Date: 3/13/17 1:05 pm
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fw: AZ Boyce Thompson SP birds 12 March 2017
Forwarded by Mark Stevenson, Tucson, AZ

--- On Mon, 3/13/17, Wolterbeek, Paul A - (pwolterb) <

> From: Wolterbeek, Paul A

> _____________________
>
> TURKEY VULTURES, LUCY'S WARBLERS &
> ORIOLES AT BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM
> From:
> Troy Corman
> Sunday:  March 12
> Turkey Vultures are back, and numbered 35 as
> they circled in a kettle formation, allowing an accurate
> count during our guided bird walk Sunday morning. Don't
> miss the Arboretum's annual 'Welcome Back
> Buzzards' morning with a special early-bird opening at
> 7:00 a.m. to observe the birds with ASU Professor Dave
> Pearson. At least 6 Lucy's Warblers are also back, and
> vocal on their territories; 2 Hooded Orioles were also
> notable Spring migrants reported for the first time this
> year on our walk today. Also seen and heard around the
> gardens were 3 Gambel's Quail, 6 Great-blue Heron
> (flying together, which is out of character); 1 Red-tailed
> Hawk, 1 American Coot, 2 Inca Dove, 2 White-throated Swift,
> 4 Broad-billed Hummingbird, 3 Costa's Hummingbird, 10
> Anna’s Hummingbird, 4 Gila Woodpecker, 1 Red-naped
> Sapsucker, 3 Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 1 Black Phoebe, 1
> Say's Phoebe, 4 Bell’s Vireo, 2 Plumbeous Vireo, 1
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow, 10 Verdin, 3 Bewick’s Wren,
> 2 Cactus Wren, 2 Rock Wren, 2 Canyon Wren, 7 Ruby-crowned
> Kinglet, 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 1 Black-tailed
> Gnatcatcher, 1 Hermit Thrush, 1 American Robin, Northern
> Mockingbird, 3 Curve-billed Thrasher, 2 European Starling, 6
> Phainopepla, 4 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 4 Abert’s Towhee, 1
> Lincoln’s Sparrow, 1 Song Sparrow, 4 white-crowned
> Sparrow, 12 Northern Cardinal, 7 Red-winged Blackbird, 3
> Brown-headed Cowbird, 12 House Finch and 30 Lesser
> Goldfinch.

Editor’s Note: guided 8:30 a.m. bird walks
> continue Friday March 17 with Lisa & Peggy - and again
> Saturday March 18 guided by Cynthia Donald and Pete Moulton.
>
>

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