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11/18/18 6:30 pm mary klinkel <munchita...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Benson ponds
11/18/18 6:08 pm Christopher Vincent <cj...> [AZNMbirds] AZ-3 miles e of Catalina - Hawks & Hummingbirds
11/18/18 5:44 pm JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: SE Tucson VARIED THRUSH
11/18/18 4:58 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Regional Park, 11/18
11/18/18 3:46 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Lake Havasu City Mew Gull+
11/18/18 3:25 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--18 Nov 2018
11/18/18 3:20 pm Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: SE Tucson VARIED THRUSH
11/17/18 1:02 pm Troy Corman <aplomado...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Lake Pleasant - Iceland Gull and Red-necked Grebe continue
11/17/18 12:20 pm Dan Hoobler <hootyowl52...> [AZNMbirds] Olive Warbler
11/17/18 12:19 pm Dan Hoobler <hootyowl52...> [AZNMbirds] Olive Warbler
11/17/18 11:56 am David Stejskal <dstejskal...> [AZNMbirds] NAZ: Impressive numbers of American Crows in Flagstaff
11/17/18 8:44 am JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: SE Tucson VARIED THRUSH
11/17/18 8:28 am Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...> [AZNMbirds] "Storm Wigeon" back at Fort Lowell Park, Tucson
11/17/18 8:23 am Ernie Nickels <nickelseldesigns...> [AZNMbirds] Hermit Thrush back in Tempe!
11/16/18 10:20 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 November 2018
11/16/18 6:14 pm Jake Mohlmann <mohlmann2...> [AZNMbirds] Atascosa Highlands CBC - December 21, 2018
11/16/18 3:21 pm Peter Salomon <petersalomon...> [AZNMbirds] White Throated Sparrow
11/16/18 2:50 pm stuarthealy <stuarthealy...> [AZNMbirds] Fort Huachuca Harris's Sparrow; Friday Nov 16 2018
11/16/18 1:02 pm Chris Benesh <cdbenesh...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Introducing Rancho Santa Cruz; Northern Parula; old Becard nest;
11/16/18 10:31 am Melanie <mherring5...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Lake Pleasant Red-necked grebe Yavapai side
11/16/18 8:14 am Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Iceland Gull—YES
11/16/18 7:42 am Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Iceland Gull—YES
11/15/18 4:42 pm <pgoltz...> Re: [AZNMbirds] northern Altar Valley
11/15/18 2:50 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] northern Altar Valley
11/15/18 1:43 pm Bernard Morris <mtnbluebird...> [AZNMbirds] CNM: Northern Shrike in Albuquerque
11/14/18 7:45 pm john broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House
11/14/18 2:14 pm Nick Worth <worthnik...> [AZNMbirds] Regarding the Navajo County Red Phalarope ...
11/14/18 12:21 pm Susan Fishburn <fishbirdess...> [AZNMbirds] Iceland Gull—YES
11/14/18 12:18 pm Silvia Scheibli <silviascheibli...> [AZNMbirds] Snow Goose
11/14/18 9:08 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Lake Pleasant 11-14-2018
11/14/18 6:38 am roger tess <rtbirder...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Valley Christmas Bird Count, Dec 18
11/13/18 7:36 pm Luke Safford <saffordluke...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson Valley Christmas Bird Count, Dec 18
11/13/18 4:23 pm Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> [AZNMbirds] Coolidge--Mountain Plovers
11/13/18 2:56 pm Melanie <mherring5...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Lake Pleasant possible Iceland (Thayer's) gull
11/13/18 1:41 pm Alexander Hamilton <ispidina.picta...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Snow Goose -- Rio Rico, Santa Cruz Co.
11/13/18 8:24 am Vic Lewis <azvegasvic...> [AZNMbirds] Lake Marguerite
11/12/18 6:13 pm Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...> [AZNMbirds] Birder needed in Mammoth on Nov 13 2:30-3:30pm for outreach video
11/12/18 5:35 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 11/12/2018
11/12/18 4:26 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Marana, El Rio Egrets
11/12/18 12:01 pm Kathryn Lance <klance801...> [AZNMbirds] 3-towhee-day at Tohono Chul!
11/12/18 7:41 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 11-12-2018
11/11/18 3:41 pm Mark Krenitsky <mkrenitsky...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP - 11 November 2018
11/11/18 3:33 pm Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] Yellow bellied Sapsucker- Paton's
11/11/18 2:17 pm Richard Fray <rpfray...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Introducing Rancho Santa Cruz; Northern Parula; old Becard nest;
11/11/18 12:48 pm Nick Beauregard <nickbeauregard...> [AZNMbirds] Bisbee, AZ - Williamson's Sapsucker
11/10/18 6:54 pm Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...> [AZNMbirds] American Tree Sparrow, Blanco Canyon, Apache Co.
11/10/18 1:28 pm Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...> [AZNMbirds] [NM] Dona Ana County Winter Wren
11/10/18 10:14 am Stanley Hart <shart...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Patagonia Lake Green Kingfisher
11/9/18 10:31 am Larry <oldbirdbum...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: BUENOS AIRES NWR
11/8/18 9:51 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 November 2018
11/8/18 4:40 pm Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ vermilion Flycatcher
11/8/18 2:47 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] San Rafael Grasslands
11/7/18 3:23 pm Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...> [AZNMbirds] Common Loon update
11/7/18 2:59 pm Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ canoa ranch common loon
11/7/18 5:40 am tony leonardini <wa6qmq...> [AZNMbirds] Appleton-Whittell CBC
11/6/18 3:58 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Marana Burrowing Owls
11/6/18 1:43 pm tony leonardini <wa6qmq...> [AZNMbirds] CBC Count Appleton-Whittlee(SEAZ)
11/6/18 12:42 pm JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Tucson Kennedy Park Lesser/Greater Scaup?
11/6/18 12:29 pm David Pearson <dpearson...> [AZNMbirds] AZ, Maricopa/Pinal Co. GRIC Winter Bird Count 01 Dec. 2018
11/5/18 8:15 pm Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...> [AZNMbirds] McCown's Longspurs, Tin House Flat, Coconino Co.
11/5/18 6:59 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 11/5/2018
11/5/18 7:29 am Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Tufted Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Hooded Warbler
11/4/18 5:55 pm greentailedtowhee <skua33...> [AZNMbirds] Lake Alamo State Park
11/4/18 5:11 pm Chris Rohrer <rohrerbot...> [AZNMbirds] Louisiana Waterthrush at San Pedro House
11/4/18 5:04 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Arthur Pack Regional Park, Nov 4, 2018
11/4/18 4:06 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--04 November 2018
11/4/18 3:47 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] WAZ: BLACK and Surf Scoters
11/4/18 11:18 am <susanatkisson...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Trip Planned to Roper Lake. Goal: Find and View Ringed Kingfisher
11/3/18 8:15 pm Diane Drobka <sunny1az...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Trip Planned to Roper Lake. Goal: Find and View Ringed Kingfisher
11/3/18 7:30 pm Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...> [AZNMbirds] Trip Planned to Roper Lake. Goal: Find and View Ringed Kingfisher
11/3/18 12:13 pm greentailedtowhee <skua33...> [AZNMbirds] Lower river road ponds, Maricopa az
11/3/18 8:59 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 11-3-2018
11/3/18 8:45 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 11-3-2018
11/2/18 9:59 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 2 November 2018
11/2/18 6:19 pm Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] Rare birds in Arizona
11/2/18 5:49 pm Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...> RE: [AZNMbirds] Lawrence' Goldfinch
11/2/18 1:17 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: Many New Photos!
11/1/18 4:54 pm cjbabbitt cjbabbitt <cjbabbitt...> [AZNMbirds] Brown-crested Flycatcher
10/31/18 9:55 pm Jim Ripley <jimripley.az...> [AZNMbirds] Lawrence’ Goldfinch
10/31/18 4:33 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] El Rio Avocet
10/31/18 11:08 am JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Catalina Mts. Bear Canyon WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER
10/30/18 4:06 pm Merlin <merlin32757...> [AZNMbirds] Pena Blanca Lake, Oct 30, 2018
10/30/18 3:49 pm Merlin <merlin32757...> [AZNMbirds] Birding hikes at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
10/30/18 2:30 pm mary klinkel <munchita...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Green Valley Lawrence's Goldfinches
10/30/18 8:59 am Richard Hoyer <birdernaturalist...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Amado Lawrence's Goldfinches and Rivoli's Hummingbird
10/29/18 6:56 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 10/29/2018
10/29/18 1:38 pm David Beaudette <xeracris...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson: Reid Park Greater Pewee still there
10/29/18 11:58 am Robin Baxter <baxterrobin...> [AZNMbirds] Patagonia Lewis's Woodpecker
10/29/18 11:07 am Chris Harbard <chrisharbard...> [AZNMbirds] Common Grackle in Hereford, Cochise County
10/29/18 7:09 am david johnson <desertsage88056...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ late date Lucifer Hummingbird Portal
10/28/18 8:24 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Pena Blanca Lake and Amado WTP Sunday
10/28/18 4:11 pm Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...> [AZNMbirds] Thick-billed Kingbird, Santa Maria Mountains, Yavapai Co.
10/28/18 1:19 pm <dpsiminski...> [AZNMbirds] Sunday Sierra Vista Birding Walk
10/27/18 7:40 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park
10/27/18 4:30 pm Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] Some Green Valley Birding; Lawrence's Golfinches et al.
10/27/18 12:30 pm Melanie <mherring5...> [AZNMbirds] Glendale Recharge Ponds police activity
10/26/18 5:38 pm Lois Manowitz <loismanow...> [AZNMbirds] Western Grebe at Ft Lowell Park
10/26/18 5:09 pm Darlene <dsmyth3...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ:Catalina, WOW Arizona
10/26/18 8:09 am Melody <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] Lawrence’s goldfinch
10/25/18 5:18 pm Richard Castetter <rcastett...> [AZNMbirds] SC NM: Continuing Rose-breasted Grosbeak
10/25/18 1:38 pm Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...> [AZNMbirds] [NM] Las Cruces LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCHES Tellbrook Park
10/25/18 12:03 pm Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson, Reid Park Greater Pewee
10/24/18 8:20 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Lakeside Park, Tucson Today
10/24/18 6:49 pm JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Willcox Cranes
10/24/18 3:24 pm Chris McCreedy <cristofolos...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO meeting conditions - Alamo Canyon
10/24/18 1:26 pm Ernie Nickels <nickelseldesigns...> [AZNMbirds] Hermit Thrush back in Tempe!
10/24/18 11:38 am Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Las Cienegas NCA & Curly Horse Road
10/24/18 8:39 am Gordon Karre <karhop1...> [AZNMbirds] EAAZ: Roper Lake, Ringed Kingfisher
10/23/18 10:04 am Dale Clark <daleclark1...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Sun Lakes Sandhill Cranes
10/22/18 5:56 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 10/22/2018
10/22/18 4:13 pm James Taylor <jimmitaylor1...> [AZNMbirds] SW Arizona, Yuma Co. - Black and White Warbler
10/22/18 3:43 pm Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] Santa Rita Lodge Feeders Madera Canyon
10/21/18 9:57 pm Darlene <dsmyth3...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--21 Oct 2018
10/21/18 5:56 pm Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...> [AZNMbirds] FOS Sprague's Pipit and McCown's Longspurs, Lonesome Valley, Yavapai
10/21/18 5:47 pm Ray Kellman <raykellman2...> [AZNMbirds] Ringed Kinkfiser Continues
10/21/18 5:05 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--21 Oct 2018
10/21/18 4:20 pm Bob Rodrigues <brod410...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Portal-Foothills Road feeders; Willow Tank
10/21/18 1:11 pm David Stejskal <dstejskal...> [AZNMbirds] NAZ: Flagstaff CURVE-BILLED THRASHER continues
10/21/18 12:53 pm David Pearson <dpearson...> [AZNMbirds] AZ, Maricopa Co. Buckeye, Reddish Egret
10/21/18 11:03 am MOLLY POLLOCK <mollymp...> re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson, Reid Park Greater Pewee
10/20/18 10:10 pm Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: CEAZ - Maricopa County - Reddish Egret
10/20/18 4:49 pm Andrew Core <andrewcore...> [AZNMbirds] Fwd: CEAZ - Maricopa County - Reddish Egret
10/20/18 4:08 pm <lwrkenai...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Scottsdale -- Northsight Park Cassin's Finches, etc.
10/20/18 2:15 pm Troy Corman <aplomado...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Philadelphia Vireo
10/20/18 1:52 pm David Beaudette <xeracris...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson, Reid Park Greater Pewee
10/20/18 11:03 am Jeremy Medina <jmedina1...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson-gull over Sam Lena
 
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Date: 11/18/18 6:30 pm
From: mary klinkel <munchita...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Benson ponds
Took my brother out for a little pond-watching at Benson today. Golf course pond: 3 snow geese, 1 hooded merganser, canvasbacks, scaup, etc. Treatment ponds: buffleheads, cinnamon & green-winged teal, etc. Harriers took a few passes & ruffled some feathers.

Mary Klinkel, Green Valley AZ

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Date: 11/18/18 6:08 pm
From: Christopher Vincent <cj...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ-3 miles e of Catalina - Hawks & Hummingbirds
Did a thirty minute watch from the Upper Hummingbird Patio and counted thirty-two species including three Broad-tailed Hummingbirds. Harris’s Hawks are still here and theInca Doves are throughout the grounds. Photos of Harris’s Hawk and Broad-tailed Hummingbird embedded in e-bird report.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50033074

Hawks are starting to compete over the pine trees.

Christopher Vincent
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Date: 11/18/18 5:44 pm
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: SE Tucson VARIED THRUSH
Hi. I agree. I was busy today with family stuff but I hope to go by there in the morning in the next few days. was a surprise to me! Thanks JOHN
> On November 18, 2018 at 4:19 PM Mark Stevenson wrote:
>
>
> Hi Birders,
>
> Molly and I and others looked for the thrush this morning w/o success. None of those who
> have eBirded from there so far today have reported it.
>
> The adjacent golf course and residential gardens offer a lot of similar habitat for it so it may
> be spending its time nearby yet be undetected.
>
> Good birding,
> Mark Stevenson
> Tucson, AZ
> --------------------------------------------
> On Sat, 11/17/18, JOHN HIGGINS wrote:
>
> Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: SE Tucson VARIED THRUSH
> To: "AZNMBirds"
> Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9:44 AM
>
>
>
>
> Saturday 9:15am I watched a VARIED THRUSH at
> Rollings Hills Park. This small park is in front of the
> Rolling Hills Golf Course in SE Tucson. The park is on 29th
> St. between Cam. Seco and Oak Park Drive. The bird was
> feeding on the lawn with Lark Sparrows or perched up
> in the Aleppo Pines on the south edge of the park near the
> water fountain. John Higgins, Tucson,
> AZ
>
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Date: 11/18/18 4:58 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Regional Park, 11/18
At 4:35 PM there was a Western Grebe on the 13th hole pond as viewed from Linda Vista Blvd. (Scope required)
Also present were 22 Bufflehead, 50 coots, a couple Green-winged Teal, and a few Northern Shovelers.
The 9th hole pond had a hen Canvasback, a drake Ring-necked Duck, a Neotropic Cormorant, two Eared Grebes, a pair of Cinnamon Teal and numbers of shovelers and Ruddy Ducks.
7th hole pond had a Sora calling.
Yesterday about 5PM there were 16 Bronzed Cowbirds mixed with the hundreds of GT Grackles and European Starlings.
A Northern Harrier caused a ruckus on the 9th hole pond, without success.

John R Williams
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Date: 11/18/18 3:46 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Lake Havasu City Mew Gull+
Midday today 18 Nov I checked Rotary Park in Lake Havasu City. On the beach was a 1st cycle MEW GULL, along the short loop I had a possibly returning AMERICAN REDSTART and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. Good birding.
David Vander PluymLake Havasu City
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Date: 11/18/18 3:25 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--18 Nov 2018
Hi, birders,

Nice weather brought out 20 birders to walk the Sierra Vista EOP dikes,
with visitors from SD and WI. Group tally at the end of the morning was 72
species. Highlights included: immature Snow Goose, 5 Wilson's Snipe (with
one making big circular flight laps around the group), 3 Rufous-winged
Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, and a few Lawrence's Goldfinches.

