Birding Blog Archives

January 29th, 2014
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Whitewater Draw

Classic SE Arizona winter birding at its best. Sandhill Cranes […]

January 28th, 2014
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Williamson's Sapsucker, Sinaloa Wren, Ruddy Ground-Dove

More great birding yesterday (Monday 27th) in SE Arizona, this time in Santa Cruz and Cochise counties. 76 species. Male Ruddy Ground-Dove […]

January 26th, 2014
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Black-capped Gnatcatchers, Rufous-capped Warblers, Elegant Trogons, Lawrence's Goldfinches

Almost the perfect day of winter birding in Pima and Santa Cruz counties. 74 species in all. Rufous-capped Warbler […]

January 25th, 2014
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Another Heermann's Gull at Amado Pond

I was lucky enough to find a second-winter HEERMANN’S GULL at Amado Pond in October last year, a rare bird in Arizona. News came through today that Jeff Babson had found another one there, this time a fine breeding-plumage adult. Living about 20 minutes away, it seemed rude not to go and see this rarity, which happens to be my favorite gull in the world. Heerman's Gull […]