Date: 7/25/20 11:25 am
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] [EXT]SEAZ: Tucson Migration Morning Flight
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Thanks for info about Northern Mockingbird migration. On 7/20/20 I saw a dozen together in the small Hoffman Park near Tucson Park Place. This morning I saw a smaller group headed south near the Saguaro NP East Visitor Center.
John Higgins, Tucson, AZ


> On July 25, 2020 at 12:39 PM Brian Gibbons <thehornedguan...> wrote:
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> Hi Birders
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> Migration was on this morning! I had my best ever day for Northern Mockingbird migration with 89 birds passing from 7-8 am. Not everyone knows this is a common early migrant through Southeast Arizona. A Gray Flycatcher was a nice surprise in my Palo Verde.
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> Migrants were seen at mostly tree top level or tree-hopping their way south. The mockingbirds seemed to be moving more in a southeasterly direction.
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> American Kestrel 1
> Gray Flycatcher 1
> Ash-throated Flycatcher 5
> Western Kingbird 11
> kingbird sp 2
> Tree Swallow 3
> Northern Mockingbird 89
> Phainopepla 17
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> Lark Sparrow 18
> Bullock's Oriole 31 (one of my best tallys)
> Lucy's Warbler 6
> Western Tanager 16
> Black-headed Grosbeak 5
> Lazuli Bunting 1
> passerine sp, mostly mid-sized (oriole, grosbeak, tanager)
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> On the 22nd I had 18 Black-headed Grosbeaks flyover, one of my best tallies ever.
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> Good Birding
> Brian from SE Tucson
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