Sparrows proved difficult to share this morning, perching for only a few
seconds before flying off, or down into the abundant weeds. That meant the
Swamp, Brewer's, and Rufous-winged Sparrows in particular were seen by only
a few people. We had better luck with the Lawrence's Goldfinches that were
with a group of Lesser Goldfinches in the mesquites edging the Moson Road
dikes, but again it was hard to keep them in view as they kept moving from
perch to perch. Luckily, a dapper Black-throated Sparrow sat up for a long
spell, giving good scope views to most of the group.

As usual there were plenty of Yellow-headed Blackbirds in flight and in the
main impoundments atop the cattails. At Moson Road one impoundment had
hundreds of ducks, mostly Green-winged Teal and Am. Wigeon.

Cheers, Erika Wilson

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Erika Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 11/18/18 3:20 pm
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: SE Tucson VARIED THRUSH
Hi Birders,

Molly and I and others looked for the thrush this morning w/o success. None of those who
have eBirded from there so far today have reported it.

The adjacent golf course and residential gardens offer a lot of similar habitat for it so it may
be spending its time nearby yet be undetected.

Good birding,
Mark Stevenson
Tucson, AZ
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On Sat, 11/17/18, JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> wrote:

Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: SE Tucson VARIED THRUSH
To: "AZNMBirds" <aznmbirds...>
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9:44 AM




Saturday 9:15am I watched a VARIED THRUSH at
Rollings Hills Park. This small park is in front of the
Rolling Hills Golf Course in SE Tucson. The park is on 29th
St. between Cam. Seco and Oak Park Drive. The bird was
feeding on the lawn with Lark Sparrows  or perched up
in the Aleppo Pines on the south edge of the park near the
water fountain.  John Higgins, Tucson,
AZ

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Date: 11/17/18 1:02 pm
From: Troy Corman <aplomado...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Lake Pleasant - Iceland Gull and Red-necked Grebe continue
This morning (17 Nov.) many birders had excellent views of the two rarities
that Melanie Herring discovered this week at Lake Pleasant on the Maricopa
and Yavapai Co. border. The Iceland Gull was incredibly tame for the many
present later in the morning east of the 10-lane boat ramp. The Red-necked
Grebe in Yavapai Co. , was pretty far up the Castle Creek arm of the Lake
(north and west of the parking lot).

Hope to see you in the field...

Troy Corman
Phoenix, AZ

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Date: 11/17/18 12:20 pm
From: Dan Hoobler <hootyowl52...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Olive Warbler




10:30 this morning I had great looks at a male Olive Warbler. He was loosely foraging with a group of Kinglets and Bridled Tit mice. Where the road into Huachuca Canyon turns to gravel, essentially at the entrance there is a pull off on the right. The birds foraging above the stream crossing. This is on Fort Huachuca in Cochise Co.

Dan Hoobler
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Sierra Vista Az.
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Date: 11/17/18 12:19 pm
From: Dan Hoobler <hootyowl52...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Olive Warbler
At 10:30 this morning I had great looks at a male Olive Warbler. He was loosely foraging with a group of Townsend Warblers, Kinglets, and Bridled Tit mice. Where the road into Huachuca Canyon turns to gravel, essentially at the entrance there is a pull off on the right. The birds foraging above the stream crossing. This is on Fort Huachuca in Cochise Co.


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Sierra Vista Az.
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Date: 11/17/18 11:56 am
From: David Stejskal <dstejskal...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NAZ: Impressive numbers of American Crows in Flagstaff
Hi birders,

I realize that American Crow isn’t the most exciting headliner in Arizona, but there may be something up with American Crow (AMCR) numbers up in the Flagstaff area. I just checked a few lakes and golf course ponds in the Continental Country Club area near Butler Ave & Mt. Pleasant Dr. this morning and found a flock of at least 300 AMCR at one set of ponds. The previous high count in eBird for AMCR in Coconino County is 210, and the all-time eBird high count for Arizona is 245. I know that there are higher tallies for the state that haven’t been put into the eBird database, but the numbers here in Flagstaff right now have me thinking that there may be some local or regional movement underway. If they were to show up in SE AZ, I’d think that the s. Sulphur Springs Valley might be a good place to check - I’ve seen 100’s there a couple of times over many years during more significant movements of AMCR in the state.

Just something to keep in the back of your minds while you’re out there birding.

Good birding,

Dave Stejskal
Field Guides Inc.

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Date: 11/17/18 8:44 am
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: SE Tucson VARIED THRUSH
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Date: 11/17/18 8:28 am
From: Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] "Storm Wigeon" back at Fort Lowell Park, Tucson
Good Morning, Birders.

On our walk in Fort Lowell Park this morning, we found the/a "storm
wigeon" on the pond. Presumably, this may be the same male we've seen
for 5 winters now? At any rate, it is a striking bird, although
sometimes difficult to pick out when the wigeon flock increases.

Jim has not seen the Western Grebe all week, so it has probably moved
on to a larger body of water. It was fun having it stick around there for
so long.

Good birding! Rosie

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Date: 11/17/18 8:23 am
From: Ernie Nickels <nickelseldesigns...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Hermit Thrush back in Tempe!
This morning 11/17/18 the HERMIT THRUSH was back in our back yard (Broadway
east of College) after a week's absence or so. Or maybe I just didn't look
for it at the right times. But the Lesser Goldfinches seem to have
disappeared for fall/winter??



Jeanette Nickels

Tempe AZ

Daley Park Neighborhood


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Date: 11/16/18 10:20 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 November 2018
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on November 16, 2018; the next update will be made on
November 23. Phone your reports to 520-629-0510 X 3, or email to
rarebirdalert AT tucsonaudubon.org.

SEVERAL IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS follow the sightings, including information
on temporary closures and rules for access to other important birding
areas. Abbreviation "m.ob." = multiple observers. An asterisk (*)
preceding a species name in the list indicates that it merits careful, full
documentation. A pound sign (#) indicates that brief corroborating details
are warranted. Documentation and photos of review species may be submitted
at http://www.azfo.org/gallery/1main/whatIsABC.html.

Where directions are not given, they can be found in the most recent
edition of Tucson Audubon's "Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona". More
information including updates may be found here:
http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/finding-birds-in-southeast-arizona/.
For additional sightings in the region, please see the The Arizona-New
Mexico Birding ListServ (https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/arc/aznmbirds).

For more information about Tucson Audubon field trips, lectures and
educational opportunities, please see www.tucsonaudubon.org.

SPECIES MENTIONED IN THIS REPORT INCLUDE:
#Cackling Goose
#"Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk
#Green Kingfisher
#Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
*ROSE-THROATED BECARD
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Harris's Sparrow

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A male *ROSE-THROATED BECARD was photographed on 11/16 (Chris Benesh) at
Rancho Santa Cruz, a new birding spot (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L7698893)
along the Santa Cruz River south of Tubac and north of the Palo Parado
Bridge.
#BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued in Rock Corral Canyon on 11/12
(Richard Fray, Jennie McFarland) west of Santa Gertrudis Lane. A high
clearance, four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended; the birds have been
between the corral and the unofficial campground.

TUCSON area
Two #CACKLING GEESE were photographed along the Santa Cruz River south of
Valencia Rd on 11/12 (Brian Nicholas) and continued on 11/13 (Matt
Griffiths). They were seen in a gravel pit at the south end of Renaissance
Dr on the west bank of the river. Map:
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L2821911
They were also seen at the intersection of South Indian Agency Rd & Los
Reales Rd on 11/13 (Jim & Cynthia Krakowski) , where they continued through
11/16 (m.ob.).
A #YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued in the Lakes at Castle Rock area in
northeast Tucson on 11/11 (Bob & Lenore Perna).

SANTA CRUZ FLATS
#"HARLAN’S" RED-TAILED HAWKS were reported from the intersection of Green
Reservoir Rd and Tweedy Rd and from the intersection of Sunshine and
Phillips this week (Doug Jenness).

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), a #GREEN KINGFISHER
and a #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER continued this week (m.ob.) at the east end
along the Birding Trail.
A #YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds
on 11/11 (m.ob.).

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
A #GREEN KINGFISHER was reported at the Hereford Bridge over the San Pedro
on 11/6 (Peter Siminski).
A #HARRIS’S SPARROW was photographed at a small pond on Ft Huachuca on
11/16 (Stuart Healy, Ron Beck). Directions (from Stuart Healy): To reach
the reservoir from Van Deman (old Main) gate, follow Winrow which turns
into Squier which in turn becomes Allison. Turn left off Allison onto
Lawton into the Army Billeting (housing) area. In two hundred yards you
will see the reservoir on the left. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/PpLCeBi27bp



ANNOUNCEMENTS
The revised 8th edition of Tucson Audubon's "Finding Birds in Southeast
Arizona" is available here:
http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/finding-birds-in-southeast-arizona/

TUCSON - Mosquito control operations are scheduled at Sweetwater Wetlands
from 6:30-8:30am on Mondays during the warmer months (usually March -
November). The gate will open when operations are finished. Due to
long-term construction, Roger Road WRF is closed. See our Sweetwater page (
http://www.tucsonaudubon.org/what-we-do/visit/planning/locations/212.html)
or http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/water/sweetwater for details.

The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department security
procedures are subject to change any time. Please see the "bird watching"
link on this page for important information regarding access:
http://webcms.pima.gov/government/wastewaterreclamation/

RAMSEY CANYON - Ramsey Canyon Preserve is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

ASH CANYON B&B: open dawn to dusk EXCEPT Wednesday, when open noon to dusk.
Parking is limited; please carpool whenever possible. No need to call ahead.

FORT HUACHUCA - access requirements are posted on its official webpage at
http://www.huachuca.army.mil/pages/des/accesscontrol.html. The Visitor
Control Center is located at the Van Deman Gate on Hwy 90. The fort is an
active military installation and will suspend your driving privileges on
Post for 30 days on your first offense for talking or using a cell phone
while driving. You MUST use a hands free device. Current entry requirements
(subject to change without notice): US citizens must pass a background
check and should be prepared to show photo ID for everyone in the vehicle
at the entrance, and possibly your vehicle registration and insurance as
well. Foreign nationals must be accompanied by an approved military escort;
contact the base (520.533.7111), or possibly the Sierra Vista Visitor's
Bureau (520.417.6960) well in advance. ACCESS NOTE: apparently some states
driver's licenses do not meet federal requirements for base entry (KY, ME,
MT, PA, SC, MN, MO, and WA); see https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs or
http://huachuca-www.army.mil/pages/des/visitoraccess.html for details.

SANTA CRUZ FLATS: Management at the Evergreen Turf Sod Farm has asked
birders not to drive into the property (i.e., the 2750 road); birding from
perimeter roads (i.e., Tweedy or Pretzer) is still fine.

AVRA VALLEY WRF: Gates open 7AM and close PROMPTLY at 2PM (do not linger,
you will be locked inside).

GREEN VALLEY WRF: under construction, access only on weekends. When open,
use the call box at the gate, sign in and out at the office, and stay away
from buildings and construction equipment.

ROGER ROAD WRF, CORONA DE TUCSON WRF, and NOGALES STP: Closed.

Good birding!

Andrew Core
SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/southeast-arizona-rare-bird-alert/

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Date: 11/16/18 6:14 pm
From: Jake Mohlmann <mohlmann2...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Atascosa Highlands CBC - December 21, 2018
Birders -

The Atascosa Highlands CBC will be held on December 21, 2018. Last year this Christmas Bird Count led the nation in national high counts with 15 species! Some of these include Montezuma Quail with 129, Elegant Trogon with 6, and the only Nutting’s Flycatcher counted in the entire country.

If you’d like to be involved with this exciting count please contact the compiler John Yerger ( john AT adventurebirding.com <http://adventurebirding.com/> ) for area assignments.

We would love to see you out there!

Jake Mohlmann
Atascosa Highlands CBC
Tucson, AZ



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Date: 11/16/18 3:21 pm
From: Peter Salomon <petersalomon...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White Throated Sparrow
Seen at San Pedro House feeders this AM, discovered by Dave Dunford
GB Peter Salomon

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Date: 11/16/18 2:50 pm
From: stuarthealy <stuarthealy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fort Huachuca Harris's Sparrow; Friday Nov 16 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018.



Ron Beck and I birded in San Rafael Valley this morning with very poor results.

Very few sparrows - no Baird's, no Grasshopper; 1 White-tailed Kite. 21 degrees at 7:00am.



On the return journey through Fort Huachuca we stopped to check the Old Reservoir.

Ron spotted a HARRIS'S SPARROW some distance away and with some effort

we relocated and photographed the bird (first winter).



Coordinates of sighting: 31.547231, -110.360002.

This is on the south side of the reservoir at the southwest corner of the dam.

We left the bird at 11:30am..



To reach the reservoir from Van Deman (old Main) gate, follow Winrow which turns into Squier

which in turn becomes Allison. Turn left off Allison onto Lawton into the Army

Billeting (housing) area. In two hundred yards you will see the reservoir

on the left. There is ample parking.



Stuart



Stuart Healy

Sierra Vista, AZ.

Forgotten, but not gone


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Date: 11/16/18 1:02 pm
From: Chris Benesh <cdbenesh...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Introducing Rancho Santa Cruz; Northern Parula; old Becard nest;
Hi Y’all,

Just a quick follow up to Richard’s post. Today (11/16), Holly Bern and I had a male Rose-throated Becard immediately adjacent to the buildings at RSC around 1:45pm traveling in the main mixed flock.

Good birding,

Chris


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> On Nov 11, 2018, at 3:17 PM, Richard Fray <rpfray...> wrote:
>
> Jennie MacFarland, Larry Norris, Scott Crabtree and I led a very well attended field trip (46 participants!) for Tucson Audubon yesterday morning to Rancho Santa Cruz in Tumacacori. This is a property along the Santa Cruz River to the south of Santa Gertrudis Lane, just south of where the Sinaloa Wren, Rufous-backed Robins, etc. were last winter. The ranch owns and manages 130 acres of prime riparian corridor. The Anza Trail passes through the property, and there are additional trails managed by the ranch.
>
> For 25+ years the ranch was derelict, but after three years of painstaking renovations, the owners have restored it to its former glory and opened it as a charming, very reasonably priced, birder-friendly B&B. Please see http://ranchosantacruz.us/ for more information. The owners have said that birders are welcome to visit the property for birding. Signs and a donation box will be forthcoming; for now, please park away from the buildings to the right, and take the trail behind the buildings to access the riparian habitat, following either RSC or Anza Trail signs. Access is via the I-19 Frontage Rd, 1.1 miles southeast of Santa Gertrudis Lane (I-19 exit 29) or 1.5 miles northwest of Palo Parado Rd in Rio Rico (I-19 exit 25). Look for it as a new eBird Hotspot: “Rancho Santa Cruz”.
>
> One of the things I was specifically on the lookout for yesterday was any evidence of ROSE-THROATED BECARDS as this is fairly close to the current breeding population and looks as good a piece of habitat as any. To my delight, we found that evidence – not a bird, but an old Rose-throated Becard nest hanging from a cottonwood next to the Anza Trail, roughly midway between Santa Gertrudis Lane and Palo Parado Rd (1.5 miles from each) at GPS: 31.545989,-111.037662. Kudos to Mary Bradley for originally pointing it out. Photos on eBird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49831147
>
> Nearby, Larry Norris expertly picked out a NORTHERN PARULA from a moving flock at GPS: 31.545989,-111.037662, and other highlights included WHITE-WINGED, INCA, and COMMON GROUND-DOVES, BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD, HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER, CASSIN’S KINGBIRD, a large flock of CHIHUAHUAN RAVENS overhead, PLUMBEOUS VIREO, and BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER.
>
> I briefly visited the ranch a couple of times late summer and found some of the expected breeding species, including Tropical Kingbird, Varied Bunting, Gray Hawk, and Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet. Anything you might find at the other hotspots in Tubac and Tumacacori, you could expect to find here too, including the great potential for rarities.
>
> This is a fabulous, important chunk of prime riparian habitat in private ownership. The owners know very little about birding or birders, but have reached out to the birding community to grant us access to bird here and use their excellent B&B facilities. We have a unique opportunity to repay their kindness by finding good birds, reporting them, using the B&B, and reinforcing the value of this habitat to us, and to the wildlife that depends on it.
>
> Good birding!
>
> Richard Fray
> Rio Rico, AZ
> Fun Birding Tours
> www.arizonabirder.com
>
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Date: 11/16/18 10:31 am
From: Melanie <mherring5...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Lake Pleasant Red-necked grebe Yavapai side
Hi All,I just saw and photographed a red-necked grebe at Lake pleasant north end. This is on Yavapai side. It was swimming with a Clark's grebe.  It was directly across from where you drive down to the dirt area where people camp.  Midway out.  A boater flew by in a no wake zone which sent them diving and my yak rocking...so lost track of them.Melanie Herring Goodyear, AZOut and about on my mobile...Home Page: https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/info/aznmbirds
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Date: 11/16/18 8:14 am
From: Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Iceland Gull—YES
Correction... let's try that again... Gull is present this morning at ten
lane boat ramp.

