AZNMBirds
Received From Subject
5/20/18 7:45 pm Shawn Miller <608shawnmiller...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Elegant Trogon Results for 2017 and Info for 2018 Surveys
5/20/18 6:31 pm Hugh David Fleischmann <david...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Western Scrub Jay
5/20/18 5:16 pm Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Rose Breasted Grosbeak at Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon.
5/20/18 4:42 pm Richard Carlson <rccarl...> [AZNMbirds] Quail chasing a Roadrunner
5/20/18 3:59 pm Adam and Phyllis Martin <bird6216...> [AZNMbirds] Western Scrub Jay
5/20/18 2:55 pm Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Madera Canyon Trogon
5/20/18 11:37 am Mark Krenitsky <mkrenitsky...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP - 20 May 2018
5/20/18 12:16 am Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Elegant Trogon Results for 2017 and Info for 2018 Surveys
5/19/18 7:17 pm Anthony Mendoza <Anthony_Mendoza...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Crossbills
5/19/18 4:58 pm david johnson <desertsage88056...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Orchard Oriole
5/19/18 1:31 pm Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...> [AZNMbirds] [NM] CANADA WARBLER at Galisteo (Santa Fe county)
5/19/18 9:32 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 May 2018
5/19/18 9:31 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?] se AZ: lost & found, Santa Rita Lodge (no sightings)
5/19/18 9:31 am Melody <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California gulch, 05/18/2018
5/19/18 9:31 am Andy <andyben_son...> [AZNMbirds] Rose breasted Grosbeak Santa Rita Lodge
5/19/18 9:31 am Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> [AZNMbirds] Yuma/ Dateland Kentucky Warbler
5/18/18 7:42 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Madera Canyon, Elegant Trogons and Sulphur-bellied Flycatchers
5/18/18 5:13 pm Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] Madera Canyon ( again )
5/18/18 9:44 am Ernie Nickels <nickelseldesigns...> [AZNMbirds] Migrants in Tempe!
5/18/18 9:00 am Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Sweetwater Wetlands today
5/18/18 8:51 am Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Sweetwater Wetlands today
5/18/18 8:45 am Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> [AZNMbirds] Sweetwater Wetlands today
5/17/18 1:16 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] checking in on the Becards
5/17/18 12:26 pm Darlene <dsmyth3...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Catalina, AZ WOW
5/17/18 11:56 am Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...> [AZNMbirds] [NM] Rio Arriba County VEERY
5/17/18 5:48 am cjbabbitt cjbabbitt <cjbabbitt...> [AZNMbirds] N.E. Arizona
5/16/18 5:13 pm john broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Gray Hawks
5/16/18 3:56 pm Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] Madera Canyon
5/15/18 5:14 pm tony leonardini <wa6qmq...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Elegant Trogon
5/15/18 8:46 am Gordon Karre <karhop1...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: South Mountain Park
5/15/18 8:22 am Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> [AZNMbirds] Global Big Day Arizona, Record High Species
5/14/18 8:41 pm Clifford Cathers <cacathers...> [AZNMbirds] AZ:05/13/18:Ramsey Canyon Preserve
5/14/18 7:53 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 5/14/2018
5/14/18 6:52 pm Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> [AZNMbirds] EAZ: Whiteriver SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Vermilion Flycatcher, etc.
5/14/18 2:49 pm Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...> Re: [AZNMbirds] ECDOs mating with WWDOs?
5/14/18 1:40 pm <pgoltz...> Re: [AZNMbirds] ECDOs mating with WWDOs?
5/14/18 9:50 am Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...> Re: [AZNMbirds] ECDOs mating with WWDOs?
5/14/18 7:09 am Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...> Re: [AZNMbirds] ECDOs mating with WWDOs?
5/14/18 6:41 am Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Yesterday near Santa Fe.
5/14/18 5:43 am <pgoltz...> Re: [AZNMbirds] ECDOs mating with WWDOs?
5/14/18 1:15 am Diane Drobka <sunny1az...> [AZNMbirds] ECDOs mating with WWDOs?
5/13/18 3:14 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--13 May 2018
5/13/18 9:47 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Fire in the Chiricahuas
5/13/18 9:40 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Patagonia Lake - Least Grebe
5/13/18 9:09 am Lois Manowitz <loismanow...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson Foothills: Western Tanager
5/12/18 11:41 pm Ralph Poulsen <ktm690dog...> [AZNMbirds] Oak Creek Canyon Scarlet Tanager
5/12/18 10:31 pm David Stejskal <dstejskal...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Fire in the Chiricahuas
5/12/18 7:19 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Pinal Co. Caracara
5/12/18 7:05 pm Diane Drobka <sunny1az...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Fire in the Chiricahuas
5/12/18 5:11 pm TRACY McCarthey <tmccarthey...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Hassayampa River Preserve - TROPICAL and THICK-BILLED KINGBIRDS, etc.
5/12/18 5:09 pm Lori <lconrad6853...> [AZNMbirds] Fire in the Chiricahuas
5/12/18 1:16 pm Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Cyn Montezuma Quail
5/12/18 9:43 am Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Gilbert Water Ranch 5-12-2018
5/12/18 9:33 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Gilbert Water Ranch 5-12-2018
5/12/18 9:27 am JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Tucson Avra Valley Wastewater Treatment Ponds RAPTORS
5/12/18 8:32 am Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
5/12/18 8:31 am Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
5/12/18 8:13 am Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...> RE: [AZNMbirds] Possible TROPICAL KINGBIRD pair 1 minute from my house!
5/12/18 8:13 am Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
5/12/18 7:03 am Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
5/12/18 6:55 am Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
5/12/18 6:27 am Jared Conaway <jtccoolbirder02...> [AZNMbirds] Possible TROPICAL KINGBIRD pair 1 minute from my house!
5/12/18 6:26 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 May 2018
5/12/18 6:25 am Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
5/11/18 7:26 pm Johnson Brian <spindlebrook...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
5/11/18 6:44 pm Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
5/11/18 3:27 pm JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] AZNMbirds] SEAZ:. Western Grebe at Amado STP still there
5/11/18 3:14 pm Tom Lindner <tom...> [AZNMbirds] arizona bird photos
5/11/18 12:43 pm Karen Kluge <canyonlandsatyr...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ:. Western Grebe at Amado WTP
5/11/18 7:47 am Melody <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California Gulch, 05/10/2018
5/11/18 5:40 am Gordon Karre <karhop1...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
5/11/18 12:16 am Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CAZ: N. Parula—Hassayampa River Preserve
5/10/18 8:04 pm <tsutter2...> [AZNMbirds] Little blue heron Gilbert Riperian
5/10/18 1:58 pm <jgstudio...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Fw: Slate-throated Redstart Area Damage Assessment
5/10/18 1:02 pm JESSICA CARY-ALVAREZ <tucsoncookiequeen...> [AZNMbirds] Fw: Slate-throated Redstart Area Damage Assessment
5/10/18 12:36 pm Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Slate-throated Redstart Area Damage Assessment
5/10/18 12:24 pm Lori <lconrad6853...> [AZNMbirds] Slate-throated Redstart Area Damage Assessment
5/10/18 10:54 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Patagonia Lake - Least Grebe
5/10/18 10:24 am Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...> [AZNMbirds] NAz: Cameron Northern Parula, and another Black-and-White Warbler
5/9/18 7:08 pm JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Willcox Ponds Rarities
5/9/18 6:54 pm Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> [AZNMbirds] CAZ: N. Parula—Hassayampa River Preserve
5/9/18 1:05 pm john broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Botteri's Sparrow
5/9/18 4:48 am stuarthealy <stuarthealy...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: May 8, 2018 - Chiricahua Mountains continuing Slate-throated Redstart
5/9/18 4:44 am Diane Touret <dctouret...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Mt. Lemmon, especially Molino CG and Lower Bear Wallow 5/8/18
5/8/18 6:31 pm Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] Turkey Run Road, again.
5/8/18 10:07 am Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...> [AZNMbirds] NAz: Cameron Worm-eating Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Gray Catbird, Northern Waterthrush
5/8/18 9:47 am Tom Johnson <tbj4...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Tennessee Warbler - Benson (Cochise Co.)
5/8/18 8:14 am Bill Lisowsky <ykswosil...> [AZNMbirds] deAnza Trail -Tubac Northern Parula
5/7/18 10:24 pm Diane Drobka <sunny1az...> [AZNMbirds] American White Pelican today at Cochise Lake
5/7/18 9:17 pm Gavin Bieber <kingbird77...> [AZNMbirds] Found binoculars
5/7/18 5:44 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 5/7/2018
5/7/18 4:49 pm <beattysguestranch...> [AZNMbirds] Same Hummers
5/7/18 3:21 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: San Pedro House - Red-eyed Vireo
5/7/18 2:30 pm <dpsiminski...> [AZNMbirds] Botteri's and Cassin's Sparrows singing
5/7/18 2:03 pm Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Willcox Least Tern
5/7/18 1:57 pm Rob Modica <azlrover...> [AZNMbirds] BAOR in Tucson
5/7/18 11:30 am Amanda Moors <amoors...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Hooded Warbler in Aravaipa canyon east end
5/7/18 10:02 am Sean Fitzgerald <sfitzgerald86...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ - Baltimore Oriole and Least Tern - Gilbert Water Ranch - Maricopa Co
5/7/18 9:31 am Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] Global Big Day La Paz County
5/7/18 8:14 am Brian Jones <ravenwolf121...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: El Rio area Yellow-breasted Chat and other migrants
5/7/18 7:55 am Andrew Core <andrewcore...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Willcox - Least Tern
5/7/18 5:27 am Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Late repost: Willet Flight at Arthur Pack Park
5/7/18 4:20 am Diane Touret <dctouret...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Willcox Twin Lakes Golf Course pond rarities
5/6/18 11:46 pm Melody Kehl <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California gulch, 05/06/2018
5/6/18 8:27 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--06 May 2018
5/6/18 7:26 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Summerhaven on Mt. Lemmon -- Red-faced (and other) Warblers
5/6/18 7:13 pm Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...> [AZNMbirds] [NM] Organ Mtns (Las Cruces) this weekend
5/6/18 6:44 pm Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: Several new photos
5/6/18 4:56 pm Diane Drobka <sunny1az...> [AZNMbirds] Leucistic American Robin
5/6/18 2:37 pm Gordon Lewis <ranchogulag...> [AZNMbirds] Southwest Wings Spring Fling
5/6/18 12:59 pm Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...> [AZNMbirds] NAZ: Baltimore Oriole at Meteor Crater, also Orchard/Hooded type Oriole, also Gray Catbird
5/6/18 12:46 pm David Stejskal <dstejskal...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Willcox Twin Lakes Golf Course pond rarities
5/6/18 11:25 am Steve Hosmer <sjhosmer...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Willets at Camelback Lake, Scottsdale
5/6/18 8:49 am Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Global Big Day Havasu to Ehrenberg
5/6/18 8:48 am Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> [AZNMbirds] CAZ: Aguila: Lewis’s Woodpecker, Harquahala Mtns.
5/6/18 7:55 am EDWARD BOYD <edboyd1959...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ- Mt. Ord birds 5/5
5/5/18 11:02 pm Jared Conaway <jtccoolbirder02...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ- Mt. Ord birds 5/5
5/5/18 9:05 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park Phalaropes 5/5
5/5/18 8:25 pm Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ:Ash Cyn Big Day, May 5, 2018
5/5/18 7:42 pm Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Red-faced Warbler, Slate Creek Divide (4 May 2018)
5/5/18 7:04 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County Harris's Hawk, Rails, and migrants
5/5/18 5:45 pm David Pearson <dpearson...> [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt._Clark's Nutcrackers
5/5/18 10:30 am Craig Fischer <cfischeraz...> [AZNMbirds] Red-faced warbler at Coon Bluff
5/5/18 7:36 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Tres Rios Wetlands 5-5-2018
5/5/18 7:36 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 4 May 2018
5/4/18 8:40 pm Richard Webster <webster.re...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Green Kingfisher San Bernardino NWR
5/4/18 6:09 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park, Ibises
5/4/18 5:54 pm Robert A. Behrstock, Naturewide Images <rbehrstock...> [AZNMbirds] Lost field guide--Patagonia
5/4/18 11:44 am Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Maricopa Big Day on GBD and where's the Flam (no bird sightings)
5/4/18 11:25 am Jared Conaway <jtccoolbirder02...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ- SWAMP SPARROW Green Valley Park, Payson AZ.
5/4/18 6:50 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Madera Canyon - Varied Thrush
5/4/18 6:45 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Willcox - grosbeak and crossbill
5/4/18 4:46 am Diane Touret <dctouret...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Becard extravaganza (4!) - Tubac and Tumacacori 5/3/18
5/3/18 11:53 pm Gavin Bieber <kingbird77...> [AZNMbirds] Nutting’s Flycatcher in lower california gulch.
5/3/18 8:20 pm Jared Conaway <jtccoolbirder02...> [AZNMbirds] Maricopa Big Day on GBD and where's the Flam (no bird sightings)
5/3/18 6:41 pm Troy Corman <aplomado...> [AZNMbirds] Rufous-backed Robin Nesting Activity?
5/3/18 5:45 pm Mort Womack <mortwomack...> [AZNMbirds] Gray Hawks near Patagonia Lake
5/3/18 4:59 pm Richard Hoyer <birdernaturalist...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Pima Canyon Lazuli x Indigo Bunting
5/3/18 4:52 pm Jon Swanson <blackhawksjon...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ:WOW Catalina, AZ
5/3/18 4:48 pm Darlene <dsmyth3...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ:WOW Catalina, AZ
5/3/18 4:41 pm Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...> [AZNMbirds] [NM] Las Cruces Hermit Warbler
5/3/18 4:07 pm <richditch...> <richditch...> [AZNMbirds] Phoenix: first Gambel's Quail chicks of the year
5/3/18 11:37 am Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> [AZNMbirds] Fw: C AZ: Boyce Thompson Arboretum sightings and Global Big Day count
5/3/18 11:27 am Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> [AZNMbirds] Fw: Fort Huachuca Rufous-backed Robin sightings...
5/3/18 10:36 am MOLLY POLLOCK <mollymp...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tucson Canada Goose
5/3/18 10:08 am John Yerger <john...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Chiricahua Mts, Flame-colored Tanager (hybrid)
5/3/18 7:52 am Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...> [AZNMbirds] Midtown Townsend's warbler
5/3/18 7:17 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 5-3-2018
5/3/18 7:12 am Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Green Valley Migration
5/3/18 6:33 am Bob Rodrigues <brod410...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Portal-Foothills Road feeders
5/2/18 5:28 pm Rob Modica <azlrover...> [AZNMbirds] BHGR in Tucson
5/2/18 2:52 pm john broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Purple Martin
5/2/18 2:51 pm Diane Drobka <sunny1az...> [AZNMbirds] Global Big Day - no sightings ... yet!
5/2/18 8:54 am Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...> [AZNMbirds] Midtown morning migration
5/2/18 8:52 am David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] FW: Call for papers, 2018 WFO Conference
5/1/18 3:46 pm Diana Doyle <diana...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ — Rufous-backed Robin at Fort Huachuca Cemetery, Cochise Cnty
5/1/18 3:19 pm David Chapman <chpmndavid...> Re: [AZNMbirds] New yard bird in North East Mesa
5/1/18 3:03 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park, Phalarope and Stilts 5/1
5/1/18 2:52 pm Keith Kamper <keithkamper...> Re: [AZNMbirds] probable ELEGANT TERNs at Amado WTP
5/1/18 2:49 pm Keith Kamper <keithkamper...> Re: [AZNMbirds] probable ELEGANT TERNs at Amado WTP
5/1/18 2:41 pm Karen <canyonlandsatyr...> [AZNMbirds] probable ELEGANT TERNs at Amado WTP
5/1/18 12:29 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Santa Gertrudis Lane this morning. (Sinaloa Wren, No) Thick-billed Kingbird
5/1/18 11:53 am <dpsiminski...> [AZNMbirds] FOY Tropical Kingbird
5/1/18 8:17 am Celestyn Brozek <cbrozek...> [AZNMbirds] Golden wing warbler NM Sandia
5/1/18 7:57 am Kurt Radamaker <kurtrad...> [AZNMbirds] Improved Bird map
5/1/18 5:34 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [AZNMbirds] Janet Moore, Janet Stein Seeing Red - BirdCallsRadio
4/30/18 8:42 pm Will Britton <wabritton...> [AZNMbirds] Mountain Chickadee, Chiricahuas
4/30/18 5:32 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 4/30/2018
4/30/18 2:32 pm rickkoehler <rickkoehler...> [AZNMbirds] Central NM: Golden-winged Warbler continues
4/30/18 11:21 am Homer Hansen <hhansen...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Global Big Day Planning - Cochise County (NO SIGHTINGS)
4/30/18 11:21 am Homer Hansen <hhansen...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Global Big Day Planning - Greenlee County (NO SIGHTINGS)
4/30/18 9:42 am <beattysguestranch...> [AZNMbirds] Spotted owls in Miller canyon
4/29/18 9:21 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--29 Apr 2018
4/29/18 9:00 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park Stilts
4/29/18 3:46 pm Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> [AZNMbirds] NM: Fire in Animas Mtns. (no sightings)
4/29/18 1:13 pm Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Beatty’s Guest Ranch
4/29/18 8:09 am Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> [AZNMbirds] CAZ: Mt. Ord, Hassayampa River Preserve, s. Yavapai Co.
4/29/18 6:00 am john broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House
4/28/18 8:17 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park, Ibis
4/28/18 7:50 pm Johnson Brian <spindlebrook...> [AZNMbirds] Gila County - Calliope Hummingbird
4/28/18 6:11 pm Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...> [AZNMbirds] SAz: Sycamore Canyon (Santa Cruz Cnty) Blackpoll Warbler
4/28/18 5:34 pm cjbabbitt cjbabbitt <cjbabbitt...> [AZNMbirds] MAS Field Trip: Sunflower, Sycamore Creek, Mt. Ord
4/28/18 5:17 pm Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> [AZNMbirds] Santa Cruz/ Sinaloa Wren - coords typo
4/28/18 11:13 am Kurt Radamaker <kurtrad...> [AZNMbirds] Maps - no birds
4/28/18 10:54 am Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> [AZNMbirds] Santa Cruz/ Sinaloa Wren on the Santa Cruz River
4/28/18 8:36 am <birdsounds...> [AZNMbirds] Yellow-throated Vireo Pima County AZ
4/28/18 5:57 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] Fwd: RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 April 2018
4/28/18 5:57 am JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Tucson Avra Valley Wasetewater Treatment Ponds TAS field trip
4/28/18 5:55 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 April 2018
4/27/18 6:31 pm Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...> [AZNMbirds] Lapland Longspurs, Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark on Tin House Flat, Coconino
4/27/18 1:56 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park today
4/27/18 12:27 pm <beattysguestranch...> [AZNMbirds] Goshawk Nesting
4/26/18 6:07 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack park, Wilson's Phalaropes
4/26/18 9:08 am JACKIE <winjac12...> [AZNMbirds] Ovenbird in Paradise, AZ 4/26/18
4/25/18 7:08 pm Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Amado WTP
4/25/18 6:50 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park, Stilts, Gallinule
4/25/18 4:41 pm john broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Western Screech Owl
4/25/18 3:20 pm David Pearson <dpearson...> [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt. Pioneer Pass
4/25/18 12:45 pm Barbara Bickel <bickel2b...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson Yellow-eyed Junco
4/25/18 6:47 am Philip C Stouffer <pstouffer...> [AZNMbirds] help on hummingbird nest id
4/24/18 7:51 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 4/24/2018
4/24/18 12:02 pm Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...> [AZNMbirds] Red-faced Warblers on Mt. Lemmon
4/24/18 7:28 am Bob Rodrigues <brod410...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Indigo Bunting-Portal
4/23/18 9:29 pm Diane Drobka <sunny1az...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- NE Tucson -- Lesser Nighthawk, Common Poorwill
4/23/18 8:33 pm Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Cyn Montezuma Quail
4/23/18 8:10 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- NE Tucson -- Lesser Nighthawk, Common Poorwill
4/23/18 3:48 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] FWD: NAZ: Black-capped Chickadees
4/23/18 3:02 pm <dpsiminski...> [AZNMbirds] Black-capped gantcatcher and Lucifer hummingbird
4/23/18 1:21 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] New Yard Bird
4/23/18 10:37 am Chris Chappell <chris.chappell4...> [AZNMbirds] Possible Short-tailed Hawk Carr Canyon Rd
4/23/18 9:54 am Robin Baxter <baxterrobin...> [AZNMbirds] Patagonia Thick-billed Kingbird
4/22/18 10:13 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Fwd: Red Phalarope at Lake Cochise
4/22/18 9:58 pm <beattysguestranch...> [AZNMbirds] More Hummingbirds
4/22/18 6:54 pm Lori <lconrad6853...> RE: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Portal-Foothills Road feeders
4/22/18 5:49 pm Bob Rodrigues <brod410...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Portal-Foothills Road feeders
4/22/18 5:43 pm Mark Krenitsky <mkrenitsky...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP - 22 April 2018
4/22/18 5:09 pm Richard carlson <rccarl...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack park late Bufflehead...
4/22/18 4:48 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack park late Bufflehead...
4/22/18 3:45 pm Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] Paton's Today
4/22/18 3:40 pm Barbara Bickel <bickel2b...> [AZNMbirds] No Fan-tailed Warbler
4/22/18 2:04 pm Olga Harbour <oharbour...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Happy Valley
4/22/18 12:05 pm Barbara Bickel <bickel2b...> [AZNMbirds] Found keys in Whitetail Canyon
4/21/18 6:08 pm Darlene <dsmyth3...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Madera Canyon 4/21/18
4/21/18 3:53 pm Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] Lakeside Park Tucson 4/21
4/21/18 2:08 pm Brett Wilmore <brettwilm...> [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Park & KERP Highlights
4/21/18 1:22 pm <richditch...> <richditch...> [AZNMbirds] Virginia's Warbler, Phoenix
4/20/18 5:29 pm Bev Jones <bjones4688...> Re: [AZNMbirds] NO SIGHTINGS - Re: Global Big Day, Maricopa County
4/20/18 12:19 pm Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson Audubon's Birdathon - we need your support
4/20/18 12:15 pm Outdoor <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] Fan-tailed warbler. 04/20/2018
4/20/18 12:13 pm Daniela Yellan <azpajaros...> Re: [AZNMbirds] The information age (was: CEAZ - Tempe Kiwanis Park PALM WARBLER)
4/20/18 10:53 am Andrew Core <andrewcore...> [AZNMbirds] The information age (was: CEAZ - Tempe Kiwanis Park PALM WARBLER)
4/20/18 10:14 am <richditch...> <richditch...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ - Tempe Kiwanis Park PALM WARBLER
4/20/18 10:04 am Lindsay Story <lsbirder...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Red Mt Park (Mesa AZ) sad news, Snow Goose likely dead
4/20/18 9:32 am Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...> [AZNMbirds] NO SIGHTINGS - Re: Global Big Day, Maricopa County
4/20/18 8:38 am TRACY McCarthey <tmccarthey...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ - Tempe Kiwanis Park PALM WARBLER
4/20/18 7:37 am David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: Many new photos including of Fan-tailed Warbler
4/20/18 7:18 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Gray Catbird, Patagonia
 
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Date: 5/20/18 7:45 pm
From: Shawn Miller <608shawnmiller...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Elegant Trogon Results for 2017 and Info for 2018 Surveys
Hi Jennie...just curious, for the Huachuca Mountains, why so few canyons
surveyed? I know Miller doesn't get a lot, but I thought Ramsey usually
had a couple...and Huachuca Canyon usually has a bunch of them between the
1.7 mile marker and the next turnaround up canyon... (usually a few even
over-winter in this stretch)

thanks
--Shawn Miller
Madison, WI

On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 2:15 AM, Jennie Macfarland <
<jmacfarland...> wrote:

> Hello Birders of SE Arizona,
> Huge thanks to the many volunteers that helped with the 2017 Elegant
> Trogon Census organized by Tucson Audubon and Rick Taylor. This is a
> fascinating and important count that greatly informs the Arizona Important
> Bird Areas program and helps keep track of the population of the US's only
> regularly breeding trogon species.
> The results of the 2017 count for all five mountain ranges surveyed are
> below. If you would like to help with this year's count here are the dates:
>
> Sunday May 6 – Atascosas (near Nogales) - Already happened
> Saturday May 26 – Patagonias (near Patagonia)
> Sunday May 27 – Santa Ritas (near Green Valley)
> Saturday June 2 – Huachucas (near Sierra Vista)
> Sunday June 3 – Chiricahuas (near Portal)
>
> To sign up for any of these survey dates please visit
> www.tinyurl.com/trogon2018
>
> To find out more about the surveys themselves visit:
> http://aziba.org/?page_id=1994
>
> I am looking forward to another summer of field work and surveying with
> many impressive citizen science volunteers. These efforts would not be
> possible without their help, thank you all so much
> Jennie MacFarland
> Tucson Audubon Society
>
> *2017 Arizona Elegant Trogon data by mountain range*
>
> *Total Elegant Trogons counted in AZ during 2017 survey = 160*
> *Atascosa Mountains - 2017*
>
> Route
>
> Pair
>
> Male
>
> Female
>
> Unknown
>
> Total Trogons
>
> Walker
>
> 2
>
> 2
>
>
>
>
>
> 6
>
> Pena Blanca Canyon
>
> 3
>
> 3
>
>
>
>
>
> 9
>
> Upper Sycamore
>
> 2
>
> 2
>
> 1
>
>
>
> 7
>
> Atascosa, Penasco and Lower Sycamore
>
>
>
> 8
>
>
>
>
>
> 8
>
> Calabasas
>
> 1
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
> 3
>
> *Total*
>
> *8*
>
> *16*
>
> *1*
>
> *33*
>
> *Patagonia Mountains - 2017*
>
>
>
>
>
> Route
>
> Pair
>
> Male
>
> Female
>
> Unknown
>
> Total Trogons
>
> Harshaw Road Transect
>
> 1
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
> 3
>
> Upper Humboldt
>
>
>
> 2
>
>
>
> 1
>
> 3
>
> Endless Chain
>
> 1
>
> 5
>
>
>
>
>
> 7
>
> Flying R Ranch and Mowry Meadow
>
> 1
>
> 2
>
>
>
>
>
> 4
>
> Finley and Adams
>
>
>
> 6
>
>
>
> 1
>
> 7
>
> Sycamore Canyon
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 2
>
> 2
>
> Wahington Gulch
>
>
>
> 2
>
>
>
>
>
> 2
>
> Corral Canyon
>
> 3
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 6
>
> *Total*
>
> *6*
>
> *18*
>
> *0*
>
> *4*
>
> *34*
>
> *Santa Rita Mountains - 2017*
>
>
>
>
>
> Route
>
> Pair
>
> Male
>
> Female
>
> Unknown
>
> Total Trogons
>
> Wrightson Fork
>
> 2
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
> 5
>
> Super Trail (Upper Joephine)
>
> 2
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 4
>
> Santa Rita Lodge
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Middle Hopkins
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Bog Springs
>
>
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
> 1
>
> Lower Josephine
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 2
>
> Temporal Gulch
>
> 2
>
> 2
>
>
>
>
>
> 6
>
> Kent Springs Cabin
>
>
>
> 2
>
>
>
>
>
> 2
>
> Upper Hopkins
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Lower Hopkins
>
>
>
> 2
>
>
>
>
>
> 2
>
> Cave Canyon
>
>
>
> 3
>
>
>
>
>
> 3
>
> Kent Springs Trail
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 1
>
> 1
>
> *Total*
>
> *7*
>
> *11*
>
> *0*
>
> *1*
>
> *26*
>
> *Huachuca Mountains - 2017*
>
>
>
>
>
> Route
>
> Pair
>
> Male
>
> Female
>
> Unknown
>
> Total Trogons
>
> Lower Garden
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 1
>
> 1
>
> McClure
>
>
>
> 3
>
>
>
>
>
> 3
>
> Middle Garden
>
>
>
> 3
>
>
>
>
>
> 3
>
> Scheelite
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Upper Garden
>
> 2
>
> 2
>
>
>
>
>
> 6
>
> Lower Ramsey
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Upper Ramsey
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 2
>
> Carr
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Miller
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Copper
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Oversight-Ida
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 1
>
> 1
>
> Bear Canyon
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 2
>
> Sunny Side
>
> 2
>
> 2
>
>
>
>
>
> 6
>
> Scotia
>
> 2
>
> 2
>
>
>
>
>
> 6
>
> Korn/Turtle/Brushy
>
>
>
> 4
>
>
>
>
>
> 4
>
> Upper Huachuca
>
> 4
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 8
>
> Lower Huachuca
>
> 2
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
> 5
>
> Parker Canyon Lake Area
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Blacktail Canyon - no access in 2017
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *Total*
>
> *14*
>
> *17*
>
> *0*
>
> *2*
>
> *47*
>
> *Chiricahua Mountains - 2017*
>
>
>
>
>
> Route
>
> Pair
>
> Male
>
> Female
>
> Unknown
>
> Total Trogons
>
> Upper Cave Creek
>
>
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
> 1
>
> Vista Point/ Idlewilde
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> South Fork - Skull Eyes
>
>
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
> 1
>
> South Fork - Big Cypress
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> South Fork - Cypress Gate
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 1
>
> 1
>
> South Fork - Picnic Area
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 1
>
> 1
>
> South Fork - Second Crossing
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 2
>
> South Fork - Bathtub
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 2
>
> South Fork - Log Canyon
>
> 2
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
> 5
>
> South Fork - Cypress Canyon
>
>
>
> 2
>
>
>
>
>
> 2
>
> South Fork - Maple Camp
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 2
>
> South Fork - The Nose
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> US Forest Service Well
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Box Elder
>
>
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
> 1
>
> Upper SWRS
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> North Fork Bridge
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Middle North Fork
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Old Scout Camp
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Herb Martyr/Ash Spring
>
>
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
> 1
>
> East Turkey Creek
>
>
>
> 1
>
>
>
>
>
> 1
>
> *Total*
>
> *5*
>
> *8*
>
> *0*
>
> *2*
>
> *20*
>
>
> *___________________________________________________________________________________*
>
> *Jennie MacFarland | Bird Conservation Biologist | *
> *<jmacfarland...>* <pgreen...>
>
> Arizona Important Bird Areas and Tucson Bird Count
>
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>
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>
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Date: 5/20/18 6:31 pm
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Western Scrub Jay
The Western Scrub-jay was split into California Scrub-jay and Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay in 2016.

Awesome Birding in 2018!

H. David Fleischmann
410-598-9292
<David...>

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 20, 2018, at 6:58 PM, Adam and Phyllis Martin <bird6216...> wrote:
>
> The latest ABA Field Checklist mentions 11 different jays - some I can figure out but what is the current name for the Western Scrub Jay?
>
> The new checklist is not easy for me to navigate. Am I alone or are there others of you out there having the same problem?
>
> Phyllis Martin
> <bird6216...>
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Date: 5/20/18 5:16 pm
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Rose Breasted Grosbeak at Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon.
Made a late visit with my kids and saw a male Rose Breasted Grosbeak at the
feeders. There was a female Grosbeak with it, but it may have been a
Black-Headed.

Steve Valasek
www.botheringbirds.com

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Date: 5/20/18 4:42 pm
From: Richard Carlson <rccarl...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Quail chasing a Roadrunner
I was astonished to watch several Quail chase off a Roadrunner from our feeders just now. The Roadrunner was twice their size but the Quail were clearly in command.

Richard Carlson
Full time birder, part time economist
Tucson & Lake Tahoe
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Date: 5/20/18 3:59 pm
From: Adam and Phyllis Martin <bird6216...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Western Scrub Jay
The latest ABA Field Checklist mentions 11 different jays - some I can
figure out but what is the current name for the Western Scrub Jay?



The new checklist is not easy for me to navigate. Am I alone or are there
others of you out there having the same problem?



