Birding Blog Archives

May 30th, 2016
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Crested Caracara, Thick-billed Kingbird, Crissal Thrasher, Lucifer Hummingbird

My last day of target birding with Bilal, covering a lot of ground from Patagonia to Willcox to Sierra Vista, and picking up some unexpected bonus birds along the way. Lucifer Hummingbird […]

April 28th, 2016
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Another SE Arizona Big Day

Last April I went out with David Chapman to do a ‘big day’, seeing and hearing as many species as possible in one day. We ended on 144 species, which was pretty good. Could we beat it this year? The weather forecast said no – it was going to be very windy, especially in the afternoon. Undeterred, we went for it anyway… Rufous-capped Warbler Elegant Trogon Whiskered Screech-Owl […]

January 24th, 2016
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Sulphur Springs Valley

A classic day of winter birding in SE Arizona, touring the Sulphur Springs Valley, with many memorable highlights. Ferruginous Hawk […]

April 30th, 2015
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SE Arizona Big Day

David Chapman wanted to experience a SE Arizona ‘Big Day’, so we went for it! Starting and ending in Patagonia, and without night birding, we found an impressive 144 species in a frantic dash across SE Arizona. Somehow we managed to miss European Starling! Thick-billed Kingbird […]