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7/17/18 1:04 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Agua Caliente Canyon - Santa Cruz county
7/17/18 6:04 am Christopher Vincent <cj...> [AZNMbirds] AZ- 3 mi E of Catalina - Hummingbirds & Hawks
7/16/18 9:19 pm Chris Benesh <cdbenesh...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Huachucas on 2018-07-16
7/16/18 5:31 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 7/16/2018
7/16/18 8:40 am Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] Paton's yesterday.
7/15/18 7:55 pm mary klinkel <munchita...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Rufous Hummingbird
7/15/18 12:30 pm Olga Harbour <oharbour...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Las Cienegas in the rain
7/14/18 4:43 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Groove-billed Ani, Ruby-throated and Allen's Hummingbird
7/14/18 2:21 pm Thor Manson <thormanson...> [AZNMbirds] Lower Madera Canyon, ( Proctor ), and approaches
7/14/18 11:50 am Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...> [AZNMbirds] Grasshopper Sparrows confirmed breeding, Williamson Valley, Yavapai
7/14/18 8:07 am Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...> [AZNMbirds] Rufous-capped Warblers in Miller Canyon
7/14/18 7:46 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Groove-billed Ani, Whitewater Draw
7/14/18 1:49 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 July 2018
7/13/18 9:00 pm Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...> [AZNMbirds] Cassin’s Sparrows, Mohave Co.
7/13/18 6:16 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Southern Belle Canyon
7/13/18 11:08 am Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> [AZNMbirds] CAZ: Allen’s Hummingbird at Hassayampa River Preserve
7/12/18 2:34 pm robert bowker <bowker657...> [AZNMbirds] CAZ: Ruby-throat Hummingbird
7/12/18 8:55 am Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> [AZNMbirds] Fwd: CAZ: Allen’s Hummingbird at Hassayampa River Preserve
7/12/18 5:51 am Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Florida and Box Canyons
7/11/18 6:36 pm Richard Webster <webster.re...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: San Bernardino NWR, Slaughter Ranch Green Kingfishers, Painted Buntings
7/11/18 6:28 pm Richard Carlson <rccarl...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Box Canyon and Five-striped Sparrows
7/11/18 5:16 pm Nick Beauregard <nickbeauregard...> [AZNMbirds] (no sightings) Another Box Canyon post
7/11/18 5:00 pm greentailedtowhee <skua33...> [AZNMbirds] Painted Bunting West Tucson
7/11/18 4:00 pm Chris Chappell <chris.chappell4...> [AZNMbirds] Box Canyon and Five-striped Sparrows
7/11/18 3:53 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- NE Tucson -- Yellow-billed Cuckoo
7/11/18 3:53 pm Caleb Strand <strandcaleb...> [AZNMbirds] Fw: Re: Florida and Box Canyons
7/11/18 12:56 pm Mike Butterfield <kb0to1.mb...> [AZNMbirds] ANI
7/11/18 12:18 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Florida and Box Canyons
7/10/18 8:38 pm Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] Cassin's Sparrow SE Tucson- local interest
7/10/18 8:31 pm Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...> [AZNMbirds] Cassin’s Sparrows, Yavapai
7/10/18 4:17 pm Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Groove-billed Ani, Whitewater Draw
7/10/18 5:04 am David Griffin <birdingnm...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Buff-collard Nightjars: Access for Brown Canyon in the Baboquivari Mnts
7/9/18 8:38 pm Charles Corson <chcorson...> [AZNMbirds] Buff-collard Nightjars: Access for Brown Canyon in the Baboquivari Mnts
7/9/18 8:00 pm CJ <cj...> [AZNMbirds] 3 miles E of Catalina - WOW Arizona - Yellow-billed Cuckoo
7/9/18 6:09 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- NE Tucson Today -- Yellow-headed Blackbird
7/9/18 5:08 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 7/9/2018
7/8/18 9:37 pm Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...> [AZNMbirds] EAZ: Greenlee County Birding (3-8 July 2018)
7/8/18 4:36 pm greentailedtowhee <skua33...> [AZNMbirds] Box Canyon, Santa Rita Mts.
7/8/18 12:54 pm <dpsiminski...> [AZNMbirds] Sierra Vista EOP
7/8/18 11:07 am JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Tucson Michael Perry Park ZONE-TAILED HAWK
7/8/18 11:03 am JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Jesse Owens Park Birds
7/8/18 9:42 am Andrew Core <andrewcore...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Tucson - Thick-billed Kingbird
7/8/18 12:16 am Melody <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California Gulch. 07/07/2018
7/7/18 7:54 pm Kurt Radamaker <kurtrad...> Re: [AZNMbirds] bird Maps (no birds)
7/7/18 7:46 pm Kurt Radamaker <kurtrad...> [AZNMbirds] bird Maps (no birds)
7/7/18 4:16 pm <vernieaikins...> [AZNMbirds] Rose-Breasted GB San Pedro House
7/7/18 10:06 am Tom Hildebrandt <thildebrandt...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Clearly a Robin to me
7/6/18 11:22 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 July 2018
7/6/18 10:03 am Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> [AZNMbirds] CAZ: Hassayampa R. Preserve: Black Vultures
7/5/18 6:20 pm Arlene Ripley <arleneripley...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Lake Cochise Forster's Terns
7/5/18 10:34 am T.G. Miko <tgmiko...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Historical record Yellow-throated Warbler
7/5/18 10:25 am Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Historical record Yellow-throated Warbler
7/4/18 10:04 pm T.G. Miko <tgmiko...> [AZNMbirds] Historical record Yellow-throated Warbler
7/4/18 8:16 pm Clifford Cathers <cacathers...> [AZNMbirds] AZ:07/04/18:Scotia Canyon Huachuca Mountains
7/4/18 6:33 pm Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Chiricahuas (late June highlights)
7/3/18 11:28 am Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Chino Canyon
7/3/18 8:35 am Sean Fitzgerald <sfitzgerald86...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ- White-rumped Sandpiper- Gilbert Water Ranch- Maricopa Copa
7/2/18 5:47 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 7/2/2018
7/2/18 4:09 pm David Pearson <dpearson...> [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt. south of Globe
7/1/18 2:54 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--01 July 2018
7/1/18 2:00 pm Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> [AZNMbirds] White-Eared Hummingbird Miller Canyon/Beatty's B&B
6/30/18 3:38 pm <beattysguestranch...> [AZNMbirds] White eared Humming bird.
6/29/18 9:58 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 June 2018
6/29/18 7:59 pm Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: New Updated Pinal Co. Bird Checklist
6/29/18 2:00 pm Ernie Nickels <nickelseldesigns...> [AZNMbirds] Say's Phoebe in Tempe
6/27/18 6:51 pm Georgia Conti <antep12...> [AZNMbirds] Slate-throated redstart
6/27/18 1:05 pm Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> [AZNMbirds] 2018 AOS Supplement is Out (with link to ABA Blog)
6/27/18 1:05 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Montosa Canyon
6/26/18 8:48 pm Clifford Cathers <cacathers...> [AZNMbirds] AZ:06/24/2018:TAS Trip Carr Canyon
6/26/18 1:19 pm Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Cyn Quail & hummingbirds
6/26/18 6:49 am Christopher Vincent <cj...> [AZNMbirds] AZ - 3 miles e. Of Catalina
6/26/18 6:13 am DAVID KRUEPER <dkrueper...> [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?]
6/25/18 8:10 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 6/25/2018
6/25/18 3:39 pm Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Optics question for SEAZ birders (no sightings)
6/25/18 3:30 pm Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...> [AZNMbirds] Optics question for SEAZ birders (no sightings)
6/25/18 10:00 am Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Box Canyon Lucifer Hummingbird Pima County
6/25/18 10:00 am Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Box Canyon Lucifer Hummingbird Pima County
6/25/18 8:31 am <rogercoor...> [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?] Fw(3): awonder
6/24/18 7:36 pm Homer Hansen <hhansen...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Boyce Thompson Arboretum Bird Walk
6/24/18 5:46 pm Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Little Blue Heron at Willcox continues
6/24/18 1:14 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: Additional Photos of Tropical Parula
6/24/18 12:18 pm MOLLY POLLOCK <mollymp...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Madera Rose-breasted Grosbeak
6/23/18 5:53 pm Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> [AZNMbirds] Global Big Day Arizona final tallies
6/23/18 5:15 pm john broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House
6/23/18 10:53 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 23 June 2018
6/23/18 8:19 am Alexander Hamilton <ispidina.picta...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Painted Bunting - Rio Rico, Santa Cruz County
6/22/18 4:03 pm Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...> RE: [AZNMbirds] 6.21.18 Tempe Cooper's Hawk (Immature)
6/22/18 3:58 pm MOLLY POLLOCK <mollymp...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Willcox this morning
6/22/18 3:15 pm Brian Enos <brian...> [AZNMbirds] 6.21.18 Tempe Cooper's Hawk (Immature)
6/22/18 12:52 pm Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...> [AZNMbirds] Grasshopper Sparrow update, Williamson Valley, Yavapai
6/22/18 11:56 am RUSSELL DUERKSEN <duerksen...> [AZNMbirds] stakeouts RFI
6/22/18 10:31 am Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Black-throated Green Warbler
6/21/18 6:42 pm Jackie Lewis <winjac12...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Berryline Hummingbird, Paradise, AZ 6/20/18
6/21/18 6:25 pm Lori <lconrad6853...> RE: [AZNMbirds] Berryline Hummingbird, Paradise, AZ 6/20/18
6/21/18 2:57 pm JACKIE <winjac12...> [AZNMbirds] Berryline Hummingbird, Paradise, AZ 6/20/18
6/21/18 7:54 am David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New Photos of Groove-billed Ani and Short-tailed Hawk
6/20/18 12:07 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] The Gulch
6/20/18 6:10 am Dale Bonk <debunkshy...> [AZNMbirds] RFI - Patagonia BC Gnatcatchers
6/19/18 10:32 pm <pgoltz...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Willcox Twin Lakes
6/19/18 9:51 pm Brian walsh <mrbrianwalsh2...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Willcox Twin Lakes
6/19/18 6:18 pm Arlene Ripley <arleneripley...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Huachucas--Garden Canyon--HOODED WARBLER
6/19/18 1:10 pm Melody <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California Gulch update 06/18/2018
6/19/18 11:28 am Glenn Klingler <alala70...> [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Bill Williams River NWR-- June 19, 2018--Brown Pelican and Red-breasted Merganser
6/19/18 9:45 am Jeffrey Coker <uwviper...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Willcox LITTLE BLUE HERON
6/18/18 8:30 pm greentailedtowhee <skua33...> [AZNMbirds] Willcox Twin Lakes
6/18/18 7:44 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Lakeside Park in Tucson this Morning
6/18/18 7:37 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 6/18/2018
6/18/18 3:39 pm Dale Bonk <debunkshy...> [AZNMbirds] Request for ride share
 
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Date: 7/17/18 1:04 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Agua Caliente Canyon - Santa Cruz county
This morning I led a Tucson Audubon field trip to this drainage on the west side of the Santa Rita Mts. Even many locals are unaware of this canyon, despite it being the primary drainage on this side of the mountains and highly visible from I19 to the west, lying just parallel to Montosa Canyon and over the ridge to the north and between it and the Chino Canyon complex on AGC's north side. You drive in as to Montosa Canyon but turn off on the good gravel road before the observatory headquarters and drive a few miles to the marked trailhead. Continuing on this road would take you up to the radio towers prominent on the ridge to the north, but that road is blocked before then.

Agua Caliente Canyon is a very wide drainage with a riparian section with sycamores and larger trees in the bottom and flanked by upland desert on the steep slopes on each side. Not much evidence of cattle, so the understory is pretty intact. If you hike this trail for ~4 miles, it will take you up to the ridge over-looking Madera Canyon where you can walk down into it and end up at the Carrie Nation trailhead. This morning, we only walked up about a mile on the good trail, climbing ~500 ft in the process. Birds were as expected for these two primary habitats, upland desert on steep slopes dominated by ocotillo and the riparian bottom with larger oaks and some sycamores. I can say that everyone on this walk should be very familiar with the vocalization of HUTTON’S VIREO’s after this trip, as well as DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER, but then we also had the other two ASH-THROATED and BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHERS to compare the latter with as well. We were startled at one point by exploding MONTEZUMA QUAIL but of course not before anyone could get a good look at them. Some asked about Yellow-billed Cuckoos up here, we didn’t find any, but then I had to wonder if that wasn’t partly due to an aggressive COOPER’S HAWK in the lower part of this canyon? Another nice find were two high-soaring RED-TAILED HAWKS, one carrying a snake in its talons. Other birds that we got great looks at included RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS, and a small group of LARK SPARROWS back at the trailhead.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 7/17/18 6:04 am
From: Christopher Vincent <cj...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ- 3 mi E of Catalina - Hummingbirds & Hawks
SIX species of hummingbirds here now. Anna’s, Black-chinned, Broad-billed, Broad-tailed, Costa’s AND Rufous, who arrived yesterday. There were three different Rufous, as well as too many of the others to count. Observed on the Upper & Lower Hummingbird PAtios by eight people.

The Harris’s Hawk was engaged in some ‘arguing’ with the adult Cooper’s and the three young Cooper’s.

-Guests welcomed by appointment-

Christopher Vincent
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Date: 7/16/18 9:19 pm
From: Chris Benesh <cdbenesh...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Huachucas on 2018-07-16
Hi All,

A couple of quick highlights from today’s birding in the Huachuas. I’m not sure how well known this is, but at the moment, Mary Jo Ballator is having one to two pairs of Montezuma Quail coming to her feeders early morning and some evenings. We saw a pair there just after 6 am this morning. Since it is a species that can be a struggle to find at times, I’m just throwing this out there. We also had some wonderful views of her continuing male Lucifer Hummingbirds.

We saw a nice male Elegant Trogon at the end of the road in Huachuca Canyon later in the morning.

Early afternoon we ventured along the trail above Beatty’s in Miller Canyon and encountered the Rufous-capped Warbler reported recently by Gary Rosenberg near the trail sign for Hunter Canyon. No sign of the owls higher up for us. There was an immature Violet-crowned Hummingbird at the CAS feeders and no sign of the White-eared.

Best,

Chris

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Date: 7/16/18 5:31 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 7/16/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
July 16, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for July 16, 2018 sponsored by the
New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for private
property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch country,
do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a checklist of
N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty species can be
found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the NM Bird Finding
Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more complete, updated
version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

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

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL
letters):
Common Ground-Dove (Socorro)
Lucifer Hummingbird (Eddy)
Least Bittern (Sierra)
Tricolored Heron (Eddy)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Chaves, Curry, Eddy, Sierra)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Eddy)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Bernalillo)
Carolina Wren (Bernalillo, Socorro)
Phainopepla (Sandoval)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)
Ovenbird (Sandoval)
Hooded Warbler (Bernalillo, Santa Fe)


BERNALILLO County:
--Andersen reported a CAROLINA WREN along the bosque south of Valle de Oro
NWR June 29. It was heard approximately a half mile south of the parking
area where you access the canal trail (34.959891, -106.681429).

--Warner and Kuehun reported a singing HOODED WARBLER along the bosque
trail approximately .4 miles south of Montano June 11. It continued to July
15.

--the YELLOW-THROATED VIREO in the bosque south of Valle de Oro continued
to July 10. It has paired up with a Plumbeous Vireo and produced recently
fledged offspring. Walk south along the ditch road from the parking area
about a half mile and look for a woodpile cairn. Follow the trail towards
the bosque and go another 150-200 meters south.

CHAVES County:
--Parmeter reported a juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Bitter Lake
NWR July 6. It was seen in the oxbow at the south end of the refuge and
continued to July 13.

CURRY County:
--Whitecotton reported an immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the
Hillcrest Park in Clovis July 12. It was seen in the large pond at the east
end of the park but has been reported from the adjacent zoo as well.

EDDY County:
--Zvolanek reported a LUCIFER HUMMINBIRD at Rattlesnake Springs July 11.

--Nieman reported a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Lake Avalon July 8. It
was seen in the flooded salt cedars at the northeast end of the lake.

--Parmeter reported a LAUGHING GULL at Lake Carlsbad July 6. It was seen
later in the day by Nieman and again at Lake Avalon on July 8.

--Nieman reported a TRICOLORED HERON at Brantley Lake on June 29. It was
seen in flight from Cheapskate Point.

--Nieman reported a TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Rattlesnake Springs May 27. It was
seen at the east end of the cottonwood grove. It and another continued to
July 15.

HIDALGO County:
--Jaremko-Wright and Swackhamer reported two RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS in
Guadalupe Canyon July 15.

SANDOVAL County:
--Ruth and Krueper reported a PHAINOPEPLA in their Corrales yard July 8.

--VanBuskirk reported two PHAINOPEPLAS in Placitas July 2. They were seen
of hwy 165 near the fire station. One was in this same area by Rustay July
8 and continued to July 11.

--Ruth and Krueper reported an OVENBIRD in the Corrales Bosque June 21. It
was singing in the bosque east of mile marker 6.7.

SANTA FE County:
--Hardy reported a HOODED WARBLER at Santa Fe Canyon Preserve June 9. It
continued to July 3 and has been seen up to the old dam area and below.
Another, likely a female, was reported along with the male July 13 by Foy.

SIERRA County:
--Cleary reported a LEAST BITTERN at the isolated lake off the north side
of North Monticello at Elephant Butte Lake SP July 6. He reported an adult
and an immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at this location July 9.

SOCORRO County:
--Hjalmarson photographed a COMMON GROUND-DOVE at Bosque del Apache NWR
July 7. It was seen on the south loop near these coordinates (33.776172,
-106.895046).

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

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Date: 7/16/18 8:40 am
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Paton's yesterday.
Hi Birders: Following up on Mary's sighting of a Rufous Hummingbird in Green Valley, yesterday at Paton's Center for Hummingbirds in Patagonia, there were at least 5 Rufous Hummingbirds coming to the feeders, one of which was obviously missing a set of tail feathers on one side. General activity around the hummingbird feeders has been increasing.
Yellow billed Cuckoos were very vocal in the woods towards the Sonoita Drainage, and very occasionally, made appearances around the viewing area. Similarly, Yellow breasted Chats were very vocal, and, were easier to see. Cheers, Thor

Thor Manson
Green Valley

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Date: 7/15/18 7:55 pm
From: mary klinkel <munchita...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Rufous Hummingbird
Just saw a male rufous hummingbird at my feeder in Green Valley.