Cheers, Chrissy Kondrat



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ownership.” ― Paulo Coelho
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On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 1:21 PM Susan Fishburn <fishbirdess...>
wrote:

>
> The Iceland Gull put on a great show from 12:00-12:30 at the Ten-lane Boat
> Ramp at Lake Pleasant—Maricopa Co. Eight birders/photographers present.
> It flew off in the direction of Two Cow Cove at 12:30.
>
>
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Date: 11/16/18 7:42 am
From: Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Iceland Gull—YES
Full is present this morning at ten lane boat ramp.

Cheers, Chrissy Kondrat

On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 1:21 PM Susan Fishburn <fishbirdess...>
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>
> The Iceland Gull put on a great show from 12:00-12:30 at the Ten-lane Boat
> Ramp at Lake Pleasant—Maricopa Co. Eight birders/photographers present.
> It flew off in the direction of Two Cow Cove at 12:30.
>
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Date: 11/15/18 4:42 pm
From: <pgoltz...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] northern Altar Valley
I concluded several years ago that there are a lot more birds of each
species out there than we realize. There are vast areas of territory
that are not birded at all. Many of the birds we think are rare may not
be rare at all. I would urge people to think in those terms, and find
new places to explore. And the more of us out there, the better. With
eBird, and this list, it is much easier to cover lots of territory and
make it known what we have found. I don't think I would have half the
species on my life list that I have, were it not for these resources.

We should also keep in mind that some species are very, very shy, and
quickly learn to avoid areas where there are people. We have no idea how
many birds of these species are in the area.

Happy Birding,
Pat Goltz

On 2018-11-15 15:49, Tim Helentjaris wrote:
> At the AZFO meeting a couple of weeks ago, I heard a talk summarizing
> the status of Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls in SE AZ, the point that stunned
> me being that a 2017 survey of Pima county lands in the northern Altar
> Valley had found ~20 territories, 17 of them previously unknown. Wow,
> that is an amazing number this close to Tucson! I had thought the
> only reliable territories were in the distant Organ Pipe NM. Since my
> only experience birding in the Altar Valley is down south at Brown
> Canyon and Buenos Aires NWR, I decided I had to do some more
> investigating of this area.

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Date: 11/15/18 2:50 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] northern Altar Valley
At the AZFO meeting a couple of weeks ago, I heard a talk summarizing the status of Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls in SE AZ, the point that stunned me being that a 2017 survey of Pima county lands in the northern Altar Valley had found ~20 territories, 17 of them previously unknown. Wow, that is an amazing number this close to Tucson! I had thought the only reliable territories were in the distant Organ Pipe NM. Since my only experience birding in the Altar Valley is down south at Brown Canyon and Buenos Aires NWR, I decided I had to do some more investigating of this area.

Spending a lot of time on Google Earth and the web, I found that the majority landholder in the valley is state trust lands with BLM, private lands, and country lands far behind. I laid out a plan to explore access to this area and headed down a couple of weeks ago. Spent the whole morning just trying to figure how to get in, get around, and where the most likely habitats were to be found. Taking SR86 past Three Points, I turned south on Hayhook Ranch Road and drove around the private ranchettes in this area, looking to get close to the flanks of the Coyote Mountains. Got stopped from going as far south as I wanted, so I back-tracked and then turned south on SR286. I turned in at the King’s Anvil Ranch, signed in at the state trust land book and headed south and west. Driving across a lot of the state trust lands, I didn’t find the kind of habitats I was looking for (i.e. no saguaros) until I had gotten all the way west to the south and then east flanks of the Coyote Mountains. By then the morning was gone and I decided to try again later, waiting a while for the numerous deer hunters to thin out a bit.

This morning I returned with Olya Phillips and Matt Griffiths from Tucson Audubon. We drove in through the Anvil Ranch and headed west to the Coyote Mountains. When we got to an area with our target habitat in mind, saguaros, lush upland desert habitat with grasses and 20% woody cover, plus a nearby drainage, we got out and began to look. It was surprisingly birdy in this area with the expected species for upland Sonoran Desert habitat plus a lot of sparrows, including BOTTERI’S SPARROW but also a somewhat anomalous AMERICAN ROBIN? Within 20 mins, we heard our target bird and after a short while got eyes on a very cooperative FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWL. While he flew a couple of more times, we were able to re-find it pretty readily and watched and photographed this bird for perhaps 40 mins or so. What a thrill to see the obvious eye-spots as he rotated his head around, keeping his eyes on the gently mobbing BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHERS and a few other small birds.

We decided to move on and did a little more searching west in the valley and then around to the north. By then the morning was getting on and warming up and while we did see some possible habitat, we didn’t have any luck finding additional owls. Wound around to the east and back out Anvil Ranch. Olya had remarked that she had never seen a caracara before. Started looking and as soon as we reached SR286, saw one across the road. Drove up a couple of dirt roads looking for it and on our way back, a CRESTED CARACARA zoomed in front of us in hot pursuit of a COMMON RAVEN. These two birds were in chase for several minutes with the caracara refusing to give up on the raven which appeared to be carrying some food. Had it stolen it from the caracara’s favorite cache? The whole time this was going on, the ravens’ partner watched from below, calmly chomping on some tidbit on a telephone pole, leaving its partner to get out of this dilemma. The caracara finally broke it off and flew nearby and landed, where we then saw another five caracara’s all lined up together in some nearby trees. What a treat, again, after some great photos, we took our leave.

Great day, I am definitely planning to go back to this general area and do some more exploring to look for other similar habitats, as well as to try to get into the very scenic Coyote Mountains themselves and investigate some of those canyons and draws.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 11/15/18 1:43 pm
From: Bernard Morris <mtnbluebird...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CNM: Northern Shrike in Albuquerque

We re-found the Northern Shrike that was first reported yesterday by Chris Chappell in Embudito Canyon this morning, 11/15. It was seen to the left of the trail, not too far from the parking lot, near the new house that is being built. It flew into a cholla and perched for a while. Somewhat hard to see when sitting, but very obvious in flight. It has a brownish overall color typical of an immature bird, with a rather small black facial mask, and a white rump that stands out in flight. These birds can have a fairly large territory, so it may be covering lots of ground.

We also had a (Slate-Colored) Fox Sparrow with a flock of White-crowneds further up the trail.

Bernie & Pauline Morris
Albuquerque


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Date: 11/14/18 7:45 pm
From: john broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House
The Every Winter Wednesday Bird Walk was productive today after some low counts recently. A Gray Hawk, a White-throated Sparrow, and a Western Screech Owl were all seen near the Bookstore while a Lawrence’s Goldfinch was seen at the River near post number 4.
Bird walks in November begin at 8. Bird walks in December will start at 9.
John BrozSierra Vista

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Date: 11/14/18 2:14 pm
From: Nick Worth <worthnik...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Regarding the Navajo County Red Phalarope ...
Dear birders,

Some of you may have noticed I posted a Red Phalarope on eBird for the Hidden Cove Golf Course in Holbrook, Navajo County. I originally posted it as a Wilson’s, but was informed by Eric Hough that Wilson’s would be extremely unlikely to be present in my area at this time, as would Red-necked. Further study of Sibley’s left me with the only possibility that it might possibly be a vagrant Red Phalarope, which Eric told me was, oddly enough, a bit more likely that either Wilson’s or Red-necked at this time and place.
I have since gone back and changed my eBird report to read “phalarope sp.” since I only got a distant view and because of light conditions could not see much more than that the bird was indeed a phalarope, as exhibited by its small size and its “spinning” behavior while feeding. Here is the description I put in my eBird report:

“Possible Red Phalarope. Strongly patterned on top of wings during flight. Small phalarope, brownish/rufous overall with long, bill that was heavier than that of a Wilson's or Red-necked Phalarope. Engaged in spinning behavior while foraging. Approximately 1/4 the size of nearby Mallards. Needs confirmation.”

Unfortunately, I did not get a photo, as I was intent on getting to the next pond and hopefully locating the Tundra Swan reported the day before. I was unable to locate the swan.
I’m writing this in case anyone is tempted to chase this bird. I would not recommend doing so. I’d like to see it confirmed by another birder, as Red Phalarope before I claim it as such. Red Phalarope would be a life bird for me, but I want to err on the side of caution.

Many Thanks and Good Birding,
Nick Worth


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Date: 11/14/18 12:21 pm
From: Susan Fishburn <fishbirdess...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Iceland Gull—YES

The Iceland Gull put on a great show from 12:00-12:30 at the Ten-lane Boat Ramp at Lake Pleasant—Maricopa Co. Eight birders/photographers present. It flew off in the direction of Two Cow Cove at 12:30.


Unabashedly Enchanted by All Things Avian

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Date: 11/14/18 12:18 pm
From: Silvia Scheibli <silviascheibli...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Snow Goose
The snow goose is still on Rio Rico Drive. In the middle of the green
meadow on the north side of the road.

She seems comfy there.

Silvia Scheibli

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Date: 11/14/18 9:08 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Lake Pleasant 11-14-2018
Iceland Gull still present near 10 lane boat ramp. Thanks Melanie

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 11/14/18 6:38 am
From: roger tess <rtbirder...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Valley Christmas Bird Count, Dec 18
Luke-as in the past 15 years, I would help again, thank you for asking. Roger Tess=<rtbirder...>


> On November 13, 2018 at 10:35 PM Luke Safford <saffordluke...> wrote:
>
> Hey all,
>
> If you're interested in joining or leading a team for the Tucson Valley Christmas Bird Count on Tuesday, Dec 18 let me know. This is one of the premiere CBC's around and always has a lot of good birds show up. Would be great to have you on the team.
>
> Luke Safford
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Date: 11/13/18 7:36 pm
From: Luke Safford <saffordluke...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Valley Christmas Bird Count, Dec 18
Hey all,

If you're interested in joining or leading a team for the Tucson Valley
Christmas Bird Count on Tuesday, Dec 18 let me know. This is one of the
premiere CBC's around and always has a lot of good birds show up. Would be
great to have you on the team.

Luke Safford
<saffordluke...>

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Date: 11/13/18 4:23 pm
From: Doug Jenness <d_jenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Coolidge--Mountain Plovers
11/13/18

This morning I did some exploring in Coolidge/Florence agricultural areas in Pinal Co. Early on I was surprised to find a flock of 22 MOUNTAIN PLOVERS. They were in a closely cut alfalfa field on the west side of Wheeler Rd. between Bartlett and Randolph roads in the Coolidge vicinity. This is the first time I have seen Mountain Plovers in the Coolidge area. This area was canvassed in the winters of 2011 and 2012 as part of the Mountain Plover survey that was coordinated in Arizona by Arizona Field Ornithologists but none were found. As far as I know no Mountain Plovers have been reported yet this fall at the Evergreen Turf sod farms in Stanfield and the Santa Cruz Flats.

Doug Jenness,
Tucson

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Date: 11/13/18 2:56 pm
From: Melanie <mherring5...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Lake Pleasant possible Iceland (Thayer's) gull
Hi All, I have been watching a gull from the parking lot of 10 lane boat ramp. Which is on the Maricopa side of the lake. It is a young gull.The gull is more muted and consistent in plumage then what I'm used to with Herring gull...but these two gulls have tons of overlap.  The bill is all black and seems smaller , head seems small and rounder than what I'm used to with Herring gull.   Brown primaries have a pale edge.   In flight, under wings appear pale.Took some photos that will have to be reviewed for hybrids and Herring.Just wanted to get the word out.Melanie HerringGoodyear, AZOut and about on my mobile...Home Page: https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/info/aznmbirds
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Date: 11/13/18 1:41 pm
From: Alexander Hamilton <ispidina.picta...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Snow Goose -- Rio Rico, Santa Cruz Co.
Constance Paris noticed a Snow Goose (white morph) circling around
while driving on Rio Rico Drive so we took a run down there to have a
look. When we got there it was in the greener field off to the north
of Rio Rico Drive, between the railroad tracks and the Santa Cruz
River (a bit closer to the river when were were there). This was just
a little while ago, roughly 2:10-2:15 PM (11/13).

Ron Batie
Rio Rico, AZ

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Date: 11/13/18 8:24 am
From: Vic Lewis <azvegasvic...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lake Marguerite
At Lake Marguerite they are cutting down all the Cottonwood Trees!
How Horrible!

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 11/12/18 6:13 pm
From: Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Birder needed in Mammoth on Nov 13 2:30-3:30pm for outreach video
Hello All,
Pinal County is working on a promotional video and is including a component
centering around their birding opportunities. They will be filming tomorrow
near Mammoth, AZ at 7B Ranch trails (map here:
*https://goo.gl/maps/8Q2pYUhhW272
<https://goo.gl/maps/8Q2pYUhhW272>*). They need a few birders to come along
and "be birding" while they film. No speaking roles required
They are planning on working between 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm on Tuesday Nov 13

The 7B is a pretty cool place, it's a large, old-growth, mesquite bosque
managed by the Nature Conservancy and is open to the public and has a very
nice nature trail. This is what they want to feature on the video. It is
also one of Tucson Audubon's Lucy's Warbler nestbox experiment locations so
a good chance to get a good look at the experiment.
If you want to join us and play the role of a birder please let me know or
also feel free to just show up. I will be there but I think they want a
small group of people. All you need is your binoculars and what you would
normally wear while birding.
Let's do our best to support Pinal County while they try to convey how
great southern Arizona is for birding. Such efforts raise the perceived
value of preserving habitat as it's good for local economies. Birders mean
business after all!

Thanks,

Jennie MacFarland
Tucson Audubon

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Date: 11/12/18 5:35 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 11/12/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
November 12, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for November 12, 2018 sponsored by
the New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for
private property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch
country, do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a
checklist of N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty
species can be found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the
NM Bird Finding Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more
complete, updated version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

NMOS is on Facebook, search for New Mexico Ornithological Society. All
individuals are encouraged to submit their observations to NMOS. This
includes not only records of Review List species and species potentially
new to the state, but also records of uncommon species, species of
conservation concern, records documenting breeding, and early, late, or
out-of-season/range birds. Details and photos should be sent to Sandy
Williams, 1819 Meadowview Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, or (preferred)
to <sunbittern...> Details will be used for NMOS Field Notes,
North American Birds, and the New Mexico Bird Records Committee.
NOTE: Additional reports of unseasonal birds or county rarities can be seen
on the eBird New Mexico Rare Bird Alert:
http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35650. You do not need an eBird
account to view this.

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL
letters):
Northern Goshawk (Eddy)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Eddy)
PACIFIC WREN (Eddy)
Winter Wren (Dona Ana)
LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH (Dona Ana, Grant, Luna, Socorro)
Harris’s Sparrow (Mora)

DONA ANA County:
--Unusual for Dona Ana, a WINTER WREN was reported by Egelhoff along a
short (25-50 yard) stretch of the North-South canal near the Leyendecker
Plant Center main building (labeled with a sign) south of Las Cruces
November 10.

--up to five LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH have been reported at Tellbrook Park in
Las Cruces to November 5.

--Egelhoff reported a LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH at Leasburg Dam SP October 21.
One continued to November 11.

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported a PACIFIC WREN and a NORTHEN GOSHAWK at Rattlesnake
Springs November 4. The wren was seen well east of big marsh at end of
Cottonwood grove south of creek and continued to November 11.

