Birding Blog Archives

April 30th, 2016
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Ramsey Canyon, Hunter Canyon

More successful target birding, today in the wonderful Huachuca Mountains. Flame-colored Tanager […]

April 29th, 2016
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Buff-collared Nightjar, Five-striped Sparrow, Elegant Trogon, Montezuma Quail

An excellent day and night in the Atascosa Mountains and Pajarito Wilderness, with 91 species and lots of highlights. 'Azure' Eastern Bluebird […]

April 28th, 2016
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Another SE Arizona Big Day

Last April I went out with David Chapman to do a ‘big day’, seeing and hearing as many species as possible in one day. We ended on 144 species, which was pretty good. Could we beat it this year? The weather forecast said no – it was going to be very windy, especially in the afternoon. Undeterred, we went for it anyway… Rufous-capped Warbler Elegant Trogon Whiskered Screech-Owl […]

April 27th, 2016
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Tucson Bird Count

I did my bit by taking part in the Tucson Bird Count again this year. It’s a really good, scientific survey that harnesses the power of citizen science. For the third year I did the same route through South Tucson, counting birds at busy intersections, vacant lots, rough neighborhoods, parking lots and shopping malls. Tucson Bird Count in South Tucson […]