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

Sweetwater, Florida & Madera Canyons, Patagonia

A repeat of what was going to be the full Birdathon route, with British birder Steve Younger, yielding a satisfying 112 species.

Sweetwater Wetlands:
Seven duck species, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, SORA, BLACK-NECKED STILT, AMERICAN AVOCET, GREATER ROADRUNNER.

American Avocet [1]

Cinnamon-Teal-Sweetwater-14-0408-01 [2]

Cinnamon Teal [3]

Cinnamon Teal [4]

Cinnamon Teal [5]

Ladder-backed Woodpecker [6]

Round-tailed Ground-Squirrel [7]

Lisa Frank Ave, Tucson:
BURROWING OWL.

Florida Canyon (the 0.6 miles down canyon from the parking area):
Pair of BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS in the same location as two days ago.
Also, GRAY HAWK, ZONE-TAILED HAWK, COSTA’S HUMMINGBIRD, TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW, LAZULI BUNTING.

Zone-tailed Hawk [8]

Madera Canyon:
Six hummingbird species, NORTHERN BEARDLESS-TYRANNULET (Proctor Rd), ARIZONA WOODPECKER, HEPATIC TANAGER, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, CASSIN’S FINCH (Santa Rita Lodge).

Arizona Woodpecker [9]

Arizona Woodpecker [10]

Cassin's Finch [11]

Cassin's Finch [12]

Hepatic Tanager [13]

Painted Redstart [14]

Rufous Hummingbird [15]

White-breasted Nuthatch [16]

Arizona Gray Squirrel [17]

Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds, Patagonia:
BLACK VULTURE, DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER, INCA DOVE, singing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE, LARK and BLACK-THROATED SPARROW, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, LAZULI BUNTING.

Broad-billed and Violet-crowned Hummingbirds [18]

Broad-billed and Violet-crowned Hummingbirds [19]

Lark Sparrow [20]

Yellow-rumped Warbler [21]

Patagonia Roadside Rest:
WHITE-THROATED SWIFT, PEREGRINE FALCON.

Peregrine Falcon [22]

Peregrine Falcon [23]

Patagonia Lake Road:
COSTA’S HUMMINGBIRD, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, RUFOUS-CROWNED and BOTTERI’S SPARROW.

Nogales International Airport:
A surprise GRAY HAWK perched in a roadside mesquite just southwest of the airport, somewhat out of habitat.