Date: 11/6/17 8:21 am
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Tucson - Canada/Cackling Geese
Linda McNulty called to report that the geese are present today (9:15am on 11/6). John Higgins went earlier and they were NOT present; this is a similar pattern to yesterday, so presumably the geese move around in the early morning.

Again, to get here, from Valencia turn south on Commerce Ct, then take a left on Renaissance Dr and follow it to the end. Park and walk south twenty yards to the fenceline.

Thanks Linda and John!

-Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

> On Nov 5, 2017, at 10:00 AM, Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> wrote:
>
> From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT tucsonaudubon.org):
>
> Brian Nicholas reports 12 small geese at the end of Renaissance Dr along the Santa Cruz River today (11/5 at 9am).
>
> This is just south of Valencia Road on the west bank: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L2821911
>
> The ID of these birds is being debated, but the possibility exists that some or all of them are Cackling Geese, a very rare bird in the area. Likewise, they could be one of the smaller races of Canada Geese - which are also rare in the area. If you go, take good notes and videos, recordings or photos!
>
> thanks Brian-
>
> Andrew Core
> SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
> http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/southeast-arizona-rare-bird-alert/

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