Birding Blog Archives

April 28th, 2016
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Another SE Arizona Big Day

Last April I went out with David Chapman to do a ‘big day’, seeing and hearing as many species as possible in one day. We ended on 144 species, which was pretty good. Could we beat it this year? The weather forecast said no – it was going to be very windy, especially in the afternoon. Undeterred, we went for it anyway… Rufous-capped Warbler Elegant Trogon Whiskered Screech-Owl […]

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 […]

April 4th, 2016
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Ash Canyon, Ramsey Canyon, Las Cienegas

We found 69 bird species today between the Huachuca Mountains, Las Cienegas and Patagonia, but the mammals really stole the show. I took lots of photos! White-nosed Coati […]

March 10th, 2016
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Santa Cruz County Adventuring!

Today was a lot of fun because it was partly about finding birds, but mostly about having an adventure and exploring remote, quiet places. Starting and ending in Rio Rico, we took a circular route through the Patagonia Mountains, San Rafael Valley, Canelo Hills, Las Cienegas, and Box Canyon. Montezuma Quail […]