AZNMBirds
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3/23/17 11:44 am Rob Yaksich <grobyak...> [AZNMbirds] Santa Fe, NM barn owl
3/23/17 8:11 am Diane Touret <dctouret...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Molino Basin (Santa Catalina Mtns) 3/22/2017
3/23/17 7:30 am JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: directions to Tubac Hawk Watch
3/23/17 6:52 am Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Tubac Hawk Watch (Wedenesday morning)
3/23/17 6:23 am JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Tubac Hawk Watch (Wedenesday morning)
3/23/17 5:52 am John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Clay-colored Sparrow & Gray Hawk
3/23/17 5:35 am Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: New web page for AZFO journal
3/22/17 3:09 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Florida Canyon - Rufous-capped Warblers continue
3/22/17 3:00 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Mar 22, Early Spring Migrants
3/22/17 2:51 pm C Wood <cwood022...> [AZNMbirds] Granite Reef
3/22/17 12:47 pm Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> [AZNMbirds] Fw: AZ: Hammond's Flycatcher & Brown Creeper at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum
3/22/17 11:45 am Keith Graves <ibkg...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Possible 1st year, pre-adult MacGillivary's Warbler
3/22/17 11:36 am Caryn Hollander <cjhollander21...> [AZNMbirds] Gilbert Riparian Water Ranch
3/22/17 7:19 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] Tubac hawk watch continues
3/22/17 6:44 am Merlin <merlin32757...> [AZNMbirds] Buenos Aires NWR--Arivaca Cienega, Mar 18, 2017
3/21/17 7:07 pm <azbutterflies...> [AZNMbirds] Tufted Flycatchers
3/21/17 7:07 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Crossroads Park, Marana, south of Cortaro
3/21/17 6:59 pm Keith Graves <ibkg...> [AZNMbirds] Possible 1st year, pre-adult MacGillivary's Warbler
3/21/17 2:12 pm Magill Weber <magillweber...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Fw: TUFTED FLYCATCHER, Carr Canyon
3/21/17 1:17 pm George Paul <george...> [AZNMbirds] Odd American Robin Singing this past week
3/21/17 10:53 am Tony Battiste <tony.battiste...> [AZNMbirds] Fw: TUFTED FLYCATCHER, Carr Canyon
3/21/17 8:07 am Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] Tubac Hawk Watch, Sabino Canyon
3/20/17 9:44 pm <lmsirvio...> <lmsirvio...> [AZNMbirds] Thanks to anonymous birder
3/20/17 7:49 pm Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack- Ash-throated and Brown-crested Flycatchers
3/20/17 6:41 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack- Ash-throated and Brown-crested Flycatchers
3/20/17 4:57 pm Bob Rodrigues <brod410...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Portal_Orioles
3/20/17 4:55 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 3/20/2017
3/20/17 1:05 pm matt V. <fickity...> [AZNMbirds] Yuma - Tumacacori - Yuma weekend
3/20/17 11:37 am Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Ash Cyn Lucifer Hummingbird
3/20/17 11:27 am Larry <oldbirdbum...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: CASAS ADOBES WINTERING RUFOUS HUMMER RECORD STAY?
3/20/17 6:28 am John Killian <killiajk...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California Gulch, 03/19/2017
3/20/17 12:33 am Melody Kehl <outdoor1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California Gulch, 03/19/2017
3/19/17 8:34 pm Jay Miller <arizonajay23...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Miller House of Mesa - Migrants plus NEW yardbird, 3-19.
3/19/17 6:45 pm Ron Miller <ron.jane.miller...> Re: [AZNMbirds] FOS Male Rufous & Broad-billed Hummers
3/19/17 5:13 pm david johnson <desertsage88056...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Lucifer Hummingbird, Portal
3/19/17 5:13 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--19 Mar 2017
3/19/17 3:38 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House-Migrants
3/19/17 1:02 pm Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...> [AZNMbirds] RFI
3/19/17 9:32 am Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] W.Ina Road American Avocets, Marana, 3/19
3/19/17 8:56 am Peter Sockness <savetheriver...> [AZNMbirds] SE Arizona Lower Stump Cny. FOS Lucifer Hummer
3/19/17 6:45 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 3/18/17
3/18/17 7:46 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park NW Tucson, shorebirds
3/18/17 7:24 pm <cjbabbitt...> [AZNMbirds] MAS Field Trip to Flagstaff Lakes
3/18/17 1:26 pm David Rosenberg <dsrosenberg1...> Re: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photo of winter Varied Bunting
3/18/17 11:44 am Doug Jenness <d_jenness...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Mammoth Gulls
3/18/17 6:02 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 3/17/17
3/17/17 11:51 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?] RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 March 2017
3/17/17 5:39 pm Jim Lawrence <jlmotmot...> [AZNMbirds] Ramsey Canyon - Tufted Flycatcher
3/17/17 4:55 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park,NW Tucson, Zone-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture,
3/17/17 3:15 pm Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Surf Scoters at Bill Williams River NWR
3/17/17 11:43 am Glenn Klingler <alala70...> [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Havasu Heights American Crow, 3-16-17
3/17/17 11:08 am Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] NW Tucson Common Blackhawk
3/17/17 10:48 am Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Tucson - Sweetwater Wetlands Cassin's Sparrow
3/17/17 9:44 am Peggy Wang <nharrierpw...> [AZNMbirds] FOS Lucy's Tucson
3/17/17 6:17 am James Poling <james.poling...> Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 3/16/17
3/17/17 5:44 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 3/16/17
3/16/17 8:04 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] El Rio open space, Marana, I-10 exit 244 Twin Peaks Road
3/16/17 6:44 pm Rob Woodward <toucanrob...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Buff-breasted Flycatcher - Garden Canyon
3/16/17 5:44 pm Tom Hildebrandt <thildebrandt...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: FOS White-winged doves in my Tempe neighborhood
3/16/17 1:53 pm Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> [AZNMbirds] ADMIN: unsubscribing from the aznmbirds listserv
3/16/17 1:10 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photo of winter Varied Bunting
3/16/17 1:04 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House
3/16/17 1:01 pm Joshua Smith <joshua1vs89...> [AZNMbirds] Request to Unsubscribe
3/16/17 12:26 pm Andrew Core <andrewcore...> [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Tucson - Sweetwater Wetlands Cassin's Sparrow
3/16/17 11:19 am Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Mew Gull and Cackling Goose
3/16/17 11:02 am Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Saguaro NP West
3/15/17 3:00 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House
3/15/17 9:44 am <bncthay...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Baltimore Oriole
3/15/17 7:39 am Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- FOS Birds on Tucson ' s NE Side
3/15/17 6:00 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 3/14/17
3/14/17 1:26 pm Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson east side 3/13 and Harrison Greenway/Julian Wash bike paths 3/14
3/14/17 8:47 am Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Las Cienegas NCA, Sunday, March 12
3/14/17 7:36 am Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Day old, Florida Cyn, Madera Cyn, Arthur Pack Park
3/14/17 6:05 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 3/13/17
3/13/17 4:49 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 3/13/2017
3/13/17 2:40 pm Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...> [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Mar 11-13, Migrants+
3/13/17 1:05 pm Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> [AZNMbirds] Fw: AZ Boyce Thompson SP birds 12 March 2017
3/13/17 12:37 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> Re: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Mew Gull Lake Havasu City
3/13/17 9:56 am scre <scre...> [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Mew Gull Lake Havasu City
3/13/17 9:40 am Keith Graves <ibkg...> [AZNMbirds] Backyard bird's
3/13/17 8:14 am <mcbobaz...> [AZNMbirds] Oak Flats campground - Black-chinned Sparrows
3/13/17 12:49 am Homer Hansen <hhansen...> [AZNMbirds] FW: AZ/NM Youths: Scholarship Opportunity for the WFO Conference, Pueblo, Colordao, August 16-20, 2017
3/12/17 8:35 pm <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] Tubac Hawk Watch 03/12/17
3/12/17 8:23 pm Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] Tubac AZ Hawk Watch, Anza Trail south of Tubac
3/12/17 7:23 pm Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Canyon B&B Huachuca Mtns
3/12/17 5:53 pm <austinanne...> [AZNMbirds] Sandhill cranes in Willcox
3/12/17 5:31 pm Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Santa Cruz Flats
3/12/17 4:36 pm matt V. <fickity...> [AZNMbirds] Yuma Weekend, and just out of bounds
3/12/17 4:26 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--12 March 2017
3/12/17 3:32 pm Alan Schmierer <aaschmierer...> [AZNMbirds] Patagonia Lake: WINTER WREN
3/12/17 2:25 pm tad lamb <tadlamb...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sweetwater Dowitcher and Hooded Merganser
3/12/17 12:55 pm Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Cochise/ Tufted Flycatcher
3/12/17 11:51 am Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> [AZNMbirds] Cochise/ Tufted Flycatcher
3/12/17 11:34 am Carl Englander <carl...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson AZ: 2 Common Black Hawks 03/12/17
3/12/17 6:00 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/11/17
3/11/17 9:37 pm Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...> [AZNMbirds] TAS field trip Northeast Tucson IBA area summary-Pima County
3/11/17 3:46 pm Clifford Cathers <cacathers...> [AZNMbirds] AZ:03/11/17:TAS Field trip Tubac
3/11/17 2:01 pm Alan Schmierer <aaschmierer...> [AZNMbirds] Patagonia Lake: 2 Winter/Pacific Wrens singing - ID??
3/11/17 12:19 pm Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...> [AZNMbirds] [NM] Black-capped Gnatcatchers
3/11/17 9:09 am Stan Hart <shart...> [AZNMbirds] Brown Thrasher, Santa Gertrudis Lane, Tumacacori- 10 March 2017
3/11/17 5:58 am John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Correction
3/11/17 4:59 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/10/17
3/11/17 4:25 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/09/17
3/11/17 4:10 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/08/17
3/10/17 10:59 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 March 2017
3/10/17 9:27 pm Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Highway 77 Common Black Hawks on Gila River (10 March 2017)
3/10/17 5:50 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, SIERRA VISTA, SAN PEDRO HOUSE, Northern Waterthrush continues
3/10/17 2:38 pm Theresa Lawson <tmlawson1...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Tufted Flycatcher Upper Ramsey March 10
3/10/17 9:11 am Myron L. Scott and Barbara S. Bush <gaia_3...> [AZNMbirds] NO sightings. Request for identifying information.
3/10/17 8:50 am Peggy Wang <nharrierpw...> [AZNMbirds] Crested Caracara Tucson??
3/10/17 7:59 am Carl Perretta <cjperretta...> [AZNMbirds] AZ birders needing an "easy" Rosy-faced Lovebird
3/9/17 7:04 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park, NW Tucson, Common Black-hawk
3/9/17 11:27 am Christopher Vincent <cj...> [AZNMbirds] Six Hummingbird Species, Nesting Hawks & Ravens
3/9/17 9:44 am Bill Lisowsky <ykswosil...> [AZNMbirds] Santa Gertrudis Brown Thrasher continues...
3/9/17 5:57 am John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House
3/8/17 3:45 pm David Chapman <chpmndavid...> [AZNMbirds] White Winged Dove
3/8/17 2:27 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Rock Corral Canyon - Santa Cruz county
3/8/17 1:57 pm Diane Touret <dctouret...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Florida Canyon 3/7/17
3/8/17 12:20 pm Bill Lisowsky <ykswosil...> [AZNMbirds] Tubac Trogon continues as Common Black-Hawks stream by on 3/8/17
3/8/17 10:39 am David Beaudette <xeracris...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ:Tucson, Reid Park Common Black Hawk
3/8/17 9:47 am Luke Safford <saffordluke...> [AZNMbirds] Sweetwater Wetlands Common Black Hawks
3/8/17 8:49 am David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Orchard Oriole
3/8/17 6:12 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/07/17
3/7/17 7:31 pm Bob Rodrigues <brod410...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Portal-Streak-backed Oriole
3/7/17 4:58 pm tony leonardini <wa6qmq...> [AZNMbirds] FOS Rufous Hummer
3/7/17 3:14 pm Brian Enos <brian...> Re: [AZNMbirds] 03.05.17 FOS Black-chinned Hummingbird
3/7/17 12:56 pm Lori <lconrad6853...> [AZNMbirds] FOS birds in Portal area
3/7/17 12:48 pm Lindsay Story <klstory...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: mystery bird at Butcher Jones (NE of Mesa AZ)
3/7/17 5:03 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/06/17
3/7/17 4:02 am Diane Touret <dctouret...> [AZNMbirds] Fwd: SE AZ: Tubac Hawks and Elegant Trogon 3/6/2017
3/6/17 9:54 pm Leo Miller <leo...> [AZNMbirds] Yellow-headed Blackbirds
3/6/17 7:11 pm <vernieaikins...> [AZNMbirds] Prairie Falcon
3/6/17 7:00 pm Caleb strand <strandcaleb...> Re: [AZNMbirds] 03.05.17 FOS Black-chinned Hummingbird
3/6/17 6:14 pm Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Ash Canyon B&B FOS Black-chinned Hummingbird
3/6/17 5:17 pm Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...> [AZNMbirds] FOY Black-chinned Hummingbird - midtown Tucson
3/6/17 5:06 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 3/6/2017
3/6/17 5:00 pm Richard Carlson <rccarl...> Re: [AZNMbirds] 03.05.17 FOS Black-chinned Hummingbird
3/6/17 4:23 pm Brian Enos <brian...> [AZNMbirds] 03.05.17 FOS Black-chinned Hummingbird
3/6/17 4:07 pm JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tucson Avra Valley Reservation Road THRASHERS
3/6/17 2:32 pm DianaBlue Herron <blueheron64...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Williamson's Sapsucker, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
3/6/17 11:54 am david johnson <desertsage88056...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Broad-billed Hummingbird Portal
3/6/17 5:11 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/05/17
3/5/17 8:37 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park 5PM, NW Tucson
3/5/17 4:23 pm Mary and Clive Green <mjandclive...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Eurasian Wigeon at Willcox
3/5/17 2:25 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Pima Farms Rd, Sandy Desert Trail, NW Tucson Inca Doves
3/5/17 2:19 pm matt V. <fickity...> [AZNMbirds] Yuma weekend sightings
3/5/17 2:19 pm Merlin <merlin32757...> [AZNMbirds] Arivaca Cienega bird walk 3/4/2017
3/5/17 2:06 pm Lindsay Story <klstory...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Rio Salado Pathway –Tempe (AZ) Marketplace to Mesa Riverview
3/5/17 12:18 pm melius <mmelius...> [AZNMbirds] Cassin's Kingbird & other Sahuarita birds
3/5/17 12:16 pm david johnson <desertsage88056...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Costa's Hummingbird Portal
3/5/17 12:08 pm Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson Lucy's Warbler
3/5/17 11:39 am James P Karp <jkarp...> Re: [AZNMbirds] De Anza Trail - Tubac
3/5/17 9:52 am Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] De Anza Trail - Tubac
3/5/17 6:32 am Tom Hildebrandt <thildebrandt...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: FOS Northern Rough-winged Swallow-Tempe
3/5/17 4:52 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/04/17
3/4/17 4:27 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park NW Tucson, Common Goldeneye
3/4/17 4:17 pm Caryn Hollander <cjhollander21...> [AZNMbirds] Harris Hawks
3/4/17 3:13 pm Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Canyon B&B FOS Scott's Oriole
3/4/17 1:50 pm Mike Butterfield <kb0to1.mb...> [AZNMbirds] RAMSEY CANYON - 3rd of March
3/4/17 11:08 am Lauren Harter <lbharter...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Purple Finch
3/4/17 5:18 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/03/17
3/3/17 11:42 pm Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 March 2017
3/3/17 11:27 pm Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Saturday birding - Add your Hummingbirds to Tucson Audubon's map
3/3/17 6:46 pm <pgoltz...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Harris Hawks - Brown's Ranch
3/3/17 6:10 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] El Rio open space- Coastline Pit, Marana,
3/3/17 6:01 pm Caryn Hollander <cjhollander21...> [AZNMbirds] Harris Hawks - Brown's Ranch
3/3/17 4:19 pm Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Volunteer Opportunity
3/3/17 3:28 pm Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...> [AZNMbirds] Paton Center: open, construction-free this weekend
3/3/17 2:49 pm Steve Vaughan <stevetriforms...> [AZNMbirds] Hawk ID program and filed rip
3/3/17 2:42 pm Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...> [AZNMbirds] Volunteer Opportunity
3/3/17 2:07 pm Steve Hosmer <sjhosmer...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Herring Gull & Franklin's Gull at Lake Pleasant (Yavapai Co.)
3/3/17 12:06 pm Caryn Hollander <cjhollander21...> [AZNMbirds] Brown's Ranch Harris Hawks
3/3/17 8:54 am James Taylor <jimmitaylor1...> [AZNMbirds] White-throated Sparrow at Catalina SP.
3/3/17 5:49 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/02/17
3/2/17 3:15 pm Jim McPhee <jmcphee...> [AZNMbirds] ABQ spotted owl-access being denied by the National Park Service.
3/2/17 1:44 pm Karen Herzenberg <karen.herzenberg...> Re: [AZNMbirds] ABQ spotted owl
3/2/17 1:31 pm Woody Kuehn <woodykuehn...> [AZNMbirds] Spotted Owl ABQ-No
3/2/17 11:47 am Daniela Yellan <azpajaros...> [AZNMbirds]
3/2/17 7:46 am Karen Herzenberg <karen.herzenberg...> [AZNMbirds] ABQ spotted owl
3/2/17 5:43 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/01/17
3/1/17 5:31 pm Rob Modica <azlrover...> [AZNMbirds] White-winged Doves Tucson
3/1/17 4:32 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ San Pedro House, Sierra Vista, Louisiana Waterthrush Continues
3/1/17 9:18 am Brendan J Mccooey <ardoyne4200...> [AZNMbirds] [AZNbirds]SEAZ - Catalina Foothills - White-winged Dove
3/1/17 6:30 am <pcollins...> <pcollins...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: 5th Annual Tubac Hawk Watch Info (no birds - yet)
2/27/17 7:46 pm Andrew Barndt <andrew.barndt...> [AZNMbirds] Out of state birder coming to Albuquerque
2/27/17 6:16 pm Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...> [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 2/27/2017
2/27/17 2:28 pm C kirscher <antclaudia2008...> [AZNMbirds] AZ: Santa Cruz Flats February 26, 2017
2/27/17 8:48 am Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Len Waterthrush Follow-up
2/27/17 8:07 am Nick Beauregard <nickbeauregard...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ - Mt. Graham hummers and others
2/27/17 7:10 am Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Chukar Hereford SEAZ
2/27/17 7:02 am Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush Follow-up
2/27/17 6:23 am Diane Touret <dctouret...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush Follow-up
2/27/17 6:07 am Phil Jeffrey <phil.jeffrey...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush Follow-up
2/26/17 6:37 pm Erika Wilson <terika88...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--26 Feb 2017
2/26/17 5:29 pm Dutch <dutchpat...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Chukar Hereford SEAZ
2/26/17 4:50 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [AZNMbirds] Mile-wide Road, Avra Valley, Bendire's Thrashers
2/26/17 4:04 pm W MCCRADY <wmccrady...> RE: [AZNMbirds] Chukar Hereford SEAZ
2/26/17 3:46 pm Rob Modica <azlrover...> [AZNMbirds] White throated swifts at Glenwood NM
2/26/17 3:42 pm Brendan J Mccooey <ardoyne4200...> [AZNMbirds] Broad-billed Hummingbirds - Catalina Foothills - Tucson
2/26/17 3:36 pm Theresa Lawson <tmlawson1...> [AZNMbirds] Chukar Hereford SEAZ
2/26/17 3:25 pm Susan Hennessy <suehennessy...> [AZNMbirds] Broad-billed Hummingbird
2/26/17 1:06 pm Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> [AZNMbirds] FW: AZ: 2 lists from carl tomoff at BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM 
2/26/17 12:00 pm <azbutterflies...> [AZNMbirds] FOS Male Rufous & Broad-billed Hummers
2/26/17 11:48 am Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...> [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush Follow-up
2/26/17 11:12 am Chris Benesh <cdbenesh...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush
2/26/17 10:03 am Caleb strand <strandcaleb...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush
2/26/17 9:35 am Richard Carlson <rccarl...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush
2/26/17 7:24 am Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...> [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush
2/25/17 8:22 pm Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...> [AZNMbirds] Northeast Tucson TAS Field Trip summary Pima County February 25th
2/25/17 2:01 pm Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...> [AZNMbirds] [CEAZ] Bald Eagle in Gilbert
2/25/17 8:25 am Peggy Wang <nharrierpw...> [AZNMbirds] Portal Gray Catbird
2/25/17 8:23 am Peggy Wang <nharrierpw...> [AZNMbirds] Portal Gray Catbird
2/25/17 7:52 am David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO: Many new photos
2/24/17 4:28 pm melius <mmelius...> [AZNMbirds] Trogon, oriole, Madera Canyon
2/24/17 3:02 pm Larry <oldbirdbum...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Sweetwater Wetlands
2/24/17 1:31 pm Mike Judd <ebwilderae...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin: ADMIN REMINDER
2/24/17 1:30 pm Mike Judd <ebwilderae...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin
2/24/17 12:56 pm Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] Apologies owl posting
2/24/17 12:53 pm Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] Continuing Long-eared Owl Molino SE AZ
2/24/17 11:15 am Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin: ADMIN REMINDER
2/24/17 10:07 am WYCHRESCHUK <elainew...> Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: The Miller House of Mesa - Band-tailed Pigeon, 2-23.
2/24/17 9:08 am Jay Miller <arizonajay23...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: The Miller House of Mesa - Band-tailed Pigeon, 2-23.
2/24/17 8:15 am Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 February 2017
2/23/17 5:33 pm Peggy Wang <nharrierpw...> [AZNMbirds] Tucson Sam Lena La Waterthrush yes
2/23/17 3:27 pm John Riehl <jlriehl...> [AZNMbirds] Fwd: Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin
2/23/17 11:15 am Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...> [AZNMbirds] Louisiana Waterthrush Sam Lena Park Tucson
2/23/17 9:19 am Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...> [AZNMbirds] Paton Center construction, bird activity update
2/23/17 4:20 am Diane Touret <dctouret...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Louisiana Waterthrush at Sam Lena Kerp, Tucson, Pima County
2/23/17 4:15 am Diane Touret <dctouret...> Re: [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?] Sweetwater Wetlands Merganser
2/22/17 9:27 pm Pat <pgoltz...> [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?] Sweetwater Wetlands Merganser
2/22/17 5:30 pm Nick Beauregard <nickbeauregard...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Patagonia - Common Black Hawk
2/22/17 3:10 pm John Broz <johnbroz1944...> [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Sierra Vista
2/22/17 3:05 pm Richard Carlson <rccarl...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Louisiana Waterthrush at Sam Lena Kerp, Tucson, Pima County
2/22/17 2:42 pm David Pearson <dpearson...> [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt. south of Globe VARIED THRUSH
2/22/17 12:50 pm Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...> [AZNMbirds] Puerto Canyon & Spring, Santa Cruz County
2/22/17 11:29 am Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Louisiana Waterthrush at Sam Lena Kerp, Tucson, Pima County
2/22/17 9:45 am David Vander Pluym <scre...> Re: [AZNMbirds] yuma
2/22/17 9:44 am David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] yuma
2/22/17 9:43 am David Vander Pluym <scre...> Re: [AZNMbirds] AZFO - Virgin River Valley and Mountains, Mohave Co.
2/22/17 8:52 am Jay Miller <arizonajay23...> [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Miller House of Mesa - Winter birds, 2-22.
2/22/17 7:10 am matt V. <fickity...> [AZNMbirds] Weekend Yuma County
2/22/17 6:59 am Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...> [AZNMbirds] AZFO - Virgin River Valley and Mountains, Mohave Co.
2/21/17 8:35 pm David Vander Pluym <scre...> [AZNMbirds] NWAZ: Continuing Black-capped Chickadees
2/21/17 5:01 pm <jgstudio...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture
2/21/17 3:29 pm JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Tucson Audubon field trip to Reid Park
2/21/17 2:41 pm Leo Miller <leo...> [AZNMbirds]
2/21/17 1:26 pm Mary & Nick Freeman <mnfreeman...> [AZNMbirds] Olive Warbler & Common Black Hawk 1
2/21/17 11:49 am W MCCRADY <wmccrady...> RE: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture
2/21/17 8:43 am Lori <lconrad6853...> RE: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture
2/21/17 6:50 am David Chapman <chpmndavid...> RE: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture SEAZ
2/21/17 6:39 am JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> Re: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture SEAZ
 
