Date: 5/19/17 7:29 am From: Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Ceaz: Golden-winged Warbler at Gila River north of Winkleman
I just found an adult male Golden-winged Warbler at The Shores Recreation Area along the Gila River. This spot is along Highway 77 and is not far north of Winkleman. The Shores isn't marked from the highway well, look for a turn on the east side of 77. Once there, take the North fork and dirt road north of the entrance sign to the shores. Once the road flattens after dropping down, the bird was in a willow along the river, east side of the path, probably 50 yards after road flattens. There's a white post/small marker along road that I placed a rock pile in front of close to where the warbler was, still east side of path. I had just enough time before I lost it when it flew across the river. This spot is in Gila County, but when it flew across the river it went into Pinal County. The bird was singing one of its weird extended songs, doesn't appear to show any hybrid signs of Blue-winged Warbler. Hopefully it will return.