AZNMBirds
Received From Subject
10/17/17 9:10 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Sweetwater Wetlands - Tennessee Warbler
10/17/17 8:59 am Larry <oldbirdbum...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ - Buenos Aires NWR - Pectoral Sandpiper
10/16/17 9:52 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County Varied Thrush & Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (16 Oct 2017)
10/16/17 9:32 pm Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Wood Duck, Granite Reef Rec. Area
10/16/17 7:38 pm Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...> [AZNMbirds] Midtown Tucson - Red-breasted Nuthatch
10/16/17 7:11 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 10/16/2017
10/16/17 1:00 pm Walt Anderson <geolobo...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Wood Duck, Granite Reef Rec. Area
10/16/17 12:53 pm James Taylor <jimmitaylor1...> [AZNMbirds] Wood Duck, Granite Reef Rec. Area
10/16/17 12:35 pm Jay Miller <arizonajay23...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Miller House of Mesa - Dark-eyed Junco, 10-16.
10/16/17 10:34 am Jay Wilbur <jwilbur...> [AZNMbirds] Southern NM _ Lewis's Woodpecker in Dona Ana County
10/16/17 10:08 am Caleb Strand <strandcaleb...> [AZNMbirds] Gillespie Dam ROSEATE SPOONBILL (continuing - 10/16/17)
10/15/17 6:10 pm Mark Krenitsky <mkrenitsky...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP - 15 October 2017
10/15/17 12:25 pm <Birdsounds...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Purple Finch photographed and Sage Thrasher seen Moyza Ranch Road, AZ
10/15/17 11:25 am Glenn Klingler <alala70...> [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Havasu Heights Cassin's Finch and American Robin, 10-15-17
10/15/17 9:12 am Brian Jones <ravenwolf121...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Dark-eyed Junco near El Rio Open Space/Coachline Gravel Pit
10/15/17 8:57 am Luke Safford <saffordluke...> [AZNMbirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler at Sweetwater Wetlands
10/15/17 7:28 am Troy Corman <aplomado...> [AZNMbirds] CE AZ: Morgan City Wash Area - Hooded Warbler, Golden-crowned Kinglet, etc.
10/14/17 5:46 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County Rufous-backed Robin, Surf Scoter, Palm Warbler
10/14/17 5:45 pm Jay Miller <arizonajay23...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Mesa, Coons Bluff - Bridled Titmouse, Red-naped Sapsucker 10-14.
10/14/17 5:45 pm Gordon Lewis <ranchogulag...> [AZNMbirds] Whitewater Draw
10/14/17 5:45 pm Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 10-14-2017
10/14/17 5:45 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 October 2017
10/14/17 5:45 pm Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] A little De Anza Walk
10/14/17 5:45 pm Norman Woodley <normwoodley...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: San Pedro House.....Green Kingfisher & Louisiana Waterthrush continue
10/13/17 6:51 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Bill Will Delta and Parker area
10/13/17 6:46 pm Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Canyon B&B
10/13/17 4:57 pm Bruce Berman <bruce919...> [AZNMbirds] SE/AZ: Tufted Flycatcher still around
10/13/17 4:31 pm Darlene <dsmyth3...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Catalina, WOW migrants
10/13/17 3:18 pm Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 10-13-2017
10/13/17 1:02 pm Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 10-13-2017
10/13/17 9:31 am Diana Doyle <diana...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Carr Peak Scores of Cassin's Finches
10/12/17 7:37 pm W MCCRADY <wmccrady...> [AZNMbirds] Partially leucistic or Krider's Red-tailed Hawk in Apache County (AZ)
10/12/17 7:30 pm Lori <lconrad6853...> [AZNMbirds] Magnolia Warbler in the Chiricahuas
10/12/17 11:49 am <bncthay...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Mt Lemmon Juniper Titmouse
10/12/17 9:00 am Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...> [AZNMbirds] Lucifer, Rivoli's, and late migrants at the Paton Center
10/11/17 11:08 pm Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> [AZNMbirds] AZ/NM: Chiricahua Mtns., AZ/Rodeo, NM
10/11/17 4:19 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] exploring around Buenos Aires NWR
10/11/17 3:55 pm David Pearson <dpearson...> [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt south of Globe_Clark's Nutcrackers
10/11/17 3:37 pm Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...> [AZNMbirds] McCown's and Chestnut-collared Longspurs, Lonesome Valley
10/11/17 2:33 pm Sally Johnsen <empidonax...> [AZNMbirds] New Elegant Trogon family in the Santa Rita's
10/11/17 2:19 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SWEETWATER CAR CLOUT TODAY
10/11/17 12:57 pm Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...> RE: [AZNMbirds] SWEETWATER CAR CLOUT TODAY
10/11/17 12:55 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Sierra Vista, Green Kingfisher Continues
10/11/17 12:02 pm Larry <oldbirdbum...> [AZNMbirds] SWEETWATER CAR CLOUT TODAY
10/11/17 9:26 am <beattysguestranch...> [AZNMbirds] CAS is closed; Feeders at Gazebo
10/11/17 8:08 am Rick Steenberg <rick.steenberg...> [AZNMbirds] Tufted Flycatcher
10/10/17 9:07 pm matt V. <fickity...> [AZNMbirds] The cold front in Yuma County
10/10/17 3:50 pm matt V. <fickity...> [AZNMbirds] Dateland least flycatcher
10/10/17 12:43 pm Rob Modica <azlrover...> [AZNMbirds] Wood Ducks in Catron Co NM
10/10/17 7:38 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 10-10-2017
10/9/17 6:47 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 10/9/2017
10/9/17 5:55 pm Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> [AZNMbirds] Mohave and La Paz/ LCRV birding
10/9/17 4:19 pm Bill Lisowsky <ykswosil...> [AZNMbirds] Las Cienegas NCA - Rufous-backed Robin and Painted Bunting
10/9/17 4:13 pm Richard Webster <webster.re...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Montane species in Chiricahua Region
10/9/17 3:16 pm Larry <oldbirdbum...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ - CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK - TUCSON
10/9/17 12:46 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Sierra Vista, Green Kingfisher continues
10/9/17 10:39 am Celestyn Brozek <cbrozek...> [AZNMbirds] Short-billed Dowitcher?
10/8/17 3:25 pm matt V. <fickity...> [AZNMbirds] Recent Yuma County sightings
10/8/17 10:47 am Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Santa Cruz Flats Plovers
10/8/17 10:46 am greentailedtowhee . <skua33...> [AZNMbirds] AZ; Happy Valley Area to Paige Creek (east Rincons)
10/8/17 10:46 am Philip Kline <pgkline_uk...> [AZNMbirds] Santa Cruz Flats Plovers
10/8/17 10:46 am Joe Woodley <joe...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Hereford Lawrence's Goldfinch
10/8/17 10:46 am Rob Woodward <toucanrob...> [AZNMbirds] Fw: SEAZ: Green Kingfisher, Painted Bunting, LA Waterthrush - San Pedro House
10/8/17 10:46 am John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Painted Buntings continue
10/8/17 10:46 am Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: TENNESSEE WARBLER at Hassayampa River Preserve
10/8/17 10:46 am Rob Woodward <toucanrob...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Green Kingfisher, Painted Bunting, LA Waterthrush - San Pedro House
10/8/17 10:46 am Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: TENNESSEE WARBLER at Hassayampa River Preserve
10/8/17 10:44 am Andrew Core <andrewcore...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Santa Cruz Flats Plovers
10/8/17 10:44 am <beattysguestranch...> [AZNMbirds] CAS is closed
10/8/17 10:43 am Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...> [AZNMbirds] [NM] Las Cruces- Probably TROPICAL KINGBIRD
10/8/17 10:43 am Bernard Morris <mtnbluebird...> [AZNMbirds] CNM :Sabine's gull in Albuquerque
10/8/17 10:43 am David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New Photos: Cave Swallow (from September), Semi Sand, Inca Dove
10/8/17 10:43 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 October 2017
10/8/17 10:43 am Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...> [AZNMbirds] MidTown Tucson - Inca Dove (late post)
10/6/17 11:33 am Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Juniper Titmouse at Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Area (Mt Lemmon Hwy)
10/6/17 11:20 am Rick Bowers <info...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Catalina - Inca Dove
10/6/17 9:40 am Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...> [AZNMbirds] Tuff Flycatcher continues at Reef Townsite Carr Canyon
10/6/17 5:24 am Bill Lisowsky <ykswosil...> [AZNMbirds] Rio Rico Golf Course - 10/5/17
10/5/17 7:23 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson owl lesson
10/5/17 2:19 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Sierra Vista, Painted Bunting and L. Waterthrush
10/5/17 9:21 am MOLLY POLLOCK <mollymp...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tucson Reid Park Lewis's Woodpecker
10/4/17 11:33 pm Richard Carlson <rccarl...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Common Poorwill in NE Tucson
10/4/17 9:09 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Common Poorwill in NE Tucson
10/4/17 8:27 pm Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Slate Creek Divide area (4 October 2017)
10/4/17 8:03 pm Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> [AZNMbirds] San Carlos Lake
10/4/17 7:07 pm greentailedtowhee . <skua33...> [AZNMbirds] AZ, Tucson; Mt. Lemon
10/4/17 1:37 pm Diana Doyle <diana...> [AZNMbirds] Parker Canyon Lake - Cochise County
10/4/17 1:34 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Lake Havasu City
10/4/17 7:49 am Narca Moore-Craig <narca...> [AZNMbirds] Feasibility of looking for yesterday's Blue Bunting
10/4/17 7:35 am Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...> [AZNMbirds] Wild Turkey, Female
10/3/17 7:00 pm Bob Bowers <bobescribe...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Pinal County SaddleBrooke Yellow-breasted Chat
10/3/17 4:33 pm patty tersey <tucsonhiker49...> [AZNMbirds] My nemesis -Baltimore Oriole
10/3/17 9:16 am Richard Webster <webster.re...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Whitewater Draw from yesterday, 2 Oct
10/2/17 7:55 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 10/2/2017
10/2/17 6:53 pm Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...> RE: [AZNMbirds] NAz: Interesting Calidris at Ashurst Lake
10/2/17 3:51 pm Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] Santa Gertrudis Lane and De Anza Trail South
10/2/17 11:14 am Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...> [AZNMbirds] New Pics - RE: NAz: Interesting Calidris at Ashurst Lake
10/2/17 7:39 am Jim Ripley <jimripley.az...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ - Common Tern and Sabine's Gull
10/2/17 7:20 am Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...> RE: [AZNMbirds] NAz: Interesting Calidris at Ashurst Lake
10/2/17 5:44 am Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...> [AZNMbirds] NAz: Interesting Calidris at Ashurst Lake
10/1/17 9:19 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--01 Oct 2017
10/1/17 5:19 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Willcox Lakes and Cochise Stronghold This Morning
10/1/17 4:55 pm Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] Paton's today
10/1/17 2:23 pm Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> Re: [AZNMbirds] FW: SE AZ Baltimore Oriole (Sweetwater Wetlands)
10/1/17 2:17 pm Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> [AZNMbirds] FW: SE AZ Baltimore Oriole (Sweetwater Wetlands)
10/1/17 10:26 am <bncthay...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Baltimore Oriole (Sweetwater Wetlands)
10/1/17 6:41 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 10-1-2017
10/1/17 6:20 am Melody Kehl <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Carr Canyon, Ash Canyon B and B near Sierra Vista, 09/30-2017
9/30/17 10:43 pm Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Hassayampa R. Preserve: Lawrence's Goldfinch, Red-breasted Nuthatches, etc.
9/30/17 9:13 pm Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Canyon B&B, Sep 30, 2017
9/30/17 7:43 pm Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Kubo Madera canyon Vaux's swifts.
9/30/17 4:21 pm Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of (old) Black-throated Green Warbler
9/30/17 2:07 pm Clifford Cathers <cacathers...> [AZNMbirds] AZ:09/30/2017/Patagonia Patons to Preserve
9/30/17 12:05 pm Maureen Blackford <mblackford...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Sweetwater Wetlands bird book found
9/30/17 11:59 am Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ De Anza trail prothonotary warbler
9/30/17 11:40 am Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of LeConte's Sparrow
9/30/17 10:48 am Richard Webster <webster.re...> [AZNMbirds] SWNM: Vaux's Swift almost in New Mexico
9/30/17 9:35 am Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ de Anzac trail rufous backed Robin / thrush
9/30/17 5:30 am Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> Re: [AZNMbirds] More info on break in at Sweetwater
9/29/17 11:07 pm David Sonneborn <davidsonne...> Re: [AZNMbirds] More info on break in at Sweetwater
9/29/17 10:04 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 September 2017
9/29/17 8:19 pm <pgoltz...> Re: [AZNMbirds] More info on break in at Sweetwater
9/29/17 4:30 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> Re: [AZNMbirds] More info on break in at Sweetwater
9/29/17 2:44 pm Melody Kehl <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] More info on break in at Sweetwater
9/29/17 12:32 pm Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Kubo
9/29/17 12:12 pm Gordon Karre <karhop1...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Mt Ord, Maricaopa County
9/29/17 7:21 am Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Santa Rita Feeders calliope
9/28/17 9:10 pm Richard Webster <webster.re...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Slaughter Ranch Green Kingfisher; SBNWR; Whitewater Draw 9/27
9/28/17 7:40 pm Jay Miller <arizonajay23...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: The Miller House of Mesa - American Redstart, 9-28.
9/28/17 6:01 pm Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Kubo Feeders
9/28/17 2:27 pm Sally Johnsen <empidonax...> [AZNMbirds] Kino Springs, Patagonia Lake and Paton's.
9/28/17 1:39 pm Luke Safford <saffordluke...> [AZNMbirds] Dickcissel near Nogales
9/28/17 1:03 pm Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Tucson area
9/28/17 11:44 am Susan Fishburn <fishbirdess...> [AZNMbirds] LeConte's Sparrow-Wild Burro Trailhead-NO
9/28/17 7:42 am Outdoor <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] FYI. Sweet water breaking.
9/28/17 6:00 am Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> [AZNMbirds] LeConte's Sparrow
9/27/17 8:17 pm Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...> RE: [AZNMbirds] Santa Gertrudis and south
9/27/17 6:32 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Marana - LeConte's Sparrow
9/27/17 6:01 pm Lindsay Story <lsbirder...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ LeConte's Sparrow continues
9/27/17 5:30 pm David Pearson <dpearson...> [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt south of Globe
9/27/17 5:19 pm Joy Bockius <jbockius...> [AZNMbirds] Santa Gertrudis and south
9/27/17 5:18 pm Lindsay Story <lsbirder...> Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Marana - LeConte's Sparrow
9/27/17 12:47 pm Chris Benesh <cdbenesh...> Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Marana - LeConte's Sparrow
9/27/17 12:20 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Tucson - American Bittern
9/27/17 10:09 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 9-27-2017
9/27/17 9:17 am Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] Marana LECONTE’S SPARROW
9/27/17 9:15 am Andrew Core <andrewcore...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Marana - LeConte's Sparrow
9/27/17 9:03 am Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> [AZNMbirds] Pinal/ Pectoral Sandpipers at Goldman Slop Ponds
9/27/17 7:59 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 9-27-2017
9/26/17 5:18 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New Photos Philadelphia Vireo and Grasshopper Sparrow
9/26/17 4:25 pm Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Santa Cruz Flats, Ferruginous Hawk
9/26/17 3:32 pm Melody Kehl <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Catalina Mountains, 09/26/2017
9/26/17 9:36 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 9-26-2017
9/26/17 7:15 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 9-26-2017
9/25/17 7:24 pm matt V. <fickity...> [AZNMbirds] Recent Yuma County sightings
9/25/17 7:19 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 9/25/2017
9/25/17 6:28 pm roger tess <rtbirder...> [AZNMbirds] [No Subject]
9/25/17 6:28 pm Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Santa Rita feeders
9/25/17 4:18 pm Joy Bockius <jbockius...> [AZNMbirds] Santa Gertrudis Lane and south
9/25/17 3:26 pm stuarthealy <stuarthealy...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ 09/25/17: Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area
9/24/17 9:33 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--24 Sep 2017
9/24/17 1:09 pm Steve Hosmer <sjhosmer...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Glendale Recharge Ponds - Shorebirds
9/24/17 10:54 am Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...> [AZNMbirds] NAZ: Philadelphia Vireo east of Flagstaff
9/23/17 9:36 pm LAWRENCE LIESE <larryliese...> [AZNMbirds] BANWR no ROSP mid-day, but interesting falcon
9/23/17 8:34 pm Karen Herzenberg <karen.herzenberg...> Re: [AZNMbirds] White Pelicans near Bosque del Apache NWR, NM
9/23/17 5:42 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] Albuquerque Rarities today
9/23/17 3:10 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ San Pedro House, Sierra Vista, Warblers including L. Waterthrush.
9/23/17 12:15 pm <chrustay...> [AZNMbirds] NM: Albuquerque, Rio Grande Nature Center - Black Swift
9/23/17 11:13 am Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> Re: [AZNMbirds] NO SIGHTINGS: Comment opportunity re Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge/Border Wall THREAD CLOSED
9/23/17 11:02 am Myron L. Scott and Barbara S. Bush <gaia_3...> [AZNMbirds] NO SIGHTINGS: Comment opportunity re Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge/Border Wall
9/22/17 11:40 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 September 2017
9/22/17 9:25 pm Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...> [AZNMbirds] White Pelicans near Bosque del Apache NWR, NM
9/22/17 8:56 pm Vincent Maglio <vmaglio...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: DICKCISSEL Granite Reef
9/22/17 8:48 pm Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...> [AZNMbirds] AZNM SEAZ American Bittern at Green Valley WWTP today
9/22/17 6:29 pm Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] Paton's today again
9/22/17 5:21 pm Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] Paton's today
9/22/17 3:02 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County Terns & Sandpipers
9/22/17 2:16 pm <pwaters.kstate...> [AZNMbirds] Birding and Citizen Science Survey
9/22/17 2:13 pm <josmithgv...> <josmithgv...> <josmithgv...> [AZNMbirds] Amado Pond Forster's Tern
9/22/17 1:23 pm Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Buenos Aries NWR -No Spoonbills
9/22/17 12:21 pm Merlin <merlin32757...> [AZNMbirds] Young Forster's Tern at Amado WTP
9/22/17 10:08 am Darrel Wilder <darrelrwilder...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ - Veterans Oasis Park, Clay-colored Sparrow
9/22/17 12:28 am Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Green Valley WTP
9/21/17 5:45 pm <Birdsounds...> [AZNMbirds] Magnificent Frigatebird observed Pima County, AZ
9/21/17 4:24 pm Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...> [AZNMbirds] Lucifer and Violet-crowned Hummingbirds at the Paton Center
9/21/17 6:06 am Sally Johnsen <empidonax...> [AZNMbirds] Roseate Spoonbills
9/20/17 8:57 pm Chris Benesh <cdbenesh...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Pena Blanca Lake Louisiana Waterthrush 170920
9/20/17 5:09 pm <beattysguestranch...> [AZNMbirds] Hummingbirds at Beattys
9/20/17 1:09 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: Additional Roseate Spoonbill photos
9/20/17 12:26 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Upper Mt. Lemmon
9/19/17 6:58 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Buenos Aires NWR spoonbills
9/19/17 5:26 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos Tennessee Warbler
9/19/17 5:11 pm Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...> [AZNMbirds] Mountain Chickadee - central New Mexico plains
9/19/17 11:37 am Robin Baxter <baxterrobin...> [AZNMbirds] Patagonia Rufous-capped Warbler
9/19/17 7:07 am Caleb strand <strandcaleb...> [AZNMbirds] Glendale Recharge Ponds BLACKPOLL WARBLER (prob continuing)
9/18/17 7:54 pm REW Gmail <webster.re...> [AZNMbirds] Whitewater cont
9/18/17 7:44 pm REW Gmail <webster.re...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Whitewater Draw Sabine's, large Swainson's Hawk roost
9/18/17 7:02 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 9/18/2017
9/18/17 6:02 pm Bernard Morris <mtnbluebird...> [AZNMbirds] CNM: Sabine's gull at Mountainair STP
9/18/17 5:22 pm stuarthealy <stuarthealy...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ 09/18/17: Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area
9/18/17 1:22 pm Matt VanWallene <zoutedrop...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ S Chandler Hummingbird Migration
9/18/17 9:51 am Tyler Loomis <tylerloomis...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Water Ranch Forster's Terns 9/18/2017
9/18/17 8:50 am Gordon Karre <karhop1...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: South Mountain Park, near Phoenix
9/18/17 6:59 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Buenos Aires NWR spoonbills
9/17/17 9:52 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Carr Canyon - Tufted Flycatcher continues
9/17/17 9:49 pm Andrew Core <andrewcore...> Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Buenos Aires NWR spoonbills
9/17/17 9:39 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Patagonia Lake - Green Kingfisher
9/17/17 7:03 pm <empidonax...> [AZNMbirds] Migrating flocks of warblers in Madera Canyon
9/17/17 6:53 pm <maryann.ambrose51...> [AZNMbirds] Amado wwtp today
9/17/17 6:29 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Las Cienegas NCA is fully open, but you might not like what you find in Empire Gulch.
9/17/17 4:32 pm Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: New article on "Arizona Birds" site--Coconino County Checklist
9/17/17 4:10 pm Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> [AZNMbirds] Yuma/ Purple Martin at Dateland
9/17/17 4:03 pm Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> [AZNMbirds] Santa Cruz/ Ovenbird at Pena Blanca
9/17/17 3:31 pm Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Lake Havasu Sabine's Gulls
9/17/17 2:47 pm Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Urban Tucson fall migrants
9/17/17 2:05 pm Karen Herzenberg <karen.herzenberg...> [AZNMbirds] ABQ- NM - no sightings, lost field guide
9/17/17 1:56 pm Jamie S. <woodpecker97330...> [AZNMbirds] RFI- Guides at Canyon de Chelly?
9/17/17 1:53 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Hawk-a-Palooza
9/17/17 8:19 am Jeremy Medina <jmedina1...> Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Buenos Aires NWR spoonbills
 
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Date: 10/17/17 9:10 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Sweetwater Wetlands - Tennessee Warbler
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Mark Stevenson called to report a Tennessee Warbler this morning (7:15am on
10/17) along the stream feature at Sweetwater Wetlands.

thanks Mark!

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

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Date: 10/17/17 8:59 am
From: Larry <oldbirdbum...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ - Buenos Aires NWR - Pectoral Sandpiper
Birders:


Grebe Pond, and adjoining Aguirre Lake (when it has water), are classic migrant traps in the long, dry Altar Valley. This fall there has been sufficient water to bring in the birds. and the show still continues. Yesterday 58 avian taxa were recorded in 3 hours at BANWR, most around Grebe Pond which still has plenty of water. The highlight for me was a PECTORAL SANDPIPER hanging with 4 Greater Yellowlegs. There was also a Taiga Merlin that kept swooping in over the pond, once unsuccessfully diving on the GRYE group. The Pec was last seen flying west along the north shore of the pond, presumably going to the canal west of the pond which still has wide and shallow water. Earlier I had seen 6 Long-billed Dowitcher there. Other birds still moving through: Swainson's Hawk, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, but no warblers except the Yellow-rumps which are now common in the mesquite around the pond.


Larry Norris
Tucson, Arizona

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Date: 10/16/17 9:52 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County Varied Thrush & Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (16 Oct 2017)
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Date: 10/16/17 9:32 pm
From: Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Wood Duck, Granite Reef Rec. Area
ooo! i'm using both of those next time i'm in the field

slaty white bill
ivory billed mudpecker

LOL thanks for the laugh!

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 12:59 PM, Walt Anderson <geolobo...>
wrote:

> How do you tell a Slaty White-bill from an Ivory-billed Mudpecker?
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "James Taylor" <jimmitaylor1...>
> To: <aznmbirds...>
> Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 12:53:18 PM
> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Wood Duck, Granite Reef Rec. Area
>
> Birders, the drake (handsome!) was upstream in the emergent vegetation as
> the river bends to the northeast. A scope was needed. Time of observation:
> 8:10 am.
> Also a number of Am. Widgeon were present with the already numerous Slaty
> White-bills - er, I mean coots.
>
> Happy birding!
>
> Jim Taylor
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Date: 10/16/17 7:38 pm
From: Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Midtown Tucson - Red-breasted Nuthatch
This morning at 7:45, we had a Red-breasted Nuthatch at our water
feature. Took a brief drink before it flew up into the mesquite, then
disappeared.

We've had one other sighting here a few years ago (or maybe two sightings
in a couple of days). Pretty cool bird for the yard (near Fort Lowell
Park).

Happy Birding!

Jim and Rosie Watts
Tucson, Arizona

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Date: 10/16/17 7:11 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 10/16/2017
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
October 16, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for October 16, 2017 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.

For photos of rarities and directions to some birding sites, check
http://sites.google.com/site/oldenettelspage or the New Mexico Rarities
Group on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/nmrarities/. NMOS is now 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):
Anna’s Hummingbird (Luna)
Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cibola)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Curry)
YELLOW-BILLED LOON (Mora)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
CAROLINA WREN (Socorro)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)
TENNESSEE WARBLER (Bernalillo)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Los Alamos)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Roosevelt)


BERNALILLO County:
--Sandstrom reported a TENNESSEE WARBLER at Tingley Beach October 14. It
was seen along the western edge of the northmost pond.

CIBOLA County:
--Chris Roberts reported up to three (male, female, and immature) at his
Cibola County home October 6 to October 13. Contact him for more info
<cleeroberts...>

CURRY County:
--Parmeter and Oldenettel reported three, an adult and two juvenile,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS at the Clovis WWTP August 19. One continued to
October 13.

HIDALGO County:
--Webster and Rowlett reported a RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW in Guadalupe Canyon
May 13. One were present in the canyon for Szabat August 27.

LOS ALAMOS County:
--Reeves reported a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER at his Los Alamos home October
14.

LUNA County:
--Egelhoff reported an ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD at the Mountain View Cemetery
October 14.

MORA County:
--Mowbray and Osterhouse reported a YELLOW-BILLED LOON at Charette Lakes
October 15.