Phyllis Martin

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Date: 5/20/18 2:55 pm
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Madera Canyon Trogon
Great looks of a male Elegant Trogon along the trail, just below the
amphitheater and above the Santa Rita Lodge. Actively calling and flying
from tree to tree.

Steve Valasek
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Date: 5/20/18 11:37 am
From: Mark Krenitsky <mkrenitsky...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP - 20 May 2018
Seven birdwatchers from three states walked around the Sierra Vista EOP
Sunday morning, and found a total of 52 species. Migration has definitely
slowed, but a fine time was had by all.

The most perplexing birds of the day were the two Tree Swallows flying in a
flock of about a dozen swallows of five species. By all rights they should
have migrated north by now...perhaps they didn't get the memo?

Other highlights:

A very close pair of Blue-winged Teal.

A Green Heron flying over the reeds.

2 Cattle Egrets - holdovers from last week

A Swainson's Hawk that circled over us at low elevation for thirty seconds
- a wonderful look.

And two Ash-throated Flycatchers.

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Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 5/20/18 12:16 am
From: Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Elegant Trogon Results for 2017 and Info for 2018 Surveys
Hello Birders of SE Arizona,
Huge thanks to the many volunteers that helped with the 2017 Elegant Trogon
Census organized by Tucson Audubon and Rick Taylor. This is a fascinating
and important count that greatly informs the Arizona Important Bird Areas
program and helps keep track of the population of the US's only regularly
breeding trogon species.
The results of the 2017 count for all five mountain ranges surveyed are
below. If you would like to help with this year's count here are the dates:

Sunday May 6 – Atascosas (near Nogales) - Already happened
Saturday May 26 – Patagonias (near Patagonia)
Sunday May 27 – Santa Ritas (near Green Valley)
Saturday June 2 – Huachucas (near Sierra Vista)
Sunday June 3 – Chiricahuas (near Portal)

To sign up for any of these survey dates please visit
www.tinyurl.com/trogon2018

To find out more about the surveys themselves visit:
http://aziba.org/?page_id=1994

I am looking forward to another summer of field work and surveying with
many impressive citizen science volunteers. These efforts would not be
possible without their help, thank you all so much
Jennie MacFarland
Tucson Audubon Society

*2017 Arizona Elegant Trogon data by mountain range*

*Total Elegant Trogons counted in AZ during 2017 survey = 160*
*Atascosa Mountains - 2017*

Route

Pair

Male

Female

Unknown

Total Trogons

Walker

2

2





6

Pena Blanca Canyon

3

3





9

Upper Sycamore

2

2

1



7

Atascosa, Penasco and Lower Sycamore



8





8

Calabasas

1

1





3

*Total*

*8*

*16*

*1*

*33*

*Patagonia Mountains - 2017*





Route

Pair

Male

Female

Unknown

Total Trogons

Harshaw Road Transect

1

1





3

Upper Humboldt



2



1

3

Endless Chain

1

5





7

Flying R Ranch and Mowry Meadow

1

2





4

Finley and Adams



6



1

7

Sycamore Canyon







2

2

Wahington Gulch



2





2

Corral Canyon

3







6

*Total*

*6*

*18*

*0*

*4*

*34*

*Santa Rita Mountains - 2017*





Route

Pair

Male

Female

Unknown

Total Trogons

Wrightson Fork

2

1





5

Super Trail (Upper Joephine)

2







4

Santa Rita Lodge











Middle Hopkins











Bog Springs



1





1

Lower Josephine

1







2

Temporal Gulch

2

2





6

Kent Springs Cabin



2





2

Upper Hopkins











Lower Hopkins



2





2

Cave Canyon



3





3

Kent Springs Trail







1

1

*Total*

*7*

*11*

*0*

*1*

*26*

*Huachuca Mountains - 2017*





Route

Pair

Male

Female

Unknown

Total Trogons

Lower Garden







1

1

McClure



3





3

Middle Garden



3





3

Scheelite











Upper Garden

2

2





6

Lower Ramsey











Upper Ramsey

1







2

Carr











Miller











Copper











Oversight-Ida







1

1

Bear Canyon

1







2

Sunny Side

2

2





6

Scotia

2

2





6

Korn/Turtle/Brushy



4





4

Upper Huachuca

4







8

Lower Huachuca

2

1





5

Parker Canyon Lake Area











Blacktail Canyon - no access in 2017











*Total*

*14*

*17*

*0*

*2*

*47*

*Chiricahua Mountains - 2017*





Route

Pair

Male

Female

Unknown

Total Trogons

Upper Cave Creek



1





1

Vista Point/ Idlewilde











South Fork - Skull Eyes



1





1

South Fork - Big Cypress











South Fork - Cypress Gate







1

1

South Fork - Picnic Area







1

1

South Fork - Second Crossing

1







2

South Fork - Bathtub

1







2

South Fork - Log Canyon

2

1





5

South Fork - Cypress Canyon



2





2

South Fork - Maple Camp

1







2

South Fork - The Nose











US Forest Service Well











Box Elder



1





1

Upper SWRS











North Fork Bridge











Middle North Fork











Old Scout Camp











Herb Martyr/Ash Spring



1





1

East Turkey Creek



1





1

*Total*

*5*

*8*

*0*

*2*

*20*

*___________________________________________________________________________________*

*Jennie MacFarland | Bird Conservation Biologist | *
*<jmacfarland...>* <pgreen...>

Arizona Important Bird Areas and Tucson Bird Count

<pgreen...>

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Date: 5/19/18 7:17 pm
From: Anthony Mendoza <Anthony_Mendoza...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Crossbills
There was a nice flock of crossbills at the first stop in Bear Canyon on Mt. Lemmon. There were also lots of Red-faced Warblers in Bear Wallow and Incinerator Road and a nice Blue-throated Hummingbird at the Ranger State. Other than that a lot of the usual.


Anthony Mendoza

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Date: 5/19/18 4:58 pm
From: david johnson <desertsage88056...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Orchard Oriole
A male Orchard Oriole joined the continuing Scotts, Hooded, and Bullock's
Oriole at the hummingbird feeders today. Continuing 2 pairs of Lucifer
hummingbirds.

David Johnson
3 miles NW of Willow Tank
Portal, Arizona

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Date: 5/19/18 1:31 pm
From: Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [NM] CANADA WARBLER at Galisteo (Santa Fe county)
Noticed this hadn't been posted here. Jonathan Batkin found a singing male
Canada Warbler at along Galisteo creek this morning. The bird was initially
reported as being 100 yrds up stream from the one lane bridge (that one
crosses over in order to access the creek). It was refound several times this
morning near the one lane bridge both immediately upstream and immediately
downstream (within about 50 yrds of the bridge on either side). I last saw the
bird singing about 20 yrds downstream from the bridge. The bird was singing
frequently and gleaning insects at about mid-canopy height, which is higher
than I am used to seeing this species (though I've only seen it a handful of
times).

As a reminder, there are residences near the creek, so please do not wander
into people's yards. There is a trail upstream and downstream from the bridge.
There is currently a restoration effort underway (so those who have not
visited this area in a few years may be shocked by the lack of understory).
Please be mindful and do not trample the willows that have been planted.
Happy Birding,
Wyatt Egelhoff
Santa Fe/Las Cruces,
New Mexico

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Date: 5/19/18 9:32 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 May 2018
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on May 18, 2018; the next update will be made on May 25.
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:
*LEAST GREBE
Common Tern
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR
#Lucifer Hummingbird
#Green Kingfisher
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
*ROSE-THROATED BECARD
*SINALOA WREN
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Rufous-backed Robin (no reports this week)
#Tennessee Warbler
*SLATE-THROATED REDSTART
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
*FLAME-COLORED TANAGER

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), a *LEAST GREBE
continued in the cove just southeast of the spillway and dam, and a #COMMON
TERN was reported at the east end of the lake on 5/13 (John Hirth).
#BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS and a #GREEN KINGFISHER continued this week
(m.ob.) at the east end along the Birding Trail.

NOGALES area
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS and #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued this week
(m.ob.) at the south end of California Gulch at the confluence with Warsaw
Canyon. Annotated map: http://goo.gl/wSr0mi

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *SLATE-THROATED REDSTART continued in Pinery Canyon in the area just
downhill from the campground this week thorugh 5/18 (m.ob.). This is the
same place as the 2016 and 2017 birds and is about 2.4 miles west of Onion
Saddle (and, from the west, 9.4 miles east of the turnoff) where a small,
mostly dry creek crosses under the road.

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, at least one of the *TUFTED FLYCATCHERS continued
this week (m.ob.). The flycatchers are being seen about 2 miles up the
Hamburg Trail from the Ramsey Canyon Preserve Visitor Center, about 1/3
mile past the Brown Canyon trail junction. A *FLAME-COLORED TANAGER
continued in the same area this week through 5/17 (m.ob.), the tanager
being closer to the overlook and the first stream crossing. This is an
occasionally steep 4 mile round trip hike at 6,000 ft elevation to reach
this location; take plenty of water (several quarts) and be prepared for
very hot dry days or sudden monsoon storm activity. The map here shows the
location: https://goo.gl/aMh1ke Ramsey Canyon Preserve is closed Tuesdays
and Wednesdays.
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
this week through 5/17 (m.ob.) in the upper canyon about 0.7 miles up the
trail from the end of Hunter Canyon Road just as the trail enters the grove
of trees.
#LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS continued at Ash Canyon B&B this week (m.ob.).

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A *SINALOA WREN continued sproadically this week through 5/18 (Dave
Stejskal) along the De Anza Trail south of Santa Gertrudis Lane. It has
been seen south of the old cars and a child's tricycle about 1/2 mile south
of the crossing. The last report of the #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBINS was on 5/10
(m.ob.). Remember to park along the frontage road and walk in.
A pair of *ROSE-THROATED BECARDS continued about 3/4 mile north of the
Tubac bridge this week (m.ob.).

TUCSON area
A #TENNESSEE WARBLER was recorded in Summerhaven across from the Cookie
Cabin on 5/16 (Nathan Farnau et al).

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Madera Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/dXBYP), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued along Proctor Rd this week (m.ob.).
#BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued in Florida Canyon this week (m.ob.);
they've been seen near the Florida Canyon parking area and a short distance
up the trail, and at the old corral at FR488 & 62A.



ANNOUNCEMENTS
The revised 8th edition of Tucson Audubon's "Finding Birds in Southeast
Arizona" is available here: http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-bi
rding/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 uncertain. 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: 5/19/18 9:31 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?] se AZ: lost & found, Santa Rita Lodge (no sightings)
Lorena Moore, a gift shop employee at the Santa Rita Lodge in Madera
Canyon, says:

In the hummingbird observation area next to the store, we found a large
black bag containing a Sibley bird guide and several checklists. The only
ID was on a checklist: the names Tony and Cass Knight and a Tucson
address. I have not been able to track these people down online. If you
have access to their contact information, please let them know they can
pick up their items at the Santa Rita Lodge gift shop. The shop is open 9
a.m. - 4 p.m. and the phone number is (520) 625-8746.

Thanks Lorena!


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

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Date: 5/19/18 9:31 am
From: Melody <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California gulch, 05/18/2018


Another evening in paradise. A fantastic group shared the experience last
night.



We detected 3 Five-striped sparrows in the gulch. . . 2 seen, 1 heard.



At the confluence, there were two buff-collared Nightjars. Both seen in
flight, one seen perched.



We also heard Elf Owls for the first time last night, along with the Western
Screech Owls that we have been hearing. Common Poorwills were calling and a
Lesser Nighthawk flew over us.



Thank you all for a terrific evening of memories. Melody


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Date: 5/19/18 9:31 am
From: Andy <andyben_son...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Rose breasted Grosbeak Santa Rita Lodge
Being an out of town birder not sure how relevant it is, but a Rose-breasted Grosbeak showed well at the feeders giving prolonged views at the Lodge this afternoon. Pics on ebird https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45812500

Andy Benson
UK

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Date: 5/19/18 9:31 am
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yuma/ Dateland Kentucky Warbler
Had it just lost it, in the oleanders.

McCreedy
Tucson

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Date: 5/18/18 7:42 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Madera Canyon, Elegant Trogons and Sulphur-bellied Flycatchers
This morning I hiked up the Carrie Nation Mine Trail from the upper parking
lot in Madera Canyon. I saw 4 Elegant Trogons (3 male, 1 female) and heard
2 others during the course of the morning. Two of them (1 croaking male, 1
silent female) were near the top of the picnic area when I hiked up, and
near the bench at the start of the trail when I hiked back down. I also
had 6 Sulphur-bellied Flycatchers, all occurring in pairs, and about evenly
spread along the trail from the parking lot to the mine adit. Also many
House Wrens, Plumbeous Vireos, and Western Wood-Pewees. Two of the
Plumbeous Vireos appeared to be working on a nest. 31 species in all,
listed on eBird.

I ran into 3 instances of mobbing behavior and went to have a closer look
at all 3, hoping for an owl. Alas, it was just Mexican Jays stirring up
the neighborhood...

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 5/18/18 5:13 pm
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Madera Canyon ( again )
Hi Birders: Once again a walk up Madera Canyon this morning from Whitehouse Picnic Area to the Amphitheater yielded the sounds of barking male Elegant Trogons; ( unless, of course, if it was the same bird cruising up and down ). I heard the calls from opposite the Whitehouse Picnic Area on the North side of the road, as well as from the Madera Picnic Area, and then up by Amphitheater, and had very good looks at a male just south of the Madera Picnic Area, along the trail.

I saw at least 3 Sulphur- Bellied Flycatchers, 2 up by Madera Picnic Area and 1 by the overlook at Whitehouse. None seemed to be vocalizing, at least to these " senior ears ". Cheers, Thor


Thor Manson

Green Valley, Arizona

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Date: 5/18/18 9:44 am
From: Ernie Nickels <nickelseldesigns...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Migrants in Tempe!
Yesterday 5-17-18 a MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER showed in my backyard (Broadway
east of College). It was foraging among the tiny-hot-pepper plants
(Chiltipin) & may have been in the blooming Mesquite days earlier but too
high up to identify. And this morning 5-18-18 an immature male BLACK-HEADED
GROSBEAK was at the bird bath again. It was first seen May 3 & two were
seen May 9.



Also a possible AMERICAN GOLDFINCH sometimes shows up at the bird bath. We
do have a thistle-seed feeder with lots of hungry LESSER GOLDFINCHES (all
year) & House Finches. WHITE-WINGED DOVES & Inca Doves eat the leftovers
underneath.

BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS are sometimes heard, too, to harass the Abert's
Towhees.



Jeanette Nickels

Tempe AZ

Daley Park Neighborhood


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Date: 5/18/18 9:00 am
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Sweetwater Wetlands today
Wait, the pair is building, not are singing. But the kingbirds have also
stopped to taunt me.

On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 08:50 Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> wrote:

> The pair is singing, not are. The Northern Parula stopped singing to
> taunt me.
>
> On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 08:45 Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
> wrote:
>
>> A Northern Parula has been singing at the parking lot cottonwoods all
>> morning and is still at it. A pair of Red Crossbills flew over low but I
>> never saw them again (not House Finches such as a fledge chasing after an
>> adult). The pair of Tropical Kingbirds are building a nest.
>>
>> McCreedy
>> Tucson
>>
>

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Date: 5/18/18 8:51 am
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Sweetwater Wetlands today
The pair is singing, not are. The Northern Parula stopped singing to taunt
me.

On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 08:45 Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> wrote:

> A Northern Parula has been singing at the parking lot cottonwoods all
> morning and is still at it. A pair of Red Crossbills flew over low but I
> never saw them again (not House Finches such as a fledge chasing after an
> adult). The pair of Tropical Kingbirds are building a nest.
>
> McCreedy
> Tucson
>

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Date: 5/18/18 8:45 am
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Sweetwater Wetlands today
A Northern Parula has been singing at the parking lot cottonwoods all
morning and is still at it. A pair of Red Crossbills flew over low but I
never saw them again (not House Finches such as a fledge chasing after an
adult). The pair of Tropical Kingbirds are building a nest.

McCreedy
Tucson

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Date: 5/17/18 1:16 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] checking in on the Becards
Got a call at the TAS Nature Shop on Monday from a couple down in Tubac wanting to know how to find the becards north of the bridge and I gave them some information that turned out to be out-dated. They called me back a couple of hours later and schooled me as to where these birds were now hanging out. Decided to head down there today to see if I could refind them and refine the directions. Started at the De Anza Trailhead parking lot by the bridge. The birds are generally located north of here and on the east side of the wet channel. Walking across the road before the bridge, pick up the trail, and then walk across the plank bridge spanning the wet channel. Take the next obvious trail heading left/north, not continuing straight ahead which will run you into some private property. Stumbled around for quite a bit before I got my bearings on the birds, but there were lots of other noisy species here this morning to enjoy, both GRAY and ZONE-TAILED HAWKS, not to mention a COOPER’S HAWK tearing into some unfortunate victim, way too many YELLOW-BRREASTED CHATS making a din that was hard to hear the other birds over, lots of PHAINOPEPLA’S, etc. After 0.65miles, you will come to some large green plastic bottles near the trail, and looking directly overhead, you can see a previous nest, which will help to orient you to what this species builds. Continuing on in just a little over a tenth of a mile, N 31.62066 W111.03967 - almost exactly 3/4 mile in from the parking lot, you will come to some washed up detritus with a large and obvious orange bucket lid. This is your point to begin looking for the ROSE-THROATED BECARDS. Backing up just ~50 ft or so you will have a great view to the west and can easily watch them work away in their territory. Again, knowing the call notes will also help to orient you onto these birds.

Thought I might pop a few miles down to the trail coming in from the National Monument and check up on the other pair thought to be breeding there this year. Walking in, there certainly are a lot of LUCY’S WARBLERS singing away in the dense mesquite bosque flanking the cottonwood gallery along the creek. Turning up north, I worked in and checked out the old nests and found them not being reused. However I did hear one of these birds calling but was unable to get a good fix on it or a nest, despite a lot of searching. All of this was confounded by the loud YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS and BRIDLED TITMICE, all with similar call notes. So my guess is that indeed this other pair is at again in this area but we’ll have to try a little harder to pin down their nest.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
- Douglas Adams

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Date: 5/17/18 12:26 pm
From: Darlene <dsmyth3...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Catalina, AZ WOW
John Harned and I spent a birdful morning sitting in the shade at the lovely WOW gardens and water features in Catalina today. The vast variety of feeders had a constant stream of birds visiting them, many leaving with bills full of food to carry to nestlings. 5 species of hummers….Broad-tailed Hummers being noteworthy (as I always think of these birds as being higher elevation birds), nesting and singing Inca Doves, one lingering Pine Siskin, a Bullock’s Oriole and Hooded Orioles, Western Tanager, Wilson’s Warbler, and a Black-headed Grosbeak were enjoyed along with the numerous resident species.

Happy Birding!

Darlene
Tucson, AZ
<dsmyth3...>





Darlene
<dsmyth3...>




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Date: 5/17/18 11:56 am
From: Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [NM] Rio Arriba County VEERY
I found at least one (likely two) VEERY Along the Rio Chama Recreation area
ca. 0.7 miles downstream from the dam in a clump of cottonwoods. The bird was
calling and giving a whisper song fairly frequently. Vocalization consisted of
two flat (perhaps slightly ascending) notes, always followed by two or more
decsendjng notes. This differs significantly from a Swainson's Thrush which
typically ascend in pitch. I got good looks at one bird (terrible photos) and
was not able to see the second Catharus thrush present. I located the birds
around 11:00 and when I left at 12:00 it sounded as though they had crossed
the river. I imagine these are migrants, but it may be a good year to check
the historic breeding sites around Chama.
Also worth noting was a calling LEAST FLYCATCHER.
I am currently working on a largish white egret/heron that appears to have a
dark bill and dark legs. It's pretty distant, but I should be able to identify
photos on the computer. This is visible on Abiquiu Lake from the pull offs on
Hwy 96 heading towards Gallinas (west of Abiquiu Dam).
Happy Birding,
Wyatt Egelhoff
Santa Fe,
New Mexico

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Date: 5/17/18 5:48 am
From: cjbabbitt cjbabbitt <cjbabbitt...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] N.E. Arizona
I spent three days birding N.E. Arizona. Yesterday at Ganado I had a four grosbeak morning including Rose-breasted, Evening, Black-headed and Blue. Some of the places visited and birds seen were as follows:

Cameron

On Monday (5-14-2018) there was a probable female Orchard Oriole in a Russian olive tree on the road down to battery acid pond. There was a Crissal Thrasher, Black-throated Sparrow and Yellow-breasted Chat in that same area. At Cameron courtyard there were beautiful American Goldfinches, Pine Siskins, Cedar Waxwings, Bullock’s Orioles, Western Tanagers and a Spotted Towhee to name just a few. At Tappan Spring there was a Willow and Western type Flycatcher, Lazuli Buntings three Hermit Thrushes and a Phainopepla. I ran into Chuck LaRue at Cameron the morning of 5-15-2018 and we walked to the lower seep. Along the way we had a Northern Waterthrush, Gray Flycatcher and Cassin’s Vireo. I then continued toward the eastern reservation.

Pasture Canyon

A hike into the canyon produced Purple Martin, Indigo Buntings, and Virginia Rail. There were White-faced Ibis, a Cormorant (sp) at the reservoir and several Dusky Flycatchers giving their “whit whit” calls. There were several MacGillivray’s Warblers and both Oregon and Gray-headed Juncos.

Cow Springs

Cow Springs was quiet with the only birds of note a lone Ring-billed Gull, a single Wilson’s Phalarope a single Black-necked Stilt and two Redhead Ducks.

Many Farms Lake

The water level here was as low as I have ever seen it exposing potentially good shorebird habitat along the shoreline. However, no shorebirds. There was a singe ratty-looking California Gull, two Ring-billed Gulls and three Snowy Egrets. In addition there were American Avocets, thee teal species, Gadwalls and three Eared Grebes. While camped the night at cottonwood campground I had both a Great Horned and Western Screech Owl calling.

Ganado Lake

At Ganado Lake, in the big willows along the shore, there was a single Evening Grosbeak giving a weird call I had never heard before. There was also a Nashville Warbler, Blue Grosbeak, Bewick’s Wren, American Crow, and several hundred Cliff Swallows. On the water there were ten Western Grebes, two Common Mergansers and several Lesser Scaup.

Hubbel Trading Post

Besides the Rose-breasted Grosbeak, there were Cassin’s Finches, lots of Pine Siskins a few American Goldfinches, several sparrow species including Chipping, Brewers, Lark, Vesper Savanna and both Spotted and Green-tailed Towhee.

About 110 species for the trip.

Charles Babbitt

Phoenix
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Date: 5/16/18 5:13 pm
From: john broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Gray Hawks
Gray Hawks continue to be seen regularly along the River south of marker #8. The regularly seen Western Screech Owl was near the Bookstore today as were recently arrived Blue Grosbeaks. Other birds of interest today included a Bronzed Cowbird near Black Phoebe Pond  and a Black-crowned Night-Heron near the Mouth of Garden Wash. Yellow-breasted Chats were very active on del Valle Road and along the River and several were seen. However, the migration is waning and the Wednesday Bird Walk was down to 61 species today.
The next Bird Walk is next Wednesday, May 23rd at 7.
John Broz Sierra Vista


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Date: 5/16/18 3:56 pm
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Madera Canyon
Hi Birders: Walked Madera Canyon this morning from Whitehouse Picnic area to just beyond the Amphitheater. There were calling male Elegant Trogons almost the whole way along this stretch. Don't know how many birds this actually represented as, obviously, there was some movement going on, but for any visiting birder, I can't imagine a better opportunity to see this beautiful bird. We heard many calls and saw a few birds, but, with patience, it seems like it would be pretty easy to spot at least one of the males.

Caught a few short looks at Sulphur-Bellied Flycatchers; probably at least two birds, between Whitehouse and Madera Picnic areas. Also saw Brown-Crested Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, Dusky-Capped Flycatcher, Ash-Throated Flycatcher, and Summer Tanager. Cheers, Thor


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Green Valley


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Date: 5/15/18 5:14 pm
From: tony leonardini <wa6qmq...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Elegant Trogon

Alway except the unexpected nice Elegant Trogon flying around the yard, in Sonoita 1 mile S. of the cross roads.
May be migrating or hoping between the sky islands.

tony leonardiniSonoita Az.
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Date: 5/15/18 8:46 am
From: Gordon Karre <karhop1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: South Mountain Park
I found a female AMERICAN REDSTART in Pima Canyon at the east end of South Mountain Park this morning during my hike. This is the second time I found this species in this location. Looked up my previous sighting, which was a male, and it was also in May of 2015. Patch birding is always interesting. The wash is extremely dry and although the Desert Ironwood have bloomed, not many leaves coming out on them. Even the mesquites and creosote bushes look stressed. With a poor monsoon last year and a very dry winter the habitat in this location is stressed. Also noted that the LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE nest that I discovered about 10 days ago has been abandoned.

Great Birding to all!

Gordon Karre
Mesa, AZ

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Date: 5/15/18 8:22 am
From: Doug Jenness <d_jenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Global Big Day Arizona, Record High Species
5/15/18


Hundreds of birders took to the outdoors in Arizona on 5 May, eBird's Global Big Day, many of them organized in teams by county. In 2016 the North American Spring Migration count, coordinated by the Arizona Field Ornithologists, merged its more than a decade of experience with the GBD. This year county coordinators decided to make a push to see if we could surpass the previous high of 303 species counted in the state. A preliminary look at the eBird GBD totals for Arizona indicate that we went well over our previous state high registering a total 310 species! (eBird says 311, but Egyptian Goose is not an established species in Arizona.) We also decided to try to break the previous high for each county. At this point it looks like Coconino, Graham, La Paz, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yavapai counties all went over their previous highs. Apache, Cochise, Gila, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo and Pima counties all got their 2nd highest totals. I know there are some reports still not submitted and some sorting out to go, but I think it's safe to say we surpassed our goal. Congratulations to all who helped make this possible!. The final results will be posted soon on the AZFO website<http://azfo.org/namc/aznamc.html>.

Our goal for the annual count is to obtain a snapshot of the progress and shape of spring migration, gather information on the abundance and distribution of each species, add to the national and international totals for eBird's Global Big Day, and HAVE FUN.


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Date: 5/14/18 8:41 pm
From: Clifford Cathers <cacathers...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ:05/13/18:Ramsey Canyon Preserve
My apologies for the late report, buy my son Austin and I birded lower
Ramsey Canyon for a few hours on Sunday morning. This always beautiful
spot was certainly birdy though I was puzzled by the 8:00 AM opening time.
Awfully late for an area where the sun comes up at 6:00 AM, but perhaps
that explains the dearth of birding reports from this location the last
year or two.

Brown stuff ruled the day with WESTERN WOOD PEWEEs finally in good
numbers. We also had SULPHUR-BELLIED FLYCATCHERs, BROWN-CRESTED
FLYCATCHERs, DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERs and an unidentified empid or two.

Other birds included lots of HEPATIC and WESTERN TANAGERs, PLUMBEOUS,
HUTTON'S and WARBLING VIREOs, CANYON WREN, GRACE'S and TOWNSEND'S WARBLERs,
PAINTED REDSTART, HOODED ORIOLE, ARIZONA WOODPECKER, BAND-TAILED PIGEON and
a few others.

A GRAY HAWK was screaming down canyon near the Arizona Folklore Museum.

In 26 years here in the southwest, I can't ever remember a spring hike in
Ramsey Canyon without hearing or seeing an Elegant Trogon, yet that's
exactly what happened on Sunday. Ouch. Not even barking or calling from
the hillsides. Perhaps it was the late hour...

Back home in Vail, after 6 years at my house, I got two odd yards birds in
10 minutes, 2 "MEXICAN" MALLARDs who thought my pool was a pond and a pair
of WHITE-THROATED SWIFTs. Perhaps the latest round of wind had something
to do with it.

Clifford A. Cathers
Vail, AZ
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Date: 5/14/18 7:53 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 5/14/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
May 14, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for May 14, 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):
Lucifer Hummingbird (Eddy)
Whimbrel (Union)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (San Miguel)
Elf Owl (Roosevelt)
Carolina Wren (San Miguel, Socorro)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Socorro)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Socorro)
Baltimore Oriole (Roosevelt)
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER (Santa Fe)
TENNESSEE WARBLER (Eddy)
Hooded Warbler (Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Roosevelt)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Roosevelt, Taos, Union)
BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Eddy, Roosevelt)
SCARLET TANAGER (Curry)


BERNALILLO County:
--Mehlman reported two HOODED WARBLERS in the southern Corrales Bosque May
12.

CURRY County:
--Score reported a SCARLET TANAGER at Ned Houk Park May 12.

EDDY County:
--Pederson reported a BLACKPOLL WARBLER and a TENNESSEE WARBLER at
Washington Ranch May 12. The Blackpoll continued the following day.

--Nieman photographed a LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD in Slaughter Canyon April 13.
It was seen about 1.3 miles from the parking area.

LOS ALAMOS County:
--Lott and Smith reported a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER at the confluence of
Pueblo and Acid Canyons May 9.

--Smith reported a HOODED WARBLER at Walnut St. Park in Los Alamos May 8.

ROOSEVELT County:
--Score reported hearing an ELF OWL at the Melrose Trap early on the
morning of May 12.

--a BALTIMORE ORIOLE and a HOODED WARBLER were at the Melrose Trap May 11.

--a BLACKPOLL WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, a HOODED WARBLER were at the
Melrose Trap May 12.

SAN MIGUEL County:
--Jaremko-Wright reported a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON along the Gallinas
Riverwalk in Las Vegas April 29. It was seen 75 meters southeast of the
Grand Ave Bridge.

--Jaremko-Wright reported a singing CAROLINA WREN along the Gallinas River
in Las Vegas April 20. It was just upstream from the farmway feed store on
the west side of the river. It continued to May 3.

SANTA FE County:
--Batkin reported a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER at Galisteo May 12. Laubach
reported a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER here on the same day. Both warblers
continued to the following day and the Chestnut-sided was seen again on May
14.

SOCORRO County:
--the continuing EASTERN TOWHEE was photographed at the visitors center at
Bosque del Apache NWR May 5.

--Pederson and Baumann reported the likely continuing GOLDEN-CROWNED
SPARROW at Bosque del Apache NWR May 5. It was seen near the entrance to
the boardwalk lagoon on the South Loop.

--Up to four CAROLINA WRENS are again present along the usual stretch of
the Seasonal Road, between the 90 degree turns, at Bosque del Apache.

TAOS County:
--D’Antonio reported a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER at Fred Baca Park in Taos May
10. It continued to May 12.

UNION County:
--Rustay, Webster, and Linner reported a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER at Clayton
Lake SP May 13. They also reported a WHIMBREL at Weatherly Lake the same
day.

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Date: 5/14/18 6:52 pm
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] EAZ: Whiteriver SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Vermilion Flycatcher, etc.
May 14, 2018
This morning my dad and I spotted a SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER flying across East Fork Rd. between Hwy. 73 and the North Fork of the White River in the town Whiteriver (southern Navajo Co.). I pulled off on the shoulder, scanned around, and tried playback, but could not refind the bird. Traffic noise was near constant and territorial mockingbirds and Cassin’s Kingbirds were actively chasing off other birds. I’ll have to double-check references, but only found two prior county records of this species listed on Steve Ganley’s database on the AZFO website (none entered into eBird yet).

Just across the bridge on East Fork Rd. over the N. Fork of the White River, I watched a LUCY’S WARBLER carry food into a cavity in a small tree, likely representing the first confirmed breeding record for Navajo Co. and the White Mountains region. I also heard a few others singing at other locations along the North and East Forks of the White River.

At Fort Apache Historical Park we saw a singing male VERMILION FLYCATCHER in display flight near the northeast part of the complex. Other highlights in the Whiteriver/East Fork area included a few singing LAZULI and INDIGO BUNTINGS, a few MEXICAN JAYS along East Fork Rd., a few PHAINOPEPLAS, a LEWIS’S WOODPECKER, and lots of singing YELLOW WARBLERS and YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS.

