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July 25th, 2015
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Peña Blanca Canyon, Rio Rico, Patagonia, Las Cienegas

Yesterday worked out well, so we replicated it. We had another exciting day of classic SE Arizona monsoon birding, from Peña Blanca Canyon to Las Cienegas, again totaling 85 bird species, but with an added nationally rare butterfly. Elf […]

September 27th, 2011
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TAS Field Trip Paton's

Queen-Patons-11-0927-01The hummingbirds were buzzing and included BROAD-BILLED, BLACK-CHINNED, RUFOUS, ANNA’S, several VIOLET-CROWNED and a smart female MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD. There was plenty of action at the other feeders too, with scads of LESSER GOLDFINCH, HOUSE FINCH, GILA and ACORN WOODPECKERS, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, SUMMER TANAGER and more. […]

September 24th, 2011
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San Pedro House, Ash & Ramsey Canyons

Sonoran-Gophersnake-Ash-Canyon-11-0927-03Along the river, migration was evident. There were quite a few LAZULI BUNTINGS with one or two BLUE GROSBEAKS and an INDIGO BUNTING. Other migrants included OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, HOUSE WREN and NASHVILLE WARBLER. Other birds included GRAY HAWK, SONG, LINCOLN’S and CHIPPING SPARROW, ABERT’S and GREEN-TAILED TOWHEES, SUMMER and WESTERN TANAGER. […]

September 15th, 2011
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White Mountains

Elk-Carnero-Lake-11-0914-03Near Carnero Lake I stumbled upon a second group of ELK, these running through an alpine meadow. There were 13 in all with, again, a big, impressive buck at the back, barking commands to his harem. I started the day having never seen an Elk – now I had seen 21! […]