SIERRA County:
--Oldenettel reported hearing the GREAT KISKADEE at Percha Dam Recreation
Area September 4. It heard south of the playground. Cleary photographed it
September 21 above the dam and it continued to October 7.

RIO ARRIBA County:
--NOTE: There is a $5 entrance fee to bird at Ohkay Owingeh Lakes.

ROOSEVELT County:
--Nieman reported a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER at the Melrose Trap
October 14.

SOCORRO County:
--CAROLINA WRENS are currently at various locations at Bosque del Apache
NWR; the 90 degree turn on the Seasonal Rd and most recently near the
Boardwalk Lagoon.

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Date: 10/16/17 1:00 pm
From: Walt Anderson <geolobo...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Wood Duck, Granite Reef Rec. Area
How do you tell a Slaty White-bill from an Ivory-billed Mudpecker?



----- Original Message -----
From: "James Taylor" <jimmitaylor1...>
To: <aznmbirds...>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 12:53:18 PM
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Wood Duck, Granite Reef Rec. Area

Birders, the drake (handsome!) was upstream in the emergent vegetation as the river bends to the northeast. A scope was needed. Time of observation: 8:10 am.
Also a number of Am. Widgeon were present with the already numerous Slaty White-bills - er, I mean coots.

Happy birding!

Jim Taylor
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Date: 10/16/17 12:53 pm
From: James Taylor <jimmitaylor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Wood Duck, Granite Reef Rec. Area
Birders, the drake (handsome!) was upstream in the emergent vegetation as the river bends to the northeast. A scope was needed. Time of observation: 8:10 am.
Also a number of Am. Widgeon were present with the already numerous Slaty White-bills - er, I mean coots.

Happy birding!

Jim Taylor
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Date: 10/16/17 12:35 pm
From: Jay Miller <arizonajay23...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Miller House of Mesa - Dark-eyed Junco, 10-16.
October birding has been strong, keeping up with September's pace which ended at 72. Record here for October is 75, so there is something to go for.

A few good birds came in in September that still remain or. Green-tailed Towhee first arrived 9-15, showed 5 days in September, and 14 days in October so far, they may be gone. Lincoln and White-crowned (3 types) Sparrows arrived 9-18, Yellow-rumped Warbler and House Wren 9-26, and Song Sparrow 9-30. The House Wren may be the same as last Winter which remained to very late March. The Song Sparrow was a new yardbird last Fall when I also got a second one. This bird looks like it might Winter (seen every day) if I don't whack-down some jungle for a garden! The juv. male American Redstart seen for 2 days never reappeared.

Best birds so far for October are; Northern Shoveler 10-9., Harris's Hawk 10-10., Red-breasted Nuthatch and Lesser Nighthawk 10-13., female Merlin 10-14., and today, juv.male Northern Cardinal and a Dark-eyed Junco. Junco is interesting. Intergrade something like Gray-headed X Pink-sided. Just a little dark on ridge of upper mandible. 61 so far for October.

Due to some major interruptions I didn't do a Vaux's Swift survey this Fall. I average around 80, saw only 3 this year. May be my first year ever that I miss one in October!

Good Birding!

Jay Miller
Mesa, Az


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Date: 10/16/17 10:34 am
From: Jay Wilbur <jwilbur...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Southern NM _ Lewis's Woodpecker in Dona Ana County




The local montane irruption continues with 2 Lewis's Woodpecker at the La Cueva area of Dripping Springs Natural Area. A photo is at

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39957537
&nbsp;

Jay Wilbur
Las Cruces, NM
&nbsp;





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Date: 10/16/17 10:08 am
From: Caleb Strand <strandcaleb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Gillespie Dam ROSEATE SPOONBILL (continuing - 10/16/17)
Hi All,
After seeing an eBird report late last night of a Roseate Spoonbill reported at Gillespie Dam I made plans to get up pre-dawn and book it in hopes of the bird still being present. Well it ends up that I made a wise decision and lifered on my Maricoper ROSP! After spotting the bird in the distance feeding below the dam it soon after took off and flew south. Don't loose hope though as it wouldn't be unusual for the spoonbill to come back after "looking around" a bit, however, it's hard to tell if it's gone for good or not...
Overall an awesome morning, getting a very much so wanted lifer, however, the spoonbill wasn't as beautiful as the lady whom I ran into while searching for the bird!
CalebBuckeye, AZ
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Date: 10/15/17 6:10 pm
From: Mark Krenitsky <mkrenitsky...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP - 15 October 2017
Four Sierra Vista birders participated in the Sierra Vista EOP walk this
morning. Starting an hour later certainly appeared to affect the bird
sightings. It wasn't that hot when we started, but things slowed down the
last hour.

We ended up with 45 species of birds, few shorebirds, but a good number of
duck species.

Highlights included:

8 species of ducks, with the standout being a single Pintail.

A covey of Gambel's Quail(10).

One Cooper's Hawk that buzzed the viewing platform.

Two Northen Harriers

One Western and four Least Sandpipers

A Common Ground-Dove

A single Tree Swallow

4 American Pipits

One Green-tailed Towhee

And 150 Yellow-headed Blackbirds.

Mark Krenitsky
Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 10/15/17 12:25 pm
From: <Birdsounds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Purple Finch photographed and Sage Thrasher seen Moyza Ranch Road, AZ
This morning, 15 October 2017, about 8 am, I observed from my property a
Sage Thrasher near my neighbor's freshly-cut field at the end of Moyza Ranch
Road, about 11 miles west of Amado. Later in the morning, around 11:45, I
photographed a male and female Purple Finch at my seed feeders, feeding
with House Finches, so I got a good comparison of both species. All the
birds at the feeder were soon frightened away by a visiting Greater Roadrunner.

Kathy Groschupf at "TimBuckTwo"
Moyza Ranch Road, halfway between Amado and Arivaca, AZ
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Date: 10/15/17 11:25 am
From: Glenn Klingler <alala70...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Havasu Heights Cassin's Finch and American Robin, 10-15-17
I observed a male Cassin's Finch and an American Robin just minutes apart at my feeders this morning in Havasu Heights. Both birds were drinking from the bird bath.


Best,


Glenn Klingler

Lake Havasu City, AZ

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Date: 10/15/17 9:12 am
From: Brian Jones <ravenwolf121...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Dark-eyed Junco near El Rio Open Space/Coachline Gravel Pit
This isn't highly unusual, but certainly not common . . ., a Dark-eyed
Junco has showed up at my yard near El Rio Open Space the past two days. I
wouldn't be surprised if he's hanging out at El Rio as well. It's not a new
species for El Rio, but it is a new yard bird for me, putting my yard list
at 111.



For the birds!

Brian Jones
Tucson, AZ
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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: 10/15/17 8:57 am
From: Luke Safford <saffordluke...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Chestnut-sided Warbler at Sweetwater Wetlands
Hey all,

We are at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson looking at a Chestnut-sided Warbler. In between the two loop trails on the south side.

Luke Safford

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Date: 10/15/17 7:28 am
From: Troy Corman <aplomado...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CE AZ: Morgan City Wash Area - Hooded Warbler, Golden-crowned Kinglet, etc.
Visited Morgan City Wash yesterday (14 Oct.), which is just below Lake
Pleasant. As would be expected for mid-October, there were a number of
lingering late migrants, arriving wintering birds, and a few avian gems
that are rare and irregular at this location. Among the seven warbler
species, late lingerers included a TOWNSEND'S and a HERMIT, but the real
highlight was a bright juvenile HOODED WARBLER. The latter a third record
for this location with all coming from early to mid-October.

Among the increasing numbers of RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, I discovered a
flighty GOLDEN-CROWNED. Also in the irregular category for this site were a
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH and SAGEBRUSH SPARROW, as well as single flyover,
calling PINE SISKIN and LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH. Also noted my first of fall
lowland DARK-EYED JUNCO, a Pink-sided.

Full eBird checklist can be viewed at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39932417

Hope to see you in the field...and next weekend's AZFO meeting in
Cottonwood!

Troy Corman
Phoenix, AZ

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Date: 10/14/17 5:46 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County Rufous-backed Robin, Surf Scoter, Palm Warbler
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Date: 10/14/17 5:45 pm
From: Jay Miller <arizonajay23...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Mesa, Coons Bluff - Bridled Titmouse, Red-naped Sapsucker 10-14.
A short hike up river from Coon Bluff provided a few good birds. My favorite was a Bridled Titmouse fairly close to a working Red-naped Sapsucker. They were in a stretch of Cottonwoods along an old river course about a quarter mile up stream.

Jay Miller
Mesa, Az
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Date: 10/14/17 5:45 pm
From: Gordon Lewis <ranchogulag...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Whitewater Draw
Visited at sunset. Sandhill Cranes are in about 200. Thousands of Yellow
Headed Blackbirds. 50 + Long billed Curlews. 100 + Ibis. Franklins Gull. Very
nice sun set. Perfect Weather.

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Date: 10/14/17 5:45 pm
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 10-14-2017
Black-bellied Plover between 1&6

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix Az

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Date: 10/14/17 5:45 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 October 2017
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on October 13, 2017; the next update will be made on
October 20. Phone your reports to 520-629-0510 X 3, or email to
rarebirdalert AT tucsonaudubon.org.

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

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

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

SPECIES MENTIONED IN THIS REPORT INCLUDE:
#Lucifer Hummingbird
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Rufous-backed Robin
#Magnolia Warbler
#Ovenbird
#Louisiana Waterthrush
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
#Painted Bunting
#Dickcissel

An impressive number of Cassin's Finches have been reported this week in
mountains in the region, and several other montane species have been
reported in the valleys.

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In Carr Canyon, the *TUFTED FLYCATCHER continued at the Reef Townsite CG on
10/13 (Bruce Berman) on the north side of the campground along the drainage
behind the bathrooms (near campsite #9).
#LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS continued at Ash Canyon B&B this week through 10/13
(Mary Jo Ballator).
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD was reported in a Hereford yard on 10/8 (Robert
Weissler).
At the San Pedro House, a #LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH continued along the San
Pedro River this week (m.ob.) between trail markers #7 and #8. A #PAINTED
BUNTING continued on 10/8 near marker #6 (John Broz). A #GREEN KINGFISHER
was photographed in 10/7 (Rob Woodward) and continued on 10/11 (John Broz)
near marker #6. A #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN was reported at #7 on 10/8 (William
& Beth Clark).
In Miller Canyon, two *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS were reported again from the
Miller Canyon Trail on 10/10 (Ken Blankenship).
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
this week on 10/10 and 10/11 (Rob Woodward, Ken Blankenship) 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.

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Florida Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/AAzD6), *RUFOUS-CAPPED
WARBLERS continued on 10/8 (Gordon Karre) in the West Fork past 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.

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), #BLACK-CAPPED
GNATCATCHERS continued this week on 10/6 (Alan Schmierer) at the east end
along the Birding Trail.
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD was reported again at the Paton Center for
Hummingbirds on 10/9 and continued through 10/13 (m.ob.).

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A #PAINTED BUNTING continued along the Santa Cruz River at Santa Gertrudis
Lane this week (m.ob.). Remember to park along the frontage road and walk
in.
An #OVENBIRD was reported from the De Anza Trail at Clark Crossing Rd on
10/8 (Jim Clark). Two #PAINTED BUNTINGS were reported on 10/9 (m.ob.).
A #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER was reported from Puerto Canyon northwest of
Tubac on 10/9 (Keith Kamper, Patty Tersey). From I-19, take the Chaves
Siding exit (#40) and turn right/west and then immediately right/north onto
the frontage road. In about 0.2 miles, turn left/west onto the good dirt
road. This takes you along Puerto Canyon and in 5.2 miles to Puerto
Spring. There are no signs along the way to Puerto Spring, but staying on
the main road should get you there. Map: http://goo.gl/fRAa4A

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD continued on 10/12 (Rick Taylor) in a yard in
Whitetail Canyon.
A #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN was photographed along S. Rock House Rd on 10/13
(Michael Emenaker).
A #MAGNOLIA WARBLER was reported along Turkey Creek on 10/12 (Lori Conrad).

LAS CIENEGAS NCA
A #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN was photographed near the Empire Gulch trailhead at
the Empire Ranch Headquarters and a female #PAINTED BUNTING was at the
Cottonwood Tanks on 10/9 (Bill Lisowsky).

TUCSON area
A #DICKCISSEL was photographed near the main library at the University of
Arizona on 10/10 (Max Leibowitz).

AMADO
Two Brown Pelicans continued at the Amado STP this week (m.ob.).


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

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

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

EL RIO OPEN SPACE PRESERVE/COACHLINE GRAVEL PIT - park in the paved lot in
the southwest corner or along the south edge near the berm. Annotated map:
http://goo.gl/5vIQSb

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.

BENSON - the Benson Birding Trail is no longer accessible as the property
is under new ownership.

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.

BAIRD'S SPARROW HILL AND THE VACA RANCH CORRAL in the San Rafael Valley is
off limits to birders due to the thoughtless actions of a few birders. DO
NOT ENTER THE PROPERTY. A sign has been posted previously stating that
"stopping within 0.25 mile of the corral is prohibited."

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

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: Closed.

CORONA DE TUCSON WRF: Closed.

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: 10/14/17 5:45 pm
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] A little De Anza Walk
Hi birders: Went for a little walk along the De Anza Trail this morning both north and south of Santa Gertrudis Lane for about an hour. The birding landscape is changing as one would expect.

What seemed to be bunting central a couple of weeks ago down by the river is now hosting a number of sparrow species: Song, Lincoln, Rufous winged, Lark, and White crowned. Lucy's and Yellow rumped, ( Audubon ) Warbler were also noted.

Up in the sky, a Common Black Hawk was riding the thermals, as were many Turkey Vultures, and a couple of Blacks, kettling and appearing to be heading south. Generally pretty quiet, but then I didn't stay that long. Cheers, Thor


Thor Manson

Green Valley.

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Date: 10/14/17 5:45 pm
From: Norman Woodley <normwoodley...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: San Pedro House.....Green Kingfisher & Louisiana Waterthrush continue
We saw the Louisiana Waterthrush at San Pedro House around marker 6 along
the river, foraging along a gravelly shore. The female Green Kingfisher
was seen a little north of marker 8 perched along the bank of the area
where there is a fairly large expanse of open water with a log jam at the
north end, around 11 am. Also good views of one adult and one juvenile
Sora at the pond.


Norm Woodley
Hereford, AZ

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Date: 10/13/17 6:51 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Bill Will Delta and Parker area
Today, 13 Oct, I birded some spots around Parker, while I had decent numbers of birds the only birds of interest were 2 continuing AMERICAN REDSTARTS at Ahakhav Tribal Preserve an adult male and a young bird/female presumably same birds found by McCreedy early in the week. Also had a new Red-breasted Nuthatch, a good year for them across the west.


A scan of the Bill Williams arm of Lake Havasu I had 11 early Lesser Scaup, an adult FRANKLIN's GULL (rare in fall) and an astonishing 1050 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES in a single flock off Havasu Springs Resort. In a quick check this is the highest count I could find for the state in fall and the second highest count overall.


Late report but on 9 Oct I had a new CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at Rotary Park, Lake Havasu City. Good birding


David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City

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Date: 10/13/17 6:46 pm
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Canyon B&B
Several CASSIN’S FINCHES were around today. We also got nice side-by-side comparisons between PYRRHULOXIAS and N. CARDINALS. Two late-staying LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS (one female and one young male) seen this afternoon. Other hummers are lots of ANNA’S, with a sprinkling of BROAD-BILLEDS, RIVOLI’S, BROAD-TAILEDS, and RUFOUS/ALLEN’S. Daily, more and more YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS are joining the WHITE-CROWNED and CHIPPING SPARROWS. Most early mornings, I see between one and three SCOTT’S ORIOLES (with at least one mature male) coming in for suet. Lots of other stuff, too — pretty much the usual.

Mary Jo

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Ash Canyon B&B
5255 E. Spring Road
Hereford, AZ 85615
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Date: 10/13/17 4:57 pm
From: Bruce Berman <bruce919...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE/AZ: Tufted Flycatcher still around
Hi Folks,

Yes, that little squirt Tufted Flycatcher is still at the Reef Campground (the first you come to) in Carr Canyon, Hereford just south of Sierra Vista on State Route 92.

I haven't been around for a while and took a friend up there hoping (and he also needed an Olive Warbler, of which there were many). Found the TUFC just west of the bathrooms, but he was all over the place, vocalizing and chasing multiple species.

Bird On!
Bruce Berman
Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 10/13/17 4:31 pm
From: Darlene <dsmyth3...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Catalina, WOW migrants
In the amazing setting of masses of flowering plants, butterflies of every description, and resident birds, were returning wintering birds and migrating birds: White-crowned Sparrows, Green-tailed Towhee, and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds. Inca Doves are present, a family of Harris’s Hawks with one clever youngster who has learned how to “hunt the feeders” was awesome, and watching the intimate lives of the resident birds as they showered in groups of mixed species was fabulous. This is not an area where one has merely a quick glance at a species, but one gets to really see field marks and the amazing colors that are often missed in the field. The blue of Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay changes with light and shadow, the metallic coloring on the Greater Roadrunner’s tail is readily observed, and a sopping wet male Pyrrhuloxia, puffed in the sunlight is a sight not to forget!

For a limited time, with your entry donation, CJ will give you a new free feeder! A local company, knowing WOW Arizona is a non-profit organization, was changing out its stock for the winter season and donated these feeders to WOW. CJ will share with you as he wants you to experience the wonderful outdoor world. By the way, this property is physically easy to bird with lots of seating, shade, etc. so for those with some physical limitations, it is ideal. (Feel free to email me off list for accessibility information).

Good Birding!
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Date: 10/13/17 3:18 pm
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 10-13-2017
Also a Forster's Tern in basin #2

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 10/13/17 1:02 pm
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 10-13-2017
Black-bellied Plover on the south bank of #6.

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 10/13/17 9:31 am
From: Diana Doyle <diana...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Carr Peak Scores of Cassin's Finches
The finch invasion was in full force yesterday, when my husband and I hiked Carr Peak in the Huachucas. As we came up to the bald peak summit, a flock of about 50 Cassin’s Finches took off. Throughout the area, from about 8,800’ up, they seemed to be everywhere, flying overhead, calling, with some bare trees having as many as 30 perched on the dead twigs.

Diana Doyle
Cochise County
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Date: 10/12/17 7:37 pm
From: W MCCRADY <wmccrady...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Partially leucistic or Krider's Red-tailed Hawk in Apache County (AZ)
Greetings, Birders!

Were passing through eastern Arizona and had a chance to do some quick birding this evening while looking for elk. After birding at Nelson Reservoir on Hwy 180 north of Nutrioso, we headed back south. We soon spotted a very white buteo perched on a power pole. The light was going but I got a few so-so photos that are posted on eBird here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39869356 Its interesting to note that there was another report on eBird, with photos, of partially leucistic or Kriders Red-tailed Hawks in Nutrioso in February of 2015. We wont have a chance to return but hope that some local birders will go check out this bird in better light and get some nice photos to share.

Wendy McCrady
Alpine, AZ (currently on the road)

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Date: 10/12/17 7:30 pm
From: Lori <lconrad6853...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Magnolia Warbler in the Chiricahuas
Hi all,



This afternoon we had a Magnolia Warbler in a small mixed flock at the
Turkey Creek junction in the Chiricahuas. It was travelling with a large
group of Bridled Titmice & Ruby-crowned Kinglets, plus a smattering of
Mexican Chickadees.



Lori & Mark Conrad

Portal, AZ


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Date: 10/12/17 11:49 am
From: <bncthay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Mt Lemmon Juniper Titmouse
The Juniper Titmouse was still present this morning (October 12) at Gordon Hirabayashi RA/Prison Camp (Mt. Lemmon). As reported by Mark Stevenson on 10/6 the bird was foraging in trees near the campground restrooms


Craig Thayer
Tucson

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Date: 10/12/17 9:00 am
From: Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lucifer, Rivoli's, and late migrants at the Paton Center
Good morning, fellow birders.

This morning is the second consecutive day a female Lucifer Hummingbird was
seen visiting the feeders at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds in
Patagonia. The bird was also seen on Monday morning, working between the
set of feeders marked "Z" and the set of feeders adjacent to the meadow
garden pond. All sightings have occurred before 9:00 am and the bird has
not been recorded, to my knowledge, in the afternoon hours.

A female Rivoli's Hummingbird continues, seeming to favor the pair of
feeders marked "X." The bird visits these feeders infrequently, perhaps at
30-minute intervals, so the suggestion is to be patient and enjoy the
variety of other birds visiting the water feature.

We're experiencing a nice overlap of recently-arrived winter
residents--White-crowned and Lincoln's Sparrows, Green-tailed Towhee, and
Pyrrhuloxia--and late fall migrants, including: Wilson's Warbler, Lazuli
Bunting, and Blue Grosbeak.

Early and late in the day have been the best times for viewing all species.
Overall, hummingbird numbers have decreased significantly and the influx of
winter resident Anna's Hummingbirds is more apparent by the day.

This week is the Patagonia Fall Festival, which runs Friday to Sunday and
draws 15,000 visitors over the course of the weekend. Parking in the
vicinity of restaurants, shops, and Patagonia Town Park will be
challenging, if you choose to visit. Likewise, we're expecting a spike in
the number of both birding and non-birding visitors at the Paton Center.
Please be patient and respectful with regards to parking at our small site;
do not use the neighbors' driveway as a turnaround or pull-through. You can
easily make a u-turn by passing the cattle guard on Blue Heaven Road,
allowing you to park in the shade along the fence line.

Please remember that the Paton Center operation depends on the generosity
of visitors. Thank you for considering a contribution to the on-site Sugar
Fund. No smoking, off-leash pets, or flash photography is allowed at the
Paton Center. We hope to see you soon!

Best regards,
Jonathan

PS> If you didn't catch the Paton Center's recent segment on Arizona Public
Media's *Arizona Illustrated*, here's the link:

https://tv.azpm.org/p/azill-recent/2017/10/10/118008-the-paton-center/



Jonathan E. Lutz
Paton Center Coordinator
Tucson Audubon Society
(520) 415-6447
tucsonaudubon.org

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Date: 10/11/17 11:08 pm
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ/NM: Chiricahua Mtns., AZ/Rodeo, NM
From October 8-9, 2017, I camped with my dad in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona (Cochise County), staying in Sunny Flat Campground in Cave Creek Canyon and visiting Barfoot Park, Southwestern Research Station (SWRS), South Fork, and Portal. As noted by Richard Webster and RoseAnn Rowlett over the same period, several montane species are irrupting farther south this fall, including dozens of CASSIN’S FINCHES and PINE SISKINS in the higher elevations. We also found a couple of lower elevation RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES at Sunny Flat and South Fork, with several at Barfoot Park that may have been local residents and/or migrants. Several MEXICAN CHICKADEES and RED CROSSBILLS were also found around Barfoot Park and we spotted migrant SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS and an AMERICAN KESTREL flying over. The aspens are turning golden along the crest of the mountains, yet several flowering plant species are still blooming and many butterflies, especially painted ladies, were still present at high elevations. YELLOW-EYED JUNCOS have begun to descend into lower elevations and DARK-EYED JUNCOS have started to arrive. In reverse of downslope movements, a male PYRRHULOXIA was present both days at Sunny Flat.

The only owl species I heard was a ‘MOUNTAIN’ NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at dawn the first morning, although my dad thought he also heard a WHISKERED SCREECH-OWL the previous night. Hummingbirds are still around, including BLUE-THROATED, RIVOLI’S (MAGNIFICENT), ANNA’S, RUFOUS, BROAD-TAILED, and possibly a female CALLIOPE (the latter at Sunny Flat; I need to look over the photos I took again). Other migrants besides those noted above included RED-NAPED SAPSUCKERS, HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER, PLUMBEOUS and CASSIN’S VIREOS, VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS, OLIVE WARBLERS, several wood-warbler species (ORANGE-CROWNED, YELLOW-RUMPED ‘Audubon’s' and ‘Myrtle’, TOWNSEND’S, and WILSON’S), a few sparrow species (CHIPPING, LINCOLN’S, and WHITE-CROWNED), and LAZULI BUNTING. One SUMMER and a few HEPATIC TANAGERS were lingering. Our best non-bird sighting of the trip was a *Ringtail* that visited our camp the second night.

On my way back home on Monday afternoon, I first birded along Stateline Rd. and Willow Tank between Portal, AZ, and Rodeo, New Mexico (Hidalgo County). Several CASSIN’S and fewer WESTERN KINGBIRDS were found along Stateline Rd. and perched on shrubs and fences near Willow Tank. At the circular farm field at the northwest corner of Stateline Rd. and Sulphur Canyon Rd. there were at least 21 SWAINSON’S HAWKS spread out sitting on the ground. Dozens of WHITE-CROWNED, VESPER, and BREWER’S SPARROWS were found near Willow Tank, with fewer numbers of SAVANNAH, LARK, and LINCOLN’S SPARROWS, and one LARK BUNTING. Waterbirds at Willow Tank were limited to seven CINNAMON TEAL, ~10 AMERICAN COOTS, and a calling VIRGINIA RAIL. Other highlights included single SAGE and BENDIRE’S THRASHERS.

In the late afternoon at Chiricahua Desert Museum near Rodeo, NM, a surprise was a male BELTED KINGFISHER hanging out around the tiny wetlands.

Good birding,

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ



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Date: 10/11/17 4:19 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] exploring around Buenos Aires NWR
Coyote alarm clock got me up a bit early and I headed down to Buenos Aires NWR on a bit of a fool’s mission to look into a couple of previous eBird reports of Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls. Didn’t feel very confident here but thought it would give me a chance to explore a couple of areas where I had not been into before. First headed to Carpenter Tank in Lopez Wash, an eBird hotspot but with only a couple of previous lists. Road in is great, very sedan-worthy. While the surrounding area doesn’t look very promising, for instance no saguaro’s, there are some big trees in this drainage and a lot of diverse vegetation near the man-made water tank. Nothing much at the tank itself, a small herd of deer getting a drink, but the rest of the area was pretty birdy, in particular some large seedy, weed patches with a number of small passerines, LAZULI BUNTINGS, HOUSE FINCHES, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS. In general, I think this area is worth a look whenever you are down this way, could be a good stop-over point for transients as well as numerous residents. Negatory on the FePO this visit, however.