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Date: 3/23/17 11:44 am
From: Rob Yaksich <grobyak...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Santa Fe, NM barn owl
Greetings all. I just spooked out of a tall Douglas fir in my backyard a single adult BARN OWL (Thu, Mar 23, 12:20pm). There was a pair of crows near it, but they were keeping quiet until I stepped in the backyard, at which point one of the crows flew and spooked the owl, and then all three took off in the same direction (crows in pursuit of owl). I could not see exactly where they went as the trees and the buildings were too tall.
This is at the rectory at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, which is at the intersection of East Alameda Street and Upper Canyon Road in East Santa Fe, about a mile down the road from the Randall Davey Audubon Center.
Blessings.Fr Rob Yak.

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Date: 3/23/17 8:11 am
From: Diane Touret <dctouret...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Molino Basin (Santa Catalina Mtns) 3/22/2017
Scott's Oriole (singing in oaks up near the Gen. Hitchcock Hwy)

Covey of 6-8 MONTEZUMA QUAIL (along Arizona Trail to north of
campground)

Diane Touret (Tucson, AZ)




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Date: 3/23/17 7:30 am
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: directions to Tubac Hawk Watch
http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=1248074&MLID=AZ&MLNM=Arizona http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=1248074&MLID=AZ&MLNM=Arizona and New Mexico

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Date: 3/23/17 6:52 am
From: Karen Mckinley <kaymack58...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Tubac Hawk Watch (Wedenesday morning)
where exactly is the hawk watch location? i'm off for the next few days :)

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 6:22 AM, JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...> wrote:

> These are just the birds that I saw in the morning (8:30am to 11:30am.).
> The "hard core " hawk watchers might have seen more later in the afternoon.
>
> Gray Hawk 2
>
> Zone-Tailed Hawk 2
>
> Red-Tailed Hawk 2
>
> Cooper's Hawk 2
>
> Black Vulture 5
>
> Turkey Vulture 25
>
>
> John Higgins, Tucson, AZ
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Date: 3/23/17 6:23 am
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Tubac Hawk Watch (Wedenesday morning)
These are just the birds that I saw in the morning (8:30am to 11:30am.). The "hard core " hawk watchers might have seen more later in the afternoon.

Gray Hawk 2

Zone-Tailed Hawk 2

Red-Tailed Hawk 2

Cooper's Hawk 2

Black Vulture 5

Turkey Vulture 25


John Higgins, Tucson, AZ


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Date: 3/23/17 5:52 am
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House, Clay-colored Sparrow & Gray Hawk
Sixty-five species for the Wednesday Bird Walk. Mark Phillips and his group got good looks at a Clay-colored Sparrow along the west side of Kingfisher Pond. His group also saw a soaring Common Black Hawk near Garden Wash.

Gray Hawks were heard near the Highway 90 Bridge and near the mouth of Garden Wash, where one of our visitors also spotted one perched on the east side of the River allowing scope views for me and my group.

Richard Bansberg and his group had a Lazuli Bunting along Garden Wash and a Pacific-slope Flycatcher along the River near post #8 as did my some in my group group and other visitors.

Two Western Screech Owls sunning at the Bookstore area were a good start for the Walk but they had retreated by the time we returned.

The next Bird Walk is this Saturday, March 25th at 8. Next Wednesday's Bird Walk will also be at 8 but Bird Walks in April will be at 7. Bird Walks are free.

John Broz
Sierra Vista


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Date: 3/23/17 5:35 am
From: Doug Jenness <d_jenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: New web page for AZFO journal
3/23/17


Check it out! Arizona Birds, the Arizona Field Ornithologists journal, is now located on a new website of its own at: arizonabirds.org<http://arizonabirds.org/>. It incorporates Arizona Birds Online, which has been published by the AZFO since 2005. All the previous articles are now located on this site and organized by year with an index and in an attractive and accessible format. There are articles on Black Vultures, Lawrence's Goldfinches, Rosy-faced Lovebirds, Crested Caracaras, Botteri's Sparrow, Tropical Kingbirds, and many others along with notes on identification challenges. We have also taken steps to professionalize our style. We hope that this new face will encourage more folks studying birds in Arizona to submit articles to Arizona Birds. Let us know what you think.


Doug Jenness,

Catalina, AZ



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Date: 3/22/17 3:09 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Florida Canyon - Rufous-capped Warblers continue
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT
tucsonaudubon.org):

Dave Wright reports that the Rufous-capped Warblers continued in Florida
Canyon this morning (7am on 3/22).

Florida Canyon annotated map: http://goo.gl/AAzD6

thanks Dave!

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

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Date: 3/22/17 3:00 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Mar 22, Early Spring Migrants
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Date: 3/22/17 2:51 pm
From: C Wood <cwood022...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Granite Reef
A confiding male Yellow-headed Blackbird along the river east of the parking/picnic area this AM, 45 or so other species. YHBB pic here C.S.Wood-Photos <https://www.flickr.com/photos/cswood-photos/>, full eBird list here http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35358382 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35358382>


Chris Wood
Scottsdale
Woodbury, CT
203 558-0654

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Date: 3/22/17 12:47 pm
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fw: AZ: Hammond's Flycatcher & Brown Creeper at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum


-

> From: Wolterbeek, Paul A -
> Subject: Hammond's Flycatcher & Brown Creeper at the Arboretum
>>
> Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12:16 PM
> hola mark -- Carl Tomoff
> has been onsite for a couple days, and provided this
> report:
> ________________________
>
> HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER,
> ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, BROWN CREEPER AT BOYCE THOMPSON
> ARBORETUM
> From: Carl Tomoff
> Tuesday,
> March 21
> The symphony of bird song and
> tapestry of colorful flowers were magnificent on this early
> spring day at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Highlights from
> today’s survey included: Hammond’s Flycatcher 1 (pine
> loop- eucalyptus grove), Ash-throated Flycatcher 1 (slope
> above Queen Creek), Brown Creeper 1 (in picnic area). I also
> observed: Gambel’s Quail 35, Turkey Vulture 126 (into
> eucalyptus grove roost), Cooper’s Hawk 2 (courtship
> flights), Red-tailed Hawk 1, American Coot 1, White-winged
> Dove 2 (cooing), Mourning Dove 6, Great Horned Owl (called
> at dusk), White-throated Swift 2, Anna’s Hummingbird 20
> (some building nests), Broad-billed Hummingbird 4, Costa’s
> Hummingbird 4, Gila Woodpecker 10, Red-naped Sapsucker 1,
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker 6, Say’s Phoebe 2, Vermilion
> Flycatcher 1 (male harassed by N. Rough-winged Swallow at
> Ayer Lake), Bell’s Vireo 10 (singing), Plumbeous Vireo 2
> (singing), Common Raven 2, Violet-green Swallow 2, Northern
> Rough-winged Swallow 1, Verdin 32, five species of wrens
> (Rock 4, Canyon 8, Marsh 1, Bewick’s 8, Cactus 16),
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5,
> Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 5, Hermit Thrush 4, Curve-billed
> Thrasher 8, Northern Mockingbird 2, Phainopepla 10, Lucy’s
> Warbler 12, Yellow-rumped Warbler 9, Green-tailed Towhee 2,
> Spotted Towhee 2, Rufous-crowned Sparrow 3, Canyon Towhee 2,
> Abert’s Towhee 14, Black-throated Sparrow 4, Song Sparrow
> 1, Lincoln’s Sparrow 15, White-crowned Sparrow 30,
> Northern Cardinal 25, Hooded Oriole 2, House Finch 50,
> Lesser Goldfinch 45, House Sparrow 8. European Starling 6,
> Red-winged Blackbird 45, Brewer’s Blackbird 140, and
> Brown-headed Cowbird 14 roosted in Ayer Lake marsh. One
> Common Poorwill called from the High Trail at dusk March 20.
> I watched these butterflies: Pipevine Swallowtail, Sara
> Orangetip, Sleepy Orange, Dainty Sulfur, Marine Blue, Spring
> Azure, American Snout, Elada Checkerspot, Red Admiral,
> Empress Leilia, Mourning Cloak, Monarch, Queen, and
> Checkered Skipper. I also saw a Sonoran Whipsnake and a
> Western Diamondback as well as numerous lizards:
> Side-blotched, Ornate Tree, Desert Spiny, Clark’s Spiny,
> Greater Earless, and Western Whiptail.


Editor’s Note: the
> annual Bye-Bye Buzzards event is March 25 with an early 7:00
> AM opening Saturday - and guided 8:30 a.m. bird walks
> continue Sunday March 26.
>

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Date: 3/22/17 11:45 am
From: Keith Graves <ibkg...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Possible 1st year, pre-adult MacGillivary's Warbler
here is my Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/keith.graves.3597/posts/1893325230938953 <https://www.facebook.com/keith.graves.3597/posts/1893325230938953>
>
> Sorry..


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Date: 3/22/17 11:36 am
From: Caryn Hollander <cjhollander21...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Gilbert Riparian Water Ranch
Hi All,

Being from Chicago, it is always fun to see different birds out here. At GRWR we had a great time watching the American Avocets but the surprise of the day was a Black & White Warbler in a "snowing" cottonwood tree on the south side of the park!

Caryn Hollander
(Scottsdale)

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Date: 3/22/17 7:19 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tubac hawk watch continues
While peak black hawk migration has likely passed, the long march to the 31st continues.


I have been called away to New Jersey, but the stalwart Bob Creglow will carry on the count through March 26 and I hope to recruit others to cover the final days of the month. So stop by and help Bob scan the skies. I hear the Gray Hawks have finally started their daily forays over the park.

Peter Collins
Vail, Arizona




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Date: 3/22/17 6:44 am
From: Merlin <merlin32757...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Buenos Aires NWR--Arivaca Cienega, Mar 18, 2017
Hi All


We had a small group of eight and the weather was pretty good. No
outstanding birds except for the Cooper's hawk nesting pair. Lots of
Vermilion Flycatchers putting on a show. Three species of towhees.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Mar 22, 2017 9:35 AM
Subject: eBird Report - Buenos Aires NWR--Arivaca Cienega, Mar 18, 2017
To: <merlin32757...>
Cc:

Buenos Aires NWR--Arivaca Cienega, Pima, Arizona, US
Mar 18, 2017 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
38 species

Gambel's Quail 1
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 20
Cooper's Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Mourning Dove 2
Broad-billed Hummingbird 3
Acorn Woodpecker 5
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 2
Gray Flycatcher 2
Black Phoebe 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 15
Cassin's Kingbird 1
Loggerhead Shrike 1
Bell's Vireo 1
Common Raven 4
Verdin 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Bewick's Wren 8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Lucy's Warbler 6
Yellow Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 6
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Vesper Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 6
Lincoln's Sparrow 4
Canyon Towhee 2
Abert's Towhee 6
Green-tailed Towhee 5
Northern Cardinal 2
House Finch 8
Lesser Goldfinch 25

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S35256788

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

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Date: 3/21/17 7:07 pm
From: <azbutterflies...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tufted Flycatchers
Arrived at the Reef Campground at 4:45PM today. There was no activity at the bathroom area, so I took an old road from campsite 9 across the dry streambed & up the road to the right, following the sun. Walking a short distance, I observed the pair of Tufted Flycatchers on my right sallying from a Ponderosa pine to a Douglas fur from 5PM to 5:15 PM. There was an obvious dead tree to the right of these trees.
Priscilla Brodkin
Carr Canyon Road
Hereford AZ
Butterflies of AZ:A Photographic Guide
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Date: 3/21/17 7:07 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Crossroads Park, Marana, south of Cortaro
In a half hour walk along the river path at 4:30, I found 3 Wilson’s Warblers and 4 Yellow Warblers, (Heard more) a couple Bell’s Vireos, a displaying Black-chinned Hummingbird (Never found the female) a Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawks.

A quick look at the basin on W Ina Road: no American Avocets today.

John R Williams
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Date: 3/21/17 6:59 pm
From: Keith Graves <ibkg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Possible 1st year, pre-adult MacGillivary's Warbler
Thought it was an Orange-crown, then strange patterns started to develop on the face and throat. Pictures on FaceBook, Keith Graves. Any thought’s will be appreciated.
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Date: 3/21/17 2:12 pm
From: Magill Weber <magillweber...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Fw: TUFTED FLYCATCHER, Carr Canyon
Great find! To follow up on Tony's report, 'probable' Tufted Flycatcher was reported at Reef Townsite CG in Carr Canyon by visiting birder Elizabeth White from last Thursday 3/16 on the Arizona Birding Facebook group. With lack of description this generated limited interest, but it looks like the ID was correct!

Magill Weber, Phoenix

> On Mar 21, 2017, at 10:49 AM, Tony Battiste <tony.battiste...> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Acting on info from visiting birder from Toronto CAN, Owen Bobier, who found and photographed a TUFC at Reef Townsite CG atop Carr Canyon yesterday evening, Bill Brown and I went to the CG this AM, finding 2 TUFC's in loose association with BBFC. First heard by Bill just north of the toilets then seen chasing each other to the east behind the toilets. At least on one occasion they appeared to me to engage in some sort of display, fanning tail and fluttering wings. Road is in excellent condition having just been graded
> Tony and Julie Battiste
> Battiste Bed, Breakfast and Birds
> 4700 Robert Smith Ln
> Hereford AZ 85615
> Phone: 520-803-6908
> www.battistebedandbirds.com
>
> To all day birders that may want to visit our feeder station, please phone ahead of your intended visit. Donations graciously accepted.
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Date: 3/21/17 1:17 pm
From: George Paul <george...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Odd American Robin Singing this past week
I have lived in Phoenix for 35 years and don't usually hear American Robins
singing, or hanging around down here at 1000 feet elevation. I think of them
as birds that live in the higher elevations.

For about week, however, ending yesterday, a robin was singing furiously in
the Glendale/Arrowhead Lakes area. Across the street from my house in a green
area. There are lakes nearby and a golf course.

Was this related to our extreme hot spell? Was it a temporary stop during
migration north?

Why was the bird singing when it would not be nesting here? Or is this quite
common and I have simply not experienced it?

Any ideas would be welcome.

Thanks,

George Paul

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Date: 3/21/17 10:53 am
From: Tony Battiste <tony.battiste...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fw: TUFTED FLYCATCHER, Carr Canyon
 



 Acting on info from visiting birder from Toronto CAN, Owen Bobier, who found and photographed a TUFC at Reef Townsite CG atop Carr Canyon yesterday evening, Bill Brown and I went to the CG this AM, finding 2 TUFC's in loose association with BBFC.  First heard by Bill just north of the toilets then seen chasing each other to the east behind the toilets.  At least on one occasion they appeared to me to engage in some sort of display, fanning tail and fluttering wings.   Road is in excellent condition having just been gradedTony and Julie Battiste
Battiste Bed, Breakfast and Birds 4700 Robert Smith Ln
Hereford AZ 85615
Phone: 520-803-6908
www.battistebedandbirds.com To all day birders that may want to visit our feeder station, please phone ahead of your intended visit.  Donations graciously accepted.  


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Date: 3/21/17 8:07 am
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tubac Hawk Watch, Sabino Canyon
I have friends from the UK visiting and we started our birding week at the Tubac Hawk Watch yesterday and also went up Sabino Canyon around sunset.

I’m sure there will be a more comprehensive report from the hawk watch, but while we were there from 8:15 until sometime after 10, we saw at least 5 Common Black Hawks, 3 Zone-tailed Hawks, 2 Swanson’s Hawks, 2 Red-tailed Hawks, a couple of Cooper’s Hawks, a Black Vulture and lots of Turkey Vultures. We had a Hammond’s/Dusky Flycatcher and a Wilson’s Warbler on the Anza trail adjacent to the the park, a few Chipping Sparrows, Bewick’s Wrens, etc.

The pond at the Arivaca Rd. exit in Amado had 1 American Coot and about 10 Ruddy Ducks.

We got to Sabino quite close to sunset, so didn’t have a lot of time to bird but had good looks at Costa’s Hummingbirds below the dam, two Mallards at the dam and heard several Poorwills calling after sunset as we walked back down along the road.

Sharon Goldwasser
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 3/20/17 9:44 pm
From: <lmsirvio...> <lmsirvio...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Thanks to anonymous birder
There is a birder from Vermont who is very happy today. He walked away from his binoculars at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson this afternoon.
Someone found them and placed them in the notebox. He returned an hour or so later and noticed that the binoculars were not on the bench where
he had left them. His birding friend (apparently from Tucson) told him to look in the notebox. He was pleased to find them there.
Larry Sirvio
Cottage Grove, MN
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Date: 3/20/17 7:49 pm
From: Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack- Ash-throated and Brown-crested Flycatchers
Hi All,

I would like to point out that Brown-crested Flycatcher typically does not arrive in southeastern AZ until mid-April, and there may not be any documented March records for the region - so a report from anytime in March is very significant. Brown-crested Flycatcher is, of course, not a review species for the Arizona Bird Committee - but as a regional editor for North American Birds, I always think it is a good idea to try and document significant records such as this one. Given how much the climate in southern Arizona is seemingly changing every year - and with temperatures in the 90s already this March, I am not be surprised that birds such as this one would arrive so early.

Gary

Gary H. Rosenberg
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 3/20/17 6:41 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack- Ash-throated and Brown-crested Flycatchers
The highlight of this afternoon’s walk was an interaction between a Brown-crested and an Ash Throated Flycatcher near the trailhead parking. They were in the same tree a couple times giving me a great comparison of the overall size and bill size. The Ash-throated was very vocal, the Brown-crested silent.


John R Williams
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Date: 3/20/17 4:57 pm
From: Bob Rodrigues <brod410...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Portal_Orioles
Hi folks,

We still have the Streak-backed Oriole making daily appearances at the
Foothills road feeders in Portal. Today we also had a beautiful male
Hooded Oriole also coming to our oranges.

Bob

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Date: 3/20/17 4:55 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 3/20/2017
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
March 20, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for March 20, 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)
CRESTED CARACARA (Hidalgo)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
PACIFIC WREN (Eddy)
CAROLINA WREN (Sierra, Socorro)
BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER (Hidalgo)
RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN (Grant)
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.

GRANT County:
--Barbara Anne Rich reported a RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN in the Gila Bird Area
February 18 and re-found by Swackhamer and Dolton February 26 and continued
to February 28 for Ruehmann near these coordinates (32.836264,
-108.605647). Barbara’s directions to the area “180 to Bill Evans lake road
keep going across Mangus Creek to first right. Drive toward the river and
park under the sycamore. Walk through the people gate and follow the old
road which follows the Gila. Less than a mile in is a sign on the left
that says "road not maintained". On the right are trees and that is where
the Robin was.”

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 cattleguard 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.

--Glenn Lorton reported a CRESTED CARACARA in Animas March 2. It was seen
near the south end of town coming to a roadkill rabbit. It has not been
seen since the initial sighting.

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 19.

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.

--Hawksworth reported two CAROLINA WRENS at Bosque del Apache NWR February
11. They were heard from the North Loop where the second 90 degree turn
along the Seasonal Rd is visible.

--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 2 at various locations on the refuge.