Mary Klinkel

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Date: 7/15/18 12:30 pm
From: Olga Harbour <oharbour...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Las Cienegas in the rain
Good afternoon, birders,

When Bob and I woke up this morning it was raining, so of course we
decided to go birding.  We spent several hours at Las Cienegas in
intermittent light rain.  The rain didn't keep us from seeing and
hearing CASSIN'S and BOTTERI'S SPARROWS by the dozens, with some
GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS thrown in for good measure. Along the paved section
of the road we also saw BLUE GROSBEAK, WESTERN and CASSIN'S KINGBIRDS,
MEADOWLARKS, and HOODED ORIOLE.  We saw several LARK SPARROWS near the
ranch house.

We stopped briefly at the Gulch, where the trail appeared to be under
several inches of water.  We heard SONG SPARROW and WHITE-BREASTED
NUTHATCH there.  On the unpaved portion of the road heading towards the
southern entrance, we spotted RED-TAILED HAWK, TURKEY VULTURE,
SWAINSON'S HAWK, and LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, in addition to more of the above.

All in all, it was a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday morning,
enjoying the birdsong and the cool temperatures.

Good birding!

Olga Harbour
Tucson, AZ



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Date: 7/14/18 4:43 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Groove-billed Ani, Ruby-throated and Allen's Hummingbird

Field Ornithologists,

Mary McSparen contributed photos of Allen's and Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Lauren Harter contributed photos of Groove-billed Ani. Thanks Mary and Lauren!

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
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Date: 7/14/18 2:21 pm
From: Thor Manson <thormanson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lower Madera Canyon, ( Proctor ), and approaches
Hi Birders: A few interesting birds around the Proctor Rd area of Madera Canyon this morning, and on the approaches to the canyon.
About 150 yards up the trail from the Proctor parking lot was a female Black capped Gnatcatcher. At the junction of Proctor Road, and the trail, a Yellow billed Cuckooo was heard several times. Varied Buntings were also in the area.
Driving back down from the Proctor parking lot towards Green Valley, .6 of a mile past the mile 10 marker, there is a short paved road heading off to the left, ( south ). Along this short cul de sac, I heard 3 singing Cassin's Sparrows, and saw 2. Cheers, Thor

Thor Manson
Green Valley.

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Date: 7/14/18 11:50 am
From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Grasshopper Sparrows confirmed breeding, Williamson Valley, Yavapai
Finally confirmed breeding for Grasshopper Sparrow in Williamson Valley,
Yavapai

For photos and video: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arizonabirding/

Felipe

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Date: 7/14/18 8:07 am
From: Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Rufous-capped Warblers in Miller Canyon
Hi All,

Yesterday (Friday 13 July), Gavin Maclean and I had a brief encounter with two Rufous-capped Warblers in Miller Canyon - the birds were moving together down canyon between the Hunter Canyon trailhead sign and the gate into Beatty’s property. So keep an eye out for them if you hike up for the Spotted Owl. By the way, we could NOT find the owls.

Good Birding,

Gary.

Gary H. Rosenberg
Tucson, Arizona

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Date: 7/14/18 7:46 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Groove-billed Ani, Whitewater Draw
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Brandon Percival reports from 7/14:
The Groove billed Ani is still present this morning, seen by David Chartier
from Colorado. He wanted me to let you know.

thanks David & Brandon!

Andrew Core
SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
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On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 4:17 PM Lauren Harter <lbharter...> wrote:

> There’s currently a Groove-billed Ani at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area. If
> you turn right and head north at the start of the loop trail, it’s on the
> fence to the right heading east towards the house. The nearby willow
> thickets around the start of the trail would be good places to check for it.
>
> Good birding,
> Lauren Harter
> Lake Havasu City
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Date: 7/14/18 1:49 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 July 2018
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on July 13, 2018; the next update will be made on July 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:
*GROOVE-BILLED ANI
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR
#Lucifer Hummingbird
#Green Kingfisher
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
*ROSE-THROATED BECARD
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
*TROPICAL PARULA
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
*FLAME-COLORED TANAGER
#Painted Bunting

WHITEWATER DRAW
A *GROOVE-BILLED ANI was photographed in the willows near start of the
trail around the berm at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area on 7/10 (Lauren
Harter) and continued on 7/11 (Mike Butterfield).

NOGALES area
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS continued this week on 7/9 (m.ob.) at the south
end of California Gulch at the confluence with Warsaw Canyon. Annotated
map: http://goo.gl/wSr0mi

BUENOS AIRES NWR
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS continued in the Brown Canyon section of Buenos
Aires NWR on 7/13 (Brad Singer). There are several birds present, both in
the restricted area of the canyon and on the publicly accessible side.
There are three cattle guards on Brown Canyon Rd (#102) leading up to the
security gate, which is 3.5 miles from Hwy 286. The best location for
hearing a nightjar is between the third cattle guard and the gate but they
have been heard at all three cattle guards.
Photo opportunities will be limited as the better habitat is not adjacent
to public access along Rd 102 (see map here
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QeU5ec7Kr0oknsozu-yHfw2RzQKnBVsL/view?usp=sharing
).
Another area is along BANWR Rd 148 (high clearance recommended) – the
turnoff is just before the first cattle guard.
DO NOT ACCESS BY FOOT OR BY VEHICLE- the private land holding north of Rd
102 as shown on the map (between cattle guards #1 and #2). DO NOT ENTER
the roads leading to the coral and watering facility. Faded signs
indicating “Stay Out” are posted but could be easily missed. Access to
State Trust Land must be done with proper state permits.
For details regarding access to the restricted area (west of the gate)
contact the refuge headquarters (520.823.4251 ext 101).

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a *TROPICAL PARULA continued through 7/12 (Michael
Andersen). It has been seen and heard singing between the overlook and the
first stream crossing. At least one *TUFTED FLYCATCHER continued this week
through 7/13 (m.ob.). The flycatchers had been seen about 2.5 miles up the
Hamburg Trail from the Ramsey Canyon Preserve Visitor Center, near the
junction with the Comfort Springs Trail (about 0.8 mile past the Brown
Canyon trail junction); however on 7/13 one was seen downhill near the old
nest site from previous years, about 0.25 mile past the Brown Canyon
junction. A *FLAME-COLORED TANAGER continued in the same area this week
through 7/13 (m.ob.), the tanager being seen near the first stream
crossing. This is an occasionally steep 5 mile round trip hike at 6,000 ft
elevation to reach this location; take plenty of water (several quarts) and
be prepared for very hot dry days or sudden monsoon storm activity. The map
here shows the location: https://goo.gl/aMh1ke Ramsey Canyon Preserve is
closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
through 7/12 (m.ob.) in the upper canyon about 0.7 miles up the trail from
the end of Hunter Canyon Road just as the trail enters the grove of trees.
#LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS continued at Ash Canyon B&B this week (m.ob.).
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD was reported from the Battiste Bed & Breakfast on
7/12 (Tony Battiste).
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD was reported from Lutz Canyon on 7/9 (m.ob.).

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
Two pairs of *ROSE-THROATED BECARDS continued north of the Tubac bridge
this week (m.ob.); one pair is 1/4 mile north and the other about 3/4 mile
from the bridge. A #GREEN KINGFISHER was reported on 7/10 (Steve Schmit).

BENSON area
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD continued on 7/10 (m.ob.) on the Guindani Loop Trail
at Kartchner Caverns State Park.

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD was reported from the Southwestern Research Station
on 7/8 (Ben Valdez).

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD was reported again in Box Canyon on 7/11 (m.ob.)
about 6.7 miles east of Madera Canyon Rd. Five-striped Sparrows continued
in nearly the same spot this week (m.ob.). This is the same spot both
species were seen last year.
In Madera Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/dXBYP), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued along Proctor Rd this week (m.ob.).
#BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued in Florida Canyon this week (m.ob.);
they've been seen near the Florida Canyon parking area and a short distance
up the trail, and at the old corral at FR488 & 62A.
In Montosa Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/8L8tv) a #BLACK-CAPPED
GNATCATCHER continued this week on 7/12 (Ron Friesz) near the culvert,
upstream of the concrete stream crossing.

DOUGLAS area
A #GREEN KINGFISHER and two male #PAINTED BUNTINGS were reported from San
Bernardino NWR on 7/11 (Richard Webster). The kingfisher was seen in the
Twin Ponds area (near the cemetery) south of where the main refuge entrance
road crosses Black Draw, the main N-S drainage line. San Bernardino NWR
annotated map: https://goo.gl/uX96Pw
An immature #GREEN KINGFISHER was reported at House Pond at nearby
Slaughter Ranch on 7/11 (Richard Webster).

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

TUCSON area
A #PAINTED BUNTING was reported at the Desert Survivors nursery (Santa Cruz
River at Starr Pass Blvd) on 7/11 (Janine McCabe).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good birding!


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

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Date: 7/13/18 9:00 pm
From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Cassin’s Sparrows, Mohave Co.
Six Cassin's Sparrows singing and skylarking between Peach Springs and
Truxton this morning, Mohave Co

Felipe

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Date: 7/13/18 6:16 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Southern Belle Canyon
OK, admit it, you’ve never heard of this location, and neither had I until I got my assignment there for a cuckoo survey this morning. It’s located on the north slope of Mt. Lemmon just down from Peppersauce Canyon, much better known as a birding location. To get to this location, you drive out of Oracle and just before reaching the Arizona ZipLine location, you will take FS4470 west for about a mile where there is a convenient place to park and begin hiking up the drainage. Road in is pretty rough and I wouldn’t want to be caught up here during a monsoon rain.

Tim DeJonghe and I were teamed up and began hiking up the old road which follows this drainage with a steady gain in elevation, but nothing too hard to deal with. Habitat is a narrow and mostly dry canyon with oaks and mesquites, flanked by upland desert with a lot of ocotillo, cactus, etc. and birds of both areas found along it, not only MEXICAN JAYS but also WOODEHOUSE SCRUB-JAYS as well, as HUTTON’S VIREO, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW, several CANYON and ROCK WRENS, not to mention a lot of noisy BEWICK’S WRENS with all of their sonic variation on display. No cuckoos this morning but we did accumulate a pretty good bird list of what you might expect to find. What was nice was the absence of human background noise, making it easy to hear a lot of the resident bird songs, Tim D’s sharper hearing being an asset in that regard. Probably our most interesting observation of the day was when Tim heard some immature raptors whining up ahead in the canyon and then I spied a couple of raptors perched up-slope, cross-canyon. I first thought they might be Harris’ Hawks, they were so dark, but their squat posture gave them away as RED-TAILED HAWKS, probably adults just sitting there and trying to ignore the complaining youngsters on the other side of the canyon. Yeah, we’ve all been there. Looking at them more closely, I was surprised to see that one appeared to be a normal light phase western adult but the other appeared to be a dark phase variant, along the lines of the rufous individuals that we see more commonly in the winter, its undersides were very dark in that regard. I just don’t see many breeding dark phase RtHa’s around here. Another good observation was a lot of complaining passerines that revealed a persecuted GREAT HORNED-OWL which fled but was refound in the same condition farther up-canyon a little later.

So, perhaps nothing distinctive about this particular canyon, but that is what I find appealing, that there are so many areas like this in the southern part of the state where you can bird in peace and spend as much time as you want studying song, behaviors, whatever. Perhaps we take them for granted a little too much?

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 7/13/18 11:08 am
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CAZ: Allen’s Hummingbird at Hassayampa River Preserve
July 13, 2018
Presumably the same continuing adult male ALLEN’S HUMMINGBIRD was just seen and photographed at the visitor center’s feeders at the Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg (Maricopa County) as of 11:00am. Unfortunately, no sightings of the male Ruby-throated Hummingbird yet, despite many looking this morning. However, more hummingbirds are starting to come to the feeders, so it’s possible it and others were elsewhere this morning gorging on the large hatch of winged carpenter ants.

Good birding,

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ

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Date: 7/12/18 2:34 pm
From: robert bowker <bowker657...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CAZ: Ruby-throat Hummingbird
Birders-Laura Ellis and Mary McSparen observed today a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the Hassyampa River Preserve feeders. I was the fortunate recipient of their keen observation skills.

Rob Bowker PHX, AZ

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Date: 7/12/18 8:55 am
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: CAZ: Allen’s Hummingbird at Hassayampa River Preserve
On July 7, 2018, Mary McSparen photographed an adult male ALLEN’S HUMMINGBIRD at the visitor center feeders at Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg (northwest Maricopa County). She posted the photos to the “Birding Arizona and the Southwest” Facebook page with clear images of the spread tail feathers.

If you visit the Preserve, note that the Lion’s Trail and Lyke’s Lookout trails are temporarily closed due to flooding from heavy rain the area received yesterday which took out the footbridges.

The Preserve is open from Wednesday-Sunday from 7:00am-4:00pm (trails closing daily at 3:30 pm) and closed Monday-Tuesdays. For more information on the Preserve, please visit our website at this link: https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/hassayampa-river-preserve/

Good birding,

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ

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Date: 7/12/18 5:51 am
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Florida and Box Canyons
After getting Caleb’s comments and from others, I am concerned that we may have lost this species from this site, much like French Joe Canyon years ago. At this point, it seems that the birds in Hunter Canyon may be the only active residents left in this country, although the paucity of folks making their way up into Lower Humboldt Canyon in the Patagonia Mts makes it hard to evaluate current activity at that site. The active mining operations nearby don’t bode well for it either, not to mention the long-term occupation of that same site by Mexican Spotted Owls. This species feels very much like “pioneers” at the fringe of their normal range and vulnerable to winking in and out of existence, akin to the previous becards at the Patagonia Roadside Rest. In contrast, some species like Five-striped Sparrows and Black-capped Gnatcatchers seem much more stable in their outposts, establishing mini-colonies of breeders that seem to weather up-and-down years. Must be some inherent aspect of the life history of all of these species that first pushes them to wander and then to determine the stability of those outposts.

Just asking folks to keep their eyes out that the RcWa’s might not actually be gone but just moved higher in the canyon, maybe they will return in the winter, but I suspect not. I guess it also adds more fuel to the argument that us residents here need to make greater efforts to explore more under-birded areas in our area of the state to find more Box Canyon FsSp’s or Brown Canyon BcNi’s. There’s a lot more un-explored country out there, who knows how many more Pine Flycatchers and the like we might find?

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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On Jul 11, 2018, at 12:18 PM, Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...><mailto:<tnhelentjaris...>> wrote:

This morning, decided to do a little pre-Festival scouting and headed down to Florida Canyon to see if I could re-find the Rufous-capped Warblers that have not been reported there since April. So, I put in a lot of time and effort, up the canyon past where they have been reported in the past and had no luck at all? Disappointing, spent a lot of time running down chips, listening closely to a lot of singing down there early this morning, even a little active playback, and I was surprised I wasn’t able to relocate them? Perhaps they have moved even further up-canyon? Was a birdy morning down there and I ended up with a pretty good list, just not the main target I was hoping for. Picked up a number of the expected species for the narrow drainage with its vegetation of willows, oaks, etc.: NORTHERN BEARDLESS TYRANNULET, DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERS, BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHERS, HUTTON’S VIREOS, SUMMER TANAGER, GRAY HAWK, as well as representative species from the flanking upland desert: VARIED BUNTINGS, RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW, SCOTT’S ORIOLE, HOODED ORIOLE. What’s also impressive walking through here is the abundant blooming Bouvardia, making the resident hummingbirds very happy. After getting back to the car, did walk down and picked up the resident BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER just before the paved crossing.

Since I was down that way, decided to pop on over to Box Canyon and look at the habitat where the FIVE-STRIPED SPARROWS are being commonly reported from. I’ve been interested in this species for several years now, why they’re found some places, and not others? Little surprised, they’re on a south-facing slope, which I normally expect to be drier, but in fact it’s vegetation is very lush and much better than the very dry north-facing slope across the drainage, why I can’t say? As I was walking along the road, I think I could discern at least three different territories as defined by separated singing birds, which kind of fits with my limited understanding of this species as often being distributed in loose colonies. Beats going all the way to the Gulch. Didn’t pick up the Lucifer Hummingbird but others had seen it this morning.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 7/11/18 6:36 pm
From: Richard Webster <webster.re...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: San Bernardino NWR, Slaughter Ranch Green Kingfishers, Painted Buntings
Hi Folks:

Today, at SBNWR, there was a fly-by Green Kingfisher in Black Draw by the
Twin Ponds outflow (the main N/S drainage line just below the main road
crossing), and two male Painted Buntings (Oasis Pond, North Pond). An
immature Green Kingfisher (fully fledged) was at House Pond at Slaughter
Ranch. [two young Green Kingfishers had been at Twin Ponds on 1 July]. In
general, there may be a fair chance for both species, but not necessarily
where they were last.

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

Richard

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Date: 7/11/18 6:28 pm
From: Richard Carlson <rccarl...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Box Canyon and Five-striped Sparrows
I gambled that the 5 striped would stay active on a cloudy day. Arriving at about noon, the Sparrow was still active. We had great looks at the bird carrying food to an apparent nest across the canyon on the right edge of the middle of three large rock formations. At about 12:30 a convoy of 15+ S. Cal. birders arrived and all saw the bird. The only problem is that the evil creature only posed in clear view whenever I put my camera away to protect it from the rain.

