Birding Blog Archives

March 9th, 2016
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Tubac Hawk Watch

A fine morning of birding around Tubac, taking in the Anza Trail, the famous hawk watch, and Rock Corral Canyon. Birders at the Tubac hawk watch […]

May 8th, 2015
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Santa Cruz County birding

A highly successful day of target birding in Santa Cruz County, with 83 species. Yellow-breasted Chat […]

May 2nd, 2015
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Five-striped Sparrow

An excellent day of birding in Santa Cruz County, with a cool 95 species. Five-striped Sparrow […]

April 10th, 2015
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Birds of Fray Birdathon 2015

Malcolm Chesworth joined me for an all-English “Birds of Fray” Birdathon, to benefit Tucson Audubon Society. At the very last minute, just to be different, we decided to restrict our efforts to just Santa Cruz County, which turned out to be a really fun idea. We ended on 116 species, a very decent total considering we did it on the fly with no planning, we only birded from dawn to dusk with no night birding, and bearing in mind the early date (the peak time for birdathons will be in a couple of weeks), and our self-imposed habitat restriction (we didn’t see any shorebirds or egrets, or high elevation species). It’s not too late to sponsor me, and I’m still over $400 short of my goal, so all donations are appreciated! Please click here and throw in a few bucks. Thank you! White-throated Sparrow […]