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Date: 3/20/17 1:05 pm
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yuma - Tumacacori - Yuma weekend
Good afternoon,

I took a weekend away from Yuma to hang out with Paul and visit the
Hawk Watch in Ron Morris County Park. We stayed at the B&B at Santa
Gertrudis Lane, and got some really great photo ops the second day.
Weekend highlights:

Aztec Feedlot, Yuma County:

A quick check on Friday heading to Tucson found FOS trio of White-faced
Ibis. Shorebird numbers were low, and most were Least Sandpipers with a
few Long-billed Dowitchers.

Proctor Road, Madera Canyon:

A pair of BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS were observed nest building
Saturday in the Proctor Road area.

Florida Canyon, Madera Canyon

Hammond's Flycatcher while searching in vain for any avian life
Saturday.

Santa Gertrudis Lane:

Excellent location to photograph Phyrruloxia, Green-tailed Towhee,
Rufous-winged Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Gray Flycatcher, Lucy's Warbler
and butterflies. No rarities turned up.

Aztec Feedlot, Yuma County:

A Sunday re-check found a surge in Ibis numbers (15+), SOLITARY
SANDPIPER, 2 Western Sandpipers, and a Dowitcher that may be short-billed?
I am passing photos around to confirm the ID, and will post if SB.

99 degrees heralded my return to Yuma...


--
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Matt Victoria
Mesa del Sol
Yuma, AZ 85367

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

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Date: 3/20/17 11:37 am
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Ash Cyn Lucifer Hummingbird
FOS male LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD at 10:45 a.m. spotted here by Tony Battiste.

Mary Jo Ballator
Ash Canyon B&B
Hereford, AZ
ashcanyon.com
520-378-0773

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Date: 3/20/17 11:27 am
From: Larry <oldbirdbum...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: CASAS ADOBES WINTERING RUFOUS HUMMER RECORD STAY?
Well, the Casas Adobes wintering Rufous Hummingbird finally flew north. Friday March 17, 2017 was the last day I observed the RUHU that wintered at my house.


173 days was the total length of his stay (SEP 26, 2016 was the day I first noticed him). He was banded on the left leg, so I hope to see him return this fall.


Larry L. Norris Tucson, Arizona

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Date: 3/20/17 6:28 am
From: John Killian <killiajk...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California Gulch, 03/19/2017
I am going to be in Tucson March 22-28.  I have tried to contact 5 different Birding Pals but I have not received any replies.  I would like to get some assistance for birding in the area (especially Calif. Gulch--Buff-collared Nightjars). If anyone is willing to spend some time helping a Florida birder I would appreciate your help.  Please respond offline. Tks in advance.
John KillianGainesville, FL

On Monday, March 20, 2017 3:33 AM, Melody Kehl <outdoor1...> wrote:


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Date: 3/20/17 12:33 am
From: Melody Kehl <outdoor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California Gulch, 03/19/2017
We made our first trip into the gulch this evening with wonderful success.
The Buff-collared Nightjars are back at the confluence of Warsaw Canyon and
California Gulch. We did not see or hear any Five-striped Sparrows.



With a detour into Madera. . . Elf Owl, Western Screech, Whiskered Screech,
Great Horned Owls were heard, with Whiskered and Great Horned seen.
Buff-collared was seen. Common Poorwill heard. We also saw the Airport
Burrowing Owl. . . just to add another owl



A note on the Streak-backed Oriole in Bob Rodrigues yard. . . the bird is
being seen early, then not so much the rest of the day. We arrived at 7:00
am, it had been seen twice before then, and was not seen in the next hour
that we hung around. Mexican Chickadees were found at Paradise Junction.



Today in the Catalinas in Rose Canyon. . . Greater Pewee, Red Crossbills,
Olive Warbler. . . no Buff-breasted Flycatcher was found.



Yesterday in San Rafael Valley. . . Montezuma Quail. There is water at the
Santa Cruz River crossing. .. they were in to drink around 9:00 am.



Melody's Birding

(So Many Birds, So Little Time)

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Date: 3/19/17 8:34 pm
From: Jay Miller <arizonajay23...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Miller House of Mesa - Migrants plus NEW yardbird, 3-19.
Seeing some of our Summer birds and loosing some of our Winter birds. The male Common Ground-Dove departed 3-6. 10-23 to 3-6, 135 days/ 4 1/2 months! The House Wren is still here, since 10-26.

Even though we have local Turkey Vultures in Winter, there has been a lot passing through as noted by others. Red-tailed Hawks too. Still seeing Sharp-shinned Hawks daily. Peregrine Falcons have all but disappeared.


Other March birds;

3-2, 3-13 American Robin
3-4. FOY #59 Violet-green Swallow
3-8. FOY #60 Black-chinned Hummingbird
3-9, 3-18 FOY #61 Lucy's Warbler
3-13. FOY #62 Cliff Swallow
3-13. FOY #63 Bald Eagle, pair soaring se.
3-14. First ever #64 SNOW GOOSE, Ist year bird with three Canada Geese, 2nd in line. 6:49, right after sunrise. I heard them sw., they appeared low, 120', flying right over south, west to east, then north.
3-14. FOY #65 Hooded Oriole, male
3-17. FOY #66 Black Phoebe, finally
3-18. FOY #67 Western Kingbird

Good Birding!!

Jay Miller
Mesa, Az

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Date: 3/19/17 6:45 pm
From: Ron Miller <ron.jane.miller...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] FOS Male Rufous & Broad-billed Hummers
My son and I will be in the Phoenix,Tuscon and the Sierra Vista areas
between Fri. April 7th and flying back to Milwaukee, WI. late evening on
Friday the 14th. We are both birders but I also have an interest in
butterflies.I couldn't help but notice your e mail address and I'm
wondering if you have a web site about butterflies that I could check out.
We will be based in Goodyear during the week and I will be able to use his
rental car M- Thu from 8:00am - 3:30pm while he's working.
Ron Miller i-Phone 414-30-3046 e-Mail ron.jane.miller @gmail.com
Thanks for any information you can provide.

On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM, <azbutterflies...> wrote:

> On 2/25, FOS Male Rufous & Male Broad-billed at Ramsey Canyon feeders. FOS
> Male Broad-billed at Lower Carr Canyon feeders.
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Date: 3/19/17 5:13 pm
From: david johnson <desertsage88056...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Lucifer Hummingbird, Portal
Around 5pm today I first heard and then located a male Lucifer Hummingbird.
Earliest arrival previous was 22 March 2016.

David Johnson
3 miles NW of Willow Tank
Portal, Arizona

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Date: 3/19/17 5:13 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--19 Mar 2017
Hi, birders,

Another full group this morning as we walked the Sierra Vista EOP dikes,
with visitors from CA, CO, MI, MN, ONT, OR, and elsewhere in AZ. The group
tally was 62 species at the end of the walk.

Highlights today included four adult Ring-billed Gulls at the Moson Road
impoundments, an adult Great Egret for the sixth week in a row, and the
first EOP Cassin's Kingbirds of the year.

Duck numbers continue to decline, although a male Bufflehead with several
females continued to attract attention. An adult Black-crowned Night-Heron
was a good find, as were three Wilson's Snipe that zipped away from various
impoundments during the morning. Only two Soras were heard, so they too are
moving north.

It was a three falcon day, with a Peregrine Falcon sweeping by at the
beginning of the walk, right over the tops of the cattails. Only a few Tree
and Barn Swallows today, ditto for Am. Pipits and Horned Larks. Still a
100+ Yellow-headed Blackbirds, but Brewer's Blackbirds have dropped to a
dozen or so. Marsh Wrens were busy singing, but stayed resolutely hidden.

Cheers, Erika Wilson

--
Erika Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 3/19/17 3:38 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House-Migrants
Lucy's and Yellow warblers were both around this morning. Yellows at the River btw posts #s 4 and 5 and Lucy's along Garden Wash near the crossing for Black Phoebe Pond . Several Vermillion Flycatchers, also.

The next Bird Walk is this Wednesday at 8. Free.

John Broz
Sierra Vista


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Date: 3/19/17 1:02 pm
From: Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RFI
I'm going to be in SE AZ for the next couple days and am wondering what and where the most recent sighting of a Rufous-backed Robin. The last ebird sighting at Santa Cruz Flats was on Feb. 20. Have any been seen more recently?Thanks for any help that can be provided.

Roger Moyer
Concord, NC

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Date: 3/19/17 9:32 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] W.Ina Road American Avocets, Marana, 3/19
Just before 9AM at the West Ina Road settling basin (Marana) by the Arizona Shuttle lot, There were four American Avocets feeding. Mallards, Gadwalls, Northern Shovelers were also present.

Access from the north is from Cortaro Road by I-10 exit 246 then down the frontage road to W. Ina.

John R Williams
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Date: 3/19/17 8:56 am
From: Peter Sockness <savetheriver...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE Arizona Lower Stump Cny. FOS Lucifer Hummer
Greetings,
I just had my FOS Lucifer hummer here in Lower Stump canyon of the southeast
Huachuca Mts., a nice male, plus both male and female Scott's orioles on the
oranges. Gorgeous male Costa's hummer yesterday ( 03/18/17) makes 8 species of
hummers in the yard so far this year.

Pete Sockness
Hereford, AZ

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Date: 3/19/17 6:45 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 3/18/17
Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ March 18,2017
8:00am - 5:00pm

Note: There is no access to the Anza Trail from inside the park. If you wish to bird the trail please do not hop any fences. You can walk back up the park entry road to the trail entrance or drive there and park in one of the new parking spots. I’ll update Andrew Core with more details.

A drop off in Black Hawk numbers today with the first one flying at 9:30. The last was sighted heading north at 5:10.

Gray Hawk numbers increased with 2 new residents arriving.

A very good day for Turkey Vulture migration again.


Raptors:
Common Black Hawk 8
Turkey Vulture 147
Zone-tailed Hawk 3
Swainson’s Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 7
Gray Hawk 2
Golden Eagle 1
Peregrine Falcon 2


Peter Collins
Vail, AZ

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Date: 3/18/17 7:46 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park NW Tucson, shorebirds
Scoping the 13th hole pond from Linda Vista Blvd at about 6:30 I located 1 Long-billed Dowitcher, 1 Wilson’s Snipe, and 2 Least Sandpipers.
There was also an Eared Grebe, after none on the 9th hole pond.

9th hole pond had the three domestic type Mallards, and a hen Canvasback along with 80 Ruddy Ducks. 7th hole pond had 2 Cinnamon Teal.

Encountered several coyotes.

John R Williams
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Date: 3/18/17 7:24 pm
From: <cjbabbitt...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] MAS Field Trip to Flagstaff Lakes
Nine people spent a very warn but beautiful late winter day birding the Flagstaff Lakes. One of the highlights was a Rough-legged Hawk soaring and circling with a Bald Eagle and two Ospreys at upper Lake Mary. There were also some interesting early spring migrants including a very early Broad-tailed Hummingbird at the Naval Observatory on Anderson Mesa and several early Violet-green Swallows at various locations.

Early in the morning at Lower Lake Mary we had great views of perched Bald Eagles. There was lots of water in the lakes and plenty of waterfowl. For the day we had 15 duck species including Common Goldeneye, Canvasback and Common Merganser. At the Naval Observatory on the mesa we had incredible up close views of a Pygmy Nuthatch going in and out of a nest or roosting cavity in a dead tree. We also had a great looks at a perched Townsend’s Solitaire. Other thrushes seen during the day included several Mountain Bluebirds, and many Western Bluebirds and American Robins.

As we travelled along upper Lake Mary we heard Pinyon Jays calling along the side of the mesa but did not see them. At Mormon Lake overlook we watched two courting pairs of Red-tailed Hawks. Near Mormon Lake Village we had three Snow Geese and many Canada Geese.

About 50 species for the day.

Charles Babbitt
Phoenix


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Date: 3/18/17 1:26 pm
From: David Rosenberg <dsrosenberg1...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photo of winter Varied Bunting
I don't know if anyone else is having trouble viewing the photos. I keep
getting an error message.

Davied

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 1:10 PM, David Vander Pluym <scre...> wrote:

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> Under regional rarities David C. McIntyre contributed photos of a winter Varied Bunting. Thanks David!
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Date: 3/18/17 11:44 am
From: Doug Jenness <d_jenness...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Mammoth Gulls
3/18/17


This morning there were 12 RING-BILLED GULLS at the Mammoth sewage ponds, an unusually large number for this location where they are rare.


Doug Jenness

Catalina, AZ

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Date: 3/18/17 6:02 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 3/17/17
Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ March 17, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm

The morning started with my jest to a fellow hawk watcher from Utah that I had given up on Gray Hawks and was hoping for a Green Hawk for
St. Patrick’s Day.

A Swainson’s Hawk made a close pass over the field. The first Black Hawk flew up at 8:45, but most waited for the 9 o’clock hour.

And then - a Prius with green New Hampshire vanity plates pulled in next to the counters sporting the license “PRGRN”. (Photo documentation available). Close enough. Our first Green Hawk of the day.

Naturally the first Gray Hawk of the season appeared at 9:20 giving decent looks for a minute or so and then silently continuing north.

Large groups of Turkey Vultures made orderly progressions north. We spotted a distant kettle of Swainson’s Hawks while tracking a Black Hawk in the northwest corner. Our first 2017 Osprey took the hiway line.

Local Golden Eagles were about. We watched two Zone-tailed Hawks dive bombing one eagle until it left their airspace.

Local Cooper’s Hawks and Black Vultures make cameo appearances.


Raptors:
Common Black Hawk 23
Zone-tailed Hawk 3
Swainson’s Hawk 4
GRAY HAWK 1
Osprey 1
Peregrine 1
Kestrel 1
Red-tailed Hawk 7
Turkey Vulture 127


Peter Collins
Vail, AZ




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Date: 3/17/17 11:51 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?] RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 March 2017
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on March 17, 2017; the next update will be made on March
24. 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:
#Eurasian Wigeon
#Greater Scaup
#"Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk
#Ruddy Ground-Dove
#Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
#"Yellow-shafted" Northern Flicker
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
#Eastern Phoebe
#Winter Wren
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Gray Catbird
#Brown Thrasher
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
#Clay-colored Sparrow
*STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE
#Baltimore Oriole

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a *TUFTED FLYCATCHER continued on 3/17 (Jim
Lawrence) in the same general area they have been reported the last two
summers. The birds have been seen 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 the Ramsey Canyon Preserve, a *TUFTED FLYCATCHER was photographed on
3/12 (Chris McCreedy) just east of the Bledsoe Loop Trail. Ramsey Canyon
Preserve is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
A *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER was reported from Miller Canyon at Split Rock
(about a mile from the parking area) on 3/17 (Erika Wilson, Ron Beck).
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
on 3/14 (Bob Anderson) 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.

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE continued to be seen daily (though sporadically) at
the Foothills Road (aka Rodrigues yard) feeders as of 3/17 (Sam Johnson).
A #GRAY CATBIRD continued in Portal on 3/17 (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 3/15 (Ginger Spinelli) 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.).

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
A male #EURASIAN WIGEON continued at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course on 3/13 (m.ob.).

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), #GREATER SCAUP
continued this week (m.ob.). An #EASTERN PHOEBE, #WINTER WREN,
#"YELLOW-SHAFTED" NORTHERN FLICKER (an intergrade bird was also reported)
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. A #RUDDY GROUND-DOVE was reported on 3/13 (Jim Karp).

SANTA CRUZ FLATS
A #"HARLAN’S" RED-TAILED HAWK was reported again near the intersection of
Green Reservoir Rd and Curry Rd on 3/15 (Doug Jenness).

TUCSON area
A #YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was photographed in the Tanque Verde Wash at
Wentworth Rd on 3/11 (Brian Nicholas).
The male #BALTIMORE ORIOLE continued at Sweetwater Wetlands this week on
3/15 (m.ob.); one wintered in the area the last two years but ranged widely.

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
The #BROWN THRASHER continued at Santa Gertrudis Lane on 3/17 (m.ob.)
across from #12. Remember to park along the frontage road and walk in.
Four #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS were photographed in Rock Corral Canyon on
3/16 (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.

NOGALES area
A #CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was reported in Pena Blanca Canyon (
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L814321) south of Pena Blanca Lake on 3/16
(Bill Lisowsky, Milton Collins).


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: 3/17/17 5:39 pm
From: Jim Lawrence <jlmotmot...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Ramsey Canyon - Tufted Flycatcher
Today Gloria and I hiked the Hamburg Trail out of Ramsey Canyon looking for the Tufted Flycatcher. We found it about 200 yards above the rock cairn which marked its earlier presents. This is above where the Brown Canyon Trail meets the Hamburg Trail. It was very cooperative and vocalized twice which we found to a very quiet call.
Jim LawrenceSonoita, AZ
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Date: 3/17/17 4:55 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park,NW Tucson, Zone-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture,
A shadow crossed me as I walked the dogs, otherwise I would have missed an adult Zone-tailed Hawk soaring not far overhead. Dihedral wing position, the rather long, narrow wings and yellow at the base of the beak. Got one flash of tail bands.

Minutes later a Turkey Vulture landed across the 9th hole pond from my position at the trail parking.

A hen Canvasback and a few Ring-necked Ducks continue. I’m pretty sure that I re-found the “Mexican” Mallard that was around in Dec-Jan.
Hit 85 on a Ruddy Duck count.
No Eared Grebes today.
One Sora piped from the reeds.

John R Williams
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Date: 3/17/17 3:15 pm
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Surf Scoters at Bill Williams River NWR
3/17/17 - This morning David Vander Pluym and I checked out the Bill
Williams River NWR, including the end of Planet Ranch Road (amazing
wildflowers right now but the forest is mostly dead trees, not many birds)
and the Delta wetlands scanning from the hill accessed via the big paved
pulloff just west of Planet Ranch Rd.

There was still a decent diversity of ducks on the water, including two
female SURF SCOTERS readily seen with a scope from the hill.

Good birding,
Lauren Harter
Lake Havasu City

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Date: 3/17/17 11:43 am
From: Glenn Klingler <alala70...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Havasu Heights American Crow, 3-16-17
I observed one American Crow on my property in Havasu Heights yesterday around 5pm. While there are plenty of ravens in these parts, this is the first crow I've seen in my 2 years here.


Glenn Klingler

Lake Havasu City, AZ

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Date: 3/17/17 11:08 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NW Tucson Common Blackhawk
Just added a Common Blackhawk to my yard list here in the W. Linda Vista area.
It cruised by at about 400 feet up, affording nice binocular looks, continuing northerly toward the Tortolito Mtns.

John and Jody Williams
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Date: 3/17/17 10:48 am
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Tucson - Sweetwater Wetlands Cassin's Sparrow
Hi Birders,

The Cassin's Sparrow continued this morning in the same area.
Thanks Andrew!
Lucy's and Yellow Warblers and Bell's Vireos were singing
at Sweetwater this morning.

Good birding,
Mark Stevenson
Tucson, AZ




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On Thu, 3/16/17, Andrew Core <andrewcore...> wrote:

Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Tucson - Sweetwater Wetlands Cassin's Sparrow
To: "<aznmbirds...>" <aznmbirds...>
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 12:25 PM

Hello birders,
I found a Cassin's Sparrow singing quietly
along the river at Sweetwater Wetlands this morning (3/16).
I was actually hoping for a Black-throated Sparrow or a
Scott's Oriole, but I'll take it!
If you want to look for it, I first saw it from
the multi-use path in the riverbed even with the 3rd
recharge basin (from the east). There aren't many
landmarks here, but it was perched up in a desert broom
between two mesquites. This is about 100 yards past where
they've repaired the iron railing with a couple steel
bars welded for support, and about 200 yards past the ramp
down to the river in the southeast corner.
I got a 6 or 7 minute recording of it calling and
singing; at one point it was only 15 feet away and singing,
but very quietly, so we'll see how it turns out. Got
some pix as well.
There are a two other reports nearby in eBird
from August and April but in general this is a very rare
bird along the Santa Cruz River in Tucson.
Pix & sounds in eBird later... this is #306
for Sweetwater according to my tally (https://sites.google.com/site/sweetwaterwetlands/checklist).
Other than that, only notable bird to report was
a continuing Snow Goose with the wigeon flock on the
Silverbell Golf Course across the river. I think this is
probably a different bird than the two at Columbus
Park.
Andrew


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Tucson, AZ

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Date: 3/17/17 9:44 am
From: Peggy Wang <nharrierpw...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FOS Lucy's Tucson
Yesterday, I heard loud chip notes & was delighted to see my FOS Lucy's Warbler bathing & drinking from my backyard bird bath. It even raised its chestnut "crest".

I'm hearing it in the yard again this AM.

This is in central Tucson near the Rio Vista park on the Rillito.

Peggy Wang
Tucson

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Date: 3/17/17 6:17 am
From: James Poling <james.poling...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 3/16/17
Here is my picture from yesterday of the Zone-tailed Hawk carrying a captured bird. Jim Poling



James Poling, Black Mountain, Buncombe Co, NC
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Date: 3/17/17 5:44 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 3/16/17

Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ March 16, 2017
8:00am - 4:00 pm


Recent data suggests that most birders prefer to watch raptors on Tuesdays and Thursdays as the park was nearly SRO again today. My one quick
crowd count was 90 people and 43 vehicles.

The first Zone-tailed Hawk was up at 7:56, the first Black Hawk at 8:51.

The Black Hawks passed slowly today with many flying over their fans in the park low enough that both photographers and birders were all smiles.

A Zone-tailed Hawk making a low pass overhead was unsatisfied with the crowd’s “oohs” and “ahs” and tried to improve his ratings by making a dive into the trees on the far side of the west field and then showing off his capture over the north edge of the park.

Afternoon Black Hawks were very high. The last flew over at 3:15.

Gray Hawks? What Gray Hawks?


