Birding Blog Archives

April 11th, 2016
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Rufous-capped Warbler, Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Greater Pewee

A splendid day of classic spring birding in the Santa Rita Mountains, with an excellent 91 species. Florida Canyon was just sensational! Rufous-capped Warbler […]

April 5th, 2016
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Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Zone-tailed Hawk and Gray Hawks Galore!

We had a great day yesterday, but we wanted to spend more time photographing birds at Las Cienegas and around Patagonia. We also took in Amado Pond, Green Valley and Florida Canyon for an impressive day list of 88 species. Violet-crowned Hummingbird […]

December 17th, 2015
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Christmas Bird Counts

It’s Christmas Bird Count time again and I’ve taken part in two surveys so far. Yesterday it was the Green Valley / Madera Canyon CBC, and today it was Patagonia’s turn. San Rafael Valley […]

July 16th, 2015
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Rufous-capped Warbler, Montezuma Quail, Buff-collared Nightjar, and more Five-striped Sparrow shenanigans

An exceptional day of classic SE Arizona birding with my friend Jack Landes, with 91 species and many big highlights. Rufous-capped Warbler […]