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May 21st, 2015
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Flame-colored Tanager

After yesterday’s exertions, day seven of the tour started a little later, with a stroll in Ramsey Canyon, followed by a visit to St. David, ending at the superb Westward Look Resort in Tucson. Flame-colored Tanager […]

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. […]

June 21st, 2011
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St David TAS Field Trip

Vermilion-Flycatcher-St-David-11-0621-03We saw five adult MISSISSIPPI KITES together, in the same area I found them last year. From under tall, shady cottonwoods, we watched the kites wheeling around gracefully, interacting with one another. We added GRAY HAWK, a distant ZONE-TAILED HAWK and a close pair of SWAINSON’S HAWK, as well as BULLOCK’S ORIOLE, BRONZED COWBIRD and much more. […]