Raptors:
Common Black Hawk 21
Zone-tailed Hawk 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Turkey Vulture 133
Red-tailed Hawk 13
Golden Eagle 2
Cooper’s Hawk 2
Swainson’s Hawk 1


Peter Collins
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Date: 3/16/17 8:04 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] El Rio open space, Marana, I-10 exit 244 Twin Peaks Road
At Twin Peaks Road about 6PM there was a swarm of Cliff Swallows (FOY for me) that I estimated at 150-200 birds… could have been more.

A lazy walk by the Coachline Rd pit yielded the following. Ducks were vocal but many were hidden in the Tamarisks. Watched a Cooper’s Hawk interact with the Harris’s Hawk. Not sure who wins that fight if they go at it. Water level is holding between 4 and 5 feet on the east end depth gauge.

El Rio Open Space Preserve (Coachline Gravel Pit), Pima, Arizona, US
Mar 16, 2017 4:50 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: High 80's, calm.
34 species

Gadwall 2
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 18
Cinnamon Teal 8
Northern Shoveler 6
Ruddy Duck 2
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 4 See photo
Snowy Egret 1
Northern Harrier 1
Cooper's Hawk 2
Harris's Hawk 1
American Coot 60
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 12
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Gila Woodpecker 1
Black Phoebe 1
Say's Phoebe 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8
Verdin 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Lucy's Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 9
Lark Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Abert's Towhee 8
Red-winged Blackbird 14
House Finch 3
Lesser Goldfinch 6

John R Williams
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Date: 3/16/17 6:44 pm
From: Rob Woodward <toucanrob...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Buff-breasted Flycatcher - Garden Canyon


With my newly-minted annual pass to Fort Huachuca, today I went up Garden Canyon where a nice cool breeze blew all day.  I found 3 nests, bringing my season total to 6.  Highlights:
Red-tailed Hawk - on a nest high on a cliff faceWhite-throated Swift - 5-6 above 2nd pictograph siteArizona Woodpecker - 3 in Sawmill CanyonSteller's Jay - a few heard-only in SawmillAnna's Hummingbird - female on the nest at Lower Picnic Area, probably this species Violet-green Swallow - 2, above 2nd pictograph siteBuff-breasted Flycatcher - 2 in SawmillPainted Redstart - seen and heard throughoutCanyon Wren - pair very actively building a nest in a crevice in the cliff across from the 2nd pictograph siteHouse Wren - in a brush  pile across from SawmillTownsend's Warbler - 2, Lower Picnic AreaScott's Oriole - 1 pair in a sycamore tree at Lower Picnic Area
That's the cake,  here's the icing:
Mammals:Pronghorn Antelope - 2 in the grasslands on the base
Reptiles:Selvin's Bunchgrass Lizard - 1 in bunchgrass near entrance of SawmillUnidentified - my notes say "large,fat, black, smooth, short tail."  Can't find it in the book.
Butterflies:Pipevine Swallowtail - abundant since last weekTwo-tailed Swallowtail - several, conspicuousArizona Hairstreak - some at a mud puddle and some at a puddle in the stream bed of SawmillOrange Sulphur - 1 in the same mud puddle on the trail at SawmillRuddy  Daggerwing - 2 at the bottom of Sawmill

Rob WoodwardSierra Vista, AZ 
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Date: 3/16/17 5:44 pm
From: Tom Hildebrandt <thildebrandt...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: FOS White-winged doves in my Tempe neighborhood
Been waiting and today had white-wing doves singing in two locations in my
Tempe neighborhood when I walked the dog this morning. I know others have
probably had them earlier, especially farther south, so just a personal
milestone.

Good Birding,

Tom


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Date: 3/16/17 1:53 pm
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Subject: [AZNMbirds] ADMIN: unsubscribing from the aznmbirds listserv
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Date: 3/16/17 1:10 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photo of winter Varied Bunting

Field Ornithologists,
Under regional rarities David C. McIntyre contributed photos of a winter Varied Bunting. Thanks David!
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.
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Date: 3/16/17 1:04 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House
Joe DiDanoto, visiting from CA, showed me a perched Common Black-Hawk this morning near the number #8 post.

John Broz
Sierra Vista


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Date: 3/16/17 12:26 pm
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Tucson - Sweetwater Wetlands Cassin's Sparrow
Hello birders,

I found a Cassin's Sparrow singing quietly along the river at Sweetwater
Wetlands this morning (3/16). I was actually hoping for a Black-throated
Sparrow or a Scott's Oriole, but I'll take it!

If you want to look for it, I first saw it from the multi-use path in the
riverbed even with the 3rd recharge basin (from the east). There aren't
many landmarks here, but it was perched up in a desert broom between two
mesquites. This is about 100 yards past where they've repaired the iron
railing with a couple steel bars welded for support, and about 200 yards
past the ramp down to the river in the southeast corner.

I got a 6 or 7 minute recording of it calling and singing; at one point it
was only 15 feet away and singing, but very quietly, so we'll see how it
turns out. Got some pix as well.

There are a two other reports nearby in eBird from August and April but in
general this is a very rare bird along the Santa Cruz River in Tucson.

Pix & sounds in eBird later... this is #306 for Sweetwater according to my
tally (https://sites.google.com/site/sweetwaterwetlands/checklist).

Other than that, only notable bird to report was a continuing Snow Goose
with the wigeon flock on the Silverbell Golf Course across the river. I
think this is probably a different bird than the two at Columbus Park.

Andrew



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Date: 3/16/17 11:19 am
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Mew Gull and Cackling Goose
Field Ornithologists,

David Vander Pluym contributed photos of Cackling Goose and Mew Gull.
Thanks David!

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.

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click on "Photo Documentation"

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http://www.azfo.org

click on "Sounds Library"

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contributions from all photographers throughout the state.

Use our online form to submit photos:

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

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Date: 3/16/17 11:02 am
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Saguaro NP West
Yesterday, went down to Tubac at the invitation of Rich Glinski for a social breakfast than a stay at the local hawk watch. Had never been down to this one before, very nice to see so many folks, old friends and new. If COMMON BLACKHAWKS are your bird, well this is the place to check in. As the sun poked out from behind some clouds around 9:30, they and other raptors began to “boil up” from the cottonwoods to the south. I have noted a much broader area of riparian habitat just south of Tumacacori and I wonder if they are being funneled up the Santa Cruz and then dropping into it to roost for the night? Would be interesting to get into this area to check it out, who knows what else might be in there. Thanks for the invitation, Rich.

This morning out to Saguaro NP and hiking the Sweetwater Trail as part of a GILDED FLICKER survey for Jennie MacFarland and IBA. Very nice morning out there, particularly if you get an early start. LOTS of wildflowers blooming and everyone is singing up a storm, hard to miss any of the Sonoran species this time of year in habitat as good as this. Did exceptionally well with GiFl’s, but then this is probably as optimal a habitat as you can imagine for them. Did 10 points and had confirmed pairs at five of them and singletons, that might have been pairs, at two more. Wow, if all our surveys were this easy!

Also had the enjoyable experience of again showing some non-birders a new bird, in this case a GILDED FLICKER, which while “common” to us nevertheless is really a beautiful bird. Two ladies hiking the trail stopped to ask what I was doing and I explained about IBA, surveying, and GiFl’s. I had just seen one but it dropped down before they could get a good look at it. I played the call for them and it flew right by us, giving them a great look at its bright yellow wing linings and spotted white breast. They were amazed, as non-birders are who see this trick for the first time, thinking you’re a witch or something and probably in another age would want to burn you. Always a kick!

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

"Well, nothing ever went
Quite exactly as we planned
Our ideas held no water
But we used them like a damn”
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Date: 3/15/17 3:00 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House
The first hour of the Wednesday Bird Walk was good but the heat slowed things down after that. Fifty eight species. A Western Screech Owl was sunning when we arrived. However, he or she had better watch their step because a Great Horned was sitting on a Barn Owl when we returned.

Next Bird Walk is next Wednesday at 8. Bird Walks in April will be at 7. Bird Walks are Free.

John Broz
Sierra Vista



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Date: 3/15/17 9:44 am
From: <bncthay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Baltimore Oriole
The elusive Baltimore Oriole was very briefly observed at Sweetwater Wetlands this morning. It was in the large cottonwood tree that is located slightly west of Gazebo Pond . It was seen foraging for less than one minute and then could not be relocated.

Craig & Barb Thayer
Tucson

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Date: 3/15/17 7:39 am
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- FOS Birds on Tucson ' s NE Side
Had my FOS Bell's Vireo and 2 very vocal Lucy's Warblers in my yard near
Tanque Verde and Wentworth roads this morning.

Betsy Checchia

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Date: 3/15/17 6:00 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 3/14/17
Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ March 14, 2017
8:00am - 6:00pm

It was SRO at the park this morning with a large crowd gathering to celebrate pi day. On the way back from the rest rooms I stopped and counted over 100 people. We noted license plates from 16 states and 1 province. The county arrived to build some additional parking spaces by the DeAnza Trail entrance (thanks to Jim Karp and local Tubac birder efforts).


The Black Hawks began at 9:07 along with a Zone-tailed Hawk at 9:30. Once again Golden Eagles tried to muscle their way in during the late morning. High flying Black Hawks continued late into the afternoon. About 10 observers endured the scorching sun and 90 degree temperatures.

As the sun sunk toward the mountains in the west we were treated to several Black Hawks settling into the trees north and south of the park.

Again the Gray Hawks avoided us.

Raptors:
Common Black Hawk 30
Zone-tailed Hawk 1
Golden Eagle 4
Red-tailed Hawk 9
Turkey Vulture 81

Local Cooper’s Hawks, Kestrels and Black Vultures.

Peter Collins
Vail, AZ

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Date: 3/14/17 1:26 pm
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson east side 3/13 and Harrison Greenway/Julian Wash bike paths 3/14
3/13 Monday- I was out on the east side- Woodland Road, pond adjacent to Bonanza Rd (east side of Lakes at Castle Rock, Tanque Verde Loop, 49ers, Agua Caliente. i got a late start and did not see anything notable except my FOS Bell’s Vireo on Tanque Verde Loop. Total of 42 species

3/14 Lakeside Park, Harrison Greenway, Julian Wash bikeway to Sam Lena Park and Reid Park.
There was an Osprey at Lakeside park (took a big goldfish out!) and one Double-crested Cormorant with a couple of Neotropic Cormorants.

I found 3 migrant Plumbeous Vireos - two at Los Ninos Park east of Alvernon and one at the SE corner of Reid Park behind the Hardesty Bldg. FOS Ash-throated Flycatcher between Alvernon and Country Club in the desert section of the Julian Wash bikeway.

Ducks are thinning out: I saw single Common Mergansers at Sam Lena and Reid Park. American Wigeon, Mallards, N. Shoveler at all three ponds. No Redheads or Canvasbacks at Reid Park.

Sharon Goldwasser
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Date: 3/14/17 8:47 am
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ -- Las Cienegas NCA, Sunday, March 12
I spent the morning down at Las Cienegas/Empire Ranch yesterday. Plenty of
birds, but the only real oddity was two Yellow Warblers in the cottonwood
gallery just "upstream" from the wet part of Empire Gulch. This seems early
to me...

The patch of vincas at the start of the wet area is blooming and was
covered in butterflies (mostly Pipevine Swallowtails) -- really spectacular.

Other birds included a pair of very vocal (for 9:30 a.m.) Great Horned
Owls; a single singing Cassin's Sparrow (also seems early) among many
Vesper, Savannah, Chipping, and a few Lincoln's; and many woodpeckers
(Gila, Ladder-backed, Flicker). Few raptors. Complete list will be on
eBird later today.

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 3/14/17 7:36 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Day old, Florida Cyn, Madera Cyn, Arthur Pack Park
Spent the morning in the Santa Rita’s ( 3/13) I was too early in Florida Canyon as I left before the sun hit the floor, so I missed on the Rufous-capped Warblers,
Did have Canyon, Spotted and Green-tailed Towhees, Canyon, Bewick’s House and Cactus Wrens, Singing Bell’s Vireos, Black-chinned and Rufous-crowned Sparrows in the first 150 yards, and a probable Scott’s Oriole in the research compound. And an Acorn Woodpecker. An empid remains unknown.
Did not find the Black-capped Gnatcatchers.

In Madera Canyon, Bell’s and Hutton’s Vireos, Dusky Flycatcher singing, Lucy’s Warblers and Black-throated Gray at Proctor Road loop. Pair of Scott’s Orioles at the Madera Lodge. 8-10 Hummingbirds were all Broadbills.

Arthur Pack Park in NW Tucson: Duck migration is well underway. Northern Shovelers have declined by 70-80% in little more than 10 days. Present on the 9th hole pond. 3 Hooded Mergansers, 2 Ring-necked, 1 hen Canvasback, several Green-winged Teal and Buffleheads, Ruddy Ducks are now the dominant species, Pied-billed and Eared Grebes continue.

New land bird was a Lucy’s Warbler in the mesquites.
Land bird activity was down in the PM heat.

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Date: 3/14/17 6:05 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 3/13/17
Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ March 13, 2017
7:30am - 2:00pm

A crowd pleasing flight for quite the crowd. We didn’t have much time to count people, but did count 63 at one point.

The first Turkey Vulture was up at 7:47. The first Black Hawk was at 8:42 north of the watch but almost no one saw it. A distant
Zonetail went by at 8:48. And then we waited.

9:07 passed, nothing. 9:15 - still nothing. 9:30 - the crowd became restless. Finally at 9:46 two Black Hawks rose where everyone could see them.
And a Zone-tailed. And a Swainson’s. A local Cooper’s hawk tried to steal the show with a close flyover, but the Black Hawks countered flying directly over the park and joining mixed kettles of Turkey Vultures and Zone-tails.


We tallied 25 Black Hawks, including two in the late afternoon. Another two were reported near the library/police station that were too far for us to see.

Eagles dominated the late morning with 6 sightings. A Harris's Hawk briefly perched in a cottonwood in the northeast corner and then made
a low pass over the tall cottonwoods.

Still no Gray Hawks.

The sun again became scorching by 11:00 but at noon 20 hawk watchers persisted.

Raptors:
Common Black Hawk 25
Zone-tailed Hawk 3
Swainson’s Hawk 1
Harris’s Hawk 1
Northern Harrier 2
Turkey Vulture 97
Black Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 9
Kestrel 1
Sharp-shinned Hawks 1
Golden Eagle 6



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Date: 3/13/17 4:49 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 3/13/2017
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
March 13, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for March 13, 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, checkhttp://
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 (Otero, Socorro)
LONG-TAILED DUCK (Socorro)
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE (Sandoval, Santa Fe)
RED-NECKED GREBE (Sierra)
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Sierra)
Brown Pelican (Sierra)
CRESTED CARACARA (Hidalgo)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
PACIFIC WREN (Eddy, Sandoval)
CAROLINA WREN (Sierra, Socorro, Valencia)
BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER (Hidalgo)
RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN (Grant)
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.

GRANT County:
--Barbara Anne Rich reported a RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN in the Gila Bird Area
February 18 and re-found by Swackhamer and Dolton February 26 and continued
to March 28 for Ruehmann near these coordinates (32.836264, -108.605647).
Barbara’s directions to the area “180 to Bill Evans lake road keep going
across Mangus Creek to first right. Drive toward the river and park under
the sycamore. Walk through the people gate and follow the old road which
follows the Gila. Less than a mile in is a sign on the left that says
"road not maintained". On the right are trees and that is where the Robin
was.”

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 cattleguard 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.

--Glenn Lorton reported a CRESTED CARACARA in Animas March 2. It was seen
near the south end of town coming to a roadkill rabbit. It has not been
seen since the initial sighting.

OTERO County:
--Marie Ostrander reported a TUNDRA SWAN at the Tularosa Sewage Ponds March
2. It continued the following day.

SANDOVAL County:
--Koehler reported a male and female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE at Cochiti Lake
March 1.

--Hetrick and Rustay reported a PACIFIC WREN at Bandelier NM February 5. It
was located in Frijoles Canyon after a tip from Paez who reported 4
stub-tailed wrens in the canyon January 28 and continued to February 18 for
Vaughn.

SANTA FE County:
--Foy reported a male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE along the Rio Grande at Buckman
Rd. January 28. A female was seen there the following day by Clark and both
continued in the area to February 10.

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 10.

--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 12 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 12.

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.

--Hawksworth reported two CAROLINA WRENS at Bosque del Apache NWR February
11. They were heard from the North Loop where the second 90 degree turn
along the Seasonal Rd is visible.

--Liddell and Herzenberg reported a HARRIS’S SPARROW at Bernardo WMA
January 26.

--a LONG-TAILED DUCK was reported at Bosque del Apache NWR December 19 at
the Dabbler Deck on the South Loop. It continued to February 24 at the
Flight Deck.

--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 2 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 February 11 for
Hawksworth.

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Date: 3/13/17 2:40 pm
From: Henry Detwiler <henrydetwiler...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SWAZ: Yuma County, Mar 11-13, Migrants+
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Date: 3/13/17 1:05 pm
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fw: AZ Boyce Thompson SP birds 12 March 2017
Forwarded by Mark Stevenson, Tucson, AZ

--- On Mon, 3/13/17, Wolterbeek, Paul A - (pwolterb) <

> From: Wolterbeek, Paul A

> _____________________
>
> TURKEY VULTURES, LUCY'S WARBLERS &
> ORIOLES AT BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM
> From:
> Troy Corman
> Sunday:  March 12
> Turkey Vultures are back, and numbered 35 as
> they circled in a kettle formation, allowing an accurate
> count during our guided bird walk Sunday morning. Don't
> miss the Arboretum's annual 'Welcome Back
> Buzzards' morning with a special early-bird opening at
> 7:00 a.m. to observe the birds with ASU Professor Dave
> Pearson. At least 6 Lucy's Warblers are also back, and
> vocal on their territories; 2 Hooded Orioles were also
> notable Spring migrants reported for the first time this
> year on our walk today. Also seen and heard around the
> gardens were 3 Gambel's Quail, 6 Great-blue Heron
> (flying together, which is out of character); 1 Red-tailed
> Hawk, 1 American Coot, 2 Inca Dove, 2 White-throated Swift,
> 4 Broad-billed Hummingbird, 3 Costa's Hummingbird, 10
> Anna’s Hummingbird, 4 Gila Woodpecker, 1 Red-naped
> Sapsucker, 3 Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 1 Black Phoebe, 1
> Say's Phoebe, 4 Bell’s Vireo, 2 Plumbeous Vireo, 1
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow, 10 Verdin, 3 Bewick’s Wren,
> 2 Cactus Wren, 2 Rock Wren, 2 Canyon Wren, 7 Ruby-crowned
> Kinglet, 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 1 Black-tailed
> Gnatcatcher, 1 Hermit Thrush, 1 American Robin, Northern
> Mockingbird, 3 Curve-billed Thrasher, 2 European Starling, 6
> Phainopepla, 4 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 4 Abert’s Towhee, 1
> Lincoln’s Sparrow, 1 Song Sparrow, 4 white-crowned
> Sparrow, 12 Northern Cardinal, 7 Red-winged Blackbird, 3
> Brown-headed Cowbird, 12 House Finch and 30 Lesser
> Goldfinch.

Editor’s Note: guided 8:30 a.m. bird walks
> continue Friday March 17 with Lisa & Peggy - and again
> Saturday March 18 guided by Cynthia Donald and Pete Moulton.
>
>

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Date: 3/13/17 12:37 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Mew Gull Lake Havasu City
Sorry that should have read an older immature MEW GULL and not an adult.


David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City



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Sent: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 9:56 am
Subject: WAZ: Mew Gull Lake Havasu City



This morning 13 Mar I found an adult MEW GULL at Rotary Park, Lake Havasu City, also present were 7 early Bonapartes Gulls. Good birding.


David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City







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This morning 13 Mar I found an adult MEW GULL at Rotary Park, Lake Havasu City, also present were 7 early Bonapartes Gulls. Good birding.David Vander PluymLake Havasu CitySent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 3/13/17 9:56 am
From: scre <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] WAZ: Mew Gull Lake Havasu City
This morning 13 Mar I found an adult MEW GULL at Rotary Park, Lake Havasu City, also present were 7 early Bonapartes Gulls. Good birding.
David Vander PluymLake Havasu City


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Date: 3/13/17 9:40 am
From: Keith Graves <ibkg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Backyard bird's
3 new species past 3 days in our backyard in the Los Colonia’s Subdivision, Sahuarita, AZ, (it’s off La Canada Rd). Rufous Hummingbird, male on 3/11; Hooded Oriole, Male, 0n 3/12; and Scott’s Oriole, male, today, 3/13.
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Date: 3/13/17 8:14 am
From: <mcbobaz...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Oak Flats campground - Black-chinned Sparrows
I scouted Oak Flats Campground and vicinity for the up-comming Sonoran Audubon Field trip here April 8th.

It is really green and wet. The birding was a little difficult picking birds out of the 20' tall Oak trees.
The Protect Oak Flats folks are still camping here so stop in and say Hi!

Highlights at the campground were lots of singing LUCY'S WARBLERS and a singing VERMILLION FLYCATCHER.
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS were the most common bird and most of these were singing.

From Magma Mine Road I headed south past the operating drilling rigs (conviently located next to the ponds) toward the lower Devil's Canyon trailhead.
A mile in, the dirt road turns rough but any car can make it as evidenced by all of the folks hiking into Devil's Creek for a swim. Here the hills are covered with Hoodoos and scrub oak. Singing BLACK-CHINNED SPARROWS were spaced about every 100' as I walked down a rough jeep trail I had 8 in a short distance. BLACK_THROATED SPARROWS were also common. ROCK WRENS, CACTUS WRENS, BEWICK"S WRENS, and CANYON WRENS were present in large numbers. Nothing says Arizona like the call of the Canyon Wren a wonderful descending DE, DE, De, De, de, followed by wank!

