Birding Blog Archives

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 […]

August 26th, 2015
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Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Five-striped Sparrow, Elegant Trogon

Another good day of target birding in Santa Cruz County, taking in Peña Blanca Canyon and Lake, and California Gulch. Black-capped Gnatcatcher […]

August 24th, 2015
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California Gulch, Ruby Rd, Oro Blanco Wash, Arivaca Lake

A pleasant and successful morning of sparrow-finding, from Arivaca to California Gulch, with 67 species. Five-striped Sparrow […]