I then headed north to another wash, San Luis Wash, which again had some larger trees, but not as much associated vegetation and was not as birdy as well. Again, struck out on the FePO but thought the area had some potential, although I otherwise didn’t think it was as interesting from a birding perspective as the Carpenter Tank area. In both areas, I thought it was interesting that playing a tape of FePO didn’t get that much of a rise out of the other local birds but playing Rich Hoyer’s signature Winter Scold Mix (Western Screech-Owl) immediately drew in a number of species spoiling for a fight?

On my way out, stopped at Aguirre Lake. No spoonbills of course, the most interesting find was a flock of ~30 EARED GREBES.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 10/11/17 3:55 pm
From: David Pearson <dpearson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt south of Globe_Clark's Nutcrackers
Gordon Karre, Darrel Wilder and I birded the Pinal Mt. area for six and a half hours today (11 Oct.) and found 71 species. The most interesting were late fall records for Cassin's Vireo and Townsend's Warbler and the arrival of wintering birds including 9 FOX SPARROWS, numerous flocks of CASSIN'S FINCHES, and a huge flock of 13 CLARK'S NUTCRACKERS flying high over Russell Rd. toward the south.



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


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Date: 10/11/17 3:37 pm
From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] McCown's and Chestnut-collared Longspurs, Lonesome Valley
Two McCown's and five Chestnut-collared, but likely more individuals of
each present in the area, especially CCLO.

Felipe

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Date: 10/11/17 2:33 pm
From: Sally Johnsen <empidonax...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] New Elegant Trogon family in the Santa Rita's
Today Barb Haymond and I took a hike into the Santa Rita Mountains, we
went up the Old Baldy Trail and down the Super Trail. It was really
quiet lower down but birding picked up nearer to Josephine Saddle seeing
many Acorn Woodpeckers, N Flickers, Yellow-eyed Junco's, Spotted Towees,
Hermet Thrushes and Ruby-crowned Kinglets for some. On the way down when
we reached Sprung Spring there was a noisy flock of Steller's Jays which
are unusual for the Santa Rita's. About two thirds of the way down where
the trail runs along the top of a small canyon to your left we found two
very newly fledged Elegant Trogons with the male Trogon busy feeding
them huge caterpillers, we watched this for about half an hour and never
did see the female Trogon but might have just missed her. It was a
perfect place for Trogons, with the creek still running and lots of
sycamore trees, other birds we saw in the same area were: Hepatic
Tanager, Bridled Titmouse, Yellow-eyed Junco, Arizona Woodpecker, N
Flicker, Red-naped Sapsucker and more. This area is about a half hour's
walk up from the top parking lot on the Super Trail, it was about noon
when we saw the birds and we put a pile if rocks on a bigger rock to the
left of the trail. Does anybody know if this is some kind of record for
Trogons to fledge? maybe it is a second batch?

Happy birding,

Sally Johnsen

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Date: 10/11/17 2:19 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SWEETWATER CAR CLOUT TODAY
Larry -- Was the break in reported to the police? If they're all reported,
there might be some actions taken to prevent them

Betsy Checchia
Tucson

On Oct 11, 2017 12:02 PM, "Larry" <oldbirdbum...> wrote:

> FYI, there was another car break-in at Sweetwater Wetlands parking lot
> this morning while the TAS walk was going on. All Sweetwater visitors
> should remember to not leave any valuables in their cars or in view on the
> seat. The city should put up warning signs to say the same, just like
> motels and shopping areas do.
>
>
> Lots of good birds, in spite of the wind. A close Great Horned Owl
> surprised many. One CEDAR WAXWING (when do you ever see just one Cedar
> Waxwing?) was probably the star of the show.
>
>
> Larry Norris
> Tucson, Arizona
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Date: 10/11/17 12:57 pm
From: Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] SWEETWATER CAR CLOUT TODAY
I was there on Sunday and noticed the previous glass has not been cleaned up
either. This is really a shame, they need security cameras there, who can we
contact to request that? Breakins can happen even when no valuables are in
sight, thieves think they might find something hidden.

Marcia (Tucson, AZ)

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[mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Larry
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Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWEETWATER CAR CLOUT TODAY



FYI, there was another car break-in at Sweetwater Wetlands parking lot this
morning while the TAS walk was going on. All Sweetwater visitors should
remember to not leave any valuables in their cars or in view on the seat.
The city should put up warning signs to say the same, just like motels and
shopping areas do.




Lots of good birds, in spite of the wind. A close Great Horned Owl
surprised many. One CEDAR WAXWING (when do you ever see just one Cedar
Waxwing?) was probably the star of the show.





Larry Norris
Tucson, Arizona

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Date: 10/11/17 12:55 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Sierra Vista, Green Kingfisher Continues
We had a February sized crowd for the 2nd Wednesday Bird Walk. The Louisiana Waterthrush was seen at the River between posts #7 and 8 by most of the folks in Richard Bansberg's group and 6 or 7 people saw the Green Kingfisher at the River on the way out at post post #6. Both groups spent time at post #6 earlier looking unsuccessfully for the Painted Bunting.

Both groups had good luck seeing Virginia Rails at Kingfisher Pond. The Western Screech Owl near the Bookstore was out only before the walk started. Lots of sharp eyeballs produced 64 species.

The Forth Saturday Bird Walk scheduled for October 28 has been cancelled. The BLM is closing the parking lot for tree trimming near the Bookstore for up to three weeks starting Monday, October 16th.

John Broz
Sierra Vista



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Date: 10/11/17 12:02 pm
From: Larry <oldbirdbum...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWEETWATER CAR CLOUT TODAY
FYI, there was another car break-in at Sweetwater Wetlands parking lot this morning while the TAS walk was going on. All Sweetwater visitors should remember to not leave any valuables in their cars or in view on the seat. The city should put up warning signs to say the same, just like motels and shopping areas do.


Lots of good birds, in spite of the wind. A close Great Horned Owl surprised many. One CEDAR WAXWING (when do you ever see just one Cedar Waxwing?) was probably the star of the show.


Larry Norris
Tucson, Arizona

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Date: 10/11/17 9:26 am
From: <beattysguestranch...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CAS is closed; Feeders at Gazebo

The 2 days and nights of high winds sent our Hummingbirds down hill or south;
we still have feeders at our house and the Gazebo; we have seen Rufous, Rivoli's,
Broad-billed, and Anna's feeding when the sun comes over the hill and in the evening.
Usually one or two will stay all winter, moving down hill if it gets stormy
or too cold. Edith Beatty

It is Apple picking time at Beatty's.

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Date: 10/11/17 8:08 am
From: Rick Steenberg <rick.steenberg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tufted Flycatcher
The continuing Tufted Flycatcher at Reef Townsite Campground, Carr Canyon, AZ. was observed on 10/10/17, approximately 70-200 yards down drainage behind campsite #9. Bird was observed from 12:30pm to 1:00pm.


Rick Steenberg

Patagonia, AZ.

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Date: 10/10/17 9:07 pm
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] The cold front in Yuma County
Good evening! Beginning sometime Sunday night, the winds turned and
ripped out of the north here in Yuma County. Monday after work, I visited
the west wetlands. Highlights included a hermit thrush, and a very
surprising BELLS SPARROW that I photographed at dusk.
This morning I managed a sick day, and went out to Aztec and worked
my way home. Highlights from the feedlot included the continuing marsh Wren
migrant, Pine siskins, Vermillion flycatcher, but far fewer warblers and
sparrows then on Sunday. Also, only least sandpipers for shorebirds.
Things were much better in Dateland! The school and post office had
pine siskins. When I got to the date Grove, I immediately found a
RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER in the eucalyptus tree in the parking lot. Caleb
drove over from Paloma for the woodpecker. Our group then found the
empidonax flycatcher. Since my last post, several people have weighed in
with Id opinions. The debate is least versus dusky, currently five votes
for least and three for dusky! Photos are available if you wish to chime
in? I will be submitting all photos to the records committee for a final
decision once I figure out how.
I made several stops on the way home. Best find was a first of season
DUNLIN across the street from the solar ponds in a flooded agricultural
field. Most places I stopped had pine siskins today. Imagine only a week
ago I was going crazy trying to photograph one?

Back to work tomorrow,


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Date: 10/10/17 3:50 pm
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Dateland least flycatcher
Good afternoon! I wanted to get the word out while there is still
daylight… We found a likely LEAST FLYCATCHER in Dateland this morning. It
was actively forging in the role of oleanders in Mesquite across from the
parking area, eventually flying across the street to the larger eucalyptus
in front of the vacant building between the parking area and the gas
station. Caleb and I worked very diligently to obtain photos and try to
get a vocalization. The bird called only once: a low whit! call

I circulated photos as soon as I got home and was able to edit them.
I have eight available for anyone interested. Opinions thus far lean toward
least. It would be helpful to get photos in the sunshine that show the bird
from the back, something I tried very hard to do. Anyway, unlikely anyone
is going to be driving past Dateland, but just in case? I will post a
more definitive summary of today, the cold front has been awesome!

Heading back afield,


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Date: 10/10/17 12:43 pm
From: Rob Modica <azlrover...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Wood Ducks in Catron Co NM
Over the weekend we found two Wood Ducks in Glenwood NM in the ponds south of the Fish Hatchery.

Rob Modica & Jennie Conway
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Date: 10/10/17 7:38 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 10-10-2017
Black-bellied Plover hanging out around #6

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 10/9/17 6:47 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 10/9/2017
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
October 9, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for October 9, 2017 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.

For photos of rarities and directions to some birding sites, check
http://sites.google.com/site/oldenettelspage or the New Mexico Rarities
Group on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/nmrarities/. NMOS is now 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):
VAUX’S SWIFT (Luna)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (Curry, Roosevelt)
Sabine’s Gull (Bernalillo, De Baca, Mora)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Curry)
ROSEATE SPOONBILL (Los Alamos)
WHITE-TAILED HAWK (Torrance)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Bernalillo)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Eddy, Roosevelt)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
Tropical/Couch’s Kingbird (Dona Ana)
CAROLINA WREN (Socorro)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)
Magnolia Warbler (Roosevelt)
BLACKPOLL WARBLER (Roosevelt)
PINE WARBLER (Roosevelt)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Eddy, Roosevelt)
SCARLET TANAGER (Roosevelt)

BERNALILLO County:
--Morris reported a SABINE’S GULL in Albuquerque October 7. It was seen
south of the Alameda Bridge near the inflatable dam. It continued in the
area to October 9.

-- Morris reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK in the Albuquerque bosque July 4.
It was seen along the Calabacillas Arroyo west of the ditch trail about
100-200 yards south of Alameda. He reported the hawk in the same area again
on September 5 and it was seen by many to September 25.

CURRY County:
--Oldenettel reported finding three separate hummingbird feeders in the
town of Melrose with a total of roughly ten RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS
visiting them October 2.

--Beauprez reported up to six RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS at his Curry
County home September 30 to October 1. At least one continued to October
7.

--Parmeter and Oldenettel reported three, an adult and two juvenile,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS at the Clovis WWTP August 19. Two continued to
September 15.

DE BACA County:
--Foy reported a SABINE’S GULL at Sumner Lake October 7.

DONA ANA County:
--Egelhoff reported a TROPICAL/COUCH’S KINGBIRD at Leasburg Dam SP October
7.

EDDY County:
--Nieman and Jaremko-Wright reported a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER at
Rattlesnake Springs October 8.

HIDALGO County:
--Webster and Rowlett reported a RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW in Guadalupe Canyon
May 13. One were present in the canyon for Szabat August 27.

LOS ALAMOS County:
--Williams and Brown reported a fly over ROSEATE SPOONBILL in Los Alamos
near the just north of Water Canyon October 4.

LUNA County:
--Hawksworth reported two VAUX’S SWIFT at the Columbus WTP October 9.

MORA County:
--Jaremko-Wright reported a SABINE’S GULL at Wagon Mound Waterfowl Area
October 3.

SIERRA County:
--Oldenettel reported hearing the GREAT KISKADEE at Percha Dam Recreation
Area September 4. It heard south of the playground. Cleary photographed it
September 21 above the dam and it continued to October 7.

RIO ARRIBA County:
--NOTE: There is a $5 entrance fee to bird at Ohkay Owingeh Lakes.

ROOSEVELT County:
--Highlights at the Melrose Trap over the weekend (October 6-October 9)
Included a SCARLET TANAGER, PINE WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, continuing
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS. Foy reported a MAGNOLIA WARBLER there October
9.

SOCORRO County:
--CAROLINA WRENS are currently at various locations at Bosque del Apache
NWR; the 90 degree turn on the Seasonal Rd and most recently near the
Boardwalk Lagoon.

TORRANCE County:
--A WHITE-TAILED HAWK was reported at the Manzano Hawk Watch Site October
2. The possibility of a Variable Hawk has yet to be ruled out.

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Date: 10/9/17 5:55 pm
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Mohave and La Paz/ LCRV birding
Two Greater White-fronted Geese at dawn at Lake Havasu Rotary Park beach, a
Red-breasted Nuthatch in the pines.

At ‘Ahakhav in Parker two American Redstarts and a Black-and-White Warbler.

At Cibola Valley Conservation Area two Townsend’s Solitaires and a
Red-naped Sapsucker. The sapsucker is a juv and had little if any red in
the nape. I will post pictures with my checklist, it nonetheless seemed
cleaner than I would think a juv YBSA would look right now, with two
distinct rows of white markings down its back.

At the Cibola NWR a Bell’s Sparrow. Sandhill Cranes are back.

McCreedy
Tucson

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Date: 10/9/17 4:19 pm
From: Bill Lisowsky <ykswosil...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Las Cienegas NCA - Rufous-backed Robin and Painted Bunting
Mike Bearce and I went looking for birds and odes in Las Cienegas NCA north
of Sonoita this morning, and despite the strong but intermittent winds, we
managed a good list of both.

All morning we had lots of phoebes, kingbirds and sparrows to study along
the roadsides.

At our first stop, we hiked around the Empire headquarters area. We
followed the creek and found a Rufous-backed Robin very close to the Empire
Gulch trailhead. We saw it first getting water from the creek, and then
later feeding in a hackberry on the HQ side (west?) of the creek. Quite a
few birds were hunkered down in the many thickets along the creek, and the
arrival of our winter residents was obvious.

We briefly stopped at the Prairie Dog area but we failed to turn up any
Burrowing Owls. We then headed south and stopped at the Cottonwood Tanks
area which had a nice variety of birds. Lots of flowers are blooming along
the perimeter now. As we circled the tanks, a female Painted Bunting popped
up among the many warblers and sparrows.

Bird lists and photos will be uploaded to Ebird later today. 21 species of
odes.

Bill Lisowsky
Tubac, AZ

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Date: 10/9/17 4:13 pm
From: Richard Webster <webster.re...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Montane species in Chiricahua Region
Hi Folks:
Several reports have noted montane species on Mt. Lemmon and at valley
locations. Rose Ann Rowlett and I yesterday (8 October) went to Barfoot
Park in the Chiricahua Mtns. We saw two Lewis' Woodpeckers a few hundred
meters SE of Onion Saddle. We saw about 65 Cassin's Finches (mostly
feeding on White Fir cones) and 125 Pine Siskins (mostly Douglas Fir) and
more Sharp-shinned Hawks than normal (eating finches??) 2100-2500m along
the road. There were a few Red Crossbills (8), and a few more Red-breasted
Nuthatches than breed.
Today (9 October) in the Portal area there were 8 Cassin's Finches along
Silver Creek at 1500m, along with a male Williamson's Sapsucker (annual in
the Portal area). Pine Siskins have been feeding in composites at San
Simon Cienega since 4 October, but are not widespread in the lowlands.

Richard

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Date: 10/9/17 3:16 pm
From: Larry <oldbirdbum...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ - CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK - TUCSON
A Columbus Day bike ride by Christopher Columbus Park was coincidental on my part. From the bike trail I saw a lot of black and white patterns flashing back and forth across the lake. I turned aside to find a southbound flock of 31 AMERICAN AVOCET trying to find a place to a land and rest along the busy shoreline. I watched the flock from 1120 to 1135 and they never did land. Neither did the two FORSTER'S TERNS that were flying and diving during the same time frame.


Larry Norris
Tucson, Arizona

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Date: 10/9/17 12:46 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Sierra Vista, Green Kingfisher continues
I saw both the Green Kingfisher and the L. Waterthrush multiple times. This morning. The Waterthrush was at the River near post number 7 while the Kingfisher was at the River near post number 8.

The location of the posts is shown on the free maps available in the metal box in front of the Bookstore.

There will be a free bird walk this Wednesday, October 11th, at 8.

John Broz
Sierra Vista





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Date: 10/9/17 10:39 am
From: Celestyn Brozek <cbrozek...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Short-billed Dowitcher?
At Tramway wetlands in Albuquerque, west of the bridge, there are 3 dowitchers. 2 of them have tertials with rufous edges and some barring. I think they are Short billed, Celestyn

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On Oct 8, 2017, at 11:43, Bernard Morris <mtnbluebird...><mailto:<mtnbluebird...>> wrote:


This morning we had a juvenile Sabine’s Gull at the Calabacillas Arroyo. It was at the “fishing pier” right next to the inflatable dam. It did not fly, but seemed to be hunting for insects in the shallows. It was so close that at times it was out of sight under the bank. It also walked up onto the mudflats a bit. We observed it from 10:30-10:40. Pics are on eBird. We also had at least 200+ Stellar’s Jays streaming south along the river earlier in the morning.

A reminder - access via Alameda Blvd. is closed off due to the Balloon Fiesta. From the intersection of Paseo del Norte (NM 423) and Coors Blvd (NM 448) on the west side of town, go north a short way on Coors, then make a right onto Westside Drive and proceed to the parking lot next to the arroyo. Then walk north across the arroyo, and continue north along the dike trail for about 1/2 mile. Go east (right) at the large ramp down to the river where you can easily see the dam.

Bernie & Pauline Morris
Albuquerque

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Date: 10/8/17 3:25 pm
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Recent Yuma County sightings
Good afternoon,

It has been a pretty decent week here in Yuma County:

On Monday after work at the west wetlands, I found and photographed a
BUDGERIGAR perched in a cottonwood over the Colorado River! Based on the
yellow-green plumage, and the lack of any discernible bands, I surmise this
bird had blown across the United States when one of the hurricanes made
landfall in Pensacola, Florida. I suppose… It is possible it was a ship
assist from Australia via the port of Los Angeles? Anyway, a Yuma county
first!
An actual highlight from Monday evening was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW I
found and photographed in the west wetlands just before dusk.
On Thursday in the west wetlands, I found and photographed a female
red-naped sapsucker. A visit Saturday found a female BLACK&WHITE WARBLER
and flyover PINE SISKIN.
Today, In Aztec at the feedlot highlights included
green-tailed towhee, a marsh Wren (obvious migrant), two barn owls, seven
sparrow species and six warbler species. Shorebird numbers were dismal,
just least sandpiper, one Western and a killdeer. Two Prairie
falcons kept things interesting! Dateland was the quietest I have seen
all year. Highlights included Swainsons thrush, pine siskins, and the first
of season dark-eyed Junco. I found two HERMIT THRUSHES thrushes in the
Effie May patch in Welton. Finally, the solar ponds had a nice assortment
of waterfowl and grebes, nothing rare. Dome valley feedlot just Least
sandpipers.


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Date: 10/8/17 10:47 am
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Santa Cruz Flats Plovers
I checked this out the next morning at dawn. There was just one
Black-bellied and two Peregrines kicked it out around 730. I checked out
Evergreen but did not see others, though I rushed it to get back to the
original location to see if I could find the second Pluv.

McCreedy
Tucson

On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 10:44 Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:

> Philip Kline was having trouble posting, so I'm forwarding this for him.
>
> --
> Andrew Core
> Tucson, AZ
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Philip Kline <pgkline_uk...>
> Date: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 8:03 PM
> Subject: Fw: Santa Cruz Flats Plovers
>
> Sorry for the late notice, but I'm just in town visiting. I stopped at
> Tweedy and Pretzer on the drive down from Phoenix yesterday evening. I
> found one early Mountain Plover in the SW portion of the large turf circle
> at Evergreen turf farm nearest the intersection.
>
> I also found two plovers with a bunch of killdeer on irrigated dirt SE of
> the intersection. One was a Black-bellied Plover, the other I'm not so
> sure of, but perhaps could be a Pacific Golden-plover. I wish i had spent
> more time with the birds, but i was running out of light and time. I
> initially thought both birds were black-bellied in the field and i think
> that is still the most likely scenario. Photos are in checklist below. I
> am hoping they stick around and someone can get better photos and confirm
> or deny that they are both black-bellieds.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39590591
>
> Good birding,
>
> Philip Kline
>
>
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Date: 10/8/17 10:46 am
From: greentailedtowhee . <skua33...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ; Happy Valley Area to Paige Creek (east Rincons)
Hi Birders,

I made my first ever trip out to Paige Creek along East Happy Valley Road.
It was a warm day and I only detected a few lingering migrants. But of
interest to me was a group of 7 LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS hanging out loosely
together in the oaks 2.5 miles before Paige Creek. They must be migrating
together and likely roosted here for the night. When I passed through
hours later they were not detected.

At Paige Creek I found two WESTERN TANAGER, 1 NASHVILLE WARBLER, a few
tricky Empidonax flycatchers to study, and quite frankly a ton of Northern
Red-shafted Flickers.

There were so many great bird reports for this area over the summer. Can't
wait to go back and explore further.

Good birding all,
Janine McCabe

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Date: 10/8/17 10:46 am
From: Philip Kline <pgkline_uk...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Santa Cruz Flats Plovers
Sorry for the late notice, but I'm just in town visiting.  I stopped at Tweedy and Pretzer on the drive down from Phoenix yesterday evening.  I found one early Mountain Plover in the SW portion of the large turf circle at Evergreen turf farm nearest the intersection.
I also found two plovers with a bunch of killdeer on irrigated dirt SE of the intersection.  One was a Black-bellied Plover, the other I'm not so sure of, but perhaps could be a Pacific Golden-plover.  I wish i had spent more time with the birds, but i was running out of light and time.  I initially thought both birds were black-bellied in the field and i think that is still the most likely scenario.  Photos are in checklist below.  I am hoping they stick around and someone can get better photos and confirm or deny that they are both black-bellieds. 
 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39590591
Good birding, 
Philip Kline

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Date: 10/8/17 10:46 am
From: Joe Woodley <joe...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Hereford Lawrence's Goldfinch
We just had a single Lawrence's Goldfinch in our backyard near Highway 92
and Miller Canyon Road in Hereford, AZ. It did not visit our thistle feeder
but instead spent most of its time gleaning insects in a Hackberry tree.



Joe Woodley

Hereford, AZ


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Date: 10/8/17 10:46 am
From: Rob Woodward <toucanrob...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fw: SEAZ: Green Kingfisher, Painted Bunting, LA Waterthrush - San Pedro House


On Saturday, October 7, 2017 12:41 PM, Rob Woodward <toucanrob...> wrote:


Birding this morning along the San Pedro River at the San Pedro House was like going to Yankee Stadium and meeting Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Micky Mantle.  My hope was just to see some of the birds reported here recently, but all 3 headliners were present and some photographed.    
See the attached eBird report for pictures.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39602206


Rob Woodward
Sierra Vista, AZ


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Date: 10/8/17 10:46 am
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Painted Buntings continue
This morning at about 8:30, Peggy Franklin and I had a male Painted Bunting on a rockbar in the River midway between post #7 and 8. We later talked with Rob Woodward who had one this morning at about the same time across the River from #6. I had one at Rob's location earlier in the week.

Locations of the posts are shown on the free maps available in the metal box in front of the Bookstore.

In addition, Peggy and I saw a Western Screech Owl sunning in one of the favorite Owl locations near the Bookstore. I hadn't seen one since Spring.

The Second Wednesday Bird-walk will be held at 8 on Wednesday, October 11th.. It's free.

BLM plans to start trimming the two large Cottonwoods with fences around them on October 16. Current information is that the parking lot and the San Pedro House will be closed during the work.

John Broz
Sierra Vista


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Date: 10/8/17 10:46 am
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: TENNESSEE WARBLER at Hassayampa River Preserve
Chris McCreedy and Chrissy Kondrat-Smith re-found the TENNESSEE WARBLER along the south side of Palm Lake a little while ago (~11:30), traveling with other warblers heading into the mesquite bosque. They also got photos.

Good birding,

Eric Hough


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>
> Oct. 7, 2017
> About half an hour ago myself, Anne Leight and others present on her bird walk found a TENNESSEE WARBLER in the willows at the east end of Palm Lake at Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg (Maricopa County). Good brief looks and some photos were obtained. At least one RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH was heard too. Lots of activity this morning!
>
> Good birding,
>
> Eric Hough
> Interpretive Ranger
> Hassayampa River Preserve
> Wickenburg, AZ
>
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Date: 10/8/17 10:46 am
From: Rob Woodward <toucanrob...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Green Kingfisher, Painted Bunting, LA Waterthrush - San Pedro House
Birding this morning along the San Pedro River at the San Pedro House was like going to Yankee Stadium and meeting Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Micky Mantle.  My hope was just to see some of the birds reported here recently, but all 3 headliners were present and some photographed.    
See the attached eBird report for pictures.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39602206


Rob Woodward
Sierra Vista, AZ
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Date: 10/8/17 10:46 am
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: TENNESSEE WARBLER at Hassayampa River Preserve
Oct. 7, 2017
About half an hour ago myself, Anne Leight and others present on her bird walk found a TENNESSEE WARBLER in the willows at the east end of Palm Lake at Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg (Maricopa County). Good brief looks and some photos were obtained. At least one RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH was heard too. Lots of activity this morning!

