AZNMBirds
Received From Subject
4/24/17 9:10 pm Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Three-toed Woodpecker at Barfoot Park
4/24/17 8:18 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 23-24, Migrants & Residents
4/24/17 7:31 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 4/24/2017
4/24/17 3:36 pm Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...> [AZNMbirds] CORRECTION: Lincoln's NOT Henslow's
4/24/17 3:35 pm kaymack58 <kaymack58...> RE: [AZNMbirds] Ceaz: Glendale Recharge Ponds Least Tern
4/24/17 3:22 pm Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...> [AZNMbirds] Paton Center: Sightings and site news
4/24/17 3:00 pm David Quesenberry <beqrqry...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Madera Canyon Red-faced Warblers
4/24/17 1:27 pm Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Ceaz: Glendale Recharge Ponds Least Tern
4/24/17 12:03 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] Sawmill Fire -- Box Canyon Road Closed
4/24/17 9:12 am Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...> [AZNMbirds] Ceaz: Glendale Recharge Ponds Least Tern
4/24/17 6:59 am Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Las Cienegas NCA -- White-tailed Kite
4/23/17 8:24 pm Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...> [AZNMbirds] RFI Miller Canyon Spotted Owls
4/23/17 8:17 pm Clifford Cathers <cacathers...> [AZNMbirds] AZ:04/23/17:Santa Catalina Mountains Tucson
4/23/17 8:04 pm Jack Daynes <jackdaynes...> [AZNMbirds] Broad-Billed Hummingbird Nest in Tucson
4/23/17 6:22 pm Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] MT Lemmon LEWIS'S Woodpecker
4/23/17 4:37 pm Mark Krenitsky <mkrenitsky...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP - 23 April 2017
4/23/17 3:35 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 20-23, Whimbrels, Rails, Swainson's Hawks
4/23/17 11:05 am Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Benson STP Least Tern
4/23/17 9:46 am Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Park Tucson- Willets
4/23/17 9:34 am Arlene Ripley <arleneripley...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Holy Trinity Monastery closing
4/22/17 11:26 pm Melody Kehl <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California Gulch/ Warsaw Confluence, 04/22/2017
4/22/17 10:32 pm Merlin <merlin32757...> [AZNMbirds] Buenos Aires NWR--Arivaca Cienega, Arivaca Creek Trail Apr 22, 2017
4/22/17 8:26 pm John Clem <johndavidclem...> [AZNMbirds] RFI: Costa's hummingbird, varied bunting
4/22/17 3:20 pm David Pearson <dpearson...> [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt. south of Globe
4/22/17 3:00 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Sierra Vista
4/22/17 1:25 pm Caleb Strand <strandcaleb...> [AZNMbirds] Glendale Recharge Ponds + Palo Verde Area (04/22/17)
4/22/17 6:52 am Caleb strand <strandcaleb...> [AZNMbirds] Glendale Recharge Ponds CAVE SWALLOW (4/22/17)
4/21/17 11:27 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 April 2017
4/21/17 7:29 pm Jeffrey Coker <uwviper...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Roper Lake SP - Willets and Swamp Sparrow
4/21/17 5:51 pm <cjbabbitt...> [AZNMbirds] Gila Bend-Paloma Area
4/21/17 5:07 pm Donna J. Memon <donna...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Burrowing Owl location
4/21/17 4:34 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House FOS Yellow-Breasted Chat
4/21/17 3:57 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Burrowing Owl location
4/21/17 3:45 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Burrowing Owl location
4/21/17 3:43 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson Burrowing Owl location
4/21/17 2:32 pm Liz Harrison <lizandrickedwards...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: NE Tucson Tanque Verde Wash Lark Sparrows
4/21/17 2:29 pm Liz Harrison <lizandrickedwards...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Mt Lemmon Lewis's Woodpecker
4/21/17 2:20 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Willcox Lakes and Benson STP
4/21/17 1:52 pm Lindsay Story <klstory...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Usery Mt Park (Mesa AZ) –Lazuli Bunting
4/21/17 12:41 pm Jeffrey Coker <uwviper...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Roper Lake SP - Willets
4/21/17 11:30 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Willcox update
4/21/17 10:46 am Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] Nothing rare: misc notes from east Tucson
4/21/17 9:36 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Glendale Recharge Ponds 4-21-2017
4/21/17 6:49 am Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] FOUND: Book @ Ash Cyn B&B (no sightings)
4/20/17 8:21 pm Rob Woodward <toucanrob...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Flame-colored Tanager - Ramsey Canyon
4/20/17 12:20 pm Richard Ditch <richditch...> [AZNMbirds] Second quail family, Phoenix
4/20/17 11:59 am Gordon Karre <karhop1...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Superstition Mountain Wilderness
4/19/17 7:46 pm Jeanne Heuer <heuers3...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Tubac Trogon
4/19/17 5:11 pm James Taylor <jimmitaylor1...> [AZNMbirds] Tufted Flycatcher - Carr Canyon
4/19/17 4:30 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] re RFI Bendire's Thrasher
4/19/17 3:21 pm Donald Pelley <dspelley...> [AZNMbirds] Black-crowned Night Heron
4/19/17 2:43 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Gray Hawks
4/19/17 2:35 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM: Black Vulture, Eddy County
4/19/17 10:50 am J P Hirth <jphmdh8...> [AZNMbirds] Tubac Trogon
4/18/17 5:48 pm Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...> [AZNMbirds] FOS Black-headed Grosbeak, Midtown Tucson
4/18/17 4:12 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New Photos Broad-winged Hawk and American Golden-Plover
4/18/17 3:31 pm John Clem <johndavidclem...> [AZNMbirds] RFI: Chiricahua locations
4/18/17 2:41 pm Matthew Brown <mattbrownbirds...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: FOS Thick-billed Kingbird, Brown-crested Flyc., Patagonia area
4/18/17 1:25 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] TAS Field Trip to Puerto Canyon
4/17/17 6:00 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 4/17/2017
4/17/17 3:23 pm Arlene Ripley <arleneripley...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Texas Canyon Golden-crowned Sparrow
4/17/17 3:07 pm Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Black-throated Green Warbler at the HRP
4/17/17 2:23 pm Lois Manowitz <loismanow...> [AZNMbirds] Mt Lemmon--Lewis' Woodpecker, yes
4/17/17 1:16 pm Patrick Santinello <patrick...> RE: [AZNMbirds] Bendire's Thrasher
4/17/17 12:07 pm Joel DuBois <squidthelesser101...> [AZNMbirds] Mesilla Valley Bosque: Las Cruces, NM
4/17/17 11:58 am Ernie Nickels <nickelseldesigns...> [AZNMbirds] Cowbirds in Tempe 4-17-17
4/17/17 11:03 am Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Ramsey Canyon Sunday 4/16
4/17/17 6:44 am Darlene <dsmyth3...> [AZNMbirds] Lazuli Bunting at WOW in Catalina, AZ
4/17/17 6:25 am Northe Osbrink <nosbrink...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: NE Tucson Lazuli Buntings
4/16/17 4:21 pm Patrick Santinello <patrick...> [AZNMbirds] RFI Bendire's Thrasher
4/16/17 4:17 pm Patrick Santinello <patrick...> [AZNMbirds] Lewis's Woodpecker Mt. Lemmon
4/16/17 3:55 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--16 April 2017
4/16/17 1:59 pm Alan Schmierer <aaschmierer...> [AZNMbirds] Correction to Patagonia Lake MERGANSER post
4/16/17 12:54 pm Alan Schmierer <aaschmierer...> [AZNMbirds] Patagonia Lake RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Question
4/16/17 11:06 am Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...> [AZNMbirds] Black-throated Green Warbler at the HRP
4/16/17 10:00 am MARK <markochs9207...> [AZNMbirds] AZ - Water Ranch Franklin's Gulls
4/16/17 7:33 am Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...> [AZNMbirds] Nighthawk Confusion
4/15/17 7:21 pm Rob Modica <azlrover...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson Lesser Nighthawk
4/15/17 6:06 pm Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] Willcox AZ Lake Cochise- Golden Plover
4/15/17 5:05 pm Liz Harrison <lizandrickedwards...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: NE Tucson Lazuli Buntings
4/15/17 4:18 pm matt V. <fickity...> [AZNMbirds] Yuma County: SHOREBIRDS and BROAD-WINGED HAWK!
4/15/17 3:49 pm Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photo of White Wagtail
4/15/17 11:39 am Tom Arny <tarny...> [AZNMbirds] Road Closure (?) South end of Blue Haven Rd - Patagonia, AZ
4/15/17 9:23 am Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Tufted Flycatcher, White Wagtail, and American Golden-Plover
4/15/17 8:12 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Glendale Recharge Ponds 4-15-2017
4/15/17 6:53 am Olga Harbour <oharbour...> [AZNMbirds] Western AZ - Yuma Whimbrels
4/15/17 6:38 am Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Carr Canyon and Ash Canyon B&B
4/15/17 2:06 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 April 2017
4/14/17 9:03 pm Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Roosevelt Lake and Pinal Mountain Areas (13-14 April 2017)
4/14/17 8:08 pm Jay Miller <arizonajay23...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: The Miller House of Mesa - Migrants, slowish, 4-14.
4/14/17 8:02 pm Pudge Johnson <lmjrjohnson...> [AZNMbirds] Common Nighthawk Report
4/14/17 7:23 pm Donna J Memon <donna...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson, Lisa Frank burrowing owl - burrow destroyed
4/14/17 6:07 pm Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Bendire's Thrasher Survey in Avra Valley 4/19 and Lucy's Warbler Searching 4/21 and Tucson Bird Count
4/14/17 5:15 pm <azbutterflies...> [AZNMbirds] White-Throated Sparrow
4/14/17 5:06 pm <dan...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson, Lisa Frank burrowing owl - burrow destroyed
4/14/17 3:34 pm Richard Ditch <richditch...> [AZNMbirds] Gambel's Quail chicks today
4/14/17 2:01 pm Clifford Cathers <cacathers...> [AZNMbirds] AZ:04/14/17:Carr Canyon Stuff
4/14/17 1:45 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM: Couch's Kingbird, Sierra County
4/14/17 12:03 pm Matt VanWallene <zoutedrop...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Notes on the Carr Canyon Tufted Flycatcher
4/14/17 11:57 am Lori <lconrad6853...> [AZNMbirds] Lucifer in Portal
4/14/17 11:45 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> Re: [AZNMbirds] American Golden Plover at Wilcox
4/14/17 11:11 am David Chapman <chpmndavid...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Common Nighthawk report
4/14/17 10:28 am Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] NE Tucson Golden-Crowned Sparrow,update, Gray Hawk
4/14/17 10:16 am will russell <wcr100...> [AZNMbirds] Notes on the Carr Canyon Tufted Flycatcher
4/14/17 7:47 am Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Common Nighthawk report
4/13/17 11:39 pm Roederer Scott <osprey...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Lesser nighthawks
4/13/17 5:52 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 10-12, Bonaparte's Gull, more shorebirds
4/13/17 5:22 pm <azbutterflies...> [AZNMbirds] White-throated Sparrow
4/13/17 3:12 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Rock Corral Canyon
4/13/17 10:08 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Tucson: Broad-winged Hawk
4/13/17 9:47 am Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Glendale Recharge Ponds 4-13-2017
4/13/17 12:21 am Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> [AZNMbirds] Madera Canyon
4/12/17 7:52 pm Keith Graves <ibkg...> [AZNMbirds] Common Nighthawk
4/12/17 7:36 pm Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ:Ash Cyn LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS
4/12/17 5:22 pm david johnson <desertsage88056...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Lucifer Hummingbird Portal
4/12/17 5:04 pm Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Palo Verde/Arlington Valley - Roseate Spoonbill
4/12/17 4:58 pm Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Palo Verde/Arlington Valley - Roseate Spoonbill
4/12/17 4:19 pm David Pearson <dpearson...> [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt. south of Globe
4/12/17 4:19 pm Mike Butterfield <kb0to1.mb...> [AZNMbirds] SEEN
4/12/17 4:18 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Gray Hawks
4/12/17 2:25 pm Troy Corman <aplomado...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Palo Verde/Arlington Valley - Roseate Spoonbill
4/12/17 1:34 pm Jamie Massey <er4az...> [AZNMbirds] Continuing Broad-Winged Hawk in TV Wash at Wentworth
4/12/17 12:31 pm Caleb Strand <strandcaleb...> [AZNMbirds] Glendale Recharge Ponds SNOWY PLOVER 04/12/17 (not my sighting)
4/12/17 9:53 am Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] useful web site
4/12/17 6:26 am trose <trose...> Re: [AZNMbirds] pre-season scouting on Mt. Lemmon
4/11/17 6:44 pm Mike Judd <ebwilderae...> Re: [AZNMbirds] pre-season scouting on Mt. Lemmon
4/11/17 5:17 pm Lois Manowitz <loismanow...> [AZNMbirds] Carr Canyon--TWO Tufted Flycatchers
4/11/17 5:03 pm Jim Ripley <jimripley.az...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: 04/10/17 Carr Canyon Tufted Flycatcher - New Location
4/11/17 3:20 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> Re: [AZNMbirds] pre-season scouting on Mt. Lemmon
4/11/17 2:54 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] pre-season scouting on Mt. Lemmon
4/11/17 10:17 am Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson White-throated Sparrow
4/11/17 10:13 am Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson White-throated
4/10/17 11:58 pm Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Gila, Graham, and Pinal County Birding (6-7 April 2017)
4/10/17 9:17 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [AZNMbirds] list server
4/10/17 9:14 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 9-10, Spring Migrants, Whimbrels, American Golden-Plover
4/10/17 8:23 pm Bob Rodrigues <brod410...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Portal-Streak-backed Oriole
4/10/17 6:38 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 4/10/2017
4/10/17 3:37 pm Janet <janetmruth...> [AZNMbirds] eBird Report - Corrales Bosque -- Romero Rd. entrance, Apr 10, 2017 - singing Lucy's Warbler!
4/10/17 2:51 pm Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...> [AZNMbirds] Hereford Elf Owls
4/10/17 2:15 pm stuarthealy <stuarthealy...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: 04/10/17 Carr Canyon Tufted Flycatcher - New Location
4/10/17 11:23 am Jeremy Medina <JMedina1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tucson Golden-crowned Sparrow
4/10/17 9:50 am John P Valentik <jpatvalentik...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 1, Spring Migrants, Fork-tailed Flycatcher!
4/10/17 9:48 am Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 1, Spring Migrants, Fork-tailed Flycatcher!
4/10/17 9:47 am Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 1, Spring Migrants, Fork-tailed Flycatcher!
4/10/17 8:43 am John P Valentik <jpatvalentik...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 1, Spring Migrants, Fork-tailed Flycatcher!
4/10/17 7:44 am Melody Kehl <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California gulch, 04/09/2017
4/10/17 7:28 am Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: San Carlos Lake
4/9/17 10:15 pm <elatt63...> [AZNMbirds] Mt Ord
4/9/17 5:50 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--09 April 2017
4/9/17 4:43 pm Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Ash Cyn B&B Montezuma Quail
4/9/17 3:16 pm Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson birding- parks & Sweetwater Wetlands
4/9/17 3:12 pm Donald Pelley <dspelley...> [AZNMbirds] Ross's Goose
4/9/17 1:47 pm matt V. <fickity...> [AZNMbirds] Yuma Migration, GRAY VIREO and yard Broad-bill
4/9/17 1:45 pm Jenny Vogt <jmvogt2003...> [AZNMbirds] American Golden Plover at Wilcox
4/9/17 12:56 pm matt V. <fickity...> [AZNMbirds] Yuma Migration, GRAY VIREO and yard Broad-bill
4/9/17 12:45 pm Janice Castro <janice41...> [AZNMbirds] Fwd: Ross's Goose update
4/9/17 11:17 am <mcbobaz...> [AZNMbirds] Oak Flats Campground and Rd.315 - Sonoran Audubon Field Trip - 52 species - April 8 2017
4/9/17 11:15 am Peggy Rogers <peggy_rogers...> [AZNMbirds] Mt Lemmon March 29, 2017, need help with Hawk ID
4/9/17 11:04 am Keith Kamper <keithkamper...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Brown Thrasher at Las Cienegas NCA
4/9/17 10:28 am Laurens Halsey <desertharrier...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Sweetwater American Bittern
4/9/17 9:09 am John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, FOS Summer Tanager
4/9/17 8:26 am Jeremy Medina <jmedina1...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson Sweetwater American Bittern
4/9/17 8:25 am trose <trose...> [AZNMbirds] No Birds - Congrats eBird Birder of the Month
4/9/17 7:34 am Andrew Core <andrewcore...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Tucson: Broad-winged Hawk
4/8/17 10:35 pm Caleb Strand <strandcaleb...> [AZNMbirds] Yavapai County Birding 04/06/17
4/8/17 5:52 pm Don <dspelley...> [AZNMbirds] Ross's Goose update
4/8/17 2:50 pm Theresa Lawson <tmlawson1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Upper Ramsey Flame-Colored Tanager (and Tufted Flycatchyer) April 8
4/8/17 2:02 pm Magill Weber <magillweber...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Whimbrel/Willet Arlington Valley
4/8/17 10:59 am Jim Ripley <jimripley.az...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tufted Flycatcher in Carr Canyon
4/8/17 10:29 am Donald Pelley <dspelley...> [AZNMbirds] Ross's Goose
4/8/17 9:41 am Johnson Brian <spindlebrook...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ - Whimbrel near Buckeye
4/8/17 9:36 am MOLLY POLLOCK <mollymp...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SE Tucson Swainson's Hawks, Peregrine & miscellaneous
4/8/17 9:17 am Peter <petersaenger...> [AZNMbirds] test-ignore
4/8/17 9:15 am stuarthealy <stuarthealy...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: 04/07/17 Carr Canyon Tufted Flycatcher - NO
4/8/17 6:52 am Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Lucifer Hummingbird Report from Ash Cyn B&B
4/7/17 10:25 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 7 April 2017
4/7/17 9:13 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> Re: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Swallow spectacle 150000++++
4/7/17 9:12 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Swallow spectacle 150000++++
4/7/17 7:04 pm Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] SE Tucson Swainson's Hawks, Peregrine & miscellaneous
4/7/17 10:35 am Tom Arny <tarny...> [AZNMbirds] Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Patagonia, AZ
4/6/17 12:05 pm Lois Manowitz <loismanow...> [AZNMbirds] No sightings--Carr Canyon ride?
4/6/17 8:18 am Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Apr 4-5, Buff-collared Nightjar & Tufted Flycatcher updates
4/6/17 6:48 am Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...> [AZNMbirds] Harris's Hawk, Agua Fria River at Humboldt, Yavapai Co.
4/5/17 10:33 pm Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] No Postings: FOUND: Shirt at Ash Canyon B&B, left on April 4
4/5/17 6:01 pm Mike Judd <ebwilderae...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Sitting hawk question
4/5/17 5:57 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Gray Hawks
4/5/17 5:29 pm Mike Judd <ebwilderae...> [AZNMbirds] Sitting hawk question
4/5/17 11:40 am Peter <petersaenger...> [AZNMbirds] RFI: California Gulch and Lodging
4/5/17 10:59 am Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Elegant Trogon Surveys - You can help count Elegant Trogons!
4/4/17 6:45 pm Myron L. Scott and Barbara S. Bush <gaia_3...> [AZNMbirds] Central AZ: Oak Flat: Common Black Hawk (4/2/17)
4/4/17 6:43 pm Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Forster's Tern--Santa Cruz Flats
4/4/17 4:32 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Chino Canyon (BcGn) and Tubac trogon mystery?
4/4/17 1:55 pm Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Willcox plover
4/4/17 10:51 am Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Native Plants for a Bird Friendly Yard Available at Tucson Audubon
4/4/17 10:11 am Theresa Lawson <tmlawson1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Tufted Flycatcher Upper Ramsey April 3
4/4/17 8:18 am Brian Jones <ravenwolf121...> [AZNMbirds] NO SIGHTING: SEAZ - Presentation on birds and riparian restoration at El Rio Open Space (Coachline Gravel Pit)
4/3/17 4:56 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 4/3/2017
4/3/17 3:16 pm <bncthay...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Sweetwater Wetlands LB Curlew April 3
4/3/17 2:23 pm David Pearson <dpearson...> [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt area south of Globe
4/3/17 12:32 pm David Griffin <birdingnm...> Re: [AZNMbirds] {AZ} South-central AZ (lovebird/thrashers/wagtail)
4/3/17 12:00 pm Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> Re: [AZNMbirds] {AZ} South-central AZ (lovebird/thrashers/wagtail)
4/3/17 11:46 am Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> [AZNMbirds] Fw: AZ: Osprey kettling with Turkey Vultures at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum
4/2/17 5:21 pm Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] No Wagtail This Afternoon
4/2/17 4:45 pm Merlin <merlin32757...> [AZNMbirds] No wagtail
4/2/17 3:49 pm patty tersey <tucsonhiker49...> [AZNMbirds] No White Wagtail 4/2
4/2/17 3:44 pm Magill Weber <magillweber...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Ajo: White Wagtail continues
4/2/17 1:00 pm Joel DuBois <squidthelesser101...> [AZNMbirds] Birding in Las Cruces: Forked Tail, Owl, and Sparrow
4/2/17 12:31 pm David Griffin <birdingnm...> Re: [AZNMbirds] {AZ} South-central AZ (lovebird/thrashers/wagtail)
4/2/17 9:15 am Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...> [AZNMbirds] {AZ} South-central AZ (lovebird/thrashers/wagtail)
4/2/17 8:24 am Merlin <merlin32757...> [AZNMbirds] Buenos Aires NWR--Arivaca Cienega, Apr 1, 2017
4/2/17 8:15 am mmktye <mmktye...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson-area Kite question
4/2/17 7:59 am Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson parks Sat April 1 -
4/2/17 7:40 am Olga Harbour <oharbour...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Arivaca Cienega and Buenos Aires NWR
4/1/17 3:10 pm John P Valentik <jpatvalentik...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Joint AZFO and NMOS Field Expedition
4/1/17 2:32 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] Joint AZFO and NMOS Field Expedition
4/1/17 1:48 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 1, Spring Migrants, Fork-tailed Flycatcher!
4/1/17 11:49 am Anita Strawn de Ojeda <kettleheadhats...> [AZNMbirds] White wagtail yes
4/1/17 10:10 am Luke Safford <saffordluke...> [AZNMbirds] Swamp Sparrow at Sweetwater Wetlands
4/1/17 8:58 am Anita Strawn de Ojeda <kettleheadhats...> Re: [AZNMbirds] AJO WWTP
4/1/17 7:54 am Ralph Poulsen <ktm690dog...> [AZNMbirds] AJO WWTP
4/1/17 7:53 am <lwrkenai...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Scottsdale Nashville Warbler
4/1/17 7:52 am Ralph Poulsen <ktm690dog...> [AZNMbirds] Sho WWTP Hire Wagtail
4/1/17 7:21 am Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...> [AZNMbirds] Ajo White wagtail continues
4/1/17 12:10 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 March 2017
3/31/17 7:13 pm Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...> [AZNMbirds] [AZ] Ajo WHITE WAGTAIL
3/31/17 4:09 pm kaymack58 <kaymack58...> Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail update
3/31/17 4:08 pm Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...> Re: [AZNMbirds] White wagtail
3/31/17 3:58 pm kaymack58 <kaymack58...> RE: [AZNMbirds] White wagtail
3/31/17 11:18 am James Taylor <jimmitaylor1...> [AZNMbirds] White wagtail
3/31/17 6:51 am Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail update
3/31/17 6:47 am David Griffin <birdingnm...> Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail update
3/31/17 6:23 am Lindsay Story <lsbirder...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ. Wagtail DOES continue
3/30/17 6:44 pm Johnson Brian <spindlebrook...> [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail update
3/30/17 5:28 pm Diane Touret <dctouret...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Peppersauce Canyon 3/29/2017
3/30/17 4:33 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson Ibises
3/30/17 4:29 pm Carl Perretta <cjperretta...> [AZNMbirds] For those needing an easy tick of Rosy-faced Lovebird
3/30/17 3:13 pm Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...> [AZNMbirds] Tufted Flycatcher ....2!
3/30/17 3:10 pm Roger Reason <bnsnfrms...> [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
3/30/17 3:07 pm Michael Welch <mjwelch244...> [AZNMbirds] Possible Least Bittern at Boyce-Thompson Arboretum State Park
3/30/17 3:01 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Carr Canyon--Tufted Flycatcher, 30 March 2017
3/30/17 2:21 pm Patrick Santinello <patrick...> RE: [AZNMbirds] Ajo: White Wagtail continues
3/30/17 1:29 pm Celestyn Brozek <cbrozek...> [AZNMbirds] Whimbrel in Albuquerque New Mexico
3/30/17 12:24 pm Bruce Berman <bruce919...> [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail still wagging
3/30/17 10:39 am Andrew Core <andrewcore...> [AZNMbirds] Ajo: White Wagtail continues
3/30/17 10:25 am John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Gray Hawks
3/30/17 10:00 am Caleb strand <strandcaleb...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Ajo: White Wagtail continues
3/29/17 9:32 pm JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Tucson Audubon field trip to Ironwood Picnic Area, Tucson Mountain Park
3/29/17 6:06 pm Andrew Core <andrewcore...> Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
3/29/17 6:05 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Chino Canyon (BcGn) and Tubac trogon mystery?
3/29/17 5:49 pm Andrew Core <andrewcore...> Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
3/29/17 5:43 pm Mark Larson <larsonwarren...> Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
3/29/17 5:01 pm Andrew Core <andrewcore...> Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
3/29/17 4:31 pm Lainie Epstein <lainie95us...> Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
3/29/17 4:21 pm Andrew Core <andrewcore...> Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
3/29/17 1:24 pm BERNARD MORRIS <mtnbluebird...> [AZNMbirds] NM - Black-bellied Plover at Bitter Lake NWR
3/29/17 1:13 pm BILL HIGGINS <Bill_Higgins_Tempe...> Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
3/29/17 12:25 pm Doug Backlund <dougback...> [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
3/29/17 8:26 am Rob Modica <azlrover...> [AZNMbirds] Brown-headed Cowbird in Tucson
3/28/17 9:01 pm Christopher Rustay <chrustay...> [AZNMbirds] NM: Whimbrel at Valle de Oro NWR
3/28/17 7:31 pm Gordon Karre <karhop1...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Mt Ord and Sunflower/Maricopa County
3/28/17 5:23 pm Arlene Ripley <arleneripley...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Benson STP gull bonanza
3/28/17 2:25 pm Steve Ganley <sganley...> [AZNMbirds] Tufted Flycatcher
3/28/17 1:11 pm <bncthay...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Gray Vireo
3/28/17 10:09 am Carl Perretta <cjperretta...> [AZNMbirds] Tufted Flycatcher in Carr Canyon
3/28/17 8:07 am <thbeal...> [AZNMbirds] Condition Carr Canyon Rd
3/28/17 1:19 am Diane Touret <dctouret...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Mt. Lemmon 3/27/2017
3/27/17 6:31 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] W Ina Rd Avocets, Coachline Osprey, Arthur Pack Black-necked Stilt
3/27/17 5:47 pm Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...> Re: [AZNMbirds] RFI: Lesser Prairie-Chicken leks in New Mexico
3/27/17 5:38 pm Richard Carlson <rccarl...> Re: [AZNMbirds] RFI: Lesser Prairie-Chicken leks in New Mexico
3/27/17 4:39 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 3/27/2016
3/27/17 1:12 pm JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch Monday morning
3/27/17 11:32 am Shawn Miller <608shawnmiller...> Re: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Santa Cruz River/Sasco Rd. crossing
3/27/17 10:50 am Andrew Core <andrewcore...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Marana - El Rio Preserve Cassin's Sparrow
3/27/17 4:22 am Diane Touret <dctouret...> Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Carr Canyon - Tufted Flycatcher continues
3/26/17 9:16 pm Bob Rodrigues <brod410...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Portal-Streak-backed Oriole update
3/26/17 8:33 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--26 Mar 2017
3/26/17 5:35 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Willcox - Eastern Phoebe
3/26/17 2:49 pm Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tucson weekend birding (KERP & Rio Vista)
3/26/17 2:10 pm Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...> [AZNMbirds] RFI: Lesser Prairie-Chicken leks in New Mexico
3/26/17 12:20 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Carr Canyon - Tufted Flycatcher continues
3/26/17 9:31 am Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Greater Roadrunners calling; Lark Buntings
3/26/17 8:45 am David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Cackling Goose, Barrow's Goldeneye, Tufted Flycatcher
3/25/17 10:13 pm Diane Drobka <sunny1az...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ, NE Tucson: Barn Swallow
3/25/17 9:18 pm mary klinkel <munchita...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ, NE Tucson: Barn Swallow
3/25/17 5:03 pm david johnson <desertsage88056...> [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?] SE AZ Lucifer Hummingbird, Portal
3/25/17 4:29 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, White-throated Sparrow and Gray Hawk
3/25/17 4:24 pm Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Santa Cruz River/Sasco Rd. crossing
3/25/17 3:18 pm Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gila County Birding (24 March 2017)
3/25/17 12:58 pm Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ:Ash Canyon B&B, Mar 25, 2017
3/25/17 10:12 am <bncthay...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ American Bittern at Sweetwater Wetlands 3/25
 
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Date: 4/24/17 9:10 pm
From: Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Three-toed Woodpecker at Barfoot Park
Hi All,

I received a report from Mike Lesnik from Montana of a Three-toed Woodpecker at Barfoot Park in the Chiricahua Mountains - the bird was seen and photographed on Friday and Saturday April 21-22. It looks like the bird was just to the southeast of the old meadow - but the exact spot is a bit difficult to discern. There may be a pair in the area. I believe this represents the first confirmed report from southeastern Arizona - and perhaps anywhere south of the Mogollon Rim.

If you go searching for this bird, please use common sense and be respectful of the birds - especially if they are attempting to nest - please keep your distance.

Good Birding,

Gary

Gary H. Rosenberg
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 4/24/17 8:18 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 23-24, Migrants & Residents
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Date: 4/24/17 7:31 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 4/24/2017
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
April 24, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for April 24, 2017 sponsored by the
New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for private
property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch country,
do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a checklist of
N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty species can be
found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the NM Bird Finding
Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more complete, updated
version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

For photos of rarities and directions to some birding sites, check
http://sites.google.com/site/oldenettelspage or the New Mexico Rarities
Group on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/nmrarities/. NMOS is now on
Facebook, search for New Mexico Ornithological Society. All individuals are
encouraged to submit their observations to NMOS. This includes not only
records of Review List species and species potentially new to the state,
but also records of uncommon species, species of conservation concern,
records documenting breeding, and early, late, or out-of-season/range
birds. Details and photos should be sent to Sandy Williams, 1819 Meadowview
Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, or (preferred) to <sunbittern...>
Details will be used for NMOS Field Notes, North American Birds, and the
New Mexico Bird Records Committee.

NOTE: Additional reports of unseasonal birds or county rarities can be seen
on the eBird New Mexico Rare Bird Alert:
http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35650. You do not need an eBird
account to view this.

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL letters):

COSTA’S HUMMINGBIRD (Hidalgo)
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (Sierra)
Brown Pelican (Eddy, Sierra)
GLOSSY IBIS (Socorro)
BLACK VULTURE (Eddy)
Gray Hawk (Socorro)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
COUCH’S KINGBIRD (Sierra)
CAROLINA WREN (Sierra, Socorro)
WOOD THRUSH (Roosevelt)
Lucy’s Warbler (Sandoval)
Northern Cardinal (Bernalillo)

BERNALILLO County:
--Jon Stewart reports that a NORTHERN CARDINAL is back at the ABQ Bio Park
April 13. It was heard and seen in the Botanical Garden and continued to
April 23.

EDDY County:
--Daniel Leifheit photographed a juvenile BROWN PELICAN at Brantley Lake
April 22.

--Michael Jon Thompson photographed a BLACK VULTURE at Rattlesnake Springs
April 16. It has not been relocated since the initial sighting.

HIDALGO County:
--Egelhoff reported two COSTA’S HUMMINGBIRDS in the New Mexico portion of
Guadalupe Canyon April 22.

ROOSEVELT County:
--Beauprez photographed a WOOD THRUSH at the Melrose Trap April 23.

SANDOVAL County:
--Krueper, Ruth, and Bresson reported a singing LUCY’S WARBLER in the
Corrales Bosque April 10. It was seen in bosque near mile marker 6.1 on
Clear Ditch. Two continued in the area to April 22.

SIERRA County:
--Cleary reported an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER at Elephant Butte Lake SP April
21. It was seen along the inner arm of Long Point.

--Cleary photographed a COUCH’S KINGBIRD at Percha Dam (Percha Recreation
Area) April 14. It was seen near the playground then later the bathrooms
but was not seen after this date.

--the long staying GREAT KISKADEE continued at Percha Dam (Percha
Recreation Area) to April 15.

--Cleary reported the continuing BROWN PELICAN at Elephant Butte Lake SP
December 6. THREE are now present to April 22. Rock Canyon will likely be a
good place to check with the rising lake level.

--Andersen and Baumann reported a CAROLINA WREN at Pecha Dam (Percha
Recreation Area) November 19, likely a continuing individual from earlier
in the fall. It continued to April 15.

SOCORRO County:
--Parmeter reported a GLOSSY IBIS at Bosque del Apache NWR April 22 along
the South Loop.

--Parmeter reported an adult GRAY HAWK at Bosque del Apache NWR April 1. It
was seen from the north-bound North Loop north of where the Seasonal Road
ends at the north loop, but south of Audio Stop 12. There is one large,
lone deciduous tree on the west side of the road, and the bird was just
north of that, perched atop a salt cedar maybe 50-100 meters west of the
road

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

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Date: 4/24/17 3:36 pm
From: Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CORRECTION: Lincoln's NOT Henslow's
Forgive me, folks.

We have a few LINCOLN'S SPARROWS hanging around the Paton Center, not
HENSLOW'S SPARROWS, as previously reported.

My Midwest roots showing through. :)

JEL

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

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Date: 4/24/17 3:35 pm
From: kaymack58 <kaymack58...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Ceaz: Glendale Recharge Ponds Least Tern
Least tern stillhere basin 2


Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device


-------- Original message --------
From: Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...>
Date:04/24/2017 09:04 (GMT-07:00)
To: AZNMBirds <aznmbirds...>
Cc:
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Ceaz: Glendale Recharge Ponds Least Tern

Subject bird currently in Basin 2, which is the North central basin.

Good Birding,

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Date: 4/24/17 3:22 pm
From: Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Paton Center: Sightings and site news
Good afternoon, birders!

We've seen a nice push of migratory species over the past couple of weeks.
Daily sightings include: Lazuli Bunting, Summer Tanager, and Black-headed
Grosbeak. Oriole activity has been very limited; about 10 days have passed
since a Hooded Oriole was visiting the feeders and bird baths. We're still
seeing some flocks of Cedar Waxwings, especially in the afternoon and into
the evening. Cassin's Kingbirds are regular evening visitors too.

Hummingbird activity has dipped slightly, presumably due to the abundance
of natural nectar sources, but we're still seeing Broad-billed,
Black-chinned, and Violet-crowned hummers daily. The occasional Anna's and
Costa's hummers are seen, but the Rufous seem to have passed through for
the most part.

The Brown-headed Cowbirds have arrived, as have Phainopepla and a few
Northern Mockingbirds (all three species were absent during winter months).
Sparrows are thinning out considerably, but there's still a few
White-crowned, Chipping, and Henslow's Sparrows hanging around the yard.
Gray Hawks are heard and seen daily, as they nest along Sonoita Creek.

Please note that this weekend Tucson Audubon Society will be holding a
special donor event at the Paton Center. Closure of the front yard may be
necessary beginning Thursday afternoon and through the end of the day on
Saturday to accommodate invitees and event activities. The meadow garden
and the backyard viewing area will remain open all weekend. Please be
mindful of temporary signage and directions from staff and volunteers. We
appreciate your patience and understanding. Two components of the weekend
event are open to the public: a book reading and signing by Bonnie Paton
Moon (Saturday at Cady Hall) and a presentation by Jesus Garcia about
Mexican gardens and biodiversity (Sunday at the Tin Shed Theater). Both
events are free. For details, including dates, times, and locations, please
visit: http://www.facebook.com/patonhummingbirds/events.

Finally, with today's high winds our temporary shade awnings over the
backyard collapsed. These consist of a coated steel cable supporting 2
20'x20' nylon tarps. The assembly reflects our effort to provide shade
through the summer, prior to the installation of a permanent viewing
pavilion in the former backyard of Wally and Marion Paton. The permanent
roof structure won't be installed until late fall or early winter. We'll be
working to come up with a better solution for temporary shade and, again,
we appreciate your patience as we troubleshoot the issue.

If you have any questions about bird sightings, upcoming events, or status
of viewing areas, please don't hesitate to email or call. Contact
information is below. Happy birding!

Best regards,
Jonathan

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

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Date: 4/24/17 3:00 pm
From: David Quesenberry <beqrqry...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Madera Canyon Red-faced Warblers
I saw 2 Red-faced Warblers this morning, 4/24/17 - both singing up a storm.  The first was on the Agua Caliente Trail about a half mile West of Josephine Saddle.  The other was on the Old Baldy Trail about1.7 miles up from the trail head parking. Dave Quesenberry <beqrqry...> Valley, AZ

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Date: 4/24/17 1:27 pm
From: Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Ceaz: Glendale Recharge Ponds Least Tern
oh. here's hoping it's still there at 2:30...


On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:04 AM, Tommy DeBardeleben <
<debardelebentommy...> wrote:

> Subject bird currently in Basin 2, which is the North central basin.
>
> Good Birding,
>
> Tommy DeBardeleben
>
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Date: 4/24/17 12:03 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Sawmill Fire -- Box Canyon Road Closed
I birded at Las Cienegas NCA this morning, then drove over on Greaterville
Road to get a look at the Sawmill Fire. Box Canyon Road is closed at
Greaterville Road. Apparently the fire has crossed Box Canyon Rd. There's
a USFS helipad set up near the intersection of Greaterville and Box Canyon,
and several Hot Shot crews waiting there to go where they're needed. Not
sure what's going on in Florida Canyon...

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 4/24/17 9:12 am
From: Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Ceaz: Glendale Recharge Ponds Least Tern
Subject bird currently in Basin 2, which is the North central basin.

Good Birding,

Tommy DeBardeleben

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Date: 4/24/17 6:59 am
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Las Cienegas NCA -- White-tailed Kite
Just watched my FOS White-tailed Kite fly off with a small snake in tow.
Near Maternity Well. Also an unfortunately great view of the Sawmill Fire,
which appears from this vantage point to be burning along Greaterville Road.

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 4/23/17 8:24 pm
From: Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RFI Miller Canyon Spotted Owls
Hi Birders,

Tomorrow is my last full day of birding. My plan had been to hike Miller Canyon with the hope of seeing one of the Spotted Owls. I have developed a chest cold and am now wondering how far I can hike realistically. I'm a little short of breath. Can some kind person contact me off list and give me an idea of how far I will need to hike to try for an owl? That will help me decide if it is a feasible plan.

Many thanks,

Carol Riddell
Edmonds, WA
<cariddellwa...>
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Date: 4/23/17 8:17 pm
From: Clifford Cathers <cacathers...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ:04/23/17:Santa Catalina Mountains Tucson
I led the Tucson Audubon Society field trip up into the Santa Catalina
Mountains this beautiful spring morning. The birding was good, the large
group was fantastic and Pam Baum's cookies made the day, as always. It was
crazy busy on the road today and there is still snow roadside above Ski
Valley. It was a pleasant 60 F at the top, though a bit windy.

Molino Basin had SUMMER TANAGER, HOODED ORIOLE and a stunning BLUE-GRAY
GNATCATCHER among others.

Bear Canyon was oddly quiet with our one and only GRACE'S WARBLER of the
day, OLIVE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERs, TOWNSEND'S WARBLERs
HEPATIC TANAGERs, PAINTED REDSTARTs VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWs and HAIRY
WOODPECKER represented the best in the list of birds observed here,

We skipped Rose Canyon not wanting to pay the fee or wander among the
crowds and headed to Incinerator Ridge Road where birding was excellent.
RED-FACED WARBLERs were downright thick with a group of 4 or so locked in a
fierce battle for territory or a mate at eye level right next to the entire
group. We also had HERMIT, TOWNSEND'S, OLIVE and AUDUBON'S WARBLERs here.
Others included a CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER, HUTTON'S and WARBLING VIREOs,
PAINTED REDSTARTs, BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDs and VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWs,
with a few other common species.

Oddly enough, this is as far as spring has progressed up the range as
warblers and birds of any number were scarce the rest of the way up. The
picnic areas along the ridge including Sykes Knob were nearly devoid of
birds, save for a few OLIVE WARBLERs, STELLER's JAYs and the like. Grace's
Warblers were invisible today and we missed on Mountain Chickadee and
Western Bluebird, two of the most common birds in the places we usually
stop this time of year.