We then headed up Sevenmile Rim to Bonito Prairie south of Whiteriver along the Navajo/Apache Co. line. Just above Sevenmile Rim there was at least one EVENING GROSBEAK calling. The winds were already picking up by late morning and combined with the dry conditions, the grasslands were mostly quiet, save for dozens of HORNED LARKS and low-flying VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS. East Bonito Prairie Tank did not have water and only remnant mud. When we first ascended the prairie we saw a flyover PEREGRINE FALCON and two SWAINSON’S HAWKS. We had small numbers of CASSIN’S KINGBIRDS, LARK SPARROWS, and EASTERN MEADOWLARKS, and one pair of VESPER SPARROWS. At the crossing of Turkey Creek there was one singing RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. At Big Bonito Creek at Rt. 71, highlights included a single PINYON JAY, half a dozen MEXICAN JAYS, and two RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS.

At our family’s place in Heber (Navajo Co.) we’ve had several RED CROSSBILLS and lingering CASSIN’S FINCHES, and dozens of PINE SISKINS the past two days. Yesterday (5/13/18) around Baca Meadow in Black Canyon southwest of Heber we had a singing PAINTED REDSTART, seven RED-FACED WARBLERS, a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, 16+ WESTERN TANAGERS, and half a dozen RED CROSSBILLS.

Good birding,

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ

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Date: 5/14/18 2:49 pm
From: Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] ECDOs mating with WWDOs?
Pat:
There are no published records of which I am aware. If the "poor
photographs" are not clear, neither your nor your friend can be sure of
anything. Show me the data as without data, you and your friend are
guessing which seems to now be fake news. Be careful with your
unsubstantiated claims. A WAG is a WAG.
Clait


On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 1:40 PM, <pgoltz...> wrote:

> Clait,
>
> I got a couple of poor photographs of this bird and sent them to a
> biologist in California, and he said these hybrids do occur. Thank you.
>
> Pat Goltz
>
> On 2018-05-14 07:09, Clait E. Braun wrote:
>
>> Pat:
>> I do not believe this has been documented anywhere in the
>> scientific literature. Highly unlikely in the wild or even in
>> captivity. The same is true for White-winged Dove X Mourning Dove, and
>> also for White-winged Dove X Eurasian Collared Dove.
>> Clait
>>
>> On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 5:43 AM, <pgoltz...> wrote:
>>
>> Some years back, we had a bird in our aviary that was clearly a
>>> cross between a Mourning Dove and a Rock Pigeon. We were keeping
>>> pigeons, and there are many Mourning Doves in the area. It was
>>> fairly easy for Mourning Doves to get into the aviary, and one
>>> summer, a Mourning Dove raised three broods of two squabs each, in
>>> one of the nesting boxes. A cross between your two species would not
>>> surprise me.
>>>
>>> Pat Goltz
>>> SEAZ
>>>
>>> On 2018-05-14 01:14, Diane Drobka wrote:
>>>
>>> Twice yesterday in two different locations I observed a male
>>>> Eurasian
>>>> Collared-Dove displaying and trying to copulate with a
>>>> White-winged
>>>> Dove, which flew away. Does anyone know if hybrids of these two
>>>> species are being produced?
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Date: 5/14/18 1:40 pm
From: <pgoltz...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] ECDOs mating with WWDOs?
Clait,

I got a couple of poor photographs of this bird and sent them to a
biologist in California, and he said these hybrids do occur. Thank you.

Pat Goltz

On 2018-05-14 07:09, Clait E. Braun wrote:
> Pat:
> I do not believe this has been documented anywhere in the
> scientific literature. Highly unlikely in the wild or even in
> captivity. The same is true for White-winged Dove X Mourning Dove, and
> also for White-winged Dove X Eurasian Collared Dove.
> Clait
>
> On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 5:43 AM, <pgoltz...> wrote:
>
>> Some years back, we had a bird in our aviary that was clearly a
>> cross between a Mourning Dove and a Rock Pigeon. We were keeping
>> pigeons, and there are many Mourning Doves in the area. It was
>> fairly easy for Mourning Doves to get into the aviary, and one
>> summer, a Mourning Dove raised three broods of two squabs each, in
>> one of the nesting boxes. A cross between your two species would not
>> surprise me.
>>
>> Pat Goltz
>> SEAZ
>>
>> On 2018-05-14 01:14, Diane Drobka wrote:
>>
>>> Twice yesterday in two different locations I observed a male
>>> Eurasian
>>> Collared-Dove displaying and trying to copulate with a
>>> White-winged
>>> Dove, which flew away. Does anyone know if hybrids of these two
>>> species are being produced?
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Date: 5/14/18 9:50 am
From: Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] ECDOs mating with WWDOs?
Diane:
Yes, many different species may display to species other than their
specific genus and species. Most of those displays result in rejection. We
have all read about 'oddities' (how about a 'Jackalope'?) many of which
have been fostered by vivid imaginations or humans tinkering with nature.
That is not to say that new species do not arise by cross breeding with
closely related species.
I am very supportive of science and avidly still read the technical
scientific bird journals. Show me some data and not speculation. The answer
to your question is: there is no scientific evidence of White-winged Doves
and Eurasian Collared Doves hybridizing to my knowledge.
Clait

On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 1:14 AM, Diane Drobka <sunny1az...> wrote:

> Twice yesterday in two different locations I observed a male Eurasian
> Collared-Dove displaying and trying to copulate with a White-winged Dove,
> which flew away. Does anyone know if hybrids of these two species are being
> produced?
>
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Date: 5/14/18 7:09 am
From: Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] ECDOs mating with WWDOs?
Pat:
I do not believe this has been documented anywhere in the scientific
literature. Highly unlikely in the wild or even in captivity. The same is
true for White-winged Dove X Mourning Dove, and also for White-winged Dove
X Eurasian Collared Dove.
Clait

On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 5:43 AM, <pgoltz...> wrote:

> Some years back, we had a bird in our aviary that was clearly a cross
> between a Mourning Dove and a Rock Pigeon. We were keeping pigeons, and
> there are many Mourning Doves in the area. It was fairly easy for Mourning
> Doves to get into the aviary, and one summer, a Mourning Dove raised three
> broods of two squabs each, in one of the nesting boxes. A cross between
> your two species would not surprise me.
>
> Pat Goltz
> SEAZ
>
> On 2018-05-14 01:14, Diane Drobka wrote:
>
>> Twice yesterday in two different locations I observed a male Eurasian
>> Collared-Dove displaying and trying to copulate with a White-winged
>> Dove, which flew away. Does anyone know if hybrids of these two
>> species are being produced?
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Date: 5/14/18 6:41 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yesterday near Santa Fe.
Yesterday as we climbed east from Santa Fe on I-25, a pair of Band-tailed Pigeons flared up next to the highway. The tail band and large size were evident at less than 40 feet.

Good luck for summer birding!

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Date: 5/14/18 5:43 am
From: <pgoltz...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] ECDOs mating with WWDOs?
Some years back, we had a bird in our aviary that was clearly a cross
between a Mourning Dove and a Rock Pigeon. We were keeping pigeons, and
there are many Mourning Doves in the area. It was fairly easy for
Mourning Doves to get into the aviary, and one summer, a Mourning Dove
raised three broods of two squabs each, in one of the nesting boxes. A
cross between your two species would not surprise me.

Pat Goltz
SEAZ

On 2018-05-14 01:14, Diane Drobka wrote:
> Twice yesterday in two different locations I observed a male Eurasian
> Collared-Dove displaying and trying to copulate with a White-winged
> Dove, which flew away. Does anyone know if hybrids of these two
> species are being produced?
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Date: 5/14/18 1:15 am
From: Diane Drobka <sunny1az...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] ECDOs mating with WWDOs?
Twice yesterday in two different locations I observed a male Eurasian Collared-Dove displaying and trying to copulate with a White-winged Dove, which flew away. Does anyone know if hybrids of these two species are being produced?
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Date: 5/13/18 3:14 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--13 May 2018
Hi, birders,

Gusting winds buffeted the group of ten walking the Sierra Vista EOP dikes
today. Visitors from IN and TX joined locals from Sierra Vista. The group
tally was 53 species; the addition of 6 species noted pre-dawn brought the
final count to 59 species today.

We were struck by the lack of winter sparrows, a paucity of migrants, and
generally low counts, probably influenced by the gusty winds that kept the
birds close to the ground or deep in the vegetation. Even the swallows were
using the high berms to shelter their foraging over the open water at Moson
Road.

Birds of interest included Cattle Egret (2), Green Heron (2), Blue-winged
Teal (1), and a downy Am. Coots. Pre-dawn birds included Lesser Nighthawk
(2) and Com. Poorwill (4). A male Blue Grosbeak headed the colorful bird
list and was the first of season here. Disappointing for our visitors was a
total lack of Yellow-headed Blackbirds today.

Cheers, Erika Wilson

--
Erika Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 5/13/18 9:47 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Fire in the Chiricahuas
There is an Inciweb page for the fire now:

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5795/


Andrew Core
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Date: 5/13/18 9:40 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Patagonia Lake - Least Grebe
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

John Hirth reports the Least Grebe continues this morning (~9am on 5/13).
It was in the reeds on the south side of the cove near the spillway, and
came out of the reeds when the one boat on the lake came by. Also present
was a Common Tern that circled the east end of the lake a few times at
7:30am before heading off to the northeast.

thanks John!

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

On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 10:54 AM, Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> wrote:

>
> Bill Lisowsky reports a Least Grebe from the Patagonia Lake dam and
> spillway area today (10:35am on 5/10). It was in the cove to the southeast
> of the spillway.
>

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Date: 5/13/18 9:09 am
From: Lois Manowitz <loismanow...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Foothills: Western Tanager
Just had a pretty male Western Tanager in a mesquite in our yard. Tried to
grab a photo but it flew.

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Date: 5/12/18 11:41 pm
From: Ralph Poulsen <ktm690dog...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Oak Creek Canyon Scarlet Tanager
Just returned from my daughter's wedding held at the Junipine Resort in
upper part of of the Oak Creek Canyon. On Thursday My wife and I had a
Scarlet Tanager fly by. I saw it again on Friday. Both times I was not
able to follow it or get my binoculars on it, but was able to easily see
the heavy bright red body and coal black wings. I am almost positive it
was not a Vermillion Flycatcher or Summer Tanger, but it would be great if
someone could get a positive confirmation.

I don't recall ever seeing any posts for the Oak Creek Canyon. This place
is full of birds!! Unfortunately I did not have time to bird except around
the resort and from our deck.

In addition to the Scarlet Tanager, we saw Western and Summer Tanagers,
Yellow, Wilson's, Townsend's Warblers, Painted Redstarts, other
unidentified warbles, Black Headed and Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, Warbling,
Plumbeous, and Cassin's Vireos, Spotted Towees, Robins, several different
Flycatchers, House and Canyon Wrens, Golden Eagle, different species of
hawks, unidentified swallows, Ravens and bunch of LUBs (little
unidentified bird).

Junipine is private property as is a lot of canyon. There are public
campgrounds and day use areas plus some good hiking trails. Do not go on
weekends as the public access points get crowded fast and parking is
impossible.

Ralph Poulsen
Vail, AZ

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Date: 5/12/18 10:31 pm
From: David Stejskal <dstejskal...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Fire in the Chiricahuas
Hi birders,

One more detail about the new fire on the west side of the Chiricahuas - I was up owling along the Onion Saddle/Rustler Park road this evening with my tour group and found the gate at the Paradise junction at East Turkey Creek is closed and impassable to vehicles. That means that there’s no access to Rustler Park/Barfoot Park from either the west side or the east side at the moment. Let’s hope that fire is contained soon.

Cheers,
Dave Stejskal
Field Guides Inc.

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 12, 2018, at 7:05 PM, Diane Drobka <sunny1az...> wrote:
>
> 200-acre wildfire burning between Douglas and Willcox
>
> 200-acre wildfire burning between Douglas and Willcox
> By Brandi Walker, abc15.com staff
> A wildfire is burning in the Chiricahua Mountains 12 miles east of Douglas.
>
>
>
> From: Lori <lconrad6853...>
> To: <AZNMBirds...>
> Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2018 5:09 PM
> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fire in the Chiricahuas
>
> Hi all,
>
> Just in case anyone was planning a trip here, especially to try for the Slate-throated Redstart, this just in:
> Per Mike Williams/Friends of Cave Creek Canyon:
> "According to the Forest Service there is a fire near the Pinery area west of Onion Saddle. The Coronado Monument has been evacuated as has the area near it. I was unable to learn size, but was told its grown rapidly in the last 2 hours. There are 8 fire crews and planes fighting the fire.
> Road 42 is closed at Onion Saddle to the west.
> Fire has not yet been posted on inciweb, but I am told that folks can monitor it as the "Pinery Fire" when it is."
> Lori & Mark Conrad
> Portal, AZ
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Date: 5/12/18 7:19 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Pinal Co. Caracara
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Boo Higbee reports a pair of Crested Caracara in Pinal County about halfway
between Oracle Junction and Florence on Highway 79 today (5/12).

Doug Jenness had one in this area in October 2014 and they nested nearby in
the 1980s... something to keep an eye out for if you're traveling this road.

thanks Boo!

Andrew Core
SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
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Date: 5/12/18 7:05 pm
From: Diane Drobka <sunny1az...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Fire in the Chiricahuas
200-acre wildfire burning between Douglas and Willcox

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From: Lori <lconrad6853...>
To: <AZNMBirds...>
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2018 5:09 PM
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fire in the Chiricahuas

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Date: 5/12/18 5:11 pm
From: TRACY McCarthey <tmccarthey...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Hassayampa River Preserve - TROPICAL and THICK-BILLED KINGBIRDS, etc.
I birded the Hassayampa River Preserve this morning. In the parking area, I had an interesting juvenile raptor - at first I was thinking/hoping it was a broad-winged hawk or red-shouldered hawk, but after reviewing the photos at home, I am now thinking it is a juvenile SWAINSON'S HAWK instead. Some of Eric's morning birding group and I found a pair of TROPICAL KINGBIRDS (not sure if this is the same pair that was previously found along Palm Lake) along the Mesquite Meander trail, just after the trail loops back toward the visitor center where it opens up along the river with a number of cottonwood snags. A single THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD and an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER were in this same area, as well as a BULLOCK'S ORIOLE finishing a nest. Most of the many Dusky and Hammond's flycatchers have moved north, but we found one HAMMOND'S along the river. A handful of "Western" flycatchers were around with one calling PACIFIC-SLOPE. LOTS of TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS and WILSON'S WARBLERS along the Mesquite Meander trail, as well as one lingering RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET.

Good birding!

Tracy McCarthey
Phoenix, AZ.


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Date: 5/12/18 5:09 pm
From: Lori <lconrad6853...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fire in the Chiricahuas
Hi all,



Just in case anyone was planning a trip here, especially to try for the
Slate-throated Redstart, this just in:

Per Mike Williams/Friends of Cave Creek Canyon:

"According to the Forest Service there is a fire near the Pinery area west
of Onion Saddle. The Coronado Monument has been evacuated as has the area
near it. I was unable to learn size, but was told its grown rapidly in the
last 2 hours. There are 8 fire crews and planes fighting the fire.

Road 42 is closed at Onion Saddle to the west.

Fire has not yet been posted on inciweb, but I am told that folks can
monitor it as the "Pinery Fire" when it is."

Lori & Mark Conrad

Portal, AZ


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Date: 5/12/18 1:16 pm
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Cyn Montezuma Quail
Today at around 7 a.m., two pairs of Montezuma Quail appeared, one pair in each location (brush pile and blind area). There were birders at both locations hoping for the quail, so no one was disappointed.

Mary Jo

Mary Jo Ballator
Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
5255 E. Spring Road
Hereford, AZ 85615
Web site: ashcanyon.com
520-378-0773
<mjballator...>

Hours: Dawn to dusk daily except Wednesday noon to dusk


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Date: 5/12/18 9:43 am
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Gilbert Water Ranch 5-12-2018
Good. It's been moving about.

On Sat, May 12, 2018, 09:33 Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> wrote:

> Little Blue Heron still present SE corner of Pond #2
>
> Jeff Ritz
> Phoenix AZ
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Date: 5/12/18 9:33 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Gilbert Water Ranch 5-12-2018
Little Blue Heron still present SE corner of Pond #2

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 5/12/18 9:27 am
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Tucson Avra Valley Wastewater Treatment Ponds RAPTORS
I like windy days because it can make for good raptor watching. Saturday morning there were 15-20 mph winds at AVWTF ponds on Snyder Hill Road. Great looks at Black and Turkey Vulture, Red-Tailed and Swainson's Hawks and Crested Caracara. And a Snowy Egret thrown in as a treat.


John Higgins, Tucson, AZ

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Date: 5/12/18 8:32 am
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
Gone again. Moving around a bit.

On Sat, May 12, 2018, 08:30 Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> wrote:

> LBHE is Southwest corner of pond 7.
>
> On Sat, May 12, 2018, 08:12 Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
> wrote:
>
>> The heron just flew from pond 6. 8am.
>>
>> On Sat, May 12, 2018, 07:03 Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> There little blue heron is currently in pond 2, SE corner, Saturday
>>> morning.
>>>
>>> On Sat, May 12, 2018, 06:55 Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> thanks to everyone for the intel!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 10:15 PM, Betsy Checchia <
>>>> <betsy.checchia...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I found it this morning about 0930 in Pond 2...
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, May 11, 2018, 6:44 PM Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> is the little blue heron still around? want to go first thing
>>>>>> tomorrow ...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 5:40 AM, Gordon Karre <karhop1...>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The Little Blue Heron continues this morning in the southeast area
>>>>>>> of Pond 2.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Gordon Karre
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 5/12/18 8:31 am
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
LBHE is Southwest corner of pond 7.

On Sat, May 12, 2018, 08:12 Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> wrote:

> The heron just flew from pond 6. 8am.
>
> On Sat, May 12, 2018, 07:03 Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
> wrote:
>
>> There little blue heron is currently in pond 2, SE corner, Saturday
>> morning.
>>
>> On Sat, May 12, 2018, 06:55 Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> wrote:
>>
>>> thanks to everyone for the intel!
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 10:15 PM, Betsy Checchia <
>>> <betsy.checchia...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I found it this morning about 0930 in Pond 2...
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, May 11, 2018, 6:44 PM Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> is the little blue heron still around? want to go first thing tomorrow
>>>>> ...
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 5:40 AM, Gordon Karre <karhop1...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> The Little Blue Heron continues this morning in the southeast area of
>>>>>> Pond 2.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Gordon Karre
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 5/12/18 8:13 am
From: Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Possible TROPICAL KINGBIRD pair 1 minute from my house!
Tropical and Couch's Kingbirds are virtually identical: the only way to tell
them apart is by voice.
By range, you would think Tropical, but there was a Couch's Kingbird hanging
out in a park in Tucson for a long time last year, so that one could be a
possibility as well. Just my two cents. I'd sure like to hear it before
confirming.

_____

From: <aznmbirds-request...>
[mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Jared Conaway
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 11:05 PM
To: <aznmbirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Possible TROPICAL KINGBIRD pair 1 minute from my house!


I stayed with some EXTREMELY YELLOW kingbirds, Here's my in-depth story: I
was walking back home, about a minute away from it, when I saw a Western
Kingbird hawking over the Glendale American school field. At one point, he
flew into a tree that was right across the wall right in front of me. This
is when I noticed 2 other kingbirds hawking over the small tree. Then they
went into the center of the tree, ganging up on the Western, and the Western
got the heck out of there. None of the kingbirds made a sound. Now, as soon
as I saw one of the kingbirds hovering over a tree in front of me (different
tree than the one across the wall) I said, "Oh my gosh, that kingbird is
very bright yellow! Wow!" So this got me thinking, "Hey, are these Tropical
Kingbirds!!??" With this insane thought said, I did the right thing, when I
finally got the chance. The bird eventually landed in a good spot in the
middle of the small tree but to the right, where I had a face & bill visual.
Perfect! I saised my binos, and surely enough, this bird was large-headed
and long-billed, with dark gray extending behind eyes. For the brief moment
the Tropicals were with the Western, the Western did look smaller. We had
strong winds afternoon into evening, possibly blown in.
Below is the small tree the TROPICAL KINGBIRDS were in, the one adjacent to
the house:
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5602426,-112.1802034,3a,90y,259.17h,90.74t/d
ata=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sP5fPVcfNoa2HFfm6Qj9P0g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


This one shows the tree the Western Kingbird started in. See those big,
dark-green blob trees in the field, it's the one closest to that path I was
on:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Glendale+American+Elementary/@33.5600601,-
112.1799243,77a,35y,303.54h,45.02t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x872b6bafecfa3f0
b:0xb8d25a7129c5a679!8m2!3d33.5612497!4d-112.1789859


Additionally, PHAINOPEPLA, new for neighborhood, as well as new neighborhood
Cliff Swallows! WESTERN KINGBIRD was also a new neighborhood bird, and of
course the TROPICAL KINGS, a lifer too!!!
Good luck if you're chasing them, be$t, aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnndddd HAPPY
BIRDING!
Jared Conaway, Glendale, AZ.
I'm revisiting my Tropical Kingbird location tomorrow, morning and evening!
Good night.


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Date: 5/12/18 8:13 am
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
The heron just flew from pond 6. 8am.

On Sat, May 12, 2018, 07:03 Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> wrote:

> There little blue heron is currently in pond 2, SE corner, Saturday
> morning.
>
> On Sat, May 12, 2018, 06:55 Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> wrote:
>
>> thanks to everyone for the intel!
>>
>>
>> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 10:15 PM, Betsy Checchia <
>> <betsy.checchia...> wrote:
>>
>>> I found it this morning about 0930 in Pond 2...
>>>
>>> On Fri, May 11, 2018, 6:44 PM Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> is the little blue heron still around? want to go first thing tomorrow
>>>> ...
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 5:40 AM, Gordon Karre <karhop1...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> The Little Blue Heron continues this morning in the southeast area of
>>>>> Pond 2.
>>>>>
>>>>> Gordon Karre
>>>>>
>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 5/12/18 7:03 am
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
There little blue heron is currently in pond 2, SE corner, Saturday
morning.

On Sat, May 12, 2018, 06:55 Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> wrote:

> thanks to everyone for the intel!
>
>
> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 10:15 PM, Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
> > wrote:
>
>> I found it this morning about 0930 in Pond 2...
>>
>> On Fri, May 11, 2018, 6:44 PM Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> wrote:
>>
>>> is the little blue heron still around? want to go first thing tomorrow
>>> ...
>>>
>>> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 5:40 AM, Gordon Karre <karhop1...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> The Little Blue Heron continues this morning in the southeast area of
>>>> Pond 2.
>>>>
>>>> Gordon Karre
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 5/12/18 6:55 am
From: Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
thanks to everyone for the intel!


On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 10:15 PM, Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
wrote:

> I found it this morning about 0930 in Pond 2...
>
> On Fri, May 11, 2018, 6:44 PM Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> wrote:
>
>> is the little blue heron still around? want to go first thing tomorrow ...
>>
>> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 5:40 AM, Gordon Karre <karhop1...> wrote:
>>
>>> The Little Blue Heron continues this morning in the southeast area of
>>> Pond 2.
>>>
>>> Gordon Karre
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Date: 5/12/18 6:27 am
From: Jared Conaway <jtccoolbirder02...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Possible TROPICAL KINGBIRD pair 1 minute from my house!
I stayed with some EXTREMELY YELLOW kingbirds, Here's my in-depth story: I
was walking back home, about a minute away from it, when I saw a Western
Kingbird hawking over the Glendale American school field. At one point, he
flew into a tree that was right across the wall right in front of me. This
is when I noticed 2 other kingbirds hawking over the small tree. Then they
went into the center of the tree, ganging up on the Western, and the
Western got the heck out of there. None of the kingbirds made a sound. Now,
as soon as I saw one of the kingbirds hovering over a tree in front of me
(different tree than the one across the wall) I said, "Oh my gosh, that
kingbird is very bright yellow! Wow!" So this got me thinking, "Hey, are
these Tropical Kingbirds!!??" With this insane thought said, I did the
right thing, when I finally got the chance. The bird eventually landed in a
good spot in the middle of the small tree but to the right, where I had a
face & bill visual. Perfect! I saised my binos, and surely enough, this
bird was large-headed and long-billed, with dark gray extending behind
eyes. For the brief moment the Tropicals were with the Western, the Western
did look smaller. We had strong winds afternoon into evening, possibly
blown in.
Below is the small tree the TROPICAL KINGBIRDS were in, the one adjacent to
the house:
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5602426,-112.1802034,3a,90y,259.17h,90.74t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sP5fPVcfNoa2HFfm6Qj9P0g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

This one shows the tree the Western Kingbird started in. See those big,
dark-green blob trees in the field, it's the one closest to that path I was
on:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Glendale+American+Elementary/@33.5600601,-112.1799243,77a,35y,303.54h,45.02t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x872b6bafecfa3f0b:0xb8d25a7129c5a679!8m2!3d33.5612497!4d-112.1789859

Additionally, PHAINOPEPLA, new for neighborhood, as well as new
neighborhood Cliff Swallows! WESTERN KINGBIRD was also a new neighborhood
bird, and of course the TROPICAL KINGS, a lifer too!!!
Good luck if you're chasing them, be$t, aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnndddd
HAPPY BIRDING!
Jared Conaway, Glendale, AZ.
I'm revisiting my Tropical Kingbird location tomorrow, morning and evening!
Good night.

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Date: 5/12/18 6:26 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 May 2018
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on May 11, 2018; the next update will be made on May 18.
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:
*LEAST GREBE
#Broad-winged Hawk
#Least Tern
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR
#Berylline Hummingbird
#Lucifer Hummingbird
#Green Kingfisher
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
#Eastern Phoebe
*NUTTING'S FLYCATCHER
*ROSE-THROATED BECARD
*RED-EYED VIREO
*SINALOA WREN
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Rufous-backed Robin
#Gray Catbird
#Tennessee Warbler
*YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
#Hooded Warbler
*SLATE-THROATED REDSTART
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
*FLAME-COLORED TANAGER
#Harris's Sparrow
#Lapland Longspur
#Baltimore Oriole

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), a *LEAST GREBE was
photographed in the cove just southeast of the spillway and dam.
#BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS and a #GREEN KINGFISHER continued this week
(m.ob.) at the east end along the Birding Trail.

NOGALES area
A *NUTTING'S FLYCATCHER was reported again in California Gulch on 5/6
(Melody Kehl) about halfway between the north and south access points (see
map). From the north, hike down into the gulch to the large clearing with
cottonwoods; from the south, hike about 150 yards past the white trailer.
Documentation for this megararity can be submitted at
http://www.azfo.org/gallery/1main/whatIsABC.html
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS and #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued this week
(m.ob.) at the south end of California Gulch at the confluence with Warsaw
Canyon. Annotated map: http://goo.gl/wSr0mi

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *SLATE-THROATED REDSTART continued in Pinery Canyon in the area just
downhill from the campground on 5/10 (m.ob.). This is the same place as the
2016 and 2017 birds and is about 2.4 miles west of Onion Saddle (and, from
the west, 9.4 miles east of the turnoff) where a small, mostly dry creek
crosses the road.
A #HARRIS'S SPARROW continued at the Foothills Road (aka Rodrigues yard)
feeders on 5/10 (m.ob.).
An #EASTERN PHOEBE was photographed between Paradise and the Paradise
Cemetery on 5/6 (Dawn and Bernard Foy).
A *YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was photographed in a yard in Whitetail Canyon
on 5/11 (Rick Taylor).

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a pair of *TUFTED FLYCATCHERS continued this week
(m.ob.). The flycatchers are being seen about 2 miles up the Hamburg Trail
from the Ramsey Canyon Preserve Visitor Center, about 1/3 mile past the
Brown Canyon trail junction. A *FLAME-COLORED TANAGER continued in the same
area on 5/10 (m.ob.), the tanager being closer to the overlook. This is an
occasionally steep 4 mile round trip hike at 6,000 ft elevation to reach
this location; take plenty of water (several quarts) and be prepared for
very hot dry days or sudden monsoon storm activity. The map here shows the
location: https://goo.gl/aMh1ke Ramsey Canyon Preserve is closed Tuesdays
and Wednesdays. A #BERYLLINE HUMMINGBIRD was reported without any details
on 5/7 (m.ob.).
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
this week through 5/11 (m.ob.) in the upper canyon about 0.7 miles up the
trail from the end of Hunter Canyon Road just as the trail enters the grove
of trees.
#LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS continued at Ash Canyon B&B this week (m.ob.).
At the San Pedro House, a #RED-EYED VIREO was photographed along the river
on 5/6 (John Boswell).

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A *SINALOA WREN continued this week through 5/9 (m.ob.) along the De Anza
Trail south of Santa Gertrudis Lane. It has been seen south of the old cars
and a child's tricycle about 1/2 mile south of the crossing (GPS: 31.55534,
-111.04707). Multiple #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBINS continued this week (m.ob.).
Remember to park along the frontage road and walk in.
A pair of *ROSE-THROATED BECARDS continued 0.3 miles north of the Tubac
bridge this week (m.ob.).

TUCSON area
A #BROAD-WINGED HAWK was photographed at the El Rio Open Space in Marana on
12/16 (Andrew Core). Annotated map: http://goo.gl/5vIQSb
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD was reported in Summerhaven at the Mt. Lemmon Realty
feeders on 5/9 (Richard Fray).
A #BALTIMORE ORIOLE was photographed at a feeder in Tucson on 5/7 (Rob
Modica).

GRAHAM COUNTY
A #LEAST TERN was reported at Roper Lake SP on 5/5 (Andrew Fayer).

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
A # GRAY CATBIRD was photographed at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course in Willcox on 5/6 (Tom Johnson). A #LEAST TERN was reported on 5/7
(Bill Lisowsky) and continued through 5/9 (m.ob).

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Madera Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/dXBYP), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued along Proctor Rd this week (m.ob.).
In Montosa Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/8L8tv) a #BLACK-CAPPED
GNATCATCHER continued this week on 5/5 (David Sedgeley) near the culvert,
upstream of the concrete stream crossing.

BENSON area
A #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER continued on the Guindani Loop Trail at
Kartchner Caverns State Park this week (Chris Chappell).
A #TENNESSEE WARBLER was photographed at the Comfort Inn on 5/8 (Cory
Gregory at al).

ARAVAIPA CANYON
A #HOODED WARBLER was reported about a mile up from the east end of
Aravaipa Canyon in Graham County on 5/5 (Amanda Moors). It was about 100
yards west of the trailhead sign (just past the wilderness boundary).
Generally, a BLM permit is required to enter the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness
beyond the parking lot.

SONOITA
#LAPLAND LONGSPURS continued from the Davis Pasture section of Las Cienegas
NCA this week (m.ob.). Map (courtesy of Richard Fray): https://goo.gl/Pj9itL



ANNOUNCEMENTS
The revised 8th edition of Tucson Audubon's "Finding Birds in Southeast
Arizona" is available here: http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-bi
rding/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 uncertain. 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: 5/12/18 6:25 am
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
I found it this morning about 0930 in Pond 2...

On Fri, May 11, 2018, 6:44 PM Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> wrote:

> is the little blue heron still around? want to go first thing tomorrow ...
>
> On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 5:40 AM, Gordon Karre <karhop1...> wrote:
>
>> The Little Blue Heron continues this morning in the southeast area of
>> Pond 2.
>>
>> Gordon Karre
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Date: 5/11/18 7:26 pm
From: Johnson Brian <spindlebrook...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
Little Blue Heron continues in the same location at sunset.
Brian Johnson


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On Friday, May 11, 2018, 6:44 PM, Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> wrote:

is the little blue heron still around? want to go first thing tomorrow ...
On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 5:40 AM, Gordon Karre <karhop1...> wrote:

The Little Blue Heron continues this morning in the southeast area of Pond 2.