Good birding,

Eric Hough
Interpretive Ranger
Hassayampa River Preserve
Wickenburg, AZ

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Date: 10/8/17 10:44 am
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Santa Cruz Flats Plovers
Philip Kline was having trouble posting, so I'm forwarding this for him.

--
Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Philip Kline <pgkline_uk...>
Date: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 8:03 PM
Subject: Fw: Santa Cruz Flats Plovers

Sorry for the late notice, but I'm just in town visiting. I stopped at
Tweedy and Pretzer on the drive down from Phoenix yesterday evening. I
found one early Mountain Plover in the SW portion of the large turf circle
at Evergreen turf farm nearest the intersection.

I also found two plovers with a bunch of killdeer on irrigated dirt SE of
the intersection. One was a Black-bellied Plover, the other I'm not so
sure of, but perhaps could be a Pacific Golden-plover. I wish i had spent
more time with the birds, but i was running out of light and time. I
initially thought both birds were black-bellied in the field and i think
that is still the most likely scenario. Photos are in checklist below. I
am hoping they stick around and someone can get better photos and confirm
or deny that they are both black-bellieds.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39590591

Good birding,

Philip Kline

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Date: 10/8/17 10:44 am
From: <beattysguestranch...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CAS is closed
The 2 days and nights of high winds sent our Hummingbirds down hill or south;
we still have feeders at our house and the Gazebo; we have seen Rufous, Rivoli's,
Broad-billed, and Anna's feeding when the sun comes over the hill and in the evening.
Usually one or two will stay all winter, moving down hill if it gets stormy
or too cold. Edith Beatty

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Date: 10/8/17 10:43 am
From: Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [NM] Las Cruces- Probably TROPICAL KINGBIRD
While birding at Leasburg Dam SP this morning I briefly saw a Kingbird at the
northerly picnic area along the Rio Grande. In flight I noted the lack of any
white in the tail (no outer retrices as I might expect for Western). The head
was a pale gray like a Western with what seemed like a pretty dramatic dusky
mask and structurally longer bill than I might expect for a Western. The
lighting was still somewhat dim but the breast appeared greenish olive. I was
unable to study the color of the back/mantle. The bird flushed from a tree and
then settled into another that had several Robins. After a few seconds several
Robins left the tree and one appeared to chase the Kingbird off. Despite
another two hours of searching, I was not able to relocate the bird.
The reason I believe this was more than likely a Tropical is because shortly
after arriving at the picnic area (before seeing the Kingbird) I heard what to
me sounded like an odd bit of a Vermilion Flycatcher song, the excited
accelerating trill. Shortly after I saw the Kingbird in the same general area
where the call had come from. I did not find a VEFL in this area despite
searching, and I don't usually hear them singing and giving flight displays
this time of year. After reviewing Tropical Kingbird vs Couch's Kingbird
calls, it was clear the vocalization I heard sounded very much like a Tropical
and not a Couch's. I didn't actually see this kingbird call and I couldn't get
a photo of the bird which is why I am reporting this as probable. I intend to
revisit Leasburg tomorrow in the hopes it is still hanging around.

Also of note was a flyover Cassin's Finch, yet another montane visitor for the
fall.

Happy Birding,
Wyatt Egelhoff
Las Cruces,
New Mexico

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Date: 10/8/17 10:43 am
From: Bernard Morris <mtnbluebird...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CNM :Sabine's gull in Albuquerque

This morning we had a juvenile Sabine’s Gull at the Calabacillas Arroyo. It was at the “fishing pier” right next to the inflatable dam. It did not fly, but seemed to be hunting for insects in the shallows. It was so close that at times it was out of sight under the bank. It also walked up onto the mudflats a bit. We observed it from 10:30-10:40. Pics are on eBird. We also had at least 200+ Stellar’s Jays streaming south along the river earlier in the morning.

A reminder - access via Alameda Blvd. is closed off due to the Balloon Fiesta. From the intersection of Paseo del Norte (NM 423) and Coors Blvd (NM 448) on the west side of town, go north a short way on Coors, then make a right onto Westside Drive and proceed to the parking lot next to the arroyo. Then walk north across the arroyo, and continue north along the dike trail for about 1/2 mile. Go east (right) at the large ramp down to the river where you can easily see the dam.

Bernie & Pauline Morris
Albuquerque


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Date: 10/8/17 10:43 am
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New Photos: Cave Swallow (from September), Semi Sand, Inca Dove

Field Ornithologists,

Charlie Trapani contributed photos of Cave Swallow, Jason Wilder contributed photos of a Semipalmated Sandpiper, and under Regional interest Nick Worth contributed photos of Navajo County's first Inca Dove. Thanks Charlie, Jason, Nick!

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: 10/8/17 10:43 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 October 2017
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on October 6, 2017; the next update will be made on
October 12. 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:
#Herring Gull
Common Tern
#Lucifer Hummingbird
#Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
Clark's Nutcracker
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Rufous-backed Robin
#Prothonotary Warbler
#Louisiana Waterthrush
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
*BLUE BUNTING (unconfirmed)
#Painted Bunting
#Dickcissel
#Baltimore Oriole

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *BLUE BUNTING was reported on 10/3 (Narca Moore-Craig) in a yard in
Portal; a neighbor reported seeing it as well on 10/2. So far it has not
been refound, but those wishing to try for it could try walking from Portal
Road up H Bar M and W Portal Peak roads. There are no accepted records of
this species in Arizona.

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In Carr Canyon, the *TUFTED FLYCATCHER was reported again at the Reef
Townsite CG on 10/1 and 10/5 (m.ob.) on the north side of the campground
along the drainage behind the bathrooms (near campsite #9).
#LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS continued at Ash Canyon B&B this week through 10/6
(m.ob.).
At the San Pedro House, a #LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH continued along the San
Pedro River this week (m.ob.) between trail markers #7 and #8. A #PAINTED
BUNTING was reported on 10/5 near marker #6 (John Broz).
A #PAINTED BUNTING was photographed in Escapule Wash on 10/6 (Robert
Mercer) along the San Pedro River. Map: http://goo.gl/eU8xR

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Florida Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/AAzD6), *RUFOUS-CAPPED
WARBLERS were photographed on 10/1 (Laurens Halsey) in the West Fork past
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.
In Chino Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/maps/oTBK), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
and Five-striped Sparrows were reported again this week on 10/1 (Sean
Fitzgerald). High clearance is recommended for the rough road in.

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
A #HERRING GULL and a COMMON TERN were reported on 10/1 (Ron Beck) and a
Snowy Plover continued at Whitewater Draw WA on 10/4 (m.ob.). The gull
continued on 10/3 (Richard Webster).

TUCSON area
At Sweetwater Wetlands, a #BALTIMORE ORIOLE was reported on 10/1 (Craig
Thayer) and continued through 10/4 (m.ob.); one wintered here the last two
years but ranged widely.
Two CLARK's NUTCRACKER were reported on Mt Lemmon in the Palisades area on
10/4 (Janine McCabe).

BENSON area
A #YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was reported at Cochise Stronghold about 1/2
mile below Halfmoon Tank on 10/1 (Betsy Checchia).
A #DICKCISSEL was photographed at Tombstone Territories RV Resort on Hwy 82
west of Fairbank on 10/1 (Diana Doyle).

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), #BLACK-CAPPED
GNATCATCHERS continued this week on 10/6 (Alan Schmierer) at the east end
along the Birding Trail.
A #PAINTED BUNTING was reported along Sonoita Creek along Blue Haven Rd on
9/30 (Cliff Cathers) between the Paton Center for Hummingbirds and the
Patagonia- Sonoita Creek Preserve. Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve
annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/0pXsd

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN continued along the Santa Cruz River at Santa
Gertrudis Lane on 9/30 (m.ob.). Remember to park along the frontage road
and walk in. A #PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continued on 10/1 (Chris Rohrer).
Multiple #PAINTED BUNTINGS continued in the area this week (m.ob.).
Two #PAINTED BUNTINGS were photographed along the Anza Tail at Palo Parado
Rd on 10/2 Bill Lisowsky).

NOGALES area
#PAINTED BUNTINGS continued at Kino Springs in the dry section of the pond
near the clubhouse on 10/3 (m.ob.).

AMADO
Two Brown Pelicans continued at the Amado STP this week (m.ob.).


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

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

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

EL RIO OPEN SPACE PRESERVE/COACHLINE GRAVEL PIT - park in the paved lot in
the southwest corner or along the south edge near the berm. Annotated map:
http://goo.gl/5vIQSb

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.

BENSON - the Benson Birding Trail is no longer accessible as the property
is under new ownership.

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.

BAIRD'S SPARROW HILL AND THE VACA RANCH CORRAL in the San Rafael Valley is
off limits to birders due to the thoughtless actions of a few birders. DO
NOT ENTER THE PROPERTY. A sign has been posted previously stating that
"stopping within 0.25 mile of the corral is prohibited."

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

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: Closed.

CORONA DE TUCSON WRF: Closed.

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: 10/8/17 10:43 am
From: Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] MidTown Tucson - Inca Dove (late post)
Rick Bowers' post today reminded me that I hadn't gotten around to posting
on a single Inca Dove in our Fort Lowell area yard - one individual on
Tuesday, October 3rd. We've been at this location for 4 1/2 years, we've
only seen one other in November of 2013. I agree - it would be lovely to
have them come more often...

Also not earth-shattering, but our FOS Whit-crowned Sparrow on Wednesday,
October 4.

Happy Birding!

Rosie and Jim Watts
Tucson, Arizona

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Date: 10/6/17 11:33 am
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Juniper Titmouse at Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Area (Mt Lemmon Hwy)
Hi Birders,

This morning I hiked from GHRA to Sycamore Reservoir and back. Not much going on in the riparian
above the dam/reservoir, with the oddest bird being a low elevation YELLOW-EYED JUNCO near the
brink of the dam.

When I got back to GHRA there was a flock near the outhouse that included a couple of Bridled Titmouse
and a JUNIPER TITMOUSE. Others have been JUTI at this location before, but it's rare there and a first
for me.

It seems that the Bell's Vireos that summered there have left, or at least gone silent. Woodhouse's Scrub-jays
were present but sparse at GHRA, more numerous along the trail. At the reservoir, Mexican Jays were aphelocoma
of the morning.

Good birding,
Mark Stevenson
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 10/6/17 11:20 am
From: Rick Bowers <info...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Catalina - Inca Dove
Hello Birders:

Not an earth-shattering sighting by any means, but a new species for our yard was a single INCA DOVE eating thistle seed and singing. Hard to believe that twenty years ago when we lived at River and La Canada we had two to three active nests most of the summer on our third acre yard. Hope this guys likes the seed and water in the yard and hangs around. Miss that “whirlpool” song.

Good birding

Rick Bowers
Catalina, AZ
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Date: 10/6/17 9:40 am
From: Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tuff Flycatcher continues at Reef Townsite Carr Canyon
Yesterday Oct 5 we birded around the campsite, having spent the night
camping there. Our first attempt to see the TUFTED FLYCATCHER was August 22,
with no luck, and hadn't had a chance to get back there. Since it was
reported to be present still, we made another attempt and this time we were
rewarded! What a beautiful little flycatcher, and apparently is undeterred
by human presence since campsite #9 was filled with a huge noisy group (much
to my dismay) there in the middle of the week when I hoped we'd be saved.
Nevertheless, we found the flycatcher past that group, in the trees down the
draw and I was able to get a couple of photos. Then after lunch, we walked
down there again, and climbed the steep but short hill to the right where
there is a small plateau: there, while watching an OLIVE WARBLER in a
Juniper Tree, and a WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH in an adjacent Juniper, another
or same Tufted Flycatcher flew in. I started grousing about such poor
lighting where it perched, I could not get good photos. Almost as if it
understood my dilemma, it flew to an adjacent branch with perfect lighting,
only 20 feet away or so, and proceeded to pose perfectly for multiple
photographs.

Other birds sighted and identified included Red-Breasted Nuthatch,
Townsend's Warbler, Orange-Crowned Warbler, White-Crowned Sparrow, Northern
Flicker, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Canyon Towhee, Hermit Thrush, Turkey Vulture,
possible Arizona Woodpecker but only got a glimpse, and possible juvenile
Black Hawk that went zipping past us not 6 feet away in the forest and
proceeded to soar below us for some time. But I'm not good at identifying
hawks.

Marcia (Tucson)

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Date: 10/6/17 5:24 am
From: Bill Lisowsky <ykswosil...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Rio Rico Golf Course - 10/5/17
I spent a couple of hours yesterday morning hiking the new birding trail at
the Rio Rico Golf Course and turned up 58 species before the sun and heat
drove me indoors. It is amazing to see all the great things the owners have
undertaken to support birding and birders on the property! Thank you Jane
and Margaret!!
The list is posted in Ebird—highlights include a nice early push of
“winter” birds, with my first flock of Yellow-rumpeds this season,
Black-throated Grays, and Orange-crowned, along with Marsh Wren.
A few late summer residents remain, including a beautiful male Summer
Tanager, Gray Hawk and a Lucy’s warbler. Among the migrants were 6
Swainson’s Hawks, a Pacific-slope Flycatcher and two Rufous Hummingbirds at
the feeders.

The southernmost pond had hundreds of dragonflies moving about, comprised
of at least six species.

If you haven’t had a chance to bird here yet, plan to check it out
sometime.

Good birding,

Bill Lisowsky
Tubac

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Date: 10/5/17 7:23 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson owl lesson
This last Sunday, our visiting niece expressed an interest in seeing an owl, so we drove up to the Camino del Cerro trailhead just before sundown. Wow, before we even got out of the car, we heard a pair of WESTERN SCREECH-OWLS calling to each other. Got some great views of the two of them sitting together in a tree and our niece was thrilled.

Any way, early on, I also heard a series of 7-8 toots at a much slower cadence that sounded very much like a pygmy owl? Whoa, could that be? Listened for some time but never heard it again, also didn’t get a recording, it was over too soon. Looked on eBird and there are certainly some older records of Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl in the Tucson Mts and the habitat here is very rich with a nice drainage off to the south. A few years ago, when the team set the new NA Big Day record, they started in Tucson and their very first bird was in fact a Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, so not out of the question.

So, this evening I headed back to see if I could refind this bird and determine what was going on. Got there just before sunset and walked down the trail a ways. A very birdy area, even at this time with the expected residents as well as LESSER NIGHTHAWKS and COMMON POORWILLS. After moonrise and it was getting pretty dark back at the trailhead, I was ready to give up, when I heard it again, a series of toots on a relatively slow cadence! Was trying to get a recording, when it suddenly accelerated into an obvious WESTERN SCREECH-OWL rapid tooting. Aha, I guess it made sense, although it would have been nice to find the other owl so close to Tucson.

On a related note, a lot of bats still around, the smaller guys still roosting in our roof and pooping on the patio, as well as their larger cousins draining my feeders if I forget to bring them in.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 10/5/17 2:19 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Sierra Vista, Painted Bunting and L. Waterthrush
I had the continuing L. Waterthrush near post #8 on the River at about 8:30 this morning and a male Painted Bunting in the tall grass across the River from post #6 a few minutes later.

The post locations are shown on the free map in the metal box in front of the Bookstore.

John Broz
Sierra Vista

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Date: 10/5/17 9:21 am
From: MOLLY POLLOCK <mollymp...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tucson Reid Park Lewis's Woodpecker
Hello Birders,

This morning at 7:30 am, Mark and I watched a Lewis's Woodpecker fly west over the Reid Park Rose Garden. We didn't see it again. However, there is plenty of food for one at the Park.

In the pines, north of the cement pond, we heard a Red-breasted Nuthatch. One the southeast side of the cement pond, a male Wood Duck loafed with the Mallards.

Good birding,

Molly Pollock
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 10/4/17 11:33 pm
From: Richard Carlson <rccarl...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Common Poorwill in NE Tucson
They are fairly common in the rocky hills east of Agua Caliente park, which is close to you. I always hear them calling by mid-April. They're probably here all year, just quiet.

Richard Carlson
Full time birder, part time economist
Tucson & Lake Tahoe
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> On Oct 4, 2017, at 9:09 PM, Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> wrote:
>
> While walking the dog this evening, about 7:30 p.m., I heard a Common Poorwill calling east of Wentworth Road, north of Tanque Verde Road. I've lived here 8 years -- this is the first time I've come across a Common Poorwill.
>
> Betsy Checchia
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Date: 10/4/17 9:09 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Common Poorwill in NE Tucson
While walking the dog this evening, about 7:30 p.m., I heard a Common
Poorwill calling east of Wentworth Road, north of Tanque Verde Road. I've
lived here 8 years -- this is the first time I've come across a Common
Poorwill.

Betsy Checchia
Tucson

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Date: 10/4/17 8:27 pm
From: Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Slate Creek Divide area (4 October 2017)
Hi Everyone,

Today on October 4th, Barb Meding, Gordon Karre, and I, ventured to the
higher elevations of Maricopa County at Slate Creek Divide, which also
falls in Gila County. We mainly focused on the Maricopa County side of the
area. Something we really wanted to check on was the possibility of
Clark's Nutcracker in the area. No luck today, but that doesn't mean they
won't show up tomorrow! On a side note, we scored our first Maricopa
County Elk today, a mammal I've wanted to see in the County for a long time.

We had highlights of 2 LEWIS'S WOODPECKER, many STELLER'S JAYS (probably
close to 20 in total in both counties combined), the usual MEXICAN JAYS
(some who relentlessly mobbed a Great Horned Owl for a very long time),
MOUNTAIN CHICKADEES, a SWAINSON'S THRUSH, a getting-late HEPATIC TANAGER,
and plenty of PINE SISKINS.

The bird of the day was one that got away. Gordon and I hiked down one of
the Maricopa County drainages in hopes of some good highlights while Barb
was watching along the road. We heard what we think was a Montezuma
Quail. While the calls these quail give are certainly stand outs among
other birds, the fact is, I've heard squirrels give weird calls that
resemble Montezuma Quail. Back in 2012, I had what I thought was a
Montezuma Quail at Mount Ord, I even reported it as that, and when I went
back days later, I only found out it was a horrifying squirrel. A
Montezuma Squirrel. I've heard squirrels give these calls at Mount Ord.
While it sounds eerily similar to the Quail, it doesn't have the exact
trilling vibrant tone the quail does. By now you all might think I'm
nuts. Oh well. Anyways, what we heard today sounded a lot different and
very authentic-MONQ-like as opposed to Montezuma Squirrel like. The
creature gave 6-7 calls separated by 4-5 second intervals between each call
when we first heard it. We failed to get any recording. One more time of
briefly hearing the creature ceased for us to get a recording. I hope to
get back up there and try soon for this possibility.

Good Birding,

Tommy DeBardeleben (Glendale, Arizona)

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Date: 10/4/17 8:03 pm
From: Doug Jenness <d_jenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] San Carlos Lake
4 October 2017


I birded at San Carlos lake yesterday and this morning staying overnight at the lake.

The highpoints were two juvenile SANDERLINGS cavorting under the legs of a long line of American White Pelicans; 2 COMMON TERNS, 3 FORSTER's TERNS; and 2 CALIFORNIA GULLS. There are more sandbars and spits than when I was last there 30 Aug especially at the eastern end of the south side.


There were 300-400 American White Pelicans and a couple dozen Ring-billed Gulls. There were 3 BALD EAGLES and at least 3 OSPREY. Not big numbers of waterfowl yet.


Doug Jenness

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Date: 10/4/17 7:07 pm
From: greentailedtowhee . <skua33...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ, Tucson; Mt. Lemon
Hi birders,

A little trip up the mountain produced some fun birds today. Nothing
earth-shattering, but I got a new county bird. Two CLARK'S NUTCRACKERS
were seen from the Palisades Trail. They were fairly high up flying over
the nearby peak toward summerhaven.

I also had a group of 10 CASSIN'S FINCH come down to the water for a
drink. Also had some CAFI along the Butterfly Trail higher up the mountain.

Also on the Butterfly Trail, a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER flew over the mountain
going south.

Always a nice place to seek refuge when it is 98 degrees in the valley
floor.

Janine McCabe

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Date: 10/4/17 1:37 pm
From: Diana Doyle <diana...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Parker Canyon Lake - Cochise County
Parker Canyon Lake had a nice diversity of birds this morning, with a total of 46 species. My husband and I hiked the 5 mile perimeter trail.

For waterfowl, we had NORTHERN PINTAIL, RING-NECKED DUCK, RUDDY DUCK, AMERICAN WIDGEON, and others.

The birdiest place for passerines was Collins Springs, at the northeast fork, where the highlights for me were RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, PLUMBEOUS VIREO, and more.

Wading and shorebirds included a WILSON’S SNIPE, a roost of 7 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, and two GREEN HERONS.

And for raptors, a MERLIN, OSPREY, and NORTHERN HARRIER, among the usuals.

I can’t wait to get back, I only scratched the surface since we were exercising so I had to keep up a respectable pace. If I was returning to only bird, not perimeter-hike, I’d recommend the southern shore to the spillway, and also the northeast fork up at Collins Springs.

The full eBird checklist is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39551595

Good birding!

Diana Doyle
Whetstone, AZ (from Minnesota/Florida)


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Date: 10/4/17 1:34 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Lake Havasu City
Today 4 Oct I managed to actually get out birding around Lake Havasu City for the first time in a while. Scanning the lake from Pittsburgh Point I had a good count for Oct of ~60 Red-necked Phalaropes. At Rotary Park I had 3 Sanderlings on the beach, a Red-breasted Nuthatch ( a good year for them in the lowlands) and a Clay-colored Sparrow in a sparrow flock by the butterfly garden. Good birding.


David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City

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Date: 10/4/17 7:49 am
From: Narca Moore-Craig <narca...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Feasibility of looking for yesterday's Blue Bunting
Those of you who are signed up for eBird alerts will have seen my post about a female Blue Bunting at our house yesterday. I was very reluctant to put out the word for a bird that didn’t reappear. As of this morning, we haven’t yet refound her. As I walk our circular balcony / canopy tower, I’m seeing 360º of habitat all the way to the horizon. Unless this bird settles in at someone’s feeder / water feature, I don’t see much hope of refinding her.

I’ve notified folks in the Portal area who have feeders to watch for this bird. One neighbor, a half-mile away from us, saw what sounds like the same bird the day before yesterday in late afternoon at her water feature, and was puzzled by it, so didn’t ID it.

Here is the eBird post: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39534008 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39534008>

If the bird does reappear in the area, I will let you know. If you are in the area and want to search anyway, try walking from Portal Road, up H Bar M and W Portal Peak roads. You’ll pass one house with noisy dogs, but they are fenced in.

Wish this was a more encouraging report!
Narca

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Date: 10/4/17 7:35 am
From: Clait E. Braun <sgwtp66...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Wild Turkey, Female
Those Interested:
This morning at 0715 I observed a quite wild female WILD TURKEY
running down North Ventana Vista Road. It was very alert and wild. This is
only 3 blocks from the Sabino Canyon Recreation area and is in an area with
substantial Open Space.
A first for my yard list!
Clait

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Date: 10/3/17 7:00 pm
From: Bob Bowers <bobescribe...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Pinal County SaddleBrooke Yellow-breasted Chat
Last Sunday, morning and afternoon visits from a Yellow-breasted Chat at
our backyard pond; first documented sighting both for our yard and for
SaddleBrooke.

Bob and Prudy Bowers
SaddleBrooke, AZ

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Date: 10/3/17 4:33 pm
From: patty tersey <tucsonhiker49...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] My nemesis -Baltimore Oriole
At 3:15, I relocated the continuing Baltimore Oriole at Sweetwater. As
you pass over the bridge, continue right (west) no the concrete path. The
BAOR was towards the top of the first Cottonwood on your left (south).

Happy birding
Patty Tersey

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Date: 10/3/17 9:16 am
From: Richard Webster <webster.re...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Whitewater Draw from yesterday, 2 Oct
Hi Folks:
Monday evening at Whitewater Draw in strong, gusty winds I saw an adult
Herring Gull, 9 Vaux's Swifts, 4 Marbled Godwits, 1 Dunlin, 1 Pectoral
Sandpiper, 2 Semipalmated Plovers, 2 Stilt Sandpipers, and 2 Baird's
Sandpipers. Better yet, but I could not refind it, was a Common Tern
entered in the visitor log by Ron Beck from 1 October; he also reported
Herring Gull, presumably the same bird.

Richard

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Date: 10/2/17 7:55 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 10/2/2017
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
October 2, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for October 2, 2017 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.

For photos of rarities and directions to some birding sites, check
http://sites.google.com/site/oldenettelspage or the New Mexico Rarities
Group on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/nmrarities/. NMOS is now 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):
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (Curry, Roosevelt)
Sabine’s Gull (Sierra)
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Sierra)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Curry)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Bernalillo)
Acorn Woodpecker (Bernalillo)
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Eddy, Roosevelt)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Eddy, Roosevelt)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
CAROLINA WREN (Socorro)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)
Botteri’s Sparrow (Sierra)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Roosevelt)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Eddy, Lea, Roosevelt)
CANADA WARBLER (Roosevelt)


BERNALILLO County:
--Hawksworth reported an ACORN WOODPECKER at Tingley Beach in Albuquerque
October 2. It was seen in the burned area south of the south most bosque
pond.

-- Morris reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK in the Albuquerque bosque July 4.
It was seen along the Calabacillas Arroyo west of the ditch trail about
100-200 yards south of Alameda. He reported the hawk in the same area again
on September 5 and it was seen by many to September 25.

CURRY County:
--Oldenettel reported finding three separate hummingbird feeders in the
town of Melrose with a total of roughly ten RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS
visiting them October 2.