Richard Carlson
Full time birder, part time economist
Tucson & Lake Tahoe
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> On Jul 11, 2018, at 4:00 PM, Chris Chappell <chris.chappell4...> wrote:
>
> Spent a good chunk of the morning working Box Canyon from top to bottom. Started at the FSSP stakeout and immediately was greeted with a singing FIVE-STRIPED SPARROW from my car window. A short while later (outside the car now), another birder and I had pics of a bird (presumed male) with food, a hefty caterpillar, that it appeared to carry downslope to near the bottom of the canyon and out of sight. We both figured there were 3 birds singing (and clearly there was at least one female in the area as well). This all occurred early, but on my return back down the canyon at 9 am, there was still a bird singing not far below the road and seen in good light, with a photographer in pursuit. In terms of habitat, the vegetation structure and slope steepness and position seem very similar to California Gulch and upper Sycamore Canyon where the species is more regular, but shrub species composition appears different, with less diversity at this more northern locale.
>
> In the same area, there was a singing male INDIGO BUNTING, nice looks at HOODED ORIOLE, and quite a few hummers (at least COSTA's and BROAD-BILLED). At 9 am or so, the photograher reported a LUCIFER.
>
> Further up canyon, there were a number of singing VARIED BUNTINGS, and vocalizing MONTEZUMA QUAIL, among many other birds. SCOTT'S ORIOLES were scattered throughout, many singing. The bird of the morning in abundance terms, was ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER. They were pretty much everywhere in the canyon that I stopped. At the bridge at the mouth of the canyon, saw a ZONE-TAILED HAWK flying with a TV and heard a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO in habitat that seemed awfully sparse for what I am used to for that species.
>
> With the monsoons having begun and rain threatening, BOTTERI'S and CASSIN'S SPARROWS were singing like crazy in the grasslands below the canyon and along Whitehouse Canyon Road above Florida Wash. Rain had already begun in Madera Canyon, so I passed on a trip to the feeders there and instead stopped at Green Valley WWTP on the way back to Tucson. Nothing terribly interesting there today, a few shorebirds of few species, and a lot of intergrade and fewer Mexican Mallards. The highlight was a WESTERN SANDPIPER.
>
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Date: 7/11/18 5:16 pm
From: Nick Beauregard <nickbeauregard...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] (no sightings) Another Box Canyon post
SE AZ birders,

Everyone seems to be in Box Canyon looking for Five-striped Sparrows, so I
figured I would let you know that this year I am coordinating with USFWS,
other agencies, and Tucson Audubon to conduct intensive YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOO research here.

If you detect YBCU in Box Canyon or any other Sky Islands drainage, please
email me directly (<nickbeauregard...>)! Precise locations, behavioral
observations, and information on calls given are also encouraged! Remember,
YBCU are threatened and playbacks or any other harassing is prohibited.

PS if you want to directly assist us with the field work please get in
touch - we have a couple dozen field sites all over the Sky Islands and
always need additional help!


Nick Beauregard
(Flagstaff, Patagonia)

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Date: 7/11/18 5:00 pm
From: greentailedtowhee <skua33...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Painted Bunting West Tucson
Hi birders,

I had a female PAINTED BUNTING drop into Desert Survivors Native Plant
Nursery today around 3:20 pm. It came in for a drink. I tried to follow
it and see if it was going to hang out, but it disappeared on me.

Although I did not have binoculars on me, I did get a surprisingly great
close view. I'm confident of the sighting and am familiar with the
species.

I doubt the bird will hang out at the nursery, but will keep my eye out
tomorrow and let you all know if it re-appears.

Here is my eBird write up with more notes:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47140478
Janine

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Date: 7/11/18 4:00 pm
From: Chris Chappell <chris.chappell4...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Box Canyon and Five-striped Sparrows
Spent a good chunk of the morning working Box Canyon from top to bottom.
Started at the FSSP stakeout and immediately was greeted with a singing
FIVE-STRIPED SPARROW from my car window. A short while later (outside the
car now), another birder and I had pics of a bird (presumed male) with
food, a hefty caterpillar, that it appeared to carry downslope to near the
bottom of the canyon and out of sight. We both figured there were 3 birds
singing (and clearly there was at least one female in the area as well).
This all occurred early, but on my return back down the canyon at 9 am,
there was still a bird singing not far below the road and seen in good
light, with a photographer in pursuit. In terms of habitat, the vegetation
structure and slope steepness and position seem very similar to California
Gulch and upper Sycamore Canyon where the species is more regular, but
shrub species composition appears different, with less diversity at this
more northern locale.

In the same area, there was a singing male INDIGO BUNTING, nice looks at
HOODED ORIOLE, and quite a few hummers (at least COSTA's and BROAD-BILLED).
At 9 am or so, the photograher reported a LUCIFER.

Further up canyon, there were a number of singing VARIED BUNTINGS, and
vocalizing MONTEZUMA QUAIL, among many other birds. SCOTT'S ORIOLES were
scattered throughout, many singing. The bird of the morning in abundance
terms, was ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER. They were pretty much everywhere in the
canyon that I stopped. At the bridge at the mouth of the canyon, saw a
ZONE-TAILED HAWK flying with a TV and heard a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO in
habitat that seemed awfully sparse for what I am used to for that species.

With the monsoons having begun and rain threatening, BOTTERI'S and CASSIN'S
SPARROWS were singing like crazy in the grasslands below the canyon and
along Whitehouse Canyon Road above Florida Wash. Rain had already begun in
Madera Canyon, so I passed on a trip to the feeders there and instead
stopped at Green Valley WWTP on the way back to Tucson. Nothing terribly
interesting there today, a few shorebirds of few species, and a lot of
intergrade and fewer Mexican Mallards. The highlight was a WESTERN
SANDPIPER.

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Date: 7/11/18 3:53 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- NE Tucson -- Yellow-billed Cuckoo
This morning I walked the dog down N. Wentworth Road to the Tanque Verde
Wash and back. In the thicket west of the road and north of the wash
(around the water treatment pond) I had a Yellow-billed Cuckoo (my FOS),
cruising around eating bugs and making all sorts of interesting cuckoo-like
noises. Don't think I've ever seen a Cuckoo in this spot, but it's perfect
habitat. Also had a Yellow-breasted Chat, a couple of Bell's Vireos, and a
Cooper's Hawk in the same general area.

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 7/11/18 3:53 pm
From: Caleb Strand <strandcaleb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fw: Re: Florida and Box Canyons
Hi Tim and all,

I also birded Florida Canyon, both this morning and yesterday. I hiked a ways up the main drainage and also explored the smaller drainage (that the other side of the trail for takes you to) about a half mile up. Despite putting a good effort into both drainages I didn’t locate any RCWAs.
I don’t know if others located more than one individual over the winter/spring but I, personally, only had one male. Perhaps the dry year has negatively effected this species? 
Well anywho, despite not finding any RCWAs I did have all three gnatcatchers along the main dranage (which included one pair of BCGNs), a singing male Indigo Bunting was fun, and I had what I am quite sure was a female Lucifer Hummingbird fly slowly over me, however, I didn’t see it as well as I would have liked to (the hummer was just past the dam). 
Also, on my way out of Madera Canyon this morning, my friend Joshua Glant and I stopped to enjoy a showy Montezuma Quail alongside the road in the grasslands. While watching the quailI heard a BENDIRE’S THRASHER singing east of the road amongst many NOMOs. It only sang a couple times and I unwisely didn’t have my phone on me to record it. There was also a Scaled Quail calling in the distance. For a pin-drop check out my checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47132276

CalebBuckeye, AZ
On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 12:18:47 PM MST, Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> wrote:

This morning, decided to do a little pre-Festival scouting and headed down to Florida Canyon to see if I could re-find the Rufous-capped Warblers that have not been reported there since April.  So, I put in a lot of time and effort, up the canyon past where they have been reported in the past and had no luck at all?  Disappointing, spent a lot of time running down chips, listening closely to a lot of singing down there early this morning, even a little active playback, and I was surprised I wasn’t able to relocate them?  Perhaps they have moved even further up-canyon?  Was a birdy morning down there and I ended up with a pretty good list, just not the main target I was hoping for.  Picked up a number of the expected species for the narrow drainage with its vegetation of willows, oaks, etc.: NORTHERN BEARDLESS TYRANNULET, DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERS, BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHERS, HUTTON’S VIREOS, SUMMER TANAGER, GRAY HAWK, as well as representative species from the flanking upland desert: VARIED BUNTINGS, RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW, SCOTT’S ORIOLE, HOODED ORIOLE.  What’s also impressive walking through here is the abundant blooming Bouvardia, making the resident hummingbirds very happy.  After getting back to the car, did walk down and picked up the resident BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER just before the paved crossing.
Since I was down that way, decided to pop on over to Box Canyon and look at the habitat where the FIVE-STRIPED SPARROWS are being commonly reported from.  I’ve been interested in this species for several years now, why they’re found some places, and not others?  Little surprised, they’re on a south-facing slope, which I normally expect to be drier, but in fact it’s vegetation is very lush and much better than the very dry north-facing slope across the drainage, why I can’t say?  As I was walking along the road, I think I could discern at least three different territories as defined by separated singing birds, which kind of fits with my limited understanding of this species as often being distributed in loose colonies.  Beats going all the way to the Gulch.  Didn’t pick up the Lucifer Hummingbird but others had seen it this morning.
Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 7/11/18 12:56 pm
From: Mike Butterfield <kb0to1.mb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] ANI
went TO whitewater draw THIS 6am to 930AM JULY 11th

GB ANI - was STILL THERE - right on a dead tree in the mud flat just right
of trail starting off.

ALSO was in the tree and shrubs opposite the WATER PUMP.

2 BARN OWLS in overhang BY PARKING LOT.
1 LAZULI BUNTING
1 BLUE GROSBEAK
CASSINS KINGBIRDS
YELLOW HEADED BLACKBIRDS, REDWINGS.
MOCKINGBIRDS
VERMILLION FLYCATCHER
KILLDEER
CANYON TOWHEE
GOLDFINCHES
******************************
Good birding

Mike Butterfield S.V, AZ

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Date: 7/11/18 12:18 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Florida and Box Canyons
This morning, decided to do a little pre-Festival scouting and headed down to Florida Canyon to see if I could re-find the Rufous-capped Warblers that have not been reported there since April. So, I put in a lot of time and effort, up the canyon past where they have been reported in the past and had no luck at all? Disappointing, spent a lot of time running down chips, listening closely to a lot of singing down there early this morning, even a little active playback, and I was surprised I wasn’t able to relocate them? Perhaps they have moved even further up-canyon? Was a birdy morning down there and I ended up with a pretty good list, just not the main target I was hoping for. Picked up a number of the expected species for the narrow drainage with its vegetation of willows, oaks, etc.: NORTHERN BEARDLESS TYRANNULET, DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERS, BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHERS, HUTTON’S VIREOS, SUMMER TANAGER, GRAY HAWK, as well as representative species from the flanking upland desert: VARIED BUNTINGS, RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW, SCOTT’S ORIOLE, HOODED ORIOLE. What’s also impressive walking through here is the abundant blooming Bouvardia, making the resident hummingbirds very happy. After getting back to the car, did walk down and picked up the resident BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER just before the paved crossing.

Since I was down that way, decided to pop on over to Box Canyon and look at the habitat where the FIVE-STRIPED SPARROWS are being commonly reported from. I’ve been interested in this species for several years now, why they’re found some places, and not others? Little surprised, they’re on a south-facing slope, which I normally expect to be drier, but in fact it’s vegetation is very lush and much better than the very dry north-facing slope across the drainage, why I can’t say? As I was walking along the road, I think I could discern at least three different territories as defined by separated singing birds, which kind of fits with my limited understanding of this species as often being distributed in loose colonies. Beats going all the way to the Gulch. Didn’t pick up the Lucifer Hummingbird but others had seen it this morning.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 7/10/18 8:38 pm
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Cassin's Sparrow SE Tucson- local interest
Felipe’s note reminded me that I heard single Cassin’s Sparrows singing in SE Tucson today along Harrison Road just north of Irvington and yesterday about 1 1/2 miles further south on the bike path between Irvington and Valencia Roads this week. I may have had one during summer 2016 but none were present here in 2017.

Tons of Rufous-winged Sparrows in this area as well- perhaps six singing males today in the three miles between Irvington and Valencia.

Sharon Goldwasser
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 7/10/18 8:31 pm
From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Cassin’s Sparrows, Yavapai
Cassin’s Sparrows! This bird and several others were singing loudly between
downpours in a semidesert grassland community southwest of Prescott this
afternoon.

Last summer Cassin’s Sparrows were documented well outside of their regular
breeding areas - no doubt owing in part to high levels of precipitation
that fall-winter-spring. However, in some parts of central Arizona, the
story may have less to do with irruptions and irregular conditions and more
to do with new or previously undiscovered breeding populations.

Their presence at the above location during this extreme drought year
strongly suggests their status as a regular breeder in this region of
Yavapai and supports the possibility elsewhere in central Arizona.

Parts of Mohave, Coconino, Maricopa, Gila, Navajo, Apache, Pinal and
Greenlee have potentially suitable habitat. This is the perfect time to go
check it out. Let the CASP surveys begin!

Felipe

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Date: 7/10/18 4:17 pm
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Groove-billed Ani, Whitewater Draw
There’s currently a Groove-billed Ani at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area. If you turn right and head north at the start of the loop trail, it’s on the fence to the right heading east towards the house. The nearby willow thickets around the start of the trail would be good places to check for it.

Good birding,
Lauren Harter
Lake Havasu City

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Date: 7/10/18 5:04 am
From: David Griffin <birdingnm...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Buff-collard Nightjars: Access for Brown Canyon in the Baboquivari Mnts
Charles (and all who go looking for these birds)

It is my understanding that using playback for this species (or any other
bird species) on any USFWS National Wildlife Refuge (incl. BANWR) is NOT
ALLOWED without a refuge administered special use/research permit. So
please restrict yourselves to listening/watching for the birds, unless
Charles and/or BANWR can confirm otherwise. (And if I'm completely wrong -
sorry, but please still restrict yourselves to listening/watching for the
birds!)

Thanks,
David Griffin
Muscatine, Iowa



On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 10:37 PM, Charles Corson <chcorson...> wrote:

> This communication has been reviewed and approved for public view by
> Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Management (520) 823-4251, general
> inquiries ext 101. Details are provided here for areas of public access of
> Brown Canyon and Brown Wash, map is provided. Brown Canyon Rd, leading to
> Brown Canyon, is located 20-1/2 miles south of Hwy 86 and Hwy 286
> intersection at Robles Junction (Three Points).
>
> On June 11th, Susan Sferra of the USFWS and I recorded BUFF-COLLARD
> NIGHTJARS within Brown Canyon, a known summer resident of the canyon.
> Subsequent informal surveys by Brian Nicholas and myself, in June, have
> confirmed a robust population of BuffJars within the canyon. Importantly,
> the population extends well outside the USFWS canyon no-access boundary,
> extending eastward along Brown Wash and a section of Brown Canyon Rd. This
> makes public access from Brown Canyon Rd, (#102), to the BuffJars
> possible. Details below provide restrictions and access details.
>
> Parking and listening for the BuffJars on Rd 102 within Buenos Aires
> National Wildlife Refuge boundaries is permitted but there are some details
> to know, see detailed map. THE BEST LOCATION: After the third cattle guard
> along the Rd #102, to the security gate (3-1/2 miles from Hwy 286) that
> prevents public access to the canyon, is the more likely location for
> successful BuffJar detection but they have been heard at all three cattle
> guards.
>
> Photo opportunities will be limited as the better habitat is not adjacent
> to public access along Rd 102 (see map link below). IMPORTANT: BANWR Rd
> 148 requires -high- clearance and a willingness to have your vehicle’s
> paint altered but the road does parallel much of lower Brown Wash, west
> most reach of the road being the good habitat for BuffJars as they have
> been frequently heard from the Rd 102/148 intersection westward.
>
> -DO NOT ACCESS BY FOOT OR BY VEHICLE- the private land holding north of Rd
> 102 as shown on the map (between cattle guards #1 and #2). DO NOT ENTER
> the roads leading to holding's coral and watering facility. Faded signs
> indicating “Stay Out” are posted but could be easily missed. Access to
> State Trust Land must be done with proper state permits.
>
>
> The road is ok for passenger vehicles; past the second cattle guard the
> road does become progressively rougher but I’ve had my Corolla on this road
> many times without issue (fair and dry weather). Turn-around spots after
> the third cattle guard are at or near the security gate.
>
> See map via the link below:
>
>
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QeU5ec7Kr0oknsozu-
> yHfw2RzQKnBVsL/view?usp=sharing
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Apologies for the long communication,
>
>
>
> Charles Corson
> Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer
>
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Date: 7/9/18 8:38 pm
From: Charles Corson <chcorson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Buff-collard Nightjars: Access for Brown Canyon in the Baboquivari Mnts
This communication has been reviewed and approved for public view by Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Management (520) 823-4251, general inquiries ext 101. Details are provided here for areas of public access of Brown Canyon and Brown Wash, map is provided. Brown Canyon Rd, leading to Brown Canyon, is located 20-1/2 miles south of Hwy 86 and Hwy 286 intersection at Robles Junction (Three Points).

On June 11th, Susan Sferra of the USFWS and I recorded BUFF-COLLARD NIGHTJARS within Brown Canyon, a known summer resident of the canyon. Subsequent informal surveys by Brian Nicholas and myself, in June, have confirmed a robust population of BuffJars within the canyon. Importantly, the population extends well outside the USFWS canyon no-access boundary, extending eastward along Brown Wash and a section of Brown Canyon Rd. This makes public access from Brown Canyon Rd, (#102), to the BuffJars possible. Details below provide restrictions and access details.

Parking and listening for the BuffJars on Rd 102 within Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge boundaries is permitted but there are some details to know, see detailed map. THE BEST LOCATION: After the third cattle guard along the Rd #102, to the security gate (3-1/2 miles from Hwy 286) that prevents public access to the canyon, is the more likely location for successful BuffJar detection but they have been heard at all three cattle guards.

Photo opportunities will be limited as the better habitat is not adjacent to public access along Rd 102 (see map link below). IMPORTANT: BANWR Rd 148 requires -high- clearance and a willingness to have your vehicle’s paint altered but the road does parallel much of lower Brown Wash, west most reach of the road being the good habitat for BuffJars as they have been frequently heard from the Rd 102/148 intersection westward.

-DO NOT ACCESS BY FOOT OR BY VEHICLE- the private land holding north of Rd 102 as shown on the map (between cattle guards #1 and #2). DO NOT ENTER the roads leading to holding's coral and watering facility. Faded signs indicating “Stay Out” are posted but could be easily missed. Access to State Trust Land must be done with proper state permits.