On the way back down the highway, we stopped at the first pullout below
Rose Canyon and it didn't take long to find the LEWIS'S WOODPECKER near the
top of a Ponderosa Pine on the opposite side of the road.

It was a great day to be birding in southeast Arizona though the rather
ominous looking fire in the grasslands north of the Santa Rita Mountains
appeared rather daunting.

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

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Date: 4/23/17 8:04 pm
From: Jack Daynes <jackdaynes...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Broad-Billed Hummingbird Nest in Tucson
A nest I found that I can only call "atypical".

http://shadetreeimaging.com/broad-billed-hummingbird-nest-in-tucson/

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Date: 4/23/17 6:22 pm
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] MT Lemmon LEWIS'S Woodpecker
This morning at 8:30am On my way up to Rose Canyon and Incinerator Ridge I saw the LEWIS'S Woodpecker fly across the road left to right just above the 7,000 feet marker , the same location previously reported.

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Date: 4/23/17 4:37 pm
From: Mark Krenitsky <mkrenitsky...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP - 23 April 2017
Fourteen active birdwatchers from all over (AK, CA, DE, ID, KY, MI, PA, and
of course AZ) enjoyed a fine morning at the Sierra Vista EOP. The final
group total was 63 species.

Highlights included:

3 Blue-winged Teal(two drakes and one female), a good bird for the EOP.

Two Green Herons, including one that perched on a pole(!) for a good minute
or so, allowing all excellent views.

One cooperative White-faced Ibis in breeding plumage.

Multiple fly-bys of a Peregrine Falcon.

Several good comparisons of side-by-side Western and Cassin's Kingbirds.

5 species of warblers - Orange-crowned, Yellow, and Wilson's, plus Common
Yellowthroat and Yellow-breasted Chat.

30 Lark Sparrows in one flock.

And the continuing Yellow-headed Blackbirds were a treat for all.


Mark Krenitsky
Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 4/23/17 3:35 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 20-23, Whimbrels, Rails, Swainson's Hawks
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Date: 4/23/17 11:05 am
From: Carol Riddell <cariddellwa...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Benson STP Least Tern
I have been watching a Least Tern on the south sewage pond. Tiny tern with yellow bill with dark tip. Black head is interrupted by a white patch extending beyond each eye. Appears to be an adult in alternate plumage. Photos are distant, through the chain link and looking into the sun. Good scope views in flight and at rest. I'm posting from the public library. I am returning to the south pond. If anyone is in the area, please join me.

Carol Riddell
Edmonds, WA
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Date: 4/23/17 9:46 am
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Park Tucson- Willets
10 Willets, 4 Black-necked Stilts, Spotted Sandpiper at the big pond

Sharon Goldwasser
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 4/23/17 9:34 am
From: Arlene Ripley <arleneripley...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Holy Trinity Monastery closing
Sad news about the Holy Trinity Monastery in St. David. As of last
Friday, the gates were still open but not sure what the future will
bring to this oasis.

Arlene Ripley

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Date: 4/22/17 11:26 pm
From: Melody Kehl <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California Gulch/ Warsaw Confluence, 04/22/2017
An exhilarating evening in the gulch. 2 Black Hawks were playing in a
puddle of water. Still no Five-striped Sparrows evident. Buff-collared
Nightjar did its song and dance routine to the amazement of all. Elf Owls
are settled in. Had a Great Horned (heard, not seen) and a Barn Owl on the
drive out. Poorwill still not hanging out on the road, but doing a nice
song. Great evening with great people. Melody



Melody's Birding

(So Many Birds, So Little Time)

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Date: 4/22/17 10:32 pm
From: Merlin <merlin32757...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Buenos Aires NWR--Arivaca Cienega, Arivaca Creek Trail Apr 22, 2017
Hi All

Nice Day birding in Arivaca. Highlights today were the Gray, Zone-tailed,
Swainson's Hawks along with the arrival of Black-headed Grosbeaks and
Summer Tanagers. We had Two birders from Texas and one from Chicago.
Zone-tailed Hawk was seen along the Creek trail near the one and only bench
along with the Gray hawks. We have only one more planned hike at the
Cienega next Saturday so don;t miss it.



Buenos Aires NWR--Arivaca Cienega, Pima, Arizona, US
Apr 22, 2017 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
41 species

Turkey Vulture 12
Cooper's Hawk 1
Gray Hawk 1
Swainson's Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
White-winged Dove 6
Mourning Dove 6
Black-chinned Hummingbird 1
Anna's Hummingbird 1
Broad-billed Hummingbird 2
Gila Woodpecker 4
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 1
Black Phoebe 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 6
Ash-throated Flycatcher 2
Cassin's Kingbird 6
Loggerhead Shrike 1
Bell's Vireo 5
Common Raven 2
Verdin 2
Bewick's Wren 5
Phainopepla 4
Lucy's Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 5
Wilson's Warbler 2
Rufous-winged Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Canyon Towhee 4
Abert's Towhee 2
Green-tailed Towhee 2
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Black-headed Grosbeak 1
Hooded Oriole 1
House Finch 6
Lesser Goldfinch 20

US-Arizona-Arivaca-Arivaca Sasabe Road - 31.594x-111.364, Pima, Arizona, US
Apr 22, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
42 species (+2 other taxa)

Gambel's Quail 4
Turkey Vulture 5
Cooper's Hawk 1
Gray Hawk 2
Zone-tailed Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
White-winged Dove 6
Mourning Dove 6
Greater Roadrunner 2
Black-chinned Hummingbird 2
Anna's Hummingbird 1
Broad-billed Hummingbird 2
Gila Woodpecker 2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher) 1
Black Phoebe 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 3
Dusky-capped Flycatcher 2
Ash-throated Flycatcher 2
Cassin's Kingbird 2
Bell's Vireo 4
Common Raven 2
Verdin 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Bewick's Wren 8
Phainopepla 3
Lucy's Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 4
Wilson's Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 10
Lark Sparrow 12
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Canyon Towhee 2
Abert's Towhee 2
Green-tailed Towhee 2
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Black-headed Grosbeak 2
House Finch 8
Lesser Goldfinch 16



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Green Valley, AZ

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Date: 4/22/17 8:26 pm
From: John Clem <johndavidclem...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RFI: Costa's hummingbird, varied bunting
Hello -
First off, thanks to everyone who responded to my earlier RFI about public feeder locations in the Chiricahuas.
Now with one week to go before my trip to SE Arizona, I'm wondering about locations for Costa's hummingbird and varied bunting.  Is the hummer reliable at this time of year at the Sonora Desert Museum, or does anyone know of a better location?  And can anyone recommend a good place for varied bunting in the Chiricahua or Huachuca regions?  Thanks again in advance -
John ClemFreeman, SD

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Date: 4/22/17 3:20 pm
From: David Pearson <dpearson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt. south of Globe
Four Early Birders (DRAS) and parents birded Pinal Mt with Anne Webster Leight and myself for five and a half hours today (22 Apr.). We found 78 species, of which the most unusual was an extremely late FERRUGINOUS HAWK soaring with a Turkey Vulture and Zone-tailed Hawk high over Pioneer Pass. Also at Pioneer Pass were eight RED CROSBILLS, including two juveniles. As a bonus, a male Red Crossbill flew down to land on our picnic table right after we left it.


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

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Date: 4/22/17 3:00 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Sierra Vista
The 4th Saturday bird walk tallied 75 species. Highlights included singing Cassin's Sparrows , one of which was along the diagonal path from the Bookstore area toward Kingfisher Pond, and Yellow-breasted Chats, which were near the north end of Kingfisher Pond. Summer Tanagers were along the River between posts #6 and 8.

The continuing Western Screech Owl near the Bookstore showed himself off and on while the Soras on Kingfisher Pond were pretty constant.

Next Bird Walk will be next Wednesday, April 26th at 7.

John Broz
Sierra Vista


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Date: 4/22/17 1:25 pm
From: Caleb Strand <strandcaleb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Glendale Recharge Ponds + Palo Verde Area (04/22/17)
Hi All,
Today I birded the Glendale Recharge Ponds and the Palo Verde Area (Lower River Road Ponds, etc...) with Laura Ellis. At the Glendale Recharge Ponds Basins 1 and 2 (northeast and north-central) had great shorebird habitat and lots of "mudflats". Between the two basins I had a rare BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (scarce in spring migration, in basin 1), two SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, a fly-in LONG-BILLED CURLEW, both yellowlegs, a single WILSON'S PHALAROPE, and a solitary WILSON'S SNIPE. Basin 3 (northwest basin) had low water levels and lots of grass, but not much was in that basin. Basins 4 (southwest basin) and 5 (south-central basin) had high water levels. Basin 4 barely had anything in it but basin 5 had a large flock of coots with some LESSER SCAUPS, RUDDY DUCKS, and EARED GREBES. The best find of the day was a CAVE SWALLOW flying over the stream on the side of the bike trail going north of the west parking lot. It was calling often as it flew up and down the river several times. As posted earlier, I will eventually add comments and a photo or two to my eBird checklist.
Palo Verde didn't hold all that much but a somewhat late NORTHERN PINTAIL mixed in with a flock of MALLARDS wasn't bad and a MARBLED GODWIT resting on the bank of the east pond of the Lower River Road Ponds was neat too.
Overall a great day in the field and an awesome start to a fun weekend!
God Bless and BIRD HARD!!!
CalebBuckeye, AZ
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Date: 4/22/17 6:52 am
From: Caleb strand <strandcaleb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Glendale Recharge Ponds CAVE SWALLOW (4/22/17)
Hi All,

I'm currently at the Glendale Recharge Ponds with Laura Ellis and we had a Cave Swallow fly over us three times. It's been flying back and forth along the river about 100 yards north of the west parking lot. We've been viewing it along the bike trail. I'll submit a list to eBird with photos (crappy photos so far) and a description later when I get back. It's been actively calling and mixing with the Cliff Swallows.

All for now.

Caleb
Buckeye, AZ
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Date: 4/21/17 11:27 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 April 2017
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on April 21, 2017; the next update will be made on April
28. 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/what-we-do/publications/fbi.html. 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:
*AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
#Whimbrel
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR
#Lucifer Hummingbird
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Gray Catbird
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
*FLAME-COLORED TANAGER
#Golden-crowned Sparrow
*STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
An *AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER continued at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course on 4/15 (m.ob.). A #WHIMBREL was photographed on 4/15 (Ron Beck).
A #GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was photographed from the Texas Canyon Rest Area
on 4/17 (Arlene Ripley).

NOGALES area
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS continued on 4/20 (Ken Blankenship) at the south
end of California Gulch at the confluence with Warsaw Canyon. Annotated
map: http://goo.gl/wSr0mi

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a *TUFTED FLYCATCHER continued on 4/20 (Rob
Woodward) about 2 miles up the Hamburg Trail from the Ramsey Canyon
Preserve Visitor Center, about 1/3 mile past the junction with the Brown
Canyon Trail. This is an occasionally steep 4 mile round trip hike at 6,000
ft elevation to reach this location; take plenty of water (several quarts)
and be prepared for very hot dry days or sudden monsoon storm activity. The
map here shows the location: https://goo.gl/aMh1ke A *FLAME-COLORED
TANAGER continued on the Hamburg Trail between the overlook and the first
stream crossing on 4/20 (m.ob.).
In Carr Canyon, *TUFTED FLYCATCHERS continued at Reef Townsite CG on 4/21
(m.ob.). One and sometimes two have been seen near the restroom and up the
old road across from site #9. The other has been seen from the group
campsite, just downhill from the shelter. On 4/21 it was seen repeatedly at
the group campsite itself (Molly Pollock).
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
on 4/18 (Ron Beck) 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.), though
they have become sporadic – dusk is the best time to see them.

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE continued to be seen daily (though sporadically –
morning seems best) at the Foothills Road (aka Rodrigues yard) feeders as
of 4/21 (m.ob.).
A #GRAY CATBIRD continued in Portal on 4/20 (m.ob.) at Cave Creek Ranch.

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Florida Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/AAzD6), *RUFOUS-CAPPED
WARBLERS continued on 4/21 (m.ob.) in the West Fork past the dam.
Directions: About 400 yards from parking lot is a metal gate, and just past
the gate the canyon forks. The main trail follows the East Fork, but most
sightings have been in the West Fork to the right. About 125 yards up the
rough trail in the West Fork is a large water tank and a low dam. The oak
grove is about 1/3 mile past the dam. Note: The trail for the West Fork can
be difficult to find, and is steep and rough in places. If you see the sign
with distances to Florida Saddle, Madera Canyon, etc you've missed the
turn. It is not necessary, recommended or permissible to enter the research
station to see these birds. #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.
In Madera Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/dXBYP), #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS
continued along Proctor Rd this week (m.ob.).
Two #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS were photographed in West Sawmill Canyon on
4/15 (David Kuhn). This is the canyon just east of Florida Canyon and
accessible from FR 4037 off Box Canyon Rd.

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



ANNOUNCEMENTS
The revised 8th edition of Tucson Audubon's Finding Birds in Southeast
Arizona is available here: http://www.tucsonaudubon
.org/what-we-do/publications/fbi.html and updates to the 8th edition can be
found here: http://www.tucsonaudubon.org/what-we-do/publications/
431-fbiaddendum8th.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROGER ROAD WRF: Closed.

CORONA DE TUCSON WRF: Closed.

NOGALES STP: Closed.

Good birding!


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

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Date: 4/21/17 7:29 pm
From: Jeffrey Coker <uwviper...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Roper Lake SP - Willets and Swamp Sparrow
While scouting for the monthly bird walk this morning I observed a flock of 10 WILLETS flying around Roper Lake and the lingering SWAMP SPARROW in the small marsh at the base of the dam across from the large fishing dock.

Good Birding!
Jeff Coker

Safford & Vail

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Date: 4/21/17 5:51 pm
From: <cjbabbitt...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Gila Bend-Paloma Area
Dave Pearson and I birded out toward Paloma Ranch today. Shorebirding was fairly good. Some of the species found at various ponds, slop ponds and fields included: Semipalmated Plover, Solitary Sandpiper, a striking alternate plumaged Lesser Yellowlegs, a flock of 60 alternate plumaged Western Sandpipers and a flock of 115 Long-billed Curlews. On the Paloma Ranch we had several flocks of White-faced Ibis including one flock of over 170 birds. There were numerous Burrowing Owls along the way.

At Gila Bend sewage ponds there was a lingering female Canvasback, five Redheads, a Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teal, several Long-billed Dowitchers and two alternate plumaged Eared Grebes. There were both Double-crested and Neotropic Cormorants. Along Watermelon road we had a flock of Lark Sparrows, a Common Ground-Dove and an Ash-throated Flycatcher. There was a Bank Swallow in the area.

Paloma Ranch headquarters was very quiet. The only passage migrant was a single Wilson’s Warbler. There were two Great Horned Owls in the tall trees.

Charles Babbitt
Phoenix


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Date: 4/21/17 5:07 pm
From: Donna J. Memon <donna...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Burrowing Owl location
There have also been Burrowing Owls at Ajo &
16th, between Chase Bank & the new fitness
center. One would commonly perch on an iron pole
next to the culvert (you can see the whitewash on
the poles). A friend showed me a photo from a
couple years ago of a bunch of owlets perched on
the dumpster nearby. The most recent time I saw
one there was September 2016, but I haven't
stopped by much recently. You can just drive
right up & use your car as a blind.

Donna Memon


At 06:42 PM 4/21/2017, Tim Helentjaris wrote:
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>With the recent loss of Lisa Frank as our go-to
>site for BURROWING OWLS, I started looking
>around for an alternative, easily-accessible
>location to refer folks to for this
>species. Keith Ashley mentioned to me that he
>commonly saw one perched on a bridge pier near
>Mission and Irvington Roads as he drove by. So,
>I took a quick look the other day and sure
>enough, there he was (thanks Keith!). Since
>there is a burrow nearby and several eBird
>reports within a block or two, I think this will
>prove to be a reliable location for folks who
>want to see this bird near to Tucson or a place
>you can refer visitors to, since it seems to be
>a bird that I often get questions
>about. Checked with Mark Stevenson about
>posting this, and he gave his blessing.
>
>So, if you’re interested in seeing this
>species/spot, there is a bridge crossing a
>shallow wash on Irvington just a short ways east
>of its intersection with Mission Road, all just
>a short ways west from I19. Pretty interesting
>location, the bridge has a large pillar at each
>corner made out of volcanic/basaltic rock that
>are quite tall, a couple topped by agaves? The
>bird commonly perches on the northeast pillar,
>easily recognized by the white wash along its
>top edge, and you can often see it just by
>driving by on Irvington. If you want to
>actually stop so you don/t cause an accident in
>trying to see the bird, there is a convenient
>Circle K on the south side of Irvington just a
>100 yds to the east. Park there and walk
>through the fallow area towards the pillar,
>perhaps checking in the shallow wash leading up
>to it. When I stopped by the other day, the
>bird wasn’t on top and I walked up to the
>pillar. Found a white wash surrounded burrow at
>the northeast edge of this pillar, which I
>assume the bird is using. Within about ten
>minutes as I was walking away, the bird called
>from the edge of the wash and flew up to the
>pillar. So, you don’t have to actually walk
>up to the pillar, which might be disruptive to
>the bird’s breeding, and besides there were
>some homeless gentlemen residing under this
>bridge as well. Hopefully, if we’re all
>respectful enough, we’ll get to enjoy this
>bird for some time at this location. And Luke
>Safford just emailed me that he drove by today
>to look at the location, and sure enough, there
>was the bird on top of the pillar! A strange
>place to find this bird, as I have never seen
>them perched up high like this any where else.
>
>Tim Helentjaris
>Tucson, AZ
>
>“I do not feel obliged to believe that the
>same God who has endowed us with sense, reason,
>and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”
> - Galileo Galilei
>
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Date: 4/21/17 4:34 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House FOS Yellow-Breasted Chat
I heard one this afternoon on the NE side of Kingfisher Pond.

Next bird walk tomorrow, Saturday, April 22nd at 7.

John Broz
Sierra Vista

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Date: 4/21/17 3:57 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Burrowing Owl location
Dang, I really should proof these emails a bit, the Circle K is on the “north” side of Irvington, the same side as the pillar the owl perches on, so you’re approaching towards it on the north/side of Irvington, walking towards it from the east.

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On Apr 21, 2017, at 3:42 PM, Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...><mailto:<tnhelentjaris...>> wrote:

With the recent loss of Lisa Frank as our go-to site for BURROWING OWLS, I started looking around for an alternative, easily-accessible location to refer folks to for this species. Keith Ashley mentioned to me that he commonly saw one perched on a bridge pier near Mission and Irvington Roads as he drove by. So, I took a quick look the other day and sure enough, there he was (thanks Keith!). Since there is a burrow nearby and several eBird reports within a block or two, I think this will prove to be a reliable location for folks who want to see this bird near to Tucson or a place you can refer visitors to, since it seems to be a bird that I often get questions about. Checked with Mark Stevenson about posting this, and he gave his blessing.

So, if you’re interested in seeing this species/spot, there is a bridge crossing a shallow wash on Irvington just a short ways east of its intersection with Mission Road, all just a short ways west from I19. Pretty interesting location, the bridge has a large pillar at each corner made out of volcanic/basaltic rock that are quite tall, a couple topped by agaves? The bird commonly perches on the northeast pillar, easily recognized by the white wash along its top edge, and you can often see it just by driving by on Irvington. If you want to actually stop so you don/t cause an accident in trying to see the bird, there is a convenient Circle K on the south side of Irvington just a 100 yds to the east. Park there and walk through the fallow area towards the pillar, perhaps checking in the shallow wash leading up to it. When I stopped by the other day, the bird wasn’t on top and I walked up to the pillar. Found a white wash surrounded burrow at the northeast edge of this pillar, which I assume the bird is using. Within about ten minutes as I was walking away, the bird called from the edge of the wash and flew up to the pillar. So, you don’t have to actually walk up to the pillar, which might be disruptive to the bird’s breeding, and besides there were some homeless gentlemen residing under this bridge as well. Hopefully, if we’re all respectful enough, we’ll get to enjoy this bird for some time at this location. And Luke Safford just emailed me that he drove by today to look at the location, and sure enough, there was the bird on top of the pillar! A strange place to find this bird, as I have never seen them perched up high like this any where else.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 4/21/17 3:45 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Burrowing Owl location
Forgot to mention, if you post this to eBird, suggest it as a public stake-out, since that will make all subsequent postings more efficient, thanks.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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On Apr 21, 2017, at 3:42 PM, Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...><mailto:<tnhelentjaris...>> wrote:

With the recent loss of Lisa Frank as our go-to site for BURROWING OWLS, I started looking around for an alternative, easily-accessible location to refer folks to for this species. Keith Ashley mentioned to me that he commonly saw one perched on a bridge pier near Mission and Irvington Roads as he drove by. So, I took a quick look the other day and sure enough, there he was (thanks Keith!). Since there is a burrow nearby and several eBird reports within a block or two, I think this will prove to be a reliable location for folks who want to see this bird near to Tucson or a place you can refer visitors to, since it seems to be a bird that I often get questions about. Checked with Mark Stevenson about posting this, and he gave his blessing.

So, if you’re interested in seeing this species/spot, there is a bridge crossing a shallow wash on Irvington just a short ways east of its intersection with Mission Road, all just a short ways west from I19. Pretty interesting location, the bridge has a large pillar at each corner made out of volcanic/basaltic rock that are quite tall, a couple topped by agaves? The bird commonly perches on the northeast pillar, easily recognized by the white wash along its top edge, and you can often see it just by driving by on Irvington. If you want to actually stop so you don/t cause an accident in trying to see the bird, there is a convenient Circle K on the south side of Irvington just a 100 yds to the east. Park there and walk through the fallow area towards the pillar, perhaps checking in the shallow wash leading up to it. When I stopped by the other day, the bird wasn’t on top and I walked up to the pillar. Found a white wash surrounded burrow at the northeast edge of this pillar, which I assume the bird is using. Within about ten minutes as I was walking away, the bird called from the edge of the wash and flew up to the pillar. So, you don’t have to actually walk up to the pillar, which might be disruptive to the bird’s breeding, and besides there were some homeless gentlemen residing under this bridge as well. Hopefully, if we’re all respectful enough, we’ll get to enjoy this bird for some time at this location. And Luke Safford just emailed me that he drove by today to look at the location, and sure enough, there was the bird on top of the pillar! A strange place to find this bird, as I have never seen them perched up high like this any where else.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 4/21/17 3:43 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Burrowing Owl location
With the recent loss of Lisa Frank as our go-to site for BURROWING OWLS, I started looking around for an alternative, easily-accessible location to refer folks to for this species. Keith Ashley mentioned to me that he commonly saw one perched on a bridge pier near Mission and Irvington Roads as he drove by. So, I took a quick look the other day and sure enough, there he was (thanks Keith!). Since there is a burrow nearby and several eBird reports within a block or two, I think this will prove to be a reliable location for folks who want to see this bird near to Tucson or a place you can refer visitors to, since it seems to be a bird that I often get questions about. Checked with Mark Stevenson about posting this, and he gave his blessing.

So, if you’re interested in seeing this species/spot, there is a bridge crossing a shallow wash on Irvington just a short ways east of its intersection with Mission Road, all just a short ways west from I19. Pretty interesting location, the bridge has a large pillar at each corner made out of volcanic/basaltic rock that are quite tall, a couple topped by agaves? The bird commonly perches on the northeast pillar, easily recognized by the white wash along its top edge, and you can often see it just by driving by on Irvington. If you want to actually stop so you don/t cause an accident in trying to see the bird, there is a convenient Circle K on the south side of Irvington just a 100 yds to the east. Park there and walk through the fallow area towards the pillar, perhaps checking in the shallow wash leading up to it. When I stopped by the other day, the bird wasn’t on top and I walked up to the pillar. Found a white wash surrounded burrow at the northeast edge of this pillar, which I assume the bird is using. Within about ten minutes as I was walking away, the bird called from the edge of the wash and flew up to the pillar. So, you don’t have to actually walk up to the pillar, which might be disruptive to the bird’s breeding, and besides there were some homeless gentlemen residing under this bridge as well. Hopefully, if we’re all respectful enough, we’ll get to enjoy this bird for some time at this location. And Luke Safford just emailed me that he drove by today to look at the location, and sure enough, there was the bird on top of the pillar! A strange place to find this bird, as I have never seen them perched up high like this any where else.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 4/21/17 2:32 pm
From: Liz Harrison <lizandrickedwards...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: NE Tucson Tanque Verde Wash Lark Sparrows
While walking my dog this morning starting from the end of Bonanza west of La Mariposa towards the Tanque Verde wash I came across a large flock of LARK SPARROWS, at least 30, at the west of the large open field.
Liz HarrisonTucson, AZ
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Date: 4/21/17 2:29 pm
From: Liz Harrison <lizandrickedwards...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Mt Lemmon Lewis's Woodpecker
The Lewis's woodpecker is still hanging out in the dead snag best seen from the southern end of the pull-out just above the 7000 ft elevation sign.
After that up to Incineration Ridge where we saw RED-FACED WARBLERS, a PAINTED REDSTART and many sightings of a HAIRY WOODPECKER.
Liz HarrisonTucson, AZ

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Date: 4/21/17 2:20 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Willcox Lakes and Benson STP
Out scouting again, ahead of our Big Day attempt (Go Wrenegades!). Spent a chunk of time at Willcox Lakes, just trying to refresh my ID skills for shorebirds and ducks and hoping to find the plover and other cool birds of recent reports. Wow, as always a nice selection of ducks to bore through, looking for those less common individuals, such as REDHEAD. Also a number of shorebirds, primarily LEAST and WESTERN SANDPIPERS but with a slew of LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS. Best birds of the day were a flock of WILLETS that I found in the shallow pond just south of the golf course and then a MARBLED GODWIT that just appeared on one of the sandy islands after almost two hours on site. Suspect it was there all the time but just buried with its head down in a group of ducks, seemed to easily disappear and reappear at will without moving very much. Pointed it out to a number of folks, including a party from Quebec, for whom it was a life bird, although not one you usually come to Arizona for. They had first asked me about SCALED QUAIL and I turned around and pointed one out on top of some machinery not 50 yds away, which really thrilled them. Very cooperative species this morning, one was perched in the entry way sign the whole time I was driving by, like some sort of area host. Was unable to refind the American Golden-Plover or Whimbrel, despite a lot of searching but the FRANKLIN’S GULL and SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were still there.

Afterwards, on the way home, popped into the Benson STP which was not all that active, although a couple of female BUFFLEHEADS required further documentation for my eBird submission. Similarly, was surprised at Willcox that eBird didn’t require comment for the Willets or Godwit but did for the Baird’s Sandpiper? Nice time to visit Willcox, not knowing what you might find there.

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Date: 4/21/17 1:52 pm
From: Lindsay Story <klstory...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Usery Mt Park (Mesa AZ) –Lazuli Bunting
LAZULI BUNTINGS are starting to pop up in a couple places locally. This morning, Usery Mt Regional Park had two by the water feature/back patio of the Visitors Center. Poppa and I took way too many photos, as the birds posed for nearly 20 minutes (8:20-8:38a.m.). CANYON TOWHEE, LARK SPARROW, GILDED FLICKER, and COSTAS HUMMINGBIRD (male, resident bird) were also seen from the back patio. We took the concrete walk east from the patio the short distance to the new DESERT TORTOISE enclosure. Al arrived yesterday and was busy exploring his nicely landscaped surroundings today. He was asleep in his lodgings when we first arrived, but active during a second stop at 10:30a.m. Staff says he is quite people-friendly, so stop and say hi to him. Seasonal changes mean that many campers have gone from the Buckhorn Campground (the main campground just past the pay kiosk). Thus, there is a decided lack of feeders luring birds to this part of the park. However, two HARRISS HAWKS were seen in the desert just off the western side of the campgrounds main loop drive. This is a known spot to watch for these hawks. Last year, the two adults raised one offspring in the campground. Another two Harriss used to hang out near the parks southern entrance off McKellips Rd. Today, we failed to locate any Rosy-face Lovebirds behind the Visitors Center or in the campground. However, Usery is a known location for this species. On 04-19-17, we had three land in a campground ocotillo. This morning, an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was beside the bathroom block that is a short distance before horse-staging, when driving the main park look clockwise. Two WESTERN KINGBIRDS were encountered. One was at the front of the Visitors Center. The other was just up the entry to Group Area C&D. This is the short stub drive going N off the beginning of the main loop road. IRONWOOD blossoms are starting to open in the middle of horse-staging. On the way back to Mesa, we saw a roadkill RATTLESNAKE on McDowell Rd. The desert was beautiful today. I am way behind getting my bird lists and photos entered on eBird, but will eventually include the Lazuli Buntings when I do todays Usery report.

Lindsay Story Mesa AZ



Directions: Usery Mountain Regional Park is just N of the NE corner of Mesa AZ. From Mesa, go N on Ellsworth. This turns into Usery Pass Rd. A little before the climb levels out, you will see the park entrance on the right/E side of the road. If you see the lane into the shooting range on the left, you have just passed Userys own access. Usery is part of the Maricopa County Regional Park system, and is covered by this systems annual park pass. A daily pass costs $6/car and is available at the Visitors Center or pay kiosk (just past Visitors Center). The park is open 365 days a year. Hours are Fri-Sat 6a.m.-10p.m., and other days 6a.m.-8p.m. The Visitors Center has reduced hours. Pick up a map at the park, or download one.

general park/trail info: Usery has oodles of places to drive, hike, or just stand and enjoy nature. If you like photographing cacti, this is a good place to do it. Usery offers Barrel, Prickly Pear, Hedgehog, Pincushion, and various Cholla (Buckhorn, Chain Fruit, Teddy Bear, Pencil). Right now Buckhorn Chollas and Saguaros are blooming. White Ratany is also flowering (e.g., along short trail to Viewing Pool). If you dont know this Ratany, look for small smoky-looking brushy patches that are covered in wee magenta blooms. These flowers are incredibly detailed, like miniature orchids almost. We are a bit past prime wildflower season, but Usery is wonderful location for desert wildflowersThere are great views of both Usery Mountain and the Superstition Mountains. A substantial trail system wanders through a lush desert. Watch for Packrat houses in the cholla forestsMoon Rock Trail offers some interesting boulders, though I do miss the original Moon Rock. I should be more understanding as that portion of the trail system was permanently closed years ago to accommodate nesting raptorsCat Peaks Trail gets its name from a mountain lion that had a den here in the past. At least, thats what a park ranger told Keith & me in the early 1990s. Before the current Cats Peak Trail was built, the route was in the rocky wash below. Mountain bikers nicknamed this Dinosaur Trail because of the cobblestone-like stretch that caused pinch flats for the unwary. We all imagined those many rounded stones were petrified dinosaur eggs. It gave us something to contemplate as we bounced our way over the rocksFor the more adventurous souls, take the hike up to Wind Cave. At the very least, drive the U-shaped Wind Cave Dr off the main park loop. There is parking along the outer edge of the entire route. This little drive frequently turns up a few nice birds, especially sparrows. When the resident coyote pups are young, they can often be heard calling in the distancePass Mt is the most difficult of the trails here. Dont try this if you are not fit and unafraid of heights/drop offs. Take the usual precautions, especially take plenty of water. Rescuing folks off Pass Mt is a very difficult proposition. (The same ranger told us a couple of true horror stories.) Follow signs off horse-staging to do Pass Mt counterclockwise. After climbing up the backside of Usery Mt, the trail curves around the other end and descends to the desert floor. There are connecting trails from the bottom of Wind Cave TrailHorse-staging is worth circling in the car, even if no hiking is involved. It is also a central location to access main trails such as Blevins and Noso (stands for North-South)Merkle Trail is an all-access path that circles the rocky hill which is more-or-less opposite horse-staging. There are a couple access points noted on park maps. We once had a gorgeous Chuckwalla along Merkle and have looked for another ever since. Vista Trail is a cut-across on Merkle. It goes over the top of the rocky area and can be much more difficult for those less trail-sure. A very unfortunate Africanized Bee attack took place on Vista last year and the trail was closed, at least temporarily. Since then the hive has been removedRamada #10 has the bathroom block past horse-staging, when driving clockwise. I like to walk along the deeper arroyo here, going the short distance to the big sandy wash, then working back to the trail that leads to the bathroom/parking. This is a very short addition to the birding experience, but often adds a species or two not picked up on the rest of the drive. Plus, I just like the arroyo. Chuparosa often starts blooming here a tad earlier each year than my other hauntsUsery is our go-to birding spot, when we feel like a slow, easy drive. We know we will enjoy the process even if our bird list is small. It doesnt have the bird numbers of the Salt River, but it is still fun. Besides, the Salt is just down the other side of Usery Pass Rd. For those coming from Bush Hwy, Usery Pass Rd is the 4-way stop. Goldfield Recreation Area is to the N of this intersection. River sites W from the 4-way are Coon Bluff, Phon D. Sutton, and Granite Reef, in that order. Going E at the 4-way instead, Bush Hwy goes towards Blue Point Bridge/Pebble Beach, Water Users, Saguaro Lake, and Butcher Jones. All the river and lake sites require a Tonto Pass (or National Park Pass, or Senior Pass), rather than the Maricopa County pass. Tonto Day Passes ($8/car for 24-hr period) can be purchased at many locations in Mesa (e.g., many gas stations, Walgreens, Bashas etc).

Usery is one of my favorite local spots. I hope you all enjoy it too.

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Date: 4/21/17 12:41 pm
From: Jeffrey Coker <uwviper...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Roper Lake SP - Willets
While scouting for the monthly bird walk at Roper Lake SP this morning I had a flock of 10 WILLETS flying around the lake looking for some place to land. The lake is very full so no shoreline. Eventually they landed on the bank/roadway near the boat launch. Also had a SWAMP SPARROW in the small marsh below the dam across from the large fishing dock.

Good birding,
Jeff Coker

Safford & Vail

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Date: 4/21/17 11:30 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Willcox update
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Tim Helentjaris called to report a flock of Willets and a Marbled Godwit at
Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf Course in Willcox today (10am on 4/21).

No mention of the American Golden-Plover, which was reported as recently as
4/15, or the Whimbrel, also seen on 4/15.

thanks Tim!

Andrew Core
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Date: 4/21/17 10:46 am
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Nothing rare: misc notes from east Tucson
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Date: 4/21/17 9:36 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Glendale Recharge Ponds 4-21-2017
There are currently 2 FRANKLIN'S GULLS in basin #5 but there were.9 more
here earlier. There's also a lone Wilson's Phalarope in basin #2.

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 4/21/17 6:49 am
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FOUND: Book @ Ash Cyn B&B (no sightings)
Yesterday (4/20), a field guide was left here: ABA Field Guide to AZ Birds by Rick Wright. Looks brand new.

Mary Jo

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Date: 4/20/17 8:21 pm
From: Rob Woodward <toucanrob...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Flame-colored Tanager - Ramsey Canyon
This morning I hiked up Ramsey Canyon and saw the FLAME-COLORED TANAGER first reported about 10 days ago in its usual location.  I waited a few minutes half way down from the overlook and it showed up.  After I hiked farther along, about 100 yards above the first stream crossing, some guys reported seeing 2 male Flame-Colored Tanagers, one of which was probably the one I saw but it is entirely possible there are 3 birds up  there.
Also the Tufted Flycatcher is still present and an Olive-sided Flycatcher perched and sallied for insects from an open snag part way down the switchback section of the trail.  

Rob WoodwardSierra Vista, AZ
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Date: 4/20/17 12:20 pm
From: Richard Ditch <richditch...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Second quail family, Phoenix
We have a second Gambel's Quail family in the yard today, with three chicks. The first family of 12-13 chicks first seen and reported here on April 14 is still hanging around the yard. What is surprising with today’s small family is that these chicks are larger than the first group, perhaps by as much as a week.

Rich Ditch
Phoenix, AZ
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Date: 4/20/17 11:59 am
From: Gordon Karre <karhop1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Superstition Mountain Wilderness
This morning I decided to hike the Dutchman's Trail that can be accessed from the First Water Trailhead on the northwest flank of the Superstition Mountains. The First Water Trailhead is located in Maricopa County off Hwy 88, and some of the trails that can be accessed here are totally in Maricopa County. However, when taking the Dutchman's Trail, after about a mile of hiking it crosses over into Pinal County. I was surprised at the lush habitat in the first mile and equally surprised at some of the birds that I ran across in this area as this leads to dry desert washes. Even had many pools of water in places along the stream bed. Certainly had the expected desert birds, but when one of my first birds was a SUMMER TANAGER male, it already had a great start. Not the place I expected to see this bird as FOY. Shortly after, I also had a WOODHOUSE'S SCRUB JAY. While probably not considered rare by any means, this location was closer the the urban sprawl of Phoenix and its suburbs than I have ever had before. I see a few sporadic reports of this bird in the past on eBird near this location. Will be interesting to see if they might become a regular in this location.


Other birds of interest were a CASSIN'S VIREO, 2 GRAY VIREOS, 3 GRAY FLYCATCHERS, a HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER, BELL'S VIREOS, 3 GREEN-TAILED TOWHEES, and a LAZULI BUNTING female. Had 3 wren species, ROCK, CACTUS, and CANYON, 4 species of sparrows, BREWER'S, BLACK-THROATED, LARK, and LINCOLN'S. NORTHERN CARDINALS, PHAINOPEPLA, and GAMBEL'S QUAIL were probably the most common. Total of 35 species which is not bad for a desert canyon wash area.


A nice cool start and started to warm up and then the reptiles and butterflies and insects became very active. A place I need to return to in the future.


Great birding to all!


Gordon Karre



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Date: 4/19/17 7:46 pm
From: Jeanne Heuer <heuers3...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Tubac Trogon
We are in Tubac this week, we don't know the area. Where are the benches?

Jeanne and Curt Heuer

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> On Apr 19, 2017, at 10:47 AM, J P Hirth <jphmdh8...> wrote:
>
> The Elegant Trogon (m, silent) is still present at the Anza trail.. It was ~1/4 mile North of the benches on the Tupac portion.
> Good birding, John Hirth
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Date: 4/19/17 5:11 pm
From: James Taylor <jimmitaylor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tufted Flycatcher - Carr Canyon
Hi Birders.

Sorry for the late post. At least one Tufted Flycatcher was seen
at the Reef Campground in Carr Canyon this morning, 4/19, at
9:15. The bird was seen in the area that has been described earlier:
about 50 yards down the brushy draw that extends from the group
campsite ramada.

Happy birding

Jim

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Date: 4/19/17 4:30 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] re RFI Bendire's Thrasher
Was out today doing a Bendire’s Thrasher survey close to the location cited below, with Jennie MacFarland and an IBA crew. Afterwards, we stopped by this address or tried to, we were confused by these instructions, so I thought I would offer a clarification. We couldn’t find a house with this address number. Starting westward from the intersection of Avra Road with Manville Road, there is first a very small house/shack with trailer, then a dilapidated shack, and finally the house that is cited below with the nearby red block wall in sections to the east. The number for the house that we read here was 13620? In any case, we did see a BENDIRE’S THRASHER apparently carrying food and within yards of a nearby calling CURVE-BILLED THRASHER, so a nice opportunity to compare the two. The BeTh flew from the trees around the corral and house, across the road to the east and into the field there, before returning to a power pole and perching up there.

While on our own surveys earlier, our teams did find a number of apparently breeding BENDIRE’S THRASHERS on the Tucson Water properties (restricted admittance) along with some other cool birds, including a soaring CRESTED CARACARA and a far off kettle of ~25 BLACK VULTURES.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering I am lost
As I travel along”
- Jimmy Cliff

Subject: Bendire's Thrasher
Date: Mon Apr 17 2017 15:16 pm
From: <patrick...><mailto:<patrick...>
Went out today based on the info received from list members (thank you all!) and found Bendire™s Thrasher (probably 2) on Manville Rd in Avra Valley on a property just west of Avra Rd on the N side of Manville to the west side of the house (13750 W Manville Rd). The bird was singing when we pulled up at 7:15 am. Please bird from road and do not trespass the bird was easily seen.

Thanks all! Thanks DJ.
Patrick Santinello
Tucson

From: DJ Duerr
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2017 4:48 PM
Subject: Bendire's
Try around this area: 32.292340, -111.256734
13570 W Manville Rd
Tucson, AZ 85743
The red dot on the attached map shows where I've seen several Bendire's in trees and shrubs (N is up). The area is fairly easy to locate along W Manville Road in Avra Valley.
The short dark curved lines at the corners of the field SE and E of the house are brick walls. While you're driving along Manville, you'll see a 3 of these wall segments running along the N side of the road. These walls partially enclose a mostly empty field. I've seen 2 Bendire's from the road.