--Nieman reported the continuing RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at Washington Ranch
October 7.

GRANT County:
--Wooten reported a LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH in her Gila yard November 9.

LUNA County:
--Egelhoff reported a LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH at Pancho Villa SP October 26.

MORA County:
--Stoker photographed a HARRIS’S SPARROW at Wagon Mound Waterfowl Area
October 28.

SOCORRO County:
--Mlodinow reported a female type LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH at Bosque del Apache
NWR November 3. It was seen near the end of the Taylor Trail on the South
Loop. Directions “There is a short spur going to the right (as you are
walking out), 100-200 yards before the trail ends. The bird flushed out of
weedy grass there into a short cottonwood.”

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Date: 11/12/18 4:26 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Marana, El Rio Egrets
This afternoon there were 14 Great Egrets and two Snowy Egrets in the west end lagoon at the El Rio open space preserve.
There were a few Gadwall, a Green-winged Teal, Mallards and coots. A female Northern Harrier flew in low. Also noted: a Harris’s, Sharp-shinned, Cooper’s, 2 Red-tailed Hawks.
Found a few land birds: White-crowned and Lark Sparrows, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Verdin, Gila Woodpecker, Mourning Doves.

The east end is already mostly dry; there recent flooding deposited quite a bit more sand and silt to the area.

Arthur Pack Regional Park is difficult to get into with the repaving on Thornydale… it looks to be nearing completion soon.

John R Williams
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Date: 11/12/18 12:01 pm
From: Kathryn Lance <klance801...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] 3-towhee-day at Tohono Chul!
Today, for the first time, my docent buddy and I had a three-towhee day at
the Park! Green-tailed was seen at the front, under the tree next to the
entrance, Spotted was seen for the first time in three years in the Sundial
Plaza, in front and to the left of the Exhibit House, and Abert's were
pretty much all over the place.

We saw 16 other species, including broad-billed hummingbird (today in the
ethno garden, but they have been seen recently also near the front and near
the Riparian Area; ladderback woodpecker (often observed along the North
Trail); and most of the usual suspects. (No Gila woodpeckers, for some
reason.) We did not see it, but a juvenile screech owl has been observed in
the left-hand "eye" of the "Gumby" crested saguaro.

KL
Tohono Chul Docent

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Date: 11/12/18 7:41 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 11-12-2018
Just a quick note, Bonaparte's Gull and five Common Goldeneye at the Ponds
this morning.

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 11/11/18 3:41 pm
From: Mark Krenitsky <mkrenitsky...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP - 11 November 2018
Five local birders walked around the Sierra Vista EOP this brisk morning.
Our final total was 67 species identified, on par with last week's total.
We totaled 12 species of ducks/geese(including Mexican as a separate
species), and three-quarters of them were in the Moson Road ponds.

Highlights included:

One Snow Goose, hidden in the weeds.

A flock of ducks that included 100 American Wigeon.

150 Green-winged Teal, with at least 75 in the same flock as the Wigeon.

An excellent look at a Sharp-shinned Hawk as it attempted to catch a
sparrow. It flew right by us, and perched in a mesquite 20 feet away when
it was unsuccessful.

A flock of 15 Cassin's Kingbirds.

2 Black-tailed Gnatcatchers - a good bird for the EOP.

And more than 200 Yellow-headed Blackbirds.

Mark Krenitsky
Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 11/11/18 3:33 pm
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yellow bellied Sapsucker- Paton's
Hi Birders: The immature Yellow bellied Sapsucker continued throughout the day, ( today, Sunday ), at Paton's Center for Hummingbirds in Patagonia. It basically hangs around the copse of trees located down the small slope at the front of the property near the wash. There are Ladder backed and Gila Woodpeckers patronizing the same area. Cheers, Thor

Thor Manson
Green Valley

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Date: 11/11/18 2:17 pm
From: Richard Fray <rpfray...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Introducing Rancho Santa Cruz; Northern Parula; old Becard nest;
Jennie MacFarland, Larry Norris, Scott Crabtree and I led a very well attended field trip (46 participants!) for Tucson Audubon yesterday morning to Rancho Santa Cruz in Tumacacori. This is a property along the Santa Cruz River to the south of Santa Gertrudis Lane, just south of where the Sinaloa Wren, Rufous-backed Robins, etc. were last winter. The ranch owns and manages 130 acres of prime riparian corridor. The Anza Trail passes through the property, and there are additional trails managed by the ranch.

For 25+ years the ranch was derelict, but after three years of painstaking renovations, the owners have restored it to its former glory and opened it as a charming, very reasonably priced, birder-friendly B&B. Please see http://ranchosantacruz.us/ for more information. The owners have said that birders are welcome to visit the property for birding. Signs and a donation box will be forthcoming; for now, please park away from the buildings to the right, and take the trail behind the buildings to access the riparian habitat, following either RSC or Anza Trail signs. Access is via the I-19 Frontage Rd, 1.1 miles southeast of Santa Gertrudis Lane (I-19 exit 29) or 1.5 miles northwest of Palo Parado Rd in Rio Rico (I-19 exit 25). Look for it as a new eBird Hotspot: “Rancho Santa Cruz”.

One of the things I was specifically on the lookout for yesterday was any evidence of ROSE-THROATED BECARDS as this is fairly close to the current breeding population and looks as good a piece of habitat as any. To my delight, we found that evidence – not a bird, but an old Rose-throated Becard nest hanging from a cottonwood next to the Anza Trail, roughly midway between Santa Gertrudis Lane and Palo Parado Rd (1.5 miles from each) at GPS: 31.545989,-111.037662. Kudos to Mary Bradley for originally pointing it out. Photos on eBird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49831147

Nearby, Larry Norris expertly picked out a NORTHERN PARULA from a moving flock at GPS: 31.545989,-111.037662, and other highlights included WHITE-WINGED, INCA, and COMMON GROUND-DOVES, BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD, HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER, CASSIN’S KINGBIRD, a large flock of CHIHUAHUAN RAVENS overhead, PLUMBEOUS VIREO, and BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER.

I briefly visited the ranch a couple of times late summer and found some of the expected breeding species, including Tropical Kingbird, Varied Bunting, Gray Hawk, and Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet. Anything you might find at the other hotspots in Tubac and Tumacacori, you could expect to find here too, including the great potential for rarities.

This is a fabulous, important chunk of prime riparian habitat in private ownership. The owners know very little about birding or birders, but have reached out to the birding community to grant us access to bird here and use their excellent B&B facilities. We have a unique opportunity to repay their kindness by finding good birds, reporting them, using the B&B, and reinforcing the value of this habitat to us, and to the wildlife that depends on it.

Good birding!

Richard Fray
Rio Rico, AZ
Fun Birding Tours
www.arizonabirder.com

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Date: 11/11/18 12:48 pm
From: Nick Beauregard <nickbeauregard...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Bisbee, AZ - Williamson's Sapsucker
Some friends of mine have had a Williamson's Sapsucker in the yard of
their private residence in old town Bisbee for a few days now, near
Quarry Canyon Road. May be viewable from the road/neighborhood as it
has been moving around.

Interesting bird because it looks like there are no other reports on
eBird for this species in the Mule Mountains.


Nick Beauregard
Flagstaff, AZ

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Date: 11/10/18 6:54 pm
From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] American Tree Sparrow, Blanco Canyon, Apache Co.
Up here scouting plains grassland in Blanco Canyon northeast of St. John’s
for the weekend. American Tree Sparrow was one of the first birds of the
day. Chestnut-collared Longspur is here and working on getting more
documentation of a challenging Lapland Longspur. May have some bad
recordings. Will continue tomorrow.

Felipe Guerrero
Mogollon Birding Tours

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Date: 11/10/18 1:28 pm
From: Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [NM] Dona Ana County Winter Wren
I found A vocalizing WINTER WREN in the canal at the NMSU Leyendecker Plant
Science Center (south of Mesilla, NM). The canal runs North-South and one can
park next to the canal at the Plant Science Center. From here the bird was
working along a 25 yard stretch of the canal from the center northward. It was
most seen in the portion of canal directly across from the small grove of
young Pecan trees (where an immature Vermilion Flycatcher was also hanging
out). I initially heard the wren giving its diagnostic "timp" call notes,
often doubled, and managed to see it several times and get photos.
I believe this is the first report of a Winter Wren in Dona Ana County since
2015.

Also of note, I heard second-hand that a White-tailed Kite had been seen at
Mesilla Valley Bosque SP earlier this week. It has not been seen since
(including today), but there are a lot of fields in the area that it could be
hunting if it is still around. The species has shown up at MVBSP in the past
and it is worth keeping an eye out.

Happy Birding,
Wyatt Egelhoff
Las Cruces,
New Mexico

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Date: 11/10/18 10:14 am
From: Stanley Hart <shart...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Patagonia Lake Green Kingfisher
The green kingfisher continues Friday 11/9/18 at 10:30 about 100 yards upstream (Sonoita Creek) from the mud flats, adjacent to the “Warbler “ bench. Some 7 odd trips required to find this bird!

Stan Hart & David Cowan

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Date: 11/9/18 10:31 am
From: Larry <oldbirdbum...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: BUENOS AIRES NWR
Yesterday, Nov 08, there was a small flock of LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH (2 males, 5 females), getting water at the Chiricahua Leopard Frog refugium at the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge headquarters. I mention this because the pond is watering hole that the birds will use over and over, giving birders a stake-out chance at this wandering species.

Larry L. Norris Tucson, Arizona

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Date: 11/8/18 9:51 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 November 2018
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on November 9, 2018; the next update will be made on
November 16. Phone your reports to 520-629-0510 X 3, or email to
rarebirdalert AT tucsonaudubon.org.

SEVERAL IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS follow the sightings, including information
on temporary closures and rules for access to other important birding
areas. Abbreviation "m.ob." = multiple observers. An asterisk (*)
preceding a species name in the list indicates that it merits careful, full
documentation. A pound sign (#) indicates that brief corroborating details
are warranted. Documentation and photos of review species may be submitted
at http://www.azfo.org/gallery/1main/whatIsABC.html.

Where directions are not given, they can be found in the most recent
edition of Tucson Audubon's "Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona". More
information including updates may be found here:
http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/finding-birds-in-southeast-arizona/.
For additional sightings in the region, please see the The Arizona-New
Mexico Birding ListServ (https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/arc/aznmbirds).

For more information about Tucson Audubon field trips, lectures and
educational opportunities, please see www.tucsonaudubon.org.

SPECIES MENTIONED IN THIS REPORT INCLUDE:
#Green Kingfisher
#Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Gray Catbird
#Louisiana Waterthrush
#McCown's Longspur

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), a #GREEN KINGFISHER
and a #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER continued this week (m.ob.) at the east end
along the Birding Trail.
A #YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was photographed at the Paton Center for
Hummingbirds on 11/2 (Keith Kamper).

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
A #GREEN KINGFISHER was reported at the Hereford Bridge over the San Pedro
on 11/6 (Peter Siminski).
At the San Pedro House, a #LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH continued this week
(m.ob.) between markers #6 and #8 south of the bridge.

TUCSON area
A #YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued in the Lakes at Castle Rock area in
northeast Tucson on 11/6 (Craig Thayer).

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A #GRAY CATBIRD continued this week on 11/3 in a yard in Whitetail Canyon
(Rick Taylor).

SONOITA
A #McCOWN'S LONGSPUR continued along Curly Horse Rd on 11/6 (Ken
Blankenship).

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
A Common Loon was photographed at Canoa Ranch Conservation Area on 11/7
(Carla Danforth) and was seen flying north in the late afternoon (Brian
Nicholas).


ANNOUNCEMENTS
The revised 8th edition of Tucson Audubon's "Finding Birds in Southeast
Arizona" is available here:
http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/finding-birds-in-southeast-arizona/

TUCSON - Mosquito control operations are scheduled at Sweetwater Wetlands
from 6:30-8:30am on Mondays during the warmer months (usually March -
November). The gate will open when operations are finished. Due to
long-term construction, Roger Road WRF is closed. See our Sweetwater page (
http://www.tucsonaudubon.org/what-we-do/visit/planning/locations/212.html)
or http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/water/sweetwater for details.

The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department security
procedures are subject to change any time. Please see the "bird watching"
link on this page for important information regarding access:
http://webcms.pima.gov/government/wastewaterreclamation/

RAMSEY CANYON - Ramsey Canyon Preserve is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

ASH CANYON B&B: open dawn to dusk EXCEPT Wednesday, when open noon to dusk.
Parking is limited; please carpool whenever possible. No need to call ahead.

FORT HUACHUCA - access requirements are posted on its official webpage at
http://www.huachuca.army.mil/pages/des/accesscontrol.html. The Visitor
Control Center is located at the Van Deman Gate on Hwy 90. The fort is an
active military installation and will suspend your driving privileges on
Post for 30 days on your first offense for talking or using a cell phone
while driving. You MUST use a hands free device. Current entry requirements
(subject to change without notice): US citizens must pass a background
check and should be prepared to show photo ID for everyone in the vehicle
at the entrance, and possibly your vehicle registration and insurance as
well. Foreign nationals must be accompanied by an approved military escort;
contact the base (520.533.7111), or possibly the Sierra Vista Visitor's
Bureau (520.417.6960) well in advance. ACCESS NOTE: apparently some states
driver's licenses do not meet federal requirements for base entry (KY, ME,
MT, PA, SC, MN, MO, and WA); see https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs or
http://huachuca-www.army.mil/pages/des/visitoraccess.html for details.

SANTA CRUZ FLATS: Management at the Evergreen Turf Sod Farm has asked
birders not to drive into the property (i.e., the 2750 road); birding from
perimeter roads (i.e., Tweedy or Pretzer) is still fine.

AVRA VALLEY WRF: Gates open 7AM and close PROMPTLY at 2PM (do not linger,
you will be locked inside).

GREEN VALLEY WRF: under construction, access on weekends only. When open,
use the call box at the gate, sign in and out at the office, and stay away
from buildings and construction equipment.

ROGER ROAD WRF, CORONA DE TUCSON WRF, and NOGALES STP: Closed.

Good birding!

Andrew Core
SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/southeast-arizona-rare-bird-alert/

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Date: 11/8/18 4:40 pm
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ vermilion Flycatcher
There's a Vermilion Flycatcher at Discovery Park in Gilbert. Pecos and
Greenfield. It was on the North side of the park where the smaller soccer
fields are.


Steve Valasek
www.botheringbirds.com

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Date: 11/8/18 2:47 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] San Rafael Grasslands
A challenging day for a field trip leader, but helped by the enthusiasm from the attendees on this Tucson Audubon field trip to the San Rafael Grasslands as an early winter scouting mission. Had thought that since I had such good luck at the Curly Horse Road entrance to Las Cienegas NWA a couple of weeks ago, we would head down there and work on sparrows. But, they were no where to be found?

Got down before dawn and waited at the northwest entrance, hoping to see a Short-eared Owl, but he was a no-show, just a couple of NORTHERN HARRIERS and COMMON RAVENS off in the distance. But, as always, it was a beautiful dawn and no one was disappointed. BTW, Jennie MacFarland passed me some information that the road to Bog Hole is no longer open, having been closed along the way by a landowner, so for now this area is no longer accessible, major bummer. After quickly checking the tank to the south, empty except for the first of many AMERICAN KESTRELS along the lines to the west, we headed east along the main road. Was looking for sparrows on the fences but none were to be found anywhere? Whereas last year I had seen both Baird’s and Grasshopper just ~200 yds from the northwest entrance, we essentially saw none all the way to the Vaca Corral? I guess what I noticed here that was different this year was that the grass was grazed to the ground along both sides of the fence and there was no where for sparrows along here to hide, perhaps precluding them from this usually productive area? But then this trend continued for most of the morning through the valley, so perhaps a little early for sparrows here or maybe another bad year in general for them in the valley? We’ll have to wait and see. We did pick up one of our best-birds-of-the-day along the fence here, a very cooperative and first of two MERLINS that sat on the fence and allowed us to admire him through the scopes for as long as we wanted.