The road is ok for passenger vehicles; past the second cattle guard the road does become progressively rougher but I’ve had my Corolla on this road many times without issue (fair and dry weather). Turn-around spots after the third cattle guard are at or near the security gate.

See map via the link below:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QeU5ec7Kr0oknsozu-yHfw2RzQKnBVsL/view?usp=sharing <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QeU5ec7Kr0oknsozu-yHfw2RzQKnBVsL/view?usp=sharing>






Apologies for the long communication,



Charles Corson
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer
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Date: 7/9/18 8:00 pm
From: CJ <cj...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] 3 miles E of Catalina - WOW Arizona - Yellow-billed Cuckoo
THIRD YEAR IN A ROW!

The Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) was here today. It was catching cicadas by the lower Little Pond and the additional water sump, moving between there and the Bird Shower on the high part of the property. It was VERY comfortable with us sitting there and moved around us as long as we stayed quiet. July 9, 2018

We saw a total of thirty-nine species in two hours. TheLucy’s Warblers, Bell’s Vireos and Abert’s Towhees were more numerable than it was easy to count.

E-bird checklist - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47097039

GUESTS WELCOMED from dawn to dusk BY APPOINTMENT - Birding and Bird Photography info here - http://wowarizona.org/birds/

Christopher Vincent
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Date: 7/9/18 6:09 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- NE Tucson Today -- Yellow-headed Blackbird
I had one Yellow-headed Blackbird (female) on the athletic field at Tanque
Verde Elementary School this morning around 7 a.m. I've never seen one
there until today, but I didn't think much about it because 49er's Country
Club (with its 3 small ponds) is less than a mile away as the blackbird
flies. However, eBird told me it was rare, so … And come to think of it, I
don't recall seeing one at 49er's either.

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 7/9/18 5:08 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 7/9/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
July 9, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for July 9, 2018 sponsored by the
New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for private
property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch country,
do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a checklist of
N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty species can be
found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the NM Bird Finding
Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more complete, updated
version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

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

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL
letters):
Common Ground-Dove (Socorro)
Least Bittern (Sierra)
Tricolored Heron (Eddy)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Chaves, Eddy, Sierra)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Eddy)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Bernalillo)
Carolina Wren (Bernalillo, Socorro)
Phainopepla (Sandoval)
Ovenbird (Sandoval)
Hooded Warbler (Bernalillo, Santa Fe)


BERNALILLO County:
--Andersen reported a CAROLINA WREN along the bosque south of Valle de Oro
NWR June 29. It was heard approximately a half mile south of the parking
area where you access the canal trail (34.959891, -106.681429).

--Warner and Kuehun reported a singing HOODED WARBLER along the bosque
trail approximately .4 miles south of Montano June 11. It continued to July
7.

--the YELLOW-THROATED VIREO in the bosque south of Valle de Oro continued
to July 2. It has paired up with a Plumbeous Vireo and produced recently
fledged offspring. Walk south along the ditch road from the parking area
about a half mile and look for a woodpile cairn. Follow the trail towards
the bosque and go another 150-200 meters south.

CHAVES County:
--Parmeter reported a juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Bitter Lake
NWR July 6. It was seen in the oxbow at the south end of the refuge.

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Lake Avalon July 8. It
was seen in the flooded salt cedars at the northeast end of the lake.

--Parmeter reported a LAUGHING GULL at Lake Carlsbad July 6. It was seen
later in the day by Nieman and again at Lake Avalon on July 8.

--Nieman reported a TRICOLORED HERON at Brantley Lake on June 29. It was
seen in flight from Cheapskate Point.

--Nieman reported a TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Rattlesnake Springs May 27. It was
seen at the east end of the cottonwood grove. It and another continued to
July 7.

SANDOVAL County:
--Ruth and Krueper reported a PHAINOPEPLA in their Corrales yard July 8.

--VanBuskirk reported two PHAINOPEPLAS in Placitas July 2. They were seen
of hwy 165 near the fire station. One was in this same area by Rustay July
8.

--Ruth and Krueper reported an OVENBIRD in the Corrales Bosque June 21. It
was singing in the bosque east of mile marker 6.7.

SANTA FE County:
--Hardy reported a HOODED WARBLER at Santa Fe Canyon Preserve June 9. It
continued to July 3 and has been seen up to the old dam area and below.

SIERRA County:
--Cleary reported a LEAST BITTERN at the isolated lake off the north side
of North Monticello at Elephant Butte Lake SP July 6. He reported an adult
and an immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at this location July 9.

SOCORRO County:
--Hjalmarson photographed a COMMON GROUND-DOVE at Bosque del Apache NWR
July 7. It was seen on the south loop near these coordinates (33.776172,
-106.895046).

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

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Date: 7/8/18 9:37 pm
From: Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] EAZ: Greenlee County Birding (3-8 July 2018)
Hi Everyone,

I spent six days from July 3rd through July 8th, birding and covering
Greenlee County from it's northern limit to it's easiest southern access
point in Duncan. The six days were spent trying to learn more about the
county, find more birding locations, and of course, to try and get more
birds for this under-birded region. In the six days, I managed to
accomplish some of each! Even though six days birding in a small county
like Greenlee may seem like a long time, it really isn't. There is a ton
to explore within the limits of the county, and most of it lies in
wilderness areas where things are challenging to access. Each day had a
detailed plan. Some plans worked, and others were attempts. Greenlee is
pretty challenging too for complete bird diversity due to it's lack of open
aquatic habitats I'm writing this long post because Greenlee doesn't get
birded often. Here is a day-by-day summary of my trip:

After leaving home the afternoon of July 2nd, I camped out near Greer that
night and woke up early on the 3rd and got to the northern part of Greenlee
County just before dawn. This northern part of Greenlee falls within the
White Mountains. I would spend three days in the White Mountain region,
where there is a ton of exploring to do. In the White Mountains, I put in
strong efforts for Dusky Grouse, and Canada Jay without luck. I wasn't
expecting to get them, but it's always worth a try. Sadly, a lot of the
forest in the Greenlee portion of the White Mountains burned due to people
who started the Wallow Fire in 2011. It's made such species a lot harder
to find, but it's also made the Hannagan Meadow the best Arizona spot in my
opinion to find American Three-toed Woodpecker. At the end of the White
Mountains write-up, I'll put a list of the common birds seen at most sites
and I'll include highlight birds to keep things more brief in the general
description.

July 3rd, 2018: I decided to make Hannagan Meadow my base camp for the
first three days after I arrived there at dawn. Luckily, Hannagan Meadow
Campground had an open spot! My first stop was Hannagan Meadow Lodge where
I would check hummingbird feeders and the surrounding meadow and mixed
coniferous forest. I was shocked to have an adult male green-backed
RUFOUS/ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD frequenting the feeders. Looking over a lucky
but pretty blurry photograph I got of it's tail spread, it appears to be a
Rufous Hummingbird. Hearing the offset drumming of a WILLIAMSON'S
SAPSUCKER would be the only detection of the species I would have for the
trip.

After setting up camp, I went barely north of Hannagan Meadow Lodge to
Forest Road 576. This road is awesome, and most of the first two miles of
it are burn free. After 0.8 miles of driving on 576, there is a dirt road
that branches off and heads north from 576. It is 1.3 miles long, circles
a place and historic homestead known as Baike Spring, and loops back around
to Road 576 at it's western limit. If parking at one of the branches of
this road, it makes a pleasant 2.1 mile loop hike. This is a perfect spot
to look for birds of spruce, fir, pine, and aspen forest at an elevation of
over 9,000' and holds good potential for Dusky Grouse and the much less
likely Canada Jay. By the first branch-off road is another awesome trail
through the same habitat on the south side of the road, only this trail
goes into a valley. A family of WILD TURKEY, AMERICAN-THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER, and DOWNY WOODPECKER were enjoyable.

After exploring FR 576 in it's full duration heading northwest of Hannagan
Meadow, I merged onto Forest Road 24, a long road that starts off about 5
miles south of Hannagan Meadow and traverses northward to the very
northwestern tip of Greenlee County until it crosses the Black River and
further north into Apache County. My main goal of getting onto FR 24 was
to explore FR 83, a seven mile loop road with south and north branches off
of FR 24. Fish Creek Canyon lies in this area, which was one of the main
places I wanted to visit during my trip, and it's trailhead has it's own
branch-off road from FR 83. Fish Creek lies in a narrow heavily forested
canyon, is home to an epic bird I wanted to search for in Greenlee, and the
creek eventually runs into the Black River. The Fish Creek Trail is 5.5
miles long. However, neither branch of the road was marked with any sort
of sign, and I missed my chance to go, and it gives me another reason to go
back. FR 24 is pretty rough in spots, but is passable for most vehicles.
My detailed trip plan didn't give me enough time to try Fish Creek again.
I did take FR 24 to it's ending reach in Greenlee at the Black River. This
area along the river was gorgeous, and Buffalo Crossing Campground is right
there as well. I walked the along the Blue River in both directions
looking unsuccessfully for American Dipper, but notable sightings included
singing MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER, and a STELLER'S JAY imitating the calls in
near perfection of Red Crossbill! From this northern Greenlee reach of FR
24, I would head back south and take FR 26 back to Highway 191, which runs
for 10 miles before reaching Highway 191, and 8 miles north of Hannagan
Meadow at that junction.

I would explore south along Highway 191 towards Hannagan Meadow. I stopped
at the narrow Forest Road 573, which is on the west side of 191, 5.4 miles
north of Hannagan Meadow. This road, which would be tough to drive on for
a lot of vehicles, was awesome to hike on for it's duration of about 2
miles. It started off paralleling Hannagan Creek, and then would wrap
around into some heavily forested ridges and and drainages. A variety of
forest birds were here, including AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, DOWNY
WOODPECKER, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, and MACGILLIVRAY'S and RED-FACED
WARBLERS. Before dinner, I made a stop at Hannagan Meadow Lodge. Among
the hordes of Broad-tailed Hummingbirds and some Rufous Hummingbirds, I was
thrilled to find adult males of a magnificent RIVOLI'S HUMMINGBIRD as well
as a CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD. The adult male green-backed RUFOUS/ALLEN'S
HUMMINGBIRD continued.

The remainder of the late afternoon/evening was spent in the higher
elevations south of Hannagan Meadow over 9000'. I made a quick stop at the
tiny Aker Lake, which is a good spot to observe PURPLE MARTIN up close.
This species is extremely common around Hannagan Meadow. I then spent over
two hours until dark at KP Cienega Campground. Highlights there included a
young NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL (which I detected by it's insect-like call, one
that may be easy to overlook), a DUSKY FLYCATCHER in a lush area with
deciduous vegetation nearby, and two LINCOLN'S SPARROWS (who seem to have
very limited breeding habitat in Greenlee County), singing in riparian
thickets. GREEN-TAILED TOWHEES were pretty common here. I started owling
at KP Cienega, and the only nightbird I could land here and for the rest of
the night was a COMMON NIGHTHAWK. Elk and Mule Deer were everywhere
throughout the day in Hannagan Meadow. The Elk were especially spectacular
and were in numbers right along the roads. I saw one herd of 5 large Bull
Elk in KP Cienega.


July 4th, 2018: Drumming American Three-toed Woodpecker and Purple Martins
were awesome to wake up and listen to in Hannagan Meadow Campground.

I started of the day heading north up Highway 191, where I found a narrow
dirt road branching off of the east side of Highway 191, 2.3 miles north of
Hannagan Meadow. This road parallels what I think is Foote Creek, and
makes for a beautiful hike through conifer and aspen forest over 9000'. It
was here I detected two OLIVE WARBLERS, the highest in elevation I have had
them in Arizona, which isn't unusual from what I just looked up in the
Breeding Bird Atlas. After Foote Creek and exploring another trail, I went
to a trailhead on the east side of Highway 191 across from Hannagan Meadow
Campground. I took a trail called Foote Creek Trail, which led me right to
the spot where I had previously explored. I found what I believe to be a
Dusky Grouse feather. Breeding birds were in good quantity over the two
plus miles that I hiked one way, and that included a count of HOUSE WRENS
at 76. Parents were feeding young everywhere with House Wrens and a
variety of other birds. After breakfast, I hiked Aker Lake Trail for over
2 miles from Hannagan Campground. Highlights here included 4 AMERICAN
THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS, 2 MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLERS, and a variety of forest
birds in good numbers.

The next adventure I did was take Forest Road 25, which is 4.7 miles south
of Hannagan Meadow and accessed on the west side of Highway 191, for 14
miles to the Black River. This road starts at 9200' and drops down to
6900' in pine and oak woodland where it meets the Black River. Riparian
habitat along the river here has great potential, and there are stands of
cottonwoods in places The Apache and Greenlee County line goes right up
and down the Black River as the border of Greenlee County to the west here,
south, and all the way north up to the Buffalo Crossing area. Birding the
river here is challenging with thick vegetation, the best way to do so
would be to come with water boots to walk up the river. Birdwise, a
singing LAZULI BUNTING was most notable. All along FR 25 are branch off
roads that are worth exploring for the 14 miles en route to the Black River.

There was a wildfire burning nearby in New Mexico, called the Owl Fire I
believe, and lots of smoke drifted into the White Mountain region where I
was. I went to Alpine and the Blue River to check it out, and I had some
intense views of the fire as well as small planes flying over dropping
suppressant fuels. During that time, I was rewarded with views of a GOLDEN
EAGLE soaring over the Blue River, as well as stunning views of a roadside
female MONTEZUMA QUAIL.


July 5th, 2018: The first half of this day, my final and 3rd day in the
White Mountain region, was spent exploring the Blue River. When I came a
foot away from hitting a Mule Deer to start the day off, I had a feeling it
would be a memorable day.

I took FR 567 (Red Hill Road), which is 8.7 miles north of Hannagan Meadow,
for 12 miles as it drops down into the Blue River canyons and valleys.
Once down at the Blue River( which water levels were very dry and low
overall), the habitat variety is awesome: cottonwood and riparian stands,
rocky bluffs, juniper and oak woodland, pine and oak woodland, etc. I took
FR 281 (Blue River Road) to the north from it's junction with FR 567. Key
places to bird are Blue Crossing Campground (off of 567 just before
intersection with 281), Blue School area, and Upper Blue Campground. I
stopped in many places along the road within short distance of each other
for over 8 miles once going north on FR 281. A variety of birds can be
seen here. My main highlight was finding two recently fledged NORTHERN
PYGMY-OWLS, which were detected by their insect-like call. Other birds
included Montezuma Quail, Common Black-Hawk, Western Wood-Pewee, Greater
Pewee, Purple Martin, Mexican Jay, Bridled Titmouse, Painted Redstart,
Yellow-breasted Chat, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, and Hepatic
and Summer Tanagers. Once crossing the Blue River after briefly going into
New Mexico and going back into Arizona again, I continued on FR 281 towards
Alpine. Before that, I took Luce Ranch Road to the west from FR 281 for a
few miles. This road parallels Campbell Blue Creek, which was flowing
nicely. Luce Ranch Road/Campbell Blue Creek has great mountain riparian
habitat, and might be worth checking for Gray Catbird in the future.

After lunch and a break in Alpine, I went back to the Black River via FR 26
and FR 24 to Buffalo Crossing. The highlight there was an OSPREY flying
over the river, one I didn't think I would get on the trip.

I headed back to Hannagan Meadow, where I planned to spend the last few
hours of the day searching for the higher elevation species I was wanting
most. Driving past Foote Creek, I looked down into the valley and found
two MEXICAN GRAY WOLVES in it. The sighting was epic and hard to put into
words. One wolf had a radio collar on. I enjoyed the wolves more than
anything else on the trip and had great views of them for about a minute
before they ran up into a heavily timbered ridge. The Grouse and Canada
Jays didn't matter so much after that....

Once dusk and night came, I tried heading north of Hannagan Meadow on 191
for owling after trying the two previous nights without anything. I stuck
to trying at over 9,000' at a few stops. I was rewarded with hearing a
SPOTTED OWL, 2 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS, and 7-8 MEXICAN WHIP-POOR-WILLS.
The latter species I heard five at one stop.

WHITE MOUNTAIN REGION: Here's a few facts to summarize the White Mountains
higher elevation spots that I birded around Hannagan Meadow:

-I detected 17 American Three-toed Woodpeckers in 11 different locations
near Hannagan Meadow. Because of the mix of live and burned trees
everywhere, Three-toed Woodpeckers thrive!

-Typical common birds seen and heard in the elevations of over 9000' at
Hannagan Meadow are: Wild Turkey, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy
Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Cordilleran
Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Purple Martin, Violet-green
Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, White-breasted, Red-breasted, and Pygmy
Nuthatches; Brown Creeper, House Wren, Golden and Ruby-crowned Kinglets,
Western and Mountain Bluebirds, Hermit Thrush, American Robin,
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Tanager,
and Pine Siskin.


July 6th, 2018: The goal of this day was to explore as many spots along
Highway 191 between Hannagan Meadow and Clifton as I could.

One of my first stops was at Strayhorse Campground, which is 10.3 miles
south of Hannagan Meadow and is situated in pine, oak, and juniper
woodland. This was a very fun stop and place to bird. Most notable were 3
GREATER PEWEE.

Many stops were made, habitat was mostly pine and oak woodland for a long
time. 18 miles south of Hannagan Meadow and 52 miles north of Clifton on
191 is Sheep Saddle and Sheep Saddle Trailhead. This was another fantastic
spot to bird. I hiked the road up towards Sheep Saddle for over a mile
through pine and oak woodland, as well as some burned area that has
re-emerging vegetation. This was the furthest north that I found
BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW. The place was birdy with close to 30 species
typical of such habitat.

Continuing south I accessed the northern slope of Rose Peak from two
different paths, a road going up to Rose Peak at 8200' that I hiked up to,
and then a trail for about two miles that goes along the northern side of
the mountain probably 8-900 below the summit. This is an awesome place,
and it's made up of mostly pine and oak on the northern side of the
mountain. Bird activity was lower due to time of day, but potential here
is probably interesting. I flushed a MEXICAN WHIP-POOR-WILL near the trail
and I also encountered a young BLACK BEAR. The road to the top was closed
to vehicles while I was there, but there is a lookout tower at the top, as
well as forest service employees. Rose Peak Trailhead is 47.5 miles north
of Clifton.

