Birding Blog Archives

May 22nd, 2015
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Phoenix Area

Day eight of the tour was another long day as we headed north to Phoenix, with lots of miles covered, and some unique target birds seen. Le Conte's Thrasher […]

December 26th, 2013
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Custom Winter Arizona Birding Tour

I’ve just finished leading an excellent custom winter birding tour here in Arizona, with top UK birders Paul Harvey, Steve Piotrowski and Rob Fray. 20131212_141312 […]

November 12th, 2011
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Fun Birding Workshop Rarity Chase

Glaucous-winged-Gull-Glendale-Recharge-Basins-11-1112-01There were a few contenders in the days leading up, but we settled for heading north and going to see a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL discovered by Tommy DeBardeleben at Glendale Recharge Basins in western Phoenix. My second new gull in Arizona this week! […]

November 7th, 2011

Black-legged Kittiwake

Black-legged-Kittiwake-Casa-Grande-11-1107-14News of a rare bird here in Arizona always gets my attention, but sometimes it leaves me with a dilemma. This was one such occasion. The rare bird in question was a Black-legged Kittiwake, a genuine seabird with no business being inland at all. But, whilst extremely rare in Arizona, it’s a fairly common bird around Britain’s coastline and I’ve seen thousands in places like the Shetland Isles. […]