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Date: 4/19/17 3:21 pm
From: Donald Pelley <dspelley...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Black-crowned Night Heron
For several weeks I have seen this bird flying away after I
inadvertently startle it. Today I was able to finally watch it in a more
serene early-morning setting.

On the north pond at the ASU Research Park.

A few pictures on eBird here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36102649

Don Pelley
Chandler, AZ

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Date: 4/19/17 2:43 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Gray Hawks
The Wednesday Bird Walk had 69 species and lots of good looks. Gray Hawks continued to call and soar at the River from post #6 to the mouth of Garden Wash and Summer Tanagers called and sang in the same area. Kingfisher Pond produced several Soras to the delight of all. However,the Western Screech Owl near the Bookstore was shy today appearing only early. And, we are still waiting for the big migrant move.

Next bird walk is this Saturday, April 22nd at 7.

John Broz
Sierra Vista




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Date: 4/19/17 2:35 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM: Black Vulture, Eddy County
A BLACK VULTURE was photographed at Rattlesnake Springs this past Sunday (4/16) by Michael Jon Thompson. It circled the area for a short time but was not seen after the initial sighting.

Good Birding,
Matt Baumann
Albuquerque, NM

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Date: 4/19/17 10:50 am
From: J P Hirth <jphmdh8...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tubac Trogon
The Elegant Trogon (m, silent) is still present at the Anza trail.. It was ~1/4 mile North of the benches on the Tupac portion.
Good birding, John Hirth
Green Valley.
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Date: 4/18/17 5:48 pm
From: Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FOS Black-headed Grosbeak, Midtown Tucson
Had a beautiful male at our water feature this afternoon.

Jim and Rosie Watts
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 4/18/17 4:12 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New Photos Broad-winged Hawk and American Golden-Plover

Field Ornithologists,

Matt Victoria contributed photos of Broad-winged Hawk and Scott Olmstead contributed photos of American Golden-Plover. Thanks Scott and Matt!

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

The AZFO Photo Gallery is found at:

http://www.azfo.org
click on "Photo Documentation"

The AZFO Sound Library of sound recordings is found at:

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

Use our online form to submit photos:

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

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

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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: 4/18/17 3:31 pm
From: John Clem <johndavidclem...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RFI: Chiricahua locations
Hello all -
I'll soon be making my first trip back to SE Arizona in five years, and I have some questions in advance.  For starters, I'm wondering if the feeders at Bob Rodrigues' place outside Portal and at the Southwest Research Station are still open to the public.  Any information about either place, including hours, is appreciated.  Thanks!
John ClemFreeman, South Dakota

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Date: 4/18/17 2:41 pm
From: Matthew Brown <mattbrownbirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: FOS Thick-billed Kingbird, Brown-crested Flyc., Patagonia area
This morning, April 18, there were at least 2 THICK-BILLED KINGBIRDS on
Blue Haven Road in Patagonia that I don't think were here yesterday. One
was about 1/4 mile past (southwest of) the Paton Center for Hummingbirds,
and the other about a mile past the entrance to TNC's Patagonia-Sonoita
Creek Preserve.

Also had my FOS BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER on Harshaw Creek Road east of town
this morning, where I did not hear any TBKIs yet.

FWIW, the Sonoita Creek crossing on Salero Canyon Road 3 miles southwest of
the Paton's is scheduled to be fenced off to traffic this spring or summer
sometime. If it actually happens, expect traffic on Blue Haven Road to
increase significantly.

Matt Brown
The Patagonia Birding & Butterfly Co.
520-604-6300 <(520)%20604-6300>
mattbrownbirds@gmailDOTcom
Lifebirds.com

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Date: 4/18/17 1:25 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] TAS Field Trip to Puerto Canyon
This morning we drove down to Puerto Canyon and Spring for a Tucson Audubon Field Trip. Stopped a ways ahead of the spring area itself and began walking through the mesquite trees lining the road, picking up a number of vocal LUCY’S WARBLERS and RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS, as well as noisy CURVE-BILLED THRASHERS and a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD that would not shut up. As we got closer to the spring area and its larger trees, began to add to our list considerably with WILSON’S WARBLER, LAZULI BUNTING, HOODED and BULLOCK’S ORIOLES, and a WARBLING VIREO which flummoxed us for a short while. NORTHERN BEARDLESS-TYRANNULETS were also noisy and we coaxed one in for some great looks overhead in a tree. A small group of TURKEY VULTURES soared by that also hid a masquerading ZONE-TAILED HAWK. A pair of noisy GRAY HAWKS resident in this area whined occasionally.

Driving to the Upper Puerto Tank area, we found the water down a bit, but still harboring a pair of KILLDEERS, not to mention a CASSIN’S KINGBIRD, VERMILLION FLYCATCHER and nearby CACTUS WREN. We headed back out and shortly after passing the spring area, I was distracted by a different flycatcher, very much like the nearby ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHERS, but with a noticeably bigger, rounder head, brighter colors, and seemingly larger size, so our first BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER of the season. A nice way to end the day.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 4/17/17 6:00 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 4/17/2017
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
April 17, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for April 17, 2017 sponsored by the
New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for private
property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch country,
do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a checklist of
N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty species can be
found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the NM Bird Finding
Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more complete, updated
version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

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

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL letters):


RED-NECKED GREBE (Sierra)
Brown Pelican (Sierra)
Gray Hawk (Socorro)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
TROPICAL/COUCH’S KINGBIRD (Socorro)
COUCH’S KINGBIRD (Sierra)
CAROLINA WREN (Sierra, Socorro, Valencia)
BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER (Hidalgo)
Lucy’s Warbler (Sandoval)
Hooded Warbler (Eddy)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)
Northern Cardinal (Bernalillo)

BERNALILLO County:
--Jon Stewart reports that a NORTHERN CARDINAL is back at the ABQ Bio Park
April 13. It was heard and seen in the Botanical Garden.

EDDY County:
--a male HOODED WARBLER was photographed at Rattlesnake Springs April 9.

HIDALGO County:
--Egelhoff reported two, male a female, BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS in the
New Mexico portion of Guadalupe Canyon March 11. They were seen 0.2 mi east
of the cattle guard in the immediate vicinity of several pieces of yellow
CAT earthmoving equipment. He also reported two RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS in
the canyon the same day.

SANDOVAL County:
--Krueper, Ruth, and Bresson reported a singing LUCY’S WARBLER in the
Corrales Bosque April 10. It was seen in bosque near mile marker 6.1 on
Clear Ditch.

SIERRA County:
--Cleary photographed a COUCH’S KINGBIRD at Percha Dam (Percha Recreation
Area) April 14. It was seen near the playground then later the bathrooms
but was not seen after this date.

--the long staying GREAT KISKADEE continued at Percha Dam (Percha
Recreation Area) to April 15.

--Pederson and Baumann reported a RED-NECKED GREBE at Elephant Butte Lake
January 7. It was seen from the Dam Site Marina near the dam and continued
to March 31.

--Cleary reported the continuing BROWN PELICAN at Elephant Butte Lake SP
December 6. THREE are now present to April 14. Rock Canyon will likely be a
good place to check with the rising lake level.

--Andersen and Baumann reported a CAROLINA WREN at Pecha Dam (Percha
Recreation Area) November 19, likely a continuing individual from earlier
in the fall. It continued to April 15.

SOCORRO County:
--Harris photographed a TROPICAL/COUCH’S KINGBIRD at Bosque del Apache NWR
April 14 along the two-way road in the center of the refuge. It has not
been relocated since the initial sighting.

--Parmeter reported an adult GRAY HAWK at Bosque del Apache NWR April 1. It
was seen from the north-bound North Loop north of where the Seasonal Road
ends at the north loop, but south of Audio Stop 12. There is one large,
lone deciduous tree on the west side of the road, and the bird was just
north of that, perched atop a salt cedar maybe 50-100 meters west of the
road

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

VALENCIA County:
--Rustay, Hetrick, and Buckley reported a CAROLINA WREN in the Belen bosque
January 22. It was seen along the east side of the Rio Grande north of the
Belen (hwy 309) bridge and continued in the area March 27 for Heinze.

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Date: 4/17/17 3:23 pm
From: Arlene Ripley <arleneripley...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Texas Canyon Golden-crowned Sparrow
While heading north on I-10 this morning, I made a quick stop at the
east section of the Texas Canyon rest stop to check out the sewage
ponds. I came across a large mixed flock of Chipping and Lark Sparrows
just in front of the cyclone fence by the northernmost pond. Upon my
approach (in the car), most of the flock flew up into the oaks on the
other side of the fence. I noticed one larger sparrow preening in the
shadows of one of the oaks and realized I was looking at a
Golden-crowned Sparrow. I managed a few grainy photos before it finished
grooming and flew south and in back of the ponds.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36052339

Arlene Ripley


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Cochise County, AZ

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Date: 4/17/17 3:07 pm
From: Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Black-throated Green Warbler at the HRP
Correction to the location - Yes, I had Mesquite Meander on my mind as I
typed the email out as we had just been out that way earlier in the morning.

The correct trail is River Ramble. The bird was last seen Sunday night at
5:00 pm with 20 meters of the same location along River Ramble... just
prior to the second bridge and turns to the side trails.

Best Wishes, Chrissy

On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 11:06 AM, Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...>
wrote:

> Black-throated Green Warbler at the Hassayampa River Preserve. Jennifer
> Johnston and I were hiking along Mesquite Meander trail at 10:20am right
> before the intersection to the side trail before Lykes Lookout. He was up
> in the cottonwoods with a Townsends Warbler and shortly followed with a few
> Audubon's Warblers.
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Chrissy Kondrat-Smith
>
>
> Pics on eBird soon and FB AZ Birders.
>

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Date: 4/17/17 2:23 pm
From: Lois Manowitz <loismanow...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Mt Lemmon--Lewis' Woodpecker, yes
I was able to locate the subject in the same place as previously reported. I
spent about 1 hr, from 11:30-12:30, as it moved around and then settled down
and preened.

For a little clarification on the location, the parking pullout on the left
is just past the 7000ft elevation sign post. The woodpecker seemed to like
the pine tree that is slightly to the right and in front of the bare snag,
which it did fly to several times.

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Date: 4/17/17 1:16 pm
From: Patrick Santinello <patrick...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Bendire's Thrasher
Went out today based on the info received from list members (thank you all!)
and found Bendire's Thrasher (probably 2) on Manville Rd in Avra Valley on a
property just west of Avra Rd on the N side of Manville to the west side of
the house (13750 W Manville Rd). The bird was singing when we pulled up at
7:15 am. Please bird from road and do not trespass the bird was easily
seen.

Thanks all! Thanks DJ.



Patrick Santinello

Tucson



From: DJ Duerr
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2017 4:48 PM
Subject: Bendire's



Try around this area:



32.292340, -111.256734

13570 W Manville Rd

Tucson, AZ 85743



The red dot on the attached map shows where I've seen several Bendire's in
trees and shrubs (N is up). The area is fairly easy to locate along W
Manville Road in Avra Valley.



The short dark curved lines at the corners of the field SE and E of the
house are brick walls. While you're driving along Manville, you'll see a 3
of these wall segments running along the N side of the road. These walls
partially enclose a mostly empty field. I've seen 2 Bendire's from the
road.











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Date: 4/17/17 12:07 pm
From: Joel DuBois <squidthelesser101...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Mesilla Valley Bosque: Las Cruces, NM
Hi all,

Today I took the morning to go birding at the Mesilla Bosque State Park (in
SW NM). I did not see any incredibly rare birds, but some highlights of
the trip were a Baird's Sandpiper with a cluster of Killdeer along the
river, the Western Screech Owl in the owl box, a Nashville and Virginia's
Warbler on one of the trails, and both a Bullock's and a pair of Hooded
Orioles near the visitor centre. Link to checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36046852

I did see a hawk (buteo) that was oddly coloured. It was mainly light but
had lots of dark streaking along not only the body but the wings as well.
There was no sign of a red tail, and I was unable to photograph this hawk.
The buteo was also fairly large sized. Does anyone have any ideas as to
what this could be?

Happy birding,

Joel DuBois

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Date: 4/17/17 11:58 am
From: Ernie Nickels <nickelseldesigns...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Cowbirds in Tempe 4-17-17
Cowbirds are definitely back at my home in Tempe (Broadway east of College)
- definitely heard them this morning. And more White-winged Doves seem to
be arriving every day after I first heard them here Apr 6. Hummingbirds
seem to be very thirsty these days, dipping into the birdbath almost like
dragonflies ovipositing.



Jeanette Nickels

Tempe AZ




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Date: 4/17/17 11:03 am
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Ramsey Canyon Sunday 4/16
Chuck Williamson and I biked from Sierra Vista to Ramsey Canyon yesterday. We had 56 species total traveling along Buffalo Soldier Trail, Ramsey Canyon Rd and hiking about 3 miles up the Hamburg Trail

Highlights were finally seeing the continuing Tufted Flycatcher on the Hamburg Trail at Ramsey Canyon (we passed it on the way up but finally saw it on the way back with a group of other birders around noon). It was well worth the bike up and the hike in. In 1982, I recorded a Lesser Goldfinch in the Huachucas (actually in Carr Canyon) mimicking Tufted Flycatcher in its song.

We heard a tanager singing regularly not far beyond the Ramsey Canyon overlook, where the Flame-colored Tanager has been reported. We never saw it but it I’m fairly confident that’s what we heard.

Although we saw quite a few species, nothing else seemed notable for date, location etc. Dusky-capped & Cordilleran Flycatcher, one unidentified empid, Red-faced and Grace’s Warblers. We didn’t see any migrants and did not hear or see a trogon on our hike and didn’t spend any time at the feeders.

Sharon Goldwasser

Tucson, AZ




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Date: 4/17/17 6:44 am
From: Darlene <dsmyth3...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lazuli Bunting at WOW in Catalina, AZ
These buntings seem to be on the move now. A stunning male was enjoying the awesome bounty at WOW in Catalina, AZ where there is a fine mix of resident, soon to be leaving winter birds, and migrating birds. The gardens there are bursting with flowers as well.
Darlene
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Date: 4/17/17 6:25 am
From: Northe Osbrink <nosbrink...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: NE Tucson Lazuli Buntings
On 4/15/2017 4:59 PM, Liz Harrison wrote:
> Over the past 10 days I've had Lazuli Buntings coming to my feeders.
> Mostly 1 or 2 but yesterday and today I've had 5-7. I live on the
> north side of Agua Caliente Park
> Liz Harrison
> Tucson, AZ
Saw a male Lazuli Bunting in the yard yesterday evening 12/19. Nice
surprise since I don't believe I saw any here last year.


Northe
Green Valley AZ


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Date: 4/16/17 4:21 pm
From: Patrick Santinello <patrick...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RFI Bendire's Thrasher
Hi List,



I am escorting an out-of-town birder to Avra Valley tomorrow in search of Bendire’s Thrasher. Can anyone put me onto a reliable spot?



Thanks in advance!



Patrick Santinello

Tucson




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Date: 4/16/17 4:17 pm
From: Patrick Santinello <patrick...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lewis's Woodpecker Mt. Lemmon
Thank you to Tim Helentjaris for the reminder of the Lewis’s Woodpecker on Mt Lemmon…..bird was still present today at the afore-described spot.



(Willow turn-off is just before Rose Canyon, less than a mile. Just after the Willow turn-off, there are two parking pull-outs, one first on the left/west and then one right after on the right/east. Pull into the first and look across the road to the large snag, devoid of bark (behind some other trees), that seems to be his favorite hang-out.)







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Tucson




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Date: 4/16/17 3:55 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--16 April 2017
Hi, birders,

Perfect weather for 14 people walking the Sierra Vista EOP dikes this
morning. Group tally was 62 species, a marked drop due to the absence of
most wintering duck species. Nonetheless, one of the highlights of the
morning was a pair of Blue-winged Teal, an uncommon migrant at the EOP,
found in the Moson Road impoundments.

Shorebirds were also in short supply, but in addition to a few Killdeer,
both a Wilson's Snipe and a Solitary Sandpiper were seen in flight at the
main EOP ponds. Three Sora were heard calling, but not seen, and an adult
Com. Gallinule made a brief appearance. The only other waterbird of note
was the continuing presence of a Black-crowned Night-Heron.

Bell's Vireo are loud, persistent singers, but we rarely see them, so good
looks at a singing bird at Moson Road was rewarding. Warblers are still far
and few between, other then the numerous Com. Yellowthroats in the
cattails. Flitting among the mesquites edging the dikes at Moson Road we
had Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, and Wilson's Warbler.

Sparrows were also scarce today, but we did find a group of 5 lingering Am.
Pipits. As usual, Yellow-headed Blackbirds provided color, but their
numbers, too, are dropping as they move northward.

Cheers, Erika Wilson

--
Erika Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 4/16/17 1:59 pm
From: Alan Schmierer <aaschmierer...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Correction to Patagonia Lake MERGANSER post
Thanks for the input!! Yes, it is a HOODED MERGANSER, which would explain the smaller and yellowish bill and brown back. The very wet head had me thinking Red-breasted. Alan Schmierer
PO Box 626
Patagonia, AZ  85624
805-801-3701 (cell)
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Date: 4/16/17 12:54 pm
From: Alan Schmierer <aaschmierer...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Patagonia Lake RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Question
There was a merganser at Patagonia Lake east end, south cove this morning from 0730 until 0930 when I left. I identified it as RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, but am troubled by the nondescript face pattern and the yellowish and rather short bill, even if it is an imm female. Any comments would be welcome. Photos start at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sloalan/33694316710/in/dateposted/

 Alan Schmierer
PO Box 626
Patagonia, AZ  85624
805-801-3701 (cell)
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Date: 4/16/17 11:06 am
From: Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Black-throated Green Warbler at the HRP
Black-throated Green Warbler at the Hassayampa River Preserve. Jennifer
Johnston and I were hiking along Mesquite Meander trail at 10:20am right
before the intersection to the side trail before Lykes Lookout. He was up
in the cottonwoods with a Townsends Warbler and shortly followed with a few
Audubon's Warblers.


Cheers,

Chrissy Kondrat-Smith


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Date: 4/16/17 10:00 am
From: MARK <markochs9207...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ - Water Ranch Franklin's Gulls
Birders - Three beautifully appointed Franklin's Gulls in Pond 6 at 10:00.

Mark Ochs
Gold Canyon

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Date: 4/16/17 7:33 am
From: Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Nighthawk Confusion
Hi All,

I am sure most of you are rolling your eyes every time there is a new “nighthawk” post - I promise, this will be my last one!

Lesser Nighthawk is a very common summer resident throughout southeastern Arizona which arrives in numbers by mid-April (they are here NOW), and increase by early May. Early stragglers begin arriving in our region as early as mid-March. Common Nighthawk, on the other hand, is VERY local in southeastern Arizona and breeds in high elevation grasslands, with essentially zero migrant records from the lowlands. It is a VERY late arriver in the Southwest - with the breeding population not even beginning to straggle in by mid to late May, and the bulk of the birds arriving by mid-June.

So - the nighthawks EVERYONE are seeing NOW are Lessers - NOT Commons, and Lessers are both expected and common by mid-April. Any report of Common Nighthawk away from the breeding areas, AND especially before about June 1 should be documented with photos and/or sound recordings.

The status and distribution of birds in southeastern Arizona can be determined from a variety of available sources, such as The Breeding Bird Atlas for Arizona, Birds of Arizona (out of print), and regional bird finding guides such as Finding birds in Southeastern Arizona published by the Tucson Audubon.

I hope this clears up any confusion.

Good Birding,

Gary

Gary H. Rosenberg
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 4/15/17 7:21 pm
From: Rob Modica <azlrover...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Lesser Nighthawk
Solitary Lesser Nighthawk at dusk tonight in Tucson near Craycroft/Calle Barril. About three weeks earlier than usual.

Rob Modica & Jennie Conway
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Date: 4/15/17 6:06 pm
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Willcox AZ Lake Cochise- Golden Plover
Chuck Williamson and I got good looks at the American Golden Plover, 2 Franklin's Gulls, 2 Semi-palmated Plovers, 6 Ring-billed Gulls,
Loads of Western Sandpipers, Avocets, Long-billed Dowitchers, a few Least Sandpipers, about a dozen Wilson's Phalarope, 3 Long-billed Curlews.

The plover flew away from the main pond with two killdeer but did not seem to go too far.

It was nice to see a pair of Scaled Quail meandering on the golf course.

Lots of shovelers, Cinnamon Teal, Ruddy Ducks, a few Green-winged Teal, mallards and a Ring-necked Duck, a couple Eared Grebes.

We had 45 species total.

Sharon Goldwasser

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Date: 4/15/17 5:05 pm
From: Liz Harrison <lizandrickedwards...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: NE Tucson Lazuli Buntings
Over the past 10 days I've had Lazuli Buntings coming to my feeders.  Mostly 1 or 2 but yesterday and today I've had 5-7.  I live on the north side of Agua Caliente ParkLiz Harrison Tucson, AZ
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Date: 4/15/17 4:18 pm
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yuma County: SHOREBIRDS and BROAD-WINGED HAWK!
Good afternoon! What an awesome week in Yuma County! Beginning
Monday, April 10 the following list of Shorebirds was noted by Henry
Detwiler and me:

AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (1st County Record, found by Henry), Semipalmated
Plover (FOS), Whimbrel (FOS), Marbled Godwit (FOS), Long-billed Curlew,
Lesser Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher, Least and Western Sandpiper.

I have taken to searching for flooded fields to search for Shorebirds. I
have been VERY successful! Some highlights:

Friday, 4-14 behind Circle K on 7E:

87 WHIMBREL, 21 Long-billed Dowitcher, Long-billed Curlew, Lesser
Yellowlegs, and a large group of breeding White-faced Ibis.

Saturday, 4-15 Aztec Feedlot:

AMERICAN AVOCET (FOS), Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper,
Swainson's Hawk

Dateland Date Grove: continuing WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. The only other
bird was a single Bullock's Oriole. Until I was about to leave...
Suddenly, a BROAD-WINGED HAWK appeared aloft, and scraped by at a height of
maybe 25-30 feet. I obtained crippling photos, and was told by Henry this
will be a 1st County record, if accepted!!! Photos to AZFO after this
post is sent.

Somewhere between Tacna and Wellton (GPS available) : a large flooded
complex with a single FRANKLINS GULL, flock of 17 AMERICAN AVOCET, a single
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (FOS), also Marbled Godwit, Greater and Lesser
Yellowlegs, Ring-billed gull, huge numbers of White-faced Ibis, and a trio
of WHIMBREL! Not bad for being lost and simply driving until I found water?

McElhenny Feedlot: Solitary Sandpiper

Dome Valley Feedlot: Lesser Yellowlegs and Long-billed Dowitchers.

Large flooded complex, CR 4 and Ave 16 in Dome Valley: 21 AMERICAN AVOCET,
Marbled Godwit, Whimbrel, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs.

Here at home I have a Selasphorous 1st year imm. male Hummingbird, and
photographed Western Tanager this morning. I had a MYRTLE WARBLER at my
pond yesterday, so if the split goes through..?

That's one crazy Saturday!!


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Matt Victoria
Mesa del Sol
Yuma, AZ 85367

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Date: 4/15/17 3:49 pm
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photo of White Wagtail
Field Ornithologists,

An anonymous photographer contributed an additional photo of the White
Wagtail. Thanks! Thanks to all who use the online form below to submit
photos. It makes our job a lot easier and ensures your photos will be
posted more quickly.

The AZFO Photo Gallery is found at:

http://www.azfo.org

click on "Photo Documentation"

The AZFO Sound Library of sound recordings is found at:

http://www.azfo.org

click on "Sounds Library"

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

Use our online form to submit photos:

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

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

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We strive for accuracy. Please email any corrections to postings to
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Date: 4/15/17 11:39 am
From: Tom Arny <tarny...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Road Closure (?) South end of Blue Haven Rd - Patagonia, AZ
I noticed this morning (April 15, 2017) that the stream crossing at the south end of Blue Haven Road in Patagonia, AZ has signs saying it is closed. Signs on both sides of the creek say "No outlet"....well that's what they are supposed to say. They actually say "No Oulet". I don't know if this is a county ordered closure or nor.
The creek has been tougher to cross here than in the past because the water is considerably deeper than it used to be. Birders leaving the Paton's and heading for Patagonia Lake or Nogales now need to return to Patagonia and go south on Highway 82 rather than continuing down Blue Haven Rd.
Tom Arny
Box 545
Patagonia, AZ 85624

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Date: 4/15/17 9:23 am
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Tufted Flycatcher, White Wagtail, and American Golden-Plover
Field Ornithologists,

Tony Battiste, Chris McCreedy, James Ripley, and Ken Murphy
contributed photos of Tufted Flycatcher. Doug Backlund, Chris
McCreedy, Christie Van Cleve, and John Yerger contributed photos of
White Wagtail. Henry Detwiler contributed photos of American
Golden-Plover Thanks Tony, Chris, James, Ken, Doug, Christie, John,
and Henry!

**PLEASE NOTE: When submitting photos of a review or sketch details
species, be sure to select that species from the drop-down menu rather
than selecting “Other” to ensure that the photo is submitted properly.
The “Other” option should be used for submissions of hybrids, unusual
plumages, exotics, and regional/out of season rarities.

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

The AZFO Photo Gallery is found at:

http://www.azfo.org

click on "Photo Documentation"

The AZFO Sound Library of sound recordings is found at:

http://www.azfo.org

click on "Sounds Library"

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

Use our online form to submit photos:

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

AZFO also welcomes contributions to its Sounds Library of bird
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information here:

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Date: 4/15/17 8:12 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Glendale Recharge Ponds 4-15-2017
8 FRANKLIN'S GULLS just landed in basin #6

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix, Az

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Date: 4/15/17 6:53 am
From: Olga Harbour <oharbour...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Western AZ - Yuma Whimbrels
Good morning birders,

Bob and I headed for Yuma on Thursday, April 13, arriving mid-day. We
stopped at Yuma East Wetlands, our first visit there. Even though it was
mid-day and pretty warm, we found 7 warblers, most of them in the trees
near where the trailhead. The seven warblers:
*Orange-crowned*,*Wilson's*, *Yellow-rumped*, *Nashville*, *Common
Yellowthroat*, *Black-throated Grey*, and *Lucy's*. The De Anza Trail
goes through this area, so we added a new section to our trail life list.

Thanks to Henry Detwiler's post Thursday evening about *Whimbrel*, we
went to the location early Friday morning and they were still there, at
least the 85 that he reported. They were in the flooded fields along
Avenue 7E. We actually viewed them from 16th Street to avoid looking
into the sun.

We continued to bird along Mittry Lake, seeing *Western Grebe*, one with
"babies on board," plus *Eared* and *Pied-billed*. A pair of *Scaup*
were in the canal, but they took off before we could ID them further.
There was a single *Ring-necked Duck* at Betty's Kitchen. *Ash-throated
Flycatchers* and a *Warbling Vireo* were also seen along the road.

Those are just the highlights of our visit. We ended with 59 species,
heading for home once the wind started coming up.

Good birding!

Olga Harbour

Tucson, AZ



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Date: 4/15/17 6:38 am
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Carr Canyon and Ash Canyon B&B
Will just add a couple of clarifications to the previous, excellent reports from Stuart H and Cliff C re: the TUFTED FLYCATCHER up in the Reef Townsite CG. Was up there yesterday morning with two very old friends, Mark and Bob (first time birder!) and we had an excellent day, despite the windy conditions. Turns out you can drive right to the group campground and shelter but just not turning in at the first turn-off. As SH suggested, the shelter might make an excellent starting point. When the first bird appeared that morning, it materialized out of some low shrubs and grasses just out from the shelter before eventually making its way up higher into the trees for a number of spectacular views in the sun spots, perhaps showing off to any potential rivals? The trails at first confused us. There are reference to two trails taking off from that area and there are two very close to each other that head in the same general direction, one lower and one higher, but neither of these are the trails you want to take to look for these birds. In fact, there is an even less obvious trail taking off just left of them and curling down hill and to the left, before climbing back up a bit and out of the shallow gulch. The birds were later found more often in these uphill woodlands, still very close to the campground area.

Besides the TuFl, we had a lot of nice birds, including a repeatedly observed ZONE-TAILED HAWK and one if not two HERMIT WARBLERS mixed in and feeding with the looser group of YELLOW-RUMPED and BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS. Eventually despite the wind, a couple of BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHERS also began perching up.

Afterwards, we dropped down and headed over to the feeders at the Ash Canyon B&B where we enjoyed a number of species, almost as many as at Carr Canyon, and the hospitality and expertise of Mary Jo B. Number of late species still here, such as LINCOLN’S SPARROW and PINE SISKINS but also newer arrivals such as the brilliant LAZULI BUNTINGS and SCOTT’S ORIOLES. Not as many hummingbirds as I might have expected and Mary Jo clarified that at this time of year, there are fewer than in the late summer, now they are off breeding/nesting and making fewer visits to the feeders during the middle of the day. Better to show up at the early or later hours to have a hope to catch the Lucifer’s. At least one confusing hummingbird that folks weighed in on to try to sort out, not to mention some striking MAGNIFICENT HUMMINGBIRDS.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

"Many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering I am lost
As I travel along”
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Date: 4/15/17 2:06 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 April 2017
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on April 14, 2017; the next update will be made on April
21. 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/what-we-do/publications/fbi.html. 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:
#Tricolored Heron
#Broad-winged Hawk
*AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR
#Lucifer Hummingbird
#Green Kingfisher
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Gray Catbird
#Brown Thrasher
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
*FLAME-COLORED TANAGER
#Golden-crowned Sparrow
*STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
An *AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER continued at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course on 4/14 (m.ob.).

NOGALES area
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJARS continued on 4/11 (Laurens Halsey) at the south
end of California Gulch at the confluence with Warsaw Canyon. A #LUCIFER
HUMMINGBIRD as reported on 4/13 (Daniel Froehlich). Annotated map:
http://goo.gl/wSr0mi

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a *TUFTED FLYCATCHER continued on 4/10 (m.ob.)
about 2 miles up the Hamburg Trail from the Ramsey Canyon Preserve Visitor
Center, about 1/3 mile past the junction with the Brown Canyon Trail. This
is an occasionally steep 4 mile round trip hike at 6,000 ft elevation to
reach this location; take plenty of water (several quarts) and be prepared
for very hot dry days or sudden monsoon storm activity. The map here shows
the location: https://goo.gl/aMh1ke A *FLAME-COLORED TANAGER was recorded
singing on the Hamburg Trail between the overlook and the first stream
crossing on 4/8 (Teresa Lawton) and continued on 4/10 (m.ob.).
In Carr Canyon, *TUFTED FLYCATCHERS continued at Reef Townsite CG on 4/6
(m.ob.). One and sometimes two have been seen near the restroom and up the
old road across from site #9. The other has been seen from the group
campsite, just downhill from the shelter.
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
on 4/13 (Tom Lindner) in the upper canyon about 0.7 miles up the trail from
the end of Hunter Canyon Road just as the trail enters the grove of trees.
A #GREEN KINGFISHER was reported at the Charleston bridge on 4/13 (Andrew
Lauer).
#LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS continued at Ash Canyon B&B this week (m.ob.), though
they have become sporadic – dusk is the best time to see them.
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD continued on 4/9 (Robert Behrstock) in a yard in
lower Ash Canyon.

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE continued to be seen daily (though sporadically –
morning seems best) at the Foothills Road (aka Rodrigues yard) feeders as
of 4/14 (John Yerger).
A #GRAY CATBIRD continued in Portal on 4/14 (m.ob.) at Cave Creek Ranch.
A #BROWN THRASHER continued along Prickly Pear Ln north of the Portal Store
on 4/13 (Rick Plage), when it was joined by a second bird.
A # LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD was reported from a yard in Portal 4/14 (Lori
Conrad).
Two #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD were reported at a private residence in Portal on
4/12 (David Johnson).

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Florida Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/AAzD6), *RUFOUS-CAPPED
WARBLERS continued on 4/14 (m.ob.) in the West Fork past the dam.
Directions: About 400 yards from parking lot is a metal gate, and just past
the gate the canyon forks. The main trail follows the East Fork, but most
sightings have been in the West Fork to the right. About 125 yards up the
rough trail in the West Fork is a large water tank and a low dam. The oak
grove is about 1/3 mile past the dam. Note: The trail for the West Fork can
be difficult to find, and is steep and rough in places. If you see the sign
with distances to Florida Saddle, Madera Canyon, etc you've missed the
turn. It is not necessary, recommended or permissible to enter the research
station to see these birds. #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.

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), #BLACK-CAPPED
GNATCATCHERS continued along the Birding Trail at the east end of the lake
this week (m.ob.). A #TRICOLORED HERON was reported on 4/9 (Guy David).
A #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER continued along Blue Haven Rd on 4/10 (Ron
Miller) between Salero Rd and the Patagonia- Sonoita Creek Preserve.

TUCSON area
A #BROAD-WINGED HAWK was photographed in the Tanque Verde Wash just west of
Wentworth Rd on 4/9 (Paul Suchanek, Brian Nicholas) and continued on 4/13
(Molly Pollock).
A #GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was photographed in a yard in northeast Tucson on
4/9 (Cathy Skow) and continued through 4/14. Cathy has graciously agreed to
have birders visit her yard - she asks that you please call ahead of time
to set up a time to see it. Her number is (520) 749-3749.

LAS CIENEGAS NCA
A #BROWN THRASHER was photographed at the spring in Empire Gulch in Las
Cienegas NCA on 4/9 (Keith Kamper). Keith says, "From the Empire Ranch
Headquarters parking area, take the trail towards the cottonwood gallery,
pass the leopard frog starter pools and follow the trail as it bends left.
Just before the sign on the right hand side of the trail emblazoned with
"Huge Cottonwood Trees," and an adjacent brick bench, there is a trail
leading down into the dry drainage. Take the trail turn left, duck under a
tree growing over the trail and you are now in the area where the thrasher
was."



ANNOUNCEMENTS
The revised 8th edition of Tucson Audubon's Finding Birds in Southeast
Arizona is available here: http://www.tucsonaudubon
.org/what-we-do/publications/fbi.html and updates to the 8th edition can be
found here: http://www.tucsonaudubon.org/what-we-do/publications/
431-fbiaddendum8th.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROGER ROAD WRF: Closed.

CORONA DE TUCSON WRF: Closed.

NOGALES STP: Closed.

Good birding!

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

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Date: 4/14/17 9:03 pm
From: Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Roosevelt Lake and Pinal Mountain Areas (13-14 April 2017)
Hi Everyone,

During the course of the past two days, April 13th and 14th, 2017, I birded
Gila County more. On the 13th, I birded Tonto Creek's riparian habitat and
much of Roosevelt Lake, and then today, April 14th, I birded much of the
Pinal Mountains with Gordon Karre and Dave Pearson. I will summarize the
highlights I had of the two birding days.

Just after midnight on the 13th, I arrived at Roosevelt Lake, where I
camped out at Cholla Campground. This was after an owling excursion in
Maricopa County. I set up camp and went to sleep for about five hours
before hardcore birding. I did hear a LESSER NIGHTHAWK and GREAT HORNED
OWL while setting up camp.

Once I woke up, I headed north of the Roosevelt Lake Recreation Area to
bird the riparian corridor of Tonto Creek. This place has awesome
potential, and I birded the section of Tonto Creek north and south of Bar X
Road. I had 35 species at this location in just over two hours of
birding. The best highlight came when I was standing still and was covered
by tall grass and fallen debris. I heard a COMMON BLACK-HAWK coming, and
it proceeded to land right by me, as it was unaware that I was standing
there at first. It was followed by it's mate who also landed nearby. I got
to enjoy this pair for a minute or so before they noticed me. Other
highlights included a flyover flock of 17 WHITE-FACED IBIS, SOLITARY
SANDPIPER, BELTED KINGFISHER, PEREGRINE FALCON, HAMMOND'S and VERMILION
FLYCATCHERS, abundant LUCY'S and YELLOW WARBLERS, and 5 SUMMER TANAGERS.
I'm waiting for an eastern songbird or two of some sort to show up here.

The remainder of my day came from visiting nine different sites along
Roosevelt Lake during a seven hour course. Highlights among 73 species at
the Lake's many sites included 96 EARED GREBES, 55 identified WESTERN
GREBES, 54 identified CLARK'S GREBES, 4092 WESTERN/CLARK'S GREBES (they
take way too long for pure scrutiny), 7 NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS, 275
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, a 20 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS (huge decrease in
numbers from other recent visits), 3 GREAT, 27 SNOWY, and 3 CATTLE EGRETS;
5 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, only 1 BALD EAGLE, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, 2
WILLETS, 2 FRANKLIN'S GULLS, 86 RING-BILLED GULLS, 4 GREATER ROADRUNNERS
and a variety of different songbirds. As I said last time, I highly
recommend this area from Tonto Creek to Roosevelt Lake along Highway 188.
There's a lot more of Tonto Creek I hope to bird in the near future.

Today, April 14th, Gordon Karre, David Pearson, and I left the Phoenix area
early and explored much of the Pinal Mountains for 9 hours. We had a great
day birding the Pinals, and it was fun to see how Dave birds this area, he
does a great job at it. During the course of the day, we were productive
and found 92 species. Gordon, Dave, and I birded the entire Russel Gulch
area of roughly 8 miles (including the Russel Gulch Landfill), the area of
Sulfide Del Ray Campground, Madera Peak Road, and a good coverage of Forest
Road 651 after it exceeds 7000' in elevation. Many species are arriving in
this area in force. Prior to this visit, Gordon and I had yet to see the
section of Madera Peak Road. We both really enjoyed it a lot and recommend
it to folks birding the Pinals. Our birding included many many stops and
pull offs to survey each location and area covered. These stops would
include minute or two long stops to simply see what was around!

Highlights from the day in the Pinals included: a single MALLARD at a
small pond at the Russel Gulch Landfill, COOPER'S HAWK, 4 RED-TAILED HAWKS,
18 BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS, 10 ACORN WOODPECKERS, 9 HAIRY WOODPECKERS, 5
GREATER PEWEES throughout many stops in higher elevations, HAMMOND'S and
DUSKY FLYCATCHERS, 4 DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERS near Sulfide Del Rey, a pair
of CASSIN'S KINGBIRDS, 12 WESTERN KINGBIRDS, 10 BELL'S, 4 GRAY, 5 HUTTON'S,
1 CASSIN'S, 1 PLUMBEOUS, and 3 WARBLING VIREOS; 2 STELLER'S JAYS (Dave told
us how much they have decreased in the Pinals, and they are getting harder
and harder to find), 6 VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS, 14 MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE,
BRIDLED and JUNIPER TITMICE, all three NUTHATCHES, 8 BROWN CREEPERS, 8
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS still hanging around, CRISSAL THRASHER, 11 OLIVE
WARBLERS, 16 VIRGINIA'S WARBLERS, an astonishing amount of 55 GRACE'S
WARBLERS, 39 BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS, 4 RED-FACED WARBLER, 30 PAINTED
REDSTARTS, 15 YELLOW-EYED JUNCOS, HOODED and SCOTT'S ORIOLES, and 6 RED
CROSSBILLS. Thanks Dave and Gordon for an awesome day of birding.

Good Birding,

Tommy DeBardeleben (Glendale, Arizona)

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Date: 4/14/17 8:08 pm
From: Jay Miller <arizonajay23...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: The Miller House of Mesa - Migrants, slowish, 4-14.
Waiting for migration to pick up. Had a male Wilson's Warbler on the 12th, maybe the sign here.

This evening I had a young White-winged Dove with a parent bird in my backyard. As I pushed them for photos the parent bird flushed and the young bird flew strongly behind. Those eggs must have been laid the first week of March, which seems fairly early here in Maricopa County. I had at least two birds that roosted here all winter which is normal, but this seems like the earliest I've ever seen young ones.

Other migrants;

3-20. FOY #68 Swainson's Hawk
3-25. FOY #69 Brewer's Sparrow
3-27. FOY #70 Bullock's Oriole
4-12. FOY #71 Wilson's Warbler
4-14. FOY #72 Great Blue Heron, really?, usually seen almost every month of the year!

Did I say it's been slow?

Good Birding!!

Jay Miller
Mesa, Az
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Date: 4/14/17 8:02 pm
From: Pudge Johnson <lmjrjohnson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Common Nighthawk Report
On Tues. evening, April 12, two nighthawks were observed at dusk at the
Tucson Trap and Skeet Club at Ajo Highway and San Joaquin Rd. They were
feeding on insects above the lights.


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Date: 4/14/17 7:23 pm
From: Donna J Memon <donna...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson, Lisa Frank burrowing owl - burrow destroyed
I was corresponding with an official from AZGF, and sadly, the owl was being relocated.

