Birding Blog Archives

September 13th, 2014
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Sweetwater Wetlands, Mt Lemmon

A late morning and full afternoon around Tucson, with 76 species. Red Crossbill […]

April 9th, 2014
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Sweetwater, Florida & Madera Canyons, Patagonia

A repeat of what was going to be the full Birdathon route, with British birder Steve Younger, yielding a satisfying 112 species. Rufous Hummingbird […]

March 23rd, 2014
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Florida Canyon, Sweetwater Wetlands, Reid Park

My highest day total of the year, birding from Rio Rico to Tucson, with 86 species. Black-crowned Night-Heron […]

February 5th, 2014
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Santa Cruz Flats, Sweetwater Wetlands

Clayton Surratt joined me for a really fun day of birding in the Santa Cruz Flats and Sweetwater Wetlands, with 59 species in all. Clayton’s wife, Mary-Sue, had surprised him with a wonderful gift, a brand new Swarovski spotting scope, and we were both excited to try it out. I was able to get a few phone-scoped images during the day, a big improvement on the photos I can get through my ancient Kowa scope. Ferruginous Hawk […]