Gordon Karre

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Date: 5/11/18 6:44 pm
From: Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
is the little blue heron still around? want to go first thing tomorrow ...

On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 5:40 AM, Gordon Karre <karhop1...> wrote:

> The Little Blue Heron continues this morning in the southeast area of Pond
> 2.
>
> Gordon Karre
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Date: 5/11/18 3:27 pm
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZNMbirds] SEAZ:. Western Grebe at Amado STP still there
The Western Grebe, the Black Bellied Whistling Ducks and a Bank Swallow were still at Amado STP at 1:45pm Friday. Windy!

John Higgins, Tucson, AZ

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Date: 5/11/18 3:14 pm
From: Tom Lindner <tom...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] arizona bird photos
hi,
my wife and i were here for most of the winter taking photos.

if you'd like to see them go to http://tinyurl.com/y87kwpe <http://tinyurl.com/y87kwpe>

click the "View Best" button to see about 12 of the arizona birds
or
click the "View Recent" button to see about 56 of the arizona birds

hope you like them,
tom and elke lindner
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Date: 5/11/18 12:43 pm
From: Karen Kluge <canyonlandsatyr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ:. Western Grebe at Amado WTP
Subject bird present as of time of this posting. Also 32 Black-bellied
Whistling Ducks.

Karen Kluge
Green Valley, AZ

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Date: 5/11/18 7:47 am
From: Melody <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California Gulch, 05/10/2018


Another wonderful evening in this magical place. Again, Five-striped
sparrows were fairly vocal in California gulch proper. We saw three
extremely well and heard a couple others. Amazingly, the Montezuma Quail
crossed our path once again. Two times in a row. . .???? We did pay
attention to Myriachus Flycatchers, but didn't get to see the Nutting's.

At the confluence, again the sparrows were conspicuous.



The Buff-collared Nightjar called for almost an hour. Wonderful audio and a
couple sightings.



Melody's Birding

(So Many Birds, So Little Time)

Melodysbirding.com










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Date: 5/11/18 5:40 am
From: Gordon Karre <karhop1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Riparian Preserve
The Little Blue Heron continues this morning in the southeast area of Pond 2.

Gordon Karre

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Date: 5/11/18 12:16 am
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CAZ: N. Parula—Hassayampa River Preserve
Sorry for the late post...the male NORTHERN PARULA continued singing in the swampy inlet of the southeast corner of Palm Lake as of 9:00am yesterday (May 10). One of the TROPICAL KINGBIRDS was also calling on the west side of Palm Lake, the PIED-BILLED GREBES have produced a second clutch of young, with two fledglings seen with a parent. A WILLOW FLYCATCHER has been singing on territory the past two days.

Good birding,

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ

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> On May 9, 2018, at 6:53 PM, Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> wrote:
>
> May 9, 2018
> This morning I found a singing male NORTHERN PARULA at the south end of Palm Lake at the Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg (northwest Maricopa County). Later in the morning Chrissy Kondrat-Smith re-found it along the west side of the lake and got photos of possibly a first-year female of this species in the same area (the warbler in her photos lacked the blue/reddish breast band, had yellow throat and breast, white lower abdomen and undertail coverts, but hard to tell for sure if indeed this species). The two TROPICAL KINGBIRDS also continue around Palm Lake. Both GRAY and RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS were heard along the river through the morning. Several PINE SISKINS and LAZULI BUNTINGS are hitting the seed feeders and willow fruit/fluff. The fruiting mulberries continue to attract several species including WESTERN TANAGERS, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS, YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS, and a GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE. Other warblers present included one female HERMIT, a couple of ORANGE-CROWNED (including one singing), several TOWNSEND’S, and a couple dozen WILSON’S.
>
> Fledged young of ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD, LUCY’S and YELLOW WARBLERS, SONG SPARROWS, and HOUSE FINCHES were observed and I found an ABERT’S TOWHEE nest with three eggs. The CANYON WRENS are still feeding nestlings and CURVE-BILLED THRASHERS have one remaining egg (there were three) in their second nest attempt that they still appear to be tending.
>
> Hoary bats continue to be found either roosting in trees during the day or occasionally flying around. I also saw one each of Gilbert’s skink and California kingsnake today.
>
> Note: the Preserve started its summer hours today of 7am-4pm, trails closing at 3:30pm. We are open Wednesday-Sunday, closed Monday-Tuesday. For more information on the Preserve, visit our website at this link:
>
> https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/hassayampa-river-preserve/
>
> Good birding,
>
> Eric Hough
> Wickenburg, AZ
>
> Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 5/10/18 8:04 pm
From: <tsutter2...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Little blue heron Gilbert Riperian
Seen at 8:00 AM at SE corner of pond 2. Went back with my husband at 6:30 PM
and he is still there. Opening nearest the exit gate. Pic coming on ebird

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Date: 5/10/18 1:58 pm
From: <jgstudio...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Fw: Slate-throated Redstart Area Damage Assessment
Hear Hear!
I have seen this bird many times, always from the road. I have seen the needless damage to the ravine. When it finally rains in this drainage, I expect heavy erosion as a result of the trampling of the delicate and steep forest floor there. Again, there is no need to walk up this habitat. The bird will come to you.


John Groves
El Paso







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From: JESSICA CARY-ALVAREZ <tucsoncookiequeen...>
To: AZNMBirds <AZNMBirds...>
Sent: Thu, May 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fw: Slate-throated Redstart Area Damage Assessment








From: JESSICA CARY-ALVAREZ <tucsoncookiequeen...>
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:55 PM
To: Lori
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Slate-throated Redstart Area Damage Assessment



I appreciated the information you have provided and your desire to help make sure the area to see the Slate-throated Redstart doesn't have to be closed off. I would like to add a small but very important note; Let's always try to see things from the birds perspective. The reckless and selfish behavior that some birders and photographers are guilty of is what continuously keeps me from reporting rare birds until loooooong after I am certain they have left the area completely. As much as I enjoy birding and bird photography I am always careful to keep the health, safety and well being of the bird in mind (even if it means I miss the shot or can't check the bird off my list). ESPECIALLY when they are nesting or eating or there are adverse weather conditions. This may all be fun and games to us but everyday is a life or death struggle for our beloved birds because of the changes in their environments and habitats.


Happy Birding to All,
Be Responsible, Kind and Respectful,
(I will never be done ranting about Ethical Birding Behavior)
Jessica, aka Ciquah
Tucson Area



From: <aznmbirds-request...> <aznmbirds-request...> on behalf of Lori <lconrad6853...>
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:24 PM
To: <AZNMBirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Slate-throated Redstart Area Damage Assessment



Hi all,

Just thought that this needs to be put out there. The US Forest Service has informed me that there is an ongoing investigation and Damage Assessment being done in the drainage that the Redstart is in. They even have a hidden camera(s) set up to monitor the activity there.

It is so very frustrating to see all of the reports of folks climbing all the way up to the waterfall & beyond, doing all that damage when it is NOT at all necessary. I'd like to make it very clear: You DO NOT have to climb/scramble up the ravine to see this bird! She has a large range in which she feeds & frequently comes all the way down to the road, sometimes even below the road. Over the past week or so, we have seen her every time from the road, shortly after we exited our vehicle. You just have to be PATIENT! She may even build her nest again, as she has in the past 2 years, down at the lower end of the ravine.

This ongoing assessment of damage COULD cause the Forest Service to CLOSE the area completely.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not let this happen! Let's try to keep this area open so people that haven't seen her yet will still have a chance to do so. Stay down at the bottom & let her COME TO YOU!

Too many great birding areas have been either closed or declared off limits due to the careless actions of birders needing to see a bird (can we say Vaca Corral?). Let's try not to do it again.

OK. Rant over. Let's just hope it doesn't fall on deaf ears.

Lori & Mark Conrad
Portal, AZ




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Date: 5/10/18 1:02 pm
From: JESSICA CARY-ALVAREZ <tucsoncookiequeen...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fw: Slate-throated Redstart Area Damage Assessment



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From: JESSICA CARY-ALVAREZ <tucsoncookiequeen...>
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:55 PM
To: Lori
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Slate-throated Redstart Area Damage Assessment


I appreciated the information you have provided and your desire to help make sure the area to see the Slate-throated Redstart doesn't have to be closed off. I would like to add a small but very important note; Let's always try to see things from the birds perspective. The reckless and selfish behavior that some birders and photographers are guilty of is what continuously keeps me from reporting rare birds until loooooong after I am certain they have left the area completely. As much as I enjoy birding and bird photography I am always careful to keep the health, safety and well being of the bird in mind (even if it means I miss the shot or can't check the bird off my list). ESPECIALLY when they are nesting or eating or there are adverse weather conditions. This may all be fun and games to us but everyday is a life or death struggle for our beloved birds because of the changes in their environments and habitats.


Happy Birding to All,

Be Responsible, Kind and Respectful,

(I will never be done ranting about Ethical Birding Behavior)

Jessica, aka Ciquah

Tucson Area


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From: <aznmbirds-request...> <aznmbirds-request...> on behalf of Lori <lconrad6853...>
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:24 PM
To: <AZNMBirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Slate-throated Redstart Area Damage Assessment


Hi all,



Just thought that this needs to be put out there. The US Forest Service has informed me that there is an ongoing investigation and Damage Assessment being done in the drainage that the Redstart is in. They even have a hidden camera(s) set up to monitor the activity there.



It is so very frustrating to see all of the reports of folks climbing all the way up to the waterfall & beyond, doing all that damage when it is NOT at all necessary. I'd like to make it very clear: You DO NOT have to climb/scramble up the ravine to see this bird! She has a large range in which she feeds & frequently comes all the way down to the road, sometimes even below the road. Over the past week or so, we have seen her every time from the road, shortly after we exited our vehicle. You just have to be PATIENT! She may even build her nest again, as she has in the past 2 years, down at the lower end of the ravine.



This ongoing assessment of damage COULD cause the Forest Service to CLOSE the area completely.



PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not let this happen! Let's try to keep this area open so people that haven't seen her yet will still have a chance to do so. Stay down at the bottom & let her COME TO YOU!



Too many great birding areas have been either closed or declared off limits due to the careless actions of birders needing to see a bird (can we say Vaca Corral?). Let's try not to do it again.



OK. Rant over. Let's just hope it doesn't fall on deaf ears.



Lori & Mark Conrad

Portal, AZ

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Date: 5/10/18 12:36 pm
From: Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Slate-throated Redstart Area Damage Assessment
Lori:
The common message is that birders and birding do not negatively
affect birds. I have known that was not true for over 50 years from my work
with ptarmigan. Some of the naysayers even here in the 'desert' have been
part of the problem. I am supportive of closures to protect easily
disturbed habitats.
Clait

On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 12:24 PM, Lori <lconrad6853...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
>
>
> Just thought that this needs to be put out there. The US Forest Service
> has informed me that there is an ongoing investigation and Damage
> Assessment being done in the drainage that the Redstart is in. They even
> have a hidden camera(s) set up to monitor the activity there.
>
>
>
> It is so very frustrating to see all of the reports of folks climbing all
> the way up to the waterfall & beyond, doing all that damage when it is NOT
> at all necessary. I'd like to make it very clear: You DO NOT have to
> climb/scramble up the ravine to see this bird! She has a large range in
> which she feeds & frequently comes all the way down to the road, sometimes
> even below the road. Over the past week or so, we have seen her every time
> from the road, shortly after we exited our vehicle. You just have to be
> PATIENT! She may even build her nest again, as she has in the past 2 years,
> down at the lower end of the ravine.
>
>
>
> This ongoing assessment of damage COULD cause the Forest Service to CLOSE
> the area completely.
>
>
>
> PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not let this happen! Let's try to keep this area
> open so people that haven't seen her yet will still have a chance to do so.
> Stay down at the bottom & let her COME TO YOU!
>
>
>
> Too many great birding areas have been either closed or declared off
> limits due to the careless actions of birders needing to see a bird (can we
> say Vaca Corral?). Let's try not to do it again.
>
>
>
> OK. Rant over. Let's just hope it doesn't fall on deaf ears.
>
>
>
> Lori & Mark Conrad
>
> Portal, AZ
>
> Home Page: https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/info/aznmbirds
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>

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Date: 5/10/18 12:24 pm
From: Lori <lconrad6853...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Slate-throated Redstart Area Damage Assessment
Hi all,



Just thought that this needs to be put out there. The US Forest Service has
informed me that there is an ongoing investigation and Damage Assessment
being done in the drainage that the Redstart is in. They even have a hidden
camera(s) set up to monitor the activity there.



It is so very frustrating to see all of the reports of folks climbing all
the way up to the waterfall & beyond, doing all that damage when it is NOT
at all necessary. I'd like to make it very clear: You DO NOT have to
climb/scramble up the ravine to see this bird! She has a large range in
which she feeds & frequently comes all the way down to the road, sometimes
even below the road. Over the past week or so, we have seen her every time
from the road, shortly after we exited our vehicle. You just have to be
PATIENT! She may even build her nest again, as she has in the past 2 years,
down at the lower end of the ravine.



This ongoing assessment of damage COULD cause the Forest Service to CLOSE
the area completely.



PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not let this happen! Let's try to keep this area
open so people that haven't seen her yet will still have a chance to do so.
Stay down at the bottom & let her COME TO YOU!



Too many great birding areas have been either closed or declared off limits
due to the careless actions of birders needing to see a bird (can we say
Vaca Corral?). Let's try not to do it again.



OK. Rant over. Let's just hope it doesn't fall on deaf ears.



Lori & Mark Conrad

Portal, AZ


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Date: 5/10/18 10:54 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Patagonia Lake - Least Grebe
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Bill Lisowsky reports a Least Grebe from the Patagonia Lake dam and
spillway area today (10:35am on 5/10). It was in the cove to the southeast
of the spillway.

thanks Bill!

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

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Date: 5/10/18 10:24 am
From: Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NAz: Cameron Northern Parula, and another Black-and-White Warbler
Cameron Trading Post keeps on producing eastern warblers today, May 10. A Nothern Parula made a brief visit to a puddle and then was not seen again in the next 45 minutes of wandering the courtyard. A female Black-and-White Warbler is different than the male that was present on Tuesday.

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ

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Date: 5/9/18 7:08 pm
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Willcox Ponds Rarities
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Date: 5/9/18 6:54 pm
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CAZ: N. Parula—Hassayampa River Preserve
May 9, 2018
This morning I found a singing male NORTHERN PARULA at the south end of Palm Lake at the Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg (northwest Maricopa County). Later in the morning Chrissy Kondrat-Smith re-found it along the west side of the lake and got photos of possibly a first-year female of this species in the same area (the warbler in her photos lacked the blue/reddish breast band, had yellow throat and breast, white lower abdomen and undertail coverts, but hard to tell for sure if indeed this species). The two TROPICAL KINGBIRDS also continue around Palm Lake. Both GRAY and RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS were heard along the river through the morning. Several PINE SISKINS and LAZULI BUNTINGS are hitting the seed feeders and willow fruit/fluff. The fruiting mulberries continue to attract several species including WESTERN TANAGERS, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS, YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS, and a GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE. Other warblers present included one female HERMIT, a couple of ORANGE-CROWNED (including one singing), several TOWNSEND’S, and a couple dozen WILSON’S.

Fledged young of ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD, LUCY’S and YELLOW WARBLERS, SONG SPARROWS, and HOUSE FINCHES were observed and I found an ABERT’S TOWHEE nest with three eggs. The CANYON WRENS are still feeding nestlings and CURVE-BILLED THRASHERS have one remaining egg (there were three) in their second nest attempt that they still appear to be tending.

Hoary bats continue to be found either roosting in trees during the day or occasionally flying around. I also saw one each of Gilbert’s skink and California kingsnake today.

Note: the Preserve started its summer hours today of 7am-4pm, trails closing at 3:30pm. We are open Wednesday-Sunday, closed Monday-Tuesday. For more information on the Preserve, visit our website at this link:

https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/hassayampa-river-preserve/

Good birding,

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ

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Date: 5/9/18 1:05 pm
From: john broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Botteri's Sparrow
Botteri's Sparrows were seen early this morning at two locations along del Valle Road west of the Bookstore area. The sighting nearest th Bookstore was near the woodpile less tha 1/4 mile from the store. The other sighting was near the intersection with Garden Wash.
Lots of good looks during the Wednesday Bird Walk today including a Western Screech Owl near the Bookstore and a pair of Gray Hawks along the River South of marker #8. Other good looks were at Yellow-breasted Chats in the Mesquites along the path to the Highway Bridge  and at both Summer and Western Tanagers all along the River.  The species total was 77.
The next Bird Walk is next Wednesday, May 16th,  at 7.
John BrozSierra Vista




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Date: 5/9/18 4:48 am
From: stuarthealy <stuarthealy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: May 8, 2018 - Chiricahua Mountains continuing Slate-throated Redstart
Tuesday, May 8, 2018.



Last week I was in the SLAR drainage with a group and bailed out after a few hours without seeing the bird.

Today I was determined to do better, hoping to improve on a previous photo.



I left home at 3:20am (yikes) and arrived at "the pools" at 5:50am. The "trail" continues to deteriorate

with lots of loose dirt in the steep sections. Be careful!



Then began a long wait. Quiet "ticks" alerted me to the presence of SLATE-THROATED REDSTART

at 11:10am. The bird stayed at the pools for several minutes then worked down the drainage,

perhaps only a total distance of100 yards. It was super cooperative, perching in the open for minutes

at a time. Unfortunately, it remained in the shade the entire 30 minutes I stayed with it.

Photos? Meh



The bird was with a PAINTED REDSTART so we may be dealing with the H word next year.

I was shocked at how worn the bird is so early in the season.



I noted 30 species in the drainage over the course of 5+ hours. Migrants included a late-ish male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD,

WARBLING VIREO and SWAINSON'S THRUSH. Others present included GREATER PEWEE, CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER,

and MEXICAN CHICKADEE.



Willcox was fairly active in the early evening despite the high 90s. I did not detect any of the recent rarities.



Stuart



Stuart Healy

Sierra Vista, AZ.

Forgotten, but not gone


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Date: 5/9/18 4:44 am
From: Diane Touret <dctouret...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Mt. Lemmon, especially Molino CG and Lower Bear Wallow 5/8/18
Molino CG:   GRAY VIREO   (sang briefly in oak near restroom just before
the upper water crossing, then flew uphill inthe area where a pair
nested some years ago);also Scott's and Hooded Orioles, and one
MacGillivray's Warbler

Lower Bear Wallow: many Red-faced Warblers and Warbling Vireos;
alsoOlive, Yellow-rumped (very dark southwest breeding sub-species),
Grace's, and Orange-crowned Warblers (Orange-crowned breeds here),
Cordilleran Flycatcher, and other higher elevation birds(e.g. Steller's
Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Red-breasted and Pygmy
Nuthatches, Hermit Thrush, House Wren, Amer. Robin, Plumbeous Vireo,
Black-headed Grosbeak; also a few migrant Wilson's and Townsend's Warblers

Hummingbirds seen at Molino, Incinerator Ridge, and Bear Wallow: Anna's,
Broad-billed, Costa's, Black-chinned, and Broad-tailed

76 degrees at Bear Wallow (Sunset Trailhead Parking Area) at 12:30PM/
101 degrees in Tucson at 1:30PM - Thank Heaven for Mt. Lemmon!         
Diane Touret   (Tucson, AZ)


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Date: 5/8/18 6:31 pm
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Run Road, again.
Hi Birders: Don't think I replicated Betsy Checchia's nine warbler species up Turkey Run Road, and Upper Sabino Canyon Trail today on Mt. Lemmon, but the walk was very " warlby " this morning.

The warbler highlight for me was seeing Virginia's Warbler out in the open. Specifically sighted this bird .16 of a mile up Turkey Run Road from the intersection of General Hitchcock Highway in Summerhaven. The bird was patronizing " willow " habitat, in the residential area , and was singing heartily, even at noon, which is when I passed through this area on the way back from the hike. As Betsy said, Red faced Warblers seemed to be everywhere along the road/trail. Cheers, Thor


Thor Manson

Green Valley.


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Date: 5/8/18 10:07 am
From: Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NAz: Cameron Worm-eating Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Gray Catbird, Northern Waterthrush
An exceptional group of unusual birds was at Cameron today. A Worm-eating Warbler and Black-and-White Warbler were in the Trading Post courtyard, while a Gray Catbird and Northern Waterthrush were at nearby Tappan Spring.

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ

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Date: 5/8/18 9:47 am
From: Tom Johnson <tbj4...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Tennessee Warbler - Benson (Cochise Co.)
AZ birders,
Cory Gregory and Caleb Ashling just found a singing Tennessee Warbler on
the south side of the Comfort Inn off Village Loop Rd. in Benson, Cochise
Co. Rufous-winged Sparrows there, too.

Good birding,
Tom Johnson
Cape May, NJ

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Date: 5/8/18 8:14 am
From: Bill Lisowsky <ykswosil...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] deAnza Trail -Tubac Northern Parula
Good morning,
A beautiful male Northern Parula was repeatedly singing as it fed in the
mesquites right next to the trail this morning around 730. For those
familiar with the Tubac portion of the trail it was about halfway between
the Old Sinaloa Wren spot (power line cut) and the benches.
Heard a Blue Grosbeak calling, which is my first in Tubac this year, and
YBChats are now everywhere, as expected. Most of the other summer residents
have arrived and are actively calling early in the morning.

Bill Lisowsky
Tubac, AZ

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Date: 5/7/18 10:24 pm
From: Diane Drobka <sunny1az...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] American White Pelican today at Cochise Lake
I did a quick loop around Cochise Lake beginning at 1715 this afternoon and saw surprised to see this American White Pelican as it has not been mentioned on recent eBird posts, so it must be new. I posted a photo on my eBird checklist and a video on the Arizona Birding Facebook page. I just got home and am heading to bed and will do the rest of my species list tomorrow!https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=arizona%20birding

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Date: 5/7/18 9:17 pm
From: Gavin Bieber <kingbird77...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Found binoculars
I found a pair of binoculars tonight in Madera Canyon bear the amphitheater. Please contact me to claim.

Gavin Bieber


Kingbird77 at hotmail.com

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Date: 5/7/18 5:44 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 5/7/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
May 7, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for May 7, 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):
Lucifer Hummingbird (Eddy)
Broad-billed Hummingbird (Roosevelt)
Caspian Tern (Eddy)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (San Miguel)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Bernalillo)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Bernalillo)
WHITE-EYED VIREO (Bernalillo)
Carolina Wren (San Miguel, Socorro)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Socorro)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Socorro)
Harris’s Sparrow (Hidalgo)
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER (Bernalillo, Eddy)
KENTUCKY WARBLER (Los Alamos)
Hooded Warbler (Eddy, Roosevelt)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Eddy, Roosevelt)


BERNALILLO County:
--Parmeter reported a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO along the bosque south of Valle
de Oro NWR May 6. Walk south along the ditch road from the parking area
about a half mile and look for a woodpile cairn. Follow the trail towards
the bosque and go another 150-200 meters south.

--Score reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK in the bosque south of Valle de Oro
NWR May 5. It was last seen flying north and out of sight.

--Maley photographed a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER in Cienega Canyon in the
Sandia Mountains April 28. It was seen in the area of the willows near the
sign that says “Group Area and Picnic Area” where the road forks in the
canyon. It continued to May 5. Hawksworth reported a WHITE-EYED VIREO in
the same area April 29 and it continued to May 6.

EDDY County:
--a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was photographed at Rattlesnake Springs May 5 by
Irby. It was seen the following day at Washington Ranch.

--a CASPIAN TERN was reported at Brantley Lake May 5 by Nieman, Beauprez,
and Collins.

--Nieman reported a HOODED WARBLER at Rattlesnake Springs May 4. It was
seen sw of the restrooms along the creek. It continued to May 6.

--a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was seen at Rattlesnake Springs May 4 along the
stream behind the bathrooms. It continued to the following day.

--Nieman photographed a LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD in Slaughter Canyon April 13.
It was seen about 1.3 miles from the parking area.

HIDALGO County:
--Ivey reported a HARRIS’S SPARROW in Rodeo March 1. It was reported along
the birding trail behind the post office and continued to April 21.

LOS ALAMOS County:
--Foy reported a KENTUCKY WARBLER in Upper Los Alamos Canyon May 3. It
continued to May 4.

ROOSEVELT County:
--De Leon photographed a BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD at the Melrose Trap May
5.

--a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at the Melrose Trap May 5-6.

--a HOODED WARBLER was at the Melrose Trap May 5-6.

SAN MIGUEL County:
--Jaremko-Wright reported a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON along the Gallinas
Riverwalk in Las Vegas April 29. It was seen 75 meters southeast of the
Grand Ave Bridge.

--Jaremko-Wright reported a singing CAROLINA WREN along the Gallinas River
in Las Vegas April 20. It was just upstream from the farmway feed store on
the west side of the river. It contineud to May 3.

SOCORRO County:
--the continuing EASTERN TOWHEE was photographed at the visitors center at
Bosque del Apache NWR May 5.

--Pederson and Baumann reported the likely continuing GOLDEN-CROWNED
SPARROW at Bosque del Apache NWR May 5. It was seen near the entrance to
the boardwalk lagoon on the South Loop.

--Several Carolina Wrens are again present along the usual stretch of the
Seasonal Road, between the 90 degree turns, at Bosque del Apache. At least
four were present to May 6.

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Date: 5/7/18 4:49 pm
From: <beattysguestranch...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Same Hummers


Same species; Humming birds: Rivoli, Anna's, Black-chinned, Broad-billed, Broad-tailed, Possible Rufous, Costas, Calliope.

Numbers have increased and the birds are coming for the dog for their nests. Goshawk seen from the CAS flying down Canyon.

Acorn Woodpeckers every where. The woods are very green witn new leaves on the Oaks and Sycamores, more lush this year than last,

finally recovering from 2011 fire.

Edith Beatty

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Date: 5/7/18 3:21 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: San Pedro House - Red-eyed Vireo
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

John Boswell reports a Red-eyed Vireo along the San Pedro River east of the
San Pedro House on 5/6.

photos here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45391465

thanks John!

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

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Date: 5/7/18 2:30 pm
From: <dpsiminski...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Botteri's and Cassin's Sparrows singing
Early this morning, four Botteri’s sparrows and one Cassin’s sparrow were
singing in the grasslands at the entrance to Garden Canyon in Fort Huachuca,
Cochise County.

Pete Siminski
Sierra Vista, AZ
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Date: 5/7/18 2:03 pm
From: Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Willcox Least Tern
Still present this afternoon, alternating between resting on the lake's north shore and foraging over the golf course pond.

Carol Riddell
Edmonds, WA
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Date: 5/7/18 1:57 pm
From: Rob Modica <azlrover...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] BAOR in Tucson
I just had a Baltimore Oriole on my backyard hummingbird feeder on E. Calle Barril.

Rob Modica
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Date: 5/7/18 11:30 am
From: Amanda Moors <amoors...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Hooded Warbler in Aravaipa canyon east end

Hello,

I spent the May 5 Global Big Day birding in Aravaipa Canyon and Turkey Creek and was fortunate enough to get a great look at a Hooded Warbler foraging low in some thin shrubs and on the ground. It was gorgeous! It was maybe 50-100 m West of the Trailhead sign for where you enter Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness on the east end. fyi, you are required to have a permit from the BLM to access the Wilderness area, but you might get lucky and see it on the outside of the wildernss around where Turkey Creek intersects Aravaipa Creek. Or better yet, get a permit and backpack into the stunning Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness and see some great birds!

Amanda
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Date: 5/7/18 10:02 am
From: Sean Fitzgerald <sfitzgerald86...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ - Baltimore Oriole and Least Tern - Gilbert Water Ranch - Maricopa Co
This morning I observed an adult male Baltimore Oriole briefly from the
trail between Ponds 2 and 3 at Gilbert Water Ranch (Maricopa Co) before it
flew over Pond 3 and toward the trail between Ponds 3 and 4. I spent about
45 minutes trying to relocate the bird without success. In addition, a
Least Tern continues since Saturday. Additional details are in my ebird
checklist here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45414810

Regards,

Sean Fitzgerald
Gilbert, AZ

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Date: 5/7/18 9:31 am
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Global Big Day La Paz County
For the Global Big Day on Saturday, six birders in five parties visited La
Paz County, including the Bill Williams River and Cibola NWRs, Alamo Lake,
Harquahala Mountain, Parker, and the Parker Valley. Since I started
coordinating the North American Migration Count in La Paz for AZFO in 2011,
I've been compiling totals from the county every year and keeping track of
high counts, low counts, new species, and notable misses. The summary below
includes stats since 2011.

Most notably, this year had a new high species total, with 155!

Several new species were recorded, including some vagrants and quite a few
lingering migrants or winter residents. Two, Elf Owl and Western
Screech-Owl, are common breeders but require specific nocturnal effort.
These were: Northern Shoveler (1), Mexican Duck (1), Lesser Scaup (3), Surf
Scoter (2), Gray Hawk (1), American Avocet (2), Western Screech-Owl (3),
Elf Owl (5), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (1), White-throated Sparrow (1),
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1), and Pine Siskin (1).

Quite a few new high counts were set. It is worth noting that the count was
earlier this year, so better timed for some of these earlier migrants and
wintering visitors. These were: Cinnamon Teal (17), American Wigeon (28),
Common Goldeneye (3 - tied with 2015), Ruddy Duck (64), Clark's Grebe (79),
Double-crested Cormorant (7 - tied with 2015), American Coot (418),
Long-billed Dowitcher (19), Great Horned Owl (5), Common Poorwill (6),
Costa's Hummingbird (10), Olive-sided Flycatcher (3), Hammond's Flycatcher
(9), Cassin's Vireo (5), Plumbeous Vireo (2), Orange-crowned Warbler (11),
Nashville Warbler (3), Yellow-rumped Warbler (23), Chipping Sparrow (6),
Brewer's Sparrow (16), Lark Sparrow (5), Green-tailed Towhee (4), Bullock's
Oriole (20), and House Sparrow (77).

We didn't have any record low counts this year, but we did have some
notable misses: Ridgway's and Virginia rails, Common Ground-Dove, Burrowing
Owl, Willow Flycatcher, Horned Lark, and Marsh Wren. Hopefully in future
years, we will have more folks out there to bird the marshes and
restoration sites where these species can be found! In other words, if 2019
finds you looking to bird in an underbirded county where you can really
make a difference to the GBD, let me know. :-)

Many thanks to David Vander Pluym, Janine McCabe, Brenda Zaun, Eric Hough,
and Bruce White for traveling to La Paz and contributing to a
record-breaking year for the county!

Lauren Harter
Lake Havasu City

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Date: 5/7/18 8:14 am
From: Brian Jones <ravenwolf121...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: El Rio area Yellow-breasted Chat and other migrants
We had some nice sightings at our yard near El Rio Open Space/Coachline
Gravel Pit over the weekend, including multiple visits by a male
Yellow-breasted Chat, a Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeaks, female
Hooded Oriole, both Western and Cassin's Kingbirds, Lazuli Bunting and more.

Unfortunately the water is gone at El Rio, which may be why the birds are
coming to our yard (for the water), but a walk around El Rio may prove
fruitful.



For the birds!

Brian Jones
Tucson, AZ
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I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can
do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let
me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.

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Date: 5/7/18 7:55 am
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Willcox - Least Tern
Bill Lisowsky reports a Least Tern at Lake Cochise in Willcox (7:45am on 5/7).

Thanks Bill!

-Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 5/7/18 5:27 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Late repost: Willet Flight at Arthur Pack Park
Yesterday afternoon in the 100 degree heat, I found a flock of Willets numbering 104 birds. They were at the golf course ponds, first at the 7th hole, then later at the 13th hole pond. They moved every time a golfer came by. As with many other birds I observed yesterday, the had their beaks open. Perhaps to cool?
They flew over me a couple times, rising up when a coyote started howling nearby. They were very vocal at times, and with that many, it was like hearing a children’s playground at recess. I first heard them when I was still 300 yards away.
Also at the 13th hole: 1 Wilson’s Phalarope and the pair of Blue-winged Teal came out of the reeds.