Donna Memon

> On Apr 14, 2017, at 2:05 PM, <dan...> <dan...> wrote:
>
> The burrow on next to the utility box on the east side of the Lisa Frank
> building in Tucson that has been home to burrowing owls for past several years
> has been filled in. There was one adult male burrowing owl living in the
> burrow as of two days ago. I don't know who filled in the burrow, maybe the
> utility company that owns the box. I don't know the fate of the owl.
>
> Dan Moore, Tucson
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Date: 4/14/17 6:07 pm
From: Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Bendire's Thrasher Survey in Avra Valley 4/19 and Lucy's Warbler Searching 4/21 and Tucson Bird Count
Hello Birders of SE Arizona,
The Arizona Important Bird Areas Program is heading out for two spring bird
group surveys very soon and we could use some help.

*Bendire’s Thrasher Area Search in Avra Valley Wednesday April 19* – We
need about 10 people to help look for Bendire’s Thrashers on a very
promising piece of land in Avra Valley that we have special permission to
search. When we scouted this area we did find multiple pairs and it would
be very exciting to verify a breeding population so close to Tucson!

*Group Search for Lucy’s Warblers on 7B near Mammoth – Friday April 21* -
we will be searching for nests and documenting foraging habits in the
mesquite trees. This will be lots of fun and very informal, very suitable
for all levels of birders.

To sign up for either or both of these please visit www.aziba.org and there
are links to sign up right at the top of the home page.

*The Tucson Bird Count* is also about to start and there are some great
routes available. If you can identify the common birds of Tucson by sight
and sound then you are qualified to help with the Tucson Bird Count. Each
route has around 10 stops and you visit each stop and record all the birds
you see and hear for 5 minutes. The survey can happen any morning you would
like between April 15 and May 15. A map of available routes is posted on a
map at www.tucsonbirds.org. If you would like to adopt a route please reply
to me off the list-serve. I will do my best to keep the map current but the
routes are first asked - first served.

Thanks so much!

Jennie
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Date: 4/14/17 5:15 pm
From: <azbutterflies...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White-Throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow continued all day at suet feeder, Lower Carr Canyon.

Priscilla Brodkin
Carr Canyon Road
Butterflies of AZ:A Photographic Guide
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Date: 4/14/17 5:06 pm
From: <dan...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson, Lisa Frank burrowing owl - burrow destroyed
The burrow on next to the utility box on the east side of the Lisa Frank
building in Tucson that has been home to burrowing owls for past several years
has been filled in. There was one adult male burrowing owl living in the
burrow as of two days ago. I don't know who filled in the burrow, maybe the
utility company that owns the box. I don't know the fate of the owl.

Dan Moore, Tucson

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Date: 4/14/17 3:34 pm
From: Richard Ditch <richditch...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Gambel's Quail chicks today
Our first family with chicks came out into view around 3:00 pm today. They are always hard to count but it appears to be 12-13 chicks.

Rich Dutch
Phoenix AZ

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Date: 4/14/17 2:01 pm
From: Clifford Cathers <cacathers...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ:04/14/17:Carr Canyon Stuff
With an actual off Friday from work, I was actually not working, and I
convinced John Harned of Tucson to run up to Carr Canyon in the Huachuca
Mountains for the continuing goodies. The road is actually in good shape,
though the last 200 yards along the top near the steepest part of the drive
before it drops down into the campground areas is starting to get a little
rutted and rocky, like old times.

We arrived at 8:30 AM and found a TUFTED FLYCATCHER quickly after following
Stuart Healy's directions. There were lots of other birders milling about,
some of whom had obviously seen the bird, but information was hard to
eschew this morning. I wasn't prepared for the number of birders (25-30
maybe) but after all it is Good Friday and a holiday weekend.

Detailed directions for those that may follow (because I know I'm now
horrible at following them):

Reef Campground, enter the loop and walk it counterclockwise. You'll drop
down the hill, past Campsite 9 and the restrooms and the loop turns left
and heads west. If you look in the distance you'll see a sheltered picnic
area (group area?) and immediately to the right of it is the less obvious
trail. Take that downhill for about 150 yards. It bottoms out in a small
gulch and then heads uphill to the right. In a short distance the trail
splits. If you take the left fork for about 50 feet, this is the area
where the bird was hanging out and being vocal this morning. Listen for
short vocalizations you're not familiar with. It was in full sunlight,
sallying from the trees, and flying short distances. Near the end of our
10 minute observation, it flew behind us and all the way up the hill to the
vegetation just below the sheltered picnic area.

VIRGINIA'S WARBLERs were singing from the low brush in this same area and
lots of other birds were in the campground including GREATER PEWEE, OLIVE
WARBLER, CASSIN'S VIREO, HEPATIC TANAGER, GRACE'S WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED
GRAY WARBLER, PAINTED REDSTART, HUTTON'S VIREO and more BUFF-BREASTED
FLYCATCHERs than I've ever seen in a single spot. We saw 4 individuals
involved in a fight at one point.

Good luck and thanks to all who posted information on this fantastic little
richly colored bird.

Clifford A. Cathers
Vail, AZ
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Date: 4/14/17 1:45 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM: Couch's Kingbird, Sierra County
Dave Cleary reported a COUCH'S KINGBIRD at Percha Dam Recreation Area this
morning (4/14) around 10:30 AM. It was originally seen near the playground
then moved towards the restrooms.

Good Birding,
Matt Baumann
Albuquerque, NM

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Date: 4/14/17 12:03 pm
From: Matt VanWallene <zoutedrop...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Notes on the Carr Canyon Tufted Flycatcher
I saw a TUFL on the back side of the group campsite
shelter (end of the road) as described in a previous
post.

Matt VanWallene




On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 10:15 AM, will russell <wcr100...> wrote:
> I went to the Reef Campground yesterday following the directions in Stuart
> Healy’s April 10 AZNM post. I arrived at 7:30 a.m. and after a slow circuit
> of the campsite 9 and group campground came upon a single Tufted near the
> latter site. It was first detected giving a soft “du-wezz…du-wezz,” a call
> I remembered from West Mexico. After 30 seconds or so, the bird disappeared
> and it was more than a half hour before I rediscovered it more or less in
> the same place. This appears to be a disconcerting pattern.
>
> During my initial wanderings, I heard an intermitted call that was
> unfamiliar, a single soft but penetrating, whistled and down-slurred “seer.”
> I went looking for the caller wondering if it might be the Tufted, the only
> bird known to be around with which I wasn’t familiar. It seemed an unlikely
> sound to emanate from a small flycatcher…but after several instances where
> call and bird were in the same small space, I concluded with confidence that
> this was part of the Tufted’s repertoire. I mention this because this “seer”
> call, once learned, became the very best way to locate the flycatcher. While
> on the subject of Tufted calls, it also gave infrequently a soft, empid-like
> and slightly liquid “ perp,” very unlike the hard “whit” notes of the
> numerous Buff-breasted Flycatchers.
>
> There was as well one Tufted behavior that seems worth noting. Twice the
> bird engaged in remarkably lengthy (4-5 seconds) and “disorganized” aerial
> pursuits, in open space and 30-40 feet overhead. Nothing else seemed to be
> feeding in this way.
>
> I can only confirm one bird but at least once it chased another bird of
> similar color, size and shape.
>
>
>
> Will Russell
> <wcr100...>
>
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Date: 4/14/17 11:57 am
From: Lori <lconrad6853...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Lucifer in Portal
Hi all,



Just had a female Lucifer Hummingbird in our yard here in Portal.



Lori & Mark Conrad


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Date: 4/14/17 11:45 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] American Golden Plover at Wilcox
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Larry Norris called to report that the American Golden-Plover continues
this morning (10:30am on 4/14) at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course in Willcox. A Franklin's Gull was there as well.

thanks Larry!
Andrew Core
SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
http://tucsonaudubon.org/rba.html

On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 1:45 PM, Jenny Vogt <jmvogt2003...> wrote:

> The American Golden Plover was found today at Wilcox Twin Lakes. Also
> seen were Lesser Yellowlegs, Western Sandpiper and Franklins Gull. Seen by
> myself, Leo Miller and Marty Herde. Photos to come.
>
> Jenny Vogt
>
>
> Green Valley, AZ
> Jenny Vogt
> Nature Artist
> JennyVogt.com <http://www.jennyvogt.com/Home.html>
>

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Date: 4/14/17 11:11 am
From: David Chapman <chpmndavid...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Common Nighthawk report
We’ve had them in our yard for the last 3 evenings right around 7:00 here in North East Mesa.

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From: Gary Rosenberg<mailto:<ghrosenberg...>
Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎April‎ ‎14‎, ‎2017 ‎7‎:‎47‎ ‎AM
To: <AZNMBirds...><mailto:<aznmbirds...>

Hi all,

I thought I would comment about the Common Nighthawk report from a couple of days ago. This would represent the earliest report from southeastern Arizona - by about a MONTH! It is very important to document such sightings - we are living in changing times with climate change, and we are almost certain to experience many changes in bird distribution in the years to come, and it would be a good idea for all observers to learn and pay attention to normal arrival dates of the summer residents in our region, and to make an effort documenting extreme deviations - as the nighthawk would represent. These “general” dates can be found in the bar graphs that Dave Stejskal and I compiled for the latest edition of the Tucson Audubon Finding Birds in Southeastern Arizona. We all enjoy, and see the importance of documenting rarities in the region, but documenting early and late arrival dates is just as important.

Good Birding!

Gary



Gary H. Rosenberg

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Date: 4/14/17 10:28 am
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NE Tucson Golden-Crowned Sparrow,update, Gray Hawk



The Golden-crowned Sparrow at he home of Cathy Wilcox Skow in NE Tucson was very cooperative this morning. After leaving her home I continued toward Agua Caliente Park and observed a Gray Hawk being harassed by a Cooper's Hawk just south of the park.

Also, Northern Beardless Tyrannulet along Soldier Trail just north of Agua Caliente Wash and a Swainson's Hawk at Snyder and Spanish Trail

Sharon Goldwasser
Tucson, AZ


posted a picture of a Golden-crowned Sparrow that's been coming to her NE Tucson yard to the Birding--Arizona and the SW Facebook group. I reached out to her and she has graciously agreed to have birders visit her yard that want to see the bird. She asks that you please call ahead of time to set up a time to see it. Her number is (520) 749-3749 and the location is north of Agua Caliente Park. The bird has been coming to her yard and feeders with White-crowned Sparrows for a couple of weeks.
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Date: 4/14/17 10:16 am
From: will russell <wcr100...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Notes on the Carr Canyon Tufted Flycatcher
I went to the Reef Campground yesterday following the directions in Stuart Healy’s April 10 AZNM post. I arrived at 7:30 a.m. and after a slow circuit of the campsite 9 and group campground came upon a single Tufted near the latter site. It was first detected giving a soft “du-wezz…du-wezz,” a call I remembered from West Mexico. After 30 seconds or so, the bird disappeared and it was more than a half hour before I rediscovered it more or less in the same place. This appears to be a disconcerting pattern.

During my initial wanderings, I heard an intermitted call that was unfamiliar, a single soft but penetrating, whistled and down-slurred “seer.” I went looking for the caller wondering if it might be the Tufted, the only bird known to be around with which I wasn’t familiar. It seemed an unlikely sound to emanate from a small flycatcher…but after several instances where call and bird were in the same small space, I concluded with confidence that this was part of the Tufted’s repertoire. I mention this because this “seer” call, once learned, became the very best way to locate the flycatcher. While on the subject of Tufted calls, it also gave infrequently a soft, empid-like and slightly liquid “ perp,” very unlike the hard “whit” notes of the numerous Buff-breasted Flycatchers.

There was as well one Tufted behavior that seems worth noting. Twice the bird engaged in remarkably lengthy (4-5 seconds) and “disorganized” aerial pursuits, in open space and 30-40 feet overhead. Nothing else seemed to be feeding in this way.

I can only confirm one bird but at least once it chased another bird of similar color, size and shape.


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Date: 4/14/17 7:47 am
From: Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Common Nighthawk report
Hi all,

I thought I would comment about the Common Nighthawk report from a couple of days ago. This would represent the earliest report from southeastern Arizona - by about a MONTH! It is very important to document such sightings - we are living in changing times with climate change, and we are almost certain to experience many changes in bird distribution in the years to come, and it would be a good idea for all observers to learn and pay attention to normal arrival dates of the summer residents in our region, and to make an effort documenting extreme deviations - as the nighthawk would represent. These “general” dates can be found in the bar graphs that Dave Stejskal and I compiled for the latest edition of the Tucson Audubon Finding Birds in Southeastern Arizona. We all enjoy, and see the importance of documenting rarities in the region, but documenting early and late arrival dates is just as important.

Good Birding!

Gary


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Date: 4/13/17 11:39 pm
From: Roederer Scott <osprey...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Lesser nighthawks
We had two lesser nighthawks about 6 p.m. today. Seven miles northwest of Marana exit on I-10.

Scott Roederer
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Date: 4/13/17 5:52 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 10-12, Bonaparte's Gull, more shorebirds
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Date: 4/13/17 5:22 pm
From: <azbutterflies...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow at suet feeder in Lower Carr Canyon from 1 PM to 4 PM – 4/13/17. Also, Scotts, Bullocks &Hooded Orioles.


Priscilla Brodkin
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Date: 4/13/17 3:12 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Rock Corral Canyon
An old friend of mine was in town, actually Mark was the one who got me started on birding ~40 yrs ago, and he wanted to go out, hopefully to see a Five-striped Sparrow. Okay….., not the easiest time to find them and my record during non-monsoon is still intact, “0” for whatever. Thought we would try Rock Corral Canyon, closer than California Gulch and spectacular scenery and a lot of good birds even if we couldn’t find the FsSp. I came armed with the GPS coordinates from the three places they have been found this year, for the first time, ~1 mile in and within a few hundred yards of each other.

Our luck went spectacularly north right from the get-go as we were just working our way in and I noticed a car up ahead? Little uneasy, but then I saw the TAS sticker and recognized it as belong to Richard Fray, who has reported the FsSp here the last three times. We stopped to chat with Richard and his client, Chris in from Chicago, and Richard more than graciously invited us along to help look for the bird. We split up for a while, driving ahead to the obvious camping spot where we began birding on foot. Extra birdy right there, particularly with vocal NORTHERN BEARDLESS-TYRANNULET, CRISSAL THRASHER, RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS, and BELL’S VIREO’s. Coming down from Salt Lake, Mark was shocked at the number of BeVi’s we found along the way in, the “junk bird” of the day as he put it and hard to believe they are threatened. We were flummoxed at one point, as we saw an odd looking perched bird with wing bars and plain expression, including a pale yellow wash on the belly, I really didn’t know what we were dealing with? As it flew, the obvious white wing patches confirmed it as a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, that we then checked and saw that immatures have that peculiar belly color. Walking up the old road, we got a lot of area birds and some really nice views for Mark, non-vocal GRAY HAWKS, LUCY’S WARBLERS, and even a couple of YELLOW WARBLERS. Stopped to try to find Black-capped Gnatcatchers at a couple of crossing where I had always been able to find them before, nothing? Somewhat surprised at this?

Met up again with Richard and Chris and continued to add species, including a GOLDEN EAGLE that Richard spied soaring high in the sky. Eventually got to the first of three points for previous FsSp sightings, nothing there. Tried the second spot, same result. Finally got to the third and farthest spot, a little ways of bush-whacking off-road and where they had been seen the last two times. Wow, Richard was able to find the FIVE-STRIPED SPARROW for us and we got some great looks at both the striking face pattern and back. Mark and Chris were thrilled at finally being able to get a look at this elusive species and we all appreciated Richard’s insights on finding this bird, its habits, songs and calls. Similarly we again tried for Black-capped Gnatcatcher nearby with Richard and again got skunked and he related that this species often goes “quiet” at this point in its nesting period is difficult to detect, much different from the rest of the year. While here, we also heard nearby SUMMER TANAGER, DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER, and a female MONTEZUMA QUAIL, a testimony to this interesting location. After that, we headed back and picked up a few more species along the way, including a DUSKY FLYCATCHER in the campground to go along with a couple of PACIFIC SLOPE FLYCATCHERS and a PLUMBEOUS VIREO.

So, all-in-all, a great morning with 40 species and some great finds. Thanks again to Richard Fray for being so gracious and informative in helping us along the trail.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering I am lost
As I travel along”
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Date: 4/13/17 10:08 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Tucson: Broad-winged Hawk
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Molly Pollock called to report the BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen this morning
(6:30am on 4/13) about 1/4 mile west of Wentworth on the south side of the
Tanque Verde Wash.

thanks Molly!


Andrew Core
SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
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*From:* Paul Suchanek <suchanek_paul...>
> *Date:* April 9, 2017 at 7:31:23 AM MST
> *Subject:* *SEAZ-Tucson: Broad-winged Hawk*
>
> Broad-winged Hawk west of Wentworth along Tanque Verde Wash perched low on
> first cottonwood in middle of wash at 7:30 AM on Sun AM. Now gone but FYI.
>
> Paul Suchanek
> Tucson
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 4/13/17 9:47 am
From: Jeff Ritz <vaiboy777...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Glendale Recharge Ponds 4-13-2017
There are two FRANKLIN'S GULLS sitting on the berm between basins 5&6. The
water levels are higher and there's no sign of the Snowy Plover.

Jeff Ritz
Phoenix, AZ

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Date: 4/13/17 12:21 am
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Madera Canyon
Spent a few hours in Madera this evening. Heard a few COMMON POORWILLS in the distance , an ELF OWL calling from a telephone pole and two WHISKERED SCREECH OWLS.
It's still a bit early yet. Did not hear any WHIPS calling. Also did not see any lesser nighthawks working the lights in Green Valley yet but expect them soon.

So far yard birds include :
hooded oriole, gamble's quail, verdin, curve-billed thrasher, Cardinal, pyrrhuloxia, Lucy's warbler , black-throated sparrow , rufous-winged sparrow, white-winged dove and white-crowned sparrows. Costa's, Rufous, Broad-billed , Black-chin, house finch trash bird , Modo, green-tailed towhee, cooper , sharp-shinned, turkey vulture , red-tailed , and common Raven.
I expect to see black-headed grosbeak , canyon towhee and allen's hummingbird soon.



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Date: 4/12/17 7:52 pm
From: Keith Graves <ibkg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Common Nighthawk
One seen flying our over house, and the major wash crossing Avenida Armoniosa, in the Los Colonia’s Subdivision, Sahuarita, AZ. The Subdivision is off of La Canada Blvd, Off I-19 at Sahuarita Road west, and first Road East is La Canada. About 2 .5 miles south on the west side. is access on Chapala.
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Date: 4/12/17 7:36 pm
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ:Ash Cyn LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS
This evening between 6:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m., two individual male LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS came to the damaged Oak near the privacy wall and than came into feeders 9 and 8 for long drinks. This is the pattern they establish during nesting: females are not often seen, and the males come to tank up at the upper feeders after most of the other hummers have finished for the night. I think it will be relatively reliable to see the males at dusk. Patience, quiet, and a warm jacket may be required. ;-)

A Great Blue Heron also flew over after fishing at a neighbor’s pond.

Mary Jo
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Date: 4/12/17 5:22 pm
From: david johnson <desertsage88056...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Lucifer Hummingbird Portal
I was expecting to see a female Lucifer's Hummingbird, after a male last
evening positioned itself between the 2 front feeders. The bird perched on
an agave sky watching and appeared to be singing. So at 5pm today a female
Lucifer was sighted as was the male that has continued daily since 19
March.

The yard is wild with color, and agaves have sent their flower stalks up.

David Johnson
3 miles NW of Willow Tank
Portal, Arizona

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Date: 4/12/17 5:04 pm
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Palo Verde/Arlington Valley - Roseate Spoonbill
haha sorry everyone-- if we all congratulated Troy on the listserv it would
be, well, a problem!

Chris

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 5:58 PM Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
wrote:

> Too cool, Troy. Congrats. That moment I ran into you with that ROSP out
> there several years ago was one of my fave moments in AZ. Keep up the good
> work.
>
> Chris
>
> Also this reminds me- what do you think of the internittent 'keer' note I
> recorded as bird sp. in the checklist I will send in a second?
>
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 3:25 PM Troy Corman <aplomado...> wrote:
>
> While conducting marshbird surveys this morning (12 April) in the
> Arlington Valley, I was surprised by a low, flyover ROSEATE SPOONBILL. It
> was pinker than most of the juveniles we see in AZ and suspect it is at
> least beginning its second year. I was conducting surveys closer to the
> small town of Palo Verde on private property (restricted access), but
> knowing this species, if it remains in the areas, it will likely
> wander widely. It could be encountered foraging in one of the many
> irrigation drains or agricultural runoff ponds in the area. Since I had a
> clipboard and other survey gear, I decided to leave the camera back in the
> truck...dulp!
>
> Hope to see you in the field...
>
> Troy Corman
> Phoenix, AZ
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Date: 4/12/17 4:58 pm
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Palo Verde/Arlington Valley - Roseate Spoonbill
Too cool, Troy. Congrats. That moment I ran into you with that ROSP out
there several years ago was one of my fave moments in AZ. Keep up the good
work.

Chris

Also this reminds me- what do you think of the internittent 'keer' note I
recorded as bird sp. in the checklist I will send in a second?

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 3:25 PM Troy Corman <aplomado...> wrote:

> While conducting marshbird surveys this morning (12 April) in the
> Arlington Valley, I was surprised by a low, flyover ROSEATE SPOONBILL. It
> was pinker than most of the juveniles we see in AZ and suspect it is at
> least beginning its second year. I was conducting surveys closer to the
> small town of Palo Verde on private property (restricted access), but
> knowing this species, if it remains in the areas, it will likely
> wander widely. It could be encountered foraging in one of the many
> irrigation drains or agricultural runoff ponds in the area. Since I had a
> clipboard and other survey gear, I decided to leave the camera back in the
> truck...dulp!
>
> Hope to see you in the field...
>
> Troy Corman
> Phoenix, AZ
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Date: 4/12/17 4:19 pm
From: David Pearson <dpearson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt. south of Globe
Today (12 Apr.) Rob Bowker, Erick Lundgren, John Ray and I birded the Pinal Mt. area for seven hours. We found 81 species, of which Olive-sided Flycatcher, Greater Pewee, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, MacGillivray's Warbler, and Red-faced Warbler were first of the spring records. Details on eBird.


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


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Date: 4/12/17 4:19 pm
From: Mike Butterfield <kb0to1.mb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEEN
Had a WESTERN TANAGER in the yard just a bit ago today 4/12
Quick look and boogied.

Mike Butterfield in Sierra Vista

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Date: 4/12/17 4:18 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Gray Hawks
A lot of Gray Hawk calling in the Cottonwoods along the River this morning, particularly around posts #7 and 8 on the nature trail map, but not as many good soaring views for the bird walkers as last week. Soras were out in force again at the southern end of Kingfisher Pond. The Western Screech Owl near the Bookstore was out early sunning but was a no show when we returned.

Yesterday, the migration appeared to be fully underway in the area of post #7 but today it was a few here and a few there although we did get 67 species. As I have previously mentioned, it is usually April 15 before things really get going.

The next bird walk is next Wednesday, April 19th at 7. We will see then how the April 15th theory holds up.

John Broz
Sierra Vista




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Date: 4/12/17 2:25 pm
From: Troy Corman <aplomado...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Palo Verde/Arlington Valley - Roseate Spoonbill
While conducting marshbird surveys this morning (12 April) in the Arlington
Valley, I was surprised by a low, flyover ROSEATE SPOONBILL. It was pinker
than most of the juveniles we see in AZ and suspect it is at least
beginning its second year. I was conducting surveys closer to the small
town of Palo Verde on private property (restricted access), but knowing
this species, if it remains in the areas, it will likely wander widely. It
could be encountered foraging in one of the many irrigation drains or
agricultural runoff ponds in the area. Since I had a clipboard and other
survey gear, I decided to leave the camera back in the truck...dulp!

Hope to see you in the field...

Troy Corman
Phoenix, AZ

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Date: 4/12/17 1:34 pm
From: Jamie Massey <er4az...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Continuing Broad-Winged Hawk in TV Wash at Wentworth
My gal and I saw a light morph broad-winged hawk this morning (4-12) around 8:00 on the south side of Tanque Verde wash about 1/4 mile west of Wentworth Road in Tucson.
Jamie Massey

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Date: 4/12/17 12:31 pm
From: Caleb Strand <strandcaleb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Glendale Recharge Ponds SNOWY PLOVER 04/12/17 (not my sighting)
Hi All, 
Just got word from Laura Ellis that Jason W's Snowy Plover (which he found earlier today) continues in the northwest corner of Basin 4 (southwestern basin). Thanks for the update Laura and nice find Jason!
God Bless and BIRD HARD!!!
CalebBuckeye, AZ
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Date: 4/12/17 9:53 am
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] useful web site
I stumbled on this web site a while back and really find it useful. Since few other folks I mention it to have also not seen it, thought I would post it here.
http://ebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/AZ-Birding+in+Arizona

This site is essentially an alternative portal to eBird results but one which in many ways is much more convenient. One can settle on the Arizona results or bore down to county levels simply by clicking on them. A lot of information on eBird sites and results here, I particularly like the BirdTrax column off to the right. As far as I can tell, it captures all of the bird sightings reported to eBird that require further information during the submission. What is neat here is that the results show up here even before then do in eBird where it requires a curator’s intervention. Here, the unchecked entries are not curated, and once green-checked are curated. But in one quickly, updating column, you’ll see everything being reported to eBird that day and previously that warranted some notice.

Between monitoring this site and the list-server, I find you can really stay on top of new and interesting sightings in the state. Hope you enjoy it.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 4/12/17 6:26 am
From: trose <trose...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] pre-season scouting on Mt. Lemmon
On 4/11/17 3:19 PM, Tim Helentjaris wrote:
> Forgot to add, that there was a sign at the bottom of Mt. Lemmon
> stating that the upper canyon trails were closed. Didn’t run into a
> problem until I tried to continue above Summerhaven and ran into a
> locked gate across the road at the Iron Horse Restaurant, preventing
> any further travel towards the summit area. No idea when any of this
> will reopen.


The Forestry Service in the Santa Catalinas temporarily closed several
areas, probably due to the Shovel Fire containment efforts. According to
the current recording (Pima Co Sheriff), Marshal Gulch and Rose Canyon
were reopened, but the Observatory Rd. from Ski Run (where the Iron Door
Restaurant is) to UofA Sky Center is not yet. Any time you want to check
to see if the upper road is open again, you can either call:

*Santa Catalina Ranger District at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center
(520-749-8700)
or the
*Pima County Sheriff's Department Road Condition Line (520-547-7510),
which has a handy (available all hours) recorded update with
closures/openings. It gets updated only if there are changes, and
currently it says the upper road is still closed. When they reopen it,
the recording should reflect that.

Tonya Holland
Three Points AZ

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Date: 4/11/17 6:44 pm
From: Mike Judd <ebwilderae...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] pre-season scouting on Mt. Lemmon
Whereas we dipped most places yesterday except for the top of Incinerator Ridge where we had Painted Redstarts, Bushtits, m & f Olive Warblers, Mexican Jays, Northern Flickers (3-5), Acorn Woodpecker, Mountain Chickadee & Yellow-eyed Juncos & tuvu in the air. Middle Bear only
yielded 3'Spotted Towhee.
Go figure.
Mike Judd

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> On Apr 11, 2017, at 2:53 PM, Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> wrote:
>
> Was just up on the mountain today to see what species are here and which are still not yet showing up in any numbers.
>
> Started at Molino Basin. I had seen MONTEZUMA QUAIL here once in the past and Diane Touret also had them here a few weeks ago. Working off her tip, I drove to the end of the road and the Arizona Trailhead. Sure enough, could hear a male vocalizing up the canyon, so I suspect this might represent a reliable spot for them on the mountain for those that want to look for them? Other interesting birds here were a beautiful pair of HOODED ORIOLES, a SCOTT’S ORIOLE singing far up-slope, and a couple of pairs of BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS.
>
> Next, stopped in Bear Canyon to work this oak habitat. Did pick up a couple of vocal GRACE’S WARBLERS and I thought I got a hint at WESTERN WOOD-PEWEES, but otherwise, not all that birdy? Decided to work the nearby trail and General Hitchcock campground with similar habitat. A little more action here with several PAINTED REDSTARTS, HUTTON’S VIREOS, and even a heard DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER. Still not as birdy as I would hope in another couple of weeks?
>
> A trend that seemed to play out higher on the mountain. Couldn’t get Black-chinned Sparrows at either Manzanita or Geology Vista but did pick up DARK-EYED JUNCOS at the former. Made a short stop thereafter to see if the LEWIS’ WOODPECKER was still around and sure enough, on the same snag on the east side of the highway just past the Willow turn-off where it’s been reported on and off for a while now.
>
> Spent a bit more time in Rose Canyon and the end of the road quickly produced both OLIVE and GRACE’S WARBLERS as well as a number of chatty VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS. I might have heard the Buff-breasted Flycatchers but never got any convincing looks and didn’t feel comfortable reporting them. Dipped on Greater Pewee there as well. Incinerator Ridge was very slow, nothing of any interest to report from there.
>
> So, some species have come back, but many more are not yet here in the numbers we all hope to see later this spring and summer. But on the other hand, a couple of winter visitors are still here, notably the Lewis’ Woodpecker.
>
> Tim Helentjaris
> Tucson, AZ
>
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> - Gloria Steinem
>
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Date: 4/11/17 5:17 pm
From: Lois Manowitz <loismanow...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Carr Canyon--TWO Tufted Flycatchers
Encouraged by Stuart Healy's positive report yesterday, four of us headed up
Carr Canyon this morning (Ed Jeter, Ellen Hairston, Larry Morgan and I, Lois
Manowitz) and followed Stuart's great directions to locate first one, then a
second Tufted Flycatchers. We arrived around 10:30, and first stayed around
Campsite 9, where we observed numerous (10-15) Buff-Breasted Flycatchers,
Arizona Woodpecker, Acorn Woodpecker, and numerous warblers (Grace's, Olive,
Townsend, Black-throated Gray).

We then took the less obvious downhill trail which begins at the group
campsite, near the shelter, and in about 10 minutes located one Tufted
Flycatcher. It was flying from tree to tree quite a bit, and then settling
around mid-level before taking off again. We observed the bird for probably
30-40 minutes. During this time, we had split up a bit, and while some of us
stayed focused on one individual, Larry Morgan spotted another, slightly back
up hill. We regrouped uphill and were able to clearly observe two, in
different directions, not really staying together. While most of the viewings
were from some distance, one of them flew over quite nearby and remained
perched on a small hanging branch for some time.

Other birds observed: Northern Flicker, Hutton's Vireo, American Robins,
Bushtit, Zone-tailed Hawk, Common Ravvens, Cassin's Finch, Yellow-rumped
Warblers, Red-tailed Hawks, Ruby-crowned kinglet, Lesser Goldfinch, Spotted
Towhee. On the drive down, we saw 3 Kingbirds on power line, Mexican Jay,
Phainopepla and Mourning Dove.

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Date: 4/11/17 5:03 pm
From: Jim Ripley <jimripley.az...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: 04/10/17 Carr Canyon Tufted Flycatcher - New Location
Great news! I feared my sighting last Thursday was going to be the last.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 10, 2017, at 4:15 PM, stuarthealy <stuarthealy...> wrote:
>
> Monday, April 10, 2017
> Reef Campground, Carr Canyon
>
> At 43 degrees, it was about 10 degrees cooler this morning compared to Friday and bird
> activity was slow in building. Nothing much was happening at 7:00am.
>
> TUFTED FLYCATCHER (only one seen) was first detected about 8:10 am
> perched in a tree immediately behind the four brown colored bear proof garbage cans.
> This is adjacent to the road not far from campsite 9 near where the bird has regularly
> been seen. The bird quickly disappeared upslope and was not relocated.
>
> However, around 10:15am, the (a) bird was discovered on the north trail
> on the opposite side of the campground. This is near the group campsite.
> There are two trails here – one goes uphill, the other less conspicuous trail
> goes downhill and it was on the downhill trail that the bird was seen (this is
> the closest trail to the campground shelter). It was also seen from the shelter.
>
> The bird was quite vocal as it interacted with the many BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHERS
> and I would suggest that the shelter is a good base to hang out to listen/watch for the bird.
>
> Highlights in the campground between 7:00-11:00am included ARIZONA WOODPECKER,
> a singing and conspicuous GREATER PEWEE, lots of BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHERS,
> multiple GRACE”S and OLIVE WARBLERS and a soaring ZONE-TAILED HAWK.
>
> I obtained some photos of the TUFL, although sadly, nothing better than I already have.
> I’ll try again.
>
> Stuart
>
> Stuart Healy
> Sierra Vista, AZ.
> Forgotten, but not gone
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Date: 4/11/17 3:20 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] pre-season scouting on Mt. Lemmon
Forgot to add, that there was a sign at the bottom of Mt. Lemmon stating that the upper canyon trails were closed. Didn’t run into a problem until I tried to continue above Summerhaven and ran into a locked gate across the road at the Iron Horse Restaurant, preventing any further travel towards the summit area. No idea when any of this will reopen. Oh, and the Sheriff pulled me over near Summerhaven, so watch your speed.

TGH

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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On Apr 11, 2017, at 2:53 PM, Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...><mailto:<tnhelentjaris...>> wrote:

Was just up on the mountain today to see what species are here and which are still not yet showing up in any numbers.

Started at Molino Basin. I had seen MONTEZUMA QUAIL here once in the past and Diane Touret also had them here a few weeks ago. Working off her tip, I drove to the end of the road and the Arizona Trailhead. Sure enough, could hear a male vocalizing up the canyon, so I suspect this might represent a reliable spot for them on the mountain for those that want to look for them? Other interesting birds here were a beautiful pair of HOODED ORIOLES, a SCOTT’S ORIOLE singing far up-slope, and a couple of pairs of BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS.

Next, stopped in Bear Canyon to work this oak habitat. Did pick up a couple of vocal GRACE’S WARBLERS and I thought I got a hint at WESTERN WOOD-PEWEES, but otherwise, not all that birdy? Decided to work the nearby trail and General Hitchcock campground with similar habitat. A little more action here with several PAINTED REDSTARTS, HUTTON’S VIREOS, and even a heard DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER. Still not as birdy as I would hope in another couple of weeks?

A trend that seemed to play out higher on the mountain. Couldn’t get Black-chinned Sparrows at either Manzanita or Geology Vista but did pick up DARK-EYED JUNCOS at the former. Made a short stop thereafter to see if the LEWIS’ WOODPECKER was still around and sure enough, on the same snag on the east side of the highway just past the Willow turn-off where it’s been reported on and off for a while now.

Spent a bit more time in Rose Canyon and the end of the road quickly produced both OLIVE and GRACE’S WARBLERS as well as a number of chatty VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS. I might have heard the Buff-breasted Flycatchers but never got any convincing looks and didn’t feel comfortable reporting them. Dipped on Greater Pewee there as well. Incinerator Ridge was very slow, nothing of any interest to report from there.

So, some species have come back, but many more are not yet here in the numbers we all hope to see later this spring and summer. But on the other hand, a couple of winter visitors are still here, notably the Lewis’ Woodpecker.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 4/11/17 2:54 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] pre-season scouting on Mt. Lemmon
Was just up on the mountain today to see what species are here and which are still not yet showing up in any numbers.

Started at Molino Basin. I had seen MONTEZUMA QUAIL here once in the past and Diane Touret also had them here a few weeks ago. Working off her tip, I drove to the end of the road and the Arizona Trailhead. Sure enough, could hear a male vocalizing up the canyon, so I suspect this might represent a reliable spot for them on the mountain for those that want to look for them? Other interesting birds here were a beautiful pair of HOODED ORIOLES, a SCOTT’S ORIOLE singing far up-slope, and a couple of pairs of BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS.

Next, stopped in Bear Canyon to work this oak habitat. Did pick up a couple of vocal GRACE’S WARBLERS and I thought I got a hint at WESTERN WOOD-PEWEES, but otherwise, not all that birdy? Decided to work the nearby trail and General Hitchcock campground with similar habitat. A little more action here with several PAINTED REDSTARTS, HUTTON’S VIREOS, and even a heard DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER. Still not as birdy as I would hope in another couple of weeks?

A trend that seemed to play out higher on the mountain. Couldn’t get Black-chinned Sparrows at either Manzanita or Geology Vista but did pick up DARK-EYED JUNCOS at the former. Made a short stop thereafter to see if the LEWIS’ WOODPECKER was still around and sure enough, on the same snag on the east side of the highway just past the Willow turn-off where it’s been reported on and off for a while now.

Spent a bit more time in Rose Canyon and the end of the road quickly produced both OLIVE and GRACE’S WARBLERS as well as a number of chatty VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS. I might have heard the Buff-breasted Flycatchers but never got any convincing looks and didn’t feel comfortable reporting them. Dipped on Greater Pewee there as well. Incinerator Ridge was very slow, nothing of any interest to report from there.

So, some species have come back, but many more are not yet here in the numbers we all hope to see later this spring and summer. But on the other hand, a couple of winter visitors are still here, notably the Lewis’ Woodpecker.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 4/11/17 10:17 am
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson White-throated Sparrow
well, that one got away too soon.

This morning along the Ventana Canyon Trail, Molly spotted a White-throated Sparrow
where the trail makes its first 90 turn to the left. It was in a eucalyptus next to the big
cottonwood. This is a short way up the trail...less than one tenth mile.

The trail here follows a narrow county owned right-of-way thru private land and all of the surrounding land is private property.
If you leave the trail here you are trespassing.

Good birding,
Mark Stevenson
Tucson, AZ




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Date: 4/11/17 10:13 am
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson White-throated


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Date: 4/10/17 11:58 pm
From: Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Gila, Graham, and Pinal County Birding (6-7 April 2017)
Hi Everyone,

I'm posting this late, but....oh well. Better late than never.

On April 6th and April 7th, I took a trip to primarily explore the
southeastern side of Gila County, but Graham County and Pinal County were
also birded during my trip. The trip was a fun and memorable one as I
visited locations on the San Carlos Indian Reservation, and several
locations along the Gila River while driving south to Winkleman from Globe
on Highway 77.

After stopping at a Circle K to purchase my $10 reservation permit to bird
on San Carlos Reservation Lands, I headed east to Coolidge Dam Road, where
I worked my way south for a few miles. It was here I stopped at the San
Carlos Sewage Ponds, as well as scan a section of agricultural fields that
are on both sides of the road (as Doug mentioned earlier in his post). I
had highlights in the ponds and fields of CINNAMON TEAL, GREEN HERON, 7
SWAINSON'S HAWKS, a single FERRUGINOUS HAWK, SORA, 2 COMMON GALLINULE, a
fly-over BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD, and HOODED ORIOLE among 41 species. I
did encounter the owner of the San Carlos Sewage Ponds, and he told me
there was no birding allowed anywhere beyond Coolidge Dam Road (he was
curious as to why I took interest in his ponds with polluted water). A
side road goes along several of his ponds and into his farm area, which
would make viewing much easier, but he said it's off limits for viewing.

From there, I went north into the community of San Carlos and further north
of the community to bird the very under-birded Talkalai Lake. This lake is
medium-sized and is in both Gila and Graham Counties. It is accessed via
dirt roads that go northeast from San Carlos for a few miles. The roads
are rough and bumpy in only a few places, and are passable for most
vehicles. Talkalai Lake is surrounded by riparian and desert habitats, as
the San Carlos river flows into the lake. I found out about this lake from
looking at eBird, and the Gila County hotspot only had 4 visits prior to my
visit. This lake seems pretty awesome, and I recorded 47 species at it in
1.5 hours. It's definitely worth exploring. Some of my highlights
included BLUE-WINGED and CINNAMON TEAL, WESTERN GREBES, a migrant push of
about 15 EARED GREBES, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, VIRGINIA RAIL, SORA, COMMON
GALLINULE, and plenty more.

After completing my goal of exploring the under-birded Talkalai Lake, I
then went to the much larger and more well known San Carlos Lake. What I
love about San Carlos is it's a county birder's paradise, with the lake
being in Gila, Graham, and Pinal Counties. It's challenging to figure out
exactly where lines are on this lake, but that's the fun thing about it.
My highlights of birding from the San Carlos Lake along the south shore and
scanning the lake from south to north included: 2 BUFFLEHEAD, HOODED
MERGANSER, 700 or so WESTERN/CLARK'S GREBES, AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, a
single WHITE-FACED IBIS, BALD EAGLE, 3 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, a single
FRANKLIN'S GULL, and plenty of RING-BILLED GULLS. The Graham County side
along the south shore of the Lake had the highest diversity in birds. 75
GADWALL and 27 CINNAMON TEAL were among the waterfowl present. I got a
thrill out of a wave of migrating YELLOW WARBLERS. One plant along the
shore contained seven Yellow Warblers in one binocular/camera view.

