Birding Blog Archives

April 8th, 2018
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Birdathon 2018

It’s Birdathon time again! I haven’t asked for three years, so I hope you’ve all had time to save up for a BIG donation this year. Our team, The Santa Cruzers, aims to set a new record for the number of species seen in one day in Santa Cruz County, the littlest county in […]

April 27th, 2016
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Tucson Bird Count

I did my bit by taking part in the Tucson Bird Count again this year. It’s a really good, scientific survey that harnesses the power of citizen science. For the third year I did the same route through South Tucson, counting birds at busy intersections, vacant lots, rough neighborhoods, parking lots and shopping malls. Tucson Bird Count in South Tucson […]

August 16th, 2015
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Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival: Mt Lemmon again

When I heard I’d be leading two consecutive trips to Mt Lemmon for the Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival, I was a little disappointed as I’d have preferred more variety. As it transpired, scorching temperatures in the lowlands meant that I was ultimately delighted to be taking the tour to high elevation with Scott Olmstead. Cordilleran Flycatcher […]

August 15th, 2015
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Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival: Mt Lemmon

Another great field trip for the Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival, this time to Mt Lemmon. Hermit Warbler x Townsend's Warbler hybrid […]