John R Williams
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Date: 5/7/18 4:20 am
From: Diane Touret <dctouret...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Willcox Twin Lakes Golf Course pond rarities
I was going to post the exact same sightings for Willcox for Sunday
morning!

I was there between around 7AM and 9:30AM and also saw the N.
Waterthrush (singing in the weeping willow!), Gray Catbird (at the base
of the weeping willow and then in the reeds), pair of Canada Geese (golf
course), and Tropical Kingbird (golf course, in a tree straight out from
the grassy promontory beyond the fence). In addition, I saw a Belted
Kingfisher, several male Yellow-headed Blackbirds (do they nest at the
Willcox Golf Course pond?), two pairs of fighting Western Kingbirds,
Scaled and Gambel's Quail, and a group of White-faced Ibis, all on the
golf course or in the trees bordering the golf course side of the pond).

There weren't very many shorebirds while I was there. In descending
order of numbers I saw the following: Wilson's Phalarope, Amer. Avocet,
Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Black-necked Stilt, and Western Sandpiper
(only one!). A small flock of Long-billed Dowitchers was at the playa
pond that is in the grasslands beyond the golf course pond.

Swallows included a nice group of Bank, several Barn, N. Rough-winged,
and a few brownish swallows which may have been either female or
possibly juvenileTree, although I think it might be a little early for
seeing juvenile Tree, especially since I don't think that they nest locally.

Diane Touret  (Tucson, AZ)


On 5/6/2018 12:45 PM, David Stejskal wrote:
> Hi birders,
>
> I just got a text from Tom Johnson, who’s at Willcox right now with his tour group. He reports a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, a GRAY CATBIRD, 2 CANADA GEESE, and a TROPICAL KINGBIRD in the same spot at the east end of the large golf course pond just north of “Lake Cochise” at Willcox.
>
> Thanks to Tom for the timely report!
>
> Cheers,
> Dave Stejskal
> Field Guides Inc.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
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Date: 5/6/18 11:46 pm
From: Melody Kehl <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California gulch, 05/06/2018
Another glorious day in paradise. We had another fabulous evening in the
area.

The Five-striped Sparrows were very vocal this evening. We saw three,
heard at least 8.
Montezuma Quail was seen twice right in the gulch. I haven't seen quail in
here for several years.
Gavin's flycatcher found us between the first and second stream crossings.
. . coming in from the north. It was in the drainage frequenting a large
oak tree beside one of the deciduous trees. I am afraid I didn't pay
attention to which one. We did manage one good look at the undertail
webbing. Definitely a Nuttings.

At the confluence, the Buff-collared Nightjars continue to perform their
nightly ritual. We saw one and heard 2. Melody
Melody
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s Birding
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So Many Birds, So Little Time

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Date: 5/6/18 8:27 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--06 May 2018
Hi, birders,

Summer temperatures didn't prevent sixteen of us from walking the Sierra
Vista EOP dikes today. With visitors from BC, CO, NY, and WA, the group
found 63 species by morning's end.

Top bird was undoubtedly an adult LEAST BITTERN seen in flight as it
emerged and then resettled in a cattail-filled impoundment. This is the
second sighting this year, and in the same impoundment as the calling Least
Bittern in late March. First added to the EOP list in 2015, this species
remains a special summer bird at the EOP.

Other birds of interest included: seven Wilson's Phalaropes, several
Spotted Sandpipers, and a brief glimpse of a Sora. Up to three Lark
Buntings were spotted, representing migrants headed north.

Nesting birds were noted throughout, and were given a wide berth. A family
of Red-tailed Hawks atop a communications tower were undisturbed by our
scope views. Also nesting were Killdeer, Vermilion Flycatcher, Barn
Swallow, and Curve-billed Thrasher. Plenty of males were singing away,
announcing their territories, and a male Ruddy Duck with his bright blue
bill was performing the "Bubbling Display" to an attentive female.

Cheers, Erika Wilson

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Erika Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 5/6/18 7:26 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Summerhaven on Mt. Lemmon -- Red-faced (and other) Warblers
This mid-morning/early afternoon I birded up Turkey Run Road in Summerhaven
from the Post Office to the end of the road, then up the Upper Sabino
Canyon Trail to the edge of the ski area, and back. Among other birds, I
saw 9 different warblers, including an explosion of Red-faced (16, maybe
more). They were everywhere, all singing, and 2 apparently working on
nests. If you need to add a Red-faced Warbler to your list, I recommend
you drive up Turkey Run Road to the end, where there's a small parking area
for the Upper Sabino Canyon Trail. Walk up the trail and listen for the
song -- they're not shy. Also had 2 Cassin's Finches near the Community
Center.

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 5/6/18 7:13 pm
From: Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [NM] Organ Mtns (Las Cruces) this weekend
I spent all of Saturday and Sunday morning poking around a less-birded portion
of the Organ Mountains with Andrew Lawrence and Mitch Manford. We covered the
Indian Hollow area (accessed via the group picnic area at Aguirre Springs
Recreation Area) near Sugarloaf Peak. This area has seldom received coverage
the past 5 years, which is a shame because it holds some patches of Pondarosa
and Douglas Fir despite most of the mountain having burned in 2011. The hiking
was pretty steep, but Saturday produced most of the expect transient/summering
species including GRACE'S WARBLER. While not necessarily unusual, I imagine
the fire likely reduced the amount of habitat available for this species in
this mountain range and it has been seldom reported since. At least 2 singing
Gray Vireos we're also detected on our hike in. Saturday night we heard
several Common Poorwills and a Western Screech-Owl, though to my
disappointment no Mexican Whip-poor-wills were audible.
Sunday morning we hiked up a steep wash to a sizeable patch of Pondarosa/
Douglas Fir habitat and found a stunning male OLIVE WARBLER. I know this
species has been thought to breed in low densities in this rnage, but I'm not
sure that has ever been confirmed. An additional surprise was a cooing BAND-
TAILED PIGEON.
We also encountered about a dozen Steller's Jay's over the course of the
weekend. This species (to the best of my knowledge) is not know to breed in
this range. Venturing into the realm of speculation, it may be that a large
enough number invaded this area this winter that they may linger into the
summer and attempt breeding? The fact that so many we're still so high
(6500-7400ft) seems somewhat suspect. Also lingering was a yellow-type Red
Crossbill.
Happy Birding,
Wyatt Egelhoff
Las Cruces,
New Mexico

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Date: 5/6/18 6:44 pm
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: Several new photos
Field Ornithologists,



Terry Rosenmeier contributed photos of Elegant Tern and Jason Wilder
contributed photos of Baltimore Oriole and Hooded Warbler. Under
Hybrids, Sean Fitzgerald contributed photos of a hybrid Blue-winged x
Cinnamon Teal. Thanks Terry, Jason, and Sean!



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:

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Use our online form to submit photos:

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Date: 5/6/18 4:56 pm
From: Diane Drobka <sunny1az...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Leucistic American Robin
Hopefully this Arizona Birding Facebook link will work for everyone - will post on eBird when I complete my other checklists. A leucistric AMRO I saw at the Mt. Graham Golf Course (just below my Daley Estates Ponds Hot Spot) during our GBD foray.Diane Drobka


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Date: 5/6/18 2:37 pm
From: Gordon Lewis <ranchogulag...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Southwest Wings Spring Fling
Southwest Wings Spring Fling 2018 is History.
We hit it just right this year with 223 species seen.
The top Overnight trip was Rick Taylors Chiricahua trip with 132
The top Day trip was 89 Saint David and Wilcox with Richard Fray
Most honorable mention Day trip to Matt Brown with 88 in Madera Canyon
The checklist will be available on our swwing.org website soon.
Registration is open for our Summer Festival see
http://www.cvent.com/d/15qhhq
Thanks

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Date: 5/6/18 12:59 pm
From: Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NAZ: Baltimore Oriole at Meteor Crater, also Orchard/Hooded type Oriole, also Gray Catbird
The Meteor Crater RV Park was absolutely on fire this morning with birds. Four species of oriole were present, including Bullock's, Scott's, a fine-looking immature BALTIMORE ORIOLE, and a smaller female oriole of the Hooded/Orchard-type for which I'm looking for feedback. Some tricky Empids too...Pics here:
http://azbird.net/sightings/showthread.php?tid=8977
A Gray Catbird rounded out the more unusual birds, though there were plenty of more-regular migrants to sort through too. Birders are welcome, but please check in at the store and try to throw them some business too!

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ


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Date: 5/6/18 12:46 pm
From: David Stejskal <dstejskal...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Willcox Twin Lakes Golf Course pond rarities
Hi birders,

I just got a text from Tom Johnson, who’s at Willcox right now with his tour group. He reports a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, a GRAY CATBIRD, 2 CANADA GEESE, and a TROPICAL KINGBIRD in the same spot at the east end of the large golf course pond just north of “Lake Cochise” at Willcox.

Thanks to Tom for the timely report!

Cheers,
Dave Stejskal
Field Guides Inc.

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 5/6/18 11:25 am
From: Steve Hosmer <sjhosmer...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Willets at Camelback Lake, Scottsdale
This morning my wife Joan and I went out to Camelback Lake by the Chart House
restaurant at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale (Maricopa Co.). We spotted and
photographed a group of 20 Willets along the shore at the east side of the
Chart House restaurant. Also present was the exotic Egyptian Goose along the
northwest shore of the lake.

Take care and good birding.

Steve Hosmer
Anthem, AZ


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Date: 5/6/18 8:49 am
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Global Big Day Havasu to Ehrenberg
David Vander Pluym and I had a good day of birding yesterday for the Global
Big Day, 5/5/2018. Even with afternoon temps >100, we had decent numbers
and diversity of migrants at most stops, some lingering species and good
counts, and a few low-end rarities.

Starting in Lake Havasu City, David (not me) had a good count of 12 Willets
at the north end of the lake and a late continuing Bonaparte's Gull at
Rotary Park.

We met up at the Bill Williams River NWR headquarters where I spotted two
very late SURF SCOTERS, a male and a female - this is the latest spring
record for the LCRV! Also late there were two Common Goldeneyes and three
Lesser Scaup.

At Headgate Dam in Parker, we counted seven Neotropic Cormorants, a good
count for the northern part of the LCRV. Later in the afternoon, we had 11
just across the lake in San Bernardino County.

Another late Common Goldeneye was at Parker Oasis.

'Ahakhav Tribal Preserve in Parker was really where the action was. The
park area was more birdy than I have seen it in a few years. Highlights
included a male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK and a white-striped WHITE-THROATED
SPARROW in the park, a female CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD visiting blooming desert
willows, and two PLUMBEOUS VIREOS in the plantings. David also had a
*celata* Orange-crowned Warbler in the park area.

A late Northern Harrier was the only bird of note in the Parker Valley.

In mid-afternoon we crossed to Blythe and went to Palo Verde Ecological
Reserve to look for California's second and the LCRV's first GRAY HAWK
which has been seen periodically for the past several weeks. We eventually
spotted it, but across the river in La Paz County - a great end to the day,
and a county bird for me, with only a few prior records all from the
eastern part of the county!

Good birding,
Lauren Harter
Lake Havasu City

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Date: 5/6/18 8:48 am
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CAZ: Aguila: Lewis’s Woodpecker, Harquahala Mtns.
Yesterday (5/5/18) afternoon I found a very hot looking LEWIS’S WOODPECKER on a telephone pole in sparsely vegetated desert-scrub along Eagle Eye Rd. north of Aguila (northwest Maricopa County). Just east of Aguila I also had a PYRRHULOXIA at one of the known locations to find them in the region (see eBird map). I briefly went up Hwy. 71 into Yavapai Co. where I had a couple of GILDED FLICKERS. In the late afternoon I made my first trip to the Harquahala Mountains that stretch across both Maricopa and La Paz Counties, with the goal of getting up into chaparral habitat to get associated species for La Paz County during eBird Global Big Day. I got to the base of a concrete stretch of road at dusk where I turned around and was only in marginally chaparral habitat, but had SCOTT’S ORIOLE, CANYON TOWHEES, BLACK-CHINNED and RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS. A few COMMON POORWILLS were calling and flying around at dusk. On the way up I also had a migrant DUSKY FLYCATCHER, my 4th ever Gila monster, and a herd of 5 bighorn sheep! On the drive back I heard a few ELF OWLS and a couple of WESTERN SCREECH-OWLS, and found my lifer spotted leafnose snake along Eagle Eye Rd.! Upon getting back to Wickenburg late at night, I was able to get an ELF OWL for Yavapai Co. before midnight.

Good birding,

Eric Hough

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Date: 5/6/18 7:55 am
From: EDWARD BOYD <edboyd1959...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ- Mt. Ord birds 5/5
I was up on Mount Ord yesterday as well. I saw 3 of the 4 Lewis's Woodpeckers, but missed the 4th. I arrived about an hour after sunrise and the flight on the lower portion of the road that runsa along the ridge in the juniper scrub habitat was impressive. Waves of warblers (Townsend's, Black-throated Gray, a few Audubon's, and Wilson's) and Western Tanagers passes over in groups of 10 or so every few minutes. Migration was really rolling yesterday. A half dozen Black-chinned Sparrows were singing along the lower road and there were quite a few Scott's Orioles around early also.


Once into the pines, things slowed down but I didn't arrive there until about 8:00 because of the lower portion activity. As Jared pointed out, Grace's Warbler were singing about every 1/4 miles or so, and Plumbeous Vireos were almost as plentiful. I had one group of 4 Painted Redstarts about halfway through the Pine portion of the road. I also flushed 2 Band-tailed Pigeons towards the last 1/2 mile. I tried hard for Olive Warbler without success .


Ed Boyd

Westminster, MD

> On May 6, 2018 at 2:02 AM Jared Conaway <jtccoolbirder02...> wrote:
>
> GORGEOUS male TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, 15 BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS, STUNNING male singing GRACE'S WARBLER, and a heard only VIRGINIA'S WARBLER.
> A couple HUTTON'S VIREOS, a few singing PLUMBEOUS VIREOS, and a single GRAY VIREO.
> BREWER'S SPARROW right at the turn out from Mt. ord back onto the main hwy. Also, 2 male BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS, a WOODHOUSE'S SCRUB-JAY, 2 male and 1 female HEPATIC TANAGERS, female BULLOCK'S ORIOLE, and 4 LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS, the crown jewel of them all. Black-headed Grosbeak and Lewis's Woodpeckers, and Hepatic Tanagers were lifers. 3 of the Lewis' were a little before the top parking lot, and one was in the surrounding area of that parking lot, specifically the slope overlooking the Mogollon Rim.
> I saw a PURPLE MARTIN fly overhead very quickly, but did get bino views, shimmering black plumage, no white underside whatsoever. that was also a lifer. Finally, a few ACORN WOODPECKERS and a CHIPPING SPARROW. You can ask me for specific locations of these birds, I'll do my best to give accurate directions.
>
> Good luck & HAPPY BIRDING!
> Jared C., Glendale, AZ.
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Date: 5/5/18 11:02 pm
From: Jared Conaway <jtccoolbirder02...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ- Mt. Ord birds 5/5
GORGEOUS male TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, 15 BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS,
STUNNING male singing GRACE'S WARBLER, and a heard only VIRGINIA'S WARBLER.
A couple HUTTON'S VIREOS, a few singing PLUMBEOUS VIREOS, and a single GRAY
VIREO.
BREWER'S SPARROW right at the turn out from Mt. ord back onto the main hwy.
Also, 2 male BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS, a WOODHOUSE'S SCRUB-JAY, 2 male and 1
female HEPATIC TANAGERS, female BULLOCK'S ORIOLE, and 4 LEWIS'S
WOODPECKERS, the crown jewel of them all. Black-headed Grosbeak and Lewis's
Woodpeckers, and Hepatic Tanagers were lifers. 3 of the Lewis' were a
little before the top parking lot, and one was in the surrounding area of
that parking lot, specifically the slope overlooking the Mogollon Rim.
I saw a PURPLE MARTIN fly overhead very quickly, but did get bino views,
shimmering black plumage, no white underside whatsoever. that was also a
lifer. Finally, a few ACORN WOODPECKERS and a CHIPPING SPARROW. You can ask
me for specific locations of these birds, I'll do my best to give accurate
directions.

Good luck & HAPPY BIRDING!
Jared C., Glendale, AZ.

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Date: 5/5/18 9:05 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park Phalaropes 5/5
This afternoon there were a pair of Wilson’s Phalaropes in the 13th hole pond as viewed from Linda Vista. There were also 11 Spotted Sandpipers there and 4 more at the 7th hole pond for 15 overall.
A Wilson’s Snipe and a Great Egret were also at the 7th hole pond.

2 Shovelers is a new low for the year.
1American Wigeon some Mallards, and 30+ Ruddy Ducks were the only ducks to be found.

Yesterday there were 3 White-faced Ibis on the 7th hole pond.

John R Williams
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Date: 5/5/18 8:25 pm
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ:Ash Cyn Big Day, May 5, 2018
Many of the winter birds are gone, with the exception of hoards of Pine Siskins, still gobbling nyjer: more than 50 of them!

Mary Jo

Mary Jo Ballator
Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
5255 E. Spring Road
Hereford, AZ 85615
Web site: ashcanyon.com
520-378-0773

Hours: Dawn to dusk daily except Wednesday noon to dusk

> 52 species
>
> Montezuma Quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) 2
> Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 15
> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1 Fly-over from neighbor's pond.
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2
> Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
> Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus) 1
> Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
> White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) 10
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 12
> Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) 1
> Rivoli's Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens) 1
> Lucifer Hummingbird (Calothorax lucifer) 3
> Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) 1
> Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 1
> Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) 1
> Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) 4
> Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 13
> Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) 2
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris) 2
> Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group]) 2
> Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Myiarchus tuberculifer) 1
> Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) 2
> Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus) 1
> Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans) 6
> Mexican Jay (Aphelocoma wollweberi) 12
> Bridled Titmouse (Baeolophus wollweberi) 2
> Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) 1
> Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2
> Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) 3
> Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) 1
> Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) 3
> MacGillivray's Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei) 1
> Black-throated Gray Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens) 1
> Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) 1
> Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 1
> Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) 17
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 1
> Canyon Towhee (Melozone fusca) 2
> Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) 1
> Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 2
> Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) 1
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
> Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus) 6
> Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) 9
> Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) 1
> Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum) 1
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 5
> House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 12
> Cassin's Finch (Haemorhous cassinii) 4
> Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 50
> Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 8
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45338334
>


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Date: 5/5/18 7:42 pm
From: Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Red-faced Warbler, Slate Creek Divide (4 May 2018)
Hi All,

Yesterday on May 4th, Dara Vazquez and I found a Red-faced Warbler at Slate
Creek Divide. It was heard singing 3 to 4 times before it came into view,
and was barely in Maricopa County. This was just west of the Mount Peeley
Trailhead and slightly above the drainage that heads south into Maricopa
County, which is directly south from that Mt. Peeley Trailhead. Red-faced
Warblers used to breed at Slate Creek Divide, but haven't been confirmed as
breeding since the 2004 Willow Fire. They have been found on rare
occasions in Maricopa County as migrants since that fire. Hard to say if
this bird was setting up a territory or was a northbound migrant, but it's
worth keeping an eye on if these birds return to the area as breeders.
Some of the drainages still hold what appears to be suitable habitat.

Really cool one was found at Coon Bluff today!

Good Birding,

Tommy DeBardeleben (Glendale, Arizona)

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Date: 5/5/18 7:04 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County Harris's Hawk, Rails, and migrants
Greetings Birders,

Matt Victoria and I spent the morning covering a large part of Yuma County today. He traveled east and I stayed around Yuma.

At Aztec Matt encountered a large flock of 98 SWAINSON'S HAWKS, including a dark phase, in addition to a handsome FRANKLIN'S GULL, and the local BURROWING OWL. Back at Dateland, he turned up a PINE SISKIN, a DUSKY FLYCATCHER, a GRAY FLYCATCHER, and the best bird of the day, a HARRIS'S HAWK!

Meanwhile, at Mittry Lake I was happy to hear our four rail species: RIDGWAY'S, VIRGINIA'S, BLACK, and SORA. At the Solar & Power Pond I had a flock of WILSON'S PHALAROPES and the continuing OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER. In a flooded field off of Ave 7E were 21 WHIMBREL and a WILLET. And in 100-degree temps, in the ag fields south of Yuma, I had 22 SWAINSON'S HAWKS.

Between the two of us we had a hundred species of birds.

Good birding,
Henry Detwiler
Yuma, AZ
www.SouthwestBirders.com


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Date: 5/5/18 5:45 pm
From: David Pearson <dpearson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt._Clark's Nutcrackers
Today (5 May) Carole Basile, Mark Ochs, John Ray, Andrew Smith and I formed two teams for Big Day and birded both the Pinal Peak and Pioneer Pass sides of this mountain south of Globe. Final lists are not all in yet, but together we saw about 113 species. The most significant were the first Pinal Mt. record for Spotted Sandpiper, 15 species of warblers, lingering CASSIN'S FINCHES, and a flock of 12 CLARK'S NUTCRACKERS on the Madera Peak Rd. Photos and details on eBird.


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

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Date: 5/5/18 10:30 am
From: Craig Fischer <cfischeraz...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Red-faced warbler at Coon Bluff
Anne found a red-faced warbler at Coon Bluff on the Salt River. It's feeding in mistletoe in mesquites along river edge. Keeps getting run off by the vermillion flycatchers.

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Date: 5/5/18 7:36 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Tres Rios Wetlands 5-5-2018
Just had a Broad-winged Hawk at the west end of the Wetlands, in the last
stand of cottonwoods about 2.5 miles west of the parking area.

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 5/5/18 7:36 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 4 May 2018
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on May 4, 2018; the next update will be made on May 11.
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:
#Red Phalarope
*ELEGANT TERN
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR
#Lucifer Hummingbird
#Green Kingfisher
#Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
*NUTTING'S FLYCATCHER
*ROSE-THROATED BECARD
#Yellow-throated Vireo
*SINALOA WREN
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Rufous-backed Robin
#Varied Thrush
#Gray Catbird
#Brown Thrasher
#Tennessee Warbler
*BLACKPOLL WARBLER
*SLATE-THROATED REDSTART
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
*FLAME-COLORED TANAGER
#Harris's Sparrow
#Lapland Longspur
*STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE

AMADO
Two *ELEGANT TERNS were photographed the Amado STP on 5/1 (m.ob.).
A #YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was reported along Moyza Ranch Road between Amado
and Arivaca on 4/28 (Kathy Groschupf).

NOGALES area
A *NUTTING'S FLYCATCHER was reported in California Gulch on 5/3 (Gavin
Bieber) about halfway between the north and south access points (see map).
From the north, hike down into the gulch to the large clearing with
cottonwoods; from the south, hike about 150 yards past the white trailer.
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS continued this week (m.ob.) at the south end of
California Gulch at the confluence with Warsaw Canyon. A #BLACK-CAPPED
GNATCATCHER was reported on 4/24 (Joachim Bertrands). Annotated map:
http://goo.gl/wSr0mi
A *BLACKPOLL WARBLER was reported in Sycamore Canyon on 4/28 (Jason Wilder).

TUCSON area
A *STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE continued in a Tucson neighborhood this week
through 5/1 (m.ob.). The yard it frequents most often is on the southeast
corner of E 2nd St. and N Anderson Blvd. (near Speedway & Country Club);
standing on the west side of Anderson Blvd gives the best chance to see the
bird come in without disturbing it. The feeder is in the orange tree on the
side of the house. It has also been seen a short distance to the south and
southwest near the monastery (which is closed to entry).
A #BROWN THRASHER continued in a yard in Avra Valley on 5/4 (Bradley
Cunningham).

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *SLATE-THROATED REDSTART continued in Pinery Canyon in the area just
downhill from the campground on 5/4 (m.ob.). This is the same place as the
2016 and 2017 birds and is about 2.4 miles west of Onion Saddle (and, from
the west, 9.4 miles east of the turnoff) where a small, mostly dry creek
crosses the road. This week it was seen uphill from the road near a small
waterfall. An odd chickadee – possible a Mountain (rare in this range) or
an aberrant Mexican – was nearby; recordings may help with the ID. A
probable hybrid Flame-colored x Western Tanager was photographed between
Onion Saddle and Pinery Campground (Barbara DeWitt fide John Yerger).
A #HARRIS'S SPARROW continued at the Foothills Road (aka Rodrigues yard)
feeders on 5/4 (m.ob.).

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a pair of *TUFTED FLYCATCHERS continued through 5/3
(Frank Mantlik). The flycatcher is being seen about 2 miles up the Hamburg
Trail from the Ramsey Canyon Preserve Visitor Center, about 1/3 mile past
the Brown Canyon trail junction. A *FLAME-COLORED TANAGER continued in the
same area on 5/4 (m.ob.), the tanager being closer to the overlook. This is
an occasionally steep 4 mile round trip hike at 6,000 ft elevation to reach
this location; take plenty of water (several quarts) and be prepared for
very hot dry days or sudden monsoon storm activity. The map here shows the
location: https://goo.gl/aMh1ke Ramsey Canyon Preserve is closed Tuesdays
and Wednesdays. A #GRAY CATBIRD was photographed on 5/3 (Carol Bylsma) and
continued on 5/4 (m.ob.).
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
this week through 5/3 (m.ob.) in the upper canyon about 0.7 miles up the
trail from the end of Hunter Canyon Road just as the trail enters the grove
of trees.
A #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN was reported from the Ft Huachuca Cemetery on 5/1
(Diana Doyle) and continued on 5/3 (m.ob.). map:
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L7328745
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD continued at Ash Canyon B&B this week (m.ob.).

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A *SINALOA WREN continued this week through 5/3 (m.ob.) along the De Anza
Trail south of Santa Gertrudis Lane. It has been seen south of the old cars
and a child's tricycle about 1/2 mile south of the crossing (GPS: 31.55534,
-111.04707). Multiple #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBINS continued this week (m.ob.).
Remember to park along the frontage road and walk in.
A pair of *ROSE-THROATED BECARDS continued 0.3 miles north of the Tubac
bridge this week (m.ob.).
Another pair of *ROSE-THROATED BECARDS continued along the De Anza Trail at
Tumacacori this week on 5/3 (Diane Touret); from the trailhead just north
of the mission and opposite the post office, head east to the kiosk. There
is a short spur to the river just east of here, and they have been seen in
this area and just to the north.

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
A #RED PHALAROPE was reported again at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course in Willcox on 5/2 (Rick Taylor).
A #TENNESSEE WARBLER was reported at Whitewater Draw WMA on 5/3 (Erika
Wilson, Pete Siminski).

DOUGLAS area
A #GREEN KINGFISHER was reported from San Bernardino NWR on 5/4 (Richard
Webster). The kingfisher was at the Minckley Ponds, which are north of the
main east-west track across the refuge and on the east side of Black Draw.
San Bernardino NWR annotated map: https://goo.gl/uX96Pw

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), #BLACK-CAPPED
GNATCATCHERS and a #GREEN KINGFISHER continued this week (m.ob.) at the
east end along the Birding Trail.
A #YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was reported at the Paton Center on 4/28 (Jenny
Vogt).

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Madera Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/dXBYP), a #VARIED THRUSH was reported
along the Super Trail on 5/2 (Sally Johnsen). #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued along Proctor Rd this week (m.ob.).
In Chino Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/maps/oTBK), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued on 5/1 (Will Britton); a Five-striped Sparrow continued on 4/29
(Joachim Bertrands). High clearance is recommended for the rough road in.

BENSON area
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD and two #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued on the
Guindani Loop Trail at Kartchner Caverns State Park this week (m.ob.).

SONOITA
#LAPLAND LONGSPURS continued from the Davis Pasture section of Las Cienegas
NCA this week (m.ob.). Map (courtesy of Richard Fray): https://goo.gl/Pj9itL


ANNOUNCEMENTS
The revised 8th edition of Tucson Audubon's "Finding Birds in Southeast
Arizona" is available here: http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-bi
rding/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 uncertain. 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: 5/4/18 8:40 pm
From: Richard Webster <webster.re...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Green Kingfisher San Bernardino NWR
H Folks:

A continuing Green Kingfisher was at the Minckley Ponds (see Tucson RBA
map) the first time I was there, and not the second; situation normal, the
bird on the move, potentially to include Slaughter Ranch (though not
recently reported there per Fred, one of the managers).

Other birds of note included a female Northern Parula at Twin Ponds early
(and not later), a-small-but-huge-for-here flight of Purple Martins, a
one-year-old Common Black-Hawk (Minckley outflow), a couple of Cassin's
Finches, and a medium number and variety of migrants.

San Bernardino NWR is 15 miles E of Douglas on Geronimo Trail (15th Street)
and is open to walk-in visitors all daylight hours. Slaughter Ranch is 14
miles E; Wed-Sun 10-3(fee).

Richard

Richard E Webster
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Date: 5/4/18 6:09 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park, Ibises
This afternoon two of us found three White-faced Ibis on the 7th hole pond, before they took off heading toward the 13th hole pond. On the walk to the pond a Lazuli Bunting posed briefly among a flock of White-crowned Sparrows.
Back near the trailhead, four Ash-throated Flycatchers were hanging together near the last utility pole. They were not showing any aggression toward each other… seems way too early for fledglings.

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Date: 5/4/18 5:54 pm
From: Robert A. Behrstock, Naturewide Images <rbehrstock...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lost field guide--Patagonia
Birdsters,

A client seems to have left one of my field guides in Patagonia. Perhaps at the Paton Hummer Center. It says Behrstock on the right side about two pages in. It's a second ed. Western Sibley. If you see it, let me know and I'll figure out how to get it back. Thanks.

Best,
RAB

Bob Behrstock
Hereford, AZ
www.naturewideimages.com

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Date: 5/4/18 11:44 am
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Maricopa Big Day on GBD and where's the Flam (no bird sightings)
Reminder from the AZNMBirds listowner: don't post directions to birds' nests or owl roosts on AZNMBirds.

No one did that here in the post I'm replying to, but the subject came up so this reminder is sent.

Thanks,
Mark Stevenson
Tucson, AZ
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On Thu, 5/3/18, Jared Conaway <jtccoolbirder02...> wrote:

Subject: [AZNMbirds] Maricopa Big Day on GBD and where's the Flam (no bird sightings)
To: <aznmbirds...>
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 8:12 PM

Hi all, this is my
first post on aznmbirds! Whoo-hoo! I'm a former AK
birder and am so excited to now live in a state where
double-digit amounts of warblers and 3 orioles are a
reality, among others!
That being said, on Global big Day, I'm doing
a big day within Maricopa CO., and with blessing and luck, I
MIGHT beat Tommy D's record! There is a bird I would
REALLY love to see that day, the Flammulated Owl! There is
one on Mt. Ord, on a day roost, but I don't know the
exact spot. Since they're a pair, their day roost must
be near a nest, thus they'll be in the same tree or at
least vicinity ever day. Again, I don't know which
Ponderosa Pine out of like a bazillion on that mountain.
Also Mt. Ord is a key stop anyways, so wish me luck and give
directions to Mr. Flam please. I will not disturb them, too
cute to mess with their daily sleep! :)
HAPPY BIRDINGyou can visit blog too @:
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Date: 5/4/18 11:25 am
From: Jared Conaway <jtccoolbirder02...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ- SWAMP SPARROW Green Valley Park, Payson AZ.
I found a young SWAMP SPARROW there 4/28/2018, sorry for late notice. Epic
LIFER, I'm excited I found one! Younger than 2 adults previously reported
this winter.
Pix @ https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45044686.

It might still be there, good luck! :)
Found it on the southeast corner of lake, precise location:
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.2327975,-111.346166,3a,60y,186.71h,78.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sV28v_WNa6ai0CrfAfOjZbg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
There's plenty of reeds, cat-tails, and segdes on the lake shore where I
found him, first located in those reeds, then he foraged in the grass.

HAPPY BIRDING!
Jared Conaway, Glendale, AZ.