--Beauprez reported up to six RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS at his Curry
County home September 30 to October 1.

--Parmeter and Oldenettel reported three, an adult and two juvenile,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS at the Clovis WWTP August 19. Two continued to
September 15.

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported a GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER at Washington Ranch September
30. He reported up to three BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS, a YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER, and another or the same GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER at Rattlesnake
Springs October 1.

HIDALGO County:
--Webster and Rowlett reported a RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW in Guadalupe Canyon
May 13. One were present in the canyon for Szabat August 27.

LEA County:
--Carol Levine reported a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER at Rockwind Golf
Course in Hobbs October 1.

SIERRA County:
--VanBuskirk reported a SABINE’S GULL at Elephant Butte Lake October 1.

--Cleary reported a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Elephant Butte Lake SP
September 12. It was seen along Long Point and was not the other
dark-mantled gull in question.

--Cleary reported two BOTTERI’S SPARROW at mile marker 9 along Hwy NM 27,
nine miles north of Nutt, August 26. They were seen about 100 yards to the
east along a fence line. At least one continued for several to September
6.

--Oldenettel reported hearing the GREAT KISKADEE at Percha Dam Recreation
Area September 4. It heard south of the playground. Cleary photographed it
September 21 above the dam.

RIO ARRIBA County:
--NOTE: There is a $5 entrance fee to bird at Ohkay Owingeh Lakes.

ROOSEVELT County:
--Highlights at the Melrose Trap over the weekend (September 29-October 2)
Include: up to 7 RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS, up to 3 YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHERS, CANADA WARBLER, two GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERS, and 4-5
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS.

--Egelhoff reported a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER in a small tree stand at the
intersection of hwy 267 and hwy 330 October 1. He also reported a
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER and a GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER at Pep and a
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER at Milnesand the same day.

SOCORRO County:
--CAROLINA WRENS are currently at various locations at Bosque del Apache
NWR; the 90 degree turn on the Seasonal Rd and most recently near the
Boardwalk Lagoon.

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Date: 10/2/17 6:53 pm
From: Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] NAz: Interesting Calidris at Ashurst Lake
Based on the photos taken today there seems to be pretty strong consensus from all around the internet that the Ashurst Lake Calidris seen for the last two days is a Semipalmated Sandpiper. As one commenter described, it is a Semipalmated that is simultaneously “unusually pale, but bright in places .” The clincher was the presence of webbing between the toes visible in some of today’s photos (I have a new respect for how tricky it is to tell if a sandpiper’s toes are or are not webbed!). Other points in favor of Semipalmated include the relatively short length of the primaries (compared to Red-necked Stint), and some subtle plumage details. This was a really fun and interesting bird, in part because it was exceptionally accommodating for careful close study and photographs.

Thanks to all who gave input on the identity of the bird…I always learn a lot from this group.

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ
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Date: 10/2/17 3:51 pm
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Santa Gertrudis Lane and De Anza Trail South
Hi birders: Had a morning look along Santa Gertrudis Lane near Tubac/Tumacacori, and south along the De Anza Trail. As per previous reports, the sandbar area in the Santa Cruz River heading south from where the Lane/Road crosses the river seemed to be the most active. Here I had Painted and Lazuli Bunting, Gray Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Lesser Goldfinch, Song, Lincoln's, White crowned, and Lark Sparrow, the latter two in significant numbers, Abert's Towhee, and Western Tanager. Flying above were the usual Turkey Vultures, as well as a Gray and a Swainson's Hawk. A Red tailed was seen flying over the trail.

Checked out the spot where the Rufous backed Robin and Prothonotary Warbler were both seen on the weekend; ( about 500 yards upstream ), but neither were in attendance in that location today, and the Prothonotary didn't show in the previously mentioned sandbar area, while I was there anyway. The breeze started to kick up significantly around 11:00 a.m., so I hit the road around that time. Cheers, Thor


Thor Manson

Green Valley

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Date: 10/2/17 11:14 am
From: Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] New Pics - RE: NAz: Interesting Calidris at Ashurst Lake
The bird showed very well this morning. I got many additional pictures that should be useful. A few clearly show three primary tips beyond the tertials, plus additional angles on the bird in good light. I do have pics of the feet. I'll let experts on palmation patterns weigh in on whether or not it is conclusive. New pics here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm5nKQko<https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fflic.kr%2Fs%2FaHsm5nKQko&h=ATMl6RD3DHv8Y9bUAbOhP0NdPhoyK8QShYB8kL7KOr5m6LSSGjZlrv6OcmkmfNfc0XjmEVYAfoA5IRpKRR3G1-PpK5Ml6KN4iJVrxeet33pgtrm-NOzK8-UtXD2ps-KSDPiYYPvF>

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ


On Oct 2, 2017 6:44 AM, "Jason A Wilder" <Jason.Wilder...><mailto:<Jason.Wilder...>> wrote:
Yesterday at the south end of Ashurst Lake among a small flock of Least Sandpipers was a single black-legged peep. The bird has a short and straight bill that appears to rule out Western. While Semipalmated Sandpiper is certainly the most likely ID, several features of the bird irk me a bit. I’ve put photos of the bird up on several expert forums and responses range from “likely Semipalmated” to “unquestionably a Red-necked Stint”.

I have a collection of decent photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3JMrWd

More feedback is welcome, and if anyone wants to chase the bird, I suspect it will still be around this morning (wind blew pretty strong from the southwest all night). Maybe someone will get pictures of its feet…

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ

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Date: 10/2/17 7:39 am
From: Jim Ripley <jimripley.az...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ - Common Tern and Sabine's Gull
Late yesterday afternoon I saw and photographed a Common Tern and Sabine’s Gull on the main pond on Lower River Road west of Palo Verde Road. Here is a link to the photos: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1797718343604038&set=pcb.1617903228266956&type=3&theater&ifg=1 <https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1797718343604038&set=pcb.1617903228266956&type=3&theater&ifg=1>
The tern came in late. This photo was taken at 5:35 p.m.

Cheers,

Jim Ripley
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Date: 10/2/17 7:20 am
From: Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] NAz: Interesting Calidris at Ashurst Lake
Bird reported to be present, Monday morning, 2 October.
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Date: 10/2/17 5:44 am
From: Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NAz: Interesting Calidris at Ashurst Lake
Yesterday at the south end of Ashurst Lake among a small flock of Least Sandpipers was a single black-legged peep. The bird has a short and straight bill that appears to rule out Western. While Semipalmated Sandpiper is certainly the most likely ID, several features of the bird irk me a bit. I've put photos of the bird up on several expert forums and responses range from "likely Semipalmated" to "unquestionably a Red-necked Stint".

I have a collection of decent photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3JMrWd

More feedback is welcome, and if anyone wants to chase the bird, I suspect it will still be around this morning (wind blew pretty strong from the southwest all night). Maybe someone will get pictures of its feet...

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ

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Date: 10/1/17 9:19 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--01 Oct 2017
Hi, birders,

Eight people walked the Sierra Vista EOP dikes today, but our tally was
only 57 species by morning's end. Starting an hour later than over the past
few months meant missing the early morning burst of bird activity, and
rising winds in the late morning didn't help, either, as birds tended to
shelter deep in the vegetation.

Nonetheless, we did have great scope views of a perched female Merlin, and
in the late morning up to 20 Turkey Vultures lifting off and tilting
awkwardly in the wind. Another highlight was seeing two different Soras out
in the open; both were immature, perhaps accounting for their not being
skittish.

The big flocks of swallows were gone, as were most shorebirds. Finding two
different Blue-gray Gnatcatchers moving through the mesquites bordering the
road was indicative of the fall season, and the first small flock of
Western Meadowlarks pointed to the wintering flocks to come.

Cheers, Erika Wilson

--
Erika Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 10/1/17 5:19 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Willcox Lakes and Cochise Stronghold This Morning
I hit Willcox at 0715 this morning, lots of birds and lots of variety.
Those I was most taken with included 3 Whimbrels and 2 Long-Billed Curlews;
1 Eared Grebe; and 2 Black-Crowned Night-Herons. Also a group of 4 pickup
trucks that drove around the lake at high speed with what I assume were
teen-aged boys hanging FAR out the windows...

Got to Cochise Stronghold pretty late (1000), so it was hot and not very
birdy, but I did have a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker on the Cochise Trail.

Working on getting my lists on eBird now.

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 10/1/17 4:55 pm
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Paton's today
Hi birders: The birding today at Paton's today was very good as usual. The usual recent suite of hummingbirds were there: Violet crowned, Broad billed, a few Rufous, Anna's and a couple of Magnificent/Rivolis. One Magnificent seemed to mostly patronize feeder X facing the drainage, and another bird was coming to feeders 8 and 9 by the house. Didn't notice a Black chinned, so maybe gone. Female Western Tanager was noticed and a few Black Vultures overhead.

About a half click down the road at the cut bank seemed to be Lazuli Bunting, and Blue Grosbeak " central ". Probably saw about 20-30 mixed individuals of these two species in the weeds, and coming down to the water to drink. Song and Lincoln's Sparrow were also there. Tried as I might I couldn't find a Painted Bunting in the mix.

Good fun. Cheers, Thor


Thor Manson

Green Valley

Tucson Audubon Volunteer.

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Date: 10/1/17 2:23 pm
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] FW: SE AZ Baltimore Oriole (Sweetwater Wetlands)
Scott Olmstead and I tried for it but missed it just now. But we did find a
waterthrush in the southeast corner of Sweetwater that we are leaning as a
Northern. It was repeatedly being targeted my multiple accipters. We
counted at least six Cooper's Hawks and one Sharp-shinned Hawks.

McCreedy
Tucson

On Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 14:17 Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> wrote:

> This didn't show up in my inbox or at birding.aba.org.....just at
> sialia.com
>
> you may have seen it already but others probably missed it. Here it is:
>
>
> The Baltimore Oriole has returned to Sweetwater Wetlands. It favored the
> eastern side of the park just south of the parking lot. There was an Inca
> Dove in the same area.
>
> Craig Thayer
> Tucson
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Date: 10/1/17 2:17 pm
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FW: SE AZ Baltimore Oriole (Sweetwater Wetlands)
This didn't show up in my inbox or at birding.aba.org.....just at sialia.com

you may have seen it already but others probably missed it. Here it is:


The Baltimore Oriole has returned to Sweetwater Wetlands. It favored the eastern side of the park just south of the parking lot. There was an Inca Dove in the same area.

Craig Thayer
Tucson

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Date: 10/1/17 10:26 am
From: <bncthay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Baltimore Oriole (Sweetwater Wetlands)
The Baltimore Oriole has returned to Sweetwater Wetlands. It favored the eastern side of the park just south of the parking lot. There was an Inca Dove in the same area.

Craig Thayer
Tucson

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Date: 10/1/17 6:41 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 10-1-2017
Sabine's Gull in basin #2

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 10/1/17 6:20 am
From: Melody Kehl <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Carr Canyon, Ash Canyon B and B near Sierra Vista, 09/30-2017
At the Reef Campsite, the Tufted Flycatcher continues east of campsite 9.
We also found Olive and Grace's Warbler and a beautiful Cassin's Vireo.



Lucifer Hummers still coming in to the feeders at Ash Canyon B and B. We
spent a pleasant two hours enjoying the area.



Melody's Birding

(So Many Birds, So Little Time)

www.melodysbirding.com




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Date: 9/30/17 10:43 pm
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Hassayampa R. Preserve: Lawrence's Goldfinch, Red-breasted Nuthatches, etc.
9/30/17
This morning while leading a bird walk at Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg (Maricopa Co.), we heard at least one flyover LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH and later I heard a PINE SISKIN and at least one of the continuing RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS. Other notable sightings at the preserve this past week have included our first-of-fall RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER, 'RED-SHAFTED' NORTHERN FLICKER, and BROWN CREEPER, along with a lingering RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD and GRAY HAWK. Many wildlife species are currently hitting the fruit clusters in the California fan palms between the visitor center and picnic area, including woodpeckers, tanagers, finches, many warblers feeding on insects attracted to the fruit, and even ringtails scurrying among the fronds at dusk. Today we were also happy to have Dr. Pierre Deviche from ASU give a talk on dragonflies, followed by a walk to see some of the preserve's common odonates. For more information on the preserve and to view upcoming programs for October, please visit our Maricopa County Parks website for the preserve at the following link:

http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/vulture-mountain-recreation-area/hassayampa-river-preserve/

Also of note this past week was discovering a roost of several thousand Mexican free-tailed bats under the highway bridge over the Hassayampa River in Wickenburg, which can be viewed from the adjacent pedestrian bridge (old highway bridge). It seems that the bats often start emerging just before sunset and the peak outflow lasts for about 15 minutes. Immediately north of the bridge are two large Eucalyptus trees that a couple hundred TURKEY VULTURES have been roosting in over the past week or so.


Good birding!

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ
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Date: 9/30/17 9:13 pm
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Canyon B&B, Sep 30, 2017
LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS still here for at least one more week. Cannot guarantee seeing them after the first full week of October, though they often continue later than that.

Male SCOTT’S ORIOLE appears each morning, usually early, for suet. Hoe he’ll be around for the winter, as often happens.

Winter birds starting to arrive. FOS LINCOLN’S SPARROWS today.

This morning’s list is below.

Mary Jo

Mary Jo Ballator
Ash Canyon B&B
5255 E. Spring Road
Hereford, AZ 85615
<mjballator...>
520-378-0773
Hours: Dawn to dusk daily except Wednesday noon to dusk

> Subject: eBird Report - Ash Canyon Bed & Breakfast, Sep 30, 2017
> Date: 30 September 2017 at 9:06:37 PM GMT-7
> 36 species
>
> Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 7
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 5
> Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
> Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus) 1
> White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) 4
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 5
> Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) 1
> Rivoli's Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens) 5
> Lucifer Hummingbird (Calothorax lucifer) 5
> Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) 3
> Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 20
> Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) 1
> Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) 5
> Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) 3
> Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 8
> Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) 2
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris) 4
> Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group]) 2
> American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1
> Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans) 6
> Mexican Jay (Aphelocoma wollweberi) 6
> Common Raven (Corvus corax) 2
> Bridled Titmouse (Baeolophus wollweberi) 3
> Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) 7
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 4
> Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) 2
> Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) 2
> Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1
> Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 1
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 6
> Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) 2
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
> Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus) 2
> Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum) 1
> House Finch (Common) (Haemorhous mexicanus [mexicanus Group]) 20
> Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 3
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39488617
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Date: 9/30/17 7:43 pm
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Kubo Madera canyon Vaux's swifts.
As I bird my way out of Arizona back to Pennsylvania tomorrow morning I am squeezing out every bird , mammal, insect , arachnid, and reptile that I possibly can.

Had a great day with Thor Manson in Tumacacori de Anza Trail where we had many good species including the RB Robin, prothonotary warbler, painted buntings and an unexpected yellow-billed cuckoo. I headed home to pack. But I had to take one last look up in Madera Canyon. While at the Kubo feeders I just happened to look up and saw a swift. I'm not sure how many, as my view was occluded by the trees, but I would guess 7-12 birds. I did manage a few quick photos and one or two are ok. They moved west down the canyon but I quickly lost them.

The hummingbirds have dropped off in my yard but still I'm getting a few rufous and the locals. The bats have finally trailed off as well.

Good birding all.
Charlie







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Date: 9/30/17 4:21 pm
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of (old) Black-throated Green Warbler
Field Ornithologists,

Chrissy Kondrat-Smith contributed photos of Black-throated Green
Warbler (not a new sighting! This is from April). Thanks Chrissy!

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makes our job a lot easier and ensures your photos will be posted more
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Date: 9/30/17 2:07 pm
From: Clifford Cathers <cacathers...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ:09/30/2017/Patagonia Patons to Preserve
I took a walk along the road from the Paton's to the old Preserve entrance
in Patagonia, Arizona this cool fall morning.

The best birding was in the cut bank area (of Sinaloa Wren fame) where
scads of birds were bathing in the stream about 100 feet above the log
across the stream adjacent to a huge stand of weeds. A male PAINTED
BUNTING was bathing in Sonoita Creek alongside a VERMILION FLYCATCHER, a
nice sight indeed. Others included LAZULI BUNTINGs, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK,
SONG SPARROWs, ABERTS TOWHEE, BLUE GROSBEAK and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.

Other birds along the route included a few SUMMER and lots of WESTERN
TANAGERs, a few remaining DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERs, GREEN-TAILED TOWHEEs,
RUFOUS-CROWNED and RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWs, dozens of roosting TURKEY
VULTUREs and a few BLACK VULTUREs and lots of common stuff.

No warblers noted. VIOLET-CROWNED HUMMINGBIRD(s) continue at the Patons.

Clifford A. Cathers
Vail, AZ
<AZCliffy...>

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Date: 9/30/17 12:05 pm
From: Maureen Blackford <mblackford...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Sweetwater Wetlands bird book found
While visiting the Sweetwater Wetlands of Tucson today (Saturday 9/30), we found a bird book: Birds of Southeastern Arizona by Taylor. It has several tabs in it. Thinking one might go back there to look for it, we left it in the comments box at the entrance to the trails. If you're missing this book, head on back to Sweetwater Wetlands.

Maureen Blackford
Sahuarita AZ

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Date: 9/30/17 11:59 am
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ De Anza trail prothonotary warbler
Soon after I posted the Robin sighting another birder saw the warbler. It's in the same area.



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Date: 9/30/17 11:40 am
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of LeConte's Sparrow
Field Ornithologists,

Jennifer Hayduk, Chris McCreedy, Andrew Core, Laurens Halsey, and Ken
Murphy contributed photos of LeConte’s Sparrow. Thanks Jennifer,
Chris, Andrew, Laurens, and Ken!

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makes our job a lot easier and ensures your photos will be posted more
quickly.

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Date: 9/30/17 10:48 am
From: Richard Webster <webster.re...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWNM: Vaux's Swift almost in New Mexico
Hi Folks:

Today, 30 Sept, Rose Ann Rowlett and I saw a Vaux's Swift at San Simon
Cienega, AZ. It made it to within about 50 m of NM while we could see it,
and almost certainly entered NM farther south. There were again heavy
rains in NM yesterday and continued unsettled weather, SE winds, low
clouds, etc., typically good weather for Vaux's Swifts in this area, and
the forecast seems to be for more of the same today. The road into San
Simon Cienega requires high clearance. Equally good and not requiring high
clearance would be the Highway 80 bridge over the San Simon River (below
Granite Gap); there was a small stream of Barn Swallows when we drove by
there later. In the AZ portion there was a juvenile Sanderling and a
juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper, unsettled and moving around. Windy, flooded,
and muddy. (Meanwhile, just a trace in Portal this week). A Red-breasted
Nuthatch was heard in Granite Gap.

Richard

Richard E Webster

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Date: 9/30/17 9:35 am
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ de Anzac trail rufous backed Robin / thrush
Being seen now 9:30 along river maybe 500 yards south of the main road.

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Date: 9/30/17 5:30 am
From: Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] More info on break in at Sweetwater
FYI for sweetwater fans - I talked with a tucson police officer a couple
days ago about the break ins (while he was following up on a suspected car
stripping over by the Prince RV park), and he said he'd put in a request
for patrols. Not sure if folks are reporting to the police since that
hasn't been mentioned. he also mentioned this area is rife with transients
and is known as a car dumping location.

Karen McKinley
temporarily in tucson
usually in phoenix

On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 8:19 PM, <pgoltz...> wrote:

> Here is another thought. If birders would schedule an hour a week to watch
> and photograph anybody who shows up, if, say, he or she was planning on
> birding there anyway, perhaps we could coordinate and catch whoever is
> doing it. (We should conceal ourselves.) Obviously, we should not
> citizen-arrest or otherwise interact with such people, but we can turn
> photos over to the police. And possibly license plate numbers. Then signs
> warning of surveillance might be enough (but if they heed the signs, we
> won't catch them, a dilemma).
>
> Pat Goltz
>
> On 2017-09-29 16:29, Betsy Checchia wrote:
>
>> Is there someone at Tucson Audubon who can contact Tucson Water and
>> ask them to put up some cameras and signs at Sweetwater? I have
>> second thoughts every time I park there. Even fake cameras and signs
>> might have the desired effect...
>>
>> Betsy Checchia
>>
>> On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 2:44 PM, Melody Kehl <outdoor1...> wrote:
>>
>> Again, just a heads up. . . the trunk is not safe. . . the thieves
>>> have learned to knock out the windows and pop the trunk. They
>>> took everything including an old coffee mug. Not discriminatory..
>>>
>>>
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>>>
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>>>
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Date: 9/29/17 11:07 pm
From: David Sonneborn <davidsonne...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] More info on break in at Sweetwater

We have a similar problem in Anchorage. I can lock the release on my trunk so you can not open it without the key and leave nothing in the car and leave the doors unlocked and, if it's not raining or snowing i Leave the windows open.
DS





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From: Melody Kehl <outdoor1...>
To: aznmbirds <aznmbirds...>
Sent: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 1:44 pm
Subject: [AZNMbirds] More info on break in at Sweetwater



Again, just a heads up. . . the trunk is not safe. . . the thieves have learned to knock out the windows and pop the trunk. They took everything including an old coffee mug. Not discriminatory..

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Date: 9/29/17 10:04 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 September 2017
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on September 29, 2017; the next update will be made on
October 6. 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:
#Sabine's Gull
#Lucifer Hummingbird
#Green Kingfisher
Clark's Nutcracker
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Rufous-backed Robin
#Prothonotary Warbler
#Louisiana Waterthrush
*LECONTE'S SPARROW
#Painted Bunting
#Dickcissel

TUCSON area
A *LECONTE'S SPARROW was photographed in Wild Burro Canyon wash on 9/26
(Jennifer Hayduk) in Marana and continued on 9/27 (m.ob.) but was not
reported subsequently. It was about 450 yards south of the trailhead in
Dove Mountain between the wash and the golf course. There are two
previously accepted state records. GPS: 32.4716767,-111.0916364.
A flyover #DICKCISSEL was reported on 9/24 (Dave Stejskal) in northeast
Tucson.
A CLARK's NUTCRACKER continued on Mt Lemmon north of Inspiration Rd on 9/26
(Melody Kehl).

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
A #SABINE'S GULL continued at Whitewater Draw WA on 9/23 (Ben Sandstrom).

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
#LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS continued at Ash Canyon B&B this week (m.ob.).
At the San Pedro House, a #LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH continued along the San
Pedro River this week (m.ob.) between trail markers #7 and #8. A #GREEN
KINGFISHER was photographed on 9/25 (Ben Sandstrom).

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

DOUGLAS area
A male #GREEN KINGFISHER was reported at House Pond at Slaughter Ranch and
a #PAINTED BUNTING was reported from San Bernardino NWR on 9/28 (Richard
Webster).

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

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN was reported along the Santa Cruz River at Santa
Gertrudis Lane on 9/25 (Joy Bockius). Remember to park along the frontage
road and walk in. A #PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was reported on 9/27 (Joy
Bockius) and continued on 9/29 (m.ob.). Multiple #PAINTED BUNTINGS were
reported in the area this week – up to six on 9/25(Keith Kamper, Patty
Tersey), when a #LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH and #DICKCISSEL were also reported
on 9/25 – the waterthrush was about a mile south of the crossing and the
Dickcissel was in the field south of the lane.

NOGALES area
At Pena Blanca Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/zBbzl), a #PAINTED
BUNTING continued on 9/23 (m.ob.).
#PAINTED BUNTINGS were reported at Kino Springs in the dry section of the
pond near the clubhouse on 9/27 (Sally Johnsen); a male continued on 9/29
(David Dunford).
A #DICKCISSEL was reported on 9/28 (Luke Safford) in Mariposa Canyon west
of Nogales.

AMADO
Two Brown Pelicans continued at the Amado STP this week (m.ob.).


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

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

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

EL RIO OPEN SPACE PRESERVE/COACHLINE GRAVEL PIT - park in the paved lot in
the southwest corner or along the south edge near the berm. Annotated map:
http://goo.gl/5vIQSb

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.

BENSON - the Benson Birding Trail is no longer accessible as the property
is under new ownership.

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.

BAIRD'S SPARROW HILL AND THE VACA RANCH CORRAL in the San Rafael Valley is
off limits to birders due to the thoughtless actions of a few birders. DO
NOT ENTER THE PROPERTY. A sign has been posted previously stating that
"stopping within 0.25 mile of the corral is prohibited."

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

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: Closed.

CORONA DE TUCSON WRF: Closed.

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: 9/29/17 8:19 pm
From: <pgoltz...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] More info on break in at Sweetwater
Here is another thought. If birders would schedule an hour a week to
watch and photograph anybody who shows up, if, say, he or she was
planning on birding there anyway, perhaps we could coordinate and catch
whoever is doing it. (We should conceal ourselves.) Obviously, we should
not citizen-arrest or otherwise interact with such people, but we can
turn photos over to the police. And possibly license plate numbers. Then
signs warning of surveillance might be enough (but if they heed the
signs, we won't catch them, a dilemma).

Pat Goltz

On 2017-09-29 16:29, Betsy Checchia wrote:
> Is there someone at Tucson Audubon who can contact Tucson Water and
> ask them to put up some cameras and signs at Sweetwater? I have
> second thoughts every time I park there. Even fake cameras and signs
> might have the desired effect...
>
> Betsy Checchia
>
> On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 2:44 PM, Melody Kehl <outdoor1...> wrote:
>
>> Again, just a heads up. . . the trunk is not safe. . . the thieves
>> have learned to knock out the windows and pop the trunk. They
>> took everything including an old coffee mug. Not discriminatory..
>>
>>
>> _Melody’s Birding_
>>
>> _(So Many Birds, So Little Time)_
>>
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Date: 9/29/17 4:30 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] More info on break in at Sweetwater
Is there someone at Tucson Audubon who can contact Tucson Water and ask
them to put up some cameras and signs at Sweetwater? I have second
thoughts every time I park there. Even fake cameras and signs might have
the desired effect...