Bob McCormick
Sonoran Audubon

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Date: 3/13/17 12:49 am
From: Homer Hansen <hhansen...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FW: AZ/NM Youths: Scholarship Opportunity for the WFO Conference, Pueblo, Colordao, August 16-20, 2017
The following announcement details youth scholarships for the Western Field
Ornithologists conference to be held in Pueblo, Colorado. It is open to
Arizona and New Mexico youths ages 12-22. Please feel free to share with
interested individuals or organizations. If you have any questions, please
respond off-list.



Thanks and good birding!

Homer Hansen

Willcox, AZ





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42nd Annual WFO Conference



Western Field Ornithologists is pleased to announce the availability of
youth scholarships for the 42nd Annual WFO Conference to be held in Pueblo,
Colorado on August 16-20, 2017. The scholarships are open to youths between
the ages of 12 and 22, with six scholarships for youths in Grades 6 through
12, and two scholarships for collegiate youths working towards a Bachelor's
degree.



The annual WFO conference is a four day event that includes scientific
presentations, workshops, field trips, experts' sounds and visual
identification panels, and social activities. The conference offers the
opportunity for motivated youths to meet those who earn their living and/or
volunteer in field ornithology, bird conservation, biology and other
distinguished fields.



For further details about the scholarship, please visit
http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/scholarship.php. The scholarship
application may be downloaded
https://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/docs/2017/WFO-2017_Conference-You
th_Scholarship_Application.pdf. The application deadline is April 5, 2017,
so don't delay, send in your application today!



Additional details about the conference and registration is available at
http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/conference.php. Registration for
the conference opens May 7, 2017.








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Date: 3/12/17 8:35 pm
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tubac Hawk Watch 03/12/17


Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ March 12, 2017
8:00am - 3:30pm

The push to the peak made major progress today.

The day started with a Northern Harrier followed by a small Turkey Vulture liftoff. At 9:07 the first Black Hawk was up. Then another…..
Soon we were tracking 10 Black Hawks in the sky. Groups of 3 and 4 approached from the far south. Some flew directly overhead and the
whir of cameras replaced the crowd’s chatter. By 10 we were at 22. They kept coming until just after 11. We tallied the 32nd Black Hawk at 1:50.

A small kettle of a Black Hawk, Zoned-tailed hawk, and two Turkey Vultures drifted over north and then south and north again and again
becoming a dynamic raptor field guide in the sky.

Golden Eagles of all ages flew by high and low.

We heard soft, distant Gray Hawk whistles but none graced our piece of sky.

A now local Swainson’s Hawk joined the fray.

Caravans continued to arrive from the east (Sierra Vista) and birding bikers brought their own seats on wheels.
A good crowd of 50+ melted away as the Black Hawks slowed and the sun began to scorch.

Including local Cooper’s Hawks and Black Vulture 13 species of raptors today.



Migrating Raptors:
Common Black Hawk 32
Turkey Vulture 73
Zone-tailed Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 10
Kestrel 3
Peregrine Falcon 2
Northern Harrier 1
Swainson’s Hawk 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Golden Eagle 5

Peter Collins
Vail, AZ



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Date: 3/12/17 8:23 pm
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tubac AZ Hawk Watch, Anza Trail south of Tubac
I’m sure the Hawk Watch crew will have a more complete accounting - but Chuck Williamson and I biked from Tubac to the the Hawk Watch site at Morriss park this morning, biked/walked down the Anza Trail and then continued our ride down to Santa Gertrudis Lane and back to Tubac.

We saw at least 12 Common Black Hawks (maybe 13) before 11:30 am, one Zone-tailed Hawk flying with a group of 3 of the Black Hawks, a couple of Red-tails, about 5 accipiters - mostly if not all Cooper’s Hawks and several American Kestrels. We saw a probable Hammond’s Flycatcher along the stream just north of the Hawk Watch area. We did not see the Brown Thrasher at Santa Gertrudis Lane.

We had several singing Rufous-winged Sparrows, one right at the turnoff to Tubac from the frontage road and one where the Clark Crossing road comes up to the paved road

The Amado pond had a group of Cinnamon Teal, a few Ruddy Ducks and Ring-necked Ducks, some coots and one Neotropic Cormorants.

Sharon Goldwasser and Chuck Williamson
Tucson, AZ


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Date: 3/12/17 7:23 pm
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Canyon B&B Huachuca Mtns
This afternoon, three new FOS hummingbird species showed up: Rufous, Costa’s, and Broad-tailed, bringing the total to seven. The others are Anna’s, Magnificent, Broad-billed, and Black-chinned. Overall numbers are still fairly low, but increasing daily.

Several male Scott’s Orioles are vying to establish their pecking order before the females arrive.

Mary Jo

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

Hours: Dawn to dusk daily except Wednesday noon to dusk


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Date: 3/12/17 5:53 pm
From: <austinanne...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Sandhill cranes in Willcox
Stopped at the Water treatment ponds on the way across Arizona today. About
200 sandhill cranes were flying low or standing West of the golf course (best
viewing in to take Fairway drive to the end).

I'm new here so forgive me if this is old news; I thought they'd be gone by
now and only expected ducks. (mostly coots, shovelers, and American wigeons
with at least one cinnamon teal)

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Date: 3/12/17 5:31 pm
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Santa Cruz Flats
I took a drive down to the Santa Cruz Flats today in the hope of seeing a
Mountain Plover before they left, but I didn't see any once again. No Ruddy
Ground Doves or Crested Caracaras either. But I did see some Sage
Thrashers, a Hawk sitting on a nest (RTHA I think), 6 Common Mergansers and
3 Long-Billed Curlews near the Wheeler and Baumgartner house and a pair of
Barn Owls in an abandoned building.

I think that winter is finally over down there.

Steve Valasek
www.botheringbirds.com

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Date: 3/12/17 4:36 pm
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yuma Weekend, and just out of bounds
Good afternoon. I went to Mittry Lake Saturday morning:

- 1 close Clark's Grebe at the boat launch. A continuously calling
Rideway's Rail from across the way.

- Betty's Kitchen, a female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was unexpected. At
the edge of the Cottonwoods and the Ag field, I photographed a MYRTLE
WARBLER (just in case).

- an afternoon visit to Quechan Walking park found a TROPICAL KINGBIRD
and FOS Bullock's Oriole. Alas, I soon learned this is just outside Yuma
County and the park is located in IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA. Frustrating
boundary line...

Today, Martinez Lake:

All grebes were CLARKS! American White Pelican on the Lake. Calling
LEAST BITTERN at Myer's Point.

Along Red Cloud Mine Road, just before Palo Verde Wash turn out...
LUCY'S WARBLERS, and a Red-naped Sapsucker in the grove of thick
Tams. FOS BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRDS along all washes and desert areas
with blooming Phaecelia.

Just now at home, my FOS HOODED ORIOLE!


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Matt Victoria
Mesa del Sol
Yuma, AZ 85367

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

http://picasaweb.google.com/fickity.net

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Date: 3/12/17 4:26 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--12 March 2017
Hi, birders,

A full group walked the Sierra Vista EOP dikes this morning, with visitors
from CA, CO, ID, MN, and VA, as well as from elsewhere in AZ. Bright sun
and no wind gave us favorable viewing conditions, with a group tally of 65
species at the end of the morning.

We had the usual nine duck species, but their numbers were clearly down as
they move north to their breeding grounds. A stunning male Bufflehead with
four females stood out; also adding color were male Cinnamon Teal and male
Ruddy Ducks sporting their bright blue bills.

An adult Great Egret was present for the fifth straight week at the Moson
Road impoundments. A Virginia Rail was heard and a lucky few spotted two
different Sora during the morning. A flock of 18 Killdeer, calling and
wheeling low over the fields, was an unusual sight. A small mixed flock of
Tree and Barn Swallows was seen, with some of the Barn Swallows settling
briefly on utility wires. Most Am. Pipits have left, with only three
scattered birds seen this morning.

Sparrow and blackbird numbers were also down, although some Red-winged
Blackbirds were singing on early territories. Horned Larks were also
singing, with at least two seen in spotting scopes. The most interesting
bird behavior was seen while we were seated in the shade, going over the
morning's list, when a pale Great Horned Owl was spotted flying low over
the dikes, being vigorously harassed by two Chihuahuan Ravens.

​A reminder that the remaining walks in March start at 8 a.m. Arrive at
least ten minutes early, as the trip fills on a first come-first serve
basis. Twenty participants is the limit set by the City of Sierra Vista.
April trips will start at 7 a.m. for the rest of the summer.

Cheers, Erika Wilson

--
Erika Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Date: 3/12/17 3:32 pm
From: Alan Schmierer <aaschmierer...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Patagonia Lake: WINTER WREN
At Patagonia Lake east end birding trail this morning there was a WINTER WREN on the north side of the trail, opposite "3d wash"/just before the "big willow", where it has been pretty reliable all winter. It called several times, and was SINGING, although a rather subdued almost whisper song. Several photos start at:https://www.flickr.com/photos/sloalan/33363580486/in/dateposted/

Before and after seeing this bird, I spent considerable time at the Lake/Creek junction where I had two Winter/Pacific Wren yesterday. I neither saw nor heard any wrens there today. Earlier in the year there was one wren at the "3rd wash" area location and one "across the bridge". The latter would be very close to the two that I saw yesterday. Perhaps the "3rd wash" bird moved down to the creek yesterday?

Some other birds: There was a VIOLET-CROWNED and COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRDS at the trail feeders near noon. At least two GREATER SCAUP were at the east end along with 5 LESSER SCAUP.
At my house today, just outside the park, there was a FOS COSTA'S HUMMER, and continuing male SCOTT'S ORIOLE.
 Alan Schmierer
PO Box 626
Patagonia, AZ  85624
805-801-3701 (cell)
PHOTOS AT:
 www.flickr.com/photos/sloalan

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Date: 3/12/17 2:25 pm
From: tad lamb <tadlamb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sweetwater Dowitcher and Hooded Merganser
Hello all,


A LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was probing the mudflat just opposite the eastern viewing platform on the south side of the wetlands. EBird didn't ding this one as rare, but I think it's the first one for Pima county so I thought I'd give everyone an head's up. SORA's were cooperative from this platform as well. I finally located the HOODED MERGANSER on the pond just to the west of the Gazebo pond. She was tucked back in the tules a little bit but gave peek-a-boo views.


Full list on eBird.


Happy birding,


Tad

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Date: 3/12/17 12:55 pm
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Cochise/ Tufted Flycatcher
Hi, I was interrupted while composing this, and I did not realize I had
left off ' in Ramsey Canyon' from the subject line--and have been duly
lectured to not do so in the future. There is a sign marking Bledsoe Trail
(or Loop, I can't recall which) next to the main trail.

McCreedy
Tucson

On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 11:51 AM Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
wrote:

> Claire and I were fortunate enough to observe and photograph the Tufted
> Flycatcher (or another one) while it sallied and vocalized in sycamores and
> cottonwood just east of the Bledsoe loop this morning.
>
> McCreedy
> Tucson
>

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Date: 3/12/17 11:51 am
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Cochise/ Tufted Flycatcher
Claire and I were fortunate enough to observe and photograph the Tufted
Flycatcher (or another one) while it sallied and vocalized in sycamores and
cottonwood just east of the Bledsoe loop this morning.

McCreedy
Tucson

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Date: 3/12/17 11:34 am
From: Carl Englander <carl...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson AZ: 2 Common Black Hawks 03/12/17
This morning at about 10:30 am I observed 2 Common Black Hawks riding a
thermal, apparently migrating northward. They were in the sky west of my
location near Campbell and River Roads. I assume that the Tubac Hawk Watch
also spotted these birds earlier today.

Yard Bird #87.

Good birding!

Carl Englander
Tucson, AZ




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Date: 3/12/17 6:00 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/11/17
Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ March 11, 2017
8:00am - 1:00pm


Yesterday’s Black Hawk Maginot line, bristling with the barrels of scopes and cameras, evaporated today under the onslaught of raptors.
The Corpus Christi hawk watchers were seduced by tails of Cochise County rarities and spent the day in the far east.
We replenished the line with convalescents (great to see you Ned) and youngsters (welcome Neil from Hawk Watch International).

The crowd built slowly today, but reached 40-50 shortly after 9:00. The first 2 Black Hawks were sighted south of the watch at 9:02. Again
the Black Hawks proceeded Turkey Vultures by almost an hour. A late morning Zone-tail was snagged by the hard scanning Neil.

I heard a distant Gray Hawk call but none were spotted over the park. Late visitors reported Gray Hawks flying around Arivaca Cienega so
any day now we should complete our list of monochromatic hawks.

By 11 the fierce sun drove the wise from the park. We continued searching the mostly empty skies until 1:00pm.


Migrating Raptors:

Common Black Hawk 11
Zone-tailed Hawk 1
Turkey Vulture 52
Black Vulture 3
Red-tailed Hawk 3

Locals: Sharpies, displaying Cooper’s Hawks, Kestrel

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Date: 3/11/17 9:37 pm
From: Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] TAS field trip Northeast Tucson IBA area summary-Pima County
Sixteen nature enthusiasts explored Tanque Verde creek and surrounding habitats today.  The day started well with singing Lucy's and Bell's Vireos at the Castlerock neighborhood, a first for the season for this birder.  A Peregrine Falcon flew by just after being mentioned, as if on cue for its admiring fans.  Northern Beardless Tyrannulets were at at two stops, with nice views of the one at Wentworth Road.   A good collection of sparrows were seen in the fields at Castlerock including Vesper and singing Rufous-winged.  A female Pyrrhuloxia was also a nice find with great views.  Close views of a singing male Yellow Warbler also seemed to herald spring migration.  The Greater Pewee at Wentworth Road was a no show, but a nice consolation was a female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, which afforded nice views for all.  Great Horned Owls were also at two stops.  By 11:00 over fifty species were seen or heard.  Thank you for all participants for bringing us luck today as we explored these diverse riparian habitats.   
TAS trip leadersJennie MacFarland and Brian Nicholas
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Date: 3/11/17 3:46 pm
From: Clifford Cathers <cacathers...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ:03/11/17:TAS Field trip Tubac
I led the Tucson Audubon Society Field Trip this gorgeous Arizona morning
to the Tubac Anza Trail first south of the bridge, then north from 7:30 AM
to 11:30 AM. It was much quieter than expected and earlier in migration
than I had hoped, despite the leafing cottonwoods and late spring
temperatures. We only tallied 41 species by my count. LESSER GOLDFINCHs,
BEWICK'S WRENs and CHIPPING SPARROWs represented about 90% of the avian
biomass we saw today.

Highlights were two COMMON BLACK-HAWKs that took off from the cottonwoods
where the river bends away from the highway about 250 yards south of the
wastewater plant. They circled low overhead, gave stunning satisfying
looks and floated northward on warm southerly breezes.

A single HAMMOND'S and a very cooperative sunlit DUSKY FLYCATCHER were nice
studies. VERMILION FLYCATCHERs were abundant and bright. BROAD-BILLED
HUMMINGBIRD numbers reached ridiculous proportions (60-75 likely) and were
perched atop a mesquite at every bend in the trail.

We saw one pioneer LUCY'S WARBLER and the flood of WHITE-WINGED DOVEs has
begun, but we saw no Elegant Trogon, no Summer Tanagers, no Bell's Vireos,
no Ash-throated Flycatchers and no Hooded Orioles. A few fleeting glimpses
of Gray hawks may have been had by some, but the circling screaming matches
will likely start very soon. With continued warm temperatures, the
migrants can't be far away.

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

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Date: 3/11/17 2:01 pm
From: Alan Schmierer <aaschmierer...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Patagonia Lake: 2 Winter/Pacific Wrens singing - ID??
At Patagonia Lake this morning there were 2 Winter/Pacific Wrens together. They were past the usual spot (near the "big willow"), where the trail takes a 90 degree turn to leave the lake to go up-stream. One was in sight and a second bird was repeatedly singing from a perch pretty high up in a tree.It could be heard singing as one stood at the far east end duck-viewing spot. EBird report with poor photos and a recording are at:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35111102
Any opinions as to ID are most appreciated.

Also, my FOS YELLOW WARBLER was singing from the same spot, as were several PLUMBEOUS and CASSIN'S  VIREOS, BLACK-THROATED GRAY and LUCY'S WARBLERS, etc.

 Alan Schmierer
PO Box 626
Patagonia, AZ  85624
805-801-3701 (cell)
PHOTOS AT:
 www.flickr.com/photos/sloalan

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Date: 3/11/17 12:19 pm
From: Wyatt Egelhoff <redknot42...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [NM] Black-capped Gnatcatchers
Shortly before 10:00am this morning I encountered a pair of Gnatcatchers in
Guadalupe Canyon (NM side) that I am confident were Black-capped. I won't be
able to post my recordings or photos until Sunday, but both birds had nearly
entirely white undertails and I got a great look at the bill on the female
bird which definitely appeared long in proportion to the head. When I first
heard the vocalization I though they were Black-tailed (until I looked at
them). The male sounded a little huskier than I initially expected for BCGN,
but after hearing many more BTGN on my hike out I think the vocalization I was
hearing from the male earlier is within range for BCGN.
The male's crown appeared incomplete, as though it was undergoing a
prealternate molt, and I had a difficult time seeing the underside of his
tail. The female however I am quite sure of. I'm hoping my photos of the male
will be sufficient to show one way or the other. The photos of the female look
like a classic BCGN.
The birds were seen just east of the cattleguard about 0.1 to 0.2 mi
immediately east of some large earth moving equipment. Coordinates:
31.363713, -109.030404
This is much farther up canyon than the cistern where the female type was seen
this past summer (but undetected since August).
These birds were posing out in the open quite a bit, calling, and otherwise
acting frisky, so I'm wondering if they may attempt to breed.
The Rufous-winged Sparrows continue their NM presence. I had at least 2, but
they were skulky and didn't call very much. Meanwhile on the AZ side I had
nearly half a dozen giving stuttered renditions of their full songs.
Other notables on the NM side were a few Lucy's Warblers, several singing
Bell's Vireos (seems early...?) A single adult Broad-billed Hummingbird, and
at least 2 Northern Beardless Tyrannulets.
Last night I had a barking Elf Owl 0.4 miles west of the eastern boundary of
the Coronado NF along the Geronimo Trail, along with many Whiskered and
Western Screech-Owls, several Pygmy-Owls (both Mountains and Northern), and
what I believe was a single bark note from a Spotted Owl given several times
(need to review my recordings).
I also had a Magnificent Hummingbird buzz by me near dusk at the pull off for
Upper Cottonwood Canyon (Lucifer spot).
A scan of the AG fields in Animas yesterday afternoon did not produce a
Crested Caracara, but I'm hoping to look again tomorrow morning.
The only notable birds on the Lordsburg WTP was a flock of 17 Ring-billed
Gulls on Friday afternoon.
Happy Birding,
Wyatt Egelhoff
Las Cruces,
New Mexico

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Date: 3/11/17 9:09 am
From: Stan Hart <shart...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Brown Thrasher, Santa Gertrudis Lane, Tumacacori- 10 March 2017
the Brown Thrasher continues - yesterday at 9:30 am, directly across the road from #12.



Stanley R. Hart
Green Valley, AZ 85614
520-561-5334 (cell)
520-625-4543 (Arizona)
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Date: 3/11/17 5:58 am
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Correction
On my post yesterday I mistakenly said Northern Waterthrush. I saw the continuing Louisiana Waterthrush.

John Broz
Sierra Vista

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Date: 3/11/17 4:59 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/10/17
Ron Morris Park, Tubac, AZ March 10, 2017
8:00am - 1:00pm

The day started with a rare Stuart Healy sighting - another birder making the trek over from the Sierra Vista area. ( Stuart’s prodigious record keeping and
use of reports on this list is the reason I place the dates in both the subject and body of my post. Though I’m sure he would appreciate a more consistent format! )

We quickly amassed a crowd of 50+ birders. As I looked back at the group from my truck, I noticed the perfectly straight line of front row chairs with 6 newly arrived hawk watchers from Corpus Christi who with stalwarts Bob & Jo Creglow and Christie Van Cleve formed a Maginot Line for north bound raptors.

It’s an odd day at the park when you tally 7 Black Hawks before you spy a single vulture. The first Black Hawk skidded low over the river trees at 9:20. 7 Black Hawks later at 10:18 the first Turkey Vulture appeared.

A Zoned-tailed Hawk made a photographer pleasing pass near the park fulfilling many birders' latest request before joining 3 Black Hawks in a mixed kettle over the north woodlot.

Late morning entertainment was supplied by a distant Golden Eagle being harassed first by a Peregrine and then a Raven.

Migrating Raptors:

Common Back Hawk 12
Zone-tailed Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Turkey Vulture 29
Golden Eagle 1


Peter Collins
Vail, AZ
(who in my haste to catch up on posts and get to the park on time, failed to include this signature in my last post)
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Date: 3/11/17 4:25 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/09/17

Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ March 9, 20217
8:00am - 2:00pm

First big organic crowd at the park this morning including a party of 8 who made the long haul from Sierra Vista.
Our best feeder count was 50 birders.

Turkey Vultures started at 8:55. A “kettle” of 4 Black Hawks rose at 9:05. Most Black Hawks preferred the highway line to the
west today.

The Sierra Vista cabal, scanning until the very end of their visit spotted a Black Hawk as they were packing
up their cars for their return trip.

A couple of successful river Trogon searchers stopped by and we added Mark and Molly to the list of birders who saw their
first Santa Cruz County Harris Hawk at the watch.

Loving those reports Black Hawk sightings from “up north” in Tucson.


Migrating Raptors
Turkey Vulture 52
Common Black Hawk 16
Kestrel 1
Red-tailed Hawk 6
Harris Hawk 1
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Date: 3/11/17 4:10 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/08/17

Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ, March 8, 2017
8:00am -3:00pm


A day of of mixed clouds & blue sky with warm temperatures.