Turned and headed further south towards the border and Lochiel, stopping first at the Lazy J2 Ranch, meeting a nearby neighbor, Harriet, and her three somewhat friendly dogs. Harriet was exceptionally welcoming and fun to talk with. Didn’t pick up too much here but Karen Vandergrift began her efforts to spot the first of five WHITE-TAILED KITES way off in the distance, a trend that continued all morning. Heading west in that direction along a side road, we did get much closer views of one of these kites perched on a pole and chomping on something. What a beautiful bird.

Continuing south and realizing that the morning was not going to be an exceptional birding opportunity, we took them when we could but headed for Lochiel with the intention of returning back up Harshaw Road in the Patagonia Mountains, since several folks had never been to this area. Stopped first at the De Niza monument for a required history lesson (look it up if you don’t know what I’m talking about here). Saw just a few interesting birds along this route, including some bright WESTERN BLUEBIRDS. Then back into Patagonia and lunch at the Paton’s, but birding here had also quieted down and we were unable to find the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker that had just been seen earlier along with the Violet-crowned Hummingbird. But as always fantastic weather and scenery and the Merlins and kites were well worth it.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

“Ignorance is the parent of fear.”
- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick





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Date: 11/7/18 3:23 pm
From: Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Common Loon update
The Common Loon left canoa ranch and is heading north along I-19.  As of 4:15

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Date: 11/7/18 2:59 pm
From: Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ canoa ranch common loon
Here now.  Gates close at 5:30 
Brian Nicholas

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Date: 11/7/18 5:40 am
From: tony leonardini <wa6qmq...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Appleton-Whittell CBC
Hello All again
Sorry forgot Suzanne's email
     The Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch will be holding its CBC this year on Jan 3, 2019.

Form information contact:  Best Way is my E-MAIL

Suzanne Wilcox

at  520 455 5522
<swilcox...>

Hope to see you there
Tony LeonardiniSonoita
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Date: 11/6/18 3:58 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Marana Burrowing Owls
Took a look around in Marana this PM.
I found 9 Burrowing Owls, 6 in the Tucson Lot and 3 on Wenz Road. Also found what appeared to be the remains of a Barn Owl… just feathers.

John R Williams
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Date: 11/6/18 1:43 pm
From: tony leonardini <wa6qmq...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CBC Count Appleton-Whittlee(SEAZ)
Hello All
     The Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch will be holding its CBC this year on Jan 3, 2019.

Form information contact:

Suzanne Wilcox

at  520 455 5522


Hope to see you there
Tony LeonardiniSonoita
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Date: 11/6/18 12:42 pm
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Tucson Kennedy Park Lesser/Greater Scaup?
Tuesday morning I had a brief look at female scaup at Kennedy Park. The white area on her face was large and reminded me of a GREATER. I could not get a good look at her head shape since she was preening and diving. So maybe more expert birders with a scope and some time can check this bird. Thank you.

John Higgins, Tucson, AZ
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Date: 11/6/18 12:29 pm
From: David Pearson <dpearson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ, Maricopa/Pinal Co. GRIC Winter Bird Count 01 Dec. 2018
If you have ever wanted see some of the many birding areas on the Gila River Indian Community, the GRIC is inviting birders and their families to join community members and their children for the 20th Winter Bird Count Saturday 01 December 2018. This is your only chance each year to enter the reservation area south of Phoenix and have access to ponds, marshes, cottonwoods, fields and desert habitats, but it must be with a local guide and one of the small groups counting birds in many different sites on the reservation. This is also a great way to meet members of the GRIC and better understand their culture and appreciate their intense interest in wildlife.

7AM Meet at the location nearest you to receive your field Assignment
District 5: Casa Blanca Chevron Station (Casa Blanca Rd. just west of I-10)
District 6: Komatke Chevron Station (51st Ave. & Pecos Rd.)
District 7: Service Center (83rd. Ave & Baseline Rd.)

11 AM Cultural Activities and bird count results will begin at the Huhugam Heritage Center, 23159 S. Maricopa Rd. and end at 1 PM.
Participants will receive a T-shirt upon arrival. Please Note: Transportation is not provided for this event and carpooling will be encouraged for the field trips. All Minors Must be Accompanied by an Adult. For more details go to www.GRICDEQ.org



David L Pearson
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Tempe AZ 85287-4501

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Date: 11/5/18 8:15 pm
From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] McCown's Longspurs, Tin House Flat, Coconino Co.
McCown's Longspurs have returned to Tin House Flat in Coconino County. I
counted 14 total over the course of the morning, and 35 Chestnut-collared
Longspurs. I expect both species will spend the winter here again,
hopefully alongside a few Lapland Longspurs. I may have had a Lapland today
at Little Rodgers Tanks but it was briefly heard only and I can't be sure.
Tin House Flat is west of Valle and is accessed via Willaha County Rd.

Felipe Guerrero
Mogollon Birding Tours

Also, a Swamp Sparrow was at the Saginaw Reservoirs in Williams this
afternoon.

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Date: 11/5/18 6:59 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 11/5/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
November 5, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for November 5, 2018 sponsored by
the New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for
private property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch
country, do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a
checklist of N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty
species can be found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the
NM Bird Finding Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more
complete, updated version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

NMOS is on Facebook, search for New Mexico Ornithological Society. All
individuals are encouraged to submit their observations to NMOS. This
includes not only records of Review List species and species potentially
new to the state, but also records of uncommon species, species of
conservation concern, records documenting breeding, and early, late, or
out-of-season/range birds. Details and photos should be sent to Sandy
Williams, 1819 Meadowview Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, or (preferred)
to <sunbittern...> Details will be used for NMOS Field Notes,
North American Birds, and the New Mexico Bird Records Committee.
NOTE: Additional reports of unseasonal birds or county rarities can be seen
on the eBird New Mexico Rare Bird Alert:
http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35650. You do not need an eBird
account to view this.

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL
letters):
Northern Goshawk (Eddy)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Eddy)
PACIFIC WREN (Eddy)
PURPLE FINCH (Socorro)
LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH (Dona Ana, Grant, Luna, Socorro)
Harris’s Sparrow (Mora)

DONA ANA County:
--up to five LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH have been reported at Tellbrook Park in
Las Cruces to November 5.

--Egelhoff reported a LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH at Leasburg Dam SP October 21.
Pederson reported two there October 28.

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported a PACIFIC WREN and a NORTHEN GOSHAWK at Rattlesnake
Springs November 4. The wren was seen well east of big marsh at end of
Cottonwood grove south of creek.

--Nieman reported the continuing RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at Washington Ranch
October 7.

GRANT County:
--Szabo reported four LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH in Sliver City October 8. They
were seen at Rose Valley RV Ranch at the eastern end of town..

LUNA County:
--Egelhoff reported a LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH at Pancho Villa SP October 26.

MORA County:
--Stoker photographed a HARRIS’S SPARROW at Wagon Mound Waterfowl Area
October 28.

SOCORRO County:
--Mlodinow reported a female type LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH at Bosque del Apache
NWR November 3. It was seen near the end of the Taylor Trail on the South
Loop. Directions “There is a short spur going to the right (as you are
walking out), 100-200 yards before the trail ends. The bird flushed out of
weedy grass there into a short cottonwood.”

--Pederson photographed a female type PURPLE FINCH at Bosque del Apache NWR
October 21. It was seen at the cactus garden near the visitors center.

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Date: 11/5/18 7:29 am
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Tufted Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Hooded Warbler
Field Ornithologists,



Rob Woodward contributed photos of Tufted Flycatcher, Bill Lisowsky
contributed photos of Red-eyed Vireo and Hooded Warbler, and Noah
Arthur contributed photos of Red-eyed Vireo. Thanks Rob, Bill, and
Noah!



Thanks to all who use the online form below to submit photos. It
makes our job a lot easier and ensures your photos will be posted more
quickly.



The AZFO Photo Gallery is found at:

http://www.azfo.org

click on "Photo Documentation"



The AZFO Sound Library of sound recordings is found at:

http://www.azfo.org

click on "Sounds Library". Note that the Sound Library cannot accept
new submissions at this time.



Arizona Field Ornithologists welcomes Arizona rarity photo
contributions from all photographers throughout the state.



Use our online form to submit photos:

http://www.azfo.org/gallery/PhotoContribution.html



If you enjoy the AZFO web site, please consider joining AZFO and
supporting our other activities. Details on the web site.



We strive for accuracy. Please email any corrections to postings to
the photo editors.



Lauren Harter and David Vander Pluym

AZFO Photo Editors

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Date: 11/4/18 5:55 pm
From: greentailedtowhee <skua33...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lake Alamo State Park
Hi Birders,

It's a long drive out to Alamo Lake State Park in La Paz / Mohave
counties. Really remote, but that is part of the reason I like it so
much. I can typically get nice sound recordings out there. Although the
lake this time of year is visited more heavily by anglers and off road
vehicles.

Today I birded by kayak and had a Great Horned Owl tooting as I sliced
through the water before dawn. Numerous Western Grebes and a hand-full of
Clark's Grebes can be found all throughout the lake. I wish I could get an
accurate count but it's tricky.

The highlights were in the Pelican department. Two BROWN PELICAN
frequented the east end of the lake. Photos in eBird pretty soon. The
other highlight was locating two tagged American White Pelican. I will
send tag data into the banding lab.

I always hope for gulls at these big lakes this time of year, but only had
5 Ring-billed Gulls.

I also had a Sagebrush Sparrow on the drive in. I don't see these birds
every year and never know where I should expect them. So it was a
highlight for me.

Good Birding,
Janine

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Date: 11/4/18 5:11 pm
From: Chris Rohrer <rohrerbot...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Louisiana Waterthrush at San Pedro House

While visiting family, we stopped at the San Pedro House for a walk. It was rather quiet around the gift shop but as we got near the stream, things picked up slightly. It was in the afternoon so things were a bit more quiet. However, I found a Louisiana Waterthrush at the underpass bobbing around near the stream. This bird was in the same general vicinity as the other 2 last year and earlier this year. Head towards the area where the highway crosses the river and head north along the trail scanning along the “shore”/mud banks and stream. Bird was skittish and hung out in the shrubs near the stream. Good birding all. Chris Rohrer
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Date: 11/4/18 5:04 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Arthur Pack Regional Park, Nov 4, 2018
Highlights today at Arthur Pack were the moderate number of Northern Shovelers, the Bufflehead, the two Wilson’s Snipe.
John R Williams

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Arthur Pack Regional Park, Nov 4, 2018
> Date: November 4, 2018 at 6:00:07 PM MST
> To: <John...>
>
> Arthur Pack Regional Park, Pima, Arizona, US
> Nov 4, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:35 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: survey of the three ponds
> 34 species
>
> Northern Shoveler 176 Single bird count done twice. 170 on the 7th hole pond, 6 on the 9th.
> Green-winged Teal 8
> Bufflehead 5 adult male on the 9th, four females on 13th
> Ruddy Duck 16
> Gambel's Quail 2
> Pied-billed Grebe 3
> Eared Grebe 2
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
> Mourning Dove 40
> Anna's Hummingbird 1
> American Coot 37
> Killdeer 2
> Wilson's Snipe 2 13th hole pond
> Spotted Sandpiper 1
> Double-crested Cormorant 1 yellow orange gular patch cage and bright. Thick neck.
> Black-crowned Night-Heron 3
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Gila Woodpecker 1
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
> Say's Phoebe 2
> Vermilion Flycatcher 4
> Common Raven 1
> Verdin 1
> Marsh Wren 2
> Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 1
> Northern Mockingbird 1
> European Starling 22
> Phainopepla 2
> House Finch 7
> Brewer's Sparrow 5
> White-crowned Sparrow 7
> Abert's Towhee 2
> Great-tailed Grackle 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49685089
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)


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Date: 11/4/18 4:06 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--04 November 2018
Hi, birders,

Today's walk started at 8 a.m., an hour later than the past 8 months, and
it showed in two ways:
1) a large turnout of birders (20 altogether.
2) less activity and fewer vocalizations from land birds.
Most of the birders were locals, but we also had visitors from elsewhere in
AZ, SD, TX, and Thailand. The group tally at the end of the morning was 66
species.

Behavioral highlight today was watching a Peregrine Falcon in pursuit of a
Redhead, with the duck successfully evading the attack. The Redhead was the
first of the winter season, as were a Canvasback and several Lesser Scaup,
bringing the waterfowl count today to 13 species. One Moson Road
impoundment held a flock of 200+ Am. Wigeon, plus small numbers of
Gadwall, N. Pintail, Mallard, Mexican Duck, and Green-winged Teal.

For the fourth week in a row, Rufous-winged Sparrows were found at the EOP.
This morning's two birds were in the mesquites along the driveway near the
gate, found before 8 a.m. Nine other species of sparrows and towhees were
tallied. A lingering Lazuli Bunting was noted, and at least five Cassin's
Kingbirds were still around. Both Sora and Virginia Rail were heard, but
not seen today.

Cheers, Erika Wilson




--
Erika Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 11/4/18 3:47 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: BLACK and Surf Scoters
Today, 4 Nov 2018, Rich Aracil, Lauren Harter and I birded Lake Havasu, the Bill Williams Arm of Lake Havasu and Parker Dam. Not much going on around Lake Havasu City but 116 Canvasbacks at the north end of Lake Havasu was a good count for the date. 
Scanning from the Bill Williams River NWR HQ the ducks sure had moved in, Rich spotted an immature/female BLACK SCOTER in with 700 Scaup (~150 Greater, ~450 Lesser and 100 spuhs, note that ONLY Greater winter in numbers at this location now and these Lessers were likely migrants heading south). We also had 5 Barrow's and 2 Common Goldeneye, a few Horned Grebes, 5 Herring Gulls and a smattering of the winter diving ducks.
Below Parker Dam in both states, I found another immature/female BLACK and an immature/female SURF SCOTER.  Good birding.
David Vander PluymLake Havasu City
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Date: 11/4/18 11:18 am
From: <susanatkisson...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Trip Planned to Roper Lake. Goal: Find and View Ringed Kingfisher
I would love to be able to accompany you on the trip!

Susan Atkisson

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 3, 2018, at 7:29 PM, Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...> wrote:
>
> Those Possibly Interested:
> Don Radovich and I are planning to drive to the Safford Area (Roper Lake) to see if the Ringed Kingfisher can be found on Wednesday, 7 November 2018. We plan to leave at about 6:30 AM and return in mid afternoon or as soon as we see the Ringed Kingfisher. We have space for others (up to 4) if there is interest. We will be traveling in a Suburban that has three rows of seats and adequate room for 6 people.
> Please contact me (520-529-4614) if you are interested.
> Clait
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Date: 11/3/18 8:15 pm
From: Diane Drobka <sunny1az...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Trip Planned to Roper Lake. Goal: Find and View Ringed Kingfisher
I can join the search; we thought it would be good to spread out over several of the known sites so that all are covered at the same time, then if someone sees her, call everyone to that site. We have two-way radios and others could bring more, or we could just use our cell phones.

From: Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...>
To: <aznmbirds...>
Cc: Don Radovich <canyon.creek...>
Sent: Saturday, November 3, 2018 7:30 PM
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Trip Planned to Roper Lake. Goal: Find and View Ringed Kingfisher

Those Possibly Interested:     Don Radovich and I are planning to drive to the Safford Area (Roper Lake) to see if the Ringed Kingfisher can be found on Wednesday, 7 November 2018. We plan to leave at about 6:30 AM and return in mid afternoon or as soon as we see the Ringed Kingfisher. We have space for others (up to 4) if there is interest. We will be traveling in a Suburban that has three rows of seats and adequate room for 6 people.     Please contact me (520-529-4614) if you are interested.            ClaitHome Page: https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/info/aznmbirds
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Date: 11/3/18 7:30 pm
From: Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Trip Planned to Roper Lake. Goal: Find and View Ringed Kingfisher
Those Possibly Interested:
Don Radovich and I are planning to drive to the Safford Area (Roper
Lake) to see if the Ringed Kingfisher can be found on Wednesday, 7 November
2018. We plan to leave at about 6:30 AM and return in mid afternoon or as
soon as we see the Ringed Kingfisher. We have space for others (up to 4) if
there is interest. We will be traveling in a Suburban that has three rows
of seats and adequate room for 6 people.
Please contact me (520-529-4614) if you are interested.
Clait

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Date: 11/3/18 12:13 pm
From: greentailedtowhee <skua33...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lower river road ponds, Maricopa az
I am looking at what I am sure is a ROSS GOOSE at eastern pond.

