Birding Blog Archives

August 31st, 2015
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Elegant Trogon, Five-striped Sparrow, Black-capped Gnatcatcher

My 15th and final visit of the month to the Atascosa Highlands and Pajarito Wilderness area, and a good one too, with 84 species. Varied Bunting […]

August 30th, 2015
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Tucson and the Santa Catalina Mountains

A nice day of birding and photography, getting out of the heat of the desert and heading to a cooler, higher elevation. MacGillivray's Warbler […]

August 29th, 2015
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Once More to the Atascosas!

People sometimes ask me if I get bored, often going to the same places to look for the same target birds, and my honest answer is no. This was my eighth trip to the Atascosa Highlands and Pajarito Wilderness area in ten days, and it was as exciting to me as my very first visit, 13 years ago. It’s my very favorite place in the world, and besides, Five-striped Sparrows are cool! Canyon Spotted Whiptail […]

August 27th, 2015
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Montezuma Quail, Rufous-capped Warbler, Five-striped Sparrow

Yet another great day in the Atascosa Mountains and Pajarito Wilderness, with 85 species and lots of highlights. Montezuma Quail […]