The San Carlos Reservation has a lot of birding to do on it besides the two
lakes. Some of the riparian north of Highway 70 in San Carlos looks
incredible.

After birding on the Reservation, I headed south to the Gila River from
Globe along Highway 77, a very scenic drive. I camped out at the Shores
Recreation Site at the Gila River. I arrived about 45 minutes before dusk,
where I enjoyed some birding while setting up camp. Once it got dark, the
fun really began. Right by my camp, I was visited by a COMMON POORWILL in
the road, a chattering ELF OWL, and a VERMILION FLYCATCHER. The Vermilion
Flycatcher camped out right above my truck, surely the coolest bird I have
officially known I have camped out with! Woodhouse's Toads were abundant
in the area as I did some night hiking before crashing.

On the morning of April 7th, I birded along the Gila River at the Shores
and Christmas Recreation Sites, as well as a site between the two named
recreation sites that didn't have a signed name. This un-signed site had
great birding. The Gila and Pinal County line goes right down the middle
of the Gila River at all times within this area. The dawn chorus was
incredible as many species decided to participate, including a GREAT HORNED
OWL. Once I started to bird by foot and birded the Gila for a few hours
between the three stops, I had highlights of GRAY HAWKS, BLACK-CHINNED and
COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRDS, many many VERMILION FLYCATCHERS, numerous BELL'S
VIREOS, CASSIN'S VIREO, WARBLING VIREO, CEDAR WAXWINGS, abundant LUCY'S and
YELLOW WARBLERS, returning SUMMER TANAGERS, and plenty of HOODED ORIOLES.

I then headed down south for a few more miles down Highway 77 into the town
of Winkelman. I decided to bird at the productive Winkleman Flats Park for
a few hours. This park really has a variety of habitats and great birding
potential. Highlights among 44 species included SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, COMMON
BLACK-HAWK, 2 GRAY HAWKS, 12 VERMILION FLYCATCHERS, 4 CASSIN'S KINGBIRDS
(who commonly harassed a Gray Hawk), a CLIFF SWALLOW colony under a bridge
within the park, and 7 HOODED ORIOLE. After the Park, I stopped at the
Winkleman Public Golf Course for a little bit before heading home. I
didn't have any big highlights here, but this golf course can be good for
kingbirds and at times in the past from what I've read, Mississippi Kite.

It was a great day to be birding in this under-birded section of Arizona.
I recorded 112 species for the 1.5 days of birding and exploring.


Good Birding,

Tommy DeBardeleben (Glendale, Arizona)

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Date: 4/10/17 9:17 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] list server
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Date: 4/10/17 9:14 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 9-10, Spring Migrants, Whimbrels, American Golden-Plover
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Date: 4/10/17 8:23 pm
From: Bob Rodrigues <brod410...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Portal-Streak-backed Oriole
Hi folks,

April 7 marked the fifth monthiversary of the Streak-backed Oriole at the
Foothills Road feeders in Portal. We continued to see the oriole through
today. I believe that our Streak-backed Oriole is likely a female which
generally resembles immature male Hooded Orioles. We had an immature male
Hooded Oriole in the yard today, so visitors should be careful in making
oriole identifications. All for now. Thanks.

Bob

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Date: 4/10/17 6:38 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 4/10/2017
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
April 10, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for April 10, 2017 sponsored by the
New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for private
property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch country,
do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a checklist of
N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty species can be
found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the NM Bird Finding
Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more complete, updated
version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

For photos of rarities and directions to some birding sites, check
http://sites.google.com/site/oldenettelspage or the New Mexico Rarities
Group on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/nmrarities/. NMOS is now on
Facebook, search for New Mexico Ornithological Society. All individuals are
encouraged to submit their observations to NMOS. This includes not only
records of Review List species and species potentially new to the state,
but also records of uncommon species, species of conservation concern,
records documenting breeding, and early, late, or out-of-season/range
birds. Details and photos should be sent to Sandy Williams, 1819 Meadowview
Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, or (preferred) to <sunbittern...>
Details will be used for NMOS Field Notes, North American Birds, and the
New Mexico Bird Records Committee.

NOTE: Additional reports of unseasonal birds or county rarities can be seen
on the eBird New Mexico Rare Bird Alert:
http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35650. You do not need an eBird
account to view this.

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL letters):

RED-NECKED GREBE (Sierra)
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Sierra)
Brown Pelican (Sierra)
Gray Hawk (Socorro)
CAROLINA WREN (Sierra, Socorro, Valencia)
BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER (Hidalgo)
Lucy’s Warbler (Sandoval)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)

HIDALGO County:
--Egelhoff reported two, male a female, BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS in the
New Mexico portion of Guadalupe Canyon March 11. They were seen 0.2 mi east
of the cattle guard in the immediate vicinity of several pieces of yellow
CAT earthmoving equipment. He also reported two RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS in
the canyon the same day.

SANDOVAL County:
--Krueper, Ruth, and Bresson reported a singing LUCY’S WARBLER in the
Corrales Bosque April 10. It was seen in bosque near mile marker 6.1 on
Clear Ditch.

SIERRA County:
--Pederson and Baumann reported a RED-NECKED GREBE at Elephant Butte Lake
January 7. It was seen from the Dam Site Marina near the dam and continued
to March 31.

--Parmeter, Oldenettel, Baumann, and Pederson reported two first cycle
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS below Caballo Dam January 7. A second winter
LESSER BLACK-BACKED joined the first winters and they have been seen in the
area to March 9. They were eating dead fish with other gulls near the
entrance to the recreation area along the Rio Grande or from Percha Flats
at Caballo Lake.

--Cleary reported the continuing BROWN PELICAN at Elephant Butte Lake SP
December 6. THREE are now present to April 3. Rock Canyon will likely be a
good place to check with the rising lake level.

--Andersen and Baumann reported a CAROLINA WREN at Pecha Dam (Percha
Recreation Area) November 19, likely a continuing individual from earlier
in the fall. It continued to April 2.

SOCORRO County:
--Parmeter reported an adult GRAY HAWK at Bosque del Apache NWR April 1. It
was seen from the north-bound North Loop north of where the Seasonal Road
ends at the north loop, but south of Audio Stop 12. There is one large,
lone deciduous tree on the west side of the road, and the bird was just
north of that, perched atop a salt cedar maybe 50-100 meters west of the
road

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

VALENCIA County:
--Rustay, Hetrick, and Buckley reported a CAROLINA WREN in the Belen bosque
January 22. It was seen along the east side of the Rio Grande north of the
Belen (hwy 309) bridge and continued in the area March 27 for Heinze.

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Date: 4/10/17 3:37 pm
From: Janet <janetmruth...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] eBird Report - Corrales Bosque -- Romero Rd. entrance, Apr 10, 2017 - singing Lucy's Warbler!
Hi all,

Below is the eBird list from our walk this morning in the Corrales Bosque Preserve. The singing male Lucy's Warbler is notable. I believe that there are only a few records for Sandoval County although this species has been expanding northward. We did not get a photo - he stayed high in the cottonwoods most of the time. But I did submit an iPhone 6S recording of him singing (see the link at the bottom).

Cheers,
Janet

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Sent: Monday, April 10, 2017 4:32:44 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Corrales Bosque -- Romero Rd. entrance, Apr 10, 2017

Corrales Bosque -- Romero Rd. entrance, Sandoval, New Mexico, US
Apr 10, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: walked north from Romero Rd entrance on levee road to Harvey Jones Channel; then north in Corrales bosque to mile marker 6.2 and then back along the levee road; with Dave Krueper and Barb Bresson
31 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 8
Mallard 6
Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 5
White-winged Dove 8
Mourning Dove 4
Black-chinned Hummingbird 3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Black Phoebe 2
American Crow 1
Common Raven 2
Violet-green Swallow 61
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Bushtit 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Bewick's Wren 15
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 4
Hermit Thrush 2
European Starling 6

Lucy's Warbler 1 This bird was well seen, singing consistently (iPhone recording made of singing . . . will try to attach); was too high in trees to get a photo; very small warbler; overall pale gray coloration; rusty crown feathers seen; short sharp bill; appearance of blank face; pale around eyes; belly slightly paler gray than upperparts; gradually working his way north, last seen in bosque near mile marker 6.1 on Clear Ditch.

Yellow-rumped Warbler 11
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 20
Chipping Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) 1 singing
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 1
Spotted Towhee 18
Red-winged Blackbird 7
House Finch 12
Lesser Goldfinch 12

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35858155

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


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Date: 4/10/17 2:51 pm
From: Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Hereford Elf Owls
The Elf Owls at Tony Battiste' B&B have been back for 3 weeks. Put on a
great show last night. He welcomes the public, if they call first ($5.
person and Well
worth it).

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Sierra Vista

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Date: 4/10/17 2:15 pm
From: stuarthealy <stuarthealy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: 04/10/17 Carr Canyon Tufted Flycatcher - New Location
Monday, April 10, 2017

Reef Campground, Carr Canyon



At 43 degrees, it was about 10 degrees cooler this morning compared to Friday and bird

activity was slow in building. Nothing much was happening at 7:00am.



TUFTED FLYCATCHER (only one seen) was first detected about 8:10 am

perched in a tree immediately behind the four brown colored bear proof garbage cans.

This is adjacent to the road not far from campsite 9 near where the bird has regularly

been seen. The bird quickly disappeared upslope and was not relocated.



However, around 10:15am, the (a) bird was discovered on the north trail

on the opposite side of the campground. This is near the group campsite.

There are two trails here – one goes uphill, the other less conspicuous trail

goes downhill and it was on the downhill trail that the bird was seen (this is

the closest trail to the campground shelter). It was also seen from the shelter.



The bird was quite vocal as it interacted with the many BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHERS

and I would suggest that the shelter is a good base to hang out to listen/watch for the bird.



Highlights in the campground between 7:00-11:00am included ARIZONA WOODPECKER,

a singing and conspicuous GREATER PEWEE, lots of BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHERS,

multiple GRACE”S and OLIVE WARBLERS and a soaring ZONE-TAILED HAWK.



I obtained some photos of the TUFL, although sadly, nothing better than I already have.

I’ll try again.



Stuart



Stuart Healy

Sierra Vista, AZ.

Forgotten, but not gone


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Date: 4/10/17 11:23 am
From: Jeremy Medina <JMedina1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tucson Golden-crowned Sparrow
Yesterday Cathy Wilcox Skow posted a picture of a Golden-crowned Sparrow that's been coming to her NE Tucson yard to the Birding--Arizona and the SW Facebook group. I reached out to her and she has graciously agreed to have birders visit her yard that want to see the bird. She asks that you please call ahead of time to set up a time to see it. Her number is (520) 749-3749 and the location is north of Agua Caliente Park. The bird has been coming to her yard and feeders with White-crowned Sparrows for a couple of weeks.


Good birding,

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Date: 4/10/17 9:50 am
From: John P Valentik <jpatvalentik...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 1, Spring Migrants, Fork-tailed Flycatcher!
PLU VIA LIS it's the auto spelling on the phone, my guess was Am Gold
Plov

On 9:46AM, Mon, Apr 10, 2017 Charlie Trapani <charliednb...> wrote:

Hi
Please forgive me I don't know what bird that is. Pluralism..?


On Apr 10, 2017, at 8:42 AM, John P Valentik <jpatvalentik...> wrote:

I can't figure out how to post to the list. I had an immature pluralism
plover at Lake Cochise this morning. Pass it on please.

JP Valentik passing through from AR

On 1:48PM, Sat, Apr 1, 2017 Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
wrote:

Greetings Birders,

This morning, with a week's worth of winds finally abating, Mickey and I
visited Mittry Lake, Dome Valley Feedlot, and a couple of other localities.
The waterfowl are almost all gone, but we did have a beautiful male
Red-breasted Merganser on Mittry. At the Dome Valley Feedlot we had lots of
dowitchers and our FOS Solitary Sandpiper.

The ebird list for Mittry Lake is at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35617484

But the real prize of the day was a totally unexpected rarity in the form
of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher catching bugs on the lawn of the Yuma West
Wetlands. My best photo of this well-named beauty is at
http://www.southwestbirders.com/FTFL2_Yuma_040117_web.jpg

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


Finding Birds in La Paz County:
www.southwestbirders.com/swb_LaPaz_County_Book.htm
Finding Birds at the Salton Sea:
www.southwestbirders.com/swb_Imperial_County_Book.htm
Finding Birds in Yuma County:
www.southwestbirders.com/swb_Yuma_County_Book.htm
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Date: 4/10/17 9:48 am
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 1, Spring Migrants, Fork-tailed Flycatcher!
You can post by sending an email to <aznmbirds...>


> On Apr 10, 2017, at 8:42 AM, John P Valentik <jpatvalentik...> wrote:
>
> I can't figure out how to post to the list. I had an immature pluralism plover at Lake Cochise this morning. Pass it on please.
>
> JP Valentik passing through from AR
>
>
>> On 1:48PM, Sat, Apr 1, 2017 Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> wrote:
>> Greetings Birders,
>>
>> This morning, with a week's worth of winds finally abating, Mickey and I visited Mittry Lake, Dome Valley Feedlot, and a couple of other localities. The waterfowl are almost all gone, but we did have a beautiful male Red-breasted Merganser on Mittry. At the Dome Valley Feedlot we had lots of dowitchers and our FOS Solitary Sandpiper.
>>
>> The ebird list for Mittry Lake is at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35617484
>>
>> But the real prize of the day was a totally unexpected rarity in the form of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher catching bugs on the lawn of the Yuma West Wetlands. My best photo of this well-named beauty is at http://www.southwestbirders.com/FTFL2_Yuma_040117_web.jpg
>>
>> Good birding!
>> Henry Detwiler
>> Yuma, AZ
>> www.SouthwestBirders.com
>>
>>
>> Finding Birds in La Paz County: www.southwestbirders.com/swb_LaPaz_County_Book.htm
>> Finding Birds at the Salton Sea: www.southwestbirders.com/swb_Imperial_County_Book.htm
>> Finding Birds in Yuma County: www.southwestbirders.com/swb_Yuma_County_Book.htm
>> Finding Birds in San Diego County: www.southwestbirders.com/swb_San_Diego_County_Book.htm
>>
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Date: 4/10/17 9:47 am
From: Charlie Trapani <charliednb...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 1, Spring Migrants, Fork-tailed Flycatcher!
Hi
Please forgive me I don't know what bird that is. Pluralism..?


> On Apr 10, 2017, at 8:42 AM, John P Valentik <jpatvalentik...> wrote:
>
> I can't figure out how to post to the list. I had an immature pluralism plover at Lake Cochise this morning. Pass it on please.
>
> JP Valentik passing through from AR
>
>
>> On 1:48PM, Sat, Apr 1, 2017 Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> wrote:
>> Greetings Birders,
>>
>> This morning, with a week's worth of winds finally abating, Mickey and I visited Mittry Lake, Dome Valley Feedlot, and a couple of other localities. The waterfowl are almost all gone, but we did have a beautiful male Red-breasted Merganser on Mittry. At the Dome Valley Feedlot we had lots of dowitchers and our FOS Solitary Sandpiper.
>>
>> The ebird list for Mittry Lake is at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35617484
>>
>> But the real prize of the day was a totally unexpected rarity in the form of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher catching bugs on the lawn of the Yuma West Wetlands. My best photo of this well-named beauty is at http://www.southwestbirders.com/FTFL2_Yuma_040117_web.jpg
>>
>> Good birding!
>> Henry Detwiler
>> Yuma, AZ
>> www.SouthwestBirders.com
>>
>>
>> Finding Birds in La Paz County: www.southwestbirders.com/swb_LaPaz_County_Book.htm
>> Finding Birds at the Salton Sea: www.southwestbirders.com/swb_Imperial_County_Book.htm
>> Finding Birds in Yuma County: www.southwestbirders.com/swb_Yuma_County_Book.htm
>> Finding Birds in San Diego County: www.southwestbirders.com/swb_San_Diego_County_Book.htm
>>
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Date: 4/10/17 8:43 am
From: John P Valentik <jpatvalentik...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 1, Spring Migrants, Fork-tailed Flycatcher!
I can't figure out how to post to the list. I had an immature pluralism
plover at Lake Cochise this morning. Pass it on please.

JP Valentik passing through from AR

On 1:48PM, Sat, Apr 1, 2017 Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
wrote:

> Greetings Birders,
>
> This morning, with a week's worth of winds finally abating, Mickey and I
> visited Mittry Lake, Dome Valley Feedlot, and a couple of other localities.
> The waterfowl are almost all gone, but we did have a beautiful male
> Red-breasted Merganser on Mittry. At the Dome Valley Feedlot we had lots of
> dowitchers and our FOS Solitary Sandpiper.
>
> The ebird list for Mittry Lake is at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35617484
>
> But the real prize of the day was a totally unexpected rarity in the form
> of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher catching bugs on the lawn of the Yuma West
> Wetlands. My best photo of this well-named beauty is at
> http://www.southwestbirders.com/FTFL2_Yuma_040117_web.jpg
>
> Good birding!
> Henry Detwiler
> Yuma, AZ
> www.SouthwestBirders.com
>
>
> Finding Birds in La Paz County:
> www.southwestbirders.com/swb_LaPaz_County_Book.htm
> Finding Birds at the Salton Sea:
> www.southwestbirders.com/swb_Imperial_County_Book.htm
> Finding Birds in Yuma County:
> www.southwestbirders.com/swb_Yuma_County_Book.htm
> Finding Birds in San Diego County:
> www.southwestbirders.com/swb_San_Diego_County_Book.htm
>
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Date: 4/10/17 7:44 am
From: Melody Kehl <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California gulch, 04/09/2017




A group of us made the foray to the canyon last evening for high adventure.
. . we did find one Five-striped sparrow. . . no satisfactory look.
However, the Buff-collared Nightjar was cooperative, both heard and seen at
the confluence of Warsaw and California Gulch. The Elf Owls finally made it
in, also. Melody


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Date: 4/10/17 7:28 am
From: Doug Jenness <d_jenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: San Carlos Lake
4/10/17


Yesterday, Pudge Johnson and I spent the day birding at San Carlos Lake on the San Carlos Apache Tribal lands west of Globe. It was a somewhat unusual experience as the water level was unusually high, perhaps the highest in the more than 14 years I've been going there. The water extended to the east well beyond where the San Carlos River flows into the lake. There were also many folks fishing, the most I've seen in a long time. One of the consequences of the high water is that there are very few spits and no mudflats for migrating shorebirds or resting gulls. Surprisingly, there were fewer Western and Clark's Grebes for this time of year, even though we observed a lot of the lake. We counted between 400 and 500. There were about 60 American White Pelicans, some with the breeding protuberance on the top mandible. We counted 35-40 cormorants, but there were likely more as they were flying a lot and hard to count. We observed 16 Ring-billed Gulls, but saw a group of about 30 gulls far on the north side as we looked from the south. We went to the north side and discovered that they were hidden on the other side of a small island. There very well could have been some other gull species in this group. We managed to find 2 Western Sandpipers. Most waterfowl have left. Raptors included an Osprey and Bald Eagle. A second Osprey was seen along Coolidge Dam Rd. between US 70 and the lake. Along this road a stop at irrigated hay fields produced 3 Ferruginous Hawks, 4 Swainson's Hawks, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, and a small group of Lark Buntings.


Doug Jenness,

Catalina, AZ

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Date: 4/9/17 10:15 pm
From: <elatt63...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Mt Ord
Gray Vireos were in decent numbers on the lower slopes. Also in the scrub
zone were Scotts Oriole, Black Chinned Sparrows, and Cassins Kingbirds. Higher
up Grace's warblers have arrived in force, but only found a single Virginia's.
Black throated Gray's were ubiquitous. No Townsend's or Hermit Warblers yet.
A Juniper Titmouse was higher up than I would have expected, flocking with
Bridleds. Best birds on the summit were unusually cooperative Red Crossbills
sunning on exposed snags.

Stopped at Mesquite Wash to see if the wall of Yellow Columbine was peaking
yet, but only a couple plants had flowers. Didn't hear or see many birds
because of the throngs of motocross bikes were everywhere. After a decade
hiatus from birding, it seems off road vehicles have really increased during
my absence.

A Zone Tailed Hawk was impersonating Turkey Vultures over Sunflower.


Eric Latturner / Phoenix

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Date: 4/9/17 5:50 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--09 April 2017
Hi, birders,

Another fine day with seventeen people walking the Sierra Vista EOP dikes.
The group tally was 72 species at the end of the walk.

Local birders start counting as soon as they turn into the EOP grounds.
That usually means counting feral Rock Pigeons on the utility poles. This
morning it meant seeing a female Calliope Hummingbird next to the animal
shelter building, a first for the EOP bird list.

Shorebirds this week included at least 3 Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer (8),
Least Sandpiper (1), Long-billed Dowitcher (1), and 9+ Wilson's Snipe.

After a fast, flyby glimpse of a pale Merlin, it was rewarding to get
everyone on a female "Prairie" Merlin as she perched in a mesquite at the
Moson Road impoundments later in the morning. Soon a female Am. Kestrel
made a pass at the Merlin, who flew off.

The long list today was due to lingering ducks and blackbirds, migrants
passing through, and arriving summer breeders. For example, just a handful
of Green-winged Teal remained of the hundreds we had during the winter
months. Swainson's Hawks have arrived for the breeding season, while a
single lingering N. Harrier, molting tail feathers, patrolled the reed
beds. Lucy's Warblers were trilling away in the mesquites and Com.
Yellowthroats were equally vocal in the cattails.

There will be changes in the coming months as the EOP staff drain the two
impoundments closest to the overlook platform. This makes it all the more
valuable to walk the dikes, to see what comes into the empty impoundments
as they fill with water. Walks begin at 7 a.m. for the next six months, and
are limited to 20, so come early and sign in to guarantee yourself a place.

Cheers, Erika Wilson


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Date: 4/9/17 4:43 pm
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Ash Cyn B&B Montezuma Quail
3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 9, 2017: Bill Brown and I just had a prolonged and very close encounter with a pair of MONTEZUMA QUAIL. We both remained frozen as these shy birds came closer and closer. Bill took video. Because we remained so still and quiet, they came within two or three feet of us, in the upper yard near the blind. They continued past us and disappeared behind the Casita. Bill’s video is on my Facebook page.

For a nice prequel, the FOS male Bullock’s appeared at the lower area on the oranges, just before Pennsylvania birders Ann and Michael first spotted the quail scratching around in front of the blind.

Mary Jo
Mary Jo Ballator
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Date: 4/9/17 3:16 pm
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson birding- parks & Sweetwater Wetlands

Chuck Williamson and I did a 40 mile cycling birding route today with stops at Palo Verde Park, Ft. Lowell Park, along the Rillito & Santa Cruz bike paths to Sweetwater Wetlands and Reid Park, and tallied 61 species.

A few highlights:
Peregrine Falcon - corner of Wilmot and Broadway
Prairie Falcon - along the Rillito near La Canada

Two Bufflehead females in the shady pond at the Roger Rd. water treatment facility, adjacent to the bike path and north of Sweetwater road

American Bittern at Sweetwater (thanks to Laurens Halsey for getting us on to it so quickly
Green Heron at Sweetwater

A Barn Swallow along with many Rough-winged and Cliff Swallows

A few lingering Ring-necked Ducks at Reid Park- we couldn’t find the Common Merganser which Chuck saw as of Saturday April 8 at the smaller pond

We looked for the Merlin recently seen at Palo Verde Park in the morning and afternoon but didn’t see it, so missed a 4 falcon day, but we did see a high-soaring Swanson’s Hawk heading northwest around 2 pm as we took our final looks around.

Sharon Goldwasser
Tucson, AZ




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Date: 4/9/17 3:12 pm
From: Donald Pelley <dspelley...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Ross's Goose
Ross's Goose still hanging out with 5-6 Canada Geese on middle pond at
the ASU Research Park. Geese were feeding in the grass on the west side
of the pond, north of the island.

New pictures on eBird here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35826832

Don Pelley
Chandler, AZ


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Date: 4/9/17 1:47 pm
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yuma Migration, GRAY VIREO and yard Broad-bill
Good afternoon,

I have been enjoying tallying local migrants here in Yuma. FOS of note
for me are Black-headed Grosbeak (3-31,West Wetlands), Yellow Warbler (4-2,
West Wetlands) CASSIN'S VIREO (3-23 East Wetlands) and Western Tanager
(3-31,my yard).

Yesterday, I visited Tinajas Altas, south of Wellton in the Barry Goldwater
Range (restricted access). In the Tinajas Pass area, I found and
photographed a vocal GRAY VIREO. The canyon was full of migrants on 4-8,
including FOS LAZULI BUNTINGS, PLUMBEOUS VIREO, abundant Nashville
Warblers, BT Gray Warblers, Hermit Thrush (vocalizing!), Bullocks Oriole,
Rufous Hummingbird, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Wilson's Warbler. A wash to
the east of the pass held a single large flock of approximately 77
Phainopepla!

On the evening of 4-7, I found a BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD at my feeder, The
bird, and 1st year male, continued yesterday but has not been evident as
yet today. Also in the yard, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, and
Rufous Hummingbird.

That's about it...

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Mesa del Sol
Yuma, AZ 85367

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Date: 4/9/17 1:45 pm
From: Jenny Vogt <jmvogt2003...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] American Golden Plover at Wilcox
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The American Golden Plover was found today at Wilcox Twin Lakes.  Also seen were Lesser Yellowlegs, Western Sandpiper and Franklins Gull.  Seen by myself, Leo Miller and Marty Herde. Photos to come.  




Jenny Vogt




Green Valley, AZ


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Date: 4/9/17 12:56 pm
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yuma Migration, GRAY VIREO and yard Broad-bill
Good afternoon,

I have been enjoying tallying local migrants here in Yuma. FOS of note
for me are Black-headed Grosbeak (3-31,West Wetlands), Yellow Warbler (4-2,
West Wetlands) CASSIN'S VIREO (3-23 East Wetlands) and Western Tanager
(3-31,my yard).

Yesterday, I visited Tinajas Altas, south of Wellton in the Barry Goldwater
Range (restricted access). In the Tinajas Pass area, I found and
photographed a vocal GRAY VIREO. The canyon was full of migrants on 4-8,
including FOS LAZULI BUNTINGS, PLUMBEOUS VIREO, abundant Nashville
Warblers, BT Gray Warblers, Hermit Thrush (vocalizing!), Bullocks Oriole,
Rufous Hummingbird, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Wilson's Warbler. A wash to
the east of the pass held a single large flock of approximately 77
Phainopepla!

On the evening of 4-7, I found a BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD at my feeder, The
bird, and 1st year male, continued yesterday but has not been evident as
yet today. Also in the yard, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, and
Rufous Hummingbird.

That's about it...

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Date: 4/9/17 12:45 pm
From: Janice Castro <janice41...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: Ross's Goose update
Still there this morning, along with the Canada geese, a green heron, several coots and a sweet little killdeer family with two chicks.

Janice Castro

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> Date: April 8, 2017 at 5:52:10 PM MST
> To: AZ/NM Listserv <aznmbirds...>
> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Ross's Goose update
> Reply-To: Don <dspelley...>
>
> As of a few minutes ago, Ross's Goose still on middle pond at ASU Research Park. Just west of the island with 3 Canada Geese.
>
>
> Don Pelley
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Date: 4/9/17 11:17 am
From: <mcbobaz...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Oak Flats Campground and Rd.315 - Sonoran Audubon Field Trip - 52 species - April 8 2017

Sonoran Audubon held a field trip yesterday to Oak Flats campground April 8 2017 - 4mi E of Superior AZ
This is a free Tonto NF area

We knew it was going to be a great day when the first bird out of the cars was a Vermillion Flycatcher.
We spent 4.5 hours wandering around the campground listening to dial 9 for a Bewick's Wren. Lucy's Warblers were
numerous and have you ever seen Bridled Titmice and a Juniper Titmouse in the same tree?
The pond water level had dropped about 2 feet in the last three weeks, but still produced a Belted Kingfisher and three more warblers.
Rd 315 south off Magma Mine road was rough and steep near the end but well worth the drive. Take care around the operating
drilling rigs. Numerous wildflowers and singing (S) Black-chinned Sparrows made for a fun trip. The odd ball was the Virginia Warbler.
This trip had one of our best sparrow lists...

Bob McCormick
Sonoran Audubon




Sonoran Audubon Field Trip - Oak FlatsCampground 52 species
4/8/2017 8:30 – 3:30pm, 3mi/4.5hrsat Oak Flats campground 1mi/2.5hrs at Rd 315
1 1 Vermillion Flycatcher
14 Bell’sVireo (S)
4 Cassin’sKingbird
15 Bewick’sWren (S)
12 Anna’sHummingbird (ON)

8 Ash-throatedFlycatcher
10 Lucy’sWarbler (S)
17 TurkeyVulture
7 PlumbiusVireo (S)
24 LesserGoldfinch
3 Ladder-backedWoodpecker
2 SpottedTowhee (S)
8 Verdin(S)
1 Abert’sTowhee
13 ChippingSparrow (S)
5 Black-throatedSparrow (S)
2 AmericanRobin
4 Bushtit(N)
4 White-crownedSparrow (S)
8 HouseFinch (S)
3 Ruby-crownedKinglet
2 CommonRaven
2 NorthernRough-winged Swallow
1 EuropeanCollared Dove
1 JuniperTitmouse
5 BridledTitmouse
3 Blue-grayGnatcatcher
2 NorthernCardinal (S)
4 MourningDove
1 YellowWarbler (S)
1 BlackPhoebe
1 BeltedKingfisher
1 Yellow-rumpedWarbler
1 LarkSparrow
1 Black-chinnedHummingbird
1 HouseWren
1 White-wingedDove

Road 315 additions (species seenalready at Oak Flats were added to numbers above)
5 Phainopepla
3 Gamble’sQuail
2 GrayFlycatcher
2 CanyonTowhee (1 Baby)
3 Black-chinnedSparrow (S)
1 RockWren
2 Rufous-crownedSparrow
1 Zone-tailedHawk
1 CactusWren
1 Virginia’sWarbler
1 CanyonWren
1 Orange-crownedWarbler
2 WesternScrub Jay
1 Red-tailedHawk.

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Date: 4/9/17 11:15 am
From: Peggy Rogers <peggy_rogers...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Mt Lemmon March 29, 2017, need help with Hawk ID
We were hiking on the Sunset trail toward Marshall Gulch and saw a hawk that we have been unable to ID. Photos are on eBird. Would appreciate help with ID'ing.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35817699


Thanks!

Peggy

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Date: 4/9/17 11:04 am
From: Keith Kamper <keithkamper...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Brown Thrasher at Las Cienegas NCA
I photographed a Brown thrasher this morning at about 8:30am in Empire
Gulch at Las Cienegas Natural Conservation Area. From the Empire Ranch
Headquarters parking area, take the trail towards the cottonwood gallery,
pass the leopard frog starter pools and follow the trail as it bends left.
Just before the sign on the right hand side of the trail emblazoned with
"Huge Cottonwood Trees," and an adjacent brick bench, there is a trail
leading down into the dry drainage. Take the trail turn left, duck under a
tree growing over the trail and you are now in the area where the thrasher
was. First detected by its "smack" call.

In addition to the expected breeders, a few migrants were noted including
Hammond's, Dusky and Gray Flycatchers, Orange-crowned Warbler and a
low-land Painted Redstart. I'll put up an Ebird list with the rest of the
sightings soon.

Good Birding,
Keith Kamper

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Date: 4/9/17 10:28 am
From: Laurens Halsey <desertharrier...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Sweetwater American Bittern
Still present but presently invisible; east most pond, east edge of open water, mid-way north-south, previously perched up on clump of dead cattails affording decent head, neck, & upper body views.

Thanks Jeremy for getting the word out this morning.

Laurens

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> On Apr 9, 2017, at 8:26 AM, Jeremy Medina <jmedina1...> wrote:
>
> The American Bittern continues this morning at Sweetwater on the eastern most pond. It was seen flying to the east side of the pond. Having a hard time getting another view if it.
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Date: 4/9/17 9:09 am
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, FOS Summer Tanager
Visitors have been reporting a Summer Tanager for about a week and I saw and heard a male this morning at the River between metal posts numbered 7 & 8.

Gray Hawks are still very active between at the River between post #6 and Garden Wash. Cassin's Kingbirds are arriving in some numbers. The Western Screech Owl near the Bookstore has been sunning a lot this week.

The free self-guided nature trail maps in the metal box in front of the Bookstore show the locations mentioned.

The next bird walk is this Wednesday, April 12th at 7. Free.

John Broz
Sierra Vista


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Date: 4/9/17 8:26 am
From: Jeremy Medina <jmedina1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Sweetwater American Bittern
The American Bittern continues this morning at Sweetwater on the eastern most pond. It was seen flying to the east side of the pond. Having a hard time getting another view if it.

Jeremy Medina
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Date: 4/9/17 8:25 am
From: trose <trose...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] No Birds - Congrats eBird Birder of the Month
And yet another Tucson member of the AZ/NM list snags eBird's "Birder of
the Month" challenge honors:

Congrats, Chris McCreedy! It's pretty neat to see when one of our local
dedicated and hard-working birders gets rewarded for all the eBird
efforts they put forth. Way to go! Fun to read. :) :)

Tonya Holland
Three Points AZ

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Date: 4/9/17 7:34 am
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Tucson: Broad-winged Hawk
From Paul Suchanek

-
Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

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> From: Paul Suchanek <suchanek_paul...>
> Date: April 9, 2017 at 7:31:23 AM MST
> To: "<rarebirdalert...>" <rarebirdalert...>
> Subject: SEAZ-Tucson: Broad-winged Hawk
>
> Broad-winged Hawk west of Wentworth along Tanque Verde Wash perched low on first cottonwood in middle of wash at 7:30 AM on Sun AM. Now gone but FYI.
>
> Paul Suchanek
> Tucson
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Date: 4/8/17 10:35 pm
From: Caleb Strand <strandcaleb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yavapai County Birding 04/06/17
Hi All,
On Thursday, April 6th, I birded hard with Laura Ellis in the in the land of much awe, Yavapai County! I focused my efforts between the towns of Congress and Chino Valley making many stops between. After a morning stop at a private ranch getting GRAY (known location for this spp.), HARRIS'S, and ZONE-TAILED HAWKS we worked our way to Congress. Oh yeah, and before the ranch stop we picked up a Bendire's Thrasher in Pai north of Wickenburg. In Congress we picked up desert species reguler to this region such as GILDED FLICKERS, INCA DOVES, a couple of singing PYRRHULOXIAS, VERMILION FLYCATCHERS, etc... 
Working our way north we slowly passed by Yarnell and Peeple's Valley, neither of which looked too birdy at the time; we had our minds on an area which was reccomended to us to explore by no other than Felipe Guerro, the Hassyampa River east of Yarnell. The Hassayampa River goes down the Bradshaw Mountains south of Prescott down south popping above and bellow the ground in certain areas. Many people know the Hassayampa River by the famous and well known Hassayampa River Preserve south of Wickenburg and let me tell you falks, the Hassayampa River east of Yarnell has cottonwoods just as, if not more, massive and healthy as the ones at this preserve, it also has some healthy willow habitat which has held breeding Willow Flycatchers. Sadly, yet excitingly, this area has had very very little birding coverage so the fully status of birds along this river is basically unknown. Felipe and I discussed that this section of the river (which is in Yavapai County) could hold breeding species such as Tropical Kingbirds, Gray Hawks, Common Ground-Doves, and more (all of which are rare to very local in the county)! This stretch of river also undoubtedly gets Elf Owls and Yellow-billed Cuckoos. To access this stretch of the Hassayampa River take Wagoner Road (which is north of Peeple's Valley and south Wilhoit, just south of Kirkland Valley Rd) east. It starts off as a dirt road for a couple hundred feet but then becomes paved. I drove about 17 miles down this road to the road before turning around and working my way back. The road hits the river at around mile marker 12 I wanna say, however, I may be quite far off, it might be a bit less. Nonetheless, I spent a good chunk of my day surveying this portion of the Hass. It is to note that a lot of this river is on private property but the road is public and there are a few nice spots that are public as well (the road actually has great birding). Now to the birding!
I started birding at the southernmost tip of my route at around mile marker 17 and slowly worked my way north. The whole river was covered with YELLOW and LUCY'S WARBLERS and BELL'S VIREOS! Both ANNA's and COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRDS were abundant as well. An ABERT'S TOWHEE was a somewhat good bird given the elevation of this area. Working our way north we started finding pairs of ZONE-TAILED HAWKS, and then chaparral/juiper woodland birds like BUSHTIT, WOODHOUSE'S SCRUB-JAY, JUNIPER and BRIDLED TITMICE, RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW,  etc... A pleasant surprise came from three LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS hanging out in a stand of dead cottonwoods. Not only is this species uncommon and irruptive in Pai but it is rare in the lowlands so these were a good find. GREATER ROADRUNNERS were abundant along the entire stretch. On our way out we spied a couple of GOLDEN EAGLES which was another highlight. We also observed many more species of birds along the river but one can see what we had on eBird. 
After a pleasant exploration of the river, Laura and I made our way north towards Prescott making a couple of stops along the way in hopes of Black-chinned Sparrows and Gray Vireos. We had a few BLACK-CHINNED SPARROWS but didn't give the vireos a good enough effort hit the jackpot apparently. 
Our next few stops were Willow and Watson Lakes and the Sundog Rd Wastewater Treatment Plant. The lakes held nothing other than the usual suspects along with large numbers of BUFFLEHEADS and EARED GREBES but no gulls were present. The Sundog Ponds (which are just west of Watson Lake) held a few nice birds such as an INTERGRADE MEXICAN MALLARD and a very likely female Greater Scaup. The scaup was fairly distant and diving constantly and I didn't spend too much time observing it but I am fairly confident it was a Greater but not 100% sure so I'll leave it down as a Greater/Lesser. 
From Prescott we drove north to Chino Valley to explore the grasslands. Highlights included a couple of YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS mixed in with the many BREWER'S, and RED-WINGED and BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS, a flyover PRAIRIE FALCON, FERRUGINOUS (getting late) and SWAINSON'S HAWKS, EASTERN and WESTERN MEADOWLARKS, and a late pair of SAGE THRASHERS.
Laura and I then ended the day with an epic pizza dinner with Felipe and Micah Reigner, two of Yavapai's most exploratory birders! Overall I had another awesome day out in the field exploring a small portion of the awesome Yavapai County! I look forward to exploring this county more and retrieving more golden data!
God Bless and BIRD HARD!!!
CalebBuckeye, AZ
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Date: 4/8/17 5:52 pm
From: Don <dspelley...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Ross's Goose update
As of a few minutes ago, Ross's Goose still on middle pond at ASU Research Park. Just west of the island with 3 Canada Geese.


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Date: 4/8/17 2:50 pm
From: Theresa Lawson <tmlawson1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Upper Ramsey Flame-Colored Tanager (and Tufted Flycatchyer) April 8
My husband (John Lawson) and I found a male Flame-Colored Tanger in Upper Ramsey today at about 10:00. AM. It was heard singing first and then we both eventually got good looks at the bird. Brilliant flame colored bird with white wing bars and white on tertiaries. It was clearly not a Hepatic or Western tanager. Song was also that of Flame-Colored Tanager. Vocalizing often...always the song. It did not make any call notes.

The bird was seen on the Hamburg trail between the overlook and the first stream crossing. If I had to guess distance I would say maybe 2/3 or the way to the stream crossing but that might not be accurate. I had seen the male Flame Colored Tanager in Upper Ramsey in July and August of 2016. The location we saw the bird today was a short distance before the area where it was being seen back in the summer of 2016. My husband had missed seeing this bird on numerous occasions the past two years so it was a very nice lifer for him!

I will be posting an ebird checklist later with a more detailed description of the bird. I managed to get a passable audio recording using the video recording feature on my iPhone so I will post that with my ebird list.

GPS location for Flame-Colored Tanager 31.43860, -110.31705

We also saw one Tufted Flycatcher today on the Hamburg Trail about 4/10th mile past the Brown Canyon trail junction. It was seen at the EXACT same location I saw it a few days ago. Unlike the past few times I saw the Tufted this was the first time I thought that maybe there could have been more than one bird. I briefly thought I heard two birds calling from separate locations but the little guy was moving around so fast at times that it easily could have been only one bird.

Theresa Lawson
Hereford, AZ





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Date: 4/8/17 2:02 pm
From: Magill Weber <magillweber...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Whimbrel/Willet Arlington Valley
I haven't seen this on the Listserv yet, so passing along. Brian Johnson and Susan Fishburn found a WHIMBREL in a flock of Long-billed Curlews, along with a Western Willet, in the Arlington Valley of Maricopa County on Palo Verde Rd. Between the intersections with Narramore and Carver Roads, which was enjoyed by a number of Phoenix birders this morning Sat 4/8. Brian also photographed a Western Sandpiper with a yellow flag at Lower River Road ponds. According to what I could find online, yellow flags indicate it was banded in Peru from 2013-2016, but additional info would be appreciated.