The first Turkey Vultures were up at 8:48, the first Black Hawks at 9:22.

Late afternoon observers (my set down spies) reported a few Black Hawks coming down
into the trees at 4:20. An indecisive group of Turkey Vultures did the same.


Migrating Raptors:
Turkey Vulture 29
Common Black Hawks 9
Red-Tailed Hawk 5
Black Vulture 15
Peregrine Falcon 1
Golden Eagle 1

Peter Collins
Vail, AZ


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Date: 3/10/17 10:59 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 March 2017
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on March 10, 2017; the next update will be made on March
17. 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:
#Eurasian Wigeon
#Greater Scaup
#"Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk
#Ruddy Ground-Dove
*TUFTED FLYCATCHER
#Eastern Phoebe
#Winter Wren
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Rufous-backed Robin
#Gray Catbird
#Brown Thrasher
#Louisiana Waterthrush
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
#Clay-colored Sparrow
#"Red" Fox Sparrow
*STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE
*PURPLE FINCH

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In upper Ramsey Canyon, a *TUFTED FLYCATCHER was reported on 3/10 (Theresa
Lawson) in the same general area they have been reported the last two
summers. The birds have been seen 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 Ramsey Canyon Preserve is closed Tuesdays and
Wednesdays.
At the San Pedro House, a #LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH continued along the San
Pedro River on 3/10 (John Broz); last year one frequented the area between
trail markers #7 and #8. A #CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was reported on 3/8 (fide
John Broz) between posts #4 and #5.

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE continued to be seen daily (though sporadically) at
the Foothills Road (aka Rodrigues yard) feeders as of 3/10 (Susan Ford).
A #GRAY CATBIRD continued in Portal on 3/10 (Susan Ford) at Cave Creek
Ranch.
A #BROWN THRASHER continued along Prickly Pear Ln north of the Portal Store
on 3/5 (Rick Plage).
A #"RED" FOX SPARROW continued in Whitetail Canyon on 3/5 (Rick Taylor).

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Florida Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/AAzD6), *RUFOUS-CAPPED
WARBLERS continued on 3/10 (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 on 3/10 (m.ob.).

TUCSON area
An apparent *PURPLE FINCH was photographed in Rose Canyon on Mt Lemmon on
3/9 (Marty Herde); 3 Cassin's Finches were reported (and two photographed)
on 3/4 (Bill Higgins).
At Sam Lena Park a #GREATER SCAUP continued with several Lesser Scaup in
the main pond on 3/7 (Jake Mohlmann).

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
A male #EURASIAN WIGEON continued at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course on 3/5 (Richard Fray).

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), #GREATER SCAUP
continued this week (m.ob.). A #GREEN KINGFISHER, #WINTER WREN, 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 this from the very similar
Pacific Wren.

SANTA CRUZ FLATS
A #"HARLAN’S" RED-TAILED HAWK was reported again near the intersection of
Green Reservoir Rd and Curry Rd on 3/6 (m.ob.).

BENSON area
An #EASTERN PHOEBE was photographed at the corner of Golden Bell Rd &
Miller Ln in St. David on 3/6 (Arlene Ripley).

NOGALES area
Two #RUDDY GROUND-DOVES continued along the De Anza Trail in Rio Rico about
200-300 yards southeast of the Guy Tobin Trailhead on 3/7 (Bill Lisowsky);
one was seen 3/10 (m.ob.). A bright blue plastic water bottle and an old
refrigerator are good landmarks for the spot.
A pair of #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued south of the confluence of
California Gulch and Warsaw Canyon on 3/7 (m.ob.). Annotated map:
http://goo.gl/wSr0mi

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN was reported along the de Anza Trail south of Clark
Crossing Rd on 3/7 (Will Russell).
After a two-week absence a #BROWN THRASHER was photographed again at Santa
Gertrudis Lane on 3/9 (Bill Lisowsky) across from #12. Remember to park
along the frontage road and walk in.
Two #BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS continued in Rock Corral Canyon on 3/8 (Tim
Helentjaris) 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.


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: 3/10/17 9:27 pm
From: Tommy DeBardeleben <debardelebentommy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Highway 77 Common Black Hawks on Gila River (10 March 2017)
Hi Everyone,

I've been birding Gila and Pinal Counties a lot more this year, especially
Gila. My adventures today took me many places, mainly the Pinal Mountains
and many areas along Highway 77 south to Winkleman.

Most noteworthy were 5 Common Black Hawks along a short stretch of the Gila
River that was probably about 5 miles. There were two pairs of two and
then a single bird. These locations were Winkleman Flats Park, The Shores
Recreation Site along the Gila River, and then I saw another hawk sitting
solo just south of the Christmas Recreation Area along the Gila River.
Most of these Black Hawks were sitting right along the Gila and Pinal
County Line, which straddles the middle of the Gila River. All 5 were in
Pinal at one point, and three were in Gila.

The Pinal Mountains were fun too. Broad-tailed Hummingbirds are starting
to arrive, Fox Sparrows were common and were singing. I also got to see
two Chihuahuan Ravens at the dump, thanks to the helpful directions of the
king Phoenician Kingbird.


Good Birding,

Tommy DeBardeleben (Glendale, Arizona)

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Date: 3/10/17 5:50 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, SIERRA VISTA, SAN PEDRO HOUSE, Northern Waterthrush continues
The bird was warming up at 8 this morning in a Mesquite west of the main path above Kingfisher Pond, about 1/4 mile fro his usual location near post #8 at the River.

Also saw 4 Lazuli Buntings along the River Path between #8 and Garden Wash.

John Broz
Sierra Vista


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Date: 3/10/17 2:38 pm
From: Theresa Lawson <tmlawson1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Tufted Flycatcher Upper Ramsey March 10

They are back! One anyway.....

One Tufted Flycatcher was seen on the Hamburg Trail in Upper Ramsey Canyon today. The same general location as last year. It was first seen and heard almost 1/2 mile past the junction with the Brown Canyon Trail at 11:00 AM. I had heard the familiar jeet-jeet call and knew instantly what it was but did not see the bird. Sharyl Hultgren and her husband were a little further up the trail and had seen a bird a few minutes earlier which they could not ID. After they described it I was able to help them easily ID it as having been the Tufted Flycatcher. The bird continued to vocalize and I knew it was going downstream so we all followed it. Shortly after Sharyl and her husband went on down the trail but I was determined to actually see the bird! After 30 minutes I finally got a few brief looks and then eventually very good looks. It had gone at least .1 miles down the trial from the original location where we had found the bird. When Sharyl and her husband first saw the bird it was in the same tree as a Townsend's warbler. I probably watched the bird from 11:30 to noon and most of that time it was in the area of a mixed flock of Townsend's warblers, Ruby Crowned Kinglets and Red Breasted Nuthatch. Stellar's Jays were also making quite bit of noise in the area. So all told the Flycatcher was present from about 11:00 till noon. At no point did I have any sense that there might be more than one Tufted Flycatcher present.

Awesome day! The bird was a lifer for Sharyl and her non-birder husband.

Theresa Lawson
Hereford, AZ
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Date: 3/10/17 9:11 am
From: Myron L. Scott and Barbara S. Bush <gaia_3...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NO sightings. Request for identifying information.
I would appreciate it if people posting on this site would provide at least some general information regarding where they're reporting from. Seems like more and more folk don't do so. Myron ScottTempe, AZ
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Date: 3/10/17 8:50 am
From: Peggy Wang <nharrierpw...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Crested Caracara Tucson??
Yesterday around 5pm, I was driving N on Swan & turning West onto Ft Lowell when a pale brownish raptor flew low near the intersection in a SE direction.

Initially, I figured it was a just a juvenile Red-tailed but then I saw the extended head/large bill & striking wing pattern. Also its flight was "floppy". All of that made me realize it was not a RT at all. I was thinking juvenile Crested Caracara.

The light turned so I had to move so I didn't get a great look but I thought I would mention it.

Peggy Wang
Tucson

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Date: 3/10/17 7:59 am
From: Carl Perretta <cjperretta...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ birders needing an "easy" Rosy-faced Lovebird
> I'm posting this 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.
>
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.

===============
Carl Perretta
Wallingford, PA USA
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Date: 3/9/17 7:04 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park, NW Tucson, Common Black-hawk
My late day dog walk was rewarded with a relatively low soaring Common Black-hawk at about 5 PM. The broad wings, flat soaring profile, short tail and all black appearance (Couldn’t see the tail band at the sun angle and distance.) eliminated all other species.
A Cooper’s and a Red-tailed interacting was a nice sight. Couldn’t really decide which was the aggressor as they traded places in flight.
Yesterday’s Common Merganser was gone. In its stead was a pair of Hooded Mergansers.
Buffleheads and Ring-neck Ducks continue.
Pied-billed and Eared Grebes continue.


A Rock Wren was a surprise, and may be my first at the Park… will see what eBird thinks.

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Date: 3/9/17 11:27 am
From: Christopher Vincent <cj...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Six Hummingbird Species, Nesting Hawks & Ravens
This morning, three of us observed (at an arm's length) six species of hummingbirds.
Broad-billed
Broad-tailed
Anna's
Costa's
Rufous
Black-chinned
Adult males of all species as well as numerous females and juveniles.

Lucy's Warblers are back with at least two individuals seen. (probably four, as seen in disparate areas with their own water sources)

The Cooper's Hawks and Common Raven are, for the third time, nesting in adjacent pine trees with a linear distance of less than fifteen feet between nest sites. The Cooper's male allowed an extended time to observe the selecting and gathering of branches from the various trees. He would alternate between the ash and pine in his selection of boughs. The ravens nest is already to the stage of putting in the soft things. Both the Ravens and the hawks respond to any red-tail overflights, as well as aggressive chases when interlopers get too close.

Here is the e-bird list from the morning: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35067838

Christopher Vincent
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Date: 3/9/17 9:44 am
From: Bill Lisowsky <ykswosil...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Santa Gertrudis Brown Thrasher continues...
The Brown Thrasher was scratching around in its usual spot along Santa
Gertrudis Lane across from #12 this morning around 8:45. It has been awhile
since it had been reported, I think.

Common Black-Hawks are streaming through Tubac again today. I've seen 7 so
far and I believe the hawk watchers led by Peter Collins over at Ron
Morriss Park already have at least 11.

Bill Lisowsky
Tubac, AZ

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Date: 3/9/17 5:57 am
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, Sierra Vista, San Pedro House
The Wednesday Bird Walk had 54 species yesterday, which is consistent with the last few weeks. Highlights were a Merlin and the often seen Western Screech Owl near the Bookstore, a continuing Grasshopper Sparrow on the south side of the path near between post #12 and the backless bench, Soras at the south end of Kingfisher Pond, and Lazuli Buntings high in the Cottonwoods along the River.

The previous day I saw the Virginia Rail the south end of Kingfisher Pond and at the River east of the Pond while a local expert saw the continuing Slate-Colored Fox along the path near #11 and the continuing Clay-colored Sparrow between posts #4 and 5.

The next bird walk is next Wednesday, March 15th at 8. Free.

John Broz
Sierra Vista


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Date: 3/8/17 3:45 pm
From: David Chapman <chpmndavid...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White Winged Dove
FOS WWDO yard bird today 3/8/17.
More than 2 weeks earlier than normal here in North East Mesa.
David




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From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Date: 3/8/17 3:27 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: AZNM Birds <AZNMBirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Rock Corral Canyon - Santa Cruz county

Spent all morning in Rock Corral Canyon on a little pre-season scouting as well as to look for Five-striped Sparrows that have been reported there for the first time this winter. I have struggled (sucked) at finding this species in the winter, thought I would give it another try. I always though the habitat looked good in this drainage for this species, so it was pretty exciting when they were finally found here. Have been wanting to get back in and check out their locations.

Road in is still rough, absolutely requiring a high-clearance 4WD vehicle, at least for the first 0.7 miles where it then smoothes out a bit. Stopped at the obvious campsite near the corral, ~2 miles in from the highway, and began working up canyon. RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS are active and noisy all through here, but it was also exciting to hear a singing CASSINS SPARROW on my way back out. In about one mile, you come to a large square concrete tank, which is where the birds were first seen. In about another 0.25 miles, you will see a large downed tree with a white bucket, near the location where they were later refound. I worked this whole area, both up and down, and my luck continues, was unable to refind this bird, but not that surprising this time of year. Waded through a bunch of mixed sparrow flocks, primarily CHIPPING SPARROWS, DARK-EYED JUNCOS and also some very bright LINCOLNS SPARROWS. Despite working these slopes pretty carefully, was only able to draw out some RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS. Also had a couple of pairs of BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS in this drainage, nice to be able to compare them with nearby BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHERS for their differing field marks. The BtGn males had very obvious black caps on them, while on the BcGns I did not note this, not sure if there are differences in seasonal molts? Also had a confusing empid that I was eventually able to key out to a DUSKY FLYCATCHER, obvious oval eye ring, mostly olive and with no contrast on the nape, long tail with white edging, and an emphatic whit call.

Before getting back to the trailhead, I took a turn-off to the southeast signed 4876. Never been up this branch before and I thought it looked like it might have some productive slopes again for FsSp. A short ways in, there was a slope with the right kind of habitat, actually looked very promising. Tried to drum up a FsSp, but only was able to draw out some more RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS from the hillside, although I did have a too-quick glance at a larger sparrow with a brown top-side. Unfortunately, couldnt get a look at the head, so wasnt able to really determine what it was. Will give this branch another try the next time I get down there though.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 3/8/17 2:27 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Rock Corral Canyon - Santa Cruz county
Spent all morning in Rock Corral Canyon on a little pre-season scouting as well as to look for Five-striped Sparrows that have been reported there for the first time this winter. I have struggled (sucked) at finding this species in the winter, thought I would give it another try. I always though the habitat looked good in this drainage for this species, so it was pretty exciting when they were finally found here. Have been wanting to get back in and check out their locations.

Road in is still rough, absolutely requiring a high-clearance 4WD vehicle, at least for the first 0.7 miles where it then smoothes out a bit. Stopped at the obvious campsite near the corral, ~2 miles in from the highway, and began working up canyon. RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS are active and noisy all through here, but it was also exciting to hear a singing CASSIN’S SPARROW on my way back out. In about one mile, you come to a large square concrete tank, which is where the birds were first seen. In about another 0.25 miles, you will see a large downed tree with a white bucket, near the location where they were later refound. I worked this whole area, both up and down, and my luck continues, was unable to refind this bird, but not that surprising this time of year. Waded through a bunch of mixed sparrow flocks, primarily CHIPPING SPARROWS, DARK-EYED JUNCOS and also some very bright LINCOLN’S SPARROWS. Despite working these slopes pretty carefully, was only able to draw out some RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS. Also had a couple of pairs of BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS in this drainage, nice to be able to compare them with nearby BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHERS for their differing field marks. The BtGn males had very obvious black caps on them, while on the BcGn’s I did not note this, not sure if there are differences in seasonal molts? Also had a confusing empid that I was eventually able to key out to a DUSKY FLYCATCHER, obvious oval eye ring, mostly olive and with no contrast on the nape, long tail with white edging, and an emphatic “whit” call.

Before getting back to the trailhead, I took a turn-off to the southeast signed “4876”. Never been up this branch before and I thought it looked like it might have some productive slopes again for FsSp. A short ways in, there was a slope with the right kind of habitat, actually looked very promising. Tried to drum up a FsSp, but only was able to draw out some more RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS from the hillside, although I did have a too-quick glance at a larger sparrow with a brown top-side. Unfortunately, couldn’t get a look at the head, so wasn’t able to really determine what it was. Will give this branch another try the next time I get down there though.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 3/8/17 1:57 pm
From: Diane Touret <dctouret...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Florida Canyon 3/7/17
Yesterday Linda White and I spent about 2 hours above the dam in Florida
Canyon looking for the RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERs. Around 10:30AM we had
fantastic up-close views of an actively-foraging pair on the hillside to
the east of the second water crossing above the dam. They were moving
rapidly up canyon at this time, flying from bush to bush to the lower
branches of small trees.

Later, on the way back to the parking lot we saw a pair of gnatcatchers.
The female looked and sounded more like a Black-capped, but the male
looked and sounded more like a Black-tailed Gnatcatcher. Has anyone else
noticed this?

Diane Touret (Tucson, AZ)


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Date: 3/8/17 12:20 pm
From: Bill Lisowsky <ykswosil...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tubac Trogon continues as Common Black-Hawks stream by on 3/8/17
While standing near the benches along the de Anza Trail in Tubac at 11:27
today, the continuing Elegant Trogon gave me a flyby, heading north, just
above water level and below where I was standing. The bird continued on
north about 20 yards and then appeared to land in some thick bushes on the
east side of the river. Five of us looked for the next 30 minutes but could
not re-find it. These benches are south of the now-famous Sinaloa Wren spot
and the bird has been seen in this same area on three of the past four
days. I also saw my first Gray Hawk of the season along this stretch of
trail.

My dogs and I spent the 9 o'clock hour at the Tubac dog park within Ron
Morriss Park this morning. 4 Common Black Hawks and a Zone-tailed passed
overhead during that time. (As of 10 am today, Peter Collins and the other
dedicated folks at the Hawk Watch are already over 40 Black-Hawks counted
this season and the peak days are still to come :)

Bill Lisowsky
Tubac, AZ

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Date: 3/8/17 10:39 am
From: David Beaudette <xeracris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ:Tucson, Reid Park Common Black Hawk
Hi Birders,

7 March 2017, a single Common Black Hawk flew over the ponds west of the
Reid Park Zoo and continued west.

Dave Beaudette
Tucson

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Date: 3/8/17 9:47 am
From: Luke Safford <saffordluke...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Sweetwater Wetlands Common Black Hawks
Two Common Black Hawks were the highlight of Tucson Audubon's weekly bird
walk at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson this morning. We also had the
continuing female Hooded Merganser and a House Wren among the 50+ birds. We
meet weekly at 7am on Wednesdays in March and April if you would like to
join us!

Luke Safford

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Date: 3/8/17 8:49 am
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Orchard Oriole


Field Ornithologists,

Jim Ripley contributed photos of Orchard Oriole. Thanks Jim!

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

The AZFO Photo Gallery is found at:

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

The AZFO Sound Library of sound recordings is found at:

http://www.azfo.org
click on "Sounds Library"

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: 3/8/17 6:12 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/07/17
Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ, March 7, 2017
8:00am - 2:00pm



The Ravens were quite testy today and would tolerate no interlopers in their airspace. 90+ Ravens command a lot of sky.
First they attacked each other. Then the Red-tails. When the Black Hawks appeared the Ravens harassed them
mercilessly - no wonder the Black Hawks leave for the north. Finally they annoyed a pair of Golden Eagles, forming like
a cloud of gnats around them. Have they no fear?

The local Cooper’s Hawks and Kestrel went somehow unnoticed by the Ravens.

The first pair of Black Hawks appeared at 9:24. A group of 4 struggled by the Ravens at 10:16.

The Eagles were sighted after 1:00.


Migrating Raptors:
Common Black Hawk 9
Turkey Vulture 12
Red-tailed Hawk 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Black Vulture 4
Golden Eagle 2

Peter Collins
Vail, AZ


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Date: 3/7/17 7:31 pm
From: Bob Rodrigues <brod410...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ-Portal-Streak-backed Oriole
Hi folks,
The Streak-backed Oriole showed up at our Foothills Road feeders on 7 Nov
and was still here today on 7 March which marks the oriole's 4th
monthiversary here. Over the last few days we also have had a male
Broad-billed Hummingbird and several groups of Violet-green Swallows. All
for now.

Bob

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Date: 3/7/17 4:58 pm
From: tony leonardini <wa6qmq...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FOS Rufous Hummer
Today 4:30 pm at one of our feeders  nice male.
tony leonardiniSonoita Az.
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Date: 3/7/17 3:14 pm
From: Brian Enos <brian...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] 03.05.17 FOS Black-chinned Hummingbird
Apologies for no location! I'm in Tempe, close to Mill and University.
10th Street and Farmer to be exact.

>A male was at the yard feeders yesterday. Seems a bit early for him in
>this area.
>
>Brian



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Date: 3/7/17 12:56 pm
From: Lori <lconrad6853...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FOS birds in Portal area
Hi all,



Had our FOS Black-headed Grosbeak (male) along the South Fork Road this
morning. Also a Broad-tailed Hummingbird flew by as we were walking the
road.



Home feeders: FOS male Broad-billed, male Magnificent & male Anna's
Hummingbirds yesterday. We've had a female Anna's spend the entire winter
here, & she now has almost no tail feathers. We are also starting to get the
migrant Oriantha White-crowns right now (black lored). Soon all the Gambelis
will be replaced by them before they all leave our yard until next winter.



Lori & Mark Conrad

Portal, AZ


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Date: 3/7/17 12:48 pm
From: Lindsay Story <klstory...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: mystery bird at Butcher Jones (NE of Mesa AZ)
I apologize for this late posting. Yesterday morning (Monday, 03-06-17), Poppa and I birded Butcher Jones Rec. Site. We had barely started out the trail when we briefly encountered a mystery bird. This was halfway between the beach trailhead and where the trail curves rather strongly right. Continuing past the curve, trees soon give way to reed bed and then lake. There was a small pocket of bird activity, with Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Northern Cardinal, Lincolns Sparrow, Song Sparrow, and the one bird I really wish I had identified. My thoughts were: (1) What is that? (2) It looks sort of like a Palm Warbler. (3) Ok, thats not likely so what is it? At this point, the bird flew and was not reacquired. This posting is simply to tell fellow birders to spend a little extra time in this spot checking out All the birds.

