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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 3rd, 2011
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Target birding in SE Arizona

Thick-billed-Kingbird-Patagonia-Roadside-Rest-11-0903-04We made a brief stop at Montosa Canyon where we saw FIVE-STRIPED SPARROW, soon followed by the family party of BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS (we counted at least six) and a showy VARIED BUNTING. What a great birding site this is. Three major targets, all found and photographed in 20 minutes! […]

August 7th, 2011
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Fun Birding Workshop Shorebird Special

Swainsons-Hawk-Willcox-11-0807-02Lake Cochise had no gulls, no terns, relatively few shorebirds and very few ducks. With some effort we recorded ten shorebird species: KILLDEER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, BLACK-NECKED STILT, AMERICAN AVOCET, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, WESTERN SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER and WILSON’S PHALAROPES. […]

July 27th, 2011
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Black-tailed Rattlesnake

Black-tailed-Rattlesnake-Madera-Canyon-11-0727-04Whilst exploring Madera Canyon with Kristen Heimerl from Ohio, we were shown two beautiful BLACK-TAILED RATTLESNAKES right at the side of the road, just uphill from Chuparosa Inn. Two birders had found them moments before, one of them by almost standing on the snakes. The shocked birder was still trembling! […]