Date: 3/11/17 9:37 pm From: Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] TAS field trip Northeast Tucson IBA area summary-Pima County
Sixteen nature enthusiasts explored Tanque Verde creek and surrounding habitats today. The day started well with singing Lucy's and Bell's Vireos at the Castlerock neighborhood, a first for the season for this birder. A Peregrine Falcon flew by just after being mentioned, as if on cue for its admiring fans. Northern Beardless Tyrannulets were at at two stops, with nice views of the one at Wentworth Road. A good collection of sparrows were seen in the fields at Castlerock including Vesper and singing Rufous-winged. A female Pyrrhuloxia was also a nice find with great views. Close views of a singing male Yellow Warbler also seemed to herald spring migration. The Greater Pewee at Wentworth Road was a no show, but a nice consolation was a female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, which afforded nice views for all. Great Horned Owls were also at two stops. By 11:00 over fifty species were seen or heard. Thank you for all participants for bringing us luck today as we explored these diverse riparian habitats.
TAS trip leadersJennie MacFarland and Brian Nicholas
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