My observations were not long and not fully in sunlight, but my mental picture suggests the following warbler-type bird with bright yellow throat/or partial wrap around, bright yellow undertail coverts, yellow wash over most of the rest of the body (i.e., lighter yellow over belly-chest than that on throat & undertail coverts; yellowy overtone to brownish back), pale yellow wash or creamy supercilium, dark crown (not sure what color, brown maybe or chestnut), dark eye-line, dark streaking either down flanks or down most of front. I never got a total front view but the streaking was strong. In fact it was this streaking over yellowish base that first caught my eye. To me, the streaking was more pronounced than expected for a Palm Warbler, but I dont have a lot of experience with the latter. Our bird was sort of beefy (i.e., not a small dainty warbler but warbler-like nonetheless). I did not get an impression of the tail. The bird was on one side of the trail, landed briefly in the trail, flew into a tree on the other edge of the trail, gave me a quick look, and left. I only had binoculars on it while it was in the last tree. All the birds flew at once, and I followed the wrong one naturally, so thats all I have for a description.

Lindsay Story Mesa AZ



Directions: Saguaro LakeButcher Jones Beach is the eBird designation for this site. It is NE of Mesa AZ, off Bush Hwy. The entry road to the site is between mile markers 33 & 34. From Mesa, go N on Ellsworth/Usery Pass Rd. Once over the hump and down the other side, turn right/E-NE at the 4-way stop. Butcher Jones is about a mile past the turn for Saguaro Lake/Saguaro del Norte. Also, it is the last recreation site before Beeline Hwy. Currently, there is road construction at the 4-way, and along much of Bush Hwy so the drive could be slightly slower than usual. Butcher Jones is a fee area, using any of the following: National Park Pass/Senior Pass, Tonto Discovery Pass, or Tonto Pass. The latter is a 24-hr scratch off pass available at many Mesa gas stations, CVS, Walgreens, Bashas and the like. Cost for a day pass is $8. You cannot purchase a day pass at the site itself, and the fine is something like $75 if you are caught without one.

For reference, the beach is south of the Butcher Jones picnic area/mesquite woods. The cited trail is in the NE corner of the beach. It follows the lakeshore for a few miles. Peregrine Point, which appears in various eBird reports, is on this trail.
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Date: 3/7/17 5:03 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/06/17
Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ, March 6, 2017
8:00am - 3:00pm

The seesawing battle between solid cloud cover days and solid blue sky days was won by the blue team today. The Blacks Hawks prefer the blue team so far.
The first Black Hawk was sighted at 10:15 in the northeast corner of the park coming in from behind us. Fortunately for the count several hawks north of our site briefly flew south far enough to be detected and tallied. We had 7 of our 8 Black Hawks for the day in the 10:00 hour.
Two local Cooper’s hawk crossed the park at waist level early on. A number of dark Red-tails showed off. Black Vultures feigned migration giving good looks nonetheless. Local Kestrels and Sharp-shinned Hawks checked in .


Migrating Raptors:
Common Black Hawk 8
Red-tailed Hawk 7
Harris Hawk 1
Turkey Vulture 46
Peregrine Falcon 1
Cooper’s Hawk 1

Peter Collins
Vail, AZ
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Date: 3/7/17 4:02 am
From: Diane Touret <dctouret...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: SE AZ: Tubac Hawks and Elegant Trogon 3/6/2017
Subject: SE AZ: Tubac Hawks and Elegant Trogon 3/6/2017
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 04:43:13 -0700
From: Diane Touret <dctouret...>
To: <list...>


Sent original message to wrong email address! Forwarding to correct
email address.

After enjoying a couple of hours with the Hawk Watch group at Ron
Morriss Park in Tubac (6 Common Black-Hawks and a Peregrine Falcon were
my highlights), I walked south along the Anza Trail to the pair of
benches overlooking the river between the powerline cut and Clark
Crossing. When I was standing at the benches I heard a weird growling
churr that reminded me of the noise that the Elegant Trogon at Patagonia
Lake makes in the winter. I tracked the call north to just beyond the
path that goes off west to some houses and found the previously-reported
male ELEGANT TROGON perched close to the trail low down in some shrubby
trees on the west side of the path. He didn't seem to like my
light-colored T-shirt with a picture of a loon on it and quickly
disappeared deep into the dense brushy trees. He stopped calling and I
couldn't re-locate him. This was around 12:40PM.

Diane Touret (Tucson,AZ)


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Date: 3/6/17 9:54 pm
From: Leo Miller <leo...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yellow-headed Blackbirds
On the way back from birding the Santa Cruz Flats with two of my visiting
Illinois friends we observed this impressive gathering of over 200, all male,
Yellow-headed Blackbirds at the Red Rock Feeders.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35017213

Leo Miller
Riverside, IL
Wintering in Green Valley

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Date: 3/6/17 7:11 pm
From: <vernieaikins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Prairie Falcon
On my commute home in central Tucson today I had a Praire Falcon. It was at
Alvernon Park. Luckily spotted it as I zipped by so I swung around for a look.
It was up in a tree having a snack.

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Date: 3/6/17 7:00 pm
From: Caleb strand <strandcaleb...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] 03.05.17 FOS Black-chinned Hummingbird
Deez nutz!!

Caleb
Buckeye, AZ

> On Mar 6, 2017, at 6:00 PM, Richard Carlson <rccarl...> wrote:
>
> Location??
>
> Richard Carlson
> Tucson & Lake Tahoe
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>> On Mar 6, 2017, at 5:22 PM, Brian Enos <brian...> wrote:
>>
>> A male was at the yard feeders yesterday. Seems a bit early for him in
>> this area.
>>
>> Brian
>>
>>
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Date: 3/6/17 6:14 pm
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Ash Canyon B&B FOS Black-chinned Hummingbird
A FOS male BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD showed up today, bringing hummer species up to four; Anna’s, Magnificent, and Broad-billed are the other three.

The fine male SCOTT’S ORIOLE is making regular showings, but still seems a bit skittish being the sole oriole in the yard. He will soon be joined by other orioles.

The RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW is back, along with CHIPPING, LINCOLN’S, and WHITE-CROWNED. Several DARK-EYED JUNCOS (Gray-headed, Pink-sided, and a hybrid of the two) are around, but strangely, not more than one or two Pine Siskins all winter, which is most unusual for here.

Lots of other birds around — the usual suspects for this time of year.

Mary Jo
Mary Jo Ballator
520-378-0773
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Date: 3/6/17 5:17 pm
From: Rosie Watts <pinyonjay...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FOY Black-chinned Hummingbird - midtown Tucson
We also had our FOY BCHU in Midtown Tucson near Fort Lowell Park,
yesterday. Seemed a bit early to us, but we haven't kept meticulous
records, so I can't really say. But he was feeding heavily and interacting
with Anna's and Broad-billed this afternoon.

Good Birding!

Rosie and Jim Watts
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 3/6/17 5:06 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 3/6/2017
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
March 6, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for March 6, 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, checkhttp://
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)
LONG-TAILED DUCK (Otero, Socorro)
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE (Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe)
RED-NECKED GREBE (Sierra)
MEW GULL (San Juan)
THAYER’S GULL (San Juan)
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (San Juan, Sierra)
Brown Pelican (Sierra)
CRESTED CARACARA (Hidalgo)
Possible RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER (Grant)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
PACIFIC WREN (Eddy, Sandoval)
CAROLINA WREN (Sierra, Socorro, Valencia)
RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN (Grant)
PURPLE FINCH (Sierra)
Harris’s Sparrow (Sierra, Socorro)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Dona Ana)

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

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported a PACIFIC WREN along the Pecos River below Brantley Lake
Dam January 20. It continued to February 19.

--Rustay and company reported two PACIFIC WRENS at Rattlesnake Springs
October 9. One continued to March 5 for Nieman.

GRANT County:
--Barbara Anne Rich reported a RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN in the Gila Bird Area
February 18 and re-found by Swackhamer and Dolton February 26 and continued
to March 28 for Ruehmann near these coordinates (32.836264, -108.605647).
Barbara’s directions to the area “180 to Bill Evans lake road keep going
across Mangus Creek to first right. Drive toward the river and park under
the sycamore. Walk through the people gate and follow the old road which
follows the Gila. Less than a mile in is a sign on the left that says
"road not maintained". On the right are trees and that is where the Robin
was.” A possible RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER was reported at this spot February
27 by Blisard and Kleinman.

HIDALGO County:
--Glenn Lorton reported a CRESTED CARACARA in Animas March 2. It was seen
near the south end of town coming to a roadkill rabbit. It has not been
seen since the initial sighting.

OTERO County:
--Marie Ostrander reported a TUNDRA SWAN at the Tularosa Sewage Ponds March
2. It continued the following day.

RIO ARRIBA County:
--Foy reported a BARROW’S GOLDENEYE at Ohkay Owingeh Lakes January 7. A
female continued to January 13.

SANDOVAL County:
--Koehler reported a male and female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE at Cochiti Lake
March 1.

--Hetrick and Rustay reported a PACIFIC WREN at Bandelier NM February 5. It
was located in Frijoles Canyon after a tip from Paez who reported 4
stub-tailed wrens in the canyon January 28 and continued to February 18 for
Vaughn.

SAN JUAN County:
--Reeves reports up to four LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, a first cycle
THAYER’S GULL, and a first cycle MEW GULL are currently visiting the San
Juan County Landfill. Be sure to check in before birding this location. The
landfill is open M-F 7AM-5PM and 9AM-5PM on the weekend. They require that
an orange safety vest is worn while birding here, plan accordingly.

SANTA FE County:
--Foy reported a male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE along the Rio Grande at Buckman
Rd. January 28. A female was seen there the following day by Clark and both
continued in the area to February 10.

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 5.

--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 3. 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.

--Schwartz reported a HARRIS’S SPARROW at Percha Dam (Percha Recreation
Area) December 29 near the south end of the park where the trail begins. It
continued to February 19.

--Goin and company reported a GREAT KISKADEE at Percha Dam (Percha
Recreation Area) November 12. It continued to March 1 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 2 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 5.

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 1.

--Hawksworth reported two CAROLINA WRENS at Bosque del Apache NWR February
11. They were heard from the North Loop where the second 90 degree turn
along the Seasonal Rd is visible.

--Liddell and Herzenberg reported a HARRIS’S SPARROW at Bernardo WMA
January 26.

--a LONG-TAILED DUCK was reported at Bosque del Apache NWR December 19 at
the Dabbler Deck on the South Loop. It continued to February 24 at the
Flight Deck.

--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 2 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 February 11 for
Hawksworth.

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Date: 3/6/17 5:00 pm
From: Richard Carlson <rccarl...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] 03.05.17 FOS Black-chinned Hummingbird
Location??

Richard Carlson
Tucson & Lake Tahoe
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> On Mar 6, 2017, at 5:22 PM, Brian Enos <brian...> wrote:
>
> A male was at the yard feeders yesterday. Seems a bit early for him in
> this area.
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> Brian
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Date: 3/6/17 4:23 pm
From: Brian Enos <brian...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] 03.05.17 FOS Black-chinned Hummingbird
A male was at the yard feeders yesterday. Seems a bit early for him in
this area.

Brian



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Date: 3/6/17 4:07 pm
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tucson Avra Valley Reservation Road THRASHERS
Monday morning at the north end of Reservation Road in Avra Valley (near Manville Road ), there was a singing Bendire's Thrasher and four Sage Thrashers.


John Higgins, Tucson, AZ

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Date: 3/6/17 2:32 pm
From: DianaBlue Herron <blueheron64...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Williamson's Sapsucker, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
During the Monday morning birdwalk at the Desert Botanical Garden in
Phoenix, a female Williamson's Sapsucker was spotted in the Aloe Garden.
She was spotted again about an hour later feeding on aloes in another part
of the Garden.On both occasions she could be seen from the main trail.

The male Pyrrhuloxia which has been seen in the Garden since November is
still present and was seen in several different parts of the Garden. At
noon he was on the Ullman Terrace. He was also heard singing his Northern
Cardinal like song.

Forty species of birds were seen by 70 birders on this beautiful morning.

Please note that there is an entry fee for the Desert Botanical Garden.

Good birding to you all, Diana Herron

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Date: 3/6/17 11:54 am
From: david johnson <desertsage88056...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Broad-billed Hummingbird Portal
We had a male Broad-billed hummingbird at the feeder around lunchtime
today. Early for the East Chiricahuas 3/15-3/17 with a 3/8/16 report from
John Yerger.

David Johnson
3 miles NW of Willow Tank
Portal, Arizona

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Date: 3/6/17 5:11 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/05/17

Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ, March 5, 2017
8:00am - 2:00pm

A cloudy day that started with little wind and ended with blowing dust.

About 40 people with Tucson Audubon’s Green Valley Raptor Program joined the watch today.
The Black Hawks played hard to get. Thankfully the local Kestrel, Red-tailed hawks and Cooper’s hawk were eventually willing to fly. The group practiced their new hawk id skills. I broke out the emergency Black Hawk poster. A few Turkey Vultures made demonstration flights over the park.
Finally a Peregrine took pity on us and made a low pass directly overhead.
That was all the raptors I could muster before people started drifting away.
The Raptor Program folks will try again mid-month.
At 1:07 there was a short break in the clouds and we located two Black Hawks high over the interstate north of the park while we were tracking a trio of Red-tails. We added a Caracara just before 2:00 as the weather deteriorated.
At 2:00 I followed the dust north to Vail.

Migrating Raptors:
Common Black Hawk 2
Crested Caracara 1
Turkey Vulture 19
Peregrine Falcon 1
Kestrel 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2

Peter Collins
Vail, AZ
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Date: 3/5/17 8:37 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park 5PM, NW Tucson
Took the dogs for a walk later in the day at the park, starting by the 9th hole pond. Didn’t find the Canvasback that was roosting at 2:15. Also only saw two Ring-necked Ducks while there had been 5 earlier.
Did have two hen Hooded Mergansers briefly. They left as a Northern Harrier coursed by.
Saw two Bronzed Cowbirds with several Great-tailed Grackles flying over. This time they didn’t dive into the reeds at the 9th hole pond edge, but continued in a SW direction.

One golf tee box had 8 Yellow-rumped Warblers and 4 Western Bluebirds catching insects. At least one of the warblers was a breeding plumage male.

John R Williams




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Date: 3/5/17 4:23 pm
From: Mary and Clive Green <mjandclive...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Eurasian Wigeon at Willcox
Sorry for the late posting, but I saw the continuing EURASIAN WIGEON at
Cochise Lake yesterday, March 4th. It left the lake with a group of American
Wigeons heading towards the ponds near the golf course.



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Date: 3/5/17 2:25 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Pima Farms Rd, Sandy Desert Trail, NW Tucson Inca Doves
Two trips through the area this morning (To and from the dog groomers) turned up Bronzed Cowbirds and two Inca Doves, all obliged by sitting on the utility wires. The doves were in the same area where I found them on the Tucson Valley CBC.

At the 9th hole pond at Arthur Park Park, a hen Canvasback was on one of the aerator floats. No sign of yesterday's Common Goldeneye. Three Mallard domestics appeared.

John R Williams
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Date: 3/5/17 2:19 pm
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yuma weekend sightings
Good afternoon! Yesterday, we visited kofa queen Canyon on Saturday.
Highlights:

2 GILDED FLICKER
1 CURVE-BILLED THRASHER
1 BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW
Cactus Wren, Crissal thrasher, American Robin, black throated sparrow,
and a Says Phoebe feeding nestlings. We had to visit nearby Palm Canyon
for Canyon Wren, none would call for us in kofa queen.

This morning I visited the Paradise Cove East recreation and restoration
area trail. This area is located immediately south of the Yuma west
wetlands directly adjacent to the Colorado River, there is a boat launch
here. Highlights:

1 Breeding plumaged male AMERICAN REDSTART
1 first of season western kingbird

Yuma west wetlands: Hermit thrush

Yuma quartermasters Museum: First of season Rufous hummingbird.

Apologies, this entire message was written on my phone please excuse
spelling, grammar, etc.…




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Mesa del Sol
Yuma, AZ 85367

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Date: 3/5/17 2:19 pm
From: Merlin <merlin32757...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arivaca Cienega bird walk 3/4/2017
Hi all

My computer is down so short report from my phone. We had 15 birders and a
very windy day. No owls but we did have nesting Cooper's hawk and nesting
Raven. Lazuli Buntings, Western Bluebirds and Wilson's Snipe.

Rob Rutledge
Green Valley AZ

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Date: 3/5/17 2:06 pm
From: Lindsay Story <klstory...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Rio Salado Pathway –Tempe (AZ) Marketplace to Mesa Riverview
Keith, Poppa, and I were curious what continuing high water might have brought to the Salt River bed behind Tempe Marketplace. On the south side of the river, this Tempe AZ shopping complex is in the NE corner of Rio Salado Pkwy & McClintock Dr. We parked behind Harkins Theater (NE corner of the Marketplace) and headed upriver on the overlook walk. There is definitely lots of water. Today we got to see substantially more of it than in the past. That is because the Rio Salado Pathway now extends upriver to Dobson Rd. See later for more on that.

CATTLE EGRET flew overhead. GADWALLS were in the first pond on the south. Two OSPREYS could be seen downriver when we started from Harkins. They were likely the same two we saw much later by McClintock Bridge. Another two Ospreys were at the 101/202 freeway interchange where we began new territory. Likewise, there were two BALD EAGLES near McClintock Bridge and two upriver nearer our endpoint. The latter two were north of Riverview Park. They werent too far from the eagle tree at McKellips & Dobson (N of the 202). The usual assortment of Green Herons, Great Egrets, and Belted Kingfishers (2) were seen as well.

Keith left Poppa and me just after we began the new portion of the walk. He kindly went back for the SUV and met us at Dobson Rd. We three then returned to Tempe Marketplace, this time parking near McClintock Bridge so I could spend a few minutes checking the wide river, marsh, and lake. Besides the Ospreys and eagles already mentioned, I enjoyed two NORTHERN FLICKERS (red-shafted) that were on a fallen tree together. NORTHERN SHOVELERS and AMERICAN WIGEONS were in the air. WESTERN GREBES and RUDDY DUCKS were just west of McClintock Bridge, as was a lone SPOTTED SANDPIPER.

In general, there were fewer birds than I expected but we had fun trying to gather a respectable list. Skies were overcast, the temperature mild.



Rio Salado Parkway:

Substantial work has been done. A wide asphalt walk continues past the old gate at the 101 underpass. The new walk has lighting, periodic parklike seating areas, landscaping, and access to both Riverview Park and Dobson Rd/Mesa Riverview shopping area. These two locations are in Mesa AZ. Riverview Park is adjacent to the Chicago Cubs spring training facility. N Riverview goes north from Rio Salado Pkwy. It passes between Riverview Parks ponds and the Sheraton Mesa Hotel. At the small interior roundabout, head briefly west/left on Cubs Way, then north/right into a parking area. At the far N end of this parking, there is a tunnel that goes under the 202 freeway and accesses the new Rio Salado Pathway. There is a sidewalk to the tunnel, for anyone walking from the park.

For those on the Pathway and continuing upriver, the Dobson Rd access point is next. A pedestrian stoplight gets people across the 202 fwy off-ramp. A second stoplight lets people safely cross the on-ramp. This light is just off Bass Pro Shop parking at Mesa Riverview shopping complex.

My Garmin read 2.4 miles from Harkins Theater to the point we left the Pathway and headed to the first Dobson stoplight. That seems a bit long, but may be accurate as the river curves somewhat and thus so does the Pathway.

Ever since Keith and I first came to the Valley in the late 1980s, first as snowbirds and later as residents, we have wished for a Tempe-Mesa walking/biking route along the river. I was so excited to see an extension being built and I do appreciate all the effort. From a personal perspective, it is just a shame no one consulted a 52 tall birder before they installed the new fence along the river side of the path. It is attractive, lessens the amount of shying from a fully vertical fence, and no doubt does its job just fine. However, it is too tall, too dense, and curves at the top in such a way that I really struggled to see through it. Carrying scope and camera was for naught, as everything was hazy when seen through the fence itself. I found myself trying to peek over it by standing on my tip toes but then I was leaning forward to counteract the curved top. None of these efforts proved successful. Anyway, I am sure the new Pathway will get tons of use. Certainly, bicyclists like it based on the number of riders encountered today.

I have a whole weekend of birding photos and lists to tackle, but that job is going to wait until tomorrowso go check out the river on your own. Enjoy the upgrade.

Lindsay Story Mesa AZ

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Date: 3/5/17 12:18 pm
From: melius <mmelius...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Cassin's Kingbird & other Sahuarita birds
I found two Cassin's Kingbirds this morning in a pecan grove, south of
Sahuarita Road just east of Nogales Hwy. It's a lifer for me; having
known Western's all my life it's good to see that Cassin's, at least
in spring plumage, are quite different, head to tail.
Speaking of pecan groves, they are a place where I've reliably found
multiple Yellow-rumped Warblers, including this morning. This has
happened several times in the past two months, and contrasts with the
one or two YRWA I've found at a time in other habitats. These pecan
groves are quite extensive "forests" and I wonder if they are good for
other warblers and spring migrants? They are private land, so you have
to look in from the edges, but you can get pretty close that way.
Red-tailed Hawks are nesting on a powerline pole up Twin Buttes Road.
I've also been seeing a Cooper's Hawk in my neighborhood that may be
at a nest site, a stick nest in some large trees in a neighbor's yard.
I'll keep my eye on it.
At the Sahuarita Rd. bridge over the Santa Cruz I've found Savanna,
Lark, & Lincoln's Sparrows, and a Northern Harrier several times, most
recently this morning. There's been a flock of about 30 W. Meadowlarks
south of the bridge, visible from La Villita Rd. I've never been able
to get close to them--apparently winter flocks are more wary and
elusive than they are on their breeding grounds? This morning they
were singing.
I've enjoyed bicycling up Twin Buttes Rd. this winter, as it quickly
takes me into desert scrub habitat on a road with very little traffic.
It's possible to make a loop via Mission Rd. and Helmet Peak Rd. I'd
recommend this loop to any visitor looking for a quick trip into that
habitat, with easy access off I-19 via Sahuarita Rd. Highlight birds
I've seen on the loop this winter include Harris' Hawk, Crested
Caracara, and Green-tailed Towhee.
Michael Melius
Hermosa, SD
In Sahuarita thru March

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Date: 3/5/17 12:16 pm
From: david johnson <desertsage88056...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Costa's Hummingbird Portal
Scuffy early adult male Costa's at the feeders at noon, usually first seen
3/13-3/14.