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Date: 5/4/18 6:50 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Madera Canyon - Varied Thrush
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Sally Johnsen reports a Varied Thrush from Madera Canyon on 5/2.

(On 5/2) Barb Haymond and I had a fabulous day of birding in the Santa Rita
Mountains. On the way up along White House road we must have seen at least
50 PURPLE MARTINS sitting along the telephone wires. We saw a male Trogon
on our two mile hike up to the Secret Trail which was filled with migrating
birds including Black-throated Gray, Graces, Hermit, Townsend's,
Yellow-rumped,Red-faced Warblers, Western, Summer and Hepatic Tanagers,
BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHER, Greater Pewee, Black-headed Grosbeak for just a
few. On our way down the canyon we saw anther Trogon and I came face to
face with a beautiful VARIED THRUSH only the 2nd time I have seen one in
the Santa Ritas. It was windy and cold up there but sheltered in the canyon
and a very enjoyable day.



The "Secret Trail" is off the Super Trail, about 2 miles from the
trailhead. I believe it is a north turn from the main trail and hard to
find.

thanks Sally!

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

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Date: 5/4/18 6:45 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Willcox - grosbeak and crossbill
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Max Jarrett called to report a Rose-breasted Grosbeak and continuing Red
Crossbill from his yard this morning (6:30am on 5/4).

Anyone who is in the area is welcome to come look for it. Address is 451 N
Bisbee Avenue, phone is 520-384-3004. Leave a message and they'll call you
back.

thanks Max!

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

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Date: 5/4/18 4:46 am
From: Diane Touret <dctouret...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Becard extravaganza (4!) - Tubac and Tumacacori 5/3/18
Tubac (Santa Cruz riparian area north of Bridge Rd): male and female at
the nest

Tumacacori (access trail to Anza Trail from parking lot opposite the
post office):
           Female at junction of Anza Trail and River Access Trail
           Male at last year's nest site clearly visible from the west
bank of the Santa Cruz

Also, calling Pacific-slope Flycatcher and many Yellow-breasted Chats at
Tumacacori

Diane Touret  (Tucson, AZ)



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Date: 5/3/18 11:53 pm
From: Gavin Bieber <kingbird77...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Nutting’s Flycatcher in lower california gulch.
Hello birders,
While poking around in the lower gulch and confluence of Warsaw canyon this afternoon we detected a silent Myiarchus that exhibited all of the field marks for Nutting’s. It was ash-throated in size, dark headed, but with a bright yellow belly, no rufous in the inner webs of the tail feathers, and with obvious yellow edges to the secondaries. I could not get it to vocalize and we obtained only poor images. Interestingly in the same general location we also heard dusky capped and saw brown-crested and ash throated, for a 4 myiarchus location!

The bird was about 150m north of the white trailer that sits at the junction of the south access road and the driveway to the abandoned house. Just to clarify one would have to either drive in on the second road (which is not in particularly good shape) into the gulch, or park at the beginning and hike down and through the gulch to the large clearing with the big patch of cottonwoods.

Five-striped Sparrows were vocalizing in the gulch proper, and we had at least 3 Buff-Collared Nightjars at the confluence.

Good birding!

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Date: 5/3/18 8:20 pm
From: Jared Conaway <jtccoolbirder02...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Maricopa Big Day on GBD and where's the Flam (no bird sightings)
Hi all, this is my first post on aznmbirds! Whoo-hoo! I'm a former AK
birder and am so excited to now live in a state where double-digit amounts
of warblers and 3 orioles are a reality, among others!

That being said, on Global big Day, I'm doing a big day within Maricopa
CO., and with blessing and luck, I MIGHT beat Tommy D's record! There is a
bird I would REALLY love to see that day, the Flammulated Owl! There is one
on Mt. Ord, on a day roost, but I don't know the exact spot. Since they're
a pair, their day roost must be near a nest, thus they'll be in the same
tree or at least vicinity ever day. Again, I don't know which Ponderosa
Pine out of like a bazillion on that mountain. Also Mt. Ord is a key stop
anyways, so wish me luck and give directions to Mr. Flam please. I will not
disturb them, too cute to mess with their daily sleep! :)

HAPPY BIRDING
you can visit blog too @: ak-azbirder.weebly.com
Jared Conaway, Glendale, AZ.

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Date: 5/3/18 6:41 pm
From: Troy Corman <aplomado...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Rufous-backed Robin Nesting Activity?
This past fall and winter, Arizona likely had its largest movement and
local concentrations of Rufous-backed Robins ever reported. There were a
few sites with two or more individuals together through the winter. In the
past, most wintering individuals typically disappear by the end of March
and rarely linger into April. They are seldom reported into May. Based on
recent reports, there is an unexpected number still lingering in the state,
particularly in the southeast. Just want to mention that birders should
watch for possible breeding activity with any of the remaining birds. This
species has never been confirmed breeding in the U.S., but with last year's
exceptional incursion and with recent reports of multiple late lingering
birds...it makes one wonder if a few may attempt to nest. The closest that
this species was documented nesting in AZ, was an individual mist-netted
and banded on the upper San Pedro River on 5 June 1996 that was reported to
have a notable brood patch suggesting local nesting (AZ Breeding Bird Atlas
2005).

Hope to see you in the field...

Troy Corman
Phoenix, AZ

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Date: 5/3/18 5:45 pm
From: Mort Womack <mortwomack...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Gray Hawks near Patagonia Lake
Hi Birders

From Monday through Wednesday Linda and I circled around the Santa Rita Mts. checking out some of the great birding sites of SE Arizona. Highlights included White-tailed Kites and Burrowing Owls at Las Cienegas; Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Hooded Orioles, American Goldfinch, & Summer Tanagers at Paton's; Yellow-breasted Chat, Green Heron, & White-faced Ibis at Patagonia Lake; Rufous-backed Robin, Swainson's Thrush, & Thick-billed Kingbird at Santa Gertrudis Lane. We saw lots of other birds, of course, and it was all great, but the real surprise was our stay at Oak Bar Ranch just a few miles from Patagonia Lake State Park and Paton's.

We stayed at the Oak Bar B&B for two nights while going to all the local hotspots. We saw Gray Hawks every day--sometimes the adult pair were calling to each other from the tall trees at the main house and one day we watched one adult interacting with a brownish hawk with a white eyebrow and a white cheek. We were puzzled until we looked in Sibley and realized we were looking at a juvenile Gray Hawk--we had never seen one before. Not only were the Gray Hawks great but there were other many other birds to see--Summer & Western Tanagers, Abert's & Green-tailed Towhees, Rufous-winged Sparrow, Hooded and Bullock's Orioles, Cardinals, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Lazuli Buntings, Wilson's & Yellow Warblers, and many others. If you are looking for a place to stay while birding near Patagonia it is a great place to stay, but note that it is not open for birding unless you are a guest.

Mort Womack
Tucson
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Date: 5/3/18 4:59 pm
From: Richard Hoyer <birdernaturalist...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Pima Canyon Lazuli x Indigo Bunting
Dear Birders,

This morning in Pima Canyon (Catalina Foothills N of Tucson), I found an apparent LAZULI X INDIGO BUNTING HYBRID. It closely matches a lot of online photos of this mix, but the song was really weird, sounding more like an abbreviated Blue Grosbeak, and it even had a call note like Blue Grosbeak. Photos and recordings are on my eBird list at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45221590. It was about 2 1/2 miles from the trailhead.

Among the ~60 other species were lots of migrants (including TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS, VIRGINIA'S WARBLERS, and SWAINSON'S THRUSH, among others), but the most thrilling sighting was of an immature Golden Eagle stooping on a Desert Bighorn Sheep on a high ridge.

Good Birding,

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

my blog: http://birdernaturalist.blogspot.com
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Date: 5/3/18 4:52 pm
From: Jon Swanson <blackhawksjon...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ:WOW Catalina, AZ
What is ‘WOW’?

> On May 3, 2018, at 6:48 PM, Darlene <dsmyth3...> wrote:
>
> Debby Moss and I spent a lovely morning at WOW today. The property was busy with singing Rufous-winged Sparrows, calling Inca Doves, Lazuli Buntings showering at the water feature, and a Green-tailed Towhee, Lincoln’s Sparrow, and a White-crowned Sparrow were still lingering in the yard. Lots of more common resident birds, flowers and butterflies galore, Broad-tailed Hummingbirds were still visiting the feeders along with the expected desert species. Such a beautiful and relaxing time! Since we were only there a short time we did not have time to thoroughly explore the bird population.
>
> Happy Birding!
> Darlene
> <dsmyth3...>
>
>
>
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Date: 5/3/18 4:48 pm
From: Darlene <dsmyth3...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ:WOW Catalina, AZ
Debby Moss and I spent a lovely morning at WOW today. The property was busy with singing Rufous-winged Sparrows, calling Inca Doves, Lazuli Buntings showering at the water feature, and a Green-tailed Towhee, Lincoln’s Sparrow, and a White-crowned Sparrow were still lingering in the yard. Lots of more common resident birds, flowers and butterflies galore, Broad-tailed Hummingbirds were still visiting the feeders along with the expected desert species. Such a beautiful and relaxing time! Since we were only there a short time we did not have time to thoroughly explore the bird population.

Happy Birding!
Darlene
<dsmyth3...>




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Date: 5/3/18 4:41 pm
From: Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [NM] Las Cruces Hermit Warbler
I found and photographed a Hermit Warbler at 5:30 this afternoon at the
Hillcrest Cemetery in Las Cruces (Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Google maps,
right off west Picacho Ave near the interstate). The bird was silently
foraging on the northeast side near the memorial service building. It appeared
to be a female type bird, with a limited amount of black on the throat. Not
sure if it was molting in (adult male) or if perhaps this might be indicative
of some past hybrid genes.
While this species doesn't trip the eBird filter for Dona Ana county (it
probably should) this is an unusual species this far east (essentially at the
Rio Grande). I imagine the hellacious west winds yesterday may have had
something to do with it.
I would encourage other Las Cruces birders to check this spot (now also a
hotspot in eBird). It's got a fair number of evergreen trees and I'm always
impressed with the number of birds present (albeit mostly common species).
Happy Birding,
Wyatt Egelhoff
Las Cruces,
New Mexico

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Date: 5/3/18 4:07 pm
From: <richditch...> <richditch...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Phoenix: first Gambel's Quail chicks of the year
We just had a pair of adult Gambel's Quail in the yard with five just-hatched chicks. Our first of the year.

Rich Ditch
Phoenix, AZ
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Date: 5/3/18 11:37 am
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fw: C AZ: Boyce Thompson Arboretum sightings and Global Big Day count


--- On Wed, 5/2/18, Wolterbeek, Paul A - (pwolterb)
> Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 2:08 PM

>
>
>
> BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM  SORA, VESPER SPARROW,
> PRAIRIE FALCON
>
>
>
> From: Cathy Wise & Steven Prager
>
> Date: April 29, Sunday
>
> Snowy Egret was unusual for the Arboretum Sunday, also a
> Sora at Ayer Lake; we also found 1 Vesper Sparrow.
> Other birds included Gambel's Quail, Turkey Vulture,
> Cooper's Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel,
> Prairie Falcon, Mourning Dove, White-winged Dove,
> White-throated Swift, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Costa's
> Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Gila
> Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Ash-throated
> Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Bell's Vireo, Common
> Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Verdin, Bewick's
> Wren, Cactus Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Northern
> Mockingbird, Curve-billed Thrasher, Phainopepla, Lucy's
> Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler,
> Yellow-breasted Chat, Abert's Towhee, Lark Sparrow,
> Lincoln's Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Northern
> Cardinal,
> Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle,
> Hooded Oriole, House Finch and Lesser Goldfinch.
>
>
>
>          
> >     Editor's
> Note:  Kurt Radamaker will lead BTA's
> 'Global Big Day' bird count Saturday May 5;
> participants are invited to meet Kurt at 6:30 in the visitor
> center breezeway.  
>
>
>
>
> ______________________
>
>
>
>
>
>

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Date: 5/3/18 11:27 am
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fw: Fort Huachuca Rufous-backed Robin sightings...
Begin forwarded message.
.


> From: Brad Sulentic <
> Subject: Rufous-backed Robin sightings...
> To: "Mark Stevenson"
> Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7:24 AM
> Mark,
> I
> wanted to pass on information to you from Stuart Healy that
> the Rufou-backed Robin was seen this morning, along the back
> fence, at the Ft. Huachuca Cemetery.  I was told it was
> only loosely associating with the American Robins at the
> time of the sighting.  Could you please drop a note on the
> listserv, so that others know it is still there? 
> Thanks.
> Cheers,
> Bradlee
> Sulentic
>
>

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Date: 5/3/18 10:36 am
From: MOLLY POLLOCK <mollymp...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tucson Canada Goose
Hello Birders,

This morning about 9:30 am, Mark and I saw a Canada Goose feeding in the field at the UofA Feed Lot. The Feed Lot is along the east side of the Santa Cruz River, south of Prince and north of Miracle Mile.

Good birding,

Molly Pollock
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 5/3/18 10:08 am
From: John Yerger <john...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Chiricahua Mts, Flame-colored Tanager (hybrid)
Barbara DeWitt, a visiting birder from Florida, sent me photos yesterday of what appears to be a hybrid FLAME-COLORED x WESTERN TANAGER from somewhere between Onion Saddle and Pinery Campground in the Chiricahuas. We'll see if we can pinpoint a more precise location than that, but I can't quite picture the area she tried to describe to me.

Just FYI if you're in the area for the Slate-throated Redstart or other good birding,

John Yerger
Director
Adventure Birding Company
1007 W. Deer Road
Portal, AZ 85632
Phone: 1-877-BIRDERS
Cell: (814) 308-4078
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Date: 5/3/18 7:52 am
From: Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Midtown Townsend's warbler
A nice Townsend's warbler visited our water feature briefly this morning.
Only our second one at this location in 5 years.

Good birding!

Jim and Rosie Watts
Tucson, Arizona (near Fort Lowell Park)

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Date: 5/3/18 7:17 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 5-3-2018
I'm listening to what I'm fairly certain is a Ridgeway's Rail in the Reeds
on the west side of the bridge. It's been calling for about 25 minutes non
stop. I got some recordings with my phone but so far it hasn't stepped into
the open.

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 5/3/18 7:12 am
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Green Valley Migration
The past two weeks has provided many black-headed grosbeaks , male western tanagers , Cassin’s finches , lazuli’s buntings , and a bronzed cowbird through my yard. Unfortunately nothing rare hummingbird wise.
-Charlie



> On May 2, 2018, at 8:54 AM, Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...> wrote:
>
> The "storm" brought us three male western tanagers this morning - what a delight to see them drinking and bathing! Who knows what else blew in?
>
> Happy Birding!
>
> Rosie and Jim Watts
> Tucson (near Fort Lowell Park)
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Date: 5/3/18 6:33 am
From: Bob Rodrigues <brod410...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Portal-Foothills Road feeders
Hi folks,

Birding this morning during coffee at the Foothills Road feeders in Portal
was quite good. The current star of the show, Harris's Sparrow, continued
to show up. Lazuli Buntings were numerous and a very nice male Indigo
Bunting also was present. A FOS Yellow-breasted Chat passed through the
shrubs in the public area. This is a species that visitors should
watch/listen for while on the property. All the other regular desert
species were also present.

Yesterday in the late afternoon we also had 2 American Goldfinches going to
the water feature. This species is uncommon in our area. All for now.

Bob

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Date: 5/2/18 5:28 pm
From: Rob Modica <azlrover...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] BHGR in Tucson
FOY Black-headed Grosbeak on Calle Barril between Craycroft and Swan.

Rob Modica

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Date: 5/2/18 2:52 pm
From: john broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Purple Martin
A male was seen this morning by several people on the Wednesday Bird Walk including me. Sightings were at Kingfisher Pond and at the River near post number 4. It was very windy but still a great day with lots of eye candy. The Western Tanagers are going through and were all along the River and around Kingfisher Pond. Summer Tanagers continued to be cooperative and Chats were starting to show themselves. A Blue Grosbeak was seen near the Bookstore and a MacGillivray's Warber was seen at Kingfisher Pond. (I saw a MacGillivray's yesterday in the debis pile across from post number 6.)
The next Bird Walk is next Wednesday at May 9 at 7.
John BrozSierra Vista


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Date: 5/2/18 2:51 pm
From: Diane Drobka <sunny1az...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Global Big Day - no sightings ... yet!
Our Graham County birders are ready to try for a new county high count this Saturday! We have good coverage except for the southern part of the county in the Galiuro Mountains north of Willcox. So if you haven't chosen a Global Big Day location and want some really nice hiking, here are a few areas that need coverage. Let me know if you can do any of these. ThanksDiane
    Lower Ash Creek:    https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3613465
    Upper Ash Creek:    https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3613511
    High Creek Trail:    https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3611743
    East Divide Trail:    https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3611753

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Date: 5/2/18 8:54 am
From: Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Midtown morning migration
The "storm" brought us three male western tanagers this morning - what a
delight to see them drinking and bathing! Who knows what else blew in?

Happy Birding!

Rosie and Jim Watts
Tucson (near Fort Lowell Park)

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Date: 5/2/18 8:52 am
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FW: Call for papers, 2018 WFO Conference


Forwarding for Steve.


David Vander Pluym as the messenger
Lake Havasu City


From: Steve Rottenborn
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 8:59 PM
To: <CALBIRDS...>
Subject: Call for papers, 2018 WFO Conference


Call for Papers for the 43rd Annual Conference of Western Field Ornithologists

Abstracts are now being accepted for scientific presentations at the 43rd Annual Conference of Western Field Ornithologists, to be held 26-30 September at the Ventura Beach Marriott in Ventura, CA. Science sessions will be held on the afternoons of 28 and 29 September (Friday and Saturday).

Oral presentations should reflect original research or summarize existing unpublished information, and should be presented in a manner that will interest both serious amateur and professional field ornithologists.

Talks relating to the following themes are solicited:
• Status, distribution, migration, and population dynamics of birds
• Systematics and biogeography of birds
• Ecology, behavior, and evolution of birds
• New information on avian field identification problems
• Science-based conservation and management of birds
• Techniques for field study of birds, including censusing, monitoring, and other methods; and results of studies applying such techniques

Research described should apply to birds of the WFO region: western North America (from Alaska through Mexico, and the Great Plains to the Pacific coast) and the eastern Pacific Ocean. All talks should identify study objectives, describe methods and data analysis, present results, discuss the significance of the research, and propose future research directions.

Oral presentations shall be allotted 15 minutes, including 3 minutes for questions and discussion. In total, we expect to have sufficient time in the schedule for about 18-20 presentations.

An abstract of your presentation should be submitted electronically to me at <srottenborn...> later than 15 July 2018. Please contact me for the specific format of the abstract (which I can email to you), or with any questions.

For more information about the conference, please visit the WFO website at http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/conference.php. We look forward to seeing you in Ventura!

Steve Rottenborn
Morgan Hill, CA
<srottenborn...>

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Date: 5/1/18 3:46 pm
From: Diana Doyle <diana...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ — Rufous-backed Robin at Fort Huachuca Cemetery, Cochise Cnty
Subject bird seen and photographed this afternoon at 1:30 and 3:30. Associating with a group of American Robins.

Ebird report pending.

Diana Doyle
Hereford, AZ

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Date: 5/1/18 3:19 pm
From: David Chapman <chpmndavid...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] New yard bird in North East Mesa
Had my first ever Nashville Warbler in my yard yesterday. Near Power and McDowell.
David Chapman




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Date: 5/1/18 3:03 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park, Phalarope and Stilts 5/1
Walked the Park again checking on the three ponds as well as the desert scrub.
The Wilson’s Phalarope continues at the 7th hole pond. a Pair of Black-necked Stilts was on the 9th hole pond.
Also found:
1 Bufflehead, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Blue-winged Teal, 3 Cinnamon Teal, about 16 Northern Shovelers, 32 Ruddy Ducks and 7 Mallards, 7 Neotropical Cormorants, a Great Egret and a Black-crowned Night-heron.

John R Williams
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Date: 5/1/18 2:52 pm
From: Keith Kamper <keithkamper...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] probable ELEGANT TERNs at Amado WTP
BTW, I hate autocorrect. Great find!

On Tue, May 1, 2018, 2:48 PM Keith Kamper <keithkamper...> wrote:

> Looks good for Elegant Term. Congrats!!
>
> Best,
> Keith
>
> On Tue, May 1, 2018, 2:41 PM Karen <canyonlandsatyr...> wrote:
>
>> From approximately 12:50-1:05 this afternoon we observed what we believe
>> to be two ELEGANT TERNS at the Amado WTP in Pima County. The birds flew
>> off; we didn't see which direction they flew but we did check the Canoa
>> Ranch pond and didn't find them there. Maybe others will be able to refind
>> these birds.
>>
>> Checklist and photos are here on eBird:
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45151633
>>
>> We would appreciate confirmation of the ID from more knowledgeable
>> parties, at which point we will submit a report to AZFO/ABC.
>>
>> Karen Kluge
>> Terry Rosenmeier
>>
>> Green Valley, AZ
>>
>>
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Date: 5/1/18 2:49 pm
From: Keith Kamper <keithkamper...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] probable ELEGANT TERNs at Amado WTP
Looks good for Elegant Term. Congrats!!

Best,
Keith

On Tue, May 1, 2018, 2:41 PM Karen <canyonlandsatyr...> wrote:

> From approximately 12:50-1:05 this afternoon we observed what we believe
> to be two ELEGANT TERNS at the Amado WTP in Pima County. The birds flew
> off; we didn't see which direction they flew but we did check the Canoa
> Ranch pond and didn't find them there. Maybe others will be able to refind
> these birds.
>
> Checklist and photos are here on eBird:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45151633
>
> We would appreciate confirmation of the ID from more knowledgeable
> parties, at which point we will submit a report to AZFO/ABC.
>
> Karen Kluge
> Terry Rosenmeier
>
> Green Valley, AZ
>
>
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Date: 5/1/18 2:41 pm
From: Karen <canyonlandsatyr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] probable ELEGANT TERNs at Amado WTP
From approximately 12:50-1:05 this afternoon we observed what we believe to be two ELEGANT TERNS at the Amado WTP in Pima County. The birds flew off; we didn't see which direction they flew but we did check the Canoa Ranch pond and didn't find them there. Maybe others will be able to refind these birds.

Checklist and photos are here on eBird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45151633

We would appreciate confirmation of the ID from more knowledgeable parties, at which point we will submit a report to AZFO/ABC.

Karen Kluge
Terry Rosenmeier

Green Valley, AZ



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Date: 5/1/18 12:29 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Santa Gertrudis Lane this morning. (Sinaloa Wren, No) Thick-billed Kingbird

Well, I tried to find the wren but didn’t have luck. Did see two nests that it has constructed, but I already had that on my life nest list.
Did find several others on the search and was compensated by a Thick-billed Kingbird which hung around over my head for 5 minutes.
It was one of 39 species I found… very noisy this morning with wheeps, whoops, chips chucks and all the rest of the songs and calls.
It was fun.
John R Williams
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Date: 5/1/18 11:53 am
From: <dpsiminski...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FOY Tropical Kingbird
This morning, a Tropical Kingbird was at the Holy Trinity Monastery in St.
David, Cochise County. I saw and heard this bird in the cottonwoods NW of the
main pond. The bird was calling frequently, easily seen and heard.
For photos, see: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45145409 .

Pete Siminski
Sierra Vista AZ

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Date: 5/1/18 8:17 am
From: Celestyn Brozek <cbrozek...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Golden wing warbler NM Sandia
The bird was present 8-9 AM in La Cienega at the west end, across the road from the sign "passenger cars only". It was singing. Celestyn

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Date: 5/1/18 7:57 am
From: Kurt Radamaker <kurtrad...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Improved Bird map
 Hi Birders,
On the Arizona Notables map, I added a dropdown of species on the map. If you want to see Tufted Flycatcher, just select it from the dropdown and map will position to it.Now no need to hunt and peck symbols on the map to find the species your interested in.
http://birdingthecloud.com/ebirdApi/ebirdSelectWithDropdown.html
Let me know if you think this is useful and I will add it to the other maps.
Kurt RadamakerCave Creek AZ


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Date: 5/1/18 5:34 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Janet Moore, Janet Stein Seeing Red - BirdCallsRadio

Birders et al,

I thought many of your would be interested in my conversation I had with guests Janet Moore and Janet Stein
about the discover of the Red Warbler. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy birding!

With kind regards,
Mardi Dickinson



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Date: 4/30/18 8:42 pm
From: Will Britton <wabritton...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Mountain Chickadee, Chiricahuas
Hi all,

This afternoon I observed and photographed what I can only conclude is a
Mountain Chickadee in the Chiricahuas. At the Slate-throated Redstart
spot, it was just up stream from the road. Photos show a faded individual
with still-obvious white eyebrows. Instead of a full description you can
just see the photos on this ebird checklist. The bird was foraging with
Mexican Chickadees. A couple others have seen and even photographed a
possible MOCH at the this location but I think these photos are definitive.


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45128206

Good birding,

Will Britton

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Date: 4/30/18 5:32 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 4/30/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
April 30, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for April 30, 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):
Lucifer Hummingbird (Eddy)
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (Bernalillo)
Whimbrel (Socorro)
Brown Pelican (Chaves)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (San Miguel)
GLOSSY IBIS (Socorro)
WHITE-EYED VIREO (Bernalillo)
Carolina Wren (San Miguel, Socorro)
Harris’s Sparrow (Hidalgo)
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER (Bernalillo)
PALM WARBLER (Santa Fe)


BERNALILLO County:
--Hilchey and Kitting photographed an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER at Valle de
Oro NWR April 29. It was seen on the newly constructed pond south of the
barn. It left midday and was not re-found.

--Maley photographed a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER in Cienega Canyon in the
Sandia Mountains April 28. It was seen in the area of the willows near the
sign that says “Group Area and Picnic Area” where the road forks in the
canyon. It continued to April 30. Hawksworth reported a WHITE-EYED VIREO in
the same area April 29

CHAVES County:
--Turin and Gurule photographed a BROWN PELICAN at White Lake outside
Roswell April 22. It continued to the following day.

EDDY County:
--Nieman photographed a LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD in Slaughter Canyon April 13.
It was seen about 1.3 miles from the parking area.

HIDALGO County:
--Ivey reported a HARRIS’S SPARROW in Rodeo March 1. It was reported along
the birding trail behind the post office and continued to April 21.

SAN MIGUEL County:
--Jaremko-Wright reported a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON along the Gallinas
Riverwalk in Las Vegas April 29. It was seen 75 meters southeast of the
Grand Ave Bridge.

--Jaremko-Wright reported a singing CAROLINA WREN along the Gallinas River
in Las Vegas April 20. It was just upstream from the farmway feed store on
the west side of the river.

SANTA FE County:
--Foy reported a PALM WARBLER at Galisteo April 22. It was re-found later
the same day by Batkin amd continued to April 27. NOTE: Stay on
well-established trails through the bosque here.

SOCORRO County:
--a WHIMBREL was found by Hilchey and Kitting at Bosque del Apache NWR
April 28. It was seen along the Seasonal Road on the first pond to the east
(right). It continued the following day.

--Up to two GLOSSY IBIS were present at Bosque del Apache NWR April 14 for
Pederson and Baumann. At least one continued to April 22.

--Several Carolina Wrens are again present along the usual stretch of the
Seasonal Road, between the 90 degree turns, at Bosque del Apache. At least
three were present to April 29.

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Date: 4/30/18 2:32 pm
From: rickkoehler <rickkoehler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Central NM: Golden-winged Warbler continues
The Golden-winged Warbler, first seen by Maley 04/28, continues at Cienaga Canyon Picnic Area in Cibola NF, Bernalillo County. Seen at ~11:40am in the willow thicket immediately west (across from) intersection of road to Group Camping with main road. Foraging at chest to eye height, flitting quickly from branch to branch. A few "seep" calls and one buzzy song heard (over the din of brush-trimming crew).No sign of White-winged Vireo.Use caution: dead bear cub just to side of road about 200-300 feet downhill. Sad mother bear may be in area.Game Warden arrived to assess.

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Date: 4/30/18 11:21 am
From: Homer Hansen <hhansen...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Global Big Day Planning - Cochise County (NO SIGHTINGS)
Hello Birders,



As you are aware, this coming weekend (May 5th) is the Global Big Day! One
of the goals of GBD is to maximize the coverage of a region. More coverage
means higher species counts for that county, but more importantly, the
greater the coverage, the more information that can be gathered about bird
populations and movement (migration, expansion, etc.). With that in mind,
for those of you who haven't decided where to go birding on Saturday, you
may perhaps consider areas that typically receive less coverage (because
they are remote, fewer birders in the area, or fewer species likely to be
seen). Here are 10 locations from Cochise County that were not covered
during last year's GBD:



1. Scotia Canyon (W side of Huachuca Mountains):
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L129089/last10/5

2. French Joe Canyon (E side of Whetstone Mountains):
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L290804/last10/5

3. Fairbank (San Pedro River crossing with HWY 82):
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L128959/last10/5

4. Cochise Stronghold (W of Sunsites):
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L306139/last10/5

5. Fort Bowie (SE of Willcox):
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L308956/last10/5

6. Rucker Canyon (W side of Chiricahua Mountains):
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L333259/last10/5

7. West Turkey Road (W side of Chiricahua Mountains):
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L5525302/last10/5

8. Chiricahua National Monument (W side of Chiricahua Mountains):
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L128945/last10/5

9. Sulphur Springs Valley/South HWY 191 (Sunizona - Elfrida Area):
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L282458/last10/5

10. Leslie Canyon NWR (SW of Chiricahua Mountains):
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L326219/last10/5





For some of the locations, there are nearby hotspots that could easily be
covered as well. If you do plan on counting Cochise County during the GBD
2018, please let me know where you are going so I may track this for future
years as well as inform others who might also try to visit some of these
less covered areas.



Thanks and high counts to you on Saturday!

Homer Hansen

Willcox, AZ






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Date: 4/30/18 11:21 am
From: Homer Hansen <hhansen...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Global Big Day Planning - Greenlee County (NO SIGHTINGS)
Hello Birder's,



Following up on my other email for the Global Big Day this coming weekend
(May 5th), I would like to put out a request for birders to consider
visiting Greenlee County this Saturday. As one of the most "under birded"
counties in the state, Greenlee County would greatly benefit from coverage
during this year's count. A visit to any of the below hotspots will be
helpful, especially those not in the top five:



https://ebird.org/region/US-AZ-011/hotspots?yr=all
<https://ebird.org/region/US-AZ-011/hotspots?yr=all&m> &m=

There are not as many eBird Hotspots in Greenlee County, but do not let that
hold you back from visiting and finding new locations. I highly recommend
checking out Tommy D's most excellent website for places to visit in
Greenlee County. It is a wonderful resource and coverage of any of these
areas will be beneficial for the GBD and for the Greenlee County count.



http://birderfrommaricopa.com/birding-in-greenlee-county.htm



If you do plan on counting Greenlee County during the GBD 2018, please let
me know where you are going so I may track this for future years as well as
inform others who might be visiting there as well.



Thanks for considering Greenlee County!

High counts to you on Saturday!

Homer Hansen

Willcox, AZ






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Date: 4/30/18 9:42 am
From: <beattysguestranch...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Spotted owls in Miller canyon
The spotted owl was Spotted today.

Goshawk is nesting inside the orchard fence.

4 humming birds Rivoli, Black chinned, Broad bill and Broad tailed are at the feeders... Other humming birds are possible but not likely.

Red-faced warblers among others are up canyon.

Tom Beatty Jr.

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Date: 4/29/18 9:21 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--29 Apr 2018
Hi, birders,

Six visitors from CA, CO, ME, and NV joined eight AZ birders in walking the
Sierra Vista EOP dikes this morning. A group tally of 72 species was the
result of all the sharp eyes and ears scouting for birds.

