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July 27th, 2011
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Continental, Madera Canyon

Black-Bear-Madera-Canyon-11-0727-07Madera Kubo had a nice selection of birds, including BERYLLINE and VIOLET-CROWNED HUMMINGBIRDS, SUMMER and HEPATIC TANAGERS, BRONZED COWBIRD, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS and PLUMBEOUS VIREO. A bit like buses, after waiting for nine years to see one, I saw my second BLACK BEAR of the month. It ambled across the road right in front of us. […]

July 25th, 2011
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Agua Caliente Park, Mt Lemmon

Cordilleran-Flycatcher-Mt-Lemmon-11-0725-07Summerhaven was very birdy, with BAND-TAILED PIGEON, lots of YELLOW-EYED JUNCOS, WESTERN TANAGER, MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD, several family parties of CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER, a few VIRGINIA’S WARBLERS, ROCK and HOUSE WRENS feeding young, HERMIT THRUSH, AMERICAN ROBIN and SPOTTED TOWHEE. […]

July 23rd, 2011
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Ruby Rd Desert Tortoise

Desert-Tortoise-Ruby-Road-11-0723-04Whilst birding with author Richard Crossley, we found this Desert Tortoise at the edge of Ruby Road, between California Gulch and Arivaca. It was the first I’d seen in the ‘wild’ in Arizona (having found three previously in Tucson, all presumably lost pets). It turns out that it might be a significant record. […]

July 6th, 2011
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Continental to Patagonia

Violet-crowned-Hummingbird-Patons-11-0706-02Next up was Patagonia Roadside Rest, which produced THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD and a gorgeous VARIED BUNTING. Four COMMON GROUND-DOVES were at Paton’s in Patagonia, along with INCA, MOURNING, WHITE-WINGED and EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE for a five-dove moment. VIOLET-CROWNED, BROAD-BILLED, BLACK-CHINNED and a female MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRD added to the fun, along with HOODED ORIOLE, GRAY HAWK and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. […]