Golden Eagle flyover.

West end had one Franklin's Gull.

Tons of ibis and pelicans.

Janine

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Date: 11/3/18 8:59 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 11-3-2018
2 Caspian Terns just flew in and joined the flock of gulls.

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 11/3/18 8:45 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 11-3-2018
A flock of about 70 Ring-billed Gulls just joined the 20 that were already
here, there also a Franklin's Gull hiding in the flock.

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 11/2/18 9:59 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 2 November 2018
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on November 2, 2018; the next update will be made on
November 9. Phone your reports to 520-629-0510 X 3, or email to
rarebirdalert AT tucsonaudubon.org.

SEVERAL IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS follow the sightings, including information
on temporary closures and rules for access to other important birding
areas. Abbreviation "m.ob." = multiple observers. An asterisk (*)
preceding a species name in the list indicates that it merits careful, full
documentation. A pound sign (#) indicates that brief corroborating details
are warranted. Documentation and photos of review species may be submitted
at http://www.azfo.org/gallery/1main/whatIsABC.html.

Where directions are not given, they can be found in the most recent
edition of Tucson Audubon's "Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona". More
information including updates may be found here:
http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/finding-birds-in-southeast-arizona/.
For additional sightings in the region, please see the The Arizona-New
Mexico Birding ListServ (https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/arc/aznmbirds).

For more information about Tucson Audubon field trips, lectures and
educational opportunities, please see www.tucsonaudubon.org.

SPECIES MENTIONED IN THIS REPORT INCLUDE:
#Lucifer Hummingbird
*RINGED KINGFISHER
#Green Kingfisher
#Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Gray Catbird
#Rufous-capped Warbler
#McCown's Longspur
*COMMON GRACKLE

GRAHAM COUNTY
The last report of the *RINGED KINGFISHER in the Safford area was on 10/24
(Gordon Karre). The kingfisher has been seen in 3-4 different locations in
the area, including Roper Lake State Park, Dankworth Pond, a small pond at
Cactus & Lebanon Rds and in a small private pond north of Roper Lake. This
last pond is on private property but the kingfisher can be heard from Roper
Lake Road. Map: https://goo.gl/LF6TFh

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
A *COMMON GRACKLE was photographed at a private residence in Herefore on
10/29 (Chris Harbard).
In Miller Canyon, four #RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS were photographed on 10/29
(Bob & Bettina Arrigoni) above Split Rock near the junction with a sign for
Miller Canyon Trail 106. Split Rock is about a mile from the parking area.

BISBEE
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD was reported at a private residence in Bisbee on
11/1 (Sheri Williamson).

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD continued at a private residence in Portal through
10/27 (David Johnson).
A #GRAY CATBIRD continued this week on 11/2 in a yard in Whitetail Canyon
(Rick Taylor).

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), a #GREEN KINGFISHER
continued this week (m.ob.) at the east end along the Birding Trail.

TUCSON area
A #YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued in the Lakes at Castle Rock area in
northeast Tucson on 11/2 (m.ob.).

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER was photographed at Amado Territory Ranch on
10/30 (Rich Hoyer, Pamela Gunn).
A #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER was photographed along the De Anza Trail at
Tumacacori on 10/29 (Rich Hoyer, Pamela Gunn) and continued on 10/31
(m.ob.).
#BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued in Rock Corral Canyon on 10/29 (Rich
Hoyer) west of Santa Gertrudis Lane. A high clearance, four-wheel drive
vehicle is recommended; the birds have been between the corral and the
unofficial campground.

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Madera Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/dXBYP), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued along Proctor Rd this week (m.ob.).

SONOITA
#McCOWN'S LONGSPURS were reported along Curly Horse Rd on 11/2 (m.ob.).


ANNOUNCEMENTS
The revised 8th edition of Tucson Audubon's "Finding Birds in Southeast
Arizona" is available here:
http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/finding-birds-in-southeast-arizona/

TUCSON - Mosquito control operations are scheduled at Sweetwater Wetlands
from 6:30-8:30am on Mondays during the warmer months (usually March -
November). The gate will open when operations are finished. Due to
long-term construction, Roger Road WRF is closed. See our Sweetwater page (
http://www.tucsonaudubon.org/what-we-do/visit/planning/locations/212.html)
or http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/water/sweetwater for details.

The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department security
procedures are subject to change any time. Please see the "bird watching"
link on this page for important information regarding access:
http://webcms.pima.gov/government/wastewaterreclamation/

RAMSEY CANYON - Ramsey Canyon Preserve is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

ASH CANYON B&B: open dawn to dusk EXCEPT Wednesday, when open noon to dusk.
Parking is limited; please carpool whenever possible. No need to call ahead.

FORT HUACHUCA - access requirements are posted on its official webpage at
http://www.huachuca.army.mil/pages/des/accesscontrol.html. The Visitor
Control Center is located at the Van Deman Gate on Hwy 90. The fort is an
active military installation and will suspend your driving privileges on
Post for 30 days on your first offense for talking or using a cell phone
while driving. You MUST use a hands free device. Current entry requirements
(subject to change without notice): US citizens must pass a background
check and should be prepared to show photo ID for everyone in the vehicle
at the entrance, and possibly your vehicle registration and insurance as
well. Foreign nationals must be accompanied by an approved military escort;
contact the base (520.533.7111), or possibly the Sierra Vista Visitor's
Bureau (520.417.6960) well in advance. ACCESS NOTE: apparently some states
driver's licenses do not meet federal requirements for base entry (KY, ME,
MT, PA, SC, MN, MO, and WA); see https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs or
http://huachuca-www.army.mil/pages/des/visitoraccess.html for details.

SANTA CRUZ FLATS: Management at the Evergreen Turf Sod Farm has asked
birders not to drive into the property (i.e., the 2750 road); birding from
perimeter roads (i.e., Tweedy or Pretzer) is still fine.

AVRA VALLEY WRF: Gates open 7AM and close PROMPTLY at 2PM (do not linger,
you will be locked inside).

GREEN VALLEY WRF: under construction, access only on weekends. When open,
use the call box at the gate, sign in and out at the office, and stay away
from buildings and construction equipment.

ROGER ROAD WRF, CORONA DE TUCSON WRF, and NOGALES STP: Closed.

Good birding!

Andrew Core
SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/southeast-arizona-rare-bird-alert/

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Date: 11/2/18 6:19 pm
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Rare birds in Arizona
Arizona birders,

2018 has been another great year for birding in Arizona so far, and on
behalf of the Arizona Bird Committee, I’d like to thank everyone who has
submitted documentation of review species and potential first state
records! There are a few reports that haven’t yet been submitted, however,
or for which more documentation would be appreciated. The following is an
incomplete list of unsubmitted or partially documented reports from the
past several months – if you’ve observed any ABC review species (
http://abc.azfo.org/lists/review_list.html) recently, or even have an old
report that was never reviewed, please send it our way! Different options
for reporting can be found at http://abc.azfo.org/info/default.html

Buff-collared Nightjar: Documentation with specific locations from Brown
Canyon would be appreciated, as well as observations of more than two birds
*and especially the active nest* from California Gulch/Warsaw Canyon

Lesser Black-backed Gull from Lake Mead

Nutting’s Flycatcher from California Gulch

Tufted Flycatcher from Ramsey Canyon in 2018

Rose-throated Becard: Any and all documentation, including documentation of
the three pairs’ locations as well as photos or other documentation of the
number of nestlings/fledglings from each nest would be greatly appreciated!

Red-eyed Vireo: Any documentation of the multiple reports this fall

Blackpoll Warbler from Luna Lake

Blackburnian Warbler from Gilbert Water Ranch

Flame-colored Tanager at Ramsey Canyon – any documentation after early to
mid-August?



Thanks again for your part in documenting Arizona’s rare avifauna!
Lauren Harter
Chair, Arizona Bird Records Committee
Lake Havasu City, AZ

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Date: 11/2/18 5:49 pm
From: Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Lawrence' Goldfinch
Went down there today Nov 2, late morning, they were still there. Perhaps
not as many but still plenty to look at and very beautiful!

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From: <aznmbirds-request...>
[mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Jim Ripley
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:55 PM
To: bird list
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lawrence' Goldfinch

Wednesday late morning and early afternoon scores and scores of Lawrence's
Goldfinches were coming into the fountain at the Amado Territory Ranch Inn
B&B on the east side of I-19 at the Arivaca exit. I was too busy taking
photos to attempt a count. Thanks to Richard Hoyer who reported the
Lawrence's activity at this location on Tuesday.

Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 11/2/18 1:17 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: Many New Photos!
Field Ornithologists,


 
Matthew Grube contributed additional photos of the Lake Havasu Blue-footed Booby and Parasitic Jaeger, Ken Murphy contributed additional photos of the El Rio Reddish Egret, Gordon Karre contributed photos of a Reddish Egret, Rick Taylor contributed photos of a Wood Thrush, David Pearson contributed photos of a different Reddish Egret, Jason Wilder contributed photos of a Least Flycatcher, Cathy Beck contributed photos of an American Golden-Plover, and Chris Harbard contributed photos of a Common Grackle.  Under Exotics Susan Drown contributed photos of Tricolored Munia. Thanks Matthew, Ken, Gordon, Rick, David, Jason, Cathy, Chris, and Susan!


 
Thanks to all who use the online form below to submit photos.  It makes our job a lot easier and ensures your photos will be posted more quickly. 


 
The AZFO Photo Gallery is found at:

http://www.azfo.org

click on "Photo Documentation"


 
The AZFO Sound Library of sound recordings is found at:

http://www.azfo.org

click on "Sounds Library". Note that the Sound Library cannot accept new submissions at this time.


 
Arizona Field Ornithologists welcomes Arizona rarity photo contributions from all photographers throughout the state.


 
Use our online form to submit photos:

http://www.azfo.org/gallery/PhotoContribution.html


 
If you enjoy the AZFO web site, please consider joining AZFO and supporting our other activities.  Details on the web site.


 
We strive for accuracy.  Please email any corrections to postings to the photo editors.


 
Lauren Harter and David Vander Pluym

AZFO Photo Editors
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Date: 11/1/18 4:54 pm
From: cjbabbitt cjbabbitt <cjbabbitt...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Brown-crested Flycatcher
Just had a very late, and vocal Brown-crested Flycatcher in my yard in Phoenix.

Charles Babbitt

Phoenix

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Date: 10/31/18 9:55 pm
From: Jim Ripley <jimripley.az...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lawrence’ Goldfinch
Wednesday late morning and early afternoon scores and scores of Lawrence’s Goldfinches were coming into the fountain at the Amado Territory Ranch Inn B&B on the east side of I-19 at the Arivaca exit. I was too busy taking photos to attempt a count. Thanks to Richard Hoyer who reported the Lawrence’s activity at this location on Tuesday.

Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 10/31/18 4:33 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] El Rio Avocet
This afternoon at the El Rio open space in Marana, there was a single American Avocet in the SW corner near the kiosk.
Also present were two Great Egrets and a Snowy Egret.

John R Williams
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Date: 10/31/18 11:08 am
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Catalina Mts. Bear Canyon WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER
Wednesday 9 a.m. a male WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER was seen in a big Ponderosa Pine on the north edge of the Cypress Picnic Area, which is the first or lowest of the three Bear Canyon Picnic Areas. Beautiful bird!

Another birder had posted on ebird that he had seen both male and female Williamson's Sapsuckers in the same area yesterday mid-day.

John Higgins, Tucson, AZ
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Date: 10/30/18 4:06 pm
From: Merlin <merlin32757...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Pena Blanca Lake, Oct 30, 2018
Hi All

The Tubac bird hike went to Pena Blanca Lake today, we had nine birders and
great weather. Very few duck yet, just Ruddy ducks and some Mallards. We
had about 30 species with some great looks at a Canyon Wren who put on a
show for us. More ducks will be showing up as the season progresses.

Pena Blanca Lake, Santa Cruz, Arizona, US
Oct 30, 2018 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
27 species (+3 other taxa)

Mallard 3
Mallard (Domestic type) 2
Ruddy Duck 8
Pied-billed Grebe 6
hummingbird sp. 2
American Coot 40
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-naped Sapsucker 3
Acorn Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 1
Empidonax sp. 1
Black Phoebe 4
Say's Phoebe 1
Cassin's Kingbird 4
Loggerhead Shrike 1
Common Raven 6
Canyon Wren 3
Marsh Wren 1
Bewick's Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
House Finch 8
Lesser Goldfinch 6
Chipping Sparrow 30
Canyon Towhee 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 25
Lazuli Bunting 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49568654

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)


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Thanks
Rob Rutledge
Green Valley, AZ

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Date: 10/30/18 3:49 pm
From: Merlin <merlin32757...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Birding hikes at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
Hi All

The birding hikes are starting again at the Buenos Aires National Wildlife
Refuge on Saturday November 3 at the Arivaca Cienega Trail which is a
1-1/4 mile loop over a boardwalk and path with opportunities to see bird
life in a rare desert wetland. The trailhead has picnic tables and rest
rooms and it is located about ¼ mile east of Arivaca. The Cienega is open
to explore at your leisure or you can join Tucson Audubon for a free guided
bird walk the first Saturday of each month at 8:00am November through
April. Contact Rob Rutledge by phone at 520-609-9675 or by email at
<merlin32757...> <rolfsonbob...> for more information.

Directions
*Arivaca Cienega and Creek Trails*:
From Tucson take Highway 286 south from Three Points to milepost 12. Turn
left and drive east 12 miles to Arivaca. From Interstate 19, take the
Amado/Arivaca exit west, turn right at the T, then left at the Cow Palace
onto Arivaca Road. Then drive 23 miles to Arivaca. Arivaca Cienega Trail is
¼ mile east of Arivaca. Arivaca Creek Trail is 2 miles west of town.

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Green Valley, AZ

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Date: 10/30/18 2:30 pm
From: mary klinkel <munchita...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Green Valley Lawrence's Goldfinches
Out for my usual aerobic walk on the Anza Trail about 1.3 miles north of Desert Meadows Park near Continental & Abrego, I came into a mixed flock & stopped in my tracks to work on re-tuning my eyes to birds, as butterfly season slows down. In the flock: Lawrences Goldfinches (I forgot how beautiful they are!!), lark sparrows, orange-crowned & yellow-rumped warblers, Lincoln’s sparrows, house wren, vesper sparrow, ladder-backed woodpecker, along with typical desert species.

Mary Klinkel, Green Valley

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Date: 10/30/18 8:59 am
From: Richard Hoyer <birdernaturalist...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Amado Lawrence's Goldfinches and Rivoli's Hummingbird
Tuesday, Oct 30

Dear Birders,

There has been a huge influx of LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCHES this morning. Yesterday I saw less than a dozen along Sopori Wash at Amado Territory Ranch (and Amado Inn), but this morning there were flocks swirling about numbering at least 150.

A big surprise was an immature male RIVOLI'S HUMMINGBIRD flycatching around the pine tress in front of Amado Inn B & B at about 7:15 a.m., later coming to the feeders behind the inn.

The WESTERN GREBE (and two EARED GREBES) were still at Amado Sewage ponds.

Good Birding,

Rich
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Tucson, Arizona
Senior Leader for WINGS
http://wingsbirds.com

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Date: 10/29/18 6:56 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 10/29/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
October 29, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for October 29, 2018 sponsored by
the New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for
private property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch
country, do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a
checklist of N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty
species can be found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the
NM Bird Finding Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more
complete, updated version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

NMOS is on Facebook, search for New Mexico Ornithological Society. All
individuals are encouraged to submit their observations to NMOS. This
includes not only records of Review List species and species potentially
new to the state, but also records of uncommon species, species of
conservation concern, records documenting breeding, and early, late, or
out-of-season/range birds. Details and photos should be sent to Sandy
Williams, 1819 Meadowview Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, or (preferred)
to <sunbittern...> Details will be used for NMOS Field Notes,
North American Birds, and the New Mexico Bird Records Committee.
NOTE: Additional reports of unseasonal birds or county rarities can be seen
on the eBird New Mexico Rare Bird Alert:
http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35650. You do not need an eBird
account to view this.