Closing in on Clifton after going through significant habitat change along
Highway 191, the next notable stop came at Juan Miller Campgrounds and
Granville Campground in pine, oak, juniper, and sycamore woodlands. I
encountered 3 DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERS at both, as well as another young
BLACK BEAR at Granville Campground.

Going through Clifton gave me a herd of 4 young Bighorn Sheep. South of
Clifton, I visited the Gila Box Riparian Area. Although there was nothing
unexpected, this spot is always awesome for birding in willow and
cottonwood forest at 3,500 along the Gila River. I stayed in Duncan for
the night, and visited a private pond which can be viewed from Highway 70
(east side) just south of Duncan and barely into Franklin. A Pied-billed
Grebe and Black-crowned Night Heron actually gave me some water birds for
the trip!


July 7th, 2018: I started this day off by going up to Lower Eagle Creek
from Duncan, which Lower Eagle Creek is past Clifton and Morenci. This
spot is epic, and is situated below 4000' in a canyon with willow and
cottonwood forest among towering cliffs. YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO started the
time off on a good note, and on the "rarer" side was a singing NORTHERN
BEARDLESS-TYRANNULET. Lower Eagle Creek was much lower in water levels
than my previous visits. Typical riparian canyon breeders were in
abundance such as Common Black-Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk, Brown-crested
Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, Canyon Wren, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted
Chat, Summer Tanager, Hooded Oriole, etc. A WHITE-NOSED COATI was a mammal
surprise.

I followed Lower Eagle Creek with a visit to the San Francisco River in
Clifton. By the RV park there is a nice birding trail that puts the viewer
about 15 feet above river level to give one a fun experience. Common
Black-Hawk and Yellow-billed Cuckoo highlighted the birds along the trail.
The San Francisco River can be explored for a six mile stretch along San
Franciso River Road, by continuing past the RV Park and turning right and
over the bridge from Frisco Avenue. Non bird highlights included a
Harkness' Dancer damselfly along the river and also my third Black Bear of
the trip, and the lowest I've ever seen a Black Bear in elevation at 3500'.

Later in the day I ventured up to the Big Lue Mountains on Highway 78
northeast of Duncan and east of Clifton. I love the Big Lues. The
foothills produced two singing CASSIN'S SPARROWS. Getting up into higher
elevations I stopped at a noticeable and scenic overlook overlooking
Blackjack Canyon. I heard a DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER calling in the canyon
well below me.

I then made stops in Blackjack Campground and further up the road at Coal
Creek Campground. At Blackjack 3 BAND-TAILED PIGEONS zipped through the
woods. Typical pine/oak species were present. At Coal Creek Campground it
was very active and a great experience, as I had about 30 species in 40
minutes. Highlights included up to 10 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS as the evening
grew older and 9 GRAY FLYCATCHER (young birds involved) among the many
usual pine and oak species. Seep Spring Canyon was one of my last stops of
the day. Once it got dark, two ELF OWLS barked away. At 6000', this is
high in elevation for Elf Owls, in which Eric Hough detected this
population several years ago. On the way back down from the Big Lues after
deciding not to hardcore look for Flammulated Owls, I encountered an
Arizona Black Rattlesnake along the road. It narrowly avoided getting
killed from oncoming traffic.


July 8th, 2018: I spent a good portion of the morning birding the Duncan
and Franklin area. The first stop I made was at a grassland area south of
Duncan off of Fourth Street/Airport Road. I heard a distant SCALED QUAIL,
several CASSIN'S SPARROWS, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, and a CRISSAL THRASHER
seemingly trying to imitate a Scaled quail at times.

The last major stop of the trip was at the epic Duncan Birding Trail. With
the combination of willow/cottonwood along the river, ag fields, and more,
it makes for a great birding location. The Gila River is almost completely
dry along this stretch right now. It didn't seem to effect any of the bird
diversity. I encountered 50 or so species here, which included highlights
of 2 MISSISSIPPI KITE, 2 COMMON BLACK-HAWKS who at one point of the morning
sat on fence lines in the fields that were being plowed (waiting for prey
to be kicked up!), 3 GRAY HAWK, 7 SWAINSON'S HAWK (including a dark morph;
one I thought was a Zone-tailed Hawk at first), YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, GREAT
HORNED OWL, 2 WILLOW FLYCATCHER, and CASSIN'S SPARROW. The Duncan Birding
Trail was a good way to end the trip.


Greenlee County is a great place to bird in my opinion. From the
spruce/fir/pine/aspen forests up at Hannagan Meadow to the Chihuahuan
desert to the south, I detected 155 species during the trip. I highly
recommend birding in this county, where any data given to it is awesome
because it is really under-birded. I'll supply a few links. If anyone is
interested in seeing my checklists on eBird with numbers and full species
lists per location, here is the link via eBird for that, I submitted many
checklists:

https://ebird.org/region/US-AZ-011/activity



I also put a write-up of Greenlee County birding on my website, for those
who are interested. It gives directions to the birding locations in
Greenlee County, which I separated by area. It also includes a list of
what I compiled as to what birds have been found in Greenlee County. Since
I published it, Canvasback was found and a Red-eyed Vireo report from the
past is now on eBird with accurate details. Link to Birding in Greenlee
County:

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



Good Birding,

Tommy DeBardeleben (Glendale, Arizona)

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Date: 7/8/18 4:36 pm
From: greentailedtowhee <skua33...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Box Canyon, Santa Rita Mts.
Hi birders,

I was really intrigued by Richard Fray's GRAY VIREO in Box canyon
yesterday. I got a late start (meaning I got to the location around 9 am)
although there was plenty of songsters still broadcasting their songs, I
did not hear the vireo. I agree that the habitat looks suitable and really
hope to try again for this bird because I am hopeful it is still in the
area.

If anyone has positive sightings I hope you will post them here. Thanks.

The Five-striped Sparrows downhill at the hotspot continue. They called
just a little sporadically, but were seen just off the road.

Good birding,
Janine McCabe

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Date: 7/8/18 12:54 pm
From: <dpsiminski...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Sierra Vista EOP
Fellow birders,

This morning at the Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP), seven
birders experienced the early days of Arizona’s second summer, the wet summer.
No rain, but we certainly felt the moist warm monsoon air from the south.

Sixty species in all were observed. The pre-dawn count included several common
poorwills, lesser nighthawks and great-horned owls. After sunrise, the change
of season was made evident by several post-breeding birds returning to the EOP
or passing through to locations further south. These included two tree
swallows, a greater yellowlegs and a lark sparrow. A first of the season
Cassin’s sparrow, a monsoon breeding bird, was seen and heard seemingly
calling for the rain. Everyone was also treated to some of the EOP’s rarer
marsh birds: two least bitterns, one in flight and one clinging to the
cattails at the edge of the marsh, and the “kadik, kadik” song of a Virginia
rail from another of the marshes. To top off the day as the last of the
birders were departing the EOP, a peregrine was seen soaring high above the
departing cars.

See e-bird reports at:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47072689
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47072027

Pete
Sierra Vista, AZ
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Date: 7/8/18 11:07 am
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Tucson Michael Perry Park ZONE-TAILED HAWK
Sunday morning I was surprised to see a ZONE-TAILED HAWK soaring over the Pantano Wash at desert lowland eastside Michael Parry Park.

John HIggins, Tucson, AZ
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Date: 7/8/18 11:03 am
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Jesse Owens Park Birds
East-side Jesse Owens Park is open after a half of year of repairs. Sunday morning there were twenty species including Cassin's kingbirds feeding noisy fledglings.

John Higgins, Tucson, AZ
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Date: 7/8/18 9:42 am
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Tucson - Thick-billed Kingbird
Molly Pollock called (9am on 7/8) to report a Thick-billed Kingbird at Sweetwater Wetlands along the creek. Although regular further south, they are hard to find in the Tucson area.

Thanks Molly!

-Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 7/8/18 12:16 am
From: Melody <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California Gulch. 07/07/2018


Another amazing evening with the birds in the gulch. We did get some rain,
but it did not affect the birding. Surprisingly, Five-striped sparrows
stayed high on the hill for us this evening. Good audio, but only a couple
people caught a glimpse of the bird.



The nightjar put on an amazing show. We saw the male and the female. . .
pictures were obtained. No audio this evening. We also managed good looks
at the Common Poorwill.



Another bird of interest was a Thick-billed Kingbird shrieking through the
area at the confluence.



A privilege to share with this group. Good birds and good people. . . a
winning combination. Thank you!!. Melody



P.S. Again a caution driving this road. . . you really should have high
clearance. . . all-wheel drive at a minimum. . With the rains starting, the
area could get pretty interesting in the next little bit.


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Date: 7/7/18 7:54 pm
From: Kurt Radamaker <kurtrad...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] bird Maps (no birds)
I forgot to mention a helpful tip.
The species box has type ahead to help find your species, even typing partial names liked "rumped" will return several species with "rumped" in the name!
Kurt

From: Kurt Radamaker <kurtrad...>
To: Arizona New Mexico Listserv <aznmbirds...>
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:46 PM
Subject: bird Maps (no birds)

On my birding te cloud site: http://birdingthecloud.com/
I have created an ebird map that will find recent sightings of any bird in the world, by country.
http://birdingthecloud.com/ebirdApi/ebirdWorldSpecies.html
Give the species box a minute to load all 15 thousand world species including subspecies
For example if you are looking for Shoebill,1. type Uganda in Country box2. type Shoebill in species box (wait for text box to locate shoebill) select it3. Once Shoebill is selected4. Click the submit button.


This map will be useful if you are travelling to a country and have some specific targets in mind!
The map can be a little quirky and slow, so be patient, it is a lot of data.
Happy hunting
Kurt.
PS.
I have also added to the AZ Notable map. In the species popup is a link to all sightings in the US.For example,  if you select the dot or (dropdown) for Rose-breasted Grosbeak in AZ, in the details popup box is a link to all recent Rose-breasted Grosbeak sightings in the US.This is helpful for seeing species overall ranges in the U.S.
Maps can also be found at my ESRI site here: http://kurtrad.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html
Kurt







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Date: 7/7/18 7:46 pm
From: Kurt Radamaker <kurtrad...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] bird Maps (no birds)
On my birding te cloud site: http://birdingthecloud.com/
I have created an ebird map that will find recent sightings of any bird in the world, by country.
http://birdingthecloud.com/ebirdApi/ebirdWorldSpecies.html
Give the species box a minute to load all 15 thousand world species including subspecies
For example if you are looking for Shoebill,1. type Uganda in Country box2. type Shoebill in species box (wait for text box to locate shoebill) select it3. Once Shoebill is selected4. Click the submit button.


This map will be useful if you are travelling to a country and have some specific targets in mind!
The map can be a little quirky and slow, so be patient, it is a lot of data.
Happy hunting
Kurt.
PS.
I have also added to the AZ Notable map. In the species popup is a link to all sightings in the US.For example,  if you select the dot or (dropdown) for Rose-breasted Grosbeak in AZ, in the details popup box is a link to all recent Rose-breasted Grosbeak sightings in the US.This is helpful for seeing species overall ranges in the U.S.
Maps can also be found at my ESRI site here: http://kurtrad.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html
Kurt





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Date: 7/7/18 4:16 pm
From: <vernieaikins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Rose-Breasted GB San Pedro House
This morning I had a RB Grosbeak on the trail west of kingfisher pond at San
Pedro House. It was right about the junction where you can go on the west
trail or fork left down to the pond. Did manage to snap a horrible pic but
good enough to ID. It flew south down the trail but I could not refind it.

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Date: 7/7/18 10:06 am
From: Tom Hildebrandt <thildebrandt...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Clearly a Robin to me
Possibly of interest, I had what I am confident was an American Robin move
through my back yard this morning, perhaps 7ish. I never saw the bird, but
heard it give 3 or 4 of the different AMRO clucks and tuck, tuck, tucks &
such* as it moved first into my big jacaranda and then quickly on to the
next big tree down the block. A rarity in mid-Tempe at any season it seems.
Good Birding,
Tom
(*sorry, those AMRO vocalizations probably all have names, but I don't know
them.)

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Date: 7/6/18 11:22 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 July 2018
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on July 6, 2018; the next update will be made on July 13.
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:
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR
#White-eared Hummingbird
#Lucifer Hummingbird
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
*ROSE-THROATED BECARD
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
*TROPICAL PARULA
*FLAME-COLORED TANAGER

BUENOS AIRES NWR
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS continued in the Brown Canyon section of Buenos
Aires NWR on 7/4 (Brian Nicholas) – for details regarding access please
contact the refuge headquarters.

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a *TROPICAL PARULA continued through 6/30 (Ken
Murphy). It has been seen and heard singing between the overlook and the
first stream crossing. The pair of *TUFTED FLYCATCHERS continued this week
through 7/5 (m.ob.). The flycatchers are being seen about 2.5 miles up the
Hamburg Trail from the Ramsey Canyon Preserve Visitor Center, near the
junction with the Comfort Springs Trail (about 0.8 mile past the Brown
Canyon trail junction). A *FLAME-COLORED TANAGER continued in the same
area this week through 6/30 (Tom Benson), the tanager being seen near the
first stream crossing. This is an occasionally steep 5 mile round trip hike
at 6,000 ft elevation to reach this location; take plenty of water (several
quarts) and be prepared for very hot dry days or sudden monsoon storm
activity. The map here shows the location: https://goo.gl/aMh1ke Ramsey
Canyon Preserve is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
#LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS continued at Ash Canyon B&B this week (m.ob.).
A male #WHITE-EARED HUMMINGBIRD continued in Miller Canyon this week
(m.ob.); a #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD was reported on 7/5 (m.ob.).

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
At least one pair of *ROSE-THROATED BECARDS continued north of the Tubac
bridge this week (m.ob.); one pair is 1/4 mile north and the other about
3/4 mile from the bridge.

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
Several #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS continued on 7/4 (Rick Taylor) in a yard in
Whitetail Canyon.

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Madera Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/dXBYP), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued along Proctor Rd this week (m.ob.).
In Montosa Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/8L8tv) a #BLACK-CAPPED
GNATCATCHER continued this week on 7/1 (Cathy Beck) near the culvert,
upstream of the concrete stream crossing.
In Chino Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/maps/oTBK), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued on 7/3 (Tim Helentjaris); Five-striped Sparrows continued as
well. High clearance is recommended for the rough road in.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good birding!


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

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Date: 7/6/18 10:03 am
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CAZ: Hassayampa R. Preserve: Black Vultures
July 6, 2018
During my bird walk at Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg (Maricopa Co.) this morning we saw two flyover BLACK VULTURES while we were on Lion’s Trail. Last week we had two adult BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRDS visiting the feeders at the visitor center, which are probably still around. The two nesting pairs of TROPICAL KINGBIRDS are still present, but it has been several weeks since the last report of the Thick-billed Kingbird. Last week there were also sightings of a flyover GOLDEN EAGLE and the continuing resident GRAY, RED-SHOULDERED, and ZONE-TAILED HAWKS. Occasionally YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS have been detected.

Lots of dragonflies and damselflies have seemed to emerge recently, and last week one of the desert tortoises was seen. Hopefully more critters will be active once the monsoons reach us.

Good birding,

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ

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Date: 7/5/18 6:20 pm
From: Arlene Ripley <arleneripley...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Lake Cochise Forster's Terns
This morning I encountered five FORSTER'S TERNS at Lake Cochise. One was
actively fishing over the golf course ponds, the other four never left
the island in the middle of the large lake. The active one eventually
joined them. Also present were the continuing CALIFORNIA GULL and
TROPICAL KINGBIRD. Photos of the fishing tern on my checklist. It was
very hot and windy the whole time I was there (10:20 to noon). Dust
devils everywhere!

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47015413

Arlene Ripley
Dragoon Mountains


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Date: 7/5/18 10:34 am
From: T.G. Miko <tgmiko...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Historical record Yellow-throated Warbler
Mark,
1. Thanks, it didn't occur to me to use this resource.
2. Independently of what's in there, I would still like to hear back from
others who remember this bird.
Tom

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018, 10:24 AM Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> wrote:

> On-line resources for looking up rarity AZ sightings include
>
> published reports of the Arizona Bird Committee:
> http://abc.azfo.org/reports/abc_reports_index.html
>
> and North American Birds magazine at S.O.R.A.
> https://sora.unm.edu/node/209
>
> Mark Stevenson
> Tucson, AZ
>
> --------------------------------------------
> On Wed, 7/4/18, T.G. Miko <tgmiko...> wrote:
>
> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Historical record Yellow-throated Warbler
> To: "AZ/NM Birds" <aznmbirds...>
> Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 10:04 PM
>
> Hi,I am currently in the
> process of transcribing my handwritten bird diary records
> into eBird. I just entered a November 15, 2001 record from
> when I drove through Yuma Arizona with three friends on the
> way to Southern Sonora, Mexico.One of the birds
> that we encountered when we stopped in Yuma was a
> Yellow-throated Warbler. If I recall correctly, this was a
> known wintering bird. To my surprise, I do not see any eBird
> entries for this bird in Yuma. If anybody else has records
> for this bird, please contact me, or even better, hit reply
> all.TomHome Page: https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/info/aznmbirds
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Date: 7/5/18 10:25 am
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Historical record Yellow-throated Warbler
On-line resources for looking up rarity AZ sightings include

published reports of the Arizona Bird Committee:
http://abc.azfo.org/reports/abc_reports_index.html

and North American Birds magazine at S.O.R.A.
https://sora.unm.edu/node/209

Mark Stevenson
Tucson, AZ

--------------------------------------------
On Wed, 7/4/18, T.G. Miko <tgmiko...> wrote:

Subject: [AZNMbirds] Historical record Yellow-throated Warbler
To: "AZ/NM Birds" <aznmbirds...>
Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 10:04 PM

Hi,I am currently in the
process of transcribing my handwritten bird diary records
into eBird. I just entered a November 15, 2001 record from
when I drove through Yuma Arizona with three friends on the
way to Southern Sonora, Mexico.One of the birds
that we encountered when we stopped in Yuma was a
Yellow-throated Warbler. If I recall correctly, this was a
known wintering bird. To my surprise, I do not see any eBird
entries for this bird in Yuma. If anybody else has records
for this bird, please contact me, or even better, hit reply
all.TomHome Page: https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/info/aznmbirds
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Date: 7/4/18 10:04 pm
From: T.G. Miko <tgmiko...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Historical record Yellow-throated Warbler
Hi,
I am currently in the process of transcribing my handwritten bird diary
records into eBird. I just entered a November 15, 2001 record from when I
drove through Yuma Arizona with three friends on the way to Southern
Sonora, Mexico.
One of the birds that we encountered when we stopped in Yuma was a
Yellow-throated Warbler. If I recall correctly, this was a known wintering
bird. To my surprise, I do not see any eBird entries for this bird in Yuma.
If anybody else has records for this bird, please contact me, or even
better, hit reply all.
Tom

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Date: 7/4/18 8:16 pm
From: Clifford Cathers <cacathers...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ:07/04/18:Scotia Canyon Huachuca Mountains
My son Austin and I took the day off for a photo safari and headed to
Scotia Canyon on the west side of the Huachuca Mountains early this
Independence Day holiday. It was a gorgeous day and although water was
scarce in the canyon, there were still pools here and there. All of the
water crossings are passable by car or on foot.

