Date: 1/7/18 10:02 pm From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] White-winged Crossbills on the Kaibab Plateau, Coconino County
Late this morning I discovered two White-winged Crossbills alongside a small group of Red Crossbills near Telephone Hill on the Kaibab Plateau. The birds were first detected by voice then seen and photographed atop a large Engelmann Spruce before they took flight to the south and out of sight. Recordings were obtained.
The precise location of the encounter is here: 36.5409812, -112.1592652. Please note Hwy 67 is closed so access to the area is via Forest Service roads only. As of today the roads are in good condition for high clearance 4WD vehicles, including Subarus, however, incoming weather may change that quickly.