark:
Four-plus WESTERN SCREECH-OWLS and a couple of COMMON POORWILLS at Proctor Road. We didn’t hear the Buff-collared Nightjar in a brief visit from 8:30 – 9:00 p.m., but others did hear it around 8:05 p.m.
ELF OWL calling at Amphitheater.