A SCALED QUAIL was roadside just south of Sonoita.

Even better, a gorgeous MONTEZUMA QUAIL was in the road just past Parker
Canyon Lake right before the turnoff to Scotia and Sunnyside Canyons.
Austin had his photography fun with this bird.

In the canyon proper, we had up to three ELEGANT TROGONs barking back and
forth most of the morning from opposing hillsides. They were quite
skittish, however, and our only glances were of a bird flying over the road
between the canyon walls.

Other birds of interest included ARIZONA WOODPECKERs, tons of WESTERN WOOD
PEWEEs, lots of BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHERs, lot of SULPHUR-BELLIED
FLYCATCHERs, HUTTON'S and PLUMBEOUS VIREOs, EASTERN BLUEBIRD, GRACE'S and
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERs, PAINTED REDSTARTs,, HOODED ORIOLE and
CASSIN'S KINGBIRDs, among others.

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

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Date: 7/4/18 6:33 pm
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Chiricahuas (late June highlights)
Back on June 24-27, 2018, my dad and I went camping in the Chiricahua Mountains (Cochise Co.). Besides birding around where we camped in Cave Creek Canyon, we also spent June 25 doing a loop down through Tex and Rucker Canyons on the southern side of the mountains, and West Turkey and Pinery Canyons on the west, and on June 26 spent the day in the higher elevations around Pinery Canyon, Barfoot and Rustler Parks. We dipped on the Slate-throated Redstart on both of our visits to Pinery Canyon (partially my fault for not taking the time to research ahead of time that the bird was hanging out quite a ways down from the old “campground” area; to others that might not know either, check eBird to see the specific hotspot that was created for the bird, don’t just go to Pinery Canyon). Oh well. Highlights from the trip included a vocal THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD, a singing male VARIED BUNTING, several BELL’S VIREOS, and a couple of YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS in the riparian area on the USFS side of Tex Canyon, a singing BOTTERI’S SPARROW a little ways up Tex Canyon Rd. in some grassland habitat, a flyover COMMON BLACK HAWK over the ridge between Tex and Rucker Canyons, two BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHERS at Cypress Campground in Rucker Canyon, a GRAY HAWK along lower Rucker Creek while driving along the segment of road through private lands, and MONTEZUMA QUAIL along West Turkey and Pinery Canyon roads. At the Southwestern Research Station (SWRS) I heard a Passerina species singing high up in the cottonwoods, but could not tell if it was a Blue Grosbeak or Varied Bunting (I don’t have enough regular experience with the latter to tell them apart).

Lots of birds were feeding nestlings and fledglings throughout the mountains, including WILD TURKEYS, ACORN WOODPECKERS, BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHERS, MEXICAN JAYS, BRIDLED TITMICE, MEXICAN CHICKADEES (at Rustler Park), PYGMY NUTHATCHES, BROWN CREEPERS, HOUSE WRENS, and YELLOW-EYED JUNCOS. Other usual species were encountered, plus an unexpected lone WILD TURKEY roaming through Stewart Campground the one morning, occasional flyover flocks of BAND-TAILED PIGEONS moving up and down Cave Creek Canyon, a low elevation HAIRY WOODPECKER in Stewart Campground, a mystery Empidonax flycatcher whitting in Stewart Campground briefly on one morning, and a few pairs of SULPHUR-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS between Stewart and Sunny Flat Campgrounds. In Portal we heard several BELL’S VIREOS singing between the store and the Rodrigues yard, plus a singing YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. At our camp we heard a few MEXICAN WHIP-POOR-WILLS, a single WHISKERED SCREECH-OWL, and a pair of ELF OWLS each night as the near full moon rose over the canyon walls We also heard two mammals screaming back and forth to each other on two of the nights (thinking gray fox, but maybe bobcat or lion), with one of the animals spooking two turkeys from their roost above our campsite.

Since my family has been coming to the mountains almost annually since 1995, it seems that HERMIT THRUSHES have increased as summer residents in Cave Creek Canyon, along with WHITE-WINGED DOVES, BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRDS, and SUMMER TANAGERS in recent years. BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHERS used to be present along the main fork of Cave Creek upstream from the SWRS, but in recent years I haven’t detected any on visits to the Old Snowshed Trail. I was hoping the regrowth following the fire would favor the species, but they seem to be slow to return thus far. Not to mention the scarcity of Elegant Trogons following many years of drought combined with the Horseshoe 2 Fire. Has anyone else noticed these or other expansions/contractions?

Hoping that the “slightly above-average” prediction for monsoon moisture eventually comes true…it sure is taking its time materializing this year. :(

Good birding!

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ
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Date: 7/3/18 11:28 am
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Chino Canyon
I set for my task this morning to go down to Chino Canyon in the Santa Rita Mts. and to try to push further up into its upper basin than I have previously been. Road down into there seems to have deteriorated a bit, or maybe it’s my memory, or a little of both. The rocks seems to weather out of the soil a little more each year making it a real chore to get into this area, not just crossing the wash but even before and after, you don’t want to try this without a capable vehicle.

To get further in, I decided to push past the usual parking spot near the big oak at the base of Elephant Hill and drive further in. Whew, quit after just another 0.4 miles, it was just too demanding having to push through on what little road remains and you basically can walk just as fast as you drive, not to mention the wear-and-tear on your car and nerves. Right out of the car, got my first interesting bird, a calling YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. Didn’t really expect them in here, but looking around, why not, they’re spreading everywhere else down here. One observation, there is an unnecessarily large number of NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS scattered evenly all along this canyon, all of them both noisy and imaginative. It’s pretty challenging for an ear-birder and I found myself having to change an entry a couple of times. Was that a Cassin’s Kingbird? Nope, just Mr. NoMo goofing on me again. A plethora of PHAINOPEPLA’S also scattered throughout the drainage as well.

A short while later, I picked up a nice male BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER in the lower part of the canyon drainage, they’re pretty regular here. Later and further up-canyon where it widens out, its BLACK-TAILED cousins predominated.

I picked up FIVE-STRIPED SPARROWS in three different locations in the canyon this morning. The first was just under 1.5 miles from Elephant Hill, on a lush east-facing hillside. Singing away, it refused to show itself. I next picked up two birds singing a short distance from each other on my way out, just a bit further up-canyon, before the trail begins its switchbacks crossing the headwall just shy of the old mill site (in GPS-speak N31.70717 W110.94106). Again both birds were down and not visible. I tried playing a song fragment and one of the birds immediately came back with its “chatter call”, which is the third entry for this species in iBirdPro. Richard Fray first pointed this call out to me as being useful for luring in off-season birds. The description aptly reads as “chatter calls given after an aggressive encounter with another sparrow”. I’ve never heard them do this before but it certainly fit the situation and one of the birds who responded then flew right into view and began singing, so nice visual confirmation. I then picked up a third territory all the way back at my car, not 25 yds away (GPS N31.72194 W110.94833). This has proven to be probably the most reliable spot for finding these birds, myself and others picking them up multiple times over the years here, ~0.4 miles up-canyon from the usual parking spot at the base of Elephant Hill. Again, this bird was singing in cover, but I wanted a visual confirmation, so again, played a couple of song fragments. Wow, this bird also responded with the “chatter call”, so I am guessing as the description suggests, it might represent just a breeding season response. Something to keep in mind as you look for these birds, and to understand that you really need to know the songs before you go out.

I did get further up in the canyon than before and from there you can see that if you wanted to scramble out, you could go over the low ridge to the south and drop down into Agua Caliente Canyon. I’m not sure the extra effort was worth it, as I think I would recommend just sticking with the initial parking spot at Elephant Hill under the big oak there, most of the good birding was in the first ~1.5 miles from there and the upper basin was not all that productive over what I had already found lower down. If you haven’t been in here before, I highly recommend it. If all you want to do is tick off these species, there are probably easier places, such as Box Canyon again this summer. But Chino Canyon, much like Rock Corral Canyon just to the south, has not only some good bird finds, but spectacular scenery, lush vegetation due to the absence of cattle, and great solitude. They’re both among the nicest examples of this upland desert and foothill habitats in this part of the state, less disturbed than most others, and worth the trials of getting into them.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

"We don't devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.”
- Bill Watterson

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Date: 7/3/18 8:35 am
From: Sean Fitzgerald <sfitzgerald86...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ- White-rumped Sandpiper- Gilbert Water Ranch- Maricopa Copa
White-rumped Sandpiper at Gilbert Water Ranch this morning (July 3). Just
watched the bird depart pond 2 climb fairly high and head west. Ponds 2,
3, 6, and 7 have the best shorebird habitat right now. I hope it comes
back. Poor back of camera shots posted on AZ Birding facebook group. More
details will be posted in ebird checklist later.

Sean Fitzgerald
Gilbert

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Date: 7/2/18 5:47 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 7/2/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
July 2, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for July 2, 2018 sponsored by the
New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for private
property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch country,
do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a checklist of
N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty species can be
found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the NM Bird Finding
Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more complete, updated
version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

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

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL
letters):
Black Swift (Catron)
Tricolored Heron (Eddy)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Dona Ana)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Eddy)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Eddy)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Bernalillo)
Carolina Wren (Bernalillo, Socorro)
Phainopepla (Sandoval)
Ovenbird (Sandoval)
Hooded Warbler (Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Santa Fe)


BERNALILLO County:
--Andersen reported a CAROLINA WREN along the bosque south of Valle de Oro
NWR June 29. It was heard approximately a half mile south of the parking
area where you access the canal trail (34.959891, -106.681429).

--Warner and Kuehun reported a singing HOODED WARBLER along the bosque
trail approximately ¾ miles south of Montano June 11. It continued to July
2.

--the YELLOW-THROATED VIREO in the bosque south of Valle de Oro continued
to July 2. It has paired up with a Plumbeous Vireo and produced recently
fledged offspring. Walk south along the ditch road from the parking area
about a half mile and look for a woodpile cairn. Follow the trail towards
the bosque and go another 150-200 meters south.

CATRON County:
--Pederson reported a BLACK SWIFT in Pleasanton June 30.

DONA ANA County:
--Nieman reported a TRICOLORED HERON at Brantley Lake on June 29. It was
seen in flight from Cheapskate Point.

--Groves reported two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS along the west drain
south of Domenici Hwy June 8.

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported a TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Rattlesnake Springs May 27. It was
seen at the east end of the cottonwood grove. It and another continued to
July 1.

--Parmeter reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK along US 62/180 where it crosses
the Black River May 25. Nieman flushed likely the same bird at Rattlesnake
Springs June 8.

LOS ALAMOS County:
--a HOODED WARBLER was reported at the confluence of Acid and Pueblo
Canyons in Los Alamos May 23. It continued to June 6. Note that this
location is closed due to fire restrictions.

SANDOVAL County:
--VanBuskirk reported two PHAINOPEPLAS in Placitas July 2. They were seen
of hwy 165 near the fire station.

--Ruth and Krueper reported an OVENBIRD in the Corrales Bosque June 21. It
was singing in the bosque east of mile marker 6.7.

SANTA FE County:
--Hardy reported a HOODED WARBLER at Santa Fe Canyon Preserve June 9. It
continued to July 2 and has been seen up to the old dam area and below.

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

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Date: 7/2/18 4:09 pm
From: David Pearson <dpearson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt. south of Globe
Eleven of us from the Maricopa Audubon Society birded the Pinal Mt. area today for 7 hours and found 93 species. The most interesting included a male RED CROSSBILL found by Babs Buck on the Madera Peak Rd, and a continuing juvenile HARRIS' HAWK near the Miami Gardens housing development. Presumably the same individual was first found in this vicinity on Monday 29 June, and it is the fourth record for the Globe area. All three of the previous records were in 2017. More details and photos on eBIrd.


David L Pearson
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Tempe AZ 85287-450

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Date: 7/1/18 2:54 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--01 July 2018
Hi, birders,

Nine people walked the Sierra Vista EOP dikes this sunny morning. Our group
tally was 52 species, right on target for summer birding here.

Top bird was a Willet at the Moson Road impoundments, the first fall
southbound shorebird migrant. Also of interest was a jump in Yellow-headed
Blackbirds from two birds last week to several small groups totaling three
dozen birds today.

A Green Heron was seen to catch a dragonfly for its mid-morning snack at
the edge of the cattails. Early birders had Great Horned Owls, Lesser
Nighthawks, and Com. Poorwills along Moson Road as the sky began to
lighten.

Botteri's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, and Song Sparrow all continue to
sing early in the morning. The EOP has very little in the way of flowering
plants, but this morning both Black-chinned and Anna's Hummingbirds were
hawking for insects around blooming sweet acacia shrubs.

​Cheers, Erika Wilson​

--
Erika Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 7/1/18 2:00 pm
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White-Eared Hummingbird Miller Canyon/Beatty's B&B
Just saw the Hummingbird visit the feeders around 1:30pm. Stayed for a few
minutes.

Steve Valasek
www.botheringbirds.com

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Date: 6/30/18 3:38 pm
From: <beattysguestranch...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White eared Humming bird.
The white eared humming bird made an appearance today seen 3 times between 1-3pm. Its a nice male and tends to sneak in from below the feeders Feeder B mostly. He also sets up below the feeder site near the trail to call. Also seen at feeders where Violet crowned, Rivoli, Anna's, Black-chinned, Broad-billed, Broad-tailed. The Goshawk is still nesting, the babies are big but still have lots of fuzz, likely be another week or two before they fledge. Lots of other birds about but nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year.

Tom Beatty Jr.

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Date: 6/29/18 9:58 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 June 2018
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on June 29, 2018; the next update will be made on July 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:
#Little Blue Heron
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR
#White-eared Hummingbird
#Lucifer Hummingbird
#Green Kingfisher
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER (no new reports this week)
*ROSE-THROATED BECARD
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
*TROPICAL PARULA
*SLATE-THROATED REDSTART
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER (no new reports this week)
*FLAME-COLORED TANAGER
#Painted Bunting

NOGALES area
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS continued this week on 6/28 (Tom Benson) at the
south end of California Gulch at the confluence with Warsaw Canyon.
Annotated map: http://goo.gl/wSr0mi
A #PAINTED BUNTING was photographed in a Rio Rico yard on 6/23 (Ron Batie).

BUENOS AIRES NWR
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS continued in the Brown Canyon section of Buenos
Aires NWR on 6/25 (Brian Nicholas) and 6/28 (Timothy Burkhardt) – for
details regarding access please contact the refuge headquarters.

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a *TROPICAL PARULA continued through 6/28 (Maurice
DeMille). It has been seen and heard singing between the overlook and the
first stream crossing. The pair of *TUFTED FLYCATCHERS was last reported on
6/20 (m.ob.). The flycatchers are being seen about 2.5 miles up the Hamburg
Trail from the Ramsey Canyon Preserve Visitor Center, near the junction
with the Comfort Springs Trail (about 0.8 mile past the Brown Canyon trail
junction). A *FLAME-COLORED TANAGER continued in the same area this week
through 6/25 (m.ob.), the tanager being seen near the first stream
crossing. This is an occasionally steep 5 mile round trip hike at 6,000 ft
elevation to reach this location; take plenty of water (several quarts) and
be prepared for very hot dry days or sudden monsoon storm activity. The map
here shows the location: https://goo.gl/aMh1ke Ramsey Canyon Preserve is
closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
through 6/18 (m.ob.) in the upper canyon about 0.7 miles up the trail from
the end of Hunter Canyon Road just as the trail enters the grove of trees.
#LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS continued at Ash Canyon B&B this week (m.ob.).
A male #WHITE-EARED HUMMINGBIRD was reported from Miller Canyon on 6/29
(Tom Benson).

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
At least one pair of *ROSE-THROATED BECARDS continued north of the Tubac
bridge this week (m.ob.); one pair is 1/4 mile north and the other about
3/4 mile from the bridge.
Two #GREEN KINGFISHERS were reported along the Anza Trail in Tubac and at
Santa Gertrudis Lane on 6/28 and 6/29 (m.ob.).

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *SLATE-THROATED REDSTART continued in Pinery Canyon in the area just
downhill from the campground this week through 6/24 (Georgia Conti). This
is the same place as the 2016 and 2017 birds and is about 2.4 miles west of
Onion Saddle (and, from the west, 9.4 miles east of the turnoff) where a
small, mostly dry creek crosses under the road. Please view from the road,
as the bird(s) may try to nest again.
A #WHITE-EARED HUMMINGBIRD and several #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS continued on
6/26 (Rick Taylor) in a yard in Whitetail Canyon.

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
A #LITTLE BLUE HERON continued at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course in Willcox on 6/24 (Eric Hough).

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD was reported in Box Canyon on 6/25 (Brian Nicholas)
and continued 6/27 (Cathy Beck) about 6.7 miles east of Madera Canyon Rd.
Five-striped Sparrows continued in nearly the same spot this week (m.ob.) –
look for a large agave stalk propped up against a yellow reflective marker.
This is the same spot both species were seen last year.
In Madera Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/dXBYP), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued along Proctor Rd this week (m.ob.).
In Montosa Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/8L8tv) a #BLACK-CAPPED
GNATCATCHER continued this week on 6/27 (Tim Helentjaris) near the culvert,
upstream of the concrete stream crossing.

