Birding Blog Archives

April 15th, 2015
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Atascosa Highlands, Tubac

A great day of target birding, once more into the Atascosa Highlands, with 70 bird species and three wonderful snakes. Brown Vinesnake […]

April 14th, 2015
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Atascosa Highlands, Patagonia

Another beautiful day in Santa Cruz County, visiting the Atascosa Highlands, Patagonia and Tubac, with 88 species in total. Myrtle Yellow-rumped Warbler […]

April 13th, 2015
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Santa Rita Loop

A nice day to be out birding, and some good birds too. We looped around the Santa Rita Mountains and tallied 81 species. Rufous-winged Sparrow […]

April 10th, 2015
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Birds of Fray Birdathon 2015

Malcolm Chesworth joined me for an all-English “Birds of Fray” Birdathon, to benefit Tucson Audubon Society. At the very last minute, just to be different, we decided to restrict our efforts to just Santa Cruz County, which turned out to be a really fun idea. We ended on 116 species, a very decent total considering we did it on the fly with no planning, we only birded from dawn to dusk with no night birding, and bearing in mind the early date (the peak time for birdathons will be in a couple of weeks), and our self-imposed habitat restriction (we didn’t see any shorebirds or egrets, or high elevation species). It’s not too late to sponsor me, and I’m still over $400 short of my goal, so all donations are appreciated! Please click here and throw in a few bucks. Thank you! White-throated Sparrow […]