It was a morning full of uncommon birds for which there are only scattered
EOP records. A Zone-tailed Hawk soared over in the late morning, for
example, and a late male Rufous Hummingbird zipped by, both good finds
here.

A single Plumbeous Vireo was feeding low in a mesquite mid-morning, a first
April record, and only the third record for the EOP. Likewise, a single
Cassin's Vireo was foraging in another mesquite in the late morning, a
first spring record and only the second record for the EOP. A male
Phainopepla in trees at the parking lot was an unexpected sight, again a
rare visitor to the EOP in spring.

Shorebirds did not disappoint. Sixteen Wilson's Phalarope were feeding in
one impoundment. A single and then a group of three Spotted Sandpipers were
at another impoundment. A group of eight Willets in flight that landed in a
Moson Road impoundment were a welcome sight. In the "can't be looking in
every direction at once" were two Lesser Yellowlegs that flew by, missed by
most of the group.

Wilson's Warblers were seen throughout the morning, along with Lucy's
Warbler, Com. Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, and Yellow-rumped Warbler. Two
lingering Am. Pipits were the remnants of the winter flock, and a female
Western Tanager was yet another uncommon visitor to the EOP.

Cheers, Erika Wilson
--
Erika Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 4/29/18 9:00 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park Stilts

Today I found two Black-necked Stilts at the 7th hole pond of Arthur Pack Park. Also found an interesting number of duck species after fewer earlier in the week.
Decent Stilt photo on eBird.

Arthur Pack Regional Park, Pima, Arizona, US
Apr 29, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: All three ponds
37 species (+1 other taxa)

Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 16
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 4
Mallard (Domestic type) 1
Ring-necked Duck 1
Bufflehead 1 Small duck, dark head with an oval light cheek patch. Continuing?
Ruddy Duck 36
Gambel's Quail 12
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Neotropic Cormorant 7
Great Egret 2
Turkey Vulture 1
American Coot 36
Black-necked Stilt 2
Killdeer 5
Spotted Sandpiper 7
White-winged Dove 15
Mourning Dove 28
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Gila Woodpecker 1
Gilded Flicker 1
Prairie Falcon 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 2
Western Kingbird 5 two pairs together and a single
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 7
Violet-green Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 1
Verdin 2
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 1
European Starling 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Lark Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 3
Abert's Towhee 2
Great-tailed Grackle 7
House Finch 4
House Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45087931 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45087931>

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Date: 4/29/18 3:46 pm
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM: Fire in Animas Mtns. (no sightings)
4/29/18
There appears to be a fire on the northeast/eastern foothills of the Animas Mountains (Hidalgo Co.) as seen from just south of Road Forks. I’m not seeing any current info. online about it. Not good with the high winds the next few days.

Good birding,

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ

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Date: 4/29/18 1:13 pm
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Beatty’s Guest Ranch
There’s an indigo bunting here in his orchard. Sort of rare for S.E. Arizona.
Charlie.

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Date: 4/29/18 8:09 am
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CAZ: Mt. Ord, Hassayampa River Preserve, s. Yavapai Co.
Last night (4/28/18) I went up Mt. Ord (Maricopa Co.) to see if I could hear any owls with the near full moon. The only owl I heard was a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL incessantly calling along Forest Rd. 1688 (no playback). I also had multiple COMMON POORWILLS. It was already breezy higher up with this oncoming wind system, so it was hard to hear much else.

At the Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg (Maricopa Co.) on April 25 I had a THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD briefly calling on the north side of Palm Lake trail and on April 20 Jennifer Johnston reported likely the same bird flying from a taller perch near the parking lot. On April 26 Lyndie Warner and Susan Fishburn photographed a male HOODED WARBLER somewhere along River Ramble trail (saw their report on eBird). Just a friendly reminder that if you visit the Preserve and find something noteworthy, please take a minute to write it down in our sightings log in the visitor center. :) Multiple GRAY HAWKS and at least one RED-SHOULDERED HAWK have been around recently, and on April 22 a BROAD-WINGED HAWK was photographed flying over while having an altercation with a Gray Hawk. Hummingbirds are sitting on nests, House Finches have nestlings and building new nests in old Hooded Oriole nests in the palm trees, the Curve-billed Thrashers have a new nest with eggs after abandoning the first nest, and the day before yesterday I saw a recently fledged Abert’s Towhee.

On April 24 in Yavapai County I had at least 5 AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES at Flora May Park in Yarnell, a singing GRAY VIREO near Moore’s Spring off Wagoner Rd. east of Kirkland Jct., and a pair of ELF OWLS at Cherry Creek southeast of Wagoner on the road towards Minnehaha. Earlier in the day at Vulture City/Mine south of Wickenburg (Maricopa Co.), I saw 3 BLACK-NECKED STILTS on the tailings/wastewater basin (?) next to the mine. At the Box Canyon of the Hassayampa River north of Wickenburg in Yavapai County on April 23, I watched a PEREGRINE FALCON and an AMERICAN KESTREL hunting bats at dusk (the kestrel caught one) and heard a pair of WESTERN SCREECH-OWLS and multiple COMMON POORWILLS after dark. On the drive back I also had a pair of ELF OWLS while in Yavapai County.

Good birding,

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ

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Date: 4/29/18 6:00 am
From: john broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House
No Screech Owls for the 4th Saturday birdwalk but two were present near the Bookstore at dusk. Lots of Summer Tanagers at the River during the Bird Walk as well as good looks at a Gray Hawk south of marker number 8. 
The next Bird Walk is Wednesday, May 2nd, at 7.
John Broz Sierra Vista 


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Date: 4/28/18 8:17 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park, Ibis
Ducks have almost disappeared. Ruddys are down under 40 total, Northern Shovelers under 30. There were a pair of American Wigeon and Cinnamon Teal at the 13th hole. Today’s surprise was a White-faced Ibis on the 13th hole pond (Viewed from Linda Vista). 6 Spotted Sandpipers there and another on the 7th hole pond were a personal high count for the species. Still had a couple Least Sandpipers as well.
Two Great Egrets were well spaced in two ponds. 8 Neotropic Cormorants were also spread out.

Watched a Prairie Falcon land and tear into a White-winged Dove on one of the utility poles.

John R Williams


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Date: 4/28/18 7:50 pm
From: Johnson Brian <spindlebrook...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Gila County - Calliope Hummingbird

A female type Calliope Hummingbird was seen today at the maintained feeders near the topOf Pinal Peak.  One female Rivoli’s was present as well.  Six of us led by Dr. David Pearson saw 99 species total on our excursion to the Pinals and surrounding areas.
Brian Johnson

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Date: 4/28/18 6:11 pm
From: Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SAz: Sycamore Canyon (Santa Cruz Cnty) Blackpoll Warbler
This morning I hiked down Sycamore Canyon into the Pajarita Wilderness and found a breeding-plumaged Blackpoll Warbler about 2.5 miles down-canyon from the trailhead. At 4.5 miles downstream I found two chatty Five-Striped Sparrows. At least 8 Elegant Trogon were spaced throughout the canyon. Also present were ~30 coati (2 lone males, and 2 family groups). If there is a more exciting place to bird and hike in the United States than Sycamore Canyon, I've never heard of it.

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ

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Date: 4/28/18 5:34 pm
From: cjbabbitt cjbabbitt <cjbabbitt...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] MAS Field Trip: Sunflower, Sycamore Creek, Mt. Ord
I led a Maricopa Audubon Society field trip to Sunflower, Sycamore Creek and Mt. Ord today.

At Sunflower and Sycamore Creek we had many of the usual species including Common Black-Hawk Zone-tailed Hawk, Costa’s Hummingbird, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Townsend’s Solitaire, Juniper Titmouse, and Summer Tanager. There were many Western Tanagers and Black-headed Grosbeaks moving through the area. On the way up Mt. Ord we had Gray Vireo, Black-chinned Sparrow, and Scott’s Oriole. We had five of the six Arizona Warblers with killer looks at Olive, Grace’s, Painted Redstart, Virginia’s. and Lucy’s. We also had excellent looks at several Townsend’s Warblers and one male Hermit Warbler. (a total of eleven warbler species for the day)

Near the top of Mt. Ord we had two Lewis’s Woodpeckers and two Hairy Woodpeckers. We also had Dusky and Gray Flycatcher.

On the way down from Mt. Ord we spotted two Flammulated Owls quietly perched and seemingly asleep on limbs near the trunk of a large tree. In the same area we had an amazing troop of 10 Coatimundis crossing the road moving up the slope.

Thanks to all eight participants for a great day of birding.

About 73 species for the day.

Charles Babbitt

Phoenix
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Date: 4/28/18 5:17 pm
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Santa Cruz/ Sinaloa Wren - coords typo
My previous post's codes take you to a place in Mexico I have wanted to
visit for a long time. The proper coords for the Santa Gertrudis Sinaloa
Wren are N31.55534, W111.04707..

McCreedy
Tucson

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Date: 4/28/18 11:13 am
From: Kurt Radamaker <kurtrad...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Maps - no birds
In my humble opinion the coolest map yet. World Species.
See any bird recently observed and entered into ebird, in the world.
if you want to see where Red-breasted Chat is being seen in Mexico,
Select Mexico and Red-breasted Chat  in the select boxes and click Submit.
http://birdingthecloud.com/Maps.aspx select  World Species.
The select value for species takes a while to load, 15000 species to choose from, whoa.
If your looking for Bearded Wood-Partridge in Mexico this is the map!
The dropdown has a nice feature, where you type the species name and it positions to that search, no need to scroll 15,000 birds.
Still, this a lot of data, so be patient.
Kurt
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Date: 4/28/18 10:54 am
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Santa Cruz/ Sinaloa Wren on the Santa Cruz River
The/A Sinaloa Wren was 130 m south of the white plastic quad that channels
a pinkalicious big wheel, which itself is a great deal farther from the old
cars than I would have thought. N31.55534, W114.04707. The wren was 15-20
m up in a tree, calling loudly, before it dropped to the ground and acted
more, as etiquette columnists might suggest, wrenlike.

McCreedy
Tucson

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Date: 4/28/18 8:36 am
From: <birdsounds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yellow-throated Vireo Pima County AZ
This morning, 28 April, I had a Yellow-throated Vireo in my yard at "TimBuckTwo", which is along Papalote Wash, Moyza Ranch Road, which is half way between Amado and Arivaca, AZ, Pima County.  It sang and called, and I got a perfect view of it, but it was gone when I returned with my camera.


Kathy Groschupf
"TimBuckTwo"
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Date: 4/28/18 5:57 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 April 2018
For whatever reason, this doesn't seem to have made it to the AZNM list, so
I'm trying again. Apologies if you get it twice.

Andrew

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From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Date: Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 11:45 PM
Subject: RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 April 2018
To: AZNM <AZNMbirds...>, BIRDWEST <BIRDWEST...>


Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on April 27, 2018; the next update will be made on May 4.
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:
#Broad-winged Hawk
#Red Phalarope
#Ruddy Ground-Dove
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR
#Lucifer Hummingbird
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
*ROSE-THROATED BECARD
*SINALOA WREN
*CAROLINA WREN
#Pacific Wren
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Rufous-backed Robin
#Gray Catbird
#Brown Thrasher
#Prothonotary Warbler
#Worm-eating Warbler
#Ovenbird
*SLATE-THROATED REDSTART
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
*FLAME-COLORED TANAGER
#Harris's Sparrow
#Lapland Longspur
#McCown's Longspur
*STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE

TUCSON area
A *STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE continued in a Tucson neighborhood this week
through 4/23 (m.ob.). The yard it frequents most often is on the southeast
corner of E 2nd St. and N Anderson Blvd. (near Speedway & Country Club);
standing on the west side of Anderson Blvd gives the best chance to see the
bird come in without disturbing it. The feeder is in the orange tree on the
side of the house. It has also been seen a short distance to the south and
southwest near the monastery (which is closed to entry).
A #BROWN THRASHER was photographed in a yard in Avra Valley on 4/24
(Bradley Cunningham).

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *SLATE-THROATED REDSTART continued in Pinery Canyon in the area just
downhill from the campground on 4/27 (m.ob.). This is the same place as the
2016 and 2017 birds and is about 2.4 miles west of Onion Saddle (and, from
the west, 9.4 miles east of the turnoff) where a small, mostly dry creek
crosses the road. This week it was seen uphill from the road near a small
waterfall.
A #BROAD-WINGED HAWK was reported from the Southwestern Research Station on
4/21 (Andy Boyce).
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD continued in a yard in Whitetail Canyon through 4/21
(Rick Taylor).
A #GRAY CATBIRD was reported at Cave Creek Ranch on 4/24 (Steve Williams)
A #PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was reported in a Sierra Vista yard on 4/21 (Kirk
Stitt).
A #WORM-EATING WARBLER was reported in South Fork in Cave Creek Canyon on
4/22 (L S Paulson) and continued on 4/23 (m.ob.).
An #OVENBIRD was photographed at the George Walker House in Paradise on
4/26 (Jackie Lewis, ph. Melissa Hafting).
A #HARRIS'S SPARROW continued at the Foothills Road (aka Rodrigues yard)
feeders on 4/27 (m.ob.).

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a *TUFTED FLYCATCHER continued through 4/27
(m.ob.); a second bird was reported on 4/22 (Andy Boyce). The flycatcher is
being seen about 2 miles up the Hamburg Trail from the Ramsey Canyon
Preserve Visitor Center, about 1/3 mile past the Brown Canyon trail
junction. A *FLAME-COLORED TANAGER continued in the same area, the tanager
being closer to the overlook. A #PACIFIC WREN continued on 4/21 (Dan
Gesualdo) near the second stream crossing.This is an occasionally steep 4
mile round trip hike at 6,000 ft elevation to reach this location; take
plenty of water (several quarts) and be prepared for very hot dry days or
sudden monsoon storm activity. The map here shows the location:
https://goo.gl/aMh1ke Ramsey Canyon Preserve is closed Tuesdays and
Wednesdays.
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
this week through 4/26 (m.ob.) in the upper canyon about 0.7 miles up the
trail from the end of Hunter Canyon Road just as the trail enters the grove
of trees. A #VARIED THRUSH was reported on 4/25 (Chris & Richard Taylor).
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD continued at Ash Canyon B&B this week (m.ob.).
At the San Pedro House, a #RUDDY GROUND-DOVE was reported at the feeders on
4/20 (Bob Wagner, Freda Walker).

NOGALES area
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS continued this week (m.ob.) at the south end of
California Gulch at the confluence with Warsaw Canyon. A #BLACK-CAPPED
GNATCATCHER was reported on 4/24 (Joachim Bertrands). Annotated map:
http://goo.gl/wSr0mi

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A *SINALOA WREN continued this week through 4/22 (m.ob.) along the De Anza
Trail south of Santa Gertrudis Lane. It has been seen in the vicinity of
the old cars and a child's tricycle about 1/4 miles south of the crossing.
Multiple #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBINS continued this week (m.ob.). Remember to
park along the frontage road and walk in.
A pair of *ROSE-THROATED BECARDS continued 0.3 miles north of the Tubac
bridge this week (m.ob.).
Another pair of *ROSE-THROATED BECARDS continued along the De Anza Trail at
Tumacacori this week on 4/26 (Nicole Koeltzow); from the trailhead just
north of the mission, head east to the kiosk. There is a short spur to the
river just east of here, and they have been seen in this area (occasionally
high in the cottonwoods) and just to the north.

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), a *CAROLINA WREN
was reported again on 4/25 (Rich Schwab) after a three-week absence near
the visitor center; it has been found at both ends of the pedestrian bridge
and around the marina inlet. #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued this week
(m.ob.) at the east end along the Birding Trail.

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Florida Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/AAzD6), *RUFOUS-CAPPED
WARBLERS continued this week (m.ob.) in the West Fork near the dam.
Directions: About 400 yards from parking lot is a metal gate, and just past
the gate the canyon forks. The main trail follows the East Fork, but most
sightings have been in the West Fork to the right. About 125 yards up the
rough trail in the West Fork is a large water tank and a low dam. The oak
grove is about 1/3 mile past the dam. Note: The trail for the West Fork can
be difficult to find, and is steep and rough in places. If you see the sign
with distances to Florida Saddle, Madera Canyon, etc you've missed the
turn. It is not necessary, recommended or permissible to enter the research
station to see these birds. #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued in Florida
Canyon this week (m.ob.); they've been seen near the Florida Canyon parking
area and a short distance up the trail, and at the old corral at FR488 &
62A.
In Madera Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/dXBYP), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued along Proctor Rd this week (m.ob.).
In Chino Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/maps/oTBK), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued on 4/25 (Ju Gonin), when a Five-striped Sparrow was also
reported. High clearance is recommended for the rough road in.

PARKER CANYON LAKE
A #BROAD-WINGED HAWK was reported from Parker Canyon Lake on 4/24 (Diana
Doyle).

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
A #RED PHALAROPE was photographed at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course in Willcox on 4/22 (Joel Gilb) and continued on 4/25 (m.ob.).

BENSON area
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD and two #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS were reported on
the Guindani Loop Trail at Kartchner Caverns State Park on 4/23 (Pete
Siminski).

SONOITA
#LAPLAND and MCCOWN'S LONGSPURS continued from the Davis Pasture section of
Las Cienegas NCA this week (m.ob.). Map (courtesy of Richard Fray):
https://goo.gl/Pj9itL


ANNOUNCEMENTS
The revised 8th edition of Tucson Audubon's "Finding Birds in Southeast
Arizona" is available here: http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-bi
rding/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 uncertain. 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: 4/28/18 5:57 am
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Tucson Avra Valley Wasetewater Treatment Ponds TAS field trip
Nine birders on the Tucson Audubon field trip checked out migration at the AVWT ponds Friday morning. Six kinds of shorebirds were seen, including Western Sandpiper and Wilson's Phalarope. Another treat was a Crested Caracara fly-by.

John Higgins, Tucson, AZ
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Date: 4/28/18 5:55 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 April 2018
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on April 27, 2018; the next update will be made on May 4.
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:
#Broad-winged Hawk
#Red Phalarope
#Ruddy Ground-Dove
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR
#Lucifer Hummingbird
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
*ROSE-THROATED BECARD
*SINALOA WREN
*CAROLINA WREN
#Pacific Wren
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Rufous-backed Robin
#Gray Catbird
#Brown Thrasher
#Prothonotary Warbler
#Worm-eating Warbler
#Ovenbird
*SLATE-THROATED REDSTART
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
*FLAME-COLORED TANAGER
#Harris's Sparrow
#Lapland Longspur
#McCown's Longspur
*STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE

TUCSON area
A *STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE continued in a Tucson neighborhood this week
through 4/23 (m.ob.). The yard it frequents most often is on the southeast
corner of E 2nd St. and N Anderson Blvd. (near Speedway & Country Club);
standing on the west side of Anderson Blvd gives the best chance to see the
bird come in without disturbing it. The feeder is in the orange tree on the
side of the house. It has also been seen a short distance to the south and
southwest near the monastery (which is closed to entry).
A #BROWN THRASHER was photographed in a yard in Avra Valley on 4/24
(Bradley Cunningham).

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *SLATE-THROATED REDSTART continued in Pinery Canyon in the area just
downhill from the campground on 4/27 (m.ob.). This is the same place as the
2016 and 2017 birds and is about 2.4 miles west of Onion Saddle (and, from
the west, 9.4 miles east of the turnoff) where a small, mostly dry creek
crosses the road. This week it was seen uphill from the road near a small
waterfall.
A #BROAD-WINGED HAWK was reported from the Southwestern Research Station on
4/21 (Andy Boyce).
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD continued in a yard in Whitetail Canyon through 4/21
(Rick Taylor).
A #GRAY CATBIRD was reported at Cave Creek Ranch on 4/24 (Steve Williams)
A #PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was reported in a Sierra Vista yard on 4/21 (Kirk
Stitt).
A #WORM-EATING WARBLER was reported in South Fork in Cave Creek Canyon on
4/22 (L S Paulson) and continued on 4/23 (m.ob.).
An #OVENBIRD was photographed at the George Walker House in Paradise on
4/26 (Jackie Lewis, ph. Melissa Hafting).
A #HARRIS'S SPARROW continued at the Foothills Road (aka Rodrigues yard)
feeders on 4/27 (m.ob.).

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a *TUFTED FLYCATCHER continued through 4/27
(m.ob.); a second bird was reported on 4/22 (Andy Boyce). The flycatcher is
being seen about 2 miles up the Hamburg Trail from the Ramsey Canyon
Preserve Visitor Center, about 1/3 mile past the Brown Canyon trail
junction. A *FLAME-COLORED TANAGER continued in the same area, the tanager
being closer to the overlook. A #PACIFIC WREN continued on 4/21 (Dan
Gesualdo) near the second stream crossing.This is an occasionally steep 4
mile round trip hike at 6,000 ft elevation to reach this location; take
plenty of water (several quarts) and be prepared for very hot dry days or
sudden monsoon storm activity. The map here shows the location:
https://goo.gl/aMh1ke Ramsey Canyon Preserve is closed Tuesdays and
Wednesdays.
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
this week through 4/26 (m.ob.) in the upper canyon about 0.7 miles up the
trail from the end of Hunter Canyon Road just as the trail enters the grove
of trees. A #VARIED THRUSH was reported on 4/25 (Chris & Richard Taylor).
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD continued at Ash Canyon B&B this week (m.ob.).
At the San Pedro House, a #RUDDY GROUND-DOVE was reported at the feeders on
4/20 (Bob Wagner, Freda Walker).

NOGALES area
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS continued this week (m.ob.) at the south end of
California Gulch at the confluence with Warsaw Canyon. A #BLACK-CAPPED
GNATCATCHER was reported on 4/24 (Joachim Bertrands). Annotated map:
http://goo.gl/wSr0mi

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A *SINALOA WREN continued this week through 4/22 (m.ob.) along the De Anza
Trail south of Santa Gertrudis Lane. It has been seen in the vicinity of
the old cars and a child's tricycle about 1/4 miles south of the crossing.
Multiple #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBINS continued this week (m.ob.). Remember to
park along the frontage road and walk in.
A pair of *ROSE-THROATED BECARDS continued 0.3 miles north of the Tubac
bridge this week (m.ob.).
Another pair of *ROSE-THROATED BECARDS continued along the De Anza Trail at
Tumacacori this week on 4/26 (Nicole Koeltzow); from the trailhead just
north of the mission, head east to the kiosk. There is a short spur to the
river just east of here, and they have been seen in this area (occasionally
high in the cottonwoods) and just to the north.

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), a *CAROLINA WREN
was reported again on 4/25 (Rich Schwab) after a three-week absence near
the visitor center; it has been found at both ends of the pedestrian bridge
and around the marina inlet. #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued this week
(m.ob.) at the east end along the Birding Trail.

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Florida Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/AAzD6), *RUFOUS-CAPPED
WARBLERS continued this week (m.ob.) in the West Fork near the dam.
Directions: About 400 yards from parking lot is a metal gate, and just past
the gate the canyon forks. The main trail follows the East Fork, but most
sightings have been in the West Fork to the right. About 125 yards up the
rough trail in the West Fork is a large water tank and a low dam. The oak
grove is about 1/3 mile past the dam. Note: The trail for the West Fork can
be difficult to find, and is steep and rough in places. If you see the sign
with distances to Florida Saddle, Madera Canyon, etc you've missed the
turn. It is not necessary, recommended or permissible to enter the research
station to see these birds. #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued in Florida
Canyon this week (m.ob.); they've been seen near the Florida Canyon parking
area and a short distance up the trail, and at the old corral at FR488 &
62A.
In Madera Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/dXBYP), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued along Proctor Rd this week (m.ob.).
In Chino Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/maps/oTBK), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued on 4/25 (Ju Gonin), when a Five-striped Sparrow was also
reported. High clearance is recommended for the rough road in.

PARKER CANYON LAKE
A #BROAD-WINGED HAWK was reported from Parker Canyon Lake on 4/24 (Diana
Doyle).

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
A #RED PHALAROPE was photographed at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course in Willcox on 4/22 (Joel Gilb) and continued on 4/25 (m.ob.).

BENSON area
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD and two #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS were reported on
the Guindani Loop Trail at Kartchner Caverns State Park on 4/23 (Pete
Siminski).

SONOITA
#LAPLAND and MCCOWN'S LONGSPURS continued from the Davis Pasture section of
Las Cienegas NCA this week (m.ob.). Map (courtesy of Richard Fray):
https://goo.gl/Pj9itL


ANNOUNCEMENTS
The revised 8th edition of Tucson Audubon's "Finding Birds in Southeast
Arizona" is available here: http://tucsonaudubon.org/go-bi
rding/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 uncertain. 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: 4/27/18 6:31 pm
From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lapland Longspurs, Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark on Tin House Flat, Coconino
For photos check out: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arizonabirding/

Felipe Guerrero

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Date: 4/27/18 1:56 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park today

Today (1-1:15 I was watching) there were 5 Willets at the 7th hole pond at Arthur Pack Regional Park, NW Tucson. A quick search of the 13th hole pond did not show yesterday’s Wilson's Phalaropes, but you can’t see all the shore from Linda Vista.

John R Williams
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Date: 4/27/18 12:27 pm
From: <beattysguestranch...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Goshawk Nesting

Humming birds: Rivoli, Anna's, Black-chinned, Broad-billed, Broad-tailed, Possible Rufous, Costas, Calliope .

Spotted owl spotted yesterday up canyon with-in a mile of orchard.

Goshawk is nesting inside the orchard fence.


Tom Beatty Jr.

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Date: 4/26/18 6:07 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack park, Wilson's Phalaropes
Just 10 minutes ago ( 5:50 PM) I watched a pair of Wilson’s Phalaropes at the 13th hole pond of the golf course at Arthur Pack Regional Park. They were easily viewed with a scope from the road edge on Linda Vista Blvd. Also present were Spotted Sandpiper, Killdeer, and Least Sandpiper.
No sign of yesterday’s Stilts.
Earlier along the Santa Cruz south of Cortaro in Marana: Lazuli Bunting and American Robin were nice as were 6 Western Kingbirds, 23 Yellow Warblers and a Wilson’s Warbler.

John R Williams
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Date: 4/26/18 9:08 am
From: JACKIE <winjac12...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Ovenbird in Paradise, AZ 4/26/18
An Ovenbird has been in and out of the waterfall/stream and garden since
around 7:30 this morning.



Jackie

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Date: 4/25/18 7:08 pm
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Amado WTP
Driving by at 7 pm I saw a cattle Egret hanging with about 10 Snowy Egrets. Not sure if this is all that rare for here but I decided to post it.
-Charlie





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Date: 4/25/18 6:50 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park, Stilts, Gallinule
At 6:30 there were 3 Black-necked Stilts on the 13th hole pond as viewed from Linda Vista . Jim Gessamen saw a Common Gallinule on the 9th hole pond just before I arrived. We couldn’t relocate it.
There is a lingering American Wigeon.
Also say 3 coyotes and 5 Black-tailed Jackrabbits.

John R Williams
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Date: 4/25/18 4:41 pm
From: john broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Western Screech Owl
The Western Screech Owl continued near the Bookstore this morning and was seen by all the Wednesday Bird Walkers. Everyone also saw Gray Hawks south of marker 8. Also, increased numbers of Yellow-breasted Chats were seen on the east side of Kingfisher Pond as well as Summer Tanagers, Wilson's and Yellow Warblers all along the River.  Eighty Species were seen.
The 4th Saturday Bird Walk is this coming Saturday, April 28th at 7.
John BrozSierra Vista


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Date: 4/25/18 3:20 pm
From: David Pearson <dpearson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt. Pioneer Pass
Sixteen of us from Maricopa Audubon Society birded the Pioneer Pass side of Pinal Mt. south of Globe today for 6 hours and found 101 species. The most unusual sightings were of an immature Golden Eagle, a flock of ten Steller's Jays moving through low elevation chaparral, and a small flock of lingering Cassin's Finch. Migrants such as Cassin's Vireo, Townsend's Warbler, and Hermit Warbler helped pad the list of resident species. Details on eBird.


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



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Date: 4/25/18 12:45 pm
From: Barbara Bickel <bickel2b...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Yellow-eyed Junco
While walking in my mid-town Tucson neighborhood mid-morning I spotted a Yellow-eyed Junco foraging around a neighbor’s front yard feeding station. (This is the same neighborhood hosting the Streak-backed Oriole.) I don’t believe I’ve ever seen one below 5000’ feet before!

Barbara

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Date: 4/25/18 6:47 am
From: Philip C Stouffer <pstouffer...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] help on hummingbird nest id
AZNM birders,
I hope I can get some help to id this nest from Tucson on 11 April.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44919024
Does it default to Costa's based on being so far along at this date?
As an aside, let me say what a thrill it was to visit and bird in SE Arizona. What a special place!
Best,
Phil
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Philip C Stouffer
Lee F. Mason Professor
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
225-578-4221
http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/people/pstouffer/default.htm


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Date: 4/24/18 7:51 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 4/24/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
April 24, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for April 24, 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):
Lucifer Hummingbird (Eddy)
LAUGHING GULL (Grant)
Caspian Tern (San Miguel, Sierra)
Brown Pelican (Chaves)
GLOSSY IBIS (Socorro)
Common Black-Hawk (Santa Fe)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Bernalillo)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Eddy, Hidalgo)
Carolina Wren (San Miguel, Socorro)
Harris’s Sparrow (Bernalillo, Hidalgo)
Hooded Warbler (Bernalillo)
PALM WARBLER (Roosevelt, Santa Fe)
Hermit Warbler (Bernalillo, Sierra)

BERNALILLO County:
--Buckley photographed a male HERMIT WARBLER in the bosque south of Montano
about 100 yards south of the pump house April 21.

--Score and Shoop reported a PALM WARBLER along the clear ditch south of
Valle de Oro NWR April 20. It was seen near mile marker 9.75. They also
reported a female VERMILION FLYCATCHER about a mile south of the parking
area. It continued to the following day.

--Robert Timberlake reported a male HOODED WARBLER in Otero Canyon April
18.

--Mehlman reported a HARRIS’S SPARROW at Los Poblanos Open Space in
Albuquerque April 15. It was seen at the nw corner of the fields near the
garden.

CHAVES County:
--Turin and Gurule photographed a BROWN PELICAN at White Lake outside
Roswell April 22. It continued to the following day.

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO at Rattlesnake Springs April 21.

--Nieman photographed a LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD in Slaughter Canyon April 13.
It was seen about 1.3 miles from the parking area.

GRANT County:
--Harris photographed a LAUGHING GULL at Bill Evans Lake April 21. It
continued to the following day.

HIDALGO County:
--Szabat reported a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO in Clanton Canyon April 21. He
reported two COSTA’S HUMMINGBIRDS in Guadalupe Canyon the following day.

--Ivey reported a HARRIS’S SPARROW in Rodeo March 1. It was reported along
the birding trail behind the post office and continued to April 21.

SAN MIGUEL County:
--Jaremko-Wright reported a singing CAROLINA WREN along the Gallinas River
in Las Vegas April 20. It was just upstream from the farmway feed store on
the west side of the river.

--Jaremko-Wright reported a CASPIAN TERN at Storrie Lake April 20.

SANTA FE County:
--Roberts reported a COMMON BLACK-HAWK at Santa Fe Canyon Preserve April
22.

--Foy reported a PALM WARBLER at Galisteo April 22. It was re-found later
the same day by Batkin. NOTE: Stay on well-established trails through the
bosque here.

SIERRA County:
--Harris photographed a HERMIT WARBLER at Paseo del Rio April 23.

--Cleary reported a CASPIAN TERN at Elephant Butte Lake April 20. It was
seen along Long Point.

SOCORRO County:
--Up to two GLOSSY IBIS were present at Bosque del Apache NWR April 14 for
Pederson and Baumann. At least one continued to April 22.

--Several Carolina Wrens are again present along the usual stretch of the
Seasonal Road, between the 90 degree turns, at Bosque del Apache. At least
two were present April 22.