BENSON area
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD continued on 6/1 (Pete Siminski) on the Guindani
Loop Trail at Kartchner Caverns State Park.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good birding!


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

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Date: 6/29/18 7:59 pm
From: Doug Jenness <d_jenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: New Updated Pinal Co. Bird Checklist
6/29/18


As part of a project to develop updated, accurate checklists of the birds of each county in the state, the Arizona Field Ornithologists has just posted the updated list for Pinal County on its website<http://www.azfo.org/documents/PinalCo.Checklist062018--final.pdf>. Last year it posted the list for Coconino County. The new Pinal County list includes seasonal and abundance codes for the 422 species documented in the county and notes the 154 breeding species. Of the species documented in the county 50 are on the Arizona Bird Committees Review List, and 55 are on the sketch details list. An article describing the particular characteristics of Pinal County and the process entailed in finding and deciding whether species should be included in the checklist or not has also been posted in Arizona Birds<http://arizonabirds.org/sites/default/files/articles/arizona-birds-online-checklist-birds-pinal-county-draft3.pdf>, the AZFO's online journal.


Doug Jenness,

Tucson

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Date: 6/29/18 2:00 pm
From: Ernie Nickels <nickelseldesigns...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Say's Phoebe in Tempe
This morning 6-29-18 there was a pair of SAY'S PHOEBES in Heritage Oak trees
near Dorsey & University. Also a LADDER-BACKED WOODPECKER was heard nearby.



Jeanette Nickels

Tempe AZ


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Date: 6/27/18 6:51 pm
From: Georgia Conti <antep12...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Slate-throated redstart
Two of us made the drive from Hereford to the stakeout arriving at 7:35 am
Sunday June 24. Bill stayed at the stakeout and I walked up the road
toward the campground after reading an eBird report. That fellow had
parked at the campground, dipped at the stakeout and was headed back to his
car when he found the bird.

This is what happened to me. After I walked around the curve in the road,
I saw a Painted redstart fly from the canyon on my left to the right side
of the road. Another redstart followed it. The Painted landed in a pine
tree close to the road (the second pine tree from the one on the curve of
the road) and what turned out to be the Slate-throated landed in a leafy
tree next to the pine tree. Both foraged for a spell and I got good looks
at them. They are common birds at my water feature on Lake Patzcuaro,
Michoacán, Mexico; I know them well.

Many of the eBird reports say the Slate-throated shows minimal white. My
bird showed normal white outer tail feathers. It fanned its tail a few
times giving me perfect views. I didn't get good looks from the sky down
so cannot comment on that view, including whether there it shows a reddish
cap.

I had spent 4 hours there earlier in the week without luck, so was real
happy with this sighting. ABA (sans Hawaii) #701.

Thanks Arizona!

Georgia Conti

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Date: 6/27/18 1:05 pm
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] 2018 AOS Supplement is Out (with link to ABA Blog)
http://blog.aba.org/2018/06/aos2018.html

According to this, the Mallard and Mexican Duck were NOT split (that is, the proposal to do so was not accepted).

For those (like me) who sometimes enter "picoides sp" in their eBird checklist, it won't work
as well after the eBird taxonomy is updated in August since most of the USA picoides have gone back to the genus dryobates.
A quick look shows that the only picoides left in AZ is American Three-toed Woodpecker.


Good birding,
Mark Stevenson
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 6/27/18 1:05 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Montosa Canyon
I got down to Montosa Canyon before daybreak this morning, making a concerted effort to see if I could detect any Five-striped Sparrows. Nada, so even though they were pretty noisy in California Gulch last week, I think we may have to wait a few more weeks for a possible post-breeding wanderer or two to show up here? Was pretty birdy this morning with a number of the regular and expected species for this area. Was initially frustrated in trying to find BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER and waded through a few of their BLACK-TAILED cousins before I got a nice and obvious male on the gravel off-shoot that heads up the southern ridge just past the paved crossing. Heard a MONTEZUMA QUAIL, saw some nice male VARIED BUNTINGS and got onto an energetically singing CRISSAL THRASHER which surprised me a bit, not that they are up there but usually this time of year I have trouble finding them.

Afterwards, stopped over in nearby Agua Caliente Canyon. Wow, the hillsides there are a surprisingly bright green, given how little rain we have had down here this year, but on those hillsides dominated by ocotillo, they have put on every leaf possible after that one rain just a week ago. Noticeably less birdy over there but I got there a little later, and it gets hot fast down there and the bird activity quits accordingly.

Short stop at Amado WTP on the way back, there were a few BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS there, hard to find otherwise down here this year and a juvenile BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON loafing on one of the floats.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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And the ones that mother gives you, don't do anything at all”
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Date: 6/26/18 8:48 pm
From: Clifford Cathers <cacathers...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ:06/24/2018:TAS Trip Carr Canyon
My apologies for the late post, but on Saturday June 24, 2018 I led the
Tucson Audubon Society field trip to Carr Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains
near Sierra Vista. It was a gorgeous day in the range and birds were
fairly plentiful.

The best bird of the morning was likely a fairly cooperative female RED
CROSSBILL who alerted us with her "kip kip" call notes and then perched in
the open for a few moments. A butterscotch OLIVE WARBLER was a close
second on the popularity list. BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHERs were downright
numerous (perhaps 18-20?) and were calling frequently and perching in the
sun atop manzanita bushes. A singing EASTERN BLUEBIRD was nice and the
soaring ZONE-TAILED HAWKs were entertaining as always. GRACE'S WARBLERs
produced a few "oooos" and "ahhhs" and a silent GREATER PEWEE put on a
flycatching show.

Other birds included WHITE-THROATED SWIFTs, ACORN WOODPECKER, WESTERN WOOD
PEWEEs, DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERs, HUTTON'S and PLUMBEOUS VIREOs, BROWN
CREEPER, HERMIT THRUSHes, SPOTTED TOWHEEs, YELLOW-EYED JUNCOs, BLACK-HEADED
GROSBEAKs, a brief HEPATIC TANAGER flyby and a few other species.

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

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Date: 6/26/18 1:19 pm
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Cyn Quail & hummingbirds
Every evening, beginning around 5 pm, two pairs of Montezuma Quail, a pair of Gambel’s Quail, and five species of hummingbirds, including multiple Lucifer males and females, put on quite a show until nearly dark.
Lots of other birds there, too: Blue Grosbeaks, all three orioles, Bronzed Cowbirds, and more.

Sit quietly in the double row of chairs in the upper yard. The quail are reluctant to come in if people are walking around the yard.

Mary Jo Ballator
Ashcanyon.com
Dawn to dusk daily except Wednesday noon to dusk.

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Date: 6/26/18 6:49 am
From: Christopher Vincent <cj...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ - 3 miles e. Of Catalina
Two of us sat in lounge chairs for an hour by the Lower Little Pond and saw thirty-one species of birds, as well as javelinas and coyotes.

Varied Buntings were a really nice sight, they have only been visiting our location for. Couple of years.
List from e-bird - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46788388

We welcome birders and photographers to our place. Our location is open to the public by appointment. Please look here for details - http://wowarizona.org/birds/

Christopher Vincent
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Date: 6/25/18 8:10 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 6/25/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
June 25, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for June 25, 2018 sponsored by the
New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for private
property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch country,
do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a checklist of
N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty species can be
found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the NM Bird Finding
Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more complete, updated
version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

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

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL
letters):
LAUGHING GULL (Eddy)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Dona Ana)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Eddy)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Eddy)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Bernalillo)
Carolina Wren (Socorro)
Ovenbird (Sandoval)
Hooded Warbler (Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Santa Fe)


BERNALILLO County:
--Warner and Kuehun reported a singing HOODED WARBLER along the bosque
trail approximately ¾ miles south of Montano June 11. It continued to June
25.

--the YELLOW-THROATED VIREO in the bosque south of Valle de Oro continued
to June 19. Walk south along the ditch road from the parking area about a
half mile and look for a woodpile cairn. Follow the trail towards the
bosque and go another 150-200 meters south.

DONA ANA County:
--Groves reported two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS along the west drain
south of Domenici Hwy June 8.

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported a first cycle LAUGHING GULL at Brantley Lake May 29. Two
Laughing Gulls were reported there May 31 by Collins. At least one Laughing
Gull continued to June 2.

--Nieman reported a TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Rattlesnake Springs May 27. It was
seen at the east end of the cottonwood grove. It continued to June 16.

--Parmeter reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK along US 62/180 where it crosses
the Black River May 25. Nieman flushed likely the same bird at Rattlesnake
Springs June 8.

LOS ALAMOS County:
--a HOODED WARBLER was reported at the confluence of Acid and Pueblo
Canyons in Los Alamos May 23. It continued to June 6. Note that this
location is closed due to fire restrictions.

SANDOVAL County:
--Ruth and Krueper reported an OVENBIRD in the Corrales Bosque June 21. It
was singing in the bosque east of mile marker 6.7.

SANTA FE County:
--Hardy reported a HOODED WARBLER at Santa Fe Canyon Preserve June 9. It
continued to June 24 and has been seen up to the old dam area and below.

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

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Date: 6/25/18 3:39 pm
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Optics question for SEAZ birders (no sightings)
Does sportsman warehouse have them?

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018, 15:30 Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...> wrote:

> Hi SEAZ birders,
>
> I am looking to do some comparisons of different Swarovski scope eyepieces
> for phonescoping, and I am hoping to find someone with a 25-50x wide angle
> eyepiece that I can use. (This is an eyepiece that goes with the ATS or STS
> scopes, not the “X“ models.) If you own this eyepiece and would be willing
> to either lend it to me or supervise me using it for an hour or so, please
> reply to me off-list. I am in Tucson and would be willing to drive at least
> to Green Valley to meet up with someone.
>
> Thanks!
> Scott
>
> -----------------
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Date: 6/25/18 3:30 pm
From: Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Optics question for SEAZ birders (no sightings)
Hi SEAZ birders,

I am looking to do some comparisons of different Swarovski scope eyepieces for phonescoping, and I am hoping to find someone with a 25-50x wide angle eyepiece that I can use. (This is an eyepiece that goes with the ATS or STS scopes, not the “X“ models.) If you own this eyepiece and would be willing to either lend it to me or supervise me using it for an hour or so, please reply to me off-list. I am in Tucson and would be willing to drive at least to Green Valley to meet up with someone.

Thanks!
Scott

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Tucson, Arizona

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Date: 6/25/18 10:00 am
From: Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Box Canyon Lucifer Hummingbird Pima County
There was a female Lucifer Hummingbird seen this morniing at the Five-striped Sparrow spot. It was seen twice, once foraging in the drainage where 2 Five-striped Sparrows were also seen (marked with agave stalk laying upright on north side of the road). Other sighting was at the area where they nested last year. Both areas are about a quarter mile west of the dry waterfall.

Brian Nicholas

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Date: 6/25/18 10:00 am
From: Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Box Canyon Lucifer Hummingbird Pima County
There was a female Lucifer Hummingbird seen this morniing at the Five-striped Sparrow spot. It was seen twice, once foraging in the drainage where 2 Five-striped Sparrows were also seen (marked with agave stalk laying upright on north side of the road). Other sighting was at the area where they nested last year. Both areas are about a quarter mile west of the dry waterfall.

Brian Nicholas

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Date: 6/25/18 8:31 am
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Date: 6/24/18 7:36 pm
From: Homer Hansen <hhansen...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Boyce Thompson Arboretum Bird Walk
The bird walk for Boyce Thompson Arboretum started at 6:30 am to help avoid the heat; however, overall the morning was quite pleasant beneath the many trees along the creek. Before we started we were treated to spectacular looks at Hooded Oriole and Yellow-breasted Chat as they helped themselves to saguaro fruit atop a saguaro right next to the visitors center. Then off to Ayer Lake to look for Purple Martins, which did not disappoint with one striking male giving close flybys at the right angle to appreciate the purple in its name. While standing and watching, an immature Zone-tailed Hawk fly in an perch on a rock outcrop across the lake giving nice views. A couple Black Phoebes, Common Yellowthroats, and a Song Sparrow rounded out most of the species at the lake.

Heading down to the shade of the trees along the creek, we paused for looks at Broad-billed Hummingbirds, Verdins, and tantalizing chats and Bell's Vireos. Nearly 30 Turkey Vultures found a nice thermal to ride and a single adult Zone-tailed Hawk was among them, flying lower than most in the kettle. Not long after, a bit farther down the trail, a single Turkey Vulture flew over with two adult Zone-tailed Hawks, so we definitely saw three, and possibly four, Zone-tailed Hawks during the walk. Not be outdone, an immature Cooper's Hawk, possibly the oldest of the batch of four that have fledged at BTA, had half of an apparent Desert Spiny in its talon as we watched each other across the creek.

Where the arboretum meets the desert on the west end we watch Phainopeplas and Lucy's Warblers in desert willow and tracked down a female and immature male Blue Grosbeak. The Demonstration Garden provided decent looks at Bell's Vireo and very nice looks at a Brown-crested Flycatcher. We finished the morning with a list of 32 thoroughly enjoyed birds. Full species list on ebird:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46764858

Happy birding!
Homer Hansen
Willcox/Tucson, AZ




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Date: 6/24/18 5:46 pm
From: Eric Hough <thebirdwhisperer22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Little Blue Heron at Willcox continues
June 24, 2018
The adult LITTLE BLUE HERON continues at Lake Cochise in Willcox (Cochise Co.) this afternoon, along with the CALIFORNIA GULL, one MARBLED GODWIT, and three LONG-BILLED CURLEWS. I also spotted a STILT SANDPIPER among the WILSON’S PHALAROPES. A female hummingbird with decurved bill flew over the water, will have to check photos later (heading for camping in Chiricahuas).

Good birding,

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ

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Date: 6/24/18 1:14 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: Additional Photos of Tropical Parula

Field Ornithologists,

Ryan O'Donnell contributed additional photos of the Tropical Parula. Thanks Ryan!

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

The AZFO Photo Gallery is found at:
http://www.azfo.org
click on "Photo Documentation"

The AZFO Sound Library of sound recordings is found at:
http://www.azfo.org
click on "Sounds Library". Note that the Sound Library cannot accept new submissions at this time.

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

Use our online form to submit photos:
http://www.azfo.org/gallery/PhotoContribution.html

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

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

Lauren Harter and David Vander Pluym
AZFO Photo Editors

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Date: 6/24/18 12:18 pm
From: MOLLY POLLOCK <mollymp...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Madera Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Hello Birders,

This morning around 8 am, a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak visited the Madera picnic area. It looked like it had just bathed (there are still a few wet spots in the creek) and sat for several minutes preening - first in a juniper, then in a sycamore. Then it headed downstream out of sight.

Good birding,

Molly Pollock
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 6/23/18 5:53 pm
From: Doug Jenness <d_jenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Global Big Day Arizona final tallies
23 June 2018



The final tallies by county for Global Big Day 2018 are now posted on the AZFO website at http://www.azfo.org/BigDay/GlobalBigDayAZ.html. More than 570 birders were in the field 5 May throughout the state and counted a record 312 species. A majority of the participants were in teams organized by county. In 2016 the North American Spring Migration count, coordinated by the Arizona Field Ornithologists, merged its more than a decade of experience with the GBD. This year county coordinators decided to make a push to see if we could surpass the previous high of 303 species counted in the state, which we did in a big way. The count in 2019 will be on 4 May.


Doug Jenness,

Arizona State Coordinator, Global Big Day



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Date: 6/23/18 5:15 pm
From: john broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House


A Western screech owl was seen in the cottonwood near the Bookstore prior to the bird walk today. A Rufous-wing Sparrow was heard again near the curve in del Valle road prior to the walk, as well. (Varied Buntings have been recently heard and seen in the same area.) There were several calling Yello-billed Cuckoos along the River with brief looks at a couple. Gray hawks were seen again at the River south of marker number 8.
The next bird walk is Wednesday, July 11th at 7.
John Broz


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Date: 6/23/18 10:53 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 23 June 2018
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on June 23, 2018; the next update will be made on June 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:
#Little Blue Heron
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR
#White-eared Hummingbird
#Berylline Hummingbird
#Lucifer Hummingbird
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
*ROSE-THROATED BECARD
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
*TROPICAL PARULA
#Hooded Warbler
*SLATE-THROATED REDSTART
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
*FLAME-COLORED TANAGER
#Painted Bunting

NOGALES area
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS and #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued this week
(m.ob.) at the south end of California Gulch at the confluence with Warsaw
Canyon. Annotated map: http://goo.gl/wSr0mi
A #PAINTED BUNTING was photographed in a Rio Rico yard on 6/23 (Ron Batie).

BUENOS AIRES NWR
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS were reported again in the Brown Canyon section of
Buenos Aires NWR on 6/18 (Brian Nicholas) – for details regarding access
please contact the refuge headquarters.

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a *TROPICAL PARULA continued through 6/21 (m.ob.).
It has been seen and heard singing between the overlook and the first
stream crossing. A pair of *TUFTED FLYCATCHERS continued this week through
6/20 (m.ob.). The flycatchers are being seen about 2.5 miles up the Hamburg
Trail from the Ramsey Canyon Preserve Visitor Center, near the junction
with the Comfort Springs Trail (about 0.8 mile past the Brown Canyon trail
junction). A *FLAME-COLORED TANAGER continued in the same area this week
through 6/22 (m.ob.), the tanager being seen near the first stream
crossing. This is an occasionally steep 5 mile round trip hike at 6,000 ft
elevation to reach this location; take plenty of water (several quarts) and
be prepared for very hot dry days or sudden monsoon storm activity. The map
here shows the location: https://goo.gl/aMh1ke Ramsey Canyon Preserve is
closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
this week through 6/18 (m.ob.) in the upper canyon about 0.7 miles up the
trail from the end of Hunter Canyon Road just as the trail enters the grove
of trees.
#LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS continued at Ash Canyon B&B this week (m.ob.).
A #HOODED WARBLER was photographed in upper Garden Canyon about 0.1 mile
before the parking lot for Sawmill Canyon on 6/19 (Arlene Ripley).