Magill Weber, Phoenix
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Date: 4/8/17 10:59 am
From: Jim Ripley <jimripley.az...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tufted Flycatcher in Carr Canyon
I was fortunate enough and thrilled to get a close-up in good lighting of this handsome wee bird. On Thursday near the restrooms but on the far side of the dry creek. Here’s a link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1528012457241296&set=gm.1425431137514167&type=3&theater <https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1528012457241296&set=gm.1425431137514167&type=3&theater>


Good birding to you,

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Date: 4/8/17 10:29 am
From: Donald Pelley <dspelley...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Ross's Goose
Sorry folks! I'm new to this.

Should have just provided this eBird link to pictures of the goose.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35785785

Don Pelley
Chandler, AZ


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Date: 4/8/17 9:41 am
From: Johnson Brian <spindlebrook...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ - Whimbrel near Buckeye
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } I found a Whimbrel on Palo Verde Rd in between Carver and Narramore Rds in the West Valley near Buckeye.  Look in the field to the South.
Brian Johnson


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Date: 4/8/17 9:36 am
From: MOLLY POLLOCK <mollymp...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SE Tucson Swainson's Hawks, Peregrine & miscellaneous
Hello birders,
With the Ft. Lowell Park (east side at the Patano Wash) Turkey Vulture lift-off this morning, I counted 15 Swainson's Hawks.  It's the most I've ever seen in migration at this location.  At one time, 13 were in a single kettle with Turkey Vultures.
Another interesting sighting, for the location, was a single fly-by White-faced Ibis.
Good birding,
Molly PollockTucson, AZ

On Friday, April 7, 2017 7:04 PM, Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> wrote:


I saw a kettle of 9 Swainson’s Hawks circling over the Pantano wash near dusk this evening (4/7).  They were overhead at the 22nd St. Bridge and flew southward to Golf Links and seemed to be moving south above the river (looking for a roost I assume).

The Peregrine that wintered at the microwave tower on 22nd west of Pantano is apparently still in the area- but not as consistently.  I saw it Monday and again this evening at dusk on the tower.

I keep track of birds on my daily bike commute to Rita Ranch  Although I haven’t seen anything surprising, I’ve tallied 48 species since Monday on the 10 mile route, which goes through suburbs, desert, and an enclave of mini ranches.  There is still a good variety of sparrows along the edge of the Fantasy Island mountain bike park, including White-crowned, Chipping, Brewer’s, a few Vespers and the resident Black-throated and Rufous-winged Sparrows.  Altogether I’ve noted 70 species on the route from 22nd/Kolb to Rita Ranch. 

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Date: 4/8/17 9:17 am
From: Peter <petersaenger...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] test-ignore
sorry having computer issues

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Date: 4/8/17 9:15 am
From: stuarthealy <stuarthealy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: 04/07/17 Carr Canyon Tufted Flycatcher - NO
On Friday, April 7, 2017, I visited Reef Campground in Carr Canyon in hopes of

improving on my photo of the Ramsey bird. I was unable to do so, since in order

to get a photo you have to find the bird and I failed to do that.



I spent 6 hours in the campground (7:00am to 1:00pm). Peak mid morning count

of birders was 10, none of whom saw the bird. Two still looking when I left.



BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHERS were conspicuous and abundant (at least 20).

Other birds of note were 10+ GRACE’S WARBLERS, 5 OLIVE WARBLERS and

a low soaring ZONE-TAILED HAWK. Bird activity dropped significantly after 9:30am.



Stuart



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Sierra Vista, AZ.

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Date: 4/8/17 6:52 am
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Lucifer Hummingbird Report from Ash Cyn B&B
For the last two days, the Lucifer Hummingbirds are not being seen on any kind of regular basis. This indicates that, as they have done since the year of the fire (2011), they have gone into nesting behavior. My theory (and it may or may not be correct) is that they seek nest sites in an area of these mountains which is not as fire-damaged as the hillsides behind my place. Even the males, which are not known to help with nests or young, appear to stay somewhere near the females, and so are not coming to my feeders regularly. In past years, the males would still come to my feeders at dusk for a night-time tank-up. I will be on the lookout for this new pattern, and will post again when I see it. Unfortunately, until then, birders should not count on seeing the Lucifer here, but could still get lucky.

So sorry to be the bearer of bad news. This, too, shall pass. :-)

Mary Jo
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Date: 4/7/17 10:25 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 7 April 2017
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on April 7, 2017; the next update will be made on April
14. 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/what-we-do/publications/fbi.html. For additional
sightings in the region, please see the The Arizona-New Mexico Birding
ListServ (https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/arc/aznmbirds).

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

SPECIES MENTIONED IN THIS REPORT INCLUDE:
#Broad-winged Hawk
*AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
*BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR
#Lucifer Hummingbird
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
#Eastern Phoebe
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Gray Catbird
#Brown Thrasher
*WHITE WAGTAIL
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
*STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE

AJO
A *WHITE WAGTAIL continued at the Ajo STP on 4/1 (m.ob.) but was not found
subsequently (m.ob.). There is one previous state record.

NOGALES area
A *BUFF-COLLARED NIGHTJAR was reported on 4/4 (Henry Detwiler) at the south
end of California Gulch at the confluence with Warsaw Canyon. Annotated
map: http://goo.gl/wSr0mi

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a *TUFTED FLYCATCHER continued on 4/3 (Theresa
Lawson) about 2 miles up the Hamburg Trail from the Ramsey Canyon Preserve
Visitor Center, about 1/3 mile past the junction with the Brown Canyon
Trail. This is an occasionally steep 4 mile round trip hike at 6,000 ft
elevation to reach this location; take plenty of water (several quarts) and
be prepared for very hot dry days or sudden monsoon storm activity. The map
here shows the location: https://goo.gl/aMh1ke
In Carr Canyon, *TUFTED FLYCATCHERS continued at Reef Townsite CG on 4/6
(m.ob.). One and sometimes two have been seen near the restroom and up the
old road across from site #9.
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
on 4/6 (Erika Wilson) 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.).
#LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRDS were also reported on 4/5 (Robert Behrstock) in a
yard in lower Ash Canyon..
An #EASTERN PHOEBE continued just north of the Hereford Bridge over the San
Pedro on 4/4 (Ron Beck).

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
An *AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was photographed at Lake Cochise by the Twin
Lakes Golf Course on 4/4 (Scott Olmstead) and continued on 4/5 (m.ob.).

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE continued to be seen daily (though sporadically –
morning seems best) at the Foothills Road (aka Rodrigues yard) feeders as
of 4/6 (m.ob.).
A #BROAD-WINGED HAWK was photographed along FR42 west of the Southwestern
Research Station on 4/5 (Raymond VanBuskirk).
A #GRAY CATBIRD continued in Portal on 4/4 (Dawn Zappone) at Cave Creek
Ranch.
A #BROWN THRASHER continued along Prickly Pear Ln north of the Portal Store
on 4/5 (Rick Plage).

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Florida Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/AAzD6), *RUFOUS-CAPPED
WARBLERS continued on 4/3 (Richard Fray) in the West Fork past the dam.
Directions: About 400 yards from parking lot is a metal gate, and just past
the gate the canyon forks. The main trail follows the East Fork, but most
sightings have been in the West Fork to the right. About 125 yards up the
rough trail in the West Fork is a large water tank and a low dam. The oak
grove is about 1/3 mile past the dam. Note: The trail for the West Fork can
be difficult to find, and is steep and rough in places. If you see the sign
with distances to Florida Saddle, Madera Canyon, etc you've missed the
turn. It is not necessary, recommended or permissible to enter the research
station to see these birds. #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.

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), #BLACK-CAPPED
GNATCATCHERS continued along the Birding Trail at the east end of the lake
this week (m.ob.).
A #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER was reported along Blue Haven Rd on 4/7 (Tom
Arny) between Salero Rd and the Patagonia- Sonoita Creek Preserve.


TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
#BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued in Rock Corral Canyon on 4/3 (Richard
Fray) west of Santa Gertrudis Lane. A high clearance, four-wheel drive
vehicle is recommended; the birds were all within the first mile up canyon
from the corral.
The #BROWN THRASHER continued at Santa Gertrudis Lane on 4/3 (Richard Fray)
across from #12. Remember to park along the frontage road and walk in.



ANNOUNCEMENTS
The revised 8th edition of Tucson Audubon's Finding Birds in Southeast
Arizona is available here: http://www.tucsonaudubon
.org/what-we-do/publications/fbi.html and updates to the 8th edition can be
found here: http://www.tucsonaudubon.org/what-we-do/publications/
431-fbiaddendum8th.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROGER ROAD WRF: Closed.

CORONA DE TUCSON WRF: Closed.

NOGALES STP: Closed.

Good birding!


Andrew Core
SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
http://tucsonaudubon.org/rba.html

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Date: 4/7/17 9:13 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Swallow spectacle 150000++++
Sorry all, I meant to include this as well. For more information please see this site https://phainopeplafables.com/2013/03/15/viewing-the-lcrv-swallow-spectacle/


David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City



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From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
To: aznmbirds <aznmbirds...>
Sent: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 9:11 pm
Subject: WAZ: Swallow spectacle 150000++++


I had a rare evening off and decided to check on the swallow spectacle migration. I went to the north end of Lake Havasu and wasn't disappointed. I had a low ball estimate of 150000+++ TREE SWALLOWS! It is always nice to see the amazing sight of 10's of thousands of swallows going to roost in the reeds at the north end. Couple photos of the swallows through the scope can be found on ebird http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35775889. This is truly an amazing sight and I encourage everyone to experience perhaps the largest concentration of migrants in Arizona.


Also of note was 1200 EARED GREBES on the lake. Good birding.


David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City



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Date: 4/7/17 9:12 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Swallow spectacle 150000++++
I had a rare evening off and decided to check on the swallow spectacle migration. I went to the north end of Lake Havasu and wasn't disappointed. I had a low ball estimate of 150000+++ TREE SWALLOWS! It is always nice to see the amazing sight of 10's of thousands of swallows going to roost in the reeds at the north end. Couple photos of the swallows through the scope can be found on ebird http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35775889. This is truly an amazing sight and I encourage everyone to experience perhaps the largest concentration of migrants in Arizona.


Also of note was 1200 EARED GREBES on the lake. Good birding.


David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City

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Date: 4/7/17 7:04 pm
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE Tucson Swainson's Hawks, Peregrine & miscellaneous
I saw a kettle of 9 Swainson’s Hawks circling over the Pantano wash near dusk this evening (4/7). They were overhead at the 22nd St. Bridge and flew southward to Golf Links and seemed to be moving south above the river (looking for a roost I assume).

The Peregrine that wintered at the microwave tower on 22nd west of Pantano is apparently still in the area- but not as consistently. I saw it Monday and again this evening at dusk on the tower.

I keep track of birds on my daily bike commute to Rita Ranch Although I haven’t seen anything surprising, I’ve tallied 48 species since Monday on the 10 mile route, which goes through suburbs, desert, and an enclave of mini ranches. There is still a good variety of sparrows along the edge of the Fantasy Island mountain bike park, including White-crowned, Chipping, Brewer’s, a few Vespers and the resident Black-throated and Rufous-winged Sparrows. Altogether I’ve noted 70 species on the route from 22nd/Kolb to Rita Ranch.

Sharon Goldwasser
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 4/7/17 10:35 am
From: Tom Arny <tarny...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Patagonia, AZ
My wife and I got very good looks at a Black-capped Gnatcatcher this morning (April 7, 2017) near the south end of Blue Haven Rd, Patagonia, AZ at about 8 AM. The bird was on the east side of the road in a mixed mesquite/Mexican Elderberry thicket. Its black cap showed clearly. The bird was roughly 0.1 mile north of the intersection with Salero Rd, where Blue Haven Rd begins. It was calling occasionally.
Other birds include: Gray Hawk perched in the open and calling, Bell's Vireos, Northern Beardless Tyrannulet, Vermilion Flycatchers, a Wilson's Warbler, and Rufous-winged Sparrow. Many chipping Sparrows too.
Tom Arny
Box 545
Patagonia, AZ 85624

tarny AT theriver.com




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Date: 4/6/17 12:05 pm
From: Lois Manowitz <loismanow...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] No sightings--Carr Canyon ride?
If anyone is planning to go for the Tufted Flycatcher etc in Carr Canyon and
can drive, I'd love to ride-share, perhaps Wednesday of next week? I'm in
Tucson, but can meet somewhere convenient.

If so, respond off-list to me: <loismanow...>

Thanks!
Lois

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Date: 4/6/17 8:18 am
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Apr 4-5, Buff-collared Nightjar & Tufted Flycatcher updates
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Date: 4/6/17 6:48 am
From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Harris's Hawk, Agua Fria River at Humboldt, Yavapai Co.
There was a Harris's Hawk in a Humboldt neighborhood just east of the Agua
Fria River yesterday evening. Harris's Hawks bred in this general area in
2010 and attempted to in 2011, but their nesting tree was cut down. There
are no ebird records for this location since. I saw the bird at Foothill
and Glenn. My second encounter with what may have been a different bird
was at S Sierra and E Ridge Way.

Felipe Guerrero

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Date: 4/5/17 10:33 pm
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] No Postings: FOUND: Shirt at Ash Canyon B&B, left on April 4
A nice brown & blue plaid men’s Arrow shirt was left here sometime on April 4. Hopefully, its owner will call or come by to claim it.

Mary Jo

Mary Jo Ballator
Ash Canyon B&B
5255 E. Spring Road
Hereford, AZ 85615
<mjballator...>
520-378-0773

Hours: Dawn to dusk daily except Wednesday noon to dusk


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Date: 4/5/17 6:01 pm
From: Mike Judd <ebwilderae...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Sitting hawk question
I should add my quandry between my first choice of ZTHA & CBHA. Was
happily going with Zone-tailed but looked in a Peterson FG to Hawks where
it said the brighter yellow bill of the Common Black is a good diagnostic
sign. Ours was very yellow but this was not in the least a riparian
situation. Of course if it is just moving through......

Mike Judd

On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 5:21 PM, Mike Judd <ebwilderae...> wrote:

> Seeking any advice here...was in Oracle yesterday and spotted flying
> vulture. But then one perched on a roadside power pole and began to
> consume a finch-sized passerine. It had a bright large white band on the
> tail with a smaller less bright band further up toward rump.
> My observation and quandary on this ebird report
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35696966
>
> Thanks for any
> Mike Judd
>

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Date: 4/5/17 5:57 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Gray Hawks
Everyone got multiple looks at soaring Gray Hawks this morning during the Wednesday Bird Walk. We had 62 species including recently arrived Ash-throated Flycatchers, Cassin's Kingbirds, Bell's Vireos, and Wilson's Warblers. The River was much busier than last week. The Screech Owl near the Bookstore was sunning when we left at 7 and still out when we returned at 11.

Late last week Mark Phillips and another local expert had multiple Cassin's Sparrows near the intersection of Garden Wash and del Valle Road but the birds did not appear today.

The next Bird Walk is next Wednesday, April 12 at 7. Historically, things get rolling at the River about April 15th.

John Broz
Sierra Vista



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Date: 4/5/17 5:29 pm
From: Mike Judd <ebwilderae...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Sitting hawk question
Seeking any advice here...was in Oracle yesterday and spotted flying
vulture. But then one perched on a roadside power pole and began to
consume a finch-sized passerine. It had a bright large white band on the
tail with a smaller less bright band further up toward rump.
My observation and quandary on this ebird report

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35696966

Thanks for any
Mike Judd

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Date: 4/5/17 11:40 am
From: Peter <petersaenger...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RFI: California Gulch and Lodging
Two out of state birders interested in going to California Gulch 13 or 14
April. Renting 4-wheel drive. Target species Five-striped Sparrow and
Montezuma Quail, among others. Suggestions or advise appreciated.
Also interested in suggestions for lodging in the area or at least what or
where to avoid.

Peter

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Date: 4/5/17 10:59 am
From: Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Elegant Trogon Surveys - You can help count Elegant Trogons!
Hello Birders,

The schedule for the 2017 Elegant Trogon surveys of SE Arizona's Sky Island
mountain ranges is set. If you want to help and any of these dates work for
you please sign up. Our online sign-up form is much easier than what we did
last year.
Elegant Trogon Surveys May-June 2017 - Sign up to help!

*Sign up now for the 2017 Elegant Trogon Surveys in SE Arizona! Form here:
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2017 Elegant Trogon Survey Dates

May 7, Sunday - Atascosa Highlands Count

May 27, Saturday - Patagonia Mountains Count

May 28, Sunday - Santa Rita Mountains Count

June 3, Saturday - Huachuca Mountains Count

June 4, Sunday - Chiricahua Mountains Count

There is an abundance of evidence, both anecdotal and scientific, that the
ecological influence of tropical Mexico has grown over the last century in
Southeastern Arizona. Mammals such as Javalina and White-nosed Coati have
both extended their range out the tropics into southern Arizona as part of
this larger ecological system expansion. The expansion continues even today
with the birding community noting the recent increase in prevalence of Gray
Hawks and rarities in general including the recent first ever US nesting
record of Tufted Flycatcher this past spring. Elegant Trogons are also part
of this story with their United States range expanding over the last
century which can be tracked with mainly anecdotal evidence and isolated
incidents of collecting. To further our understanding of how many Elegant
Trogons there are in the US organized surveys have been ongoing in the
Chiricahuas and Huachucas led by Rick Taylor for many years and beginning
in 2013 Jennie MacFarland and Tucson Audubon assisted Rick and helped
expand the surveys to three more ranges. The new areas we surveyed the last
three years are the Atascosa Highlands, Santa Rita Mountains and Patagonia
Mountains.

Thanks so much,

Jennie

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Date: 4/4/17 6:45 pm
From: Myron L. Scott and Barbara S. Bush <gaia_3...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Central AZ: Oak Flat: Common Black Hawk (4/2/17)
I normally wouldn't post about someone else's field trip, but must share this: Common Black-Hawk over the first pond south/southwest of Oak Flat campground. Seen during the early afternoon of the Sunday 4/2/17 Maricopa Audubon Society field trip led by Laurie Nessel. Myron ScottTempe, AZ
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Date: 4/4/17 6:43 pm
From: Doug Jenness <d_jenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Forster's Tern--Santa Cruz Flats
4/4/17


This morning I observed a very early FORSTER's TERN in alternate plumage fishing at a pond at the West Coast Turf sod farm at the Santa Cruz Flats west of Red Rock in Pinal County. This sod farm is the one to the south of and adjacent to Evergreen Turf sod farm. The pond is on the west side of Tweedy Rd. about .5 south of Pretzer Rd. As far as I can determine this may be the earliest record for Pinal County.


Doug Jenness

Catalina, AZ

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Date: 4/4/17 4:32 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Chino Canyon (BcGn) and Tubac trogon mystery?
For those that are interested, I consulted with Rick Taylor and after thinking about my description and looking at Ken Murphy’s photos, he concluded that the second trogon is definitely an immature male. According to Rick, only males show green on the back and the presence of some small red splotches in the axillaries would seem both indicate an immature male in plumage transition. So, Ken, you were right! He also told me that the chatter/alarm call is not specific to gender, that both males and females will make this call. Just happenstance that I only heard it previously from female (or immature?) birds.

So, keep your eyes out for it, the first adult male, and perhaps other trogons in the area.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.”
- Steven Wright



On Mar 29, 2017, at 6:04 PM, Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...><mailto:<tnhelentjaris...>> wrote:

Had some guests from MO in town for some birding, so we headed first down to Chino Canyon with a few target species in mind. Beautiful morning, maybe not as birdy as I might have anticipated, but we did pick up some new species for them. Best of the morning were great views of BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS, a pair that came right into us. Boy, am I glad they’re wearing their new Easter clothes now, with full black caps coming well down below the eyes. I have had it this winter with trying to convince myself on the identification of cap-less birds, is that bill bigger, is that call diagnostic? Also lots of RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS, singing CRISSAL THRASHERS, both ROCK and CANYON WRENS. A nominee for the best find of the day was on the road out where a GILA MONSTER waddled up the road right in front of us and accommodated us with great views once we got out of the car and escorted it into the brush.

After lunch in Tubac, we walked the De Anza Trail. Besides the great views of LUCY’S WARBLERS (however none of them yet investigating Jennie MacFarland’s numerous houses along the trail), we also heard YELLOW WARBLERS, lots of whining GRAY HAWKS, and several NORTHERN BEARDLESS-TYRRANULETS. We walked all the way down to the benches where I had found an adult male Elegant Trogon a few weeks ago, not sure what our expectations should be there? Sat there at the benches for some time, resting and enjoying the afternoon weather when I thought I heard the chatter of a female ELEGANT TROGON behind me? Turned around, couldn’t see anything over several minutes but then got distracted by a GRAY HAWK directly below us walking along the water in the river bed. Looked up to just catch a flash of what I thought was a trogon flying downriver to the north. So, that was exciting, well maybe not as much as a Wagtail, but still exciting for me. We waited there for some time hoping to get another look at a putative trogon there, when Judy spied it directly out from us, eye-level and ~75 yds out, sitting quietly in the shadows. This bird hung out in the same general area for the next half hour or so and gave us a lot of time to inspect it, sometimes sallying out for insects. Surprisingly, this was clearly not the adult male trogon that I had seen before but now apparently an adult female, given the plumage and the call. After I got back, I checked all the eBird reports and most do not indicate gender, some do, except for a photo and report from Ken Murphy, who figured this bird as an immature, so some one else has seen this second trogon in the exact same area as the previous male. I think this bird is a female, given the call and plumage, but I could be wrong, perhaps someone else can weigh in? We did notice that in the extensive white chest above the ruby belly, there were clearly small but clear ruby red patches in the auxiliaries, that I don’t see in photos/drawings of females, so is this in fact an immature male, despite the female chatter call or ? Let me know your thoughts, but in any case, after finding the first record of a trogon here along the Santa Cruz, we now have a second bird within a few days in exactly the same spot, so what is going on here?

While watching the trogon, a Border Patrol guy came up and asked us if we had seen anyone pass us heading north? We replied “no” but then remembered that just a few hundred yards north, we had heard someone thrashing around down towards the river and off he went in pursuit. My guests congratulated me on scripting a perfect day in the Southwest, new birds including the trogon, a Gila Monster, and a Border Patrol pursuit. They were impressed!

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

“When someone tells you they will be indebted to you forever, what they really mean is they’re never gonna pay you back!”
- Ray Magliozzi





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Date: 4/4/17 1:55 pm
From: Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Willcox plover
Good birding today at the lake in Willcox even though it's quite windy. There is a Pluvialis plover hanging out on a sandbar, mostly resting in the bunchgrasses but sometimes venturing into the open. I've got some poor photos I'll review when I get home. I am thinking it's American Golden-Plover based on mantle coloration and pattern, face/head pattern, bill size/shape, and primary length relative to tail. However, the habitat choice (sand bar in a lake) is a bit off for that species. I don't get to look at shorebirds a lot, so I could be mistaken!

Definitely worth investigating if you're in the area, since even a Black-bellied Plover is a good bird in SEAZ.

4 Franklin's Gulls also present.

Full list on eBird later this afternoon, but I wanted to get the word out about the plover sooner rather than later.

Scott

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Date: 4/4/17 10:51 am
From: Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Native Plants for a Bird Friendly Yard Available at Tucson Audubon
Hello SE Arizona Birders,

Wanted to share this opportunity with you all to get bird supporting plants
for your yard and property. Some of these natives can be hard to find at
most nurseries in town.

The Tucson Audubon Society Nature Shop is making it easy for you to add a
variety of vibrant native plants to your landscaping. In partnership with
Nighthawk Natives Nursery, we will be having our 1st Annual Native Plant
Sale at the Historic Y location starting Saturday April 1 through Saturday
April 8 from 10:00-4:00.

Stop by to check out our amazing selection of affordable native plants that
will help you create a stunning, sustainable bird and pollinator oasis in
your yard year round. Or call us at (520) 629-0510 x7015 for more
information.

Address: 300 E. University Blvd #120 Tucson, AZ 85705



*1 gallon plants: $8*

*Quart plants: $4 *

*(no additional member discounts, please)*



Plant list:

*Quarts $4*

Mexican Gold Poppy / *Escschholtzia mexicana*

Scarlet Flax / *Linum frandiflora v. rubrum*

Blazing Star / *Mentzelia lindeyi*

Desert Bluebells / *Phacelia campanularia*

Desert Chia / *Salvia Columbariae*


*Gallon Plants $8*

Bee Brush / *Aloysia wrightii*

Desert Marigold / *Baileya multiradiata*

Trailing Indigo Bush / *Dalea greggii*

Indigo Bush / *Dalea pulchra*

Desert Verbena / *Glandularia goodingii*

Chuparosa / *Justicia californica*

Mexican Honeysuckle / *Justicia spicigera*

Blue Flax / *Linum lewisii*

Wolfberry / *Lycium fremontii*

Blackfoot Daisy / *Melampodium leucanthum*

Tufted Evening Primrose / *Oenothera caespitosa*

Showy Primrose / *Oenothera speciosa*

Parry’s Penstemon / *Penstemon parryi*

Chihuahan Sage / *Salvia chaemydroides*

Colored Globemallow / *Sphaeralcea ambigua*

Caliche Globemallow / *Sphaeralcea laxa*



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Date: 4/4/17 10:11 am
From: Theresa Lawson <tmlawson1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Tufted Flycatcher Upper Ramsey April 3
I saw one Tufted Flycatcher in Upper Ramsey yesterday. Same general location on the Hamburg Trail. Seen and heard from about 11:10 to 11:25. The bird was still present when I continued up the trail but I did not see or hear it on the return trip.

Previously the last reported sighting for the Tufted in Upper Ramsey was March 20 when myself and two other groups of birders saw one bird. I had been to Upper Ramsey on March 24 and did not see or hear the Tufted. I know there are not many birders venturing to Upper Ramsey these days and some could be seeing the birds but not reporting sightings anywhere (ebird, the AZNM list or sightings book at Ramsey).
Regardless it was good to see that at least one bird is still in Upper Ramsey!

Theresa Lawson
Hereford, AZ


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Date: 4/4/17 8:18 am
From: Brian Jones <ravenwolf121...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NO SIGHTING: SEAZ - Presentation on birds and riparian restoration at El Rio Open Space (Coachline Gravel Pit)
FYI to those interested, Tucson Audubon and the Town of Marana are doing a
presentation called "Birds, Riparian Restoration, and the El Rio Preserve"
on Tuesday, May 9 at the Pima Community College NW Campus (7600 N. Shannon
Road) Room G105 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.



For the birds!

Brian Jones
Tucson, AZ
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do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let
me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.

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Date: 4/3/17 4:56 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 4/3/2017
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
April 3, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for April 3, 2017 sponsored by the
New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for private
property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch country,
do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a checklist of
N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty species can be
found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the NM Bird Finding
Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more complete, updated
version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

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

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL letters):

RED-NECKED GREBE (Sierra)
WHIMBREL (Bernalillo)
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Sierra)
Brown Pelican (Sierra)
Gray Hawk (Socorro)
CAROLINA WREN (Sierra, Socorro, Valencia)
BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER (Hidalgo)
PURPLE FINCH (Sierra)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)
Harris’s Sparrow (Socorro)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Dona Ana)

BERNALILLO County:
--Rustay reported a WHIMBREL at Valle de Oro NWR March 28. It continued to
March 31.

DONA ANA County:
--Egelhoff reported a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW at Dripping Springs Natural
Area February 5 and continued to March 11. It was seen a half mile up the
drippings springs trail at the first stone bench and rusty metal water
tank.

HIDALGO County:
--Egelhoff reported two, male a female, BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS in the
New Mexico portion of Guadalupe Canyon March 11. They were seen 0.2 mi east
of the cattle guard in the immediate vicinity of several pieces of yellow
CAT earthmoving equipment. He also reported two RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS in
the canyon the same day.

SIERRA County:
--The continuing PURPLE FINCH was reported at Percha Dam (Percha Recreation
Area) to March 5 in the wooded area east of the campground.

--Pederson and Baumann reported a RED-NECKED GREBE at Elephant Butte Lake
January 7. It was seen from the Dam Site Marina near the dam and continued
to March 31.

--Parmeter, Oldenettel, Baumann, and Pederson reported two first cycle
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS below Caballo Dam January 7. A second winter
LESSER BLACK-BACKED joined the first winters and they have been seen in the
area to March 9. They were eating dead fish with other gulls near the
entrance to the recreation area along the Rio Grande or from Percha Flats
at Caballo Lake.

--Cleary reported the continuing BROWN PELICAN at Elephant Butte Lake SP
December 6. THREE are now present to April 3. Rock Canyon will likely be a
good place to check with the rising lake level.

--Andersen and Baumann reported a CAROLINA WREN at Pecha Dam (Percha
Recreation Area) November 19, likely a continuing individual from earlier
in the fall. It continued to April 2.

SOCORRO County:
--Parmeter reported an adult GRAY HAWK at Bosque del Apache NWR April 1. It
was seen from the north-bound North Loop north of where the Seasonal Road
ends at the north loop, but south of Audio Stop 12. There is one large,
lone deciduous tree on the west side of the road, and the bird was just
north of that, perched atop a salt cedar maybe 50-100 meters west of the
road

--Liddell and Herzenberg reported a HARRIS’S SPARROW at Bernardo WMA
January 26. Two were reported by Krueper February 7 and at least one
continued to March 7.

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

VALENCIA County:
--Rustay, Hetrick, and Buckley reported a CAROLINA WREN in the Belen bosque
January 22. It was seen along the east side of the Rio Grande north of the
Belen (hwy 309) bridge and continued in the area March 27 for Heinze.

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Date: 4/3/17 3:16 pm
From: <bncthay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Sweetwater Wetlands LB Curlew April 3


The Long-Billed Curlew reported this morning at Sweetwater Wetlands (2 eBird reports) was still present early this afternoon. It was perched on the berm between the 2 easternmost recharge basins

Craig Thayer
Tucson



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Date: 4/3/17 2:23 pm
From: David Pearson <dpearson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt area south of Globe
Darrel Wilder and I birded the Pinal Mt. area today (3 Apr.) for 6 hours and found 76 species. A calling (single toots) NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL was in the lower part of Pioneer Pass on the eastern slope. A SLATE-COLORED FOX SPARROW was in the upper chaparral area of Russell Road, and this is three weeks later than any previous spring record for Pinal Mt. First of the spring records were Band-tailed Pigeon, Western Kingbird, Virginia's Warbler, and Grace's warbler.


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


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Date: 4/3/17 12:32 pm
From: David Griffin <birdingnm...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] {AZ} South-central AZ (lovebird/thrashers/wagtail)
Mark
That's true. The same goes for USFWS refuges like Buenos Aires, Cabeza
Prieta, San Bernardino, etc.... (unless you have a special use/research
permit specifically allowing for it).

David

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> wrote:

> HI Wyatt,
>
>
> I haven't seen this in writing but have heard from mulitple sources that
> the use of playback is not allowed for
> any species in any Nat'l Park Service location, which would include Organ
> Pipe Cactus NM.
>
> Mark
>
> --------------------------------------------
> On Sun, 4/2/17, David Griffin <birdingnm...> wrote:
>
> Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] {AZ} South-central AZ
> (lovebird/thrashers/wagtail)
> To: "Wyatt Egelhoff" <redknot42...>
> Cc: "AZNMBirds" <aznmbirds...>
> Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 12:31 PM
>
> Hi Wyatt
> A buff-collared nightjar was
> mist-netted and banded in Alamo Cyn back in the late 1990s
> (I believe). I forget who was working there, but they also
> had something else special (I think bridled
> titmouse).
> Don't be down
> about missing the local FPO - I've been going to Alamo
> Cyn since 1994 and have never encountered them there ;) even
> days before/after others have seen them. Alamo Cyn is a
> special place to hike/explore in all seasons.
> Now get back to LC!
>
> On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at
> 11:15 AM, Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...>
> wrote:
> I spent
> the morning of Apr. 1st birding Alamo Canyon of Organ Pipe
> NM. My goal
>
> was the fabled Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, but I was unable to
> hear any. Aside from
>
> birding the trail, I didn't know where specifically I
> should have concentrated
>
> my efforts (I have heard since that between the corral and
> the campground is
>
> the place they are often encountered, oops). Last time I
> heard, because this
>
> population was deemed threatened (as compared to the TX
> population) due to its
>
> decline, the use of tape is not allowed, so I didn't use
> any. My whistling
>
> apparently didn't impress the owls.
>
> I was impressed by the abundance of Elf Owls.
>
>
>
> I thought I'd mention that I did hear a Northern
> Mockingbird giving a pretty
>
> convincing rendition of a Buff-collared Nightjar song. If
> this mockingbird was
>
> produced locally, I would recommend checking here. Though
> its still Pima
>
> county, its a cool place to find one. I notice one eBird
> report from this
>
> location from 2015. Not sure if there has been regular
> occupancy of this site
>
> by BCNI, and it just isn't published on eBird, or if it
> is a relatively new
>
> phenomenon.
>
>
>
> Finally, I encountered two Western Flycatchers. What
> surprised me was that
>
> both were singing and calling quite a bit, which suggested
> one was a Pac-slope
>
> and the other a Cordilleran. (I am more confident about the
> Cordilleran
>
> because that is the species I have a lot more experience
> with).
>
>
>
> The Wagtail continued when I left Ajo at 10:30am. It was
> working along the
>
> piping parallel to the west bank of the east pond. This
> means it was not
>
> visible without some extra vertical. The best strategy it
> seems, is for a kind
>
> soul with a truck to back it up to the entrance gate the
> ponds (the highest
>
> bit of ground), and for birders to stand in the back (with
> scopes).
>
>
>
> After two hours of searching at mid-day, I managed to find a
> Le Conte's
>
> Thrasher at the Salome/Baseline spot. It seemed like it may
> have been a
>
> fledgling, because there was a fair amount of peachiness in
> the undertail
>
> coverts, and the bill wasn't terribly long, Otherwise it
> had the sandy
>
> complexion, black eye, and blank stare all consistent with
> an adult. it was on
>
> the south (?) side across both roads from the parking area
> in a patch of
>
> mesquite south of the piles of clothing and garbage.
>
> Also present was a Bendire's along the rom of mesquites
> west of the parking
>
> area (mesquites run North-South).
>
>
>
> Finally, I braved the jungle of exotic trees in Scottsdale
> to search for Rosy-
>
> faced Lovebirds. I followed Carl Perretta's excellent
> directions and managed
>
> to find 8 at the Gainey Village strip mall. It was
> mid-afternoon, and the
>
> birds were actually feeding in the various trees producing
> yellow flowers (and
>
> the flower pots). A far cry from their native Namibia, but
> at least I didn't
>
> have to worry about Yellow Fever.
>
>
>
> Happy Birding,
>
> Wyatt Egelhoff
>
> Las Cruces
>
> New Mexico
>
>
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Date: 4/3/17 12:00 pm
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] {AZ} South-central AZ (lovebird/thrashers/wagtail)
HI Wyatt,


I haven't seen this in writing but have heard from mulitple sources that the use of playback is not allowed for
any species in any Nat'l Park Service location, which would include Organ Pipe Cactus NM.

Mark

--------------------------------------------
On Sun, 4/2/17, David Griffin <birdingnm...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] {AZ} South-central AZ (lovebird/thrashers/wagtail)
To: "Wyatt Egelhoff" <redknot42...>
Cc: "AZNMBirds" <aznmbirds...>
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 12:31 PM

Hi Wyatt
A buff-collared nightjar was
mist-netted and banded in Alamo Cyn back in the late 1990s
(I believe).  I forget who was working there, but they also
had something else special (I think bridled
titmouse).
Don't be down
about missing the local FPO - I've been going to Alamo
Cyn since 1994 and have never encountered them there ;) even
days before/after others have seen them.  Alamo Cyn is a
special place to hike/explore in all seasons.
Now get back to LC!

On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at
11:15 AM, Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...>
wrote:
I spent
the morning of Apr. 1st birding Alamo Canyon of Organ Pipe
NM. My goal

was the fabled Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, but I was unable to
hear any. Aside from

birding the trail, I didn't know where specifically I
should have concentrated

my efforts (I have heard since that between the corral and
the campground is

the place they are often encountered, oops). Last time I
heard, because this

population was deemed threatened (as compared to the TX
population) due to its

decline, the use of tape is not allowed, so I didn't use
any. My whistling

apparently didn't impress the owls.

I was impressed by the abundance of Elf Owls.



I thought I'd mention that I did hear a Northern
Mockingbird giving a pretty

convincing rendition of a Buff-collared Nightjar song. If
this mockingbird was

produced locally, I would recommend checking here. Though
its still Pima

county, its a cool place to find one. I notice one eBird
report from this

location from 2015. Not sure if there has been regular
occupancy of this site

by BCNI, and it just isn't published on eBird, or if it
is a relatively new

phenomenon.



Finally, I encountered two Western Flycatchers. What
surprised me was that

both were singing and calling quite a bit, which suggested
one was a Pac-slope

and the other a Cordilleran. (I am more confident about the
Cordilleran

because that is the species I have a lot more experience
with).



The Wagtail continued when I left Ajo at 10:30am. It was
working along the

piping parallel to the west bank of the east pond. This
means it was not

visible without some extra vertical. The best strategy it
seems, is for a kind

soul with a truck to back it up to the entrance gate the
ponds (the highest

bit of ground), and for birders to stand in the back (with
scopes).



After two hours of searching at mid-day, I managed to find a
Le Conte's

Thrasher at the Salome/Baseline spot. It seemed like it may
have been a

fledgling, because there was a fair amount of peachiness in
the undertail

coverts, and the bill wasn't terribly long, Otherwise it
had the sandy

complexion, black eye, and blank stare all consistent with
an adult. it was on

the south (?) side across both roads from the parking area
in a patch of

mesquite south of the piles of clothing and garbage.

Also present was a Bendire's along the rom of mesquites
west of the parking

area (mesquites run North-South).



Finally, I braved the jungle of exotic trees in Scottsdale
to search for Rosy-

faced Lovebirds. I followed Carl Perretta's excellent
directions and managed

to find 8 at the Gainey Village strip mall. It was
mid-afternoon, and the

birds were actually feeding in the various trees producing
yellow flowers (and

the flower pots). A far cry from their native Namibia, but
at least I didn't

have to worry about Yellow Fever.



Happy Birding,

Wyatt Egelhoff

Las Cruces

New Mexico


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Date: 4/3/17 11:46 am
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fw: AZ: Osprey kettling with Turkey Vultures at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum




> From: Wolterbeek, Paul A -
> Subject: Osprey kettling with Turkey Vultures at the Arboretum
>
> Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 10:45 AM
>
> _______________________________
>
>
> OSPREY
> CIRCLING WITH VULTURES AT THE ARBORETUM
> From: Mark Ochs & Kathe Anderson
> Date:   Saturday April 1
> An Osprey circled amidst several Turkey
> Vultures right at the start of our Saturday guided birdwalk
> -- a few in our group wondered if a mischievous vulture was
> playing an April Fool's prank on us -- but sure enough,
> it was an Osprey - and a rare sighting over the Arboretum
> gardens! Today was a good one for raptors - we saw
> Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk and American Kestrel.
> Great-blue Heron, Hammond's Flytcatcher and Yellow
> Warbler were notable; other birds included Gambel's
> Quail, Mourning Dove, Inca Dove, White-throated Swift,
> Broad-billed Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Anna’s
> Hummingbird, Gila Woodpecker, Bell’s Vireo, Plumbeous
> Vireo, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Verdin, Cactus Wren,
> Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Curve-billed Thrasher,
> Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler,
> Abert’s Towhee, Spotted Towhee, white-crowned Sparrow,
> Northern Cardinal, Hooded Oriole, House Finch and Lesser
> Goldfinch.
>
> Editor's
> Note: Weekend walks continue April 9 with Anne Leight; a
> special Friday walk April 21 is guided by Lisa & Peggy;
> and the Arboretum's final 8:30 walk is April 23 with
> Cathy Wise and Steven Prager. Summer hours resume in May,
> when BTA is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (no
> admission after 2:00).

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Date: 4/2/17 5:21 pm
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] No Wagtail This Afternoon
I was at the Ajo WTP from 0930 to 1230, with no joy.