Betsy Checchia

On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 2:44 PM, Melody Kehl <outdoor1...> wrote:

> Again, just a heads up. . . the trunk is not safe. . . the thieves have
> learned to knock out the windows and pop the trunk. They took everything
> including an old coffee mug. Not discriminatory..
>
>
>
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Date: 9/29/17 2:44 pm
From: Melody Kehl <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] More info on break in at Sweetwater
Again, just a heads up. . . the trunk is not safe. . . the thieves have
learned to knock out the windows and pop the trunk. They took everything
including an old coffee mug. Not discriminatory..



Melody's Birding

(So Many Birds, So Little Time)

www.melodysbirding.com




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Date: 9/29/17 12:32 pm
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Kubo
Blue throat hummingbird continues today. 12:30 pm


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Date: 9/29/17 12:12 pm
From: Gordon Karre <karhop1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Mt Ord, Maricaopa County
Headed to Mt Ord in Maricopa County early this morning and had a nice cool hike with some pretty interesting birds. Discovered a small group of 4 MOUNTAIN CHICKADEES on the southern end of the 1688 Trail. I also heard a 5th one on my return at the north end of the trail. Not a uncommon or rare bird in parts of Arizona, but it is not an easy bird to find in Maricopa County. Also discovered a pair of 'Red-backed' DARK-EYED JUNCOs. This subspecies has been reported here in the past a few times, but it is not a normal resident here, but are usually found a bit further north. Some of the other species that I was able to detect; HAIRY and ACORN WOODPECKERs, HUTTON'S VIREO, BRIDLED TITMOUSE, HERMIT THRUSH, and lots of SPOTTED TOWHEEs.

My eBird report can be found here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39457823

Great birding to all!

Gordon Karre
Mesa

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Date: 9/29/17 7:21 am
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Santa Rita Feeders calliope
I neglected to mention I had an immature calliope here last night 9/28. I was disappointed this migration not seeing any adult males. If anyone would be so kind and contact me off list if they'd seen any in SEAZ this season. Trying to plan for next year.
Thank you
Charlie Trapani



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Date: 9/28/17 9:10 pm
From: Richard Webster <webster.re...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Slaughter Ranch Green Kingfisher; SBNWR; Whitewater Draw 9/27
Hi Folks:

Today, 28 Sept, at House Pond, the main pond at Slaughter Ranch,there was a
male Green Kingfisher, one of 2-3 that have been around this summer.
At San Bernardino NWR, there was a fresh female-plumaged Painted Bunting at
the Minckley Ponds, an immature Common Black-Hawk in Black Draw below the
Twin Ponds inflow, a Hutton's Vireo, and 3 or 6 Black Vultures. In terms
of migrants, medium diversity and low numbers. Breezy at the edge of all
the rain in N.M.
At Whitewater Draw the evening of 27 September, fewer birds than on recent
visits, but several of interest, including a Sanderling (juvenile seen only
in flight), a Dunlin, one Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, an immature
White-fronted Goose, seven Semipalmated Plovers, and the continuing
immature Common Black-Hawk. The emphasis is on "in flight"--falcons and
harriers a pleasant issue, but an issue, with most shorebirds seen at the
upper end of the north arm. The Swainson's Hawk roost was down by two
orders of magnitude, the Yellow-headed Blackbird roost the same impressive
spectacle as in recent weeks, and the Tree Swallow roost disappointing in
relation to past years.

Richard

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Date: 9/28/17 7:40 pm
From: Jay Miller <arizonajay23...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: The Miller House of Mesa - American Redstart, 9-28.
Had a 1st year male American Redstart this morning and afternoon to get me to 10 warblers on my Fall list, and September list too. It came in and got a bath at 4:16, giving me the impression it may stay awhile. Most of what I've seen this Fall is normal, so on the quiet side. I've had too many distractions lately to say I've birded as normal, but still I've managed to make it to 67 so far for September. The record here is 86, not in reach. Come on Black Swift!!

Jay Miller
Mesa, Az


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Date: 9/28/17 6:01 pm
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Kubo Feeders
Immature male blue-throated Hummingbird. 5:50pm it called a few times as well. Gorget is pretty full.




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Date: 9/28/17 2:27 pm
From: Sally Johnsen <empidonax...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Kino Springs, Patagonia Lake and Paton's.
Yesterday, Diane Rand, Liz Davis  Barb Haymond and I had a really good
day of birding especially at the now dried first pond in Kino Springs.
Despite the lack of water it was filled with birds as the bed of the
pond if filled with tall grasses which have gone to seed and there are
many fruiting hackberry trees around the pond. We most have seen at
least six Painted Buntings, Blue Grosbeak, Varied Bunting, Brown-crested
flycatcher, Hooded Oriole,Loggerhead Shrike, Wilson's, MacGillivray's,
Orange-crowned, Common Yellowthroat Warblers and so many Sparrows for
just a few. Patagonia Lake was a little disappointing and quiet but we
did see four Ospey, two Sora Rail and the Green Kingfisher flying up
stream. On to Paton's for lunch and to admire all the work that is going
to make it into a birders paradise, I especially liked the pond in the
pasture where a female Common Yellowthroat has taken residence, and of
course great looks at all the Hummers including at least three
Violet-crowned.

Happy birding,

Sally Johnsen

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Date: 9/28/17 1:39 pm
From: Luke Safford <saffordluke...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Dickcissel near Nogales
While conducting a final Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey we found a female Dickcissel in Mariposa Canyon on the west side of Nogales. It’s a nice little drainage to walk near the fence. If you’d like directions let me know.

Luke Safford
Tucson

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Date: 9/28/17 1:03 pm
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Tucson area
I had to go to my company's office today. But the good news was I Had a zone-tail flyover at golf links and swan road. 1:00 pm. It was hunting.



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Date: 9/28/17 11:44 am
From: Susan Fishburn <fishbirdess...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] LeConte's Sparrow-Wild Burro Trailhead-NO
Between 7:15 and 9:25 was our first attempt. Other birders were present. No LeConte's Sparrow. Our second attempt from 10:30-11:30 failed to produce a LeConte's Sparrow. Other birders we talked to had not seen it either.

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Date: 9/28/17 7:42 am
From: Outdoor <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FYI. Sweet water breaking.
I am with a client who’s vehicle was broken into last evening around 5:00 pm. Just a heads up that this area is being targeted.

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Date: 9/28/17 6:00 am
From: Doug Jenness <d_jenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] LeConte's Sparrow
9/28/17


The LECONTE'S SPARROW is a great find. It's only the third state record. For a report on the second record in 2004-05, also in Marana north of Tucson, see the note in Arizona Birds<http://arizonabirds.org/>, the AZFO's online journal. The article is at: http://arizonabirds.org/sites/default/files/articles/LeContes-Sparrow--Arizonas-Second-Record.pdf


Doug Jenness

Tucson



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Date: 9/27/17 8:17 pm
From: Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Santa Gertrudis and south
Looking at the few good photos I got of that bird Joy. Do you think it was a
male or a female?

Marcia
Tucson

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[mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Joy Bockius
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:19 PM
To: <AZNMBirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Santa Gertrudis and south


I tried to see the painted buntings and the rufous-backed robin for the
third day in a row south of Santa Gertrudis Lane today with no luck. I did
see one female painted bunting. The bird of the day was a prothonotary
warbler on the cottonwood branch that hangs out over the river and is full
of caterpillar webs.

Joy Bockius
Green Valley

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Date: 9/27/17 6:32 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Marana - LeConte's Sparrow
Somewhat out of order time-wise, but I also had the LeConte's (and 2
Lincoln's) in the same general area at 1:20. I walked down the wash most
of the way, then down the edge of the fairway. The area with the sparrows
was downhill from a large sandtrap.

Also birded up the wash a bit, just past the hotel, and had a Bendire's
Thrasher in an area of many fruiting hackberries.

Thanks, Chris and Brian, for very good directions.

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 5:18 PM, Lindsay Story <lsbirder...> wrote:

> LeConte's continues from 5p.m. For 10 minutes until sprinklers turned on,
> the sparrow was 75 yards from S end of greenway. On the wash side of the
> grass. Hanging out with a Lincoln's Sparrow. Thanks Rumiko for spotting
> the bird for all of us.
> Turn right at the first wash after coming down the steeper trail incline
> from parking. The greenway is on the right as you continue. It is
> possible to periodically walk from the wash over to the greenway and to
> follow rudimentary trails.
> Lindsay & Keith Story. -Mesa Az
>
> On Sep 27, 2017 12:47 PM, "Chris Benesh" <cdbenesh...> wrote:
>
>> Brian Walsh relocated the sparrow for five of us. The bird continued
>> through 12:40 at 32.47173, -111.09212. Just at the edge of the fairway in
>> some green grass and acacia.
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Sep 27, 2017, at 9:15 AM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>>
>> Following up on an ebird report from last night, Laurens Halsey and I
>> just refound a LeConte's Sparrow in Wild Burro Canyon wash (Dove Mountain,
>> Marana) today (8:45am on 9/27). Details to come but there's a list in eBird
>> from yesterday.
>> The bird is between the wash and the golf course fairway so be aware of
>> golfers.
>>
>> Two Black Vultures soaring over the Ritz Carlton resort, too. You have to
>> go through a guard shack but just tell them you're hiking. Park at the Wild
>> Burro trailhead and walk down the wash 300-400 yards. The bird was even
>> with the south end of the fairway in the desert broom.
>>
>> GPS: 32.4716767,-111.0916364
>>
>> Pictures and list to come in eBird.
>>
>> Andrew
>> -
>> Andrew Core
>> Tucson, AZ
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Date: 9/27/17 6:01 pm
From: Lindsay Story <lsbirder...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ LeConte's Sparrow continues
Something odd is going on with my phone. I am uncertain my earlier message
went through about the LeConte's Sparrow on Wild Burro Trail (Marana AZ
area). I apologize if the below message reaches everyone twice. Lindsay
LeConte's continues from 5p.m. For 10 minutes until sprinklers turned on,
the sparrow was 75 yards from S end of greenway. On the wash side of the
grass. Hanging out with a Lincoln's Sparrow. Thanks Rumiko for spotting
the bird for all of us.
Turn right at the first wash after coming down the steeper trail incline
from parking. The greenway is on the right as you continue. It is
possible to periodically walk from the wash over to the greenway and to
follow rudimentary trails.
Lindsay & Keith Story. -Mesa Az
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Date: 9/27/17 5:30 pm
From: David Pearson <dpearson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt south of Globe
Today (27 Sept.) Susan Fishburn, John Ray, Dara Vasquez, and I spent 6 hours birding the Pinal Mt. area and found 75 species. Two LEWIS' WOODPECKERS were unusual for this area, and two NORTHERN PYGMY-OWLS were calling single toots below Sulfide del Rey picnic area. FOS species included 2 Red-naped Sapsuckers, a female CASSIN'S FINCH and large flocks of Brewer's Blackbirds at the Russell Rd dump.


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


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Date: 9/27/17 5:19 pm
From: Joy Bockius <jbockius...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Santa Gertrudis and south
I tried to see the painted buntings and the rufous-backed robin for the
third day in a row south of Santa Gertrudis Lane today with no luck. I did
see one female painted bunting. The bird of the day was a prothonotary
warbler on the cottonwood branch that hangs out over the river and is full
of caterpillar webs.

Joy Bockius
Green Valley

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Date: 9/27/17 5:18 pm
From: Lindsay Story <lsbirder...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Marana - LeConte's Sparrow
LeConte's continues from 5p.m. For 10 minutes until sprinklers turned on,
the sparrow was 75 yards from S end of greenway. On the wash side of the
grass. Hanging out with a Lincoln's Sparrow. Thanks Rumiko for spotting
the bird for all of us.
Turn right at the first wash after coming down the steeper trail incline
from parking. The greenway is on the right as you continue. It is
possible to periodically walk from the wash over to the greenway and to
follow rudimentary trails.
Lindsay & Keith Story. -Mesa Az

On Sep 27, 2017 12:47 PM, "Chris Benesh" <cdbenesh...> wrote:

> Brian Walsh relocated the sparrow for five of us. The bird continued
> through 12:40 at 32.47173, -111.09212. Just at the edge of the fairway in
> some green grass and acacia.
>
> Chris
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Sep 27, 2017, at 9:15 AM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>
> Following up on an ebird report from last night, Laurens Halsey and I just
> refound a LeConte's Sparrow in Wild Burro Canyon wash (Dove Mountain,
> Marana) today (8:45am on 9/27). Details to come but there's a list in eBird
> from yesterday.
> The bird is between the wash and the golf course fairway so be aware of
> golfers.
>
> Two Black Vultures soaring over the Ritz Carlton resort, too. You have to
> go through a guard shack but just tell them you're hiking. Park at the Wild
> Burro trailhead and walk down the wash 300-400 yards. The bird was even
> with the south end of the fairway in the desert broom.
>
> GPS: 32.4716767,-111.0916364
>
> Pictures and list to come in eBird.
>
> Andrew
> -
> Andrew Core
> Tucson, AZ
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Date: 9/27/17 12:47 pm
From: Chris Benesh <cdbenesh...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Marana - LeConte's Sparrow
Brian Walsh relocated the sparrow for five of us. The bird continued through 12:40 at 32.47173, -111.09212. Just at the edge of the fairway in some green grass and acacia.

Chris

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 27, 2017, at 9:15 AM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>
> Following up on an ebird report from last night, Laurens Halsey and I just refound a LeConte's Sparrow in Wild Burro Canyon wash (Dove Mountain, Marana) today (8:45am on 9/27). Details to come but there's a list in eBird from yesterday.
> The bird is between the wash and the golf course fairway so be aware of golfers.
>
> Two Black Vultures soaring over the Ritz Carlton resort, too. You have to go through a guard shack but just tell them you're hiking. Park at the Wild Burro trailhead and walk down the wash 300-400 yards. The bird was even with the south end of the fairway in the desert broom.
>
> GPS: 32.4716767,-111.0916364
>
> Pictures and list to come in eBird.
>
> Andrew
> -
> Andrew Core
> Tucson, AZ
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Date: 9/27/17 12:20 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Tucson - American Bittern
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Larry Norris called to report that Luke Safford found an American Bittern
at the Overlook Pond at Sweetwater Wetlands on the TAS field trip this
morning.

thanks Larry!

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

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Date: 9/27/17 10:09 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 9-27-2017
Just as I was leaving I spotted two Pectoral Sandpipers not far from
three Stilt Sandpipers in the SW corner of #4.


Jeff Ritz
Phoenix, Az


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Date: 9/27/17 9:17 am
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Marana LECONTE’S SPARROW
Birders,

Photos of a LECONTE’S SPARROW were submitted to the AZFO photo page by Jennifer Hayduk from yesterday, September 26. I’ll try to get more specific information on the location, but it is given as near the Wild Burro Trail, Dove Mountain, Marana. I’m not familiar with the area but in the photos the bird is perched in Baccharis and mesquite.

We’ll get the photos posted soon but wanted to get the word out!

Just the messenger,
Lauren Harter
Lake Havasu City

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Date: 9/27/17 9:15 am
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Marana - LeConte's Sparrow
Following up on an ebird report from last night, Laurens Halsey and I just refound a LeConte's Sparrow in Wild Burro Canyon wash (Dove Mountain, Marana) today (8:45am on 9/27). Details to come but there's a list in eBird from yesterday.
The bird is between the wash and the golf course fairway so be aware of golfers.

Two Black Vultures soaring over the Ritz Carlton resort, too. You have to go through a guard shack but just tell them you're hiking. Park at the Wild Burro trailhead and walk down the wash 300-400 yards. The bird was even with the south end of the fairway in the desert broom.

GPS: 32.4716767,-111.0916364

Pictures and list to come in eBird.

Andrew
-
Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 9/27/17 9:03 am
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Pinal/ Pectoral Sandpipers at Goldman Slop Ponds
Six Pectoral Sandpipers, an unusual count, and a relatively late Wilson's
Phalarope at Goldman this morning.

McCreedy
Tucson

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Date: 9/27/17 7:59 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 9-27-2017
There are currently two Semipalmated Plovers in #4 and 49 American White
Pelicans in #2

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix Az

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Date: 9/26/17 5:18 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New Photos Philadelphia Vireo and Grasshopper Sparrow

Field Ornithologists,

Jason Wilder contributed photos of Philadelphia Vireo, and under Regional interest Eric Hough contributed photos of a Grasshopper Sparrow from Apache County. Thanks Jason and Eric!

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: 9/26/17 4:25 pm
From: Doug Jenness <d_jenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Santa Cruz Flats, Ferruginous Hawk
9/26/17


I covered a few locations at the Santa Cruz Flats this morning, enjoying the cool weather. The highpoint was an early FERRUGINOUS HAWK. A quick check of records for the Flats indicates that this may be the earliest record for this location. SWAINSON'S HAWKS are still passing through and were seen in many places. A good number of AMERICAN KESTRELS also seemed to be passing through as well. A couple of adult CRESTED CARACARAS, though not a surprise, were fun to watch feeding in alfalfa almost over their heads.


Doug Jenness

Tucson

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Date: 9/26/17 3:32 pm
From: Melody Kehl <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Catalina Mountains, 09/26/2017
The Clark's Nutcracker continues just north of Inspiration Road. It was
seen just to the east of the cabins. Melody

Melody's Birding

(So Many Birds, So Little Time)

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Date: 9/26/17 9:36 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 9-26-2017
Just a quick note, the Black-bellied Plover departed to the South shortly
after I reported it to the listserv this morning.

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 9/26/17 7:15 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ Glendale Recharge Ponds 9-26-2017
Black-bellied Plover in basin #4

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 9/25/17 7:24 pm
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Recent Yuma County sightings
Good evening… After a dismal weekend, Yuma County finally enjoyed a night
full of rare migrants. In reverse order, sightings include:

Yuma west wetlands, September 25:

I found and photographed a VIRGINIA'S WARBLER foraging with a flock of
Orange-crowned Warblers along the Colorado River. I put out an immediate
text, and while waiting for Henry, found a first of autumn plumbeous
Vireo. I actually missed getting photos of the Vireo, the first time all
year that one of my target species has gone unphotographed…
Henry and I were unable to relocate Virginia. While trying to relocate the
plumbeous, I succeeded in finding a rare autumn OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER!

Aztec feedlot, Dateland, return to Yuma. Sunday, September 23:

At dawn, eight Swainsons hawks were in the agricultural fields at Aztec.
A Greenwing teal was on the pond. Dateland was abysmal… It was difficult
to find individual birds. Highlights from the grove were a first of season
ruby crowned kinglet. The solar ponds had three black and one Forster's
tern. The dome valley feedlot had two pectoral sandpipers.

Aztec feedlot, Dateland, return to Yuma. Saturday , September 22:

Aztec crop fields yielded the first vesper sparrow of the season. Dateland
was quiet, highlights include a flock of Lincoln sparrows, first of season
white crowned sparrow, and 175 turkey vultures roosting in the Grove. The
solar ponds had nine black terns and four rednecked phalaropes.

On September 17, I found the first of season Lincoln sparrow in Wellton.
As I talked texted this message and composed primarily on the phone,
apologies for capitalization, spacing, spelling, etc.







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--


Matt Victoria
Mesa del Sol
Yuma, AZ 85367

My photos can be seen here: https://mattv.smugmug.com/

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Date: 9/25/17 7:19 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 9/25/2017
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
September 25, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for September 25, 2017 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.

For photos of rarities and directions to some birding sites, check
http://sites.google.com/site/oldenettelspage or the New Mexico Rarities
Group on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/nmrarities/. NMOS is now 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):

Black Swift (Bernalillo)
Black-bellied Plover (Bernalillo)
RED KNOT (Chaves)
Sabine’s Gull (Eddy, De Baca)
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Sierra)
Common Tern (Rio Arriba)
Tricolored Heron (Lea)
REDDISH EGRET (Sierra)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Curry)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Bernalillo)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
CAROLINA WREN (Socorro)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)
Botteri’s Sparrow (Sierra)
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER (Grant)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Bernalillo)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Lea, Roosevelt)
SCARLET TANAGER (Lea)

BERNALILLO County:
--Harris photographed a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER at Valle de Oro NWR September
23. It continued to September 25 for many.

--a BLACK SWIFT was seen at the Nature Center in Albuquerque September 23
by the banding crew. It was not in the area long and wasn’t seen after the
initial sighting.

--Buckley reported a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER while searching for the
Red-shouldered Hawk September 23. It was seen near sign 8 1/4 and continued
in the area the following day.

-- Morris reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK in the Albuquerque bosque July 4.
It was seen along the Calabacillas Arroyo west of the ditch trail about
100-200 yards south of Alameda. He reported the hawk in the same area again
on September 5 and it was seen by many to September 25.

CHAVES County:
--Hertick and Rustay reported a RED KNOT at Red Lake Tank, west of mm 172
on hwy 380, September 24. It continued the following day.

CURRY County:
--Parmeter and Oldenettel reported three, an adult and two juvenile,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS at the Clovis WWTP August 19. Two continued to
September 15.

DE BACA County:
--Parmeter reported a SABINE’S GULL at Sumner Lake September 23.

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported two SABINE’S GULLS at Brantley Lake September 23.

GRANT County:
--Dolton reported a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER in Pancho Canyon in the Gila Bird
Area September 23.

HIDALGO County:
--Webster and Rowlett reported a RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW in Guadalupe Canyon
May 13. One were present in the canyon for Szabat August 27.

LEA County:
--Hetrick and Rustay reported a SCARLET TANAGER at Chapparal Park in
Lovington September 24.

--Nieman photographed a TRICOLORED HERON at Chapparal Park in Lovington
September 22. It was not relocated.

--Nieman reported a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER at the Tatum Sewage Ponds
September 22. Oldenettel reported it there the following day.

SIERRA County:
--Cleary reported a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Elephant Butte Lake SP
September 12. It was seen along Long Point and was not the other
dark-mantled gull in question.

--Cleary reported two BOTTERI’S SPARROW at mile marker 9 along Hwy NM 27,
nine miles north of Nutt, August 26. They were seen about 100 yards to the
east along a fence line. At least one continued for several to September 6.


--Oldenettel reported hearing the GREAT KISKADEE at Percha Dam Recreation
Area September 4. It heard south of the playground. Cleary photographed it
September 21 above the dam.

--Cleary reported an immature REDDISH EGRET at Elephant Butte Lake SP
August 13. It was seen near the newly formed pools in the armpit area of
Long Point. Two were present for Parmeter and Oldenettel in this area
September 8.

RIO ARRIBA County:
--rare for the county, Foy reported a COMMON TERN at Ohkay Owingeh Lakes
September 24. There is a $5 entrance fee to bird at this location.

ROOSEVELT County:
--Oldenettel reported a female BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER at the Melrose
Trap September 22. It continued the following day.

SOCORRO County:
--CAROLINA WRENS are currently at various locations at Bosque del Apache
NWR; the 90 degree turn on the Seasonal Rd and most recently near the
Boardwalk Lagoon.

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Date: 9/25/17 6:28 pm
From: roger tess <rtbirder...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [No Subject]
Mindy Lu well we switched climates?? this morning I got up to 52 degrees!! then todays' high was 80?

I watched the Packers play last nite in sweltering heat. What is happening? It sounds loke you have found someone that you DESERVE, Right??? as always, Dad #2
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Date: 9/25/17 6:28 pm
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Santa Rita feeders
There's a violet crown at the feeders now. Got a few pics. Definitely a VC and not my sought after berylline.

Bird was still there at 6:05 pm.

-Charlie



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Date: 9/25/17 4:18 pm
From: Joy Bockius <jbockius...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Santa Gertrudis Lane and south
I saw at least 3 male and several female painted buntings today. At one
point near the river crossing, I had a painted and a varied bunting taking
a bath within 2 feet of each other.

Coming back from my walk south I stopped where the path is near the river
and there is a tree across the trail you have to walk over and I saw a
rufous-backed robin.

Joy Bockius
Green Valley, AZ

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Date: 9/25/17 3:26 pm
From: stuarthealy <stuarthealy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ 09/25/17: Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area
From my journal for Monday, September 25, 2017.

Ron Beck and I took another crack at Whitewater Draw in Sulphur Springs Valley today. As the morning progressed, we both had the
feeling that it was a somewhat "blah" day, perhaps because shorebird diversity was down (11 species). However, we persevered and
eventually ground out a decent mix of over 80 species.

Highlight of the day came as we drove down Coffman Road in the pre-dawn gloom at 5:45am. SWAINSON'S HAWKS streamed southeast from
the Pecan Grove on Frontier Road. What started as a trickle became a steady stream and we saw perhaps as many as 1500 birds. We
stopped to admire the spectacle and lingered on Coffman seeing huge, swirling flocks of YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS.

Raptors were perhaps the highlight at Whitewater proper and included MERLIN, PEREGRINE FALCON and a low-soaring immature COMMON
BLACK HAWK. Among the other birds of note were 3 continuing BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS and 4 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS. The number of
TREE SWALLOWS has dropped considerably but we still saw 1000 birds.

82 species recorded at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area 6:15-10:20am: 40-77 degrees; clear and calm
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Gadwall, Am. Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon & Green-winged Teal; N. Shoveler, N. Pintail, Ruddy Duck,
Pied-billed & Eared Grebes; Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, N. Harrier, Cooper's, Common Black,
Swainson's & Red-tailed Hawks; Sora, Am. Coot, Am. Avocet, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Spotted, Baird's, Least & Western
Sandpipers; Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs; Long-billed Curlew, Wilson's Snipe, Common Ground-Dove, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner,
Anna's Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, N. Flicker, Am. Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Black & Say's Phoebes; Vermilion
Flycatcher, Cassin's & Western Kingbirds; Loggerhead Shrike, Chihuahuan Raven, N. Rough-winged, Tree, Bank, Barn & Cliff Swallows;
House, Marsh & Cactus Wrens; Curve-billed Thrasher, N. Mockingbird, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow, Yellow-rumped & Wilson's Warblers;
Green-tailed Towhee, Chipping, Brewer's, Vesper, Lark, Black-throated, Savannah, Song, Lincoln's & White-crowned Sparrows; Western
Tanager, Pyrrhuloxia, Black-headed & Blue Grosbeaks; Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged & Yellow-headed Blackbirds; House Finch and Lesser
Goldfinch.