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
At least one pair of *ROSE-THROATED BECARDS continued north of the Tubac
bridge this week (m.ob.); one pair is 1/4 mile north and the other about
3/4 mile from the bridge.

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *SLATE-THROATED REDSTART continued in Pinery Canyon in the area just
downhill from the campground this week through 6/17 (George Wood). This is
the same place as the 2016 and 2017 birds and is about 2.4 miles west of
Onion Saddle (and, from the west, 9.4 miles east of the turnoff) where a
small, mostly dry creek crosses under the road. Please view from the road,
as the bird(s) may try to nest again.
A #WHITE-EARED HUMMINGBIRD and four #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS continued on 6/18
(Rick Taylor) in a yard in Whitetail Canyon.
A #BERYLLINE HUMMINGBIRD was reported at the George Walker House in
Paradise on 6/20 (Jackie Lewis).

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
A #LITTLE BLUE HERON was reported at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course in Willcox on 6/17 (Rick Taylor) and continued through 6/22 (m.ob.).
A #LEAST TERN was photographed on 6/22 (Rob Bowker).

PATAGONIA
#BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued along Blue Haven Rd at the Geoffrey
Platt Trailhead on 6/17 (Cathy Beck).

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good birding!


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

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Date: 6/23/18 8:19 am
From: Alexander Hamilton <ispidina.picta...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Painted Bunting - Rio Rico, Santa Cruz County
Hi All,

This morning I had a Painted Bunting for maybe a minute, but long
enough to take a few photos. I'm not sure if it was an adult or
immature male as the underparts were yellow and not red. If
interested, pics on this checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46738129

I have seen them here before in late July and early August (7/27/2014,
7/31/2015, and 8/02/2017) so... this seems quite early for Painted
Bunting.

Ron Batie
Rio Rico, AZ

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Date: 6/22/18 4:03 pm
From: Marcia Lincoln <boahiss...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] 6.21.18 Tempe Cooper's Hawk (Immature)
Sounds like a juvenile. I have 4 of them bouncing around my yard right now
plus the adults.

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[mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Brian Enos
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 3:15 PM
To: BirdWG05
Subject: [AZNMbirds] 6.21.18 Tempe Cooper's Hawk (Immature)

In the 20 years I've lived near Mill Ave. and University, I've never seen a
Cooper's Hawk in the summer. Yesterday at dusk, I heard a call I ddin't
recognize. As I looked in the direction of the call, the subject bird flew
under the carport and landed on the bikeport and sat there for about 5
minutes. The bird was real scruffy looking - fuzzy white feathers sticking
out here and there, brownish back and reddish chest. I slowly walked up to
about 6 feet from him - the bird didn't seem to care about me at all.




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Date: 6/22/18 3:58 pm
From: MOLLY POLLOCK <mollymp...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Willcox this morning
Hi Birders

This morning the adult LITTLE BLUE HERON continued at Lake Cochise.
There was one MARBLED GODWIT and a Long-billed Curlew.
Bill Ypsilantis spotted an adult FRANKLIN'S GULL and Mark Stevenson
spotted a very worn gull that appeared to be a CALIFORNIA GULL.

Full checklist at eBird.org


Good birding,
Molly Pollock
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 6/22/18 3:15 pm
From: Brian Enos <brian...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] 6.21.18 Tempe Cooper's Hawk (Immature)
In the 20 years I've lived near Mill Ave. and University, I've never seen
a Cooper's Hawk in the summer. Yesterday at dusk, I heard a call I ddin't
recognize. As I looked in the direction of the call, the subject bird flew
under the carport and landed on the bikeport and sat there for about 5
minutes. The bird was real scruffy looking - fuzzy white feathers sticking
out here and there, brownish back and reddish chest. I slowly walked up to
about 6 feet from him - the bird didn't seem to care about me at all.



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Date: 6/22/18 12:52 pm
From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Grasshopper Sparrow update, Williamson Valley, Yavapai
The Grasshopper Sparrow population in Williamson Valley, Yavapai appears to
be thriving. I've conducted several surveys since 14 May and now estimate
their numbers at a minimum 50 singing males. Breeding status remains
probable but I'll continue to monitor their progress and hopefully find
them carrying food or feeding young before long.

For photos and video: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arizonabirding/

Felipe Guerrero

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Date: 6/22/18 11:56 am
From: RUSSELL DUERKSEN <duerksen...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] stakeouts RFI
I am making my annual trip to Southeast AZ next Tuesday , and "analog" directions to the 5 stripe sparrow in Box canyon and the Anza trail Becards (for one who does not have gps) would be greatly appreciated. Please reply offline


Russell Duerksen

Chino Valley, AZ


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Date: 6/22/18 10:31 am
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Black-throated Green Warbler
Field Ornithologists,



Debby and Jim Parker contributed photos of Black-throated Green
Warbler. Thanks Debby and Jim!



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



The AZFO Photo Gallery is found at:

http://www.azfo.org

click on "Photo Documentation"



The AZFO Sound Library of sound recordings is found at:

http://www.azfo.org

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



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



Use our online form to submit photos:

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



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



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



Lauren Harter and David Vander Pluym

AZFO Photo Editors

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Date: 6/21/18 6:42 pm
From: Jackie Lewis <winjac12...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Berryline Hummingbird, Paradise, AZ 6/20/18
Berryline was not seen by 6:40pm today. I'll update tomorrow if I see it.
Jackie

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Date: 6/21/18 6:25 pm
From: Lori <lconrad6853...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Berryline Hummingbird, Paradise, AZ 6/20/18
Hi all,



Still there as of 4:20 PM. We waited an additional hour & it didn't come
back during that time.



Lori & Mark Conrad

Portal, AZ



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[mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>] On Behalf Of JACKIE
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:43 PM
To: '[AZNMbirds]'
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Berryline Hummingbird, Paradise, AZ 6/20/18



There's been a Berryline in and out of my yard this afternoon. No GOOD
photo but definitely ok for id. Charging the battery and trying to get a
better picture.



Jackie Lewis

http://www.thegeorgewalkerhouse.com






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Date: 6/21/18 2:57 pm
From: JACKIE <winjac12...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Berryline Hummingbird, Paradise, AZ 6/20/18
There's been a Berryline in and out of my yard this afternoon. No GOOD
photo but definitely ok for id. Charging the battery and trying to get a
better picture.



Jackie Lewis

http://www.thegeorgewalkerhouse.com






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Date: 6/21/18 7:54 am
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New Photos of Groove-billed Ani and Short-tailed Hawk

Field Ornithologists,

Kathy Groschupf contributed photos of Groove-billed Ani and Arman Moreno contributed photos of Short-tailed Hawk. Thanks Kathy and Arman!

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

The AZFO Photo Gallery is found at:
http://www.azfo.org
click on "Photo Documentation"

The AZFO Sound Library of sound recordings is found at:
http://www.azfo.org
click on "Sounds Library". Note that the Sound Library cannot accept new submissions at this time.

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

Use our online form to submit photos:
http://www.azfo.org/gallery/PhotoContribution.html

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

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

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Date: 6/20/18 12:07 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] The Gulch
This time of year reminds me how much I enjoy getting to a favorite birding spot at the break of day, but conversely, it also reminds me how much I hate having to get up that early and drive all that way to make it happen. Headed down to California Gulch early this morning, starting around 6AM at the north entrance with the sun barely starting to rise over the eastern ridge line. I had studied hard beforehand, intending to inspect every Myiarchus along the drainage.

Ran into my first FIVE-STRIPED SPARROW just a half mile from the trail head. Wow, perched up on a tree in the bottom of the drainage, not 20 ft away and singing intensely to call my attention to him. He was on the east slope, as was another territory in less than a quarter mile. Again, very close and good views of a perched bird in the bottom of the drainage. I did pick up one of these later on my way out, but further up-slope and not in the open where I could actually see it, just detected by some infrequent singing, so perhaps there is some benefit to an early arrival this time of year?

Walked about a mile down to where Melody, Clint, and Cathy had reported the flycatcher that appears to be a Nutting’s Flycatcher, but my preparation probably undercut my odds and I was unable to re-find this bird. Though I did have plenty of opportunities to inspect a host of ASH-THROATED and BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHERS along the way, not to mention DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERS as well, but all of them were paired, loud, carrying food, or all three and easily distinguished from a possible NuFl. I’ve never paid so much attention to tail and wing panel patterns, but perhaps it will pay off in the future.

Lot of other good birds, MONTEZUMA QUAIL, VARIED BUNTINGS, and some very noisy YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS and BELL’S VIREO’S, despite the lack of any water in the Gulch, not to mention anywhere down here. The Least Bittern pond on the way in after the turn-off appeared to be bone-dry as well. Also picked up a BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER once I had gotten to the spring area, passing up a few of his BLACK-TAILED cousins along the way. Started off cool, but quickly warmed up, even down here, after the sun got a ways higher in the sky.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

“When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.”
- Steven Wright




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Date: 6/20/18 6:10 am
From: Dale Bonk <debunkshy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RFI - Patagonia BC Gnatcatchers
Yesterday I tried for the black-capped gnatcatchers described as a "short
distance" up the Geoffrey Platts trail. I had no luck.
I realize the young have fledged and so have certainly extended their
range, but what is a "short distance"? Still before the first bend in the
trail, down in the taller mesquite with all the Lucy's; between the first
bend and the second where there's tall mesquite in one side and scrub in
the other; it even a bit further up the way?
I'm heading there again this morning, so a prompt reply would be most
appreciated!
Thanks!
Dale Bonk
Mount Horeb, WI

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Date: 6/19/18 10:32 pm
From: <pgoltz...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Willcox Twin Lakes
I saw him around 4:15 or so as well. Got pictures, and will file with
eBird.

Pat Goltz
SEAZ

On 2018-06-19 21:51, Brian walsh wrote:
> Hello
>
> 6/19/18
>
> The LITTLE BLUE HERON was still present today at Wllcox Twin Lakes.
>
> Thank you Rick for finding the beautiful Heron and Janine for posting
> it.
>
> Brian Walsh
> Tucson
> --------------------------------------------
> On Mon, 6/18/18, greentailedtowhee <skua33...> wrote:
>
> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Willcox Twin Lakes
> To: "AZ-NM bird alert" <aznmbirds...>
> Date: Monday, June 18, 2018, 8:30 PM
>
> Hi Birders,
> It had been so long since I have seen a LITTLE
> BLUE HERON, so I drove this afternoon out to the Willcox
> Twin Lakes hoping Rick Taylor's special find would still
> be there.  Very stoked to find it at the main pond near a
> rock outcrop island.  It would later flush from the main
> pond and flew over to the golf course pond to hang out in a
> tree.
> Some of the other rarities include:2
> MARBLED GODWIT3 BLACK-BELLIED WISTLING
> DUCKS1 TROPICAL KINGBIRD (heard only by the golf
> course pond)1 SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER3
> BLUE-WINGED TEAL2 REDHEAD (wish I had snapped a
> photo)
> Thanks for the previous report.Janine

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Date: 6/19/18 9:51 pm
From: Brian walsh <mrbrianwalsh2...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Willcox Twin Lakes
Hello

6/19/18

The LITTLE BLUE HERON was still present today at Wllcox Twin Lakes.

Thank you Rick for finding the beautiful Heron and Janine for posting it.

Brian Walsh
Tucson
--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 6/18/18, greentailedtowhee <skua33...> wrote:

Subject: [AZNMbirds] Willcox Twin Lakes
To: "AZ-NM bird alert" <aznmbirds...>
Date: Monday, June 18, 2018, 8:30 PM

Hi Birders,
It had been so long since I have seen a LITTLE
BLUE HERON, so I drove this afternoon out to the Willcox
Twin Lakes hoping Rick Taylor's special find would still
be there.  Very stoked to find it at the main pond near a
rock outcrop island.  It would later flush from the main
pond and flew over to the golf course pond to hang out in a
tree.
Some of the other rarities include:2
MARBLED GODWIT3 BLACK-BELLIED WISTLING
DUCKS1 TROPICAL KINGBIRD (heard only by the golf
course pond)1 SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER3
BLUE-WINGED TEAL2 REDHEAD (wish I had snapped a
photo)
Thanks for the previous report.Janine
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Date: 6/19/18 6:18 pm
From: Arlene Ripley <arleneripley...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Huachucas--Garden Canyon--HOODED WARBLER
This afternoon as I was finishing up my (informal) leps/odes survey of
upper Garden Canyon, I stopped at one of my usual spots and was
distracted by a song I haven't heard in over 10 years. It sounded just
like a Hooded Warbler and, sure enough, as I looked up in the trees,
there was a male HOODED WARBLER. I saw it well for a few seconds but
barely got two documentation photos and they are poor but I think they
show enough for verification. It immediately flew down into the thick
vegetation next to the creek and vocalized the typical Hooded Warbler
song a few more times before I lost it. I stayed there for a good half
hour hoping it would reappear for decent photos but I did not see it
again. The time was around 12:15 pm. The location is maybe a tenth of a
mile before the Sawmill parking lot where there is water running down
the dirt road. The bird was on the creek-side of the road (left) as you
go toward the parking lot. I'll put the photos on my eBird checklist
later tonight.

Arlene Ripley
--
Dragoon Mountains foothills, west
Cochise County, AZ

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Date: 6/19/18 1:10 pm
From: Melody <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California Gulch update 06/18/2018


First, the road is about the same most of the way. It seems the area did
not receive any of the much needed rain.



Even though there was a lack of any bird activity, the Five-striped sparrow
sat up and sand for us at eye level. These birds are just totally
unpredictable. One day easy, the next day impossible



Buff-collared Nightjars 2, one male, one female. . . both seen and heard.
Melody


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Date: 6/19/18 11:28 am
From: Glenn Klingler <alala70...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Bill Williams River NWR-- June 19, 2018--Brown Pelican and Red-breasted Merganser
Both were seen easily with binoculars from paved trail at BWR Headquarters at 1100 today.


Glenn Klingler

Lake Havasu City, AZ

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Date: 6/19/18 9:45 am
From: Jeffrey Coker <uwviper...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Willcox LITTLE BLUE HERON
The LITTLE BLUE HERO and MARBLED GODWITS are still being observed at Cochise Lake in Willcox at 0940 this morning.

Good Birding,
Jeff Coker

Safford/Vail, AZ

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 6/18/18 8:30 pm
From: greentailedtowhee <skua33...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Willcox Twin Lakes
Hi Birders,

It had been so long since I have seen a LITTLE BLUE HERON, so I drove this
afternoon out to the Willcox Twin Lakes hoping Rick Taylor's special find
would still be there. Very stoked to find it at the main pond near a rock
outcrop island. It would later flush from the main pond and flew over to
the golf course pond to hang out in a tree.

Some of the other rarities include:
2 MARBLED GODWIT
3 BLACK-BELLIED WISTLING DUCKS
1 TROPICAL KINGBIRD (heard only by the golf course pond)
1 SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER
3 BLUE-WINGED TEAL
2 REDHEAD (wish I had snapped a photo)

Thanks for the previous report.
Janine McCabe

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Date: 6/18/18 7:44 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Lakeside Park in Tucson this Morning
Went over to see if anything had blown in, but I didn't see anything
particularly unusual. The Snow Goose is still there; there was a pair of
Mallards with nine 1/3-size ducklings; two Black-crowned Night Herons (one
adult, one juvenile); a pair of American Wigeons, which eBird thought was
unusual; and what I took to be a pair of Cooper's Hawks, one sitting on a
nest, the other in the next tree over. Full list is on eBird.

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 6/18/18 7:37 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 6/18/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
June 18, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for June 18, 2018 sponsored by the
New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for private
property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch country,
do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a checklist of
N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty species can be
found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the NM Bird Finding
Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more complete, updated
version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

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

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL
letters):
LAUGHING GULL (Eddy)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Dona Ana)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Eddy)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Eddy)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Bernalillo)
Carolina Wren (Socorro)
Hooded Warbler (Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Santa Fe)


BERNALILLO County:
--Warner and Kuehun reported a singing HOODED WARBLER along the bosque
trail approximately ¾ miles south of Montano June 11. It continued to June
18.

--the YELLOW-THROATED VIREO in the bosque south of Valle de Oro continued
to June 11. Walk south along the ditch road from the parking area about a
half mile and look for a woodpile cairn. Follow the trail towards the
bosque and go another 150-200 meters south.

DONA ANA County:
--Groves reported two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS along the west drain
south of Domenici Hwy June 8.

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported a first cycle LAUGHING GULL at Brantley Lake May 29. Two
Laughing Gulls were reported there May 31 by Collins. At least one Laughing
Gull continued to June 2.

--Nieman reported a TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Rattlesnake Springs May 27. It was
seen at the east end of the cottonwood grove. It continued to June 16.

--Parmeter reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK along US 62/180 where it crosses
the Black River May 25. Nieman flushed likely the same bird at Rattlesnake
Springs June 8.

LOS ALAMOS County:
--a HOODED WARBLER was reported at the confluence of Acid and Pueblo
Canyons in Los Alamos May 23. It continued to June 6. Note that this
location is closed due to fire restrictions.

SANTA FE County:
--Hardy reported a HOODED WARBLER at Santa Fe Canyon Preserve June 9. It
continued to June 18 and has been seen up to the old dam area and below.

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

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Date: 6/18/18 3:39 pm
From: Dale Bonk <debunkshy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Request for ride share
Hi folks,
I'm a birder visiting from Wisconsin with an eagerness to see/hear the
Buff-collared Nightjars and Five-striped Sparrows in California Gulch.
While my vehicle is pretty intrepid (I took her up Carr Canyon this
morning), she's a twenty-two year old Honda Accord with a quarter million
miles on her. Her clearance isn't all that high. I understand that the
roads there are certainly 4x4/high-clearance necessary.
If anybody will be going for these birds in the next week or so, I'd love
to share the ride. Of course, I'll help pay for gas and for the trouble.
And I'll even be a pleasant travel companion...I have plenty of stories to
share from my current Biggish Year.
I'm currently in the Sierra Vista area, but will be heading to Patagonia
and Tubac in the next couple of days. I'm willing to meet somebody just
about anywhere.
Thanks much!
Dale Bonk
Mount Horeb, WI

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