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June 7th, 2012
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Fun Birding Tours has moved to Rio Rico, Arizona

The new HQ – Fun Birding Towers!

At the grand old age of 39, I’ve finally bought a house of my own. It’s in Rio Rico Northeast, which is along I-19 about an hour to the south of Tucson, and I moved in at the start of May. I love the house, but […]

November 26th, 2011
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Sulphur Springs Valley

Pacific-Loon-Faria-Dairy-Pond-11-1126-05We planned to stop at the pond by Faria Dairy for a few minutes but it turned into a much longer visit. This pond is attractive to wildfowl including diving ducks and grebes and often has interesting birds. That was certainly the case today. Straight away I noticed a loon and a quick look through the scope confirmed it as a PACIFIC LOON, a rare bird in SE Arizona. […]

August 14th, 2011
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California Gulch, Madera Canyon

Ruby-Rd-11-0814-05We completed a clean sweep of Arizona’s Aimophila sparrows with a few RUFOUS-CROWNED along Ruby Road. It was the first time I’d been since the Murphy Complex Fire earlier in the year. I was so pleased to see how everything looked, much better than I imagined. It’s undoubtedly my favorite place in Arizona, for both the birding and the scenery. It’s absolutely gorgeous! […]

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. […]