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL
letters):
Surf Scoter (Rio Arriba)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Eddy)
COUCH’S KINGBIRD (Socorro)
PURPLE FINCH (Socorro)
LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH (Dona Ana, Grant, Luna)
Harris’s Sparrow (Mora)
BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Socorro)

DONA ANA County:
--up to four LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH have been reported at Tellbrook Park in
Las Cruces to October 28.

--Egelhoff reported a LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH at Leasburg Dam SP October 21.
Pederson reported two there October 28.

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported the continuing RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at Washington Ranch
October 7.

GRANT County:
--Szabo reported four LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH in Sliver City October 8. They
were seen at Rose Valley RV Ranch at the eastern end of town..

LUNA County:
--Egelhoff reported a LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH at Pancho Villa SP October 26.

MORA County:
--Stoker photographed a HARRIS’S SPARROW at Wagon Mound Waterfowl Area
October 28.

RIO ARRIBA County:
--Patia reported two SURF SCOTERS on Heron Lake October 26.

SOCORRO County:
--Fullingim photographed a BLACKPOLL WARBLER in her Luis Lopez yard October
25.

--Pederson photographed a female type PURPLE FINCH at Bosque del Apache NWR
October 21. It was seen at the cactus garden near the visitors center.

--Zaslow reported a Couch’s Kingbird at Bosque del Apache NWR October 11.
It was seen at various locations around the visitors center and continued
to October 21.

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Date: 10/29/18 1:38 pm
From: David Beaudette <xeracris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson: Reid Park Greater Pewee still there
Hi Birders,

Details on eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49545023

Dave Beaudette
Tucson

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Date: 10/29/18 11:58 am
From: Robin Baxter <baxterrobin...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Patagonia Lewis's Woodpecker
This morning, Monday October 29, at 8:30, I saw an adult Lewis's Woodpecker in Patagonia. It was on Pennsylvania Ave. in the dead limbs at the top of a cottonwood just before the Sonoita Creek dry crossing before the TAS Paton Center. I watched it for a few minutes as I approached from Fourth Ave.. It then flew off to the SE, into the sun, so the linear park through town might be a good place to check as well.


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Date: 10/29/18 11:07 am
From: Chris Harbard <chrisharbard...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Common Grackle in Hereford, Cochise County
An apparent Common Grackle was seen at my feeders in Hereford, Cochise County this morning. It appeared just after 7.30 and spent 5-10 minutes, before flying off. It appeared again a little later and was then frightened off by a hawk and has not yet returned.

At first glance I thought it was a Great-tailed Grackle but the shorter tail, glossed head and brown body did not fit. The photos show a smaller beak and a color distribution which fits with Common Grackle. The photos are on eBird.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49541105

I will post if it reappears.

Chris

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Date: 10/29/18 7:09 am
From: david johnson <desertsage88056...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ late date Lucifer Hummingbird Portal
Saturday 10/27 may be a late date for a female Lucifer hummingbird on the
east slope of the Chiricahuas. In fact two females were on the property on
10/23. Rain might have played a big part as the yard was totally in bloom
with various red sages, and the storms kept the birds from flying south.
First Lucifer was reported in the yard 3/29 with continued sighting of many
individuals through the summer and fall.

David Johnson
Portal, Arizona

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Date: 10/28/18 8:24 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Pena Blanca Lake and Amado WTP Sunday
A really good selection of woodpeckers and sapsuckers at Pena Blanca Lake
this morning -- Acorn, Gila, Ladder-backed, Lewis's, N. Flicker and 5
Red-naped Sapsuckers. Also many Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Yellow-rumped
Warblers. Not much in the way of waterfowl. They were all at the Amado
WTP -- 3 kinds of grebe (Eared, Pied-billed, Western), 9 Black-bellied
Whistling Ducks, a few Coots, and Mallard, Am. Wigeon, Ring-necked and
Ruddy Ducks. Complete lists are on eBird.

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 10/28/18 4:11 pm
From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Thick-billed Kingbird, Santa Maria Mountains, Yavapai Co.
6,500 ft., Ponderosa-Gambel Oak habitat northwest of Prescott. We were
still getting out of the car when I heard it first - thought for a second
some other bird was doing a pretty good TBKI - then it flew atop a
ponderosa snag 60 ft. out in front of us, calling. It sat for 30 seconds
before it flew to another nearby snag then sailed off down the ridge
calling, never to return. We searched for it for the rest of the day -
about 7 hours. Never did get a photo. Also present was Clark's Nutcracker.

Felipe Guerrero
Mogollon Birding Tours

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Date: 10/28/18 1:19 pm
From: <dpsiminski...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Sunday Sierra Vista Birding Walk
The five birders on the weekly Sunday Sierra Vista Environmental Operations
Park (EOP) Birding Walk observed 71 species of birds this morning.

Most notable were the changes in species composition and numbers associated
with the change of seasons. On the increase were ducks with nine species,
sparrows with 12 species, and large numbers of blackbirds. On the decrease
were flycatchers (other than Say’s Phoebes) and no swallows at all. Notable
was the influx of Northern Flickers (6), American Pipits (12), and Eastern and
Western Meadowlarks (13). For the second week in a row, Rufous-winged Sparrows
were noted in the mesquites near the recharge ponds, and a late Botteri’s
Sparrow was carefully observed in the same area.

Note that starting next Sunday, the first Sunday in November, the weekly
Sunday Sierra Vista EOP birding walks will BEGIN AT 8:00 a.m., not 7 a.m.
Meet at the parking lot near the viewing platform.

See eBird posts at:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49520520
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49519611

Pete Siminski
Sierra Vista, AZ
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Date: 10/27/18 7:40 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park
A quick visit to the park at 5 Pm yielded:
2 Eared Grebes
2 Pied-billed Grebes
30+ Ruddy Ducks
4 Ring-necked Ducks
2 Gadwall
8 Mallards
20 Northern Shovelers
1 Black-crowned Night Heron
1 Great Blue Heron
1 first year Cooper’s Hawk
1 Lesser Nighthawk
hundreds of Great-tailed Grackles and Starlings

First day back in State after a difficult trip across the country.

John R Williams


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Date: 10/27/18 4:30 pm
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Some Green Valley Birding; Lawrence's Golfinches et al.
Hi Birders: Following up Melody Kehl's post from yesterday, several Lawrence's Goldfinches were relocated this morning in Green Valley. Directions: At the corner of Continental and Whitehouse, turn right on Whitehouse; cross the railway tracks, and look for Campbell on your left. Turn left on Campbell and park just beyond the medical clinics. Where I found the birds this morning was about 400-500 yards north of those clinics in appropriate scrubby/weedy habitat. There is a rough road that runs through this area, but I walked. The goldfinches are with House Finches, and I also saw Say's Phoebe, Vermillion Flycatcher, a Cooper's Hawk, Phainopepla, Mourning Doves, and Audubon's Warbler.
Up further in at the Santa Rita Lodge feeders, in Madera Canyon both the Blue throated and the Rivoli's Hummingbirds continue, although the former seems to be getting harder to see making infrequent visits to the feeders. Cheers, Thor

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Green Valley.

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Date: 10/27/18 12:30 pm
From: Melanie <mherring5...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Glendale Recharge Ponds police activity
Hi All, Around 1030 or 11am, police  closed off dirt road south of ponds and had rifles out, they were focusing mainly on houses directly south of basin 5.  Police helicopter circling.I left and did not stick around for the outcome.Lots of birds in basin 5.  I'm not into counting or keeping track, but did count 26 ring billed gulls, they consolidated and moved from between all those white pelicans for me to verify count.3 of the 7 Greater whitefronted geese were in basin 3.Good number of peeps, greater yellow legs,  black necked stilts, avocets, and dows.On my way out, a Harris Hawk was sitting on a pole.Be safe out there and be aware of your surroundings.Melanie HerringGoodyear, AZOut and about on my mobile...Home Page: https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/info/aznmbirds
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Date: 10/26/18 5:38 pm
From: Lois Manowitz <loismanow...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Western Grebe at Ft Lowell Park
Yesterday, 10/25, the Western Grebe was still at the pond at Ft Lowell Park.
It favored staying near the fountain. It was very active, preening, diving,
moving around the fountain.

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Date: 10/26/18 5:09 pm
From: Darlene <dsmyth3...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ:Catalina, WOW Arizona
Bob, Mary Kay, and I, greeted by a charming Greater Roadrunner, birded this relaxing, yet stimulating, property today. Six species of hummers were buzzing about, including one immature Rufous or Allen's, one Black-chinned Hummingbird, and at least one Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jays were easily and well seen. Green-tailed Towhees are back, Rufous-winged Sparrows are resident, White-crowned Sparrows were singing, and Inca Doves were calling and seen even though the property is being squabbled over by Cooper’s Hawks. A magnificent Harris’s Hawk spent the morning sitting in obvious possession of one huge pine tree. I did not have time to sit and watch the fruited row of old pyracantha bushes, but since is is reminiscent of the row along Santa Gertrudis Lane, I am sure some fruit and brush loving birds spend time foraging there. Again, the property is full of stunning flowering plants for pollinators.

WOW Arizona is located 8 miles north of Catalina State Park, has easy trails, abundant seating, restroom, etc. Contact to visit as numbers are limited to preserve the habitat and serene atmosphere.

Happy Birding,

Darlene Smyth
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 10/26/18 8:09 am
From: Melody <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lawrence’s goldfinch
Behind the health clinic off whitehouse road out of green valley. At least a dozen or so. Melody.

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Date: 10/25/18 5:18 pm
From: Richard Castetter <rcastett...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SC NM: Continuing Rose-breasted Grosbeak
At my home in the North Valley area of Las Cruces a first year male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK continues to visit the seed feeder station a few times each day.  
Rick Castetter
Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Date: 10/25/18 1:38 pm
From: Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [NM] Las Cruces LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCHES Tellbrook Park
I managed to relocate and photograph a male Lawrence's Goldfinch at Tellbrook
Park where a small flock had been reported yesterday (October 24th) evening
and shortly after noon today (October 25th). I saw a total of at least 3
individuals but I imagine there are more. I arrived at around 1:30 and over
the course of an hour I heard them calling intermittently the entire time,
however they were quite difficult to get an eye on. They seemed to be sticking
to the dense elms/salt cedar in the center of the park but duos would fly off
occasionally.
There is no water source in this park but there are plenty of feeders in the
surrounding neighborhood and this park is notorious for it's ability to
attract unusual birds, so my suspicion is these may be more "chaseable" than
the flyovers I have had the past few weeks at Mesilla or Leasburg State Parks.
Happy Birding
Wyatt Egelhoff
Las Cruces,
New Mexico

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Date: 10/25/18 12:03 pm
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson, Reid Park Greater Pewee
Hi Birders,

This morning the Greater Pewee was seen in trees south of the south pond. (That's where I saw it.) I see from
eBird that later in the AM it was seen at it's better known location in the tall oak just west of the rose garden.

There was another contopus, a Western Wood-pewee, in the olive trees near the SE corner of the south pond.

(It was silent, so I can't guarantee that it wasn't an Eastern.)

Checklists at eBird

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L227274?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Good birding,
Mark Stevenson
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 10/24/18 8:20 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Lakeside Park, Tucson Today
The Snow Goose and Greater White-fronted Goose are still at Lakeside Park,
along with a large flock of American Wigeons and Coots. I saw 2
Black-crowned Night-herons today, an adult and a juvenile. They've both
learned to hang out by fishermen and wait for a handout, so it's easy to
get close to them. The juvenile has been named "Buddy" by the fishermen.
I noticed the adult (no name) has a significant amount of fishing line
wound around its toes -- kind of looks like it's wearing huaraches. It
doesn't seem to interfere with the bird's activities, but I wonder if an
attempt should be made to remove it?
Complete list of today's sightings is on eBird.

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 10/24/18 6:49 pm
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Willcox Cranes
Wednesday morning there were several thousand Sandhill Cranes noisily flying over the Apple Annie's Produce and Pumpkin Farm northwest of Willcox.

John Higgins, Tucson, AZ
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Date: 10/24/18 3:24 pm
From: Chris McCreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO meeting conditions - Alamo Canyon
For those attending the meeting this weekend in Ajo- it is very green out
there! It is going to be a great meeting. As of just now there are two
remaining campsites in Alamo Canyon (it is a great spot but only has 4
sites). A gentleman in one of the spots says he is leaving Saturday. There
are many more spots at the campground near the Visitor Center.

Just a heads up, the midges/no-see-ums were biting pretty good in Alamo,
you may want to bring bug spray if they bother you. And I saw a good sized
rattlesnake after being at the campsite for less than five minutes, so they
are still out and active.

McCreedy
Tucson

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Date: 10/24/18 1:26 pm
From: Ernie Nickels <nickelseldesigns...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Hermit Thrush back in Tempe!
This morning 10/24/18 the HERMIT THRUSH made his annual visit to our back
yard (Broadway east of College). One has been coming for the last 45 years
or so. Actually the first time for this Fall was a week ago on 10/17/18.



Other returning Fall birds heard or seen are American Kestrel, Northern
Flicker & possible Orange-crowned Warbler. A Common Raven was flying over
Apache Blvd east of Rural Rd yesterday morning.



Jeanette Nickels

Tempe AZ

Daley Park Neighborhood


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Date: 10/24/18 11:38 am
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Las Cienegas NCA & Curly Horse Road
This morning I headed to the Happy Valley-Paige Creek area. As I pulled off the freeway, I spotted a large fog bank to the north, perhaps an omen? Driving in, they had clearly gotten more rain recently that I had in Tucson. At the first crossing, a fair amount of water running across - no problem. At the second crossing - uh-oh, I’ve seen this movie before. A truck with two hunters in it was sunk in and not going anywhere. Another truck was there and they were already working with some straps to pull it out, so we got to it. Couple of broken attempts later, finally pulled them out. Decided I didn’t need that kind of adventure today, so Plan B?

Decided to head down to Las Cienegas via Curly Horse Road and see what was in for the winter? At the gate as I was going in, I thought I heard flight calls for Chestnut-collared Longspurs, but could not get a visual? Made a note to check back on the way out. Road was pretty slippery, even CH Rd coming in. But the advantage of all of that moisture is that the sparrows tend to perch up more, making it easier to see and study them. Drove to the corral and tank (N31.71541 W110.60647) which has always been productive before and not disappointing again today. Not large numbers of sparrows but good variety. Most were SAVANNAH and VESPER SPARROWS, but I did get onto one sitting up with some yellow on the face and obvious white crown stripe - GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. And then I got several good looks through the scope at another bird, more subtle crown stripe but two obvious ocular spots - BAIRD’S SPARROW, my find of the day, and one that was here last year as well. On my way out then, I headed south at the gate and did eventually find a flock of ~15 CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS, confirming my earlier suspicion and reports from the last couple of weeks.

Somewhat off topic, I want to put in a plug for a book that I think a lot of subscribers might enjoy, Birds New to Science: Fifty Years of Avian Discoveries. Saw this in the TAS shop and picked it up, worried that it might be a little dry but the photos were great, so I thought I would give it a try. Has 1-2 page descriptions of the ~300 species newly described to science in the last 50 years, and not bothering to dwell on the splits/fusions, etc. It begins with an excellent introduction to the whole species definition, something I found useful. Then there are some tables showing where and when they were found, do you know what one new species was found in NA and the US during that period? And heck, just reading through the names is exciting enough. But the descriptions have a lot of neat items in them. The short account of the discovery of each was probably the most appealing part for me, some of the accounts are really fascinating to read through. Characteristic descriptions, including voice and habitat, were also interesting. And lastly the naming descriptions were very intriguing, to see who was being honored and why, often in very generous accounts. It was poignant to see Ted Parker cited so many times. One aspect that I particularly appreciated was the allusion to how often indigenous peoples knew of the birds, had names for them, helped in their finding, and even contributed to the knowledge of their descriptions and nests, etc. For a few, live examples are only known via indigenous people. I guess for me, though I am unlikely to ever see any of these birds, after all they are often rare and restricted in their range, one can’t help but be impressed with the diversity of birds out there and their different life histories. A nice Xmas present for that birder who has everything.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

"I took a drink from your moonshine jar
Hey, the slope gets slippier
Yeah, the women get lippier”
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Date: 10/24/18 8:39 am
From: Gordon Karre <karhop1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] EAAZ: Roper Lake, Ringed Kingfisher
The Ringed Kingfisher has called 7 times in the past 15 minutes this morning from the private pond which is north of Roper Lake. Has not yet shown itself.