Betsy Checchia

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Date: 4/2/17 4:45 pm
From: Merlin <merlin32757...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] No wagtail
Hi all

We drove over just on the chance that the White Wagtail was still around.
But, no joy. 4:45pm

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Date: 4/2/17 3:49 pm
From: patty tersey <tucsonhiker49...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] No White Wagtail 4/2
I was out this morning from about 730-930, along with about 20 others,
since there since first light. No WAGTAIL seen

On Apr 2, 2017 3:44 PM, "Magill Weber" <magillweber...> wrote:

Can we infer from complete lack of reports today that the bird was not
found today? Negative reports are helpful too.
Magill Weber, Phoenix

> On Mar 30, 2017, at 9:29 AM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>
> Janine McCabe called to report that the White Wagtail continues at first
light on the middle berm at the Ajo STP (6:20 on 3/30).
>
> Thanks Janine!
>
> -
> Andrew Core
> Tucson, AZ
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Date: 4/2/17 3:44 pm
From: Magill Weber <magillweber...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Ajo: White Wagtail continues
Can we infer from complete lack of reports today that the bird was not found today? Negative reports are helpful too.
Magill Weber, Phoenix

> On Mar 30, 2017, at 9:29 AM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>
> Janine McCabe called to report that the White Wagtail continues at first light on the middle berm at the Ajo STP (6:20 on 3/30).
>
> Thanks Janine!
>
> -
> Andrew Core
> Tucson, AZ
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Date: 4/2/17 1:00 pm
From: Joel DuBois <squidthelesser101...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Birding in Las Cruces: Forked Tail, Owl, and Sparrow
Hi all,

I encountered 3 unknown or very unusual birds this week, and I was hoping
for some ideas.

I was on Solano Dr in Las Cruces and an unusual bird flew by a few days
ago. This bird made no noise when it flew by, but was very fast. It had a
very plain colour, but the most unusual part about it was that it had a
forked tail. Any logical ideas?

At NMSU, I heard an owl call that sounded remarkably like the Flammulated
Owl, even though the environment, time of day (4:00 pm) and location seemed
very odd. Could the Great Horned Owl's be somewhat muffled and a slightly
different pitch sometimes?

I was in my yard in Las Cruces today, and I heard and saw an unusual
sparrow. The call it made was nearly identical to the call of the
Rufous-winged Sparrow. There was a pair of them in a Yucca. I know this
is very unusual there. Therefore, I was wondering if anyone knew of
another sparrow-sized bird that makes this call, or one similar to it.
(Another highlight in my yard today was a male Williamson's Sapsucker.)

Happy Birding,
Joel DuBois

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Date: 4/2/17 12:31 pm
From: David Griffin <birdingnm...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] {AZ} South-central AZ (lovebird/thrashers/wagtail)
Hi Wyatt

A buff-collared nightjar was mist-netted and banded in Alamo Cyn back in
the late 1990s (I believe). I forget who was working there, but they also
had something else special (I think bridled titmouse).

Don't be down about missing the local FPO - I've been going to Alamo Cyn
since 1994 and have never encountered them there ;) even days before/after
others have seen them. Alamo Cyn is a special place to hike/explore in all
seasons.

Now get back to LC!


On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 11:15 AM, Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...> wrote:

> I spent the morning of Apr. 1st birding Alamo Canyon of Organ Pipe NM. My
> goal
> was the fabled Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, but I was unable to hear any. Aside
> from
> birding the trail, I didn't know where specifically I should have
> concentrated
> my efforts (I have heard since that between the corral and the campground
> is
> the place they are often encountered, oops). Last time I heard, because
> this
> population was deemed threatened (as compared to the TX population) due to
> its
> decline, the use of tape is not allowed, so I didn't use any. My whistling
> apparently didn't impress the owls.
> I was impressed by the abundance of Elf Owls.
>
> I thought I'd mention that I did hear a Northern Mockingbird giving a
> pretty
> convincing rendition of a Buff-collared Nightjar song. If this mockingbird
> was
> produced locally, I would recommend checking here. Though its still Pima
> county, its a cool place to find one. I notice one eBird report from this
> location from 2015. Not sure if there has been regular occupancy of this
> site
> by BCNI, and it just isn't published on eBird, or if it is a relatively new
> phenomenon.
>
> Finally, I encountered two Western Flycatchers. What surprised me was that
> both were singing and calling quite a bit, which suggested one was a
> Pac-slope
> and the other a Cordilleran. (I am more confident about the Cordilleran
> because that is the species I have a lot more experience with).
>
> The Wagtail continued when I left Ajo at 10:30am. It was working along the
> piping parallel to the west bank of the east pond. This means it was not
> visible without some extra vertical. The best strategy it seems, is for a
> kind
> soul with a truck to back it up to the entrance gate the ponds (the highest
> bit of ground), and for birders to stand in the back (with scopes).
>
> After two hours of searching at mid-day, I managed to find a Le Conte's
> Thrasher at the Salome/Baseline spot. It seemed like it may have been a
> fledgling, because there was a fair amount of peachiness in the undertail
> coverts, and the bill wasn't terribly long, Otherwise it had the sandy
> complexion, black eye, and blank stare all consistent with an adult. it
> was on
> the south (?) side across both roads from the parking area in a patch of
> mesquite south of the piles of clothing and garbage.
> Also present was a Bendire's along the rom of mesquites west of the parking
> area (mesquites run North-South).
>
> Finally, I braved the jungle of exotic trees in Scottsdale to search for
> Rosy-
> faced Lovebirds. I followed Carl Perretta's excellent directions and
> managed
> to find 8 at the Gainey Village strip mall. It was mid-afternoon, and the
> birds were actually feeding in the various trees producing yellow flowers
> (and
> the flower pots). A far cry from their native Namibia, but at least I
> didn't
> have to worry about Yellow Fever.
>
> Happy Birding,
> Wyatt Egelhoff
> Las Cruces
> New Mexico
>
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Date: 4/2/17 9:15 am
From: Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] {AZ} South-central AZ (lovebird/thrashers/wagtail)
I spent the morning of Apr. 1st birding Alamo Canyon of Organ Pipe NM. My goal
was the fabled Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, but I was unable to hear any. Aside from
birding the trail, I didn't know where specifically I should have concentrated
my efforts (I have heard since that between the corral and the campground is
the place they are often encountered, oops). Last time I heard, because this
population was deemed threatened (as compared to the TX population) due to its
decline, the use of tape is not allowed, so I didn't use any. My whistling
apparently didn't impress the owls.
I was impressed by the abundance of Elf Owls.

I thought I'd mention that I did hear a Northern Mockingbird giving a pretty
convincing rendition of a Buff-collared Nightjar song. If this mockingbird was
produced locally, I would recommend checking here. Though its still Pima
county, its a cool place to find one. I notice one eBird report from this
location from 2015. Not sure if there has been regular occupancy of this site
by BCNI, and it just isn't published on eBird, or if it is a relatively new
phenomenon.

Finally, I encountered two Western Flycatchers. What surprised me was that
both were singing and calling quite a bit, which suggested one was a Pac-slope
and the other a Cordilleran. (I am more confident about the Cordilleran
because that is the species I have a lot more experience with).

The Wagtail continued when I left Ajo at 10:30am. It was working along the
piping parallel to the west bank of the east pond. This means it was not
visible without some extra vertical. The best strategy it seems, is for a kind
soul with a truck to back it up to the entrance gate the ponds (the highest
bit of ground), and for birders to stand in the back (with scopes).

After two hours of searching at mid-day, I managed to find a Le Conte's
Thrasher at the Salome/Baseline spot. It seemed like it may have been a
fledgling, because there was a fair amount of peachiness in the undertail
coverts, and the bill wasn't terribly long, Otherwise it had the sandy
complexion, black eye, and blank stare all consistent with an adult. it was on
the south (?) side across both roads from the parking area in a patch of
mesquite south of the piles of clothing and garbage.
Also present was a Bendire's along the rom of mesquites west of the parking
area (mesquites run North-South).

Finally, I braved the jungle of exotic trees in Scottsdale to search for Rosy-
faced Lovebirds. I followed Carl Perretta's excellent directions and managed
to find 8 at the Gainey Village strip mall. It was mid-afternoon, and the
birds were actually feeding in the various trees producing yellow flowers (and
the flower pots). A far cry from their native Namibia, but at least I didn't
have to worry about Yellow Fever.

Happy Birding,
Wyatt Egelhoff
Las Cruces
New Mexico

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Date: 4/2/17 8:24 am
From: Merlin <merlin32757...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Buenos Aires NWR--Arivaca Cienega, Apr 1, 2017
Hi All

It was a clear and beautiful day yesterday at the Arivaca Cienega. We had
only two birders from St. Louis for the bird hike, everyone else must have
been in Ajo looking for the Wagtail. The Gray Hawks were back and calling
from the trees, the Cooper's Hawks were still nesting. The Lucy's and
Yellow Warblers were calling and setting up territories. Water levels are
still down in the Cienega.


Buenos Aires NWR--Arivaca Cienega, Pima, Arizona, US
Apr 1, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
39 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 50
Cooper's Hawk 2
Gray Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Common Ground-Dove 1
White-winged Dove 2
Mourning Dove 12
Black-chinned Hummingbird 1
Anna's Hummingbird 1
Rufous Hummingbird 1
Gila Woodpecker 10
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 12
Cassin's Kingbird 4
Loggerhead Shrike 2
Bell's Vireo 3
Common Raven 25
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Verdin 2
House Wren 2
Bewick's Wren 5
gnatcatcher sp. 1
European Starling 2
Lucy's Warbler 4
Yellow Warbler 4
Rufous-winged Sparrow 5
Chipping Sparrow 2
Black-throated Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Canyon Towhee 4
Abert's Towhee 2
Green-tailed Towhee 4
House Finch 10
Lesser Goldfinch 13
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S35614837

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



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Date: 4/2/17 8:15 am
From: mmktye <mmktye...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson-area Kite question
Hello all,

What types of Kites are seen in the Tucson/Vail area?

I was taking pictures of the sunset yesterday evening near SNP East/Rincon
(not far from the old Madrona Ranger Station) and I observed a medium-sized
raptor kiting over our property. Unfortunately, my binocs were in the car
and, even though I was holding a camera in my hand, I was so surprised to
see the bird that it did not even occur to me to try to get a picture of it!

The bird was strikingly black & white. The tail was light and appeared
almost orange (but that could have been due to the light -- it was at
sunset). I currently live in northern Virginia and Mississippi Kites nest
in my neighborhood, so I know it was not a MIKI. Also, not a kestral. I
have seen White-tailed kites a few times in California and that is the
closest thing I can come up with.

Anything else show up around here that kites?

Thanks much!

MK Tye

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Date: 4/2/17 7:59 am
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson parks Sat April 1 -
Nothing spectacular to report - but I biked to Lakeside Park, Sam Lena Park and Reid Park yesterday. Probably the most interesting bird was an American Robin at the Randolph Golf Course, along Randolph Way south of Broadway- just because I haven’t noticed other robins all winter. There were 2 Black-necked Stilts at small pond at Sam Lena Park that is closest to Country Club. Duck numbers are way down, but there were a few Cinnamon Teal and 3 Lesser Scaup at Lakeside Park that haven’t been there.

Last week I was out several days but didn’t have a chance to report and there was nothing really noteworthy. Birds were almost non-existent for us on Mt. Lemmon on Tuesday March 21, although we spotted a Common Black Hawk soaring over the Catalinas from Windy Point.

Similarly, birds were few and far between in Madera Canyon on Friday March 24 away from the feeders.
On Saturday March 25 we saw a female Black-capped Gnatcatcher along the trail at Patagonia Lake. It was late and windy when we walked through Patagonia-Sonoita Creek but we saw a Violet-crowned Hummingbird at the feeders at the entrance before we left.


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Date: 4/2/17 7:40 am
From: Olga Harbour <oharbour...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Arivaca Cienega and Buenos Aires NWR
Hello Birders,

Bob and I spent yesterday morning and early afternoon at Arivaca
Cienege, followed by driving the Pronghorn Loop at Buenos Aires NWR HQ.
Following are the highlights of the trip.

The stars of the show at both places were raptors, especially AMERICAN
KESTRELS. Just about the first birds of the day at the Cienega were a
pair of kestrels, the male feeding a lizard to a female. GRAY HAWKS were
calling and soaring with RED-TAILED HAWKS. A COOPER'S HAWK chased after
a GRAY HAWK until we couldn't see them anymore, although the Cooper's
continued fussing for a long time after.

It was difficult to hear the many singing birds as fighter jets flew
overhead doing some kind of exercise that involved dropping flares, but
we did find LUCY'S and YELLOW WARBLERS, as well as BEWICK'S WREN. We
did see a pair of LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE in a bare bush. My eagle-eyed
husband found a GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE in the tall grass at the base of a
mesquite. VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were easy to spot.

On the Pronghorn Loop at HQ, we had BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHERS and many
more kestrels. We had our FOY SWAINSON's HAWK as well as NORTHERN
HARRIER on the east leg of the loop. Near the HQ building as we were
leaving the refuge, we had at least five kestrels in view at one time -
they seemed to be perched at the top of every bush!

A great spring day in southeast Arizona!

Good birding!

Olga Harbour
Tucson, AZ


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Date: 4/1/17 3:10 pm
From: John P Valentik <jpatvalentik...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Joint AZFO and NMOS Field Expedition
Matt I've had Yellow eye in the Gila NF. Also Olive Warb. Check the
campgrounds N of Pinos Altos. McMillan had both and painted red start and
red faced. Had an Aztec there once also. Good luck.

On 4:32PM, Sat, Apr 1, 2017 Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> wrote:

Felipe Guerrero and I are co-leading a joint AZFO and NMOS Field Expedition
to southeastern AZ and southwestern NM. See details below:

Good Birding,
Matt Baumann
Albuquerque, NM

*NMOS and AZFO Field Expeditions*: Big Lue Mountains in Arizona and the
lower Gila River in New Mexico

*April 28-30, 2017*


*Leaders*: Felipe Guerrero (AZ:<fpguerrero...>); Matt Baumann (NM:
<mbaumann22...>)


The New Mexico Ornithological Society and Arizona Field Ornithologists are
conducting field expeditions to the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico
and the Big Lue Mountains in southeastern Arizona on the same weekend. We
will explore the avifauna at both sites from two main locations, Blackjack
Campground in AZ and Fishermen’s Point in NM. Participants are encouraged
to visit both areas during the weekend but state specific trips are
available. *Arizona*: Saturday-Sunday and *New Mexico*: Saturday-Sunday.
Felipe and Matt will be in their respective states Friday through Sunday.
Be sure to coordinate with them if you wish to cross state lines.


In Arizona, Yellow-eyed Juncos inhabit mountain forests in virtually every
sky island range, north to the Pinal Mountains. In New Mexico these
sparrows are found in the Animas Mountains in the extreme southwest, as
well as the Big Burro Mountains in what is thought to be their current
northeastern extent. Recently, a Yellow-eyed Junco was sighted along Chase
Creek north of Morenci, AZ, not far from the Big Lue Mountains along the
AZ-NM border, where they have yet to be documented. Several other Madrean
species are possible in these mountains.


In New Mexico, Song Sparrows have recently established breeding populations
along this stretch of the Gila. The goal of the field expedition will be to
determine how many territories there are by noting singing males over two
mornings of surveys. There are other species of interest that have recently
been found in the area including: Gray Hawk, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet,
Thick-billed Kingbird, Botteri’s Sparrow, and Varied Bunting. These species
should specifically be looked for as well.


*Itinerary*

*(AZ) Friday: *Meet at Blackjack Campground that afternoon/evening to set
up camp and obtain survey routes for the upcoming days

*(AZ) Saturday-Sunday: *Explore Dix Creek and surrounding areas. For those
interested in birding New Mexico, meet at Fishermen’s Point by 7:30 PM on
Saturday evening.

*(NM) Friday: *Meet at Fisherman’s Point that afternoon/evening to set up
camp for the next two days.

*Saturday-Sunday: *Explore the Gila River in small groups to cover as much
river as possible over the course of both days. For those interested in
birding AZ be at Blackjack Campground by 7:30 PM Saturday evening.

*Things to know and bring*

*Hiking and Camping: *There will be lots of hiking and stream crossing.
Sturdy hiking boots, sunscreen, appropriate clothing (check forecast ahead
of time), standard camping gear are all recommended. Camping will be
required by participants. Two way radios are also recommended due to the
large area and multiple parties that will be coordinated to cover different
areas. *Note: no cell phone service in this area. *

*Food and Water: *participants will be responsible to bring their own food
and water for the duration of the expedition, ~2-3 days. Several camp
grills and extra cooler space will be available but be sure to coordinate
with Matt or Felipe if you require either of these.

*Bathrooms: *Bathrooms are not available. Participants should expect to use
Leave No Trace practices during the trip.

*Weather: *late April will likely be warm and dry but can be unseasonably
cool. Be sure to pay attention to the forecast before the trip.
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Date: 4/1/17 2:32 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Joint AZFO and NMOS Field Expedition
Felipe Guerrero and I are co-leading a joint AZFO and NMOS Field Expedition
to southeastern AZ and southwestern NM. See details below:

Good Birding,
Matt Baumann
Albuquerque, NM

*NMOS and AZFO Field Expeditions*: Big Lue Mountains in Arizona and the
lower Gila River in New Mexico

*April 28-30, 2017*


*Leaders*: Felipe Guerrero (AZ:<fpguerrero...>); Matt Baumann (NM:
<mbaumann22...>)


The New Mexico Ornithological Society and Arizona Field Ornithologists are
conducting field expeditions to the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico
and the Big Lue Mountains in southeastern Arizona on the same weekend. We
will explore the avifauna at both sites from two main locations, Blackjack
Campground in AZ and Fishermen’s Point in NM. Participants are encouraged
to visit both areas during the weekend but state specific trips are
available. *Arizona*: Saturday-Sunday and *New Mexico*: Saturday-Sunday.
Felipe and Matt will be in their respective states Friday through Sunday.
Be sure to coordinate with them if you wish to cross state lines.


In Arizona, Yellow-eyed Juncos inhabit mountain forests in virtually every
sky island range, north to the Pinal Mountains. In New Mexico these
sparrows are found in the Animas Mountains in the extreme southwest, as
well as the Big Burro Mountains in what is thought to be their current
northeastern extent. Recently, a Yellow-eyed Junco was sighted along Chase
Creek north of Morenci, AZ, not far from the Big Lue Mountains along the
AZ-NM border, where they have yet to be documented. Several other Madrean
species are possible in these mountains.


In New Mexico, Song Sparrows have recently established breeding populations
along this stretch of the Gila. The goal of the field expedition will be to
determine how many territories there are by noting singing males over two
mornings of surveys. There are other species of interest that have recently
been found in the area including: Gray Hawk, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet,
Thick-billed Kingbird, Botteri’s Sparrow, and Varied Bunting. These species
should specifically be looked for as well.


*Itinerary*

*(AZ) Friday: *Meet at Blackjack Campground that afternoon/evening to set
up camp and obtain survey routes for the upcoming days

*(AZ) Saturday-Sunday: *Explore Dix Creek and surrounding areas. For those
interested in birding New Mexico, meet at Fishermen’s Point by 7:30 PM on
Saturday evening.

*(NM) Friday: *Meet at Fisherman’s Point that afternoon/evening to set up
camp for the next two days.

*Saturday-Sunday: *Explore the Gila River in small groups to cover as much
river as possible over the course of both days. For those interested in
birding AZ be at Blackjack Campground by 7:30 PM Saturday evening.

*Things to know and bring*

*Hiking and Camping: *There will be lots of hiking and stream crossing.
Sturdy hiking boots, sunscreen, appropriate clothing (check forecast ahead
of time), standard camping gear are all recommended. Camping will be
required by participants. Two way radios are also recommended due to the
large area and multiple parties that will be coordinated to cover different
areas. *Note: no cell phone service in this area. *

*Food and Water: *participants will be responsible to bring their own food
and water for the duration of the expedition, ~2-3 days. Several camp
grills and extra cooler space will be available but be sure to coordinate
with Matt or Felipe if you require either of these.

*Bathrooms: *Bathrooms are not available. Participants should expect to use
Leave No Trace practices during the trip.

*Weather: *late April will likely be warm and dry but can be unseasonably
cool. Be sure to pay attention to the forecast before the trip.

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Date: 4/1/17 1:48 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Apr 1, Spring Migrants, Fork-tailed Flycatcher!
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Date: 4/1/17 11:49 am
From: Anita Strawn de Ojeda <kettleheadhats...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White wagtail yes
He's been hanging out on the floating pipes at the very back of the second pond. Long billed Curlew also present.

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Date: 4/1/17 10:10 am
From: Luke Safford <saffordluke...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Swamp Sparrow at Sweetwater Wetlands
Hey all,

Found a really sharp looking Swamp Sparrow at Sweetwater Wetlands this morning. It was hanging out in the short reeds in one of the new viewing lanes just to the south of the western settling basin.

Luke

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Date: 4/1/17 8:58 am
From: Anita Strawn de Ojeda <kettleheadhats...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] AJO WWTP
Long-billed Curlew is hanging out on the bank about 25 feet to the left of where the wagtail hangs out.

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> On Apr 1, 2017, at 7:54 AM, Ralph Poulsen <ktm690dog...> wrote:
>
> Long billed curled just flew over.
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Date: 4/1/17 7:54 am
From: Ralph Poulsen <ktm690dog...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AJO WWTP
Long billed curled just flew over.

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Date: 4/1/17 7:53 am
From: <lwrkenai...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Scottsdale Nashville Warbler
Hello Birders,

This morning I spotted a bright Nashville Warbler at the backyard pond in
McDowell Mountain Ranch, and heard a White-winged Dove, both firsts of the
season.

Good Birding,
Brian Ison

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Date: 4/1/17 7:52 am
From: Ralph Poulsen <ktm690dog...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Sho WWTP Hire Wagtail
Hanging out on beched pontoon pump boat NE corner of West Pond.

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Date: 4/1/17 7:21 am
From: Jason A Wilder <Jason.Wilder...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Ajo White wagtail continues
Seen from 6:15 to 7:15AM, Saturday April 1.

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ

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Date: 4/1/17 12:10 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 March 2017
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on March 31, 2017; the next update will be made on April
7. 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/what-we-do/publications/fbi.html. 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:
#Greater Scaup
#Lucifer Hummingbird
#"Yellow-shafted" Northern Flicker
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
#Eastern Phoebe
#Winter Wren
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Gray Catbird
*WHITE WAGTAIL
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
*STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE
#Baltimore Oriole

AJO
A *WHITE WAGTAIL was photographed at the Ajo STP on 3/29 (Doug Backlund)
and continued through 3/31 (m.ob.). It was seen flying west at dusk on
3/30 but was present at dawn on 3/31; it was seen flying west again on 3/31
(to roost?). There is one previous state record. eBird hotspot with
directions: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L480858

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a *TUFTED FLYCATCHER continued on 3/20 (Theresa
Lawson) about 2 miles up the Hamburg Trail from the Ramsey Canyon Preserve
Visitor Center, about 1/3 mile past the junction with the Brown Canyon
Trail. This is an occasionally steep 4 mile round trip hike at 6,000 ft
elevation to reach this location; take plenty of water (several quarts) and
be prepared for very hot dry days or sudden monsoon storm activity. The map
here shows the location: https://goo.gl/aMh1ke
In Carr Canyon, a pair of *TUFTED FLYCATCHERS continued at Reef Townsite CG
on 3/30 (m.ob.) and at least one continued though 3/31 (Don Glasco).
Originally seen in the middle of the campground, they were subsequently
seen near the restroom and up the old road across from site #9.
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
on 3/30 (Rob Woodward) 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.).

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE continued to be seen daily (though sporadically –
morning seems best) at the Foothills Road (aka Rodrigues yard) feeders as
of 3/31 (m.ob.).
A #GRAY CATBIRD continued in Portal on 3/30 (Guy David) at Cave Creek Ranch.
Another #GRAY CATBIRD was reported along Rock House Rd (near the post
office) on 3/28 (Debb Johnson); the yard is not open to visitors but the
bird can often be seen from the road; look for the sign that says “Bird
Haven”.
A #LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD was reported at a private residence in Portal on
3/25 (David Johnson).

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Florida Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/AAzD6), *RUFOUS-CAPPED
WARBLERS continued on 3/31 (Nolan Clements) in the West Fork past the dam.
Directions: About 400 yards from parking lot is a metal gate, and just past
the gate the canyon forks. The main trail follows the East Fork, but most
sightings have been in the West Fork to the right. About 125 yards up the
rough trail in the West Fork is a large water tank and a low dam. The oak
grove is about 1/3 mile past the dam. Note: The trail for the West Fork can
be difficult to find, and is steep and rough in places. If you see the sign
with distances to Florida Saddle, Madera Canyon, etc you've missed the
turn. It is not necessary, recommended or permissible to enter the research
station to see these birds. #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.
In Chino Canyon (map: http://goo.gl/maps/oTBK), two #BLACK-CAPPED
GNATCATCHERS were reported on 3/29 (Tim Helentjaris). High clearance is
recommended for the rough road in.

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), #GREATER SCAUP
continued this week (m.ob.). A #WINTER WREN, #"YELLOW-SHAFTED" NORTHERN
FLICKER, #GRAY CATBIRD and #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS all continued along
the Birding Trail at the east end of the lake this week (m.ob.). Observers
are encouraged to note or record the calls of the wren to help separate the
Winter Wren from the very similar Pacific Wren.

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
An #EASTERN PHOEBE was reported at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course on 3/26 (Chris Chappell).

TUCSON area
The male #BALTIMORE ORIOLE continued at Sweetwater Wetlands this week on
3/26 (Lindsay Nohl); one wintered in the area the last two years but ranged
widely.


ANNOUNCEMENTS
The revised 8th edition of Tucson Audubon's Finding Birds in Southeast
Arizona is available here: http://www.tucsonaudubon
.org/what-we-do/publications/fbi.html and updates to the 8th edition can be
found here: http://www.tucsonaudubon.org/what-we-do/publications/
431-fbiaddendum8th.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROGER ROAD WRF: Closed.

CORONA DE TUCSON WRF: Closed.

NOGALES STP: Closed.

Good birding!


Andrew Core
SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
http://tucsonaudubon.org/rba.html

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Date: 3/31/17 7:13 pm
From: Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [AZ] Ajo WHITE WAGTAIL
The bird was seen distantly foraging along the east edge of the east pond on
the pipe structures in the pond. It then was heard and seen flying overhead at
approximately 6:20pm to the west (likely going to roost). There seems to be a
front of clouds moving in from the north (a cold front?) so I doubt it would
go anywhere tonight.
Happy Birding,
Wyatt Egelhoff
Las Cruces,
New Mexico

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Date: 3/31/17 4:09 pm
From: kaymack58 <kaymack58...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail update
Coming from phx. Still there?


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-------- Original message --------
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Date:03/31/2017 06:51 (GMT-07:00)
To: David Griffin <birdingnm...>, Johnson Brian <spindlebrook...>
Cc: AZNM Birds <aznmbirds...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail update

The wagtail won't roost on the ground. There's a tree or bush nearby where it's going to spend the night off of the ground.



On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 6:48 AM David Griffin <birdingnm...> wrote:
Brian

Perhaps the bird was heading to the lush greenery of Bud Walker Park for the evening/night? ;)

David

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 8:43 PM, Johnson Brian <spindlebrook...> wrote:
I'm fairly certain the White Wagtail flew due west out of sight at 6:35 PM. I couldn't get a good look on account of the lighting, but it sounded like it and I failed to relocate it at the ponds. I hope someone can refute me but it looks like it's on the way back to Siberia.

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Date: 3/31/17 4:08 pm
From: Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] White wagtail
Yes - Present at 3:20pm

On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 3:58 PM kaymack58 <kaymack58...> wrote:

> Wag tail still?
>
>
> Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: James Taylor <jimmitaylor1...>
> Date:03/31/2017 11:16 (GMT-07:00)
> To: <aznmbirds...>
> Cc:
> Subject: [AZNMbirds] White wagtail
>
> Subject bird still being seen @ 11:00 am in the western-most basin at the
> Ajo sewage treatment plant.
>
> Jim
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Date: 3/31/17 3:58 pm
From: kaymack58 <kaymack58...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] White wagtail
Wag tail still? 


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From: James Taylor <jimmitaylor1...>
Date:03/31/2017 11:16 (GMT-07:00)
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Cc:
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White wagtail

Subject bird still being seen @ 11:00 am in the western-most basin at the Ajo sewage treatment plant.

Jim

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Date: 3/31/17 11:18 am
From: James Taylor <jimmitaylor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White wagtail
Subject bird still being seen @ 11:00 am in the western-most basin at the Ajo sewage treatment plant.

Jim

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Date: 3/31/17 6:51 am
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail update
The wagtail won't roost on the ground. There's a tree or bush nearby where
it's going to spend the night off of the ground.



On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 6:48 AM David Griffin <birdingnm...> wrote:

> Brian
>
> Perhaps the bird was heading to the lush greenery of Bud Walker Park for
> the evening/night? ;)
>
> David
>
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 8:43 PM, Johnson Brian <spindlebrook...>
> wrote:
>
> I'm fairly certain the White Wagtail flew due west out of sight at 6:35
> PM. I couldn't get a good look on account of the lighting, but it sounded
> like it and I failed to relocate it at the ponds. I hope someone can
> refute me but it looks like it's on the way back to Siberia.
>
> Brian Johnson
>
>
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Date: 3/31/17 6:47 am
From: David Griffin <birdingnm...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail update
Brian

Perhaps the bird was heading to the lush greenery of Bud Walker Park for
the evening/night? ;)

David

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 8:43 PM, Johnson Brian <spindlebrook...>
wrote:

> I'm fairly certain the White Wagtail flew due west out of sight at 6:35
> PM. I couldn't get a good look on account of the lighting, but it sounded
> like it and I failed to relocate it at the ponds. I hope someone can
> refute me but it looks like it's on the way back to Siberia.
>
> Brian Johnson
>
>
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Date: 3/31/17 6:23 am
From: Lindsay Story <lsbirder...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ. Wagtail DOES continue
At 6:19a.m. the White Wagtail is atop the middle dike. Lindsay Story -Mesa
AZ

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Date: 3/30/17 6:44 pm
From: Johnson Brian <spindlebrook...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail update
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } I'm fairly certain the White Wagtail flew due west out of sight at 6:35 PM.  I couldn't get a good look on account of the lighting, but it sounded like it and I failed to relocate it at the ponds.  I hope someone can refute me but it looks like it's on the way back to Siberia.  
Brian Johnson


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Date: 3/30/17 5:28 pm
From: Diane Touret <dctouret...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Peppersauce Canyon 3/29/2017
Migrants: Hammond's Flycatcher, WESTERN TANAGER (early?), Cassin's
Vireo, Black-throated Gray Warbler (probably a mix of breeders and
migrants), Zone-tailed Hawk (local breeder)

Interesting residents: NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay,
Rock Wrens building a nest in the base of a dead agave

Most of the birds were seen along the gravel jeep road to Rice Peak
which runs west from the campground.

Diane Touret (Tucson, AZ)


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Date: 3/30/17 4:33 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Ibises
NW Tucson: At 3:10 this afternoon on Sandy Desert Trail south of Cortaro, Two White-faced Ibises flew directly over me. They were headed NW.

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Date: 3/30/17 4:29 pm
From: Carl Perretta <cjperretta...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] For those needing an easy tick of Rosy-faced Lovebird
I'm posting this again as a service for any visiting birders who need to tick off the lovebird on a visit to the Phoenix area. In the Shops at Gainey Village (Scottsdale and E Doubletree Ranch Roads), the birds are nesting in the "pineapple" looking sections near the tops of the palm trees. They are easily seen coming and going in their nesting activities. From the front door of the Hash Kitchen restaurant, look north at the trees and you should see them flying about and chattering. This is also a good opportunity to learn the call. They are also present in many of the other palms of the center.

My recommendation: stop in at the Hash Kitchen for one of their excellent breakfasts or lunches, ask for an outside table, and watch the show with your binos. I have no connection to the restaurant other than being a satisfied patron.

==================
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Date: 3/30/17 3:13 pm
From: Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tufted Flycatcher ....2!
At about 12:30 this afternoon (3-30), I saw 2 Tufted Flycatchers at Reef
Townsite Campground . One was along the wash behind the restroom, the
other a 1/4 turn
to the west and in a pine at the same time. Hoorah! Others also saw them,
tho I was the only one in our group of 4 to see both definitively.
Sandy Turner

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Date: 3/30/17 3:10 pm
From: Roger Reason <bnsnfrms...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail

Still present at 3:00 in the SE corner. Was seen by 5 people.

Nancy Bent/Roger Reason
Tucson

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Date: 3/30/17 3:07 pm
From: Michael Welch <mjwelch244...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Possible Least Bittern at Boyce-Thompson Arboretum State Park
The Sun City Oro Valley Bird group visited Boyce-Thompson Arboretum today.
At the pond (Ayer Lake) we heard a repeated call that sounded like a Least
Bittern from the reeds on the far side of the pond. We never saw the bird,
so are not positive of the i.d.

Birding was otherwise slow but did have a Golden Eagle soaring nearby and
good looks at Bullock's Orioles and a Broad-billed Hummingbird on her nest.

Mike Welch
Oro Valley

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Date: 3/30/17 3:01 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Carr Canyon--Tufted Flycatcher, 30 March 2017
Hi, birders,

A single Tufted Flycatcher continues at Reef Townsite Campground, actively
foraging behind the campground restrooms. It is using the same space as a
pair of Buff-breasted Flycatchers, so there are numerous chases and much
vocalizing by all three birds.

Seen between 7:30-10:30 a.m. by an ever-changing cast of birders from near
and far. Birding around the campground and adjacent road, we were rewarded
with at least four different pairs of Buff-breasted Flycatchers, a
Hammond's Flycatcher, three Woodhouse's Scrub-Jays, three singing male
Grace's Warblers, a soaring Zone-tailed Hawk, and a male Hepatic Tanager.
Morning tally was 27 species.

Although 90% of the reef road is in the best condition I have seen it in
10+ years, it remains an adventure in guardrail-less driving, very tight
switchbacks, and three stretches of undulating ruts that may give regular
car drivers pause. That said, it is clear that passenger cars are making
the trip, and extra long pick-up trucks are making the tight curves by
backing and filling.

​Cheers, Erika Wilson​

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Date: 3/30/17 2:21 pm
From: Patrick Santinello <patrick...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Ajo: White Wagtail continues
Wagtail was there at 10:00 am (15 or so birders)

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[mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Caleb strand
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:25 AM
To: Andrew Core
Cc: <AZNMBirds...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Ajo: White Wagtail continues

Wagtail still here. @ 8:20

Caleb
Buckeye, AZ

> On Mar 30, 2017, at 6:29 AM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>
> Janine McCabe called to report that the White Wagtail continues at first
light on the middle berm at the Ajo STP (6:20 on 3/30).
>
> Thanks Janine!
>
> -
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> Tucson, AZ
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Date: 3/30/17 1:29 pm
From: Celestyn Brozek <cbrozek...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Whimbrel in Albuquerque New Mexico
30 March 2017, 13:30, Valle de Oro NWR, Albuquerque, New Mexico


The Whimbrel was with a flock of Long-billed Curlews, east of the main ditch close to the south end of the refuge.


Celestyn




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Date: 3/30/17 12:24 pm
From: Bruce Berman <bruce919...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail still wagging
White Wagtail is still at the Ajo WTP at 12:22. It's in the furthest (south, right hand) of the two ponds, periodically walking from behind a berm onto pipes just above the water line. A ladder or step stool and scope lend to better viewing. Most of the birders here do have scopes available.

Bruce Berman
Sierra Vista, AZ/Mountain View, CA

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Date: 3/30/17 10:39 am
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Ajo: White Wagtail continues
Janine McCabe called to report that the White Wagtail continues at first light on the middle berm at the Ajo STP (6:20 on 3/30).

Thanks Janine!

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Date: 3/30/17 10:25 am
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Gray Hawks
Good views of Gray Hawks soaring over the River yesterday were had by everyone on the Wednesday Bird Walk. We didn't have much new this week but some got extended and excellent views of Yellow Warblers and a Painted Redstart just south of post #8 at the River and a Virginia Rail and Marsh Wren at the south end of Kingfisher Pond. We had 59 species for the morning.

One of the Screech Owls near the Bookstore was out sunning at 8 when we left and at 11 when we returned.

The next bird walk is next Wednesday, April 5th at 7. All bird walks in April will be at 7. Free.

John Broz
Sierra Vista


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Date: 3/30/17 10:00 am
From: Caleb strand <strandcaleb...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Ajo: White Wagtail continues
Wagtail still here. @ 8:20

Caleb
Buckeye, AZ

> On Mar 30, 2017, at 6:29 AM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>
> Janine McCabe called to report that the White Wagtail continues at first light on the middle berm at the Ajo STP (6:20 on 3/30).
>
> Thanks Janine!
>
> -
> Andrew Core
> Tucson, AZ
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Date: 3/29/17 9:32 pm
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Tucson Audubon field trip to Ironwood Picnic Area, Tucson Mountain Park
Wednesday morning ten birders walked the road at Ironwood PA and were treated to fourteen kinds of birds including a cooperative Red-Tailed Hawk who kept moving from saguaro to saguaro so we could see it. The most numerous birds were Phainopeplas and Black-Tailed Gnatcatchers. The switch from winter to spring diets has begun. Birds were eating desert mistletoe berries, as well as new ocotillo blooms.


John Higgins, Tucson, AZ.

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Date: 3/29/17 6:06 pm
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
Hi everyone,

I've had several requests for location details for the Ajo STP. I've only been here a few times, so I'm unfamiliar with the area, but here is a link to the eBird Hotspot:

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L480858

There is a link at the top for "get directions" - hopefully that will get you what you need.

Link to directions: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=32.3856344,-112.8541522&ll=32.3856344,-112.8541522

Viewing is from the southwest corner, and the bird is in the northeast corner of the far basin. View from outside the fence. No hours that I know of.

I'm leaving, but the bird is still here as of 6:03pm. Good luck and thanks to Doug for the timely post!

Andrew


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Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

> On Mar 29, 2017, at 5:48 PM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>
> There was a White Wagtail at the Grand Canyon 6-10 Oct 1985.
>
> Details here:
> http://abc.azfo.org/reports/AZ_2000_2004.pdf
>
> It was at the South Rim STP.
>
> Bird still here in Ajo at 5:48pm
>
> -
> Andrew Core
> Tucson, AZ
>
>> On Mar 29, 2017, at 5:32 PM, Mark Larson <larsonwarren...> wrote:
>>
>> Everyone,
>>
>> The White Wagtail is a mega rarity with an extensive range across Europe and Asia. Although I may not have the most recent records, the only record in Monson and Phillips' Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Arizona, 2nd Ed., University of Arizona Press, Tucson is "An adult in summer plumage was seen Arroyo Cajon Bonito in extreme northeastern Sonora, less than 10 km (6 mi) from the Arizona boundary, 30 Apr. 1974."
>>
>> Are there any more recent records, especially from Arizona?
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Mark
>>
>> Mark W. Larson
>> President
>> MARICOPA AUDUBON SOCIETY
>> Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, Arizona
>>
>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 5:01 PM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>>> The only viewing is from outside the fence. A ladder or the back of a truck is helpful. Scope too.
>>>
>>> Still here, 5:00pm
>>>
>>> -
>>> Andrew Core
>>> Tucson, AZ
>>>
>>>> On Mar 29, 2017, at 4:31 PM, Lainie Epstein <lainie95us...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Do they have hrs for closing
>>>>
>>>> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Andrew Core
>>>> <andrewcore...> wrote:
>>>> The wagtail is still here at 4:20pm. Thanks Doug!
>>>>
>>>> -
>>>> Andrew Core
>>>> Tucson, AZ
>>>>
>>>> > On Mar 29, 2017, at 12:25 PM, Doug Backlund <dougback...> wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> > There was a White Wagtail on the Ajo Water Treatment (sewage) ponds at about
>>>> > noon today. I put a few lousy photos at this link:
>>>> >
>>>> > http://www.wildphotosphotography.com/AZ16-17/White_Wagtail.htm
>>>> >
>>>> > The location is an E-bird hotspot.
>>>> >
>>>> > Doug Backlund
>>>> > Pierre, SD
>>>> > Home Page: https://list.arizona.edu/sympa/info/aznmbirds
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Date: 3/29/17 6:05 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Chino Canyon (BcGn) and Tubac trogon mystery?
Had some guests from MO in town for some birding, so we headed first down to Chino Canyon with a few target species in mind. Beautiful morning, maybe not as birdy as I might have anticipated, but we did pick up some new species for them. Best of the morning were great views of BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS, a pair that came right into us. Boy, am I glad they’re wearing their new Easter clothes now, with full black caps coming well down below the eyes. I have had it this winter with trying to convince myself on the identification of cap-less birds, is that bill bigger, is that call diagnostic? Also lots of RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS, singing CRISSAL THRASHERS, both ROCK and CANYON WRENS. A nominee for the best find of the day was on the road out where a GILA MONSTER waddled up the road right in front of us and accommodated us with great views once we got out of the car and escorted it into the brush.

