It was a beautiful last day of the year birding the Arivaca Cienega today. We had six birders, two from Indiana, one from BC Canada, One from Alaska. The highlight of the field trip came at the end when we had a Crested Caracara fly over the parking lot just as we were getting ready to leave. The area is just full of Towhees, Canyon , Abert's and Green-tailed.
Happy New Year Rob Rutledge Green Valley, AZ
16700 West Arivaca Road, Arivaca, Arizona, US (31.576, -111.323), Pima, Arizona, US Dec 30, 2017 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) 31 species
Northern Harrier 1 Cooper's Hawk 2 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Common Ground-Dove 1 Mourning Dove 3 Great Horned Owl 1 Gila Woodpecker 4 Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3 Northern Flicker 2 Crested Caracara 1 broad white collar and neck, wing near wingtips; the black cap, wings and underparts; and the orange facial skin and cere. American Kestrel 2 Gray Flycatcher 2 Black Phoebe 3 Say's Phoebe 2 Loggerhead Shrike 1 Common Raven 12 Bewick's Wren 5 Curve-billed Thrasher 1 Rufous-winged Sparrow 8 Chipping Sparrow 1 White-crowned Sparrow 36 Vesper Sparrow 4 Song Sparrow 4 Canyon Towhee 45 Abert's Towhee 3 Green-tailed Towhee 3 Northern Cardinal 2 Pyrrhuloxia 3 Eastern Meadowlark 3 House Finch 50 Lesser Goldfinch 52