Birding Blog Archives

July 19th, 2015
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Mega day! Tufted Flycatcher, Spotted Owl, Elegant Trogon, Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Montezuma Quail, Five-striped Sparrow, Buff-collared Nightjar

A truly memorable day of target birding with my new friend Alan Whitehead. We were out in the field for 19 hours, and logged 89 species, with a long list of highly-prized SE Arizona specialty birds. Tufted Flycatcher […]

January 28th, 2015
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Sprague's Pipit, Trumpeter Swans

A really memorable day at the Santa Cruz Flats and Sweetwater Wetlands, with 70 species and two massive high points for me on a personal level. Sprague's Pipit […]

August 29th, 2014
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Sinaloa Wren, American Redstart

An excellent morning of birding with Steve Nesbitt in Huachuca Canyon, which was very birdy with several big highlights. The afternoon was reserved for more top quality birding from comfortable chairs at two of our amazing feeder sites. Sinaloa Wren […]

August 28th, 2014
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California Gulch Least Grebes

Most birders who have visited California Gulch in Santa Cruz county will be surprised to learn that I found an adult and three well-grown but still stripey-headed juvenile LEAST GREBES there today. Were they waddling along the gulch itself? Splashing in one of the puddles on the road? No, there’s a nice pond just down canyon from the dam. Least Grebe […]