Birding Blog Archives

August 15th, 2014
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Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival tour: California Gulch

With Jake Mohlmann, I co-led a tour for the Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival to California Gulch. It was an excellent trip with loads of highlights. Thick-billed Kingbird […]

August 13th, 2014
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Sky Islands Birding Cup

It was the 4th annual Sky Islands Birding Cup, a competition to see or hear the most species of birds in SE Arizona in 24 hours. Our team, this year called the Border Petrels, was made up of myself, Sara Pike, Tim Helentjaris and Jennie MacFarland. We were attempting to not finish second for the fourth year running! Red Crossbill […]

August 9th, 2014
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Short-tailed Hawk, Black-capped Gnatcatchers, Plain-capped Starthroat

More successful target birding, with 87 species in total, but a tough afternoon on Mt Lemmon. Yellow-eyed Junco […]

August 7th, 2014
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Florida Canyon, Las Cienegas, Miller Canynon

More great SE Arizona birding, from the Santa Ritas to the Huachucas, but mixed results on the target species. Rufous-capped Warbler […]