Stuart

Stuart Healy

Sierra Vista, AZ.

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Date: 9/24/17 9:33 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--24 Sep 2017
Hi, birders,

Just four locals walked the Sierra Vista EOP dikes this morning, garnering
81 species overall. Crystal clear air, lots of sun, and mild temperatures
made viewing conditions excellent. Plenty of migrating raptors and foraging
swallows as the morning warmed kept us busy between several unusual
sightings of uncommon birds.

Top birds included Purple Martin, Vaux's Swift, migrating Swainson's Hawks,
and close views Sora, Virginia Rail, and Com. Gallinule.

An immature Purple Martin was the best bird of the morning. There are only
a handful of records for this species at the EOP. Easily picked out by its
much larger size, it was perched among other swallows. Sporting an immature
plumage of dull black back and wings, dark gray head and upper breast, and
white underparts, it still retained a gape spot of yellow at the base of
its beak.

Often heard, less often seen, we had extended views of a Sora foraging in
shallow water with cattails. Just a few feet away an immature Common
Gallinule was likewise feeding. Even better was watching a Virginia Rail
walking along the dike edge, well out of the water.

Half a dozen Swainson's Hawks were perched in mesquites early in the
morning. Then we noticed more standing in the fields next to the mesquites,
and soon these birds were up and away, only to be replaced by more
Swainson's Hawks circling slowly south for the rest of the morning. An
astonishing 23 Turkey Vultures were frequenting a drying muddy impoundment,
the dikes around it, and the immediate air space above.

In the late morning a single Vaux's Swift flew erratically through the
swirling cloud of swallows foraging over the Moson Road impoundments.
Sparrow numbers are still low, but diversity is picking up nine species,
including Green-tailed Towhees, with two Chipping Sparrows being our last
addition to the trip list as we walked back to the gate. Still a few Blue
Grosbeaks, Lazuli Buntings, Bell's Vireos, and Bullock's Orioles about. The
first Rock Wren of the fall joined the many vocal Marsh Wrens that have
arrived over the past three weeks.

A reminder that EOP walks begin at 8 a.m. starting next Sunday, October
1st, for the next six months.

Cheers, Erika Wilson

--
Erika Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 9/24/17 1:09 pm
From: Steve Hosmer <sjhosmer...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Glendale Recharge Ponds - Shorebirds
This morning my wife Joan and I spent almost 4 hours birding at the Glendale
Recharge Ponds (Maricopa Co.). Highlights included 16 Greater White-fronted
Geese in Pond 4, a Semipalmated Plover in Pond 4, 2 Stilt Sandpipers in Pond
4, a Dunlin in Pond 4, and a Solitary Sandpiper in Pond 1. Photos of all of
these birds are in my eBird checklist.

Take care and good birding.

Steve Hosmer
Anthem, AZ


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Date: 9/24/17 10:54 am
From: Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NAZ: Philadelphia Vireo east of Flagstaff
This morning, 24 September 2017, Chuck LaRue and I found a Philadelphia Vireo east of Phlagstaff...err I mean Flagstaff... along Buffalo Range Road where it crosses Anderson Canyon.
Location here:
//www.google.com/maps/place/3504'13.6"N+11109'42.4"W/@35.0704444,-111.1639665

Pics here:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsm5FBeud

We followed the bird upstream for about mile before we lost it as it flew across the canyon and upslope.

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ


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Date: 9/23/17 9:36 pm
From: LAWRENCE LIESE <larryliese...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] BANWR no ROSP mid-day, but interesting falcon
Fourth-hand report of spoonbills present this morning but leaving before 8:00 a.m. Not seen by birders there after that through 3:00 p.m.
Quite birdy considering windy conditions.

Very interesting falcon (poss pair) observed at Grebe Pond
-first sighting (low, some branches obscuring) of fast-moving bird showed distinct falcon shape, seemed full size
-later sighting of same ind. was of fairly high up soaring bird. Best field mark seen distinctly was quite long black tail with 5-6 very thin white bars.
Is there any reintroduction going on of Aplomado Falcons near AZ/NM? This bird seemed not to fit Merlin, though have seen them there a few times. Size of this bird seemed larger and soaring behavior seems untypical.

If spoonbills return and birders visit - keep an eye out for falcon. - Larry Liese

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Date: 9/23/17 8:34 pm
From: Karen Herzenberg <karen.herzenberg...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] White Pelicans near Bosque del Apache NWR, NM
Volunteers at the Rio Grande nature Center State Park in Albuquerque reported a group of about 50 circling overhead around noon today.

Karen Herzenberg
Ranger Karen LLC
Albuquerque, NM
505-563-0387
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> On Sep 22, 2017, at 10:24 PM, Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...> wrote:
>
> While driving south on I-25 yesterday late morning (September 21) just a little south of Bosque del Apache NWR, I pulled over and watched a group of 35-40 American White Pelicans circling and soaring fairly low over the fields to the east of I-25.
>
> This was just a little north of exit 124. I don't know if they've been recorded at Bosque recently, or if this is notable this time of year in NM? It was a lovely sight, nonetheless. :-)
>
> Happy Birding!
>
> Rosie Watts
> Tucson, AZ
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Date: 9/23/17 5:42 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Albuquerque Rarities today
Several good birds were seen around the Abq area today (9/23):

Black Swift-reported by several at the Nature Center this morning but it didn't stick around long and wasn't relocated after the initial sightings. They also banded a Dickcissel.

Chestnut-sided Warbler-one was found by David Buckley at the Red-shouldered Hawk location along the ditch near sign 8 1/2. Dave Hawksworth relocated it later in the morning in the same area.

Black-bellied Plover-Catherine Harris found a first year at Valle de Oro NWR that hung around for several birders this afternoon. It was seen north of the main east/west road in a partially flooded field towards to west end of that road.

Red-shouldered Hawk-continued in the previously reported location for several this morning and I saw it around 5:30 this afternoon.

Good Birding,
Matt Baumann
Albuquerque, NM

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Date: 9/23/17 3:10 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ San Pedro House, Sierra Vista, Warblers including L. Waterthrush.
Seventy species including 10 Warblers for the 4th Saturday Bird Walk. Birding was very good around the Mesquites behind the Bookstore at 7 and even better along the trail along the River heading toward the highway bridge at about 8:30.

We ended with most people getting looks at the Louisiana Waterthrush between posts 7 and 8. This is the third year the Louisiana Waterthrush has visited.. I saw him first about 10 days ago. The Willow Flycatcher was also seen this week and last near number post 8. (The posts are shown on the free map available in front of the Bookstore.)

John Broz
Sierra Vista

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Date: 9/23/17 12:15 pm
From: <chrustay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM: Albuquerque, Rio Grande Nature Center - Black Swift
Great day banding today at the Rio Grande Nature Center. The day started out with very low clouds and a few sprinkles. The low clouds stuck around until about 11:00 or so and the resulting bird activity was high. Birds included about four Dickcissels (one banded) a flock of about 55 American White Pelicans flying over, and loads of the usual warblers. A Painted Bunting was banded at the end of the day. Most exciting was a Black Swift which stayed around the Nature Center pond for about five minutes - flying just a little over the tops of the cottonwoods, allowing for decent study! We all remarked about how late it seemed for this bird.


Christopher Rustay
Albuquerque, NM

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Date: 9/23/17 11:13 am
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] NO SIGHTINGS: Comment opportunity re Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge/Border Wall THREAD CLOSED
do not post replies to this off-topic post on aznmbirds.

Mark Stevenson
aznmbirds
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Subject: [AZNMbirds] NO SIGHTINGS: Comment opportunity re Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge/Border Wall
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Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:59 AM

Three-day window for
public comments on Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge/Border Wall.
Info here: https://valleygreenspace.wordpress.com/2017/09/17/submit-a-comment-opposing-the-border-wall-by-september-25th/Myron
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Date: 9/23/17 11:02 am
From: Myron L. Scott and Barbara S. Bush <gaia_3...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NO SIGHTINGS: Comment opportunity re Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge/Border Wall
Three-day window for public comments on Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge/Border Wall. Info here: https://valleygreenspace.wordpress.com/2017/09/17/submit-a-comment-opposing-the-border-wall-by-september-25th/ Myron Scott
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Date: 9/22/17 11:40 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 September 2017
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on September 22, 2017; the next update will be made on
September 29. 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:
*MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD
#Roseate Spoonbill
*SHORT-TAILED HAWK
#Semipalmated Sandpiper
#Sabine's Gull
#Lucifer Hummingbird
#Green Kingfisher
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
*RED-EYED VIREO
Pinyon Jay
Clark's Nutcracker
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Ovenbird
#Louisiana Waterthrush
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
#Painted Bunting
#Dickcissel

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In Carr Canyon, a *TUFTED FLYCATCHER continued at the Reef Townsite CG
through 9/17 (Rebekah Doyle) on the north side of the campground along the
drainage behind the bathrooms (near campsite #9).
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
this week on 9/17 (Ben Sandstrom) 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.).
A #GREEN KINGFISHER was photographed at the upper picnic area in Garden
Canyon on 9/16 (Chris Harbard).
At the San Pedro House, a #LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was reported along the San
Pedro River on 9/16 (Joyce Pritchett) between markers #6 and #7 and
continued on 9/19 (Robert Woodward); last year one frequented the area
between trail markers #7 and #8.

PATAGONIA
A *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER was reported along Sonoita Creek along Blue Haven
Rd on 9/19 (Robin Baxter) between the Paton Center for Hummingbirds and the
Patagonia- Sonoita Creek Preserve. Robin says, "The bird was foraging
across the creek in some low shrubs and at one point made its way to the
top of a willow with a dead broken branch which is pretty conspicuous.
There are no trails within the preserve in this area so unless it just
hangs out in that spot re-finding could be tough." Patagonia-Sonoita Creek
Preserve annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/0pXsd
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD was photographed at the Paton Center for
Hummingbirds on 9/21 (Steve Vaughn).
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.

TUCSON area
A *SHORT-TAILED HAWK continued on Mt. Lemmon, soaring over the Summerhaven
area on 9/22 (Brian Johnson). It has been seen recently from the Aspen
Trail (http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1409) and from Inspiration
Rock. A CLARK's NUTCRACKER was photographed at the San Pedro Vista on 9/20
(Neil Clark).

AMADO
An immature *MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD was reported overhead along Moyza
Ranch Road between Amado and Arivaca on 9/21 (Kathy Groschupf).
A Brown Pelican continued at the Amado STP this week (m.ob.), and a second
one joined it on 9/17.

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *RED-EYED VIREO and two Pinyon Jays were reported on 9/22 (Rick Taylor)
in a yard in Whitetail Canyon.
A #DICKCISSEL was photographed along Stateline Rd on 9/16 (Vivian
Schneggenburger).

BUENOS AIRES NWR
Up to four #ROSEATE SPOONBILLS continued at Aguirre Lake in Buenos Aires
NWR on 9/20 (Sally Johnsen). They have been seen both on Grebe Pond (the
large body of water visible from the trailhead and viewing blind) and from
Aguirre Lake, which is largely dry and wraps around the north and west of
Grebe Pond.

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
A #SABINE'S GULL continued at Whitewater Draw WA on 9/22 (m.ob.). A
#SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and Snowy Plover were reported on 9/20 (m.ob.).

NOGALES area
At Pena Blanca Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/zBbzl), an #OVENBIRD was
photographed on 9/16 (Ben Sandstrom) and continued on 9/17 (Chris McCreedy)
at the south end of the lake. A #LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was photographed on
9/19 (Ron Batie, Bill Lisowsky) and continued on 9/20 (m.ob.). Two #PAINTED
BUNTINGS were photographed on 9/21 (Ron Friesz).
A #DICKCISSEL was reported from Sycamore Canyon on 9/20 (Laurens Halsey,
Chris Benesh).

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A #PAINTED BUNTING was reported along the Santa Cruz River at Santa
Gertrudis Lane on 9/16 (David Goodward). Remember to park along the
frontage road and walk in.

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
#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.).


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

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

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

EL RIO OPEN SPACE PRESERVE/COACHLINE GRAVEL PIT - park in the paved lot in
the southwest corner or along the south edge near the berm. Annotated map:
http://goo.gl/5vIQSb

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.

BENSON - the Benson Birding Trail is no longer accessible as the property
is under new ownership.

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.

BAIRD'S SPARROW HILL AND THE VACA RANCH CORRAL in the San Rafael Valley is
off limits to birders due to the thoughtless actions of a few birders. DO
NOT ENTER THE PROPERTY. A sign has been posted previously stating that
"stopping within 0.25 mile of the corral is prohibited."

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

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: Closed.

CORONA DE TUCSON WRF: Closed.

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: 9/22/17 9:25 pm
From: Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White Pelicans near Bosque del Apache NWR, NM
While driving south on I-25 yesterday late morning (September 21) just a
little south of Bosque del Apache NWR, I pulled over and watched a group of
35-40 American White Pelicans circling and soaring fairly low over the
fields to the east of I-25.

This was just a little north of exit 124. I don't know if they've been
recorded at Bosque recently, or if this is notable this time of year in
NM? It was a lovely sight, nonetheless. :-)

Happy Birding!

Rosie Watts
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 9/22/17 8:56 pm
From: Vincent Maglio <vmaglio...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: DICKCISSEL Granite Reef
On Thursday 9/21 I saw an immature DICKCISSEL at Granite Reef along the Salt River. It was spotted west of the picnic area and south of the river/mesquite grove along the gravel berm about halfway to the road to the gravel pit operation. It was mixed in with some house finches. My complete list and photos are posted on eBird.

Vince Maglio
Mesa AZ



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Date: 9/22/17 8:48 pm
From: Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZNM SEAZ American Bittern at Green Valley WWTP today
I visited Green Valley WWTP this afternoon and had an American Bittern flush from the southeast corner of the full basin just north of the small round cement basin where birders park (at the 2 small mesquites).  It flew to the next basin north into the southwest corner, where it disappeared into the scant cover available.   I watched from the opposite end of the basin for it to re emerge but it managed to stay hidden.   Pics are on Ebird.  
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Date: 9/22/17 6:29 pm
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Paton's today again
Hi birders: Of course I left out the hummingbird that many birders come to Paton's to see; i.e., the Violet crowned which was prominent on several feeders today- I would say up to 3 individuals, perhaps more. Cheers, Thor


Thor Manson

Green Valley Az.

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Date: 9/22/17 5:21 pm
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Paton's today
Hi birders: Further to Jonahtan's report from yesterday, the Lucifer's appeared to be a no show today, at least from first light to around 1:30 p.m. However, it was replaced by a good looking Rivoli's which appeared sporadically at the back of the property both at a feeder, and in the foliage next to the drainage. Others hummers included Broad billed, and Broad tailed, Rufous, Anna's and Black chinned. Varied Bunting and, Blue Grosbeak were around the same back area, with the bunting bathing in the water feature. Western Tanagers lingered amongst others. Cheers, Thor


Thor Manson

Green Valley

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Date: 9/22/17 3:02 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County Terns & Sandpipers
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Date: 9/22/17 2:16 pm
From: <pwaters.kstate...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Birding and Citizen Science Survey
Hello,

My name is Paul Waters and I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Park
Management and Conservation at Kansas State. As part of my studies I am doing
research on the motivations of birders and their participation in citizen
science projects. I would appreciate if you could assist with this research
by taking a survey about your personal opinions of birding and citizen
science. The results from this survey will inform my research that will
enable citizen science project developers to better understand their
participants and create or alter projects in order to better serve both
birders and the scientific community. Your help is very important to the
success of this project. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes.

Link to survey:

https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1QSzKlq1dOm19rf

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks,
Paul Waters
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Date: 9/22/17 2:13 pm
From: <josmithgv...> <josmithgv...> <josmithgv...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Amado Pond Forster's Tern
As of 01:45 p.m. 9/22, the Forster's Tern was still present at Amado Pond. Also sighted were the two Brown Pelicans, two Great Egrets, one Great Blue Heron, and many Black-belied Whistling Ducks.

Robert Smith

Green Valley

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Date: 9/22/17 1:23 pm
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Buenos Aries NWR -No Spoonbills
Decided to finally get off my rear and check out the spoonbills. Dipped on them after an extensive check around the lake and mudflats today. BUT added three immature common black-hawks. And at a distance I made the same mistake as Tim H. I thought I had golden eagles until I went around a corner and had one up close. Very cool markings on these birds.

Charlie Trapani.




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Date: 9/22/17 12:21 pm
From: Merlin <merlin32757...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Young Forster's Tern at Amado WTP
Hi all

There is a young Forster's Tern at noon right now. Got pretty good pictures
that we will post to e-bird later. Two Brown Pelicans are still here as
well.

Rob Rutledge
Carol and Dave Vleck

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Date: 9/22/17 10:08 am
From: Darrel Wilder <darrelrwilder...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ - Veterans Oasis Park, Clay-colored Sparrow
There was a mini sparrow fallout this morning at Veterans Oasis Park. I
found several first-of-fall sparrow species for the park including a
Clay-colored Sparrow. Most of the sparrows were found along the extreme
northeastern basin which has a decent covering of grasses now. My full
checklist can be found on eBird under the Veterans Oasis hotspot.

*Darrel Wilder*

*Sun Lakes, AZ*

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Date: 9/22/17 12:28 am
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Green Valley WTP
Not sure if this gets anyone motivated but I decided to check out the GV WTP (on my way to find a chihuahuan Raven) and I'm seeing about 12 IBIS, a peregrine falcon , 2 spotted sandpiper , killdeer, a flock of shorebirds flying about , a couple of Wilson's phalaropes, some teal, a few distant swallows and a few mallards over the impoundments.

The flock of shorebirds id have to say are probably westerns.

I am looking through the fence at a distance. I don't have a scope. I also see the usual trash-birds as well.

Charlie Trapani.

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Date: 9/21/17 5:45 pm
From: <Birdsounds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Magnificent Frigatebird observed Pima County, AZ
A few minutes ago, about 1715, I observed a juvenile Magnificent
Frigatebird as it soared above my house. I live at the end of Moyza Ranch Road, off
of Arivaca Road, 11 miles west of Amado, AZ, Pima County. I was at my
agility field, training my dog, when he looked up to the sky and watched a
soaring bird. I looked up to see what he was watching, anticipating a Turkey
Vulture, but to my amazement, I saw a Magnificent Frigatebird. Although I
didn't have binoculars with me, it was close enough to see its very large,
elongated, black wings, which were angled back, its white head, white
breast, and long bill with a hook on the end. I ran to the house to get my
camera, but I didn't see it again.

The winds are from the west, so maybe it will join the pelicans at the
Amado pond?

Kathy Groschupf
"TimBuckTwo" (half way between Amado and Arivaca, AZ)
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Date: 9/21/17 4:24 pm
From: Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lucifer and Violet-crowned Hummingbirds at the Paton Center
Good evening, fellow birders.

Tucson Audubon Society member and friend, Steve Vaughn, photo-documented a
female Lucifer Hummingbird at the Paton Center this morning. Steve's
photograph is now posted on the Paton Center's Facebook Page, (
www.facebook.com/patonhummingbirds). The bird was seen visiting the pair of
feeders now labeled "Y" in the backyard viewing area, adjacent to the water
feature. At least 3 Violet-crowned Hummingbirds continue to be active at
feeders around the property--parking area and front yard, meadow garden,
and backyard viewing area. In addition, we're still seeing a few Rufous
Hummingbirds, as well as Black-chinned and Broad-billed hummers. Anna's
Hummingbird numbers are increasing and the species will predominate through
winter.

Both Summer and Western Tanagers were seen today, along with Wilson's,
Lucy's, and Orange-crowned Warblers.

Please remember that the Paton Center operation depends on the generosity
of visitors. Thank you for considering a contribution to the on-site Sugar
Fund.

No smoking, off-leash pets, or flash photography is allowed at the Paton
Center. We hope to see you soon!

Best regards,
Jonathan

Jonathan E. Lutz
Paton Center Coordinator
Tucson Audubon Society
(520) 415-6447
tucsonaudubon.org

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Date: 9/21/17 6:06 am
From: Sally Johnsen <empidonax...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Roseate Spoonbills
Yesterday Liz Davis, Diane Rand and I birded the Buenos Aires Head
Quarters. There were four Roseate Spoonbills feeding along the canal
north of Aguirre Lake also several White-faced Ibis. It was a fabulous
day of birding, other birds included Prairie Falcon, Swainson's Hawks,
Greater Yellowlegs, Cinnamon Teal. Brewers, Lark, Rufous-winged and
first White-crowned Sparrows. Wilson's, Nashville, Orange-crowned,
Lucy's, MacGillivray's and Yellow warblers for just a few. It is worth
the drive down there for a great day of birding.

 Happy birding,

  Sally Johnsen

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Date: 9/20/17 8:57 pm
From: Chris Benesh <cdbenesh...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Pena Blanca Lake Louisiana Waterthrush 170920
Hi All,

An amazing day out ode watching with Laurens Halsey, Justin Jones, and Tommy Debardeleben culminated with a quick visit to the old boat launch area at the south end of Pena Blanca Lake where we encountered a calling Louisiana Waterthrush working the shoreline there late this afternoon. Google Map pin: https://goo.gl/maps/b9TV1AV3YEm



Cheers,

Chris

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Date: 9/20/17 5:09 pm
From: <beattysguestranch...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Hummingbirds at Beattys
Not much has changed we did see an Allen's, had a report of a Calliope
at the Gazebo.

Miller Canyon road passable; first mile is paved, just under 2 miles USFS
maintained; one needs to drive slow and navigate carefully in rough areas.

The plus to going slow is you will probably see some wildlife.

We currently see seven varieties Violet-crowned, Rufous, Anna's, Rivoli,
Broad-billed, Broad-tailed, and Black-chinned seen over the last few days.

There have been more birds coming through recently than the last couple of
weeks judging by how fast the feeders empty. There is a lot of activity at the CAS.

CAS is open DAWN to DUSK daily we are at the end of Miller Canyon Road, birders
are welcome to park along the road in front of our place, as long as there is room.

You are considered to be Guests or Customers even for one day, or a few hours.

Edith & Tom Beatty Sr and Tom JR


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Date: 9/20/17 1:09 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: Additional Roseate Spoonbill photos

Field Ornithologists,

Dennis Widman contributed additional photos of the Buenos Aires NWR Roseate Spoonbills. Thanks Dennis!

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
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Date: 9/20/17 12:26 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Upper Mt. Lemmon
Went up to the Ski Valley area this morning and walked up the Aspen Draw Trail. Tasked myself with looking for the Spotted Owls that are resident in this area. There are a couple of obvious areas that I expected them to be in, especially about half way up, the habitat looks great, but just couldn’t dig them out on the way up or down. Mostly just a lot of the expected residents for this area, all three nuthatches, MOUNTAIN CHICKADEES, YELLOW-EYED JUNCOS galore, STELLER’S JAYS, etc. Had a few surprising migrants, to me a late CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER and a HERMIT WARBLER that popped up right in front of me, but then on the other end, an early RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, so I guess it’s that time of year.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 9/19/17 6:58 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Buenos Aires NWR spoonbills
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Dennis Widman sent a picture of four Roseate Spoonbills from Buenos Aires
NWR today (12:15pm on 9/19) - they were with assorted egrets and ibises in
the mudflats NORTH of Grebe Pond as opposed to the canal west of Grebe Pond
as has been reported the last few days.

thanks Dennis!

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

On Sep 15, 2017, at 3:39 PM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>
> For those who have not been there, Grebe Pond is the large body of water
> you can see from the trailhead and blind. Aguirre Lake wraps around the
> west and north sides, and there isn't much water in it (but lots of
> mudflats and pools). If you walk along the south edge of Grebe Pond, at the
> west end you come to a ramada overlooking a canal. The spoonbills were in
> the canal south of the ramada.
>>
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Date: 9/19/17 5:26 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos Tennessee Warbler


Field Ornithologists,

Matt Victoria contributed photos of Tennessee Warbler. Thanks Matt!

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
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Date: 9/19/17 5:11 pm
From: Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Mountain Chickadee - central New Mexico plains
Visiting a friend in Willard, New Mexico; we went for a walk through
"downtown" this morning to the post office. We heard a bird calling from
a tallish pinyon pine, and I had to search memory banks to remember
Mountain Chickadee call. We searched and got several looks at the bird,
eye-line visible, as it fussed and moved around the tree.

Given the strong, gusty winds from the west today, possibly got blown in
from the Manzano Mountains west of here? Our friends have lived here for
11 years, and have certainly never seen any chickadees at their feeders in
that time.

Not a chase bird, but just thought it was interesting and out of the norm,
wonder if there have been other mountain species showing up on the plains?

Happy Birding!

Rosie Watts
Tucson AZ

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Date: 9/19/17 11:37 am
From: Robin Baxter <baxterrobin...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Patagonia Rufous-capped Warbler
This morning, Sept. 19, at 8:00 am, there was a Rufous-capped Warbler on Blue Haven Road at the point where Sonoita Creek runs adjacent to the road. This is .4 mile past the TAS Paton Center on TNC property.The bird was foraging across the creek in some low shrubs and at one point made its way to the top of a willow with a dead broken branch which is pretty conspicuous. I had numerous clear open views over the course of several minutes. There are no trails within the preserve in this area so unless it just hangs out in that spot re-finding could be tough. I did not see it again as I passed this area on my return to town about a half hour later.



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Date: 9/19/17 7:07 am
From: Caleb strand <strandcaleb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Glendale Recharge Ponds BLACKPOLL WARBLER (prob continuing)
Hi All,

I just had a first fall Blackpoll Warbler at Glendale along New River. It's in the large stand of willows and palo verde about a half a mile north o the west parking lot. Almost certainly Tommy's bird he found a couple weeks back.