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Date: 4/24/18 12:02 pm
From: Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Red-faced Warblers on Mt. Lemmon
Went up to Mt. Lemmon 4/23 in search of Red-faced Warblers, not an early
start so we got there in the middle of the day but still found one and had
nice looks, working along a pine branch in full view off the Incinerator
Ridge Rd. Then went over to the parking area at the end of the road past the
ski area, right before the gate to the observatory. The forest area to the
right, across the road from the parking area, had at least 3. Mostly working
very high up in the trees and hard to see but one came lower and then landed
briefly in a bare Aspen tree near us (checking us out?) but not long enough
for my slow camera to get photos unfortunately. What a beautiful warbler!

Marcia (Tucson)



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Date: 4/24/18 7:28 am
From: Bob Rodrigues <brod410...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Indigo Bunting-Portal
Hi folks,

We had a male Indigo Bunting early this morning at the Foothills Road
feeders in Portal. This may be the same bird that showed up here a couple
days ago but was not seen since then. The Harris's Sparrow continued to be
seen this morning. An Abert's Towhee, which is an uncommon species here in
Portal, has been seen here the last couple of days. All for now.

Bob

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Date: 4/23/18 9:29 pm
From: Diane Drobka <sunny1az...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- NE Tucson -- Lesser Nighthawk, Common Poorwill
I've been having LENIs in Central (near Safford) for the past week and tonight I counted seven at a time flying around the lights of the LDS Temple so there could have been possibly even more. 

From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
To: AZNMBirds <AZNMBirds...>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 8:10 PM
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- NE Tucson -- Lesser Nighthawk, Common Poorwill

Had my FOS Lesser Nighthawks this evening while walking the dog.  Saw 2 from Wentworth North of Tanque Verde.  Also heard a Common Poorwill calling early this morning from somewhere east of the house.
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Date: 4/23/18 8:33 pm
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Cyn Montezuma Quail
Today the pair fed at the brush pile from 7:24 to 7:32 a. m.
Please remember, my place is closed on Wednesday mornings until noon. Birders arriving before noon on Wednesday will be turned away.

Mary Jo Ballator
Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary
(formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
5255 E Spring Road
Hereford, AZ. 85615
520-378-0773

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Date: 4/23/18 8:10 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- NE Tucson -- Lesser Nighthawk, Common Poorwill
Had my FOS Lesser Nighthawks this evening while walking the dog. Saw 2
from Wentworth North of Tanque Verde. Also heard a Common Poorwill calling
early this morning from somewhere east of the house.

Betsy Checchia
Tucson

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Date: 4/23/18 3:48 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FWD: NAZ: Black-capped Chickadees

All,
I don't think this got forwarded yet but on 21 Apr Rick Fridell reported a pair of Black-capped Chickadess entering a cavity in Cottonwood Park in Colorado City along Short Creek.


He also said "Also of possible interest: We were on the way back from an overnight pack trip into Snake Gulch (tributary of Kanab Creek on the Kiabab National Forest, Coconino Co.), where we observed several singing Rufous-crowned and Black-chinned sparrows regularly spaced between the Trail Head and the junction with Table Rock Canyon."


He reported this at the time and requested it be forwarded on but I was out of town. Good birding.


The messenger David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City

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Date: 4/23/18 3:02 pm
From: <dpsiminski...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Black-capped gantcatcher and Lucifer hummingbird
This morning, I saw two singing male black-capped gnatcatchers and a male
Lucifer hummingbird (also seen in same location on 9 April) along the Guindani
Canyon Trail in the Whetstone Mts west of the Kartchner Caverns SP on Coronado
NF lands.

For details and photos, see: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44875576

Pete Siminski
Sierra Vista AZ

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Date: 4/23/18 1:21 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] New Yard Bird
1:10 pm a Gray Hawk lazily looped over my backyard. Naked eye sighting for Jody and me as it was less that 60 feet high at first. Three starlings gave chase.
This was in the Countyside neighborhood in NW Tucson.

John R Williams
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Date: 4/23/18 10:37 am
From: Chris Chappell <chris.chappell4...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Possible Short-tailed Hawk Carr Canyon Rd
On April 21, 3 of us viewed a small blackish buteo gliding in circles and
then briefly 'kiting' before stooping quickly and precisely down and then
up again, and then finally diving at an angle down to N and out of sight.
This is on the first major hairpin turn going up Carr Canyon Rd, about half
way up to Reef Townsite, where you have an expansive view to the SE into
Mexico. It was our lunch break on the way down (our foraging was delayed a
bit!). What we saw seems consistent with a dark phase Short-tailed Hawk.

Smaller than a Red-tail or Zone-tail. Wings more rounded on back side than
a Zone-tail and more pointy at the ends (kind of half way between broad
wingtips and narrow wingtips for a buteo). Upperparts appeared entirely
dark, I would call blackish. Same for underparts except for lighter,
indistinctly banded tail and flight feathers. Dark line along terminal
underside of flight feathers. My research indicates that the kiting
behavior (similar to that of a Red-tail) and the precise stoops and dives
are consistent with the species, as is the holding of the wingtips slightly
above horizontal, but not a full-on dihedral as in Zone-tail, while
circling (also noted).

Wanted to alert others to possibility of spotting this bird in the area in
future and getting better confirmation. I am not previously familiar with
the species, but will be more ready next time after my research.

Also, wanted to know if there have been valid reports of the dark phase in
Arizona. Those who know, can you please let me know?

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Date: 4/23/18 9:54 am
From: Robin Baxter <baxterrobin...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Patagonia Thick-billed Kingbird
I haven't seen a post for TBKI yet so I thought I would mention that I saw a pair yesterday and today, 4/23/2018, on Blue Haven Road about 1/2 mile past the TAS Paton Center in Patagonia. This is a territory they have used in years past and the pair are definitely interacting.

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Date: 4/22/18 10:13 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Fwd: Red Phalarope at Lake Cochise
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Joel Gilb reports a Red Phalarope at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course in Willcox - see below

photos at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44850012

Thanks Joel - pretty good few days in Willcox!

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

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Joel Gilb <joel151...>
Date: Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 7:11 PM
Subject: Red Phalarope at Lake Cochise

You may have already heard about this but there's a Red Phalarope hanging
out at Lake Cochise now. I stopped by around 1:40 today and noticed the
bird swimming on its own near the bird blinds. The relatively thick bill
with a pale base seems to suggest Red Phalarope, but the plumage was rather
confusing, perhaps a young bird molting into its adult plumage. I have
attached a photo for further confirmation and reference.


-Joel Gilb

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Date: 4/22/18 9:58 pm
From: <beattysguestranch...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] More Hummingbirds


Rivoli, Anna's, Black-chinned, Broad-billed, Broad-tailed, Rufous, Costas.

More bird activity!

Some one lost a plastic snack bag with pills at CAS today. Our phone
# 520-378-2728 if you need to recover the pills. Edith or Tom


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Date: 4/22/18 6:54 pm
From: Lori <lconrad6853...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Portal-Foothills Road feeders
Hi,



We also had a male Indigo Bunting, & so did our neighbor, John…..wonder if it's the same bird making the rounds?



Lori Conrad



From: <aznmbirds-request...> [mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Bob Rodrigues
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 5:49 PM
To: <AZNMBirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Portal-Foothills Road feeders



Hi folks,



This morning we had an Indigo Bunting and an Abert's Towhee at the Foothills Road feeders in Portal. I do not think either of these birds were seen in the afternoon. The Harris's Sparrow that has been here for almost 2 weeks continued to be seen on and off throughout the day. All for now.



Bob


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Date: 4/22/18 5:49 pm
From: Bob Rodrigues <brod410...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Portal-Foothills Road feeders
Hi folks,

This morning we had an Indigo Bunting and an Abert's Towhee at the
Foothills Road feeders in Portal. I do not think either of these birds
were seen in the afternoon. The Harris's Sparrow that has been here for
almost 2 weeks continued to be seen on and off throughout the day. All for
now.

Bob

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Date: 4/22/18 5:43 pm
From: Mark Krenitsky <mkrenitsky...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP - 22 April 2018
Seventeen birdwatchers from all over the country enjoyed an Earth Day walk
on Sunday morning at the Sierra Vista EOP.

Our species total was 73 species, with 9 species of ducks, and 8 species of
shorebirds!

The highlight of the day had to be the shallow water in one of the "ponds"
at Moson Rd, which was perfect habitat for migrating shorebirds. The pond
contained:

1 Semipalmated Plover
2 Killdeer
1 Lesser Yellowlegs
4 Western Sandpipers
3 Least Sandpipers
1 Long-billed Dowitcher
1 Wilson's Snipe
2 Wilson's Phalarope

along with

16 White-faced Ibis
1 Green-winged Teal
1 Blue-winged Teal
6 Cinnamon Teal
4 Northern Pintail
5 Northern Shovelers

and a Black Phoebe and American Pipit for good measure!


Other highlights were:

Good views of male Ruddy Ducks.

2 Snowy Egrets in adjacent ponds.

A fine view of a Black-crowned Night-Heron sitting in the reeds.

Viewing four species of swallows perched in the reeds, and recording all
six species overall.

Good looks at Lark Sparrows and the continuing Yellow-headed Blackbirds.

Mark Krenitsky
Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 4/22/18 5:09 pm
From: Richard carlson <rccarl...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack park late Bufflehead...
I had a female bufflehead at KERP on Friday.

Richard Carlson
Tucson & Lake Tahoe
Sent from my iPhone


> On Apr 22, 2018, at 4:47 PM, Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> wrote:
>
> Ebird ticked on the Bufflehead so I thought that I’d mention it. It was viewed with a scope on the 13th hole pond from Linda Vista Blvd, as were the Cinnamon Teal and the American Wigeon.2 of 3 Least Sandpipers were in breeding plumage. A tiny bit of rain fell.
>
> Arthur Pack Regional Park, Pima, Arizona, US
> Apr 22, 2018 2:35 PM - 3:55 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.2 mile(s)
> Comments: low 90's, calm, some cumulus clouds
> 32 species
>
> Blue-winged Teal 2
> Cinnamon Teal 4
> Northern Shoveler 40
> American Wigeon 1
> Bufflehead 1 brownish head with a blurry edged white cheek patch. small beak. grooming on shore
> Ruddy Duck (Ruddy) 36
> Gambel's Quail 14
> Pied-billed Grebe 2
> Neotropic Cormorant 1
> Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
> Turkey Vulture 4
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Sora 2
> American Coot 40 difficult count as they are in and out of the reeds
> Killdeer 3
> Least Sandpiper 4
> Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
> White-winged Dove 5
> Mourning Dove 10
> Gila Woodpecker 2
> Vermilion Flycatcher 5
> Cassin's Kingbird 2 tail edges black, eliminating Western Kingbird
> Bell's Vireo 3
> Verdin 2
> Northern Mockingbird 1
> European Starling 8
> Brewer's Sparrow 3
> White-crowned Sparrow 8
> Abert's Towhee 2
> Great-tailed Grackle 4
> House Finch 4
> Lesser Goldfinch 1
>
> John R Williams
>
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Date: 4/22/18 4:48 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack park late Bufflehead...
Ebird ticked on the Bufflehead so I thought that I’d mention it. It was viewed with a scope on the 13th hole pond from Linda Vista Blvd, as were the Cinnamon Teal and the American Wigeon.2 of 3 Least Sandpipers were in breeding plumage. A tiny bit of rain fell.

Arthur Pack Regional Park, Pima, Arizona, US
Apr 22, 2018 2:35 PM - 3:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: low 90's, calm, some cumulus clouds
32 species

Blue-winged Teal 2
Cinnamon Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 40
American Wigeon 1
Bufflehead 1 brownish head with a blurry edged white cheek patch. small beak. grooming on shore
Ruddy Duck (Ruddy) 36
Gambel's Quail 14
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Neotropic Cormorant 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sora 2
American Coot 40 difficult count as they are in and out of the reeds
Killdeer 3
Least Sandpiper 4
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
White-winged Dove 5
Mourning Dove 10
Gila Woodpecker 2
Vermilion Flycatcher 5
Cassin's Kingbird 2 tail edges black, eliminating Western Kingbird
Bell's Vireo 3
Verdin 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 8
Brewer's Sparrow 3
White-crowned Sparrow 8
Abert's Towhee 2
Great-tailed Grackle 4
House Finch 4
Lesser Goldfinch 1

John R Williams


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Date: 4/22/18 3:45 pm
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Paton's Today
Hi Birders: Some nice birds, ( as usual ), at Paton's in Patagonia today, and many fun birders to share them with.

Hummers: Broad billed, ( most numerous ), Violet crowned, Costa's, Rivoli's ( female ), Black chinned, Anna's.

Summer Tanager, both male and female were showing very well all day. A female Hooded Oriole made an appearance in the a.m.

Multiple Black headed Grosbeaks were seen. Also, a male Lazuli Bunting was observed several times. All 4 towhees were seen. Cassin's Finch are still holding on. Gray Hawk were both heard and seen. Cheers, Thor


Thor Manson

Green Valley

Arizona

Tucson Audubon Volunteer.

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Date: 4/22/18 3:40 pm
From: Barbara Bickel <bickel2b...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] No Fan-tailed Warbler
Lynne Taylor asked me to let birders know that this is the 4 th day with no Fan-tailed Warbler sightings at their home in Whitetail Canyon in the Chiricahuas. It seems the bird is really gone.

They thank everyone for coming, and they are sorry birders were disappointed the last few days. Lynne said someone reported to the Portsl Visitor Center that the bird was seen today, but that is incorrect.

Barbara

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Date: 4/22/18 2:04 pm
From: Olga Harbour <oharbour...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Happy Valley
Hello birders,

This morning Bob and I visited Happy Valley for the first time and
really enjoyed the scenery and the birding.

The primitive campsite just before the 8-mile marker was the most
productive area birdwise, but we had nice sightings all along the road.

At the campsite we had TOWNSEND'S, YELLOW, YELLOW-RUMPED and LUCY'S
WARBLERS, plus BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK and SUMMER TANAGER.

Along the road  we had several sightings of GRAY HAWK, RED-TAILED HAWK,
CASSIN'S KINGBIRD, possible ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER.  At just about  17
miles, we saw a probable COMMON BLACKHAWK perched in a tree that hadn't
leafed out, off to the east of the road.  We were pretty far away, 
without a scope (of course!), and the bird was only showing his back.

We ran into some folks looking for rattlesnakes to add to their year
list, who pointed out some nice bear tracks along the road near the
concrete tank.

All in all, it was a perfect morning to be out and about.

Good birding!

Olga Harbour
Tucson, AZ



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Date: 4/22/18 12:05 pm
From: Barbara Bickel <bickel2b...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Found keys in Whitetail Canyon
This comment was on my Facebook post about the Fan-tailed Warbler (last seen on Wednesday):

“Found a set of keys in the wash down from the house the other day. Have them to the Taylor’s. One key looked like a post office key. Contact them if they are yours.”

If they are yours and you do not have contact info, I can get you in touch with them.

Barbara

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Date: 4/21/18 6:08 pm
From: Darlene <dsmyth3...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Madera Canyon 4/21/18
Nigel Crook, Zuzka Hiadlovska, and I birded the trails from Proctor Rd. to the Madera Picnic Area, Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Kubo, and the bridge area off the Amphitheater parking lot. (List available if you wish to contact me) Of note was a calling male Elegant Trogon easily watched from the bridge off the Amphitheater Parking Lot (about 3:30PM) and the only Black-Headed Grosbeak (male) we saw was at Madera Kubo. Nice variety of warblers and vireos were along the trails.

Happy Birding,
Darlene
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 4/21/18 3:53 pm
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lakeside Park Tucson 4/21
There were three Blue-winged Teal and three Cinnamon Teal at Lakeside Park this morning (quick stop)

Sharon Goldwasser
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 4/21/18 2:08 pm
From: Brett Wilmore <brettwilm...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Park & KERP Highlights
Hello Birders, this morning I accomplished the spring Tucson Bird Count quarterly survey of Sam Lena Park & KERP.  Although the park is peripherally available to all, I have coordinated a Right of Entry authorization with Kino Stadium District which allows access into the inner riparian areas, ponds, and mesquite bosques.  It was a productive morning.  Despite dipping on a number of regulars including Pied-billed Grebe, Curve-billed Thrasher, Great Blue Heron, and Black Phoebe (I know, right?), I counted 59 species plus one other taxa (silent Western Flycatcher). 
Best bird was a brilliant male LAZULI BUNTING.  Highlights included a TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, two NASHVILLE WARBLERS, HOODED ORIOLE, a GREEN-WINGED TEAL and six CINNAMON TEALS.   Total count on eBird here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44793819.
Good birding,Brett WilmoreTucson
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Date: 4/21/18 1:22 pm
From: <richditch...> <richditch...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Virginia's Warbler, Phoenix
Was just surprised to find a Virginia’s Warbler feeding actively in the large mesquite beside our Phoenix house. First time for the yard in 25 years.

Rich Ditch
Grumpy Old Man
Phoenix, AZ
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Date: 4/20/18 5:29 pm
From: Bev Jones <bjones4688...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] NO SIGHTINGS - Re: Global Big Day, Maricopa County


> On Apr 20, 2018, at 9:31 AM, Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...> wrote:
>
>
> Hello,
> As you know the annual North American Migration Count effort is now part of the eBird Global Big Day. The effort is scheduled for Saturday, May 5th.
>
> This year I’ll be coordinating our efforts for Maricopa County and have a few more areas to make sure we have covered. It will be important for us to have all the unique places in Maricopa County surveyed where only a certain bird can be found for this area (such as LeConte’s Thrashers at Thrasher Corner; thorough coverage of limited habitats such as, pine and oak forests at higher elevations; and nocturnal surveys for owls and nightjars). Our challenge, as in past years, is to surpass a total of 200 species for Maricopa County, with a special goal of breaking our past all time high of 212 species! Exciting news in from the 2017 effort, globally eBird set a new record of recording 6635 species in over 160 countries.
>
> If you are interested in participating and covering a spot in Maricopa County, the uncommitted areas are listed below. Please email at <azdesertbird...> to let me know what area(s) you are available to survey - And please don’t hesitate to forward this email to others that may enjoy spending the morning, afternoon or both in the field observing and counting birds. It’s a great time to be out in the field with the many spring surprises migration has waiting for us to find!
>
> Mesquite Wash and Bushnell Tanks -
> Sycamore Creek near Sunflower -
> Slate Creek Divide -
> Saguaro Lake -
> Morgan City Wash and Lake Pleasant area -
> New River Nature Preserve -
> City parks in N. Tempe, s. Scottsdale and e. Phoenix -
> Desert Botanical Garden -
> Sun Lakes, south Chandler including Ocotillo development ponds -
> Jewel of the Creek Preserve and Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area -
> South Mountain Park area -
> Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area -
> Tres Rios Wetlands and PIR bridge area -
> Rio Salado Riparian Restoration Area -
> Glendale Recharge Ponds -
> Arlington Valley, Palo Verde and E. Buckeye area -
> Gilbert Water Ranch and Riggs Road ponds -
> Tempe Town Lake, Tempe Marsh (near Tempe Market Place) -
> Gila Bend, Paloma Ranch -
>
> *Any other favorite areas not listed?
>
> Thank you for your consideration to support this fun event. I look forward to hearing from you. For more information regarding this count, please visit http://www.azfo.org/namc/aznamc.html
>
> Best Wishes, Chrissy
>
> Chrissy Kondrat-Smith
> <azdesertbird...>
> 623-451-1250
>
>
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Date: 4/20/18 12:19 pm
From: Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Audubon's Birdathon - we need your support
Hello Birders of SE Arizona,
Tucson Audubon's Birdathon fundraiser is happening right now - April 7 to
May 7 and we need your support. Please consider forming a fundraising team,
joining an expert-led team or sponsoring a Birdathoner - it's birding for
the birds! For more information and to view the teams participating this
year please visit www.tucsonaudubon.org/birdathon
Tucson Audubon and its staff are so proud to be a part of the birding
community of SE Arizona.
Thanks,
Jennie

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Date: 4/20/18 12:15 pm
From: Outdoor <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fan-tailed warbler. 04/20/2018
No warbler today as of 12:00 noon. Melody

Melody's Birding
(So Many Birds, So Little Time)
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Date: 4/20/18 12:13 pm
From: Daniela Yellan <azpajaros...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] The information age (was: CEAZ - Tempe Kiwanis Park PALM WARBLER)
And Andrew, we appreciate you diligence !

Thanks

Daniela
Phoenix
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> On Apr 20, 2018, at 10:53 AM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>
> The Palm Warbler was posted in a facebook group last night at 7pm. It was also entered into eBird, so if you are subscribed to any of the alerts you would have gotten notice last night. And now here it is on this list, 13 hours later.
>
> Word first started to get out about the Fan-tailed Warbler Friday afternoon, and I posted about it to this list on Saturday morning at 6:40am in the RBA - about 18 hours later. I would have done so earlier but I was on a plane.
>
> Not every bird on facebook or that is submitted to eBird or the ABC gets posted to this list, and not every bird mentioned on this list gets posted to facebook or submitted to eBird or the ABC. There is much more information out there than ten years ago, but it is in many different places. I compile them each week for southeastern AZ in the RBA, but I don't know about the rest of the state.
>
> If you want instantaneous updates, you are going to have to join multiple facebook groups, subscribe to ebird alerts and monitor this list plus the lists for Northern Arizona and Yavapai County. And probably have someone who will call you or text you with news, just in case.
>
> In general, I would say updates get posted much more frequently to facebook than this list, because the format allows you to comment - behavior that would be considered annoying on this list. Can you imagine 25 emails saying "the bird's still here", sometimes minutes apart? But since they are grouped together, you can peruse them or ignore them collectively.
>
> I understand not everyone wants to join facebook, or uses eBird - that's fine! But no one is necessarily going to take what is there and post it here, except me, on Friday nights, for the southeastern part of the state. I do occasionally post at other times depending on my schedule and the bird.
>
> regards,
> Andrew
>
> --
> Andrew Core
> Tucson, AZ
>
>> On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 10:13 AM, <richditch...> <richditch...> wrote:
>> Was there a previous post about this bird that went missing? I can’t find any previous report. Just like with the Portal Fan-tailed Warbler that only made it to the AZ list days after it was discovered.
>>
>> The AZ List is a wonderful resource - it broadcasts reports rather than requiring those who may be interested to search out reports scattered around other places.
>>
>> Rich Ditch
>> Phoenix
>>
>>> On Apr 20, 2018, at 8:38 AM, TRACY McCarthey <tmccarthey...> wrote:
>>>
>>> The PALM WARBLER was still present at Kiwanis Park this morning. It was mostly seen north of the northern parking lot in the median paloverdes, but worked its way around south to the parking lot as well. Other good birds included: 2 male and 1 female LAZULI BUNTINGS, a male TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, a singing PLUMBEOUS VIREO, and a VAUX'S SWIFT flying near the northern end of the lake with three swallow species. Not a bad pre-work birding trip.
>>>
>>> Good birding!
>>>
>>> Tracy McCarthey
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Date: 4/20/18 10:53 am
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] The information age (was: CEAZ - Tempe Kiwanis Park PALM WARBLER)
The Palm Warbler was posted in a facebook group last night at 7pm. It was
also entered into eBird, so if you are subscribed to any of the alerts you
would have gotten notice last night. And now here it is on this list, 13
hours later.

Word first started to get out about the Fan-tailed Warbler Friday
afternoon, and I posted about it to this list on Saturday morning at 6:40am
in the RBA - about 18 hours later. I would have done so earlier but I was
on a plane.

Not every bird on facebook or that is submitted to eBird or the ABC gets
posted to this list, and not every bird mentioned on this list gets posted
to facebook or submitted to eBird or the ABC. There is much more
information out there than ten years ago, but it is in many different
places. I compile them each week for southeastern AZ in the RBA, but I
don't know about the rest of the state.

If you want instantaneous updates, you are going to have to join multiple
facebook groups, subscribe to ebird alerts and monitor this list plus the
lists for Northern Arizona and Yavapai County. And probably have someone
who will call you or text you with news, just in case.

In general, I would say updates get posted much more frequently to facebook
than this list, because the format allows you to comment - behavior that
would be considered annoying on this list. Can you imagine 25 emails saying
"the bird's still here", sometimes minutes apart? But since they are
grouped together, you can peruse them or ignore them collectively.

I understand not everyone wants to join facebook, or uses eBird - that's
fine! But no one is necessarily going to take what is there and post it
here, except me, on Friday nights, for the southeastern part of the state.
I do occasionally post at other times depending on my schedule and the bird.

regards,
Andrew

--
Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 10:13 AM, <richditch...> <richditch...> wrote:

> Was there a previous post about this bird that went missing? I can’t find
> any previous report. Just like with the Portal Fan-tailed Warbler that only
> made it to the AZ list days after it was discovered.
>
> The AZ List is a wonderful resource - it broadcasts reports rather than
> requiring those who may be interested to search out reports scattered
> around other places.
>
> Rich Ditch
> Phoenix
>
> On Apr 20, 2018, at 8:38 AM, TRACY McCarthey <tmccarthey...> wrote:
>
> The PALM WARBLER was still present at Kiwanis Park this morning. It was
> mostly seen north of the northern parking lot in the median paloverdes, but
> worked its way around south to the parking lot as well. Other good birds
> included: 2 male and 1 female LAZULI BUNTINGS, a male TOWNSEND'S WARBLER,
> a singing PLUMBEOUS VIREO, and a VAUX'S SWIFT flying near the northern end
> of the lake with three swallow species. Not a bad pre-work birding trip.
>
> Good birding!
>
> Tracy McCarthey
>
>

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Date: 4/20/18 10:14 am
From: <richditch...> <richditch...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ - Tempe Kiwanis Park PALM WARBLER
Was there a previous post about this bird that went missing? I can’t find any previous report. Just like with the Portal Fan-tailed Warbler that only made it to the AZ list days after it was discovered.

The AZ List is a wonderful resource - it broadcasts reports rather than requiring those who may be interested to search out reports scattered around other places.

Rich Ditch
Phoenix




> On Apr 20, 2018, at 8:38 AM, TRACY McCarthey <tmccarthey...> wrote:
>
> The PALM WARBLER was still present at Kiwanis Park this morning. It was mostly seen north of the northern parking lot in the median paloverdes, but worked its way around south to the parking lot as well. Other good birds included: 2 male and 1 female LAZULI BUNTINGS, a male TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, a singing PLUMBEOUS VIREO, and a VAUX'S SWIFT flying near the northern end of the lake with three swallow species. Not a bad pre-work birding trip.
>
> Good birding!
>
> Tracy McCarthey
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Date: 4/20/18 10:04 am
From: Lindsay Story <lsbirder...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Red Mt Park (Mesa AZ) sad news, Snow Goose likely dead
Poppa and I walked around the duck pond this morning. A large white dead
bird was half in the water along the western island's north edge. I am 90%
sure it was our resident Snow Goose. I didn't pack a scope today and the
long distance photos don't have the right angle or clarity to be 100%. The
Snow Goose came into the duck pond as an immature bird, bonded with the
Domestic Mallards, and stayed. It first appears in a "Red Mountain Park"
(Mesa Az) eBird report on 11-06-15.

Frankly, I did not feel like birding after this, but we continued our walk
around the pond. A Western Kingbird was working the SE corner of the
western island. We only saw 1 of the 2 Canada Goose families. The parents
and 5 goslings were in a soccer field off the S side of the pond.

Lindsay Story -Mesa AZ

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Date: 4/20/18 9:32 am
From: Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NO SIGHTINGS - Re: Global Big Day, Maricopa County
*Hello, *

*As you know the annual North American Migration Count effort is now part
of the eBird Global Big Day. The effort is scheduled for Saturday, May
5th. This year I’ll be coordinating our efforts for Maricopa County and
have a few more areas to make sure we have covered. It will be important
for us to have all the unique places in Maricopa County surveyed where only
a certain bird can be found for this area (such as LeConte’s Thrashers at
Thrasher Corner; thorough coverage of limited habitats such as, pine and
oak forests at higher elevations; and nocturnal surveys for owls and
nightjars). Our challenge, as in past years, is to surpass a total of 200
species for Maricopa County, with a special goal of breaking our past all
time high of 212 species! Exciting news in from the 2017 effort,
globally eBird set a new record of recording 6635 species in over 160
countries. If you are interested in participating and covering a spot in
Maricopa County, the uncommitted areas are listed below. Please email
at <azdesertbird...> <azdesertbird...> to let me know what
area(s) you are available to survey - And please don’t hesitate to forward
this email to others that may enjoy spending the morning, afternoon or both
in the field observing and counting birds. It’s a great time to be out in
the field with the many spring surprises migration has waiting for us to
find! Mesquite Wash and Bushnell Tanks -Sycamore Creek near Sunflower
-Slate Creek Divide -Saguaro Lake -Morgan City Wash and Lake Pleasant area
- New River Nature Preserve -City parks in N. Tempe, s. Scottsdale and e.
Phoenix -Desert Botanical Garden -Sun Lakes, south Chandler including
Ocotillo development ponds -Jewel of the Creek Preserve and Spur Cross
Ranch Conservation Area -South Mountain Park area -Spur Cross Ranch
Conservation Area - Tres Rios Wetlands and PIR bridge area -Rio Salado
Riparian Restoration Area -Glendale Recharge Ponds -Arlington Valley, Palo
Verde and E. Buckeye area - Gilbert Water Ranch and Riggs Road ponds -Tempe
Town Lake, Tempe Marsh (near Tempe Market Place) -Gila Bend, Paloma
Ranch - *Any other favorite areas not listed? Thank you for your
consideration to support this fun event. I look forward to hearing from
you. For more information regarding this count, please visit
http://www.azfo.org/namc/aznamc.html
<http://www.azfo.org/namc/aznamc.html> Best Wishes, Chrissy Chrissy
<Kondrat-Smithazdesertbird...> <azdesertbird...>623-451-1250*

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Date: 4/20/18 8:38 am
From: TRACY McCarthey <tmccarthey...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ - Tempe Kiwanis Park PALM WARBLER
The PALM WARBLER was still present at Kiwanis Park this morning. It was mostly seen north of the northern parking lot in the median paloverdes, but worked its way around south to the parking lot as well. Other good birds included: 2 male and 1 female LAZULI BUNTINGS, a male TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, a singing PLUMBEOUS VIREO, and a VAUX'S SWIFT flying near the northern end of the lake with three swallow species. Not a bad pre-work birding trip.


Good birding!


Tracy McCarthey

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Date: 4/20/18 7:37 am
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: Many new photos including of Fan-tailed Warbler

Field Ornithologists,
Barry McKenzie contributed
photos of continuing Rufous-capped Warblers, Jesse Amesbury contributed photos
of a Flame-colored Tanager, Rick Taylor, Narca Moore-Craig, Chris Rohrer, Chris
McCreedy, and Stuart Healy all contributed photos of a Fan-tailed Warbler,
Steven Prager contributed photos of a Kentucky Warbler, Kyle Lima contributed
photos of a Slate-throated Redstart, Eric Sibbald contributed photos of a Least
Grebe, Brian Johnson contributed photos of a Long-tailed Duck, Liane Ehrich
contributed photos of a Yellow-throated Vireo, and Joel Gilb contributed photos
of a Laughing Gull. Under hybrids, exotics, and other Chad Wilhite
contributed photos of a melanistic Ruddy Duck. Thanks Chad, Barry, Jesse, Rick,
Narca, Chris, Stuart, Chris, Steven, Kyle, Eric, Brian, Liana, and Joel!
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"

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

AZFO also welcomes contributions to its Sounds Library of bird vocalizations recorded in Arizona and nearby areas. See more information here:

http://www.azfo.org/SoundLibrary/sounds_contribute.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: 4/20/18 7:18 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Gray Catbird, Patagonia
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Pattty Tersey reports that Keith Kamper found a Gray Catbird today (5:50am
on 4/20) at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds. It was just outside the
backyard of the center before it skulked back toward the creek bed.

thanks Patty!

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

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