Date: 6/17/18 11:49 pm From: David Wright <dwmea...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tropical Parula Ramsey Canyon 17 June 18
Rolling in to the Ramsey Canyon parking lot at 10:15 AM and finding five empty spaces seemed like a good omen. About 1/2 - 2/3 of the way down from the overlook we met a group of birders who had seen the parula. It was singing up a storm, but very difficult to locate. When it went silent, we headed upcanyon past the first stream crossing. Heading back uphill toward the overlook at about 2 PM we heard the parula singing almost immediately after the first stream crossing. We had fleeting but diagnostic glimpses of it in a thin-leaved oak downhill toward the creek. Eventually the bird came up to an oak right next to the trail and for nearly 10 minutes provided excellent views for us and two intrepid lady birders who made the trek to see it.