With Barb Meding.

Happy Birding

Gordon Karre

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Date: 10/23/18 10:04 am
From: Dale Clark <daleclark1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Sun Lakes Sandhill Cranes
This morning, there were two SANDHILL CRANES feeding in an alfalfa field
northwest of the Riggs and Price roads intersection. Directions from Riggs
Road would be to turn north on Old Price Road (88th street) and continuing
driving north until you are three tenths of a mile (.3) from the turnaround
spot where the pavement ends. The cranes were feeding to the west of old
Price Road. A scope would be helpful.



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Date: 10/22/18 5:56 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 10/22/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
October 22, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for October 22, 2018 sponsored by
the New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for
private property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch
country, do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a
checklist of N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty
species can be found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the
NM Bird Finding Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more
complete, updated version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

NMOS is on Facebook, search for New Mexico Ornithological Society. All
individuals are encouraged to submit their observations to NMOS. This
includes not only records of Review List species and species potentially
new to the state, but also records of uncommon species, species of
conservation concern, records documenting breeding, and early, late, or
out-of-season/range birds. Details and photos should be sent to Sandy
Williams, 1819 Meadowview Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, or (preferred)
to <sunbittern...> Details will be used for NMOS Field Notes,
North American Birds, and the New Mexico Bird Records Committee.
NOTE: Additional reports of unseasonal birds or county rarities can be seen
on the eBird New Mexico Rare Bird Alert:
http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35650. You do not need an eBird
account to view this.

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL
letters):
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Curry)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Eddy)
COUCH’S KINGBIRD (Socorro)
WOOD THRUSH (Roosevelt)
PURPLE FINCH (Socorro)
LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH (Dona Ana, Grant)
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER (Roosevelt)

CURRY County:
--Parmeter reported four YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS at the CLOVIS WWTP
August 17. Three continued to September 26.

DONA ANA County:
--Egelhoff reported a flyover LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH at Mesilla Valley Bosque
SP October 14. He reported another flyover at Leasburg Dam SP October 21

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported the continuing RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at Washington Ranch
October 7.

GRANT County:
--Szabo reported four LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH in Sliver City October 8. They
were seen at Rose Valley RV Ranch at the eastern end of town..

ROOSEVELT County:
--Parmeter and Beauprez reported a WOOD THRUSH and a BLACK-THROATED GREEN
WARBLER at the Melrose Trap October 21.

SOCORRO County:
--Pederson photographed a female type PURPLE FINCH at Bosque del Apache NWR
October 21. It was seen at the cactus garden near the visitors center.

--Zaslow reported a Couch’s Kingbird at Bosque del Apache NWR October 11.
It was seen at various locations around the visitors center and continued
to October 21.

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Date: 10/22/18 4:13 pm
From: James Taylor <jimmitaylor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SW Arizona, Yuma Co. - Black and White Warbler
Hello Birders,

The West Wetlands Park was very active this morning with continuing migrants and arriving winter residents. Included were numerous blue-gray gnatcatchers, black-throated gray warblers, ruby-crowned kinglets, a Townsend’s warbler as well as a nice black-and-white warbler. The black-and-white warbler was associating with RCKI and BGGN just downstream from the boat launch along the path that runs along the river.

Happy Hoisting those Bins to the Birds!

Jim Taylor
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Date: 10/22/18 3:43 pm
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Santa Rita Lodge Feeders Madera Canyon
Hi Birders: As other birders have reported, the Blue-throated Hummingbirds have " reappeared " at the Santa Rita Lodge Feeders in Madera Canyon. I took a visiting birder up there this morning, and they appeared on a fairly consistent basis. They obviously never left, just didn't make themselves apparent to me and other birders the last time I checked last Thursday morning. Also around were the other birds being regularly reported from the site; Rivoli's, Broad billed, Broad tailed, Rufous, and Anna's Hummingbirds. In the time I was there, I didn't notice a Calliope or Black chinned.
Other noticeable birds included Hepatic Tanager, and Arizona Woodpecker amongst the other regulars. The brilliant Red naped Sapsucker continues to patronize the area by the Pyracantha bushes at the Western or bottom end of the main feeder area.
On the walk up from Proctor, we didn't see any Black capped Gnatcatchers, ( not for lack of trying ), or trogons.
Cheers, Thor

Thor Manson
Green Valley.

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Date: 10/21/18 9:57 pm
From: Darlene <dsmyth3...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--21 Oct 2018
Many thanks to the birders from AZ/NM who send their reports to this list. You are doing a great service to the birders whose main focus is to enjoy their sightings, discover new birding locations, and bask in the joy of birding. Your reports help them find wondrous birds they might not otherwise see and make them feel that there is actually a community of birders “out there” who also value sharing these fascinating creatures. For many reasons, there are birders who will not post their sightings to eBird….many do not even know about this service or are intimidated by it. Your sharing is important to the growth of our wonderful hobby.

Happy Birding!
Darlene
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> On Oct 21, 2018, at 5:04 PM, Erika Wilson <terika88...> wrote:
>
> Hi, birders,
>
> A splendid morning for the five locals who walked the Sierra Vista EOP dikes today, with a group total of 73 species. Highlights included a Double-crested Cormorant, the first Am. Pipits, a late Lucy's Warbler, a flock of Chestnut-collared Longspurs, a Rufous-winged Sparrow, and several Lawrence's Goldfinches.
>
> An impressive number of ducks in the main impoundments this morning, including 100+ Am. Wigeon in one impoundment, and an unusually large group of 20+ basic-plumaged Blue-winged Teal to sort out from the expected Cinnamon Teal in the next impoundment. An immature Double-crested Cormorant flew in, swam around a bit, then flew out again. The first Am. Pipits of the season were working a sludge pile. Two Merlin were hunting--a dark Taiga bird around the main impoundments and a pale Prairie bird around the Moson Road impoundments.
>
> Passerines of interest today included a late Lucy's Warbler foraging in typical mesquite habitat at Moson Road--there are just a few other October EOP records. A calling Chestnut-collared Longspur flying over got our attention, followed a bit later by a large flock flying along the dikes, only to disappear behind a rise. Four Lawrence's Goldfinches flew in, landing in a large bush where they were scoped briefly before they shifted into adjacent mesquites and grasses.
>
> A large evergreen bush had a vigorously calling Curve-billed Thrasher at the top, with two vocal Cactus Wrens collecting plant fibers below the thrasher. Then a N. Mockingbird swooped into the bush, followed shortly by a Green-tailed Towhee, and then a Rufous-winged Sparrow landed. This last species has been increasing in the San Pedro Valley, with several birds seen three weeks ago at the EOP in the same general area. Interesting to see such a variety of species in one bush.
>
> A reminder that EOP walks begin at 7 a.m. through October, but will drop back to 8 a.m. starting in November.
>
> Cheers, Erika Wilson
>
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Date: 10/21/18 5:56 pm
From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FOS Sprague's Pipit and McCown's Longspurs, Lonesome Valley, Yavapai
Had my first-of-season Sprague's Pipit and McCown's Longspurs in Lonesome
Valley, Yavapai this morning. Also present were several Chestnut-collared
Longspurs.

Felipe Guerrero
Mogollon Birding Tours

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Date: 10/21/18 5:47 pm
From: Ray Kellman <raykellman2...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Ringed Kinkfiser Continues
Kate and I spent Friday (2:00-5:30pm) and Saturday (6:00am-1:00pm)
searching for the Ringed Kingfisher in the vicinity of Roper Lake State
Park near Safford. High winds made birding difficult. At 10:10am we heard
the kingfisher calling and quickly found it perched on the telephone lines,
on the west side at the corner of Lebanon and Cactus roads. We had
excellent views of this female, with a rufous belly and under tail coverts.
The bird then flew downward, and east toward the pond (private property)
across the street and disappeared from view. Our time at the sight was less
than 10 minutes. The large number of birders and high frequency visits to
this sight, have left the property owners upset, who feel that their
privacy has been compromised. Certainly, birders have the right to use the
public roads and foot paths adjacent to this property. But we suggest that
birders use discretion, be mindful of the owners concerns, and don't linger
if you are lucky enough to find Arizona's first RK at this sight.

Good Birding,
Ray Kellman
Kate Schulze-Kellman

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Date: 10/21/18 5:05 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--21 Oct 2018
Hi, birders,

A splendid morning for the five locals who walked the Sierra Vista EOP
dikes today, with a group total of 73 species. Highlights included a
Double-crested Cormorant, the first Am. Pipits, a late Lucy's Warbler, a
flock of Chestnut-collared Longspurs, a Rufous-winged Sparrow, and several
Lawrence's Goldfinches.

An impressive number of ducks in the main impoundments this morning,
including 100+ Am. Wigeon in one impoundment, and an unusually large group
of 20+ basic-plumaged Blue-winged Teal to sort out from the expected
Cinnamon Teal in the next impoundment. An immature Double-crested Cormorant
flew in, swam around a bit, then flew out again. The first Am. Pipits of
the season were working a sludge pile. Two Merlin were hunting--a dark
Taiga bird around the main impoundments and a pale Prairie bird around the
Moson Road impoundments.

Passerines of interest today included a late Lucy's Warbler foraging in
typical mesquite habitat at Moson Road--there are just a few other October
EOP records. A calling Chestnut-collared Longspur flying over got our
attention, followed a bit later by a large flock flying along the dikes,
only to disappear behind a rise. Four Lawrence's Goldfinches flew in,
landing in a large bush where they were scoped briefly before they shifted
into adjacent mesquites and grasses.

A large evergreen bush had a vigorously calling Curve-billed Thrasher at
the top, with two vocal Cactus Wrens collecting plant fibers below the
thrasher. Then a N. Mockingbird swooped into the bush, followed shortly by
a Green-tailed Towhee, and then a Rufous-winged Sparrow landed. This last
species has been increasing in the San Pedro Valley, with several birds
seen three weeks ago at the EOP in the same general area. Interesting to
see such a variety of species in one bush.

A reminder that EOP walks begin at 7 a.m. through October, but will drop
back to 8 a.m. starting in November.

Cheers, Erika Wilson

--
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Date: 10/21/18 4:20 pm
From: Bob Rodrigues <brod410...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Portal-Foothills Road feeders; Willow Tank
Hi folks,
The sun finally came out today (Sunday) after a week or so of overcast,
rainy and cold weather here in Portal. We had a fair number of sparrows
this morning along Foothills Road above the feeder area including
Lincoln's, Vesper, Brewer's, Chipping, White-crowned and a Clay-colored.
A large flock of 100 or more Lark Buntings also flew by which seemed a bit
unusual for our area. We've also been seeing four species of towhee at the
public feeders lately but had only three today. No Abert's today. And,
Crissal Thrashers have been fairly conspicuous in the general area lately.
A week or so ago we also had two Sage Thrashers near the feeder area.

In the late morning today we drove to Willow Tank to check it out. There
was little water in the tank and few birds. We did, however, find a Brown
Thrasher in the shrubby area between the south side of the tank and the
road. All for now.

Bob

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Date: 10/21/18 1:11 pm
From: David Stejskal <dstejskal...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NAZ: Flagstaff CURVE-BILLED THRASHER continues
Hi birders,

Just a note to let you all know that the CURVE-BILLED THRASHER found earlier at the intersection on Thorpe & Bonito continues today. The residential yard just north of the parking lot on the nw corner of the intersection is where this one (Flagstaff’s first) hangs out.

Cheers,

Dave Stejskal
Field Guides Inc.

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Date: 10/21/18 12:53 pm
From: David Pearson <dpearson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ, Maricopa Co. Buckeye, Reddish Egret
This morning (21 Oct.) Carole and Tony Basile and I easily relocated the juvenile REDDISH EGRET at the same site it was found yesterday (canal along north side of Old US 80 just east of Wilson) s.w. of Buckeye. There were also two FRANKLINS GULLS at the Lower River Road Ponds in among six Ring-billed Gulls.



David L Pearson
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Tempe AZ 85287-4501


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Date: 10/21/18 11:03 am
From: MOLLY POLLOCK <mollymp...>
Subject: re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson, Reid Park Greater Pewee
Hello birders,

The Reid Park GREATER PEWEE continued this morning at 7 am in the same location Dave had it yesterday. The details are in his e-Bird checklist.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49317439

At Ft. Lowell Park, the WESTERN GREBE is also present today.

Good birding,

Molly Pollock
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 10/20/18 10:10 pm
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: CEAZ - Maricopa County - Reddish Egret
I believe this is the bridge they are talking about.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=15qyfvCszYKso2THQqIBzlCE3MyPIHSty&usp=sharing

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ


On 10/20/2018 4:48 PM, Andrew Core wrote:
> Forwarded for Dean Luehrs; I am not familiar with this area.
>
> --
> Andrew Core
> Tucson, AZ
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: *Dean Luehrs* <deanluehrs...> <mailto:<deanluehrs...>>
> Date: Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 2:57 PM
>
> A reddish egret was seen around 11 am today at the bridge on old Hiway
> 80 east of Wilson Road SW of Buckeye by Donna Smith and Dean and Joan
> Luehrs
>
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Date: 10/20/18 4:49 pm
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: CEAZ - Maricopa County - Reddish Egret
Forwarded for Dean Luehrs; I am not familiar with this area.

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Tucson, AZ


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Dean Luehrs <deanluehrs...>
Date: Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 2:57 PM

A reddish egret was seen around 11 am today at the bridge on old Hiway 80
east of Wilson Road SW of Buckeye by Donna Smith and Dean and Joan Luehrs

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Date: 10/20/18 4:08 pm
From: <lwrkenai...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Scottsdale -- Northsight Park Cassin's Finches, etc.
Hello Birders,

This morning I was surprised to spot a low elevation Cassin's Finch while
scanning a large flock of House Finches feeding on the grass at Northsight
Park in Scottsdale. I wasn't sure if it might have been a Purple Finch until
I later heard two calling their distinctive "chi-dil-lip" from a tree top, one
even giving a good vireo-like imitation. The birds were very skittish and
moved around the park's grassy areas constantly, always hanging with the House
Finches and Chipping Sparrow, etc.

Other nice birds at the park today were Western Kingbird, Western Wood-Pewee,
flyover Acorn Woodpecker, and Myrtle Warbler.

Photos/checklist in eBird.

Good Birding,

Brian Ison

Scottsdale
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Date: 10/20/18 2:15 pm
From: Troy Corman <aplomado...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Philadelphia Vireo
Dave Pearson, Mark Ochs, and I led the morning bird walks at the Boyce
Thompson Arboretum today under breezy conditions. My group had a much too
brief encounter with a PHILADELPHIA VIREO on the south-side of the Main
Trail between the palm grove and the Herb Garden. It flew in fairly close,
quickly identified, and it left before most others even had a chance to
pick it up in their binoculars. It was a pretty bright individual with key
ID features noted such as on the underparts, it was brightest yellow on the
lower throat and upper breast region; it had dark lores and shorter tail
and bill giving it a rather stubby appearance. It could not be relocated
with several lengthy searches, with some of us returning to search after
the walk. Other vireo species were much in evidence today, with my group
noting 3 PLUMBEOUS, 4 CASSIN'S, and a HUTTON'S. Other highlights included
late lingering birds such as 2 WESTERN TANAGERS, 3 CASSIN'S KINGBIRDS, and
a calling WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE and HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER.

Hope to see you in the field...

Troy Corman
Phoenix, AZ

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Date: 10/20/18 1:52 pm
From: David Beaudette <xeracris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson, Reid Park Greater Pewee
Hi Birders,

Details on E-bird:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49317439

Dave Beaudette
Tucson

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Date: 10/20/18 11:03 am
From: Jeremy Medina <jmedina1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson-gull over Sam Lena
Driving on I-10 and spotted a white gull flying east over Sam Lena.

Jeremy Medina
Tucson

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