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

Back to Peña Blanca Canyon

Once more to Peña Blanca Canyon for the morning, which was just as good as always.

Peña Blanca Canyon:

We found a splendid RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER in the usual spot.

Rufous-capped Warbler [1]

Rufous-capped Warbler [2]

Rufous-capped Warbler [3]

At least two male and one female ELEGANT TROGONS put in an appearance.

Elegant Trogon [4]

Elegant Trogon [5]

We flushed four MONTEZUMA QUAIL from near the first spring, and also saw ZONE-TAILED HAWKS at the nest, quite a few BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS, ARIZONA WOODPECKER, HAMMOND’S, PACIFIC-SLOPE, DUSKY-CAPPED, ASH-THROATED AND BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHERS, HUTTON’S VIREO, BUSHTIT, CANYON WREN, LUCY’S and WILSON’S WARBLERS, GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE, RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW, a ‘GRAY-HEADED’ form DARK-EYED JUNCO, HEPATIC and WESTERN TANAGERS, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, LAZULI BUNTING, and HOODED and SCOTT’S ORIOLES.

Brown-crested Flycatcher [6]

Painted Redstart [7]

Scott's Oriole [8]

Scott's Oriole [9]

Arizona Sister [10]

Arizona Sister [11]

Santa Cruz Beehive Cactus [12]

Peña Blanca Canyon [13]

We also found this skull, which is currently unidentified. Maybe an opossum?

IMG_2112 [14]

Ruby Rd:

We added NORTHERN HARRIER and VERMILION FLYCATCHER along the road to end a great morning.