Birding Blog Archives

October 29th, 2014
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Sinaloa Wren, Black-capped Gnatcatchers

A very pleasant day of birding in the Santa Rita Mountains and Santa Cruz Valley, with 77 species in total. Golden Eagle […]

January 26th, 2014
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Black-capped Gnatcatchers, Rufous-capped Warblers, Elegant Trogons, Lawrence's Goldfinches

Almost the perfect day of winter birding in Pima and Santa Cruz counties. 74 species in all. Rufous-capped Warbler […]

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 […]

September 26th, 2013
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Pectoral Sandpiper, Common Black-Hawk

A pleasant stroll with the dog this afternoon along the Anza Trail in Rio Rico, north of Rio Rico Dr, produced all the expected migrants, plus a COMMON BLACK-HAWK flushed from a riverside willow about a quarter mile north of the bridge. At Rio Rico Ponds this evening, there were four shorebird species on the main pond just east of the railroad, one each of WILSON’S SNIPE, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, KILLDEER and a fine PECTORAL SANDPIPER, the latter being a new bird for me in Santa Cruz County. […]