After lunch in Tubac, we walked the De Anza Trail. Besides the great views of LUCY’S WARBLERS (however none of them yet investigating Jennie MacFarland’s numerous houses along the trail), we also heard YELLOW WARBLERS, lots of whining GRAY HAWKS, and several NORTHERN BEARDLESS-TYRRANULETS. We walked all the way down to the benches where I had found an adult male Elegant Trogon a few weeks ago, not sure what our expectations should be there? Sat there at the benches for some time, resting and enjoying the afternoon weather when I thought I heard the chatter of a female ELEGANT TROGON behind me? Turned around, couldn’t see anything over several minutes but then got distracted by a GRAY HAWK directly below us walking along the water in the river bed. Looked up to just catch a flash of what I thought was a trogon flying downriver to the north. So, that was exciting, well maybe not as much as a Wagtail, but still exciting for me. We waited there for some time hoping to get another look at a putative trogon there, when Judy spied it directly out from us, eye-level and ~75 yds out, sitting quietly in the shadows. This bird hung out in the same general area for the next half hour or so and gave us a lot of time to inspect it, sometimes sallying out for insects. Surprisingly, this was clearly not the adult male trogon that I had seen before but now apparently an adult female, given the plumage and the call. After I got back, I checked all the eBird reports and most do not indicate gender, some do, except for a photo and report from Ken Murphy, who figured this bird as an immature, so some one else has seen this second trogon in the exact same area as the previous male. I think this bird is a female, given the call and plumage, but I could be wrong, perhaps someone else can weigh in? We did notice that in the extensive white chest above the ruby belly, there were clearly small but clear ruby red patches in the auxiliaries, that I don’t see in photos/drawings of females, so is this in fact an immature male, despite the female chatter call or ? Let me know your thoughts, but in any case, after finding the first record of a trogon here along the Santa Cruz, we now have a second bird within a few days in exactly the same spot, so what is going on here?

While watching the trogon, a Border Patrol guy came up and asked us if we had seen anyone pass us heading north? We replied “no” but then remembered that just a few hundred yards north, we had heard someone thrashing around down towards the river and off he went in pursuit. My guests congratulated me on scripting a perfect day in the Southwest, new birds including the trogon, a Gila Monster, and a Border Patrol pursuit. They were impressed!

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 3/29/17 5:49 pm
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
There was a White Wagtail at the Grand Canyon 6-10 Oct 1985.

Details here:
http://abc.azfo.org/reports/AZ_2000_2004.pdf

It was at the South Rim STP.

Bird still here in Ajo at 5:48pm

-
Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

> On Mar 29, 2017, at 5:32 PM, Mark Larson <larsonwarren...> wrote:
>
> Everyone,
>
> The White Wagtail is a mega rarity with an extensive range across Europe and Asia. Although I may not have the most recent records, the only record in Monson and Phillips' Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Arizona, 2nd Ed., University of Arizona Press, Tucson is "An adult in summer plumage was seen Arroyo Cajon Bonito in extreme northeastern Sonora, less than 10 km (6 mi) from the Arizona boundary, 30 Apr. 1974."
>
> Are there any more recent records, especially from Arizona?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Mark
>
> Mark W. Larson
> President
> MARICOPA AUDUBON SOCIETY
> Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, Arizona
>
>
>> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 5:01 PM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:
>> The only viewing is from outside the fence. A ladder or the back of a truck is helpful. Scope too.
>>
>> Still here, 5:00pm
>>
>> -
>> Andrew Core
>> Tucson, AZ
>>
>>> On Mar 29, 2017, at 4:31 PM, Lainie Epstein <lainie95us...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Do they have hrs for closing
>>>
>>> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Andrew Core
>>> <andrewcore...> wrote:
>>> The wagtail is still here at 4:20pm. Thanks Doug!
>>>
>>> -
>>> Andrew Core
>>> Tucson, AZ
>>>
>>> > On Mar 29, 2017, at 12:25 PM, Doug Backlund <dougback...> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > There was a White Wagtail on the Ajo Water Treatment (sewage) ponds at about
>>> > noon today. I put a few lousy photos at this link:
>>> >
>>> > http://www.wildphotosphotography.com/AZ16-17/White_Wagtail.htm
>>> >
>>> > The location is an E-bird hotspot.
>>> >
>>> > Doug Backlund
>>> > Pierre, SD
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Date: 3/29/17 5:43 pm
From: Mark Larson <larsonwarren...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
Everyone,

The White Wagtail is a mega rarity with an extensive range across Europe
and Asia. Although I may not have the most recent records, the only record
in Monson and Phillips' *Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Arizona*, 2nd
Ed., University of Arizona Press, Tucson is "An adult in summer plumage was
seen Arroyo Cajon Bonito in extreme northeastern Sonora, less than 10 km (6
mi) from the Arizona boundary, 30 Apr. 1974."

Are there any more recent records, especially from Arizona?

Best regards,

Mark

Mark W. Larson
President
MARICOPA AUDUBON SOCIETY
Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, Arizona


On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 5:01 PM, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:

> The only viewing is from outside the fence. A ladder or the back of a
> truck is helpful. Scope too.
>
> Still here, 5:00pm
>
> -
> Andrew Core
> Tucson, AZ
>
> On Mar 29, 2017, at 4:31 PM, Lainie Epstein <lainie95us...> wrote:
>
> Do they have hrs for closing
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
> <https://overview.mail.yahoo.com/mobile/?.src=Android>
>
> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Andrew Core
> <andrewcore...> wrote:
> The wagtail is still here at 4:20pm. Thanks Doug!
>
> -
> Andrew Core
> Tucson, AZ
>
> > On Mar 29, 2017, at 12:25 PM, Doug Backlund <dougback@
> wildphotosphotography.com> wrote:
> >
> > There was a White Wagtail on the Ajo Water Treatment (sewage) ponds at
> about
> > noon today. I put a few lousy photos at this link:
> >
> > http://www.wildphotosphotography.com/AZ16-17/White_Wagtail.htm
> >
> > The location is an E-bird hotspot.
> >
> > Doug Backlund
> > Pierre, SD
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Date: 3/29/17 5:01 pm
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
The only viewing is from outside the fence. A ladder or the back of a truck is helpful. Scope too.

Still here, 5:00pm

-
Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

> On Mar 29, 2017, at 4:31 PM, Lainie Epstein <lainie95us...> wrote:
>
> Do they have hrs for closing
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>
> On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Andrew Core
> <andrewcore...> wrote:
> The wagtail is still here at 4:20pm. Thanks Doug!
>
> -
> Andrew Core
> Tucson, AZ
>
> > On Mar 29, 2017, at 12:25 PM, Doug Backlund <dougback...> wrote:
> >
> > There was a White Wagtail on the Ajo Water Treatment (sewage) ponds at about
> > noon today. I put a few lousy photos at this link:
> >
> > http://www.wildphotosphotography.com/AZ16-17/White_Wagtail.htm
> >
> > The location is an E-bird hotspot.
> >
> > Doug Backlund
> > Pierre, SD
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Date: 3/29/17 4:31 pm
From: Lainie Epstein <lainie95us...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
Do they have hrs for closing

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Andrew Core<andrewcore...> wrote: The wagtail is still here at 4:20pm. Thanks Doug!

-
Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

> On Mar 29, 2017, at 12:25 PM, Doug Backlund <dougback...> wrote:
>
> There was a White Wagtail on the Ajo Water Treatment (sewage) ponds at about
> noon today. I put a few lousy photos at this link:
>
> http://www.wildphotosphotography.com/AZ16-17/White_Wagtail.htm
>
> The location is an E-bird hotspot.
>
> Doug Backlund
> Pierre, SD
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Date: 3/29/17 4:21 pm
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
The wagtail is still here at 4:20pm. Thanks Doug!

-
Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

> On Mar 29, 2017, at 12:25 PM, Doug Backlund <dougback...> wrote:
>
> There was a White Wagtail on the Ajo Water Treatment (sewage) ponds at about
> noon today. I put a few lousy photos at this link:
>
> http://www.wildphotosphotography.com/AZ16-17/White_Wagtail.htm
>
> The location is an E-bird hotspot.
>
> Doug Backlund
> Pierre, SD
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Date: 3/29/17 1:24 pm
From: BERNARD MORRIS <mtnbluebird...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM - Black-bellied Plover at Bitter Lake NWR

This morning we had a winter-plumaged Black-bellied Plover at the north pond of the Bitter Lake NWR at Roswell, NM. Photos are on my eBird report. Black axillaris seen in flight and (partially) photographed.

Other interesting birds include two Western Sandpipers, two Franklins Gulls, and several Bank Swallows.

Bernie & Pauline Morris
Albuquerque
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Date: 3/29/17 1:13 pm
From: BILL HIGGINS <Bill_Higgins_Tempe...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
Looks like it from the images. Huge code 5 Bird.


Congratulations,


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Date: 3/29/17 12:25 pm
From: Doug Backlund <dougback...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White Wagtail
There was a White Wagtail on the Ajo Water Treatment (sewage) ponds at about
noon today. I put a few lousy photos at this link:

http://www.wildphotosphotography.com/AZ16-17/White_Wagtail.htm

The location is an E-bird hotspot.

Doug Backlund
Pierre, SD

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Date: 3/29/17 8:26 am
From: Rob Modica <azlrover...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Brown-headed Cowbird in Tucson
We had our FOY Brown-headed Cowbird this morning in Tucson near Craycroft & Calle Barril. That’s the earliest FOY since 2010.

Rob Modica & Jennie Conway
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Date: 3/28/17 9:01 pm
From: Christopher Rustay <chrustay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM: Whimbrel at Valle de Oro NWR
Following up on Judy Liddell's Facebook post of Bonaparte's Gulls at Valle de Oro NWR in Albuquerque this afternoon, Steve Drilling and I went down this evening. While scanning for the gulls at the south end of the refuge, we found a lone Whimbrel foraging in the flooded fields. We stayed with it till after sunset and it hadn't yet flown - perhaps the storm clouds moving in will keep it around till at least tomorrow morning. Last seen from the main north-south road (with the ditch running between the two lanes of the road. Stop near the single large tree just on the west of this road and scan the field immediately west of that. It was perhaps 70 yds. north of Salida Sandia.


Good Birding
Christopher Rustay
Albuquerque, NM

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Date: 3/28/17 7:31 pm
From: Gordon Karre <karhop1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Mt Ord and Sunflower/Maricopa County
Today I had the pleasure of taking Jerry and Ellen from Ontario, Canada, to Mt Ord with a stop at Sunflower on the return and found that many of the migrants have returned.


At lower Mt Ord, we had the FOS Scott's and Bullock's Orioles. At the 1688 FR, we had the FOS Painted Redstarts, a Nuthatch trifecta of Pygmy, White-breasted, and Red-breasted. The Blue-gray Gnatcatchers have returned in good numbers.


A brief stop at Sunflower resulted in the FOS Common Black Hawk and Cassin's Kingbird. Bell's Vireos and Lucy's Warblers were also quite vocal.


Yes, a bit later than many spots in southern AZ, but birds are making their way northward.


It was a great day for birding and had wonderful company.


Great birding to all!


Gordon Karre


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Date: 3/28/17 5:23 pm
From: Arlene Ripley <arleneripley...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Benson STP gull bonanza
This afternoon around 1:30pm I visited the Benson STP and found a flock of
28 Ring-billed Gulls and 20 Franklin's Gulls. Two other gulls showed what
looked like red dots on the bills but I was scopeless and the gulls were on
the far side of north pond. Through the cyclone fence I took a bunch of
photos of the gulls and upon viewing them on my computer, I can see two
CALIFORNIA GULLS which were confirmed by Lainie Epstein who visited the STP
with a scope after getting my message. Also present were 4 WHITE-FACED IBIS
and lots of swallows taking advantage of the high winds and swirling over
the ponds. As far as I could determine there were BARN, TREE and NORTHERN
ROUGH-WINGED (the most abundant). The winds kept most of the ducks
sequestered along the shoreline but nothing unusual was noticed by me. A
single BLACK-NECKED STILT was hunkered down on south pond.

Arlene Ripley

Dragoon Mountains foothills, west
Cochise County, AZ

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Date: 3/28/17 2:25 pm
From: Steve Ganley <sganley...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tufted Flycatcher
Birders



This morning 3-28 at about 8:30 a.m., 10 birders were treated to what looks
like two Tufted Flycatchers behind the restroom and campsite 7. Most often
seen in the dry creek bed often very low to the ground even landing on
rocks.

That must be where the bugs were. We could see one and hear another nearby,
then we saw the nearby one. I think one or two people very briefly had both
birds in sight.



Steve Ganley

Mesa, Arizona




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Date: 3/28/17 1:11 pm
From: <bncthay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Gray Vireo

This morning (3/28) the Gray Vireo was again observed in the same location reported yesterday by Diane Touret. From Molino Basin parking area, take the Arizona Trail east from Catalina Highway until you reach a gate/fence near the ridge.

Craig Thayer
Tucson


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Date: 3/28/17 10:09 am
From: Carl Perretta <cjperretta...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tufted Flycatcher in Carr Canyon
The previously reported Tufted Flycatchers from Reef Townsite campground were seen this AM by nine observers (curiously, five of us from Pennsylvania) at about 8:30. The birds were working the same area usually described, i.e. the area near the rest rooms and campsite 9. Also in the area, Buff-breasted Flycatchers, Yellow-eyed Juncos, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Grace's Warbler, Painted Redstart, flicker, WB Nuthatch.

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Carl Perretta
Wallingford, PA USA




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Date: 3/28/17 8:07 am
From: <thbeal...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Condition Carr Canyon Rd




I was stationed at Ft Huachuca in the early 80's. The last time I went down Carr Canyon, I cracked my oil pan. I will be returning to SE AZ for the first time in 35 years this April. What is the current condition of the road up Carr Canyon. I will be in a rental car.


Tom Beal
Glenn Dale, MD
301-648-3556

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Date: 3/28/17 1:19 am
From: Diane Touret <dctouret...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Mt. Lemmon 3/27/2017
Rose Canyon: BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (just below the Group
Picnic Area near the bathroom which is near the parking lot at the
bottom of the hill- basically one of the usualspots). Arrival date last
year was around 3/24/2016.

Also at Rose Canyon: Greater Pewee, Red Crossbills

Molino Basin - Arizona Trail going south(east from campground): GRAY
VIREO (bird singing all along the hillside along the last stretch of
the trail before it reaches the fence and gate at the crest of the
ridge). Excellent view - thin white eye ring, brownish wings,tail
often cocked. Bird mostly stayed low in the scrub oaks, but popped into
sight every once and a while.I was sitting on a rock resting from the
climb and it just started belting out its choppy distinctive song behind
me (around 11AM) - hopefullyit's a future nester rather than a migrant!

Also on the Arizona Trail going South (East): Scott's Oriole

Diane Touret (Tucson, AZ)




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Date: 3/27/17 6:31 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] W Ina Rd Avocets, Coachline Osprey, Arthur Pack Black-necked Stilt
Marana
At 4 PM there were two American Avocets in the basin on W Ina Road.

At Coachline pit at 4:30 there was an Osprey hunting the ponds; ducks were not amused.

NW Tucson viewed from W Linda Vista Blvd with scope:
At 5:20 at Arthur Pack Park, at the 13th hole pond there was a Black-necked Stilt brilliantly lit in the sun. Also two breeding plumage Eared Grebes are still there.

John R Williams
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Date: 3/27/17 5:47 pm
From: Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] RFI: Lesser Prairie-Chicken leks in New Mexico
Hi all,


Thanks to the many birders who responded with info and tips about seeing the chickens. A few folks suggested I contact the BLM field office in Roswell, as the leks are found on BLM land. One outcome of my contact with the BLM biologist was an understanding that BLM would like birders to schedule their visits to the lek. This will hopefully prevent you from showing up at the same time another party is there.


The local BLM wildlife biologist is Randy Howard, reachable at 575-627-0266 or <rlhoward...> He was able to provide me with some detailed information about access to the location and lek etiquette. Unfortunately the information is not publicly posted online at this time, but for those interested please reach out to Randy and he'll send you the documents.


Can someone please put me in touch with an eBird hotspot editor for New Mexico?


Cheers,

Scott


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From: Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...>
Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 2:10:29 PM
To: AZ-NM List
Subject: RFI: Lesser Prairie-Chicken leks in New Mexico


Hi all,


I have some time off work in the first week of April and I'm thinking of road-tripping to eastern New Mexico to try for my lifer Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Based on eBird reports, I am gathering that the most accessible leks coming from Tucson are east of Roswell and north of Hwy 380 in Mescalero Sands: Lek 45N and Lek 22N. To maximize my chances of success, I'm hoping to gather a little more information.


I'm wondering: what is the land ownership in this area (BLM?) and are there any access restrictions to these lek sites? Is dispersed camping allowed (and recommended) nearby? Are there any other details I would need to know? Finally, are there other sites that are better and/or closer to Roswell that I should consider?


If anyone has recent experience with these sites, can you please contact me off-list?


Thanks a lot, and good birding!


Scott


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Date: 3/27/17 5:38 pm
From: Richard Carlson <rccarl...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] RFI: Lesser Prairie-Chicken leks in New Mexico
It's all BLM land with a few old drilling sites.  The chickens prefer the drilling sites.  They dance in the afternoon as well as early.
 Richard Carlson
Full-time Birder, Biker and Rotarian
Part-time Economist
Tucson, AZ & Lake Tahoe, CA
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Tucson 520-760-4935
Tahoe 530-581-0624
Cell 650-280-2965

From: Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...>
To: AZ-NM List <aznmbirds...>
Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 2:10 PM
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RFI: Lesser Prairie-Chicken leks in New Mexico

<!--#yiv2664547607 P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}-->Hi all,
I have some time off work in the first week of April and I'm thinking of road-tripping to eastern New Mexico to try for my lifer Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Based on eBird reports, I am gathering that the most accessible leks coming from Tucson are east of Roswell and north of Hwy 380 in Mescalero Sands: Lek 45N and Lek 22N. To maximize my chances of success, I'm hoping to gather a little more information. 
I'm wondering: what is the land ownership in this area (BLM?) and are there any access restrictions to these lek sites? Is dispersed camping allowed (and recommended) nearby? Are there any other details I would need to know? Finally, are there other sites that are better and/or closer to Roswell that I should consider?
If anyone has recent experience with these sites, can you please contact me off-list?
Thanks a lot, and good birding!
Scott
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Date: 3/27/17 4:39 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 3/27/2016
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
March 27, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for March 27, 2017 sponsored by the
New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for private
property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch country,
do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a checklist of
N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty species can be
found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the NM Bird Finding
Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more complete, updated
version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.

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

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL letters):

Tundra Swan (Socorro)
RED-NECKED GREBE (Sierra)
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Sierra)
Brown Pelican (Sierra)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Sandoval)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
PACIFIC WREN (Eddy)
CAROLINA WREN (Sierra, Socorro, Valencia)
BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER (Hidalgo)
PURPLE FINCH (Sierra)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)
Harris’s Sparrow (Socorro)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Dona Ana)

DONA ANA County:
--Egelhoff reported a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW at Dripping Springs Natural
Area February 5 and continued to March 11. It was seen a half mile up the
drippings springs trail at the first stone bench and rusty metal water
tank.

EDDY County:
--Rustay and company reported two PACIFIC WRENS at Rattlesnake Springs
October 9. One continued to March 5 for Nieman.

HIDALGO County:
--Egelhoff reported two, male a female, BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS in the
New Mexico portion of Guadalupe Canyon March 11. They were seen 0.2 mi east
of the cattle guard in the immediate vicinity of several pieces of yellow
CAT earthmoving equipment. He also reported two RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS in
the canyon the same day.

SANDOVAL County:
--Lord reported a VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Willow Creek Bosque Open Space
March 26. It was seen at the northeast end of the bosque near the Rio
Grande.

SIERRA County:
--The continuing PURPLE FINCH was reported at Percha Dam (Percha Recreation
Area) to March 5 in the wooded area east of the campground.

--Pederson and Baumann reported a RED-NECKED GREBE at Elephant Butte Lake
January 7. It was seen from the Dam Site Marina near the dam and continued
to March 14.

--Parmeter, Oldenettel, Baumann, and Pederson reported two first cycle
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS below Caballo Dam January 7. A second winter
LESSER BLACK-BACKED joined the first winters and they have been seen in the
area to March 9. They were eating dead fish with other gulls near the
entrance to the recreation area along the Rio Grande or from Percha Flats
at Caballo Lake.

--Goin and company reported a GREAT KISKADEE at Percha Dam (Percha
Recreation Area) November 12. It continued to March 11 south of the dam.

--Cleary reported the continuing BROWN PELICAN at Elephant Butte Lake SP
December 6. It was seen from Rock Canyon and continued to March 17 at
various locations on the lake.

--Andersen and Baumann reported a CAROLINA WREN at Pecha Dam (Percha
Recreation Area) November 19, likely a continuing individual from earlier
in the fall. It continued to March 25.

SOCORRO County:
--Liddell and Herzenberg reported a HARRIS’S SPARROW at Bernardo WMA
January 26. Two were reported by Krueper February 7 and at least one
continued to March 7.

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

--two TUNDRA SWANS were reported at Bosque del Apache NWR December 9. They
were later joined by three other immatures December 11. Up to six now are
present to March 20 at various locations on the refuge.
VALENCIA County:

--Rustay, Hetrick, and Buckley reported a CAROLINA WREN in the Belen bosque
January 22. It was seen along the east side of the Rio Grande north of the
Belen (hwy 309) bridge and continued in the area MArch 27 for Heinze.

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Date: 3/27/17 1:12 pm
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch Monday morning
A half dozen birders at Ron Morris Park in Tubac from 8:15 am to 10:15 am were treated to 7 Zone-Tailed Hawks and 5 Gray Hawks. Both a Zone-Tailed and a Swainson's were perched on nearby bushes. Other birders saw a Common Black Hawk on the nearby Deanna Trail.

John Higgins, Tucson, AZ
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Date: 3/27/17 11:32 am
From: Shawn Miller <608shawnmiller...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Santa Cruz River/Sasco Rd. crossing
Doug, thank you for the information.

I am an out of state birder, but in Wisconsin the public has the
right-of-way on any body of water up to the high watermark.

What are the public right-of-way statutes for rivers or other bodies of
water in Arizona?

If it is the same as the Wisconsin statutes, I would think a significant
portion of that traditionally birded area would still be available to the
public.

Thoughts?

--Shawn Miller
Madison, WI



On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 6:24 PM Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> wrote:

> 3/25/17
>
>
> I was doing some birding at the Santa Cruz Flats this morning and
> discovered that sometime in the past week the riparian woodlands along the
> Santa Cruz River at the Sasco Rd. crossing has been posted with "No
> Trespassing" signs. This location is just west of the Red Rock feedlot and
> is a popular birding location. The last two winters a Louisiana Waterthrush
> wintered there, and rarities such as Black-throated Green Warbler and Palm
> Warbler have been observed. Less rare, but unusual for the SC Flats,
> American Redstart, Painted Redstart, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, and
> Thick-billed Kingbird also have been reported in recent years.
>
>
> Birding from the road appears to continue to be possible, and can often be
> productive.
>
>
> Doug Jenness
>
> Catalina, AZ
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--
Thanks,
Shawn

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Date: 3/27/17 10:50 am
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Marana - El Rio Preserve Cassin's Sparrow
Well, hot on the heels of the Cassin's Sparrow at Sweetwater 11 days ago,
Jim Logan & I found another one this morning at the El Rio Preserve
(Coachline Gravel Pit) in Marana this morning (8am on 3/27).

This one was singing just east of the playground at El Rio Park (southeast
corner) on the other side of the fence line; we managed to get some decent
looks and I got a recording of it singing and calling on my iPhone.

Other than that, there were a lot of birds moving around; an Osprey was
fishing, and there was a decent variety of ducks though overall numbers
were low. Bell's Vireos, Lucy's Warblers and Yellow Warblers were all out
in force this morning, and I saw my first oriole of the year fly over.

The multi-use path along the south and west sides is almost complete, they
just have to put in a couple bridges and finish the railing. The parking
lot in the southwest corner is nice.

Annotated map: http://goo.gl/5vIQSb

ebird checklist (will add pix & recording Cassin's Sparrow later):
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35471685

--
Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 3/27/17 4:22 am
From: Diane Touret <dctouret...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Carr Canyon - Tufted Flycatcher continues
Is the Carr Canyon Road currently passable for low-slung passenger
vehicles? I know that in the past, deep ruts on the corners and rocky
wash crossings have made the road very iffy for cars like my Chevy
Cruze! Diane Touret (Tucson, AZ)


On 3/26/2017 12:19 PM, Andrew Core wrote:
> From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3
> <tel:520-629-0510%20X%203> or rarebirdalert AT tucsonaudubon.org
> <http://tucsonaudubon.org/>):
>
> Laura Stewart reports from Carr Canyon yesterday:
>
> The Tufted Flycatcher was seen at Reef Townsite CG on 3-25-17. It
> was in the wooded section between the road in to the restroom and
> the group campsite. Seen by myself, Paul Stewart, and 6 other
> birders, around 1 pm.
>
>
> thanks Laura!
>
> Andrew Core
> SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
> http://tucsonaudubon.org/rba.html
>
>
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Date: 3/26/17 9:16 pm
From: Bob Rodrigues <brod410...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Portal-Streak-backed Oriole update
Hi folks,

The Streak-backed Oriole continues to show up daily at the Foothills Road
feeders in Portal. Today we also had at least 2, but possibly 4, male
Hooded Orioles in the yard. This morning the Streak-backed Oriole appeared
to be trying to accompany a male Hooded Oriole in the front yard by the
house. The Hooded Oriole then flew to some *Penstemon* flowers in the back
of the house and the Streak-backed Oriole followed. I believe that the
Streak-backed Oriole is likely a female so I thought this was interesting
behavior. By mid-afternoon I was not seeing the Hooded Orioles but the
Streak-backed Oriole continued to come to oranges in the public feeder
area. All for now.

Bob

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Date: 3/26/17 8:33 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--26 Mar 2017
Hi, birders,

Nice weather brought another full complement of birders to walk the Sierra
Vista EOP dikes today, with visitors from ID, MI, MN, OH, OR, and VT, as
well as local AZ birders. The group's tally was 64 species at morning's end.

The best birds of the day were a flock of 26 adult Ring-billed Gulls, seen
throughout the morning, alternating wheeling overhead, settling on the
dikes, then rising again, then resettling. This was a new high count for
the EOP, the previous high being 15 adults in March 2009.

Several species arrived since last Sunday, including White-faced Ibis (3),
Greater Yellowlegs(1), Bell's Vireo (1), Lucy's Warbler (2), and Common
Yellowthroat (2). The first two species will migrate onward, but the last
three will be setting up breeding territories soon, a sure sign of the
changing seasons.

On the bird behavior front, a birder asked about kestrels' ability to see
ultraviolet light, which they use to track the urine trails of their rodent
prey. A short article on this topic can be found in the Science section of *The
New York Times* here <
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/25/science/raptors-found-to-track-prey-s-ultraviolet-trail.html>.
The original research was done in Finland, and published in *Nature* here <
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v373/n6513/abs/373425a0.html>.

A reminder that starting next week in April, EOP walks will begin promptly
at 7 a.m. Be sure to arrive early to sign in, insuring your place in the
group.

Cheers, Erika Wilson

--
Erika Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 3/26/17 5:35 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Willcox - Eastern Phoebe
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Chris Chappell called to report an EASTERN PHOEBE at Lake Cochise by the
Twin Lakes Golf Course in Willcox today (3pm on 3/26). It was near the
maintenance buildings behind the "no authorized vehicles" sign. It then
flew into the golf course and beyond view.

thanks Chris!

Andrew Core
SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
http://tucsonaudubon.org/rba.html

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Date: 3/26/17 2:49 pm
From: Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tucson weekend birding (KERP & Rio Vista)
Hi all,


KERP and adjacent Sam Lena Park in southern Tucson were birdy this morning! Multiple Yellow Warblers and Bell's Vireos singing from the riparian vegetation around the basins make it feel very much like Spring. (eBird list here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35443767)


A single dowitcher was foraging actively at the edge of the largest pond. Based on range and timing it should almost certainly be Long-billed, but the bird is still mostly in winter plumage and I'm not a dowitcher expert, so if anyone with more expertise is in the area and inclined to check it out, it might be worth confirming. At any rate, it didn't strike me as one of those big, plump female LBDOs that are rather obvious and easy to ID. Couldn't get photos; too far away. Scope required.


Yesterday morning I birded Rio Vista Natural Resource Park with a Tucson Audubon Society field trip group. The highlight for me was a nice wave of migrant sparrows that seemingly blew in with the cool front, including Vesper, Lark, and Brewer's. A Western Kingbird was my first of Spring. (eBird list here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35421220)


A Sage Thrasher was seen earlier in the week at Rio Vista (not by me). The species is seen most years in March at this site, although they are often migrants just dropping in for one day.


Cheers,

Scott


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Date: 3/26/17 2:10 pm
From: Scott Olmstead <sparverius81...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RFI: Lesser Prairie-Chicken leks in New Mexico
Hi all,


I have some time off work in the first week of April and I'm thinking of road-tripping to eastern New Mexico to try for my lifer Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Based on eBird reports, I am gathering that the most accessible leks coming from Tucson are east of Roswell and north of Hwy 380 in Mescalero Sands: Lek 45N and Lek 22N. To maximize my chances of success, I'm hoping to gather a little more information.


I'm wondering: what is the land ownership in this area (BLM?) and are there any access restrictions to these lek sites? Is dispersed camping allowed (and recommended) nearby? Are there any other details I would need to know? Finally, are there other sites that are better and/or closer to Roswell that I should consider?


If anyone has recent experience with these sites, can you please contact me off-list?


Thanks a lot, and good birding!


Scott


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Date: 3/26/17 12:20 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Carr Canyon - Tufted Flycatcher continues
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Laura Stewart reports from Carr Canyon yesterday:

The Tufted Flycatcher was seen at Reef Townsite CG on 3-25-17. It was in
the wooded section between the road in to the restroom and the group
campsite. Seen by myself, Paul Stewart, and 6 other birders, around 1 pm.


thanks Laura!

Andrew Core
SEAZ RBA Compiler - Tucson, AZ
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Date: 3/26/17 9:31 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Greater Roadrunners calling; Lark Buntings
Yesterday at the Columbus Weed Patch along the Rillito River bike path I heard then watched a Greater Roadrunner calling. A second echoed it from across the wash. It was interesting as I had never before heard one call. It was sitting in a mesquite about 12-15 feet high (Photos on eBird). It then cocked its head straight down, bill closed, and its throat and upper breast inflated, then delivered a descending series of “Whooos.” Sound was dove like, but “In a bottle” slightly muted. I have seen and heard Black-billed Cuckoos do the same muted style calling in New Hampshire. Also saw a couple Black-chinned and Anna’s Hummingbirds.

Later in the day, at Arthur Pack Park in NW Tucson, I came across a couple Lark Buntings with some White-crowned Sparrows.


John R Williams
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Date: 3/26/17 8:45 am
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Cackling Goose, Barrow's Goldeneye, Tufted Flycatcher

Field Ornithologists,

Bryan Patrick contributed photos of Cackling Goose and Barrow's Goldeneye, Chris Benesh contributed photos of the Carr Canyon Tufted Flycatcher. Thanks Bryan and Chris!

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

The AZFO Photo Gallery is found at:

http://www.azfo.org
click on "Photo Documentation"

The AZFO Sound Library of sound recordings is found at:

http://www.azfo.org
click on "Sounds Library"

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

Use our online form to submit photos:

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

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

http://www.azfo.org/SoundLibrary/sounds_contribute.html

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

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

Lauren Harter and David Vander Pluym
AZFO Photo Editors


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Date: 3/25/17 10:13 pm
From: Diane Drobka <sunny1az...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ, NE Tucson: Barn Swallow
We also had our FOS Barn Swallow at our house in Pima today.Diane Drobka

From: mary klinkel <munchita...>
To: "<aznmbirds...>" <aznmbirds...>
Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:18 PM
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ, NE Tucson: Barn Swallow

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Mary Klinkel & Fred Heath

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Date: 3/25/17 9:18 pm
From: mary klinkel <munchita...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ, NE Tucson: Barn Swallow
Our FOS Barn Swallow seen today at AZ National Golf Course lake (while scouting for tomorrow’s Sabino Canyon Spring Butterfly Count).

Mary Klinkel & Fred Heath

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Date: 3/25/17 5:03 pm
From: david johnson <desertsage88056...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?] SE AZ Lucifer Hummingbird, Portal
Male Lucifer Hummingbird continues from 3/19 to 3/25. The bird was
photographed by Marky m when her and her family were here on 3/21 as
reported on ebird. More than likely I won't report the male again until a
female arrives. in 2016 the first female arrived April 26 2015 and in 2015
first arrival 4/3/2015.

David Johnson
3 miles NW of Willow Tank
Portal, Arizona

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Date: 3/25/17 4:29 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, White-throated Sparrow and Gray Hawk
Sixty-four species for the 4th Saturday Bird Walk this morning. Ten sparrow species including Lark Bunting, not seen since November, and the White-throated Sparrow, which was seen by Mark Phillips and several people in both groups. Chipping and Brewer's Sparrows were conspicuous in their absence.

Everybody heard Gray Hawks and Mark's group had a perched bird on the east side of the River across from Kingfisher Pond.

One of the Western Screech Owls in the Bookstore area was sunning all morning. (A 60 plus Cub Scout group lucked into scope views of the Owl while we were waiting to get started.)

The next bird walk is Wednesday, March 29th at 8. Bird walks in April will be at 7. Bird Walks are free.

John Broz
Sierra Vista







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Date: 3/25/17 4:24 pm
From: Doug Jenness <d_jenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Santa Cruz River/Sasco Rd. crossing
3/25/17


I was doing some birding at the Santa Cruz Flats this morning and discovered that sometime in the past week the riparian woodlands along the Santa Cruz River at the Sasco Rd. crossing has been posted with "No Trespassing" signs. This location is just west of the Red Rock feedlot and is a popular birding location. The last two winters a Louisiana Waterthrush wintered there, and rarities such as Black-throated Green Warbler and Palm Warbler have been observed. Less rare, but unusual for the SC Flats, American Redstart, Painted Redstart, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, and Thick-billed Kingbird also have been reported in recent years.


Birding from the road appears to continue to be possible, and can often be productive.


Doug Jenness

Catalina, AZ

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Date: 3/25/17 3:18 pm
From: Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Gila County Birding (24 March 2017)
Hi Everyone,

Yesterday on March 24th, 2017, I ventured northeast out to Gila County's
Highway 188 area where I started my day off birding along a few spots on
188 before spending the majority of the day covering as much of the massive
Roosevelt Lake as I could.

I went up Highway 87 from Fountain Hills north before proceeding onto
Highway 188 and working my way south well into the Roosevelt Lake
Recreation Area. After going south on Highway 188 for awhile and reaching
mile marker 269, there is a pond on the east side of 188 and a convenient
pull off right at mile marker 269. This pond is private property and is on
a farm, but it is easily viewable from the highway. I made visits to this
pond on March 9th and March 3rd to find it covered with various ducks that
included a Greater Scaup, and ducks in numbers such as Common Goldeneye,
Canvasback, Cinnamon Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, and plenty more. My
visit to it yesterday showed a major decrease in any waterfowl, but this
pond is certainly worth a stop and a look if in the area. It has lots of
potential for a variety of waterbirds.

My next stop was a little further south in the town Tonto Basin, where I
took Bar X Crossing Road to Tonto Creek. There is riparian habitat here
that is epic. Thick and dense cottonwood and willow riparian forests make
up this area and they are surrounded my mesquite and desert habitats.
There is a lot of exploring that can be done here on both sides of the
road. While I didn't have anything off the charts, I was glad to see a
COMMON BLACK-HAWK, my FOS PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, my FOS BELL'S VIREOS,
as well as numerous LUCY'S and YELLOW WARBLERS singing their heads off.

After leaving Tonto Basin, I headed down to Roosevelt Lake starting at 9:21
A.M., where I would bird the lake by stopping at nine of it's recreation
sites until nearly 7 P.M. Roosevelt Lake has become one of my favorite
birding spots in Arizona, I love the abundance and diversity of birds that
it brings, and the challenges it takes to find and count that abundance and
diversity. The locations I visited at Roosevelt Lake were the Orange Peel
Recreation Site, Bermuda Flat, Cholla Campground, Vineyard Canyon Picnic
Area, the Visitor's Center, Cottonwood Cove Picnic Area, Windy Hill
Recreation Site, Grapevine Group Site, and Schoolhouse Point. Each spot
has surrounding habitat that can be good for birding, and of course, a lot
of water to scan. My personal favorite is Orange Peel Recreation Site,
which is closed to vehicles (I just simply walk in).

The biggest thrill I got out of the day was counting the numbers of
Aechmophorus (Western/Clark's) Grebes out on the lake, which took a big
chunk of my time. Counting large numbers of birds on a lake as big as
Roosevelt is challenging. One of the challenging aspects was that some of
the recreation sites are close to each other, which creates chances of
easily counting the same birds twice from different hotspots. What I did
was keep an eye on landmarks to make sure I didn't overlap counts. I was
more interested in counting Aechmophorus grebes as a whole rather than
scrutinize for species, because that wouldn't have given me as much time to
complete my other tasks for the day. Between the 9 spots I visited, I
counted 3,034 Western/Clark's Grebes, as well as additionally 255 definite
WESTERN GREBES and 71 definite CLARK'S GREBES. Roosevelt Lake is also a
great spot to see these awesome birds do their incredible running mating
displays.

Besides Western and Clark's Grebes, I recorded a total of 81 species at
Roosevelt Lake in my 9.5 hour search. Other highlights included 10 LESSER
SCAUP, 12 RUDDY DUCK (Duck numbers have decreased probably by 95% since my
previous visit a few weeks ago), a striking COMMON LOON in full breeding
plumage off of Vineyard Canyon Picnic Area, 20 EARED GREBE, 3 NEOTROPIC
CORMORANTS, at least 400 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, 144 AMERICAN WHITE
PELICAN, 9 GREAT EGRET, 2 SNOWY EGRET, a rather surprising CATTLE EGRET,
OSPREY, 4 BALD EAGLE, 94 RING-BILLED GULL, a single CALIFORNIA GULL, close
to 40 more distant gulls that were too far for ID (likely RBGU), 3
BLACK-CHINNED and 5 COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRDS, 5 ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, 28
BELL'S VIREO, plenty of VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS, CRISSAL THRASHER, 44 LUCY'S
WARBLER, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, and my first HOODED ORIOLE of the year.

I highly recommend birding this area, it's one that is fun to spend an
entire day at. I didn't get back to Glendale until after 10 P.M.!

Good Birding,

Tommy DeBardeleben (Glendale, Arizona)

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Date: 3/25/17 12:58 pm
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ:Ash Canyon B&B, Mar 25, 2017
Male LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD appearing regularly but infrequently at Feeders C & D in the west yard (off the back porch). SCOTT’S ORIOLES heard more than seen, but coming in to oranges and suet throughout the yard — no favorite place, particularly. They seem more skittish than last year, and tend to fly away whenever people are moving or pointing. :-(
Nice surprise today was a HERMIT THRUSH. Before the fire of 2011, it was a regular winter resident. Hope this is a sign of post-fire recovery.

Mary Jo

Mary Jo Ballator
520-378-0773
<mjballator...>



> Ash Canyon Bed & Breakfast, Cochise, Arizona, US
> Mar 25, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 40 species
>
> Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 1
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
> Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2
> Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) 1
> White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) 4
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
> Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens) 2
> Lucifer Hummingbird (Calothorax lucifer) 1
> Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) 1
> Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 1
> Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) 2
> Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) 2
> Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) 6
> Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 10
> Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) 2
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris) 3
> Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group]) 2
> Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni) 1
> Mexican Jay (Aphelocoma wollweberi) 15
> Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
> Bridled Titmouse (Baeolophus wollweberi) 2
> Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 4
> Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) 4
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1
> Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 1
> Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) 2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) 20
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 15
> White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 4
> Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) 7
> Canyon Towhee (Melozone fusca) 2
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps) 1
> Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) 1
> Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 2
> Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus) 1
> Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum) 4
> House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 15
> Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 2
> Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35420813
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Date: 3/25/17 10:12 am
From: <bncthay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ American Bittern at Sweetwater Wetlands 3/25
At Sweetwater Wetlands this morning, there was an American Bittern at the easternmost pond(AKA Willow Pond). It was perched along the west shore in it's classic bittern pose before disappearing into the reeds.

Craig Thayer
Tucson

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