Caleb
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Date: 9/18/17 7:54 pm
From: REW Gmail <webster.re...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Whitewater cont
Sorry, a send problem, and I now see a similar post from Stuart Healy. I met a birder named Mike who had also found a young Common Black-Hawk.
The blackbird roost has been going on for weeks and in some years continues into winter.

Richard Webster
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Date: 9/18/17 7:44 pm
From: REW Gmail <webster.re...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Whitewater Draw Sabine's, large Swainson's Hawk roost
Hi Folks:

About 2,000 Swainson's Hawks went into orchards this evening, mostly at Davis at Frontier, NW of Whiewater Draw this evening. From where I was, they were mostly specks coming from the SE. I was a half hour from my car, and when I got there at 6 p.m., only about 50 hawks were still in the air.
I covered a substantial portion of Whitewater Draw this evening, and saw a juvenile Sabine's Gull (continuing?), one juv Snowy Plover, two Semipalmated Plovers, one Pectoral Sandpiper, one Marbled Godwit,
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Date: 9/18/17 7:02 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 9/18/2017
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
September 18, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for September 18, 2017 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.

For photos of rarities and directions to some birding sites, check
http://sites.google.com/site/oldenettelspage or the New Mexico Rarities
Group on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/nmrarities/. NMOS is now 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):

VAUX’S SWIFT (Hidalgo, McKinley)
Sabine’s Gull (Torrance)
Dark-mantled gull sp. (Sierra)
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Sierra)
Caspian Tern (Sierra)
REDDISH EGRET (Sierra)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Curry)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Bernalillo, Eddy)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Eddy)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
CAROLINA WREN (Guadalupe, Socorro)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Dona Ana)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)
Botteri’s Sparrow (Sierra)

BERNALILLO County:
-- Morris reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK in the Albuquerque bosque July 4.
It was seen along the Calabacillas Arroyo west of the ditch trail about
100-200 yards south of Alameda. He reported the hawk in the same area again
on September 5 and it was relocated by Parmeter September 12.

CURRY County:
--Parmeter and Oldenettel reported three, an adult and two juvenile,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS at the Clovis WWTP August 19. Two continued to
September 15.

DONA ANA County:
--Goin reported an EASTERN TOWHEE at Mesilla Valley Bosque SP September 17.
It was It was seen in the mesquite trees at the NW base of SWEC hill.

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported an EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE at Rattlesnake Springs September 17.

--The UNM Ornithology class reported an immature RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at
Rattlesnake Springs September 9. It was seen in the cottonwoods
approximately 100 meters east of the restrooms.

GUADALUPE County:
--Jaremko-Wright reported a CAROLINA WREN in Santa Rosa August 19. It was
seen and heard just south of the Route 66 Bridge along the Pecos River. It
continued to September 11 for Gurule.

HIDALGO County:
--Webster reported a VAUX’S SWIFT in the New Mexico portion of San Simon
Cienega September 16.

--Webster and Rowlett reported a RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW in Guadalupe Canyon
May 13. One were present in the canyon for Szabat August 27.

MCKINLEY County:
--Hetrick reported four VAUX’S SWIFT at Bluewater Lake September 16.

SIERRA County:
--Cleary reported a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Elephant Butte Lake SP
September 12. It was seen along Long Point and was not the other
dark-mantled gull in question.

--Cleary reported a dark-mantled gull at Elephant Butte Lake SP September
7. It was thought to be a Western Gull but opinions are split as to its
identity with follow up observations. It has been seen along Long Point
with a group of gulls feeding on bait fish.

--Cleary reported two BOTTERI’S SPARROW at mile marker 9 along Hwy NM 27,
nine miles north of Nutt, August 26. They were seen about 100 yards to the
east along a fence line. At least one continued for several to September 6.


--Oldenettel reported hearing the GREAT KISKADEE at Percha Dam Recreation
Area September 4. It heard south of the playground. Cleary reported hearing
the kiskadee September 15 on the east side of the river across from the
playground.

--Cleary reported three CASPIAN TERNS at Elephant Butte Lake SP August 27.
They were seen along Long Point. Two continued to September 9.

--Cleary reported an immature REDDISH EGRET at Elephant Butte Lake SP
August 13. It was seen near the newly formed pools in the armpit area of
Long Point. Two were present for Parmeter and Oldenettel in this area
September 8.

SOCORRO County:
--CAROLINA WRENS are currently at various locations at Bosque del Apache
NWR; the 90 degree turn on the Seasonal Rd and most recently near the
Boardwalk Lagoon.

TORRANCE County:
--Morris reported a SABINE’S GULL at the Mountainair Sewage Ponds September
18.

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Date: 9/18/17 6:02 pm
From: Bernard Morris <mtnbluebird...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CNM: Sabine's gull at Mountainair STP
This afternoon we found a Sabine’s Gull at the Mountainair Sewage Pond in Torrance County just east of town. Black and white triangles on the wings were well seen and photographed. Photos are on my ebird report.
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Date: 9/18/17 5:22 pm
From: stuarthealy <stuarthealy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ 09/18/17: Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area
From my journal for Monday, September 18, 2017.

Ron Beck and I birded at Whitewater Draw this morning. Birding was excellent and a little under 4 hours produced over 70 species.

We made an effort to get there before sunrise in order to witness the YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD spectacle. Untold thousands of ALL
MALE birds roosting in the marsh making a hell of a racket, eventually taking flight and wheeling around in synchronized flocks.
Quite spectacular. I don't know how much longer this will last, but I suggest it will be well worth your while to give it a look.
Lots of SORAS were in the marsh and became vocal as the morning progressed.

A flock of perhaps as many as 200 WHITE-FACED IBIS departed at dawn. SWAINSON'S HAWKS were festooned like Christmas ornaments in the
dead trees that line the main body of water. Many more were on the ground, the irrigation rig and fence line in the field on the
west side of the Wildlife Area; even more at the north end and on Coffman Road. Well over 200 birds, perhaps 300. Other raptors
included a couple of OSPREYS, NORTHERN HARRIER, COOPER'S HAWK and PEREGRINE FALCON.

We focused on finding shorebirds and, despite missing some "easy" stuff, we managed 14 species including SNOWY & SEMIPALMATED
PLOVERS; MARBLED GODWIT and 17 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES (no Wilson's!). Not bad for Cochise County.

Duck numbers and diversity are picking up and at least 3 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS continue. The juvenile SABINE'S GULL also
continues.

Landbirds included VAUX'S SWIFT, PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, tons of VERMILION FLYCATCHERS, WARBLING VIREO, VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW
(scarce here), NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, BREWER'S SPARROW and LAZULI BUNTING.

78 species recorded (71 at Whitewater Draw proper from 5:57-9:50am; 52-83 degrees):
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Gadwall, Am. Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon & Green-winged Teal; N. Shoveler, N. Pintail, Ruddy Duck,
Gambel's Quail, Pied-billed & Eared Grebes; Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Osprey,
N. Harrier, Cooper's, Swainson's & Red-tailed Hawks; Sora, Am. Coot, Black-necked Stilt, Am. Avocet, Snowy & Semipalmated Plovers;
Killdeer, Spotted, Baird's, Least & Western Sandpipers; Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs; Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Red-necked
Phalarope, Sabine's Gull, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Vaux's Swift, Belted Kingfisher,
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Am. Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Pacific-slope & Vermilion Flycatchers; Black Phoebe, Cassin's & Western
Kingbirds; Loggerhead Shrike, Warbling Vireo, Chihuahuan Raven, Tree, Violet-green, Barn & Cliff Swallows; Marsh Wren, N.
Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Canyon Towhee, Brewer's, Vesper, Black-throated, Savannah & Song Sparrows; Blue
Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged & Yellow-headed Blackbirds; Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House
Finch and House Sparrow.

Stuart

Stuart Healy

Sierra Vista, AZ.

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Date: 9/18/17 1:22 pm
From: Matt VanWallene <zoutedrop...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ S Chandler Hummingbird Migration
Hi all,

A cursory review of hummingbird photos I took
on my patio over a four hour period yesterday
indicated 10 Rufous Hummingbirds. 4 were
HY females and 6 were HY males.

There were no adult male Black-chinned but
plenty of adult females and immatures as well
as many Anna's.

I was very lucky to catch a BCHU and a RUHU
with aberrant tail molts.

*Matt VanWallene*

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Date: 9/18/17 9:51 am
From: Tyler Loomis <tylerloomis...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gilbert Water Ranch Forster's Terns 9/18/2017
Hi all,

A pair of Forster's Terns were hanging out in pond 7 of the Gilbert Water
Ranch today (9-18-2017). They have been sitting on the pond and fishing for
most the morning and have apparently been here since Sunday. Full list and
pics can be seen on ebird: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39251475

Good birding!
Tyler Loomis
Tempe, AZ

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Date: 9/18/17 8:50 am
From: Gordon Karre <karhop1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: South Mountain Park, near Phoenix
Headed out to my regular patch this morning and was treated to a group of 6 VAUX'S SWIFTS, which was a new species for me at this location. Not a species normally reported from this location and was nice to add it to my 'patch' list.

Also enjoyed watching an adult female COOPER'S HAWK chasing and harassing a GREAT HORNED OWL. Then a bit further down the wash, a juvenile COOPER'S HAWK mad a couple attempts in nabbing a GAMBEL'S QUAIL, but failed this time. But maybe it had better luck a bit further down the trail.

Of course the cool and very pleasant temperatures in the 60's made the hike very enjoyable!

Great birding to all!

Gordon Karre
Mesa, AZ

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Date: 9/18/17 6:59 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Buenos Aires NWR spoonbills
Michael Terenzoni reports from 9/17:

1st, I saw the 3 spoonbills at 1 hour before sunset tonight at Buenos Aires
until sunset on the north 'canal', that is the 'canal' on the north of what
you called 'Grebe' pond, but looks to me like a very small lake (like we
have here at Lakes at Castle Rock). I have picts but need to get up early.
These spoonbills were very expensive as a suicidal deer hit my car on the
way there. Not bad damage as I broke hard but not good. Feel free to
forward this to the listserv. Also on the way back from viewing the
Spoonbills my friend Ann and I have to navigate the gauntlet of a stubborn
rattlesnake hiding by the foot bridge. We saw the snake first and
identified. There is a sign there for rattlesnakes, so people need to be
aware. I was able to use my tripod as a shield just in case to get by the
snake who was not visible over 15 minutes but rather audible.


thanks Mike!

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

On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 9:48 PM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:

> Laurens Halsey and I saw the three spoonbills at 2:30pm this afternoon -
> we were checking the canal when Laurens spotted them overhead. I'm not sure
> where they were coming from - I think we would have seen them if they'd
> been in the canal. We watched them for a good 4 or 5 minutes as they
> drifted and soared to the north-northwest. I never did see them land and
> eventually lost sight of them in the distance.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39241890
>
> We checked a couple spots on the way back but did not find where they
> went, but maybe they feed at Aguirre Lake and roost elsewhere??
>
> We did find two Brown Pelican at Amado; Linda Grant told us she saw one
> flying along I-19 this morning, so I guess this is where it ended up. Both
> pelican were perched on the same green contraption.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39242087
>
>
> --
> Andrew Core
> Tucson, AZ
>
> On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 8:19 AM, Jeremy Medina <jmedina1...> wrote:
>
>> The 3 spoonbills continue this morning in the canal as previously
>> reported.
>>
>> Jeremy Medina
>>
>> On Sep 15, 2017, at 3:39 PM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>>
>> Richard Fray called at 3pm to report the three spoonbills were still
>> present with some ibis in the canal just to the west of Grebe Pond. 65
>> White Pelicans also flew over.
>>
>> For those who have not been there, Grebe Pond is the large body of water
>> you can see from the trailhead and blind. Aguirre Lake wraps around the
>> west and north sides, and there isn't much water in it (but lots of
>> mudflats and pools). If you walk along the south edge of Grebe Pond, at the
>> west end you come to a ramada overlooking a canal. The spoonbills were in
>> the canal south of the ramada.
>>
>> Minor correction, it was Kendall Kroesen who sent me the picture this
>> morning (though Brian Nicholas was present too).
>>
>> And unrelated but interesting, yesterday Marty Jakle counted 436
>> Swainson’s Hawks sitting in a stubble field just west of the Rio Rico pond
>> (currently dry) along I-19. About 25% remained this morning.
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Brian Nicholas just sent me a photo of the continuing Roseate Spoonbills
>>> at Aguirre Lake in Buenos Aires NWR - there are three present today (9/15).
>>> I see from ebird that three were seen early this morning as well.
>>>
>>> Trivia: one of the managers at the refuge told me that Aguirre is
>>> pronounced "a-geery" rather than "a-gwire". So, if you've been saying it in
>>> your head incorrectly like I was, now you know.
>>>
>>> The staff I met at the refuge were super friendly and excited to have
>>> visitors, so it's worth a stop at the HQ if you've got time. There were
>>> several hummingbird feeders up with a good variety present.
>>>
>>> Thanks Brian!
>>>
>>
>
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Date: 9/17/17 9:52 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Carr Canyon - Tufted Flycatcher continues
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Rebekah Doyle & Brad Boyle report seeing the Tufted Flycatcher this morning
(9/17) at the Reef Townsite campground in Carr Canyon.

It has been on the north side of the campground along the drainage behind
the bathrooms (near campsite #9).

thanks Rebekah & Brad!

Andrew Core
SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
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Date: 9/17/17 9:49 pm
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Buenos Aires NWR spoonbills
Laurens Halsey and I saw the three spoonbills at 2:30pm this afternoon - we
were checking the canal when Laurens spotted them overhead. I'm not sure
where they were coming from - I think we would have seen them if they'd
been in the canal. We watched them for a good 4 or 5 minutes as they
drifted and soared to the north-northwest. I never did see them land and
eventually lost sight of them in the distance.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39241890

We checked a couple spots on the way back but did not find where they went,
but maybe they feed at Aguirre Lake and roost elsewhere??

We did find two Brown Pelican at Amado; Linda Grant told us she saw one
flying along I-19 this morning, so I guess this is where it ended up. Both
pelican were perched on the same green contraption.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39242087


--
Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 8:19 AM, Jeremy Medina <jmedina1...> wrote:

> The 3 spoonbills continue this morning in the canal as previously
> reported.
>
> Jeremy Medina
>
> On Sep 15, 2017, at 3:39 PM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>
> Richard Fray called at 3pm to report the three spoonbills were still
> present with some ibis in the canal just to the west of Grebe Pond. 65
> White Pelicans also flew over.
>
> For those who have not been there, Grebe Pond is the large body of water
> you can see from the trailhead and blind. Aguirre Lake wraps around the
> west and north sides, and there isn't much water in it (but lots of
> mudflats and pools). If you walk along the south edge of Grebe Pond, at the
> west end you come to a ramada overlooking a canal. The spoonbills were in
> the canal south of the ramada.
>
> Minor correction, it was Kendall Kroesen who sent me the picture this
> morning (though Brian Nicholas was present too).
>
> And unrelated but interesting, yesterday Marty Jakle counted 436
> Swainson’s Hawks sitting in a stubble field just west of the Rio Rico pond
> (currently dry) along I-19. About 25% remained this morning.
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>
>> Brian Nicholas just sent me a photo of the continuing Roseate Spoonbills
>> at Aguirre Lake in Buenos Aires NWR - there are three present today (9/15).
>> I see from ebird that three were seen early this morning as well.
>>
>> Trivia: one of the managers at the refuge told me that Aguirre is
>> pronounced "a-geery" rather than "a-gwire". So, if you've been saying it in
>> your head incorrectly like I was, now you know.
>>
>> The staff I met at the refuge were super friendly and excited to have
>> visitors, so it's worth a stop at the HQ if you've got time. There were
>> several hummingbird feeders up with a good variety present.
>>
>> Thanks Brian!
>>
>

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Date: 9/17/17 9:39 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Patagonia Lake - Green Kingfisher
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Jennie MacFarland called to report refinding the Green Kingfisher at
Patagonia Lake today (12:50pm on 9/17). It was on the north side of the
mouth of Sonoita Creek, at the east end of the lake.

Thanks Jennie!

Andrew Core
SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
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Date: 9/17/17 7:03 pm
From: <empidonax...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Migrating flocks of warblers in Madera Canyon
This morning it was an incredible sight on the proctor loop at Madera Canyon,
there were huge flocks of both Wilson's and Nashville Warblers with a mix of
Orange-crowned, Black-throated Gray and Townsends. I have never seen so many
gathering in this place before, they were obviously fattening up for their
journey south. Not many other birds further up the canyon but it was a perfect
beautiful morning.

Cheers,

Sally johnsen

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Date: 9/17/17 6:53 pm
From: <maryann.ambrose51...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Amado wwtp today
No gull.
Counted 12-14 Black bellied Whistling ducks
2 immature brown pelicans

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Date: 9/17/17 6:29 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Las Cienegas NCA is fully open, but you might not like what you find in Empire Gulch.
When I drove past Las Cienegas on Thursday on my way back from Sierra Vista
to Tucson, I noticed all the signs about closures were gone from both
entrances, so I decided to take a chance and bird there today. Everything
is open -- the closure that was in force for everything north and east of
the old ranch buildings has been lifted. Many of the huge cottonwoods
behind the "new" ranch house have been cut down, and many more will
probably eventually die, but they're not in a place to damage buildings or
fall on visitors. The grass and flowering plants have grown up, so the
paths down to the gulch are difficult to follow. The gulch has changed
dramatically. The part behind the "new" ranch house is much more deeply
cut than before, and there are big piles of fire debris that the monsoon
has washed down the gulch. Many of the trees in the cottonwood gallery are
more or less burned, and some look like they're already dying. All the big
cottonwoods at the top of the wet part of Empire Gulch have been cut down,
and it was impossible for me to get past the debris to continue down the
gulch. I went back to the car and drove to the bottom of the gulch, where
all the trees that shaded the parking area are gone. The loss of trees has
let lots of additional sunlight into the gulch, so the grass, weeds, and
cattails have grown up everywhere, and the path up the gulch is hard to
follow. After a few false starts, I made it up to where the trees had been
cut at the top -- I think if you climb the (barren) hill behind the big
cottonwood stumps, you might be able to get around and walk the length of
the wet part of the gulch.

The only good things I can say is that it's much easier to cross the creek
in places without getting your feet wet, and the bathroom by the old ranch
house is finally open.

Plenty of birds elsewhere on the NCA, but not much in Empire Gulch. Full
lists will be on ebird.

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 9/17/17 4:32 pm
From: Doug Jenness <d_jenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: New article on "Arizona Birds" site--Coconino County Checklist
9/17/17


A new article that discusses the updated Checklist of Coconino County is on the Arizona Birds website<http://arizonabirds.org/journal/2017>. The article by Jason Wilder describes the process of pulling together the checklist and highlights the rarities that have been found in the county. The new checklist is on the AZFO website<http://www.azfo.net/documents/CoconinoChecklist2017.pdf>.


If you haven't read them yet, two other recent articles on hummingbird breeding behavior and towhee hybridization are on the Arizona Birds site.


A special section of the AZFO site "Birding Arizona" has a new article on Birding Southern Greenlee County by Tommy DeBardeleben. It can be found here<http://www.azfo.net/birding/locations.html>.


Doug Jenness

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Date: 9/17/17 4:10 pm
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yuma/ Purple Martin at Dateland
I struck out on Matt's Tennessee Warbler at Dateland. I may have seen it
last night but no clean looks. Killing me, I thought I heard a tyrannulet
call at one point in the palms. I blew it off as a grackle at the gas
station but at dusk I heard it again-in the palms. I am still very
skeptical but man it sounded clean. After the second call I really started
paying attention to the grackles and they were not delivering anything
close. Unfortunately it was getting dark and I did not want to draw
negative attention by walking the palms at that time of day.

This morning at first light I tried again, but nothing stuck and nothing
arrived, even the Swainson's Thrush left. However I did have a Purple
Martin glide overhead at one point, a really good bird in Yuma. I noted it
was heading ese to se, essentially the same direction I saw one moving in
2015.

McCreedy
Tucson

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Date: 9/17/17 4:03 pm
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Santa Cruz/ Ovenbird at Pena Blanca
An Ovenbird reported by Sandstrom at Pena Blanca continues in the bayou at
the south end of the lake, east of the old boat launch. It was fairly vocal
and sedentary, though after I lost it for awhile I refound it at the west
end of the old boat launch cove.

Heads up there was a family or two camped out (literally, with a tent,
though it seemed like a day tent from across the cove), with boats, fishing
poles, dogs, and at least one firearm that gets fired on occasion. Plus
lots of overt commentary about how the pedestrian traffic harshes their
mellow while you bird nearby. Fortunately the Ovenbird is extremely
difficult to photograph, providing ample time to turn over the logic of
complaining about people walking trails while your family shoots guns at a
popular lake.

McCreedy
Tucson

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Date: 9/17/17 3:31 pm
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Lake Havasu Sabine's Gulls
This morning (9/17) I scanned Lake Havasu from the north end viewpoint,
north of Mesquite Bay. The only notable birds were two SABINE'S GULLS
feeding over the lake. It was fairly windy and there was a gull flock
feeding on the wing far out over the lake; no jaegers in evidence around
them. I had decent numbers of sparrow and warbler migrants there and at
Rotary Park, but nothing notable.

Good birding,
Lauren Harter
Lake Havasu City

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Date: 9/17/17 2:47 pm
From: Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Urban Tucson fall migrants
Hi all,


I've only been getting out 1-2 times per week lately, so this could be old news to some folks, but I think I noticed a distinct increase in "fall" migrants this morning. Between Rio Vista and KERP here in Tucson I noticed my first lowland Townsend's Warblers, Orange-crowned Warblers, Black-throated Gray-Warbler, Warbling Vireos, and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. Also got my first migrant Loggerhead Shrike and Green-tailed Towhees of the fall. That is a lot of firsts for one morning! I was birding yesterday morning too and it was a totally different species composition. Late summer migrants like Black-headed Grosbeak, Western Tanager, and Lazuli Bunting are definitely thinning out. Seems like MacGillivray's Warblers and Nashville Warblers are beginning to thin out too.


The best bird of the morning was a Zone-tailed Hawk circling over the big basin at KERP before lazily gliding away to the south.


Full checklists are posted on eBird at the respective hotspots.


Good birding,

Scott





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Date: 9/17/17 2:05 pm
From: Karen Herzenberg <karen.herzenberg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] ABQ- NM - no sightings, lost field guide
Hi Albuquerque birders,

If you've found a nearly new National Geographic guide to birds Of NA that may or may not have "Karen" written on the outside, I misplaced mine this morning and would love to find it.

I led a group at Tramway Wetlands from 7:15-8:30 and the at the Alameda bosque (south of Alameda on the east side of the river) from 8:40-9:40.

If you saw it or picked it up, please contact me via email or the phone number below.

Thanks!

Karen

Karen Herzenberg
Ranger Karen LLC
Albuquerque, NM
505-563-0387
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Date: 9/17/17 1:56 pm
From: Jamie S. <woodpecker97330...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RFI- Guides at Canyon de Chelly?
We will visit Canyon de Chelly the first week in November.
There are numerous guides to choose from for a Jeep/truck/Austrian military vehicle tour of the canyons.
Can anyone recommend a specific guide or guides? (Or "unrecommend"?)

I'm an experienced birder, so I'm more interested in guides who will/might stop for birds or even just make stops in general.(I read of one tour that allows passengers to get out only 2 times during the tour, at rest rooms.)

Thanks!
Jamie SimmonsCorvallis, Oregon

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Date: 9/17/17 1:53 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Hawk-a-Palooza
Drove up to Florence this morning to visit a friend with limited mobility. On SR287 around Cornman Rd, I began to see a hawk literally on almost every pole. Then noticed to the side that there was a large, recently mowed forage field and they were also all through there. Appeared to be mostly SWAINSON’S but also some RED-TAILED HAWKS and possibly some other interesting raptors as well, probably chowing down on newly exposed rodents as they worked their way south. Unfortunately, didn’t have my bins or scope with me, but it would have been interesting to look through this large collection, as I noticed a number of dark phase individuals. Still there while on my home in the afternoon.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 9/17/17 8:19 am
From: Jeremy Medina <jmedina1...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Buenos Aires NWR spoonbills
The 3 spoonbills continue this morning in the canal as previously reported.

Jeremy Medina

On Sep 15, 2017, at 3:39 PM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...><mailto:<andrewcore...>> wrote:

Richard Fray called at 3pm to report the three spoonbills were still present with some ibis in the canal just to the west of Grebe Pond. 65 White Pelicans also flew over.

For those who have not been there, Grebe Pond is the large body of water you can see from the trailhead and blind. Aguirre Lake wraps around the west and north sides, and there isn't much water in it (but lots of mudflats and pools). If you walk along the south edge of Grebe Pond, at the west end you come to a ramada overlooking a canal. The spoonbills were in the canal south of the ramada.

Minor correction, it was Kendall Kroesen who sent me the picture this morning (though Brian Nicholas was present too).

And unrelated but interesting, yesterday Marty Jakle counted 436 Swainson’s Hawks sitting in a stubble field just west of the Rio Rico pond (currently dry) along I-19. About 25% remained this morning.


--
Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...><mailto:<andrewcore...>> wrote:
Brian Nicholas just sent me a photo of the continuing Roseate Spoonbills at Aguirre Lake in Buenos Aires NWR - there are three present today (9/15). I see from ebird that three were seen early this morning as well.

Trivia: one of the managers at the refuge told me that Aguirre is pronounced "a-geery" rather than "a-gwire". So, if you've been saying it in your head incorrectly like I was, now you know.

The staff I met at the refuge were super friendly and excited to have visitors, so it's worth a stop at the HQ if you've got time. There were several hummingbird feeders up with a good variety present.

Thanks Brian!

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Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

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