David Johnson
3 miles NW of Willow Tank
Portal, Arizona

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Date: 3/5/17 12:08 pm
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Lucy's Warbler
Hi Birders,

This morning Molly and I saw our FOS Lucy's Warbler at Fort Lowell Park (in the trees
along Cottonwood Lane). It's an expected date for their return.

Good birding,
Mark Stevenson
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 3/5/17 11:39 am
From: James P Karp <jkarp...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] De Anza Trail - Tubac
Though I haven't seen it (them) myself, there have been several reports of trogons along the trail in recent weeks. Ginny Seabrook had one fly into a tree over the trail just north of the benches two weeks ago. Since then, I have heard of two or three reports of a trogon very near the benches, and another south of Clark's Crossing. The site is only a matter of yards from my house, but I have had no luck.

Jim Karp

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On Mar 5, 2017, at 10:52 AM, Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...><mailto:<tnhelentjaris...>> wrote:

We took the old dog down to Tubac to walk on the flat trail there along the river. Wasn't planning to actively bird but took the binoculars along, hoping that some odd/interesting raptor would show up in northward migration along with the usual suspects for this area. Didn't luck out there but was more than just surprised as I came around the trail to the benches about a mile south of the bridge trailhead and there was an adult male ELEGANT TROGON sitting right in front of me. Wow, never heard of one down along here, don't see another record in eBird. Suspect it was an early season migrant coming up this riparian corridor? So, a very cool find and one more reminder to always carry your bins!

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 3/5/17 9:52 am
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] De Anza Trail - Tubac
We took the old dog down to Tubac to walk on the flat trail there along the river. Wasn’t planning to actively bird but took the binoculars along, hoping that some odd/interesting raptor would show up in northward migration along with the usual suspects for this area. Didn’t luck out there but was more than just surprised as I came around the trail to the benches about a mile south of the bridge trailhead and there was an adult male ELEGANT TROGON sitting right in front of me. Wow, never heard of one down along here, don’t see another record in eBird. Suspect it was an early season migrant coming up this riparian corridor? So, a very cool find and one more reminder to always carry your bins!

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 3/5/17 6:32 am
From: Tom Hildebrandt <thildebrandt...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: FOS Northern Rough-winged Swallow-Tempe
My neighborhood has Northern Rough-winged swallows present every year from
about this time until perhaps mid-June when they disappear (always hard to
define when they're gone). They are common, foraging above and around the
houses. Had my first of the season yesterday (March 4) as a quick flyby
that I wasn't sure about, but confirmed one this morning. I know they've
been around in more optimal habitats for some time, and some all winter,
but. I'm curious about what is going on with their timing. Do they breed
here early and then migrate (where?)? Possible that they go north or up
elevation and breed again, or are they just done for the season and head
south early. Anyone know?


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Date: 3/5/17 4:52 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/04/17
Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ, March 4, 2017
8:00am - 3:00pm

A pleasant if breezy day. A single Black Hawk zipped by at 9:20. Bob and Ron snatched our first Prairie Falcon from the blue overhead. A steady stream of birders rotated through the park.

Migrating Raptors:
Common Black Hawk 1
Turkey Vulture 11
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Prairie Falcon 1

Peter Collins
Vail, AZ


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Date: 3/4/17 4:27 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Arthur Pack Park NW Tucson, Common Goldeneye
I found a hen Common Goldeneye in the 9th hole pond at the park this afternoon. It was hanging around the aerator with several Ring-necked Ducks.

Duck numbers were significantly down today; there were none of the large shoveler rafts. Didn’t scan the 13th hole pond where there were around the normal numbers of recent views.

No Swallows today either.
eBird report attached.


Arthur Pack Regional Park, Pima, Arizona, US
Mar 4, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
Comments: Duck numbers declining. Low 80's, light wind, mostly sunny
25 species

Mallard 2
Northern Shoveler 250
Ring-necked Duck 4
Bufflehead 12
Common Goldeneye 1 Female, brown head with bright yellow eye. steep rise to the forehead from a somewhat stubby bill. Photograph to be added.
Ruddy Duck 40
Gambel's Quail 13
Pied-billed Grebe 7
Eared Grebe 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Sora 1
American Coot 150
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 15
Gila Woodpecker 4
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 4
Verdin 4
Marsh Wren 1
Curve-billed Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 11
Phainopepla 2
Abert's Towhee 3
House Finch 5

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Date: 3/4/17 4:17 pm
From: Caryn Hollander <cjhollander21...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Harris Hawks
Hi All,

Was wondering if anyone knows the story on Harris Hawks with multiple mates. My husband and I observed yesterday a female Harris mating with two different males (literally one right after the other). We saw this at a nesting site in Brown's Ranch. I know that hunt in groups but was not aware of this other behavior.

Thank you

Caryn Hollander
(Northern Scottsdale)

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Date: 3/4/17 3:13 pm
From: Mary Jo Ballator <mjballator...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Ash Canyon B&B FOS Scott's Oriole
Male SCOTT’S ORIOLE made its FOS appearance this afternoon at the suet feeders in the west yard.

Mary Jo
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Date: 3/4/17 1:50 pm
From: Mike Butterfield <kb0to1.mb...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RAMSEY CANYON - 3rd of March
May it be ?

But I saw 1st ROBIN of the year. See in the woods before the B&B area
going into RC at 1:40pm

Other birds

Huttons Vireo
Acorn WP
Brown Creeper
Yellow Rumps
Mex Jays
Stellar Jays
Bridled Titmouse
Flicker
RC Kinglets
Juncos
Ladder Back

good birding to all,

Mike Butterfield in SV - AZ

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Date: 3/4/17 11:08 am
From: Lauren Harter <lbharter...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: New photos of Purple Finch
Field Ornithologists,

Bryan Patrick contributed photos of Purple Finch. Thanks Bryan!

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

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

Lauren Harter and David Vander Pluym

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Date: 3/4/17 5:18 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/03/17
Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ, March 3, 2017
8:00am - 1:00pm


Blue skies were replaced with full cloud cover and order was restored to the universe as Black Hawk numbers regressed to the mean.
Translation: a very light migration on a cloudy day, though we managed to eked out 2 Black Hawks.


Migrating Raptors:
Common Black Hawk 2
Turkey Vulture 9
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Cooper’s Hawk 1

Average Black Hawks for tomorrow 3/4: 1.5
Average Black Hawks for Sunday 3/5: 2


Peter Collins
Vail, AZ


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Date: 3/3/17 11:42 pm
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 March 2017
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on March 3, 2017; the next update will be made on March
10. 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:
#Eurasian Wigeon
#Greater Scaup
#"Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk
#Heermann's Gull
#Ruddy Ground-Dove
#Eastern Phoebe
#Winter Wren
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Rufous-backed Robin
#Gray Catbird
#Brown Thrasher
*YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
#Louisiana Waterthrush
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
#Clay-colored Sparrow
#"Red" Fox Sparrow
*STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE
#Baltimore Oriole

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE continued to be seen daily (though sporadically) at
the Foothills Road (aka Rodrigues yard) feeders as of 3/3 (m.ob.).
A #GRAY CATBIRD continued in Portal on 2/25 (m.ob.) at Cave Creek Ranch.
A #BROWN THRASHER continued along Prickly Pear Ln north of the Portal Store
on 3/2 (Rick Plage).
A #"RED" FOX SPARROW continued in Whitetail Canyon on 3/1 (Rick Taylor).

PATAGONIA
A *YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was photographed again in Patagonia City Park on
2/27 (Donald Sutherland); last year one wintered near the gazebo.
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), #GREATER SCAUP
continued this week (m.ob.); 2 #HEERMANN'S GULLS were photographed on 2/28
(David Yeamans). A #GREEN KINGFISHER, #EASTERN PHOEBE, #WINTER WREN,
#BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS and a #GRAY CATBIRD 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 this
from the very similar Pacific Wren.

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Florida Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/AAzD6), *RUFOUS-CAPPED
WARBLERS continued on 2/27 (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 on 3/3 (m.ob.).
A #BROWN THRASHER was photographed at Cienega Creek Preserve (permit
required) on 2/27 (Paul Suchanek) at the Colossal Cave Rd entrance where
the power lines cross in the middle of a cottonwood grove. NOTE: A special
advance permit is required to visit this preserve; see:
http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=1515 and annotated
map: http://goo.gl/8DrrSk

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
A male #EURASIAN WIGEON continued at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course on 3/3 (David Dunford).

TUCSON area
A waterthrush photographed at Sam Lena Park on 2/20 (Brian Nicholas) turned
out to be a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (Gary Rosenberg) and continued on 2/28
(Ken Cooper); there a very few winter records of this species in Arizona.
Enter from Country Club Rd entrance on the east side, and you'll pass a
small pond on the north side of Sam Lena Rd. Walk north on the paved path
toward the blue-roofed ramadas and the bird was in a hidden pond on the
right. A #GREATER SCAUP continued with several Lesser Scaup in the main
pond in the south part of the park on 3/1 (m.ob.).
The male #BALTIMORE ORIOLE was spotted at Christopher Columbus Park this
week on 2/26 (Ken Cooper, Mary Creager); one wintered in the area the last
two years but ranged widely, and is occasionally seen at Sweetwater
Wetlands.

SANTA CRUZ FLATS
A #"HARLAN’S" RED-TAILED HAWK was reported again near the intersection of
Green Reservoir Rd and Curry Rd on 2/26 (Claudia Kirscher). Another one was
reported along E Phillips Rd about 1/4 mile west of S Barrett Rd.
A #LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH continued along the Santa Cruz River south of
Sasco Rd on 2/27 (Leo Miller).

NOGALES area
Two #RUDDY GROUND-DOVES continued along the De Anza Trail in Rio Rico about
200-300 yards southeast of the Guy Tobin Trailhead on 3/2 (m.ob.). A bright
blue plastic water bottle and an old refrigerator are good landmarks for
the spot.

GRAHAM COUNTY
A #WINTER WREN was recorded from the Cluff Pond #3 nature trail at Cluff
Ranch WMA on 2/26 (Jeff Coker), along the inlet creek near the old cattle
guard.

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN continued along the de Anza Trail north of the Santa
Gertrudis Lane crossing on 2/25 (m.ob.). Remember to park along the
frontage road and walk in.

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
At the San Pedro House, a #LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH continued along the San
Pedro River on 3/1 (m.ob.); last year one frequented the area between trail
markers #7 and #8. A #CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was reported on 3/2 (m.ob.), and
an #EASTERN PHOEBE was reported on 3/3 (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/rba.html

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Date: 3/3/17 11:27 pm
From: Jennie Macfarland <jmacfarland...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Saturday birding - Add your Hummingbirds to Tucson Audubon's map
Hello SE Arizona Birders!
Tucson Audubon's second Hummingbird Blitz is happening today, Saturday
March 4. It is fun and easy to participate! If you see (or hear!) a
hummingbird anywhere in SE Arizona you can add it to our interactive map
at this link: www.tinyurl.com/humblitz
This can be done from a computer or a smartphone, you touch near the name
of the species you want to add, zoom into your location and touch the "pin"
icon at the top (it looks like a little balloon) and then you can add your
sighting by touching or clicking on the map where you observed the
hummingbird. You also have the chance to add any details you like such as
how many individuals etc.
Note: You must be signed into some sort of Google item such as GMail etc.
to be able to edit the map and add a sighting. You do not be signed into
anything to view the map.

To see the map with directions on how to add your sightings visit:
http://tucsonaudubon.org/year-of-the-hummingbird-hummingbird-blitz-map/

If you prefer eBird you can also help by sharing any checklists from
Saturday that include hummingbirds to username *TucsonYOH*

Thanks for your help! We are hoping that participation from birders like
you will encourage beginning birders and non-birders to participate as
well.

Happy Birding!
Jennie

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Date: 3/3/17 6:46 pm
From: <pgoltz...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Harris Hawks - Brown's Ranch
On 2017-03-03 19:01, Caryn Hollander wrote:
> Caryn

Pair of Harris's Hawks close to the intersection of Silverbell and El
Camino del Cerro outside Tucson, this evening.

Good birding,
Pat Goltz
SEAZ

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Date: 3/3/17 6:10 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] El Rio open space- Coastline Pit, Marana,
I had a few nice sightings and one good sighting at the Coachline lakes today. Best had to be a good close look at a Pacific Wren along the SW edge. That stubby tail is so cute. Snowy Egret is always a pleasure, in particular as it landed by the two Great Blue Herons who croaked at it, driving it off.
Ducks are starting to increase in diversity.

The Sharp-shinned Hawk was harrassing the raven by the western ridge… as I watched it I spotted the vulture well over a thousand feet above.




El Rio Open Space Preserve (Coachline Gravel Pit), Pima, Arizona, US
Mar 3, 2017 4:20 PM - 5:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: 82, light wind, partly cloudy
29 species

Gadwall 2
Mallard 28
American Wigeon 1
Northern Shoveler 6
Northern Pintail 1
Double-crested Cormorant 7 all with orange-yellow gular patches
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
American Coot 24
Mourning Dove 20
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Gila Woodpecker 2
Black Phoebe 3
Vermilion Flycatcher 4
Common Raven 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Violet-green Swallow 2
Verdin 3
Pacific Wren 1 Very small brown wren with a stubby erect tail. Viewed for about 4 seconds at 15 feet with 8.5 X 44 binoculars.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Abert's Towhee 1
House Finch 6
Lesser Goldfinch 4


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Date: 3/3/17 6:01 pm
From: Caryn Hollander <cjhollander21...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Harris Hawks - Brown's Ranch


Caryn

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Date: 3/3/17 4:19 pm
From: Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Volunteer Opportunity
Email Larisa at <lharding...> for the attachment.

I think the attachment didn't go through on the listserv.

Thank you, Chrissy
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 4:18 PM <pgoltz...> wrote:

> Hey, there. I'd love to help, and I can distinguish between the two
> species readily; I also take photos to help. But I can't bird in the
> morning for medical reasons. I could in the afternoon. I'd be willing to
> do Reid Park; they always have many. I doubt if the number would change
> significantly over the course of the day.
>
> Pat Goltz
>
> On 2017-03-03 15:41, Chrissy Kondrat wrote:
> > Hey there!
> >
> > We’re looking for volunteers and help to count both species of
> > cormorants across the state (and cover lots of ground here in metro
> > area) on March 18!! This is a Research project to examine the impacts
> > of cormorants on fish in AZ, and we need your help to survey lots of
> > territory in a specified 5 hour window, from 7am-12noon on March 18.
> > I’ve attached the flier we send out to volunteer groups. Take a look
> > at it if you’re interested and let me know if you are willing to
> > help us out! We welcome all levels of experience!
> >
> > If you can’t attend a training, I can quickly get you up to speed on
> > how to distinguish the 2 species generally and what we need to get
> > done for the count, so don’t let that stop you from volunteering!
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Larisa
> >
> >
> >
> > _LARISA E. HARDING, PH.D_
> >
> > Terrestrial Research Program Manager
> >
> > Arizona Game and Fish Department
> >
> > 5000 W. Carefree Hwy
> >
> > Phoenix, AZ 85086
> >
> > (623)236-7301
> >
> >
> >
> > _LIFE IS EITHER A DARING ADVENTURE OR NOTHING AT ALL­ – HELEN
> > KELLER_
> >
> >
>
>

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Date: 3/3/17 3:28 pm
From: Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Paton Center: open, construction-free this weekend
Good evening, birders.

The Paton Center for Hummingbirds remains open for visitation and birding.
The front yard feeding station and meadow gardens are attracting a nice
variety of species. The Violet-crowned Hummingbird is being seen daily, but
it helps to be here early (before 9:00 am). We've received a nice push of
Broad-billed Hummingbirds this week, with at least a dozen individuals
distributed across the property.

The long-awaited opening of the Patons' backyard is still 2-3 weeks away.
However, tomorrow (Saturday, March 4) I will be hosting a sneak preview of
the new pavilion area from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Visitors will have an
opportunity to try out our new wheelchair-friendly (ADA compliant) surface
and get a feel for what the new viewing area will be like. Keep in mind we
still have a lot of work to do, including rock retaining walls and a hearty
amount of landscaping.

Happy birding!

Best regards,
Jonathan

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

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Date: 3/3/17 2:49 pm
From: Steve Vaughan <stevetriforms...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Hawk ID program and filed rip
  Raptor ID Programand Field Trip InformationStephenVaughan 719-649-8741 <StephenHVaughan...> Raptor ID Program Saturday, March 4at 10AM at Green Valley Recreation’sDesert Hills Social Center, 2980 Camino del Sol in Green Valley, AZ Tubac HawkwatchField Trips Sunday,March 5 and Thursday, March 16. For those coming from Tucson we will carpool from Fry’s just east ofI-19 at 902 W Irvington Road leaving promptly at 8:15am (plan on arriving at8am to organize cars). We will leave Tubac around 1PM returning to Tucson around2PM. If you have binoculars be sure to bring them. Bring a chair, lunch andwater. It will be cool early so wear a jacket. There is no shade at the watchso wear and hat and sunscreen. There are restrooms available at the park. Tubac Hawkwatch FieldTrip at Ron Morriss Park Directions if you choose to drive to TubacTakeI-19 south to exit #40 Chaves Siding exit and turn left (East)Goto Frontage Road on the East side and turn right (South)Goabout 2.8 miles to Bridge Road and turn left (East)Go4/10 mile and turn right (South) at the TGo2/10 mile to Calle Iglesia and turn right (South)Takethe immediate left fork and proceed into Ron Morriss ParkWewill meet at the right (West) side of the baseball diamonds Besttime are 9am to 1pmHawkwatchInternational will be counting each morning in March
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Date: 3/3/17 2:42 pm
From: Chrissy Kondrat <azdesertbird...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Volunteer Opportunity
Hey there!

We’re looking for volunteers and help to count both species of cormorants
across the state (and cover lots of ground here in metro area) on March
18!! This is a Research project to examine the impacts of cormorants on
fish in AZ, and we need your help to survey lots of territory in a
specified 5 hour window, from 7am-12noon on March 18. I’ve attached the
flier we send out to volunteer groups. Take a look at it if you’re
interested and let me know if you are willing to help us out! We welcome
all levels of experience!

If you can’t attend a training, I can quickly get you up to speed on how to
distinguish the 2 species generally and what we need to get done for the
count, so don’t let that stop you from volunteering!

Thanks,

Larisa



*Larisa E. Harding, Ph.D*

Terrestrial Research Program Manager

Arizona Game and Fish Department

5000 W. Carefree Hwy

Phoenix, AZ 85086

(623)236-7301



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Date: 3/3/17 2:07 pm
From: Steve Hosmer <sjhosmer...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Herring Gull & Franklin's Gull at Lake Pleasant (Yavapai Co.)
This morning I went to Lake Pleasant to look for gulls and mergansers. Along
the extreme north shore of Two Cow Cove (Maricopa Co.) I had distant scope
views of the female Red-breasted Merganser that had been reported from this
same location yesterday by Wayne Weber. It was too far away for me to get
diagnostic photos of it, however.

At Lake Pleasant by the Castle Creek Four Lane Boat Ramp area (Yavapai Co.), I
was looking mainly for gulls. At Fireman's Cove (on the right, just before
you reach the boat ramp parking area and the construction area) I saw a large
congregation of Ring-billed Gulls and a first winter Herring Gull (photos
posted in my eBird checklist). While there I watched an adult breeding
plumage Franklin's Gull fly in and land among the Ring-billed Gulls on a small
spit. I was able to get good photos (posted in my eBird checklist). Of
interest regarding the Franklin's Gull … it appears to be an adult in breeding
plumage, with a full solid black hood, but when seen in flight, and when
standing on the ground, there is very little white at the wing tips. The wing
tips are almost solid black, without the bold white markings I would expect to
see - almost like that of a Laughing Gull. The area of black at the wing tips
did not appear to be extensive enough, and the bill did not appear to be long
enough to be a Laughing Gull, however.

Take care and good birding.

Steve Hosmer
Anthem, AZ

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Date: 3/3/17 12:06 pm
From: Caryn Hollander <cjhollander21...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Brown's Ranch Harris Hawks
Hi All,

My husband and I observed copulating Harris Hawks. Not sure if this is common behavior, but as soon as the male was done another male hopped on the female! I know they tend to hunt together but didn't realize that they shared females as well. If she lays eggs, do both males tend the nest with her?

Caryn Hollander
(Northern Scottsdale)

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Date: 3/3/17 8:54 am
From: James Taylor <jimmitaylor1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White-throated Sparrow at Catalina SP.
Hi all,
Tan-striped White-throated Sparrow at the trail-head picnic area at Catalina SP.
Good birding.
Jim Taylor

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Date: 3/3/17 5:49 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/02/17
Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ, March 2, 2017
8:00am - 3:00pm

I chuckled at the half dozen birders at the park when I pulled into Ron Morriss this morning. A bit early in the season to expect much migration, especially of Black Hawks. Several visitors were experienced watchers from the Hitchcock Hawk Watch in Iowa who knew what to do with pure blue skies - scan, scan, scan.
At 9:14 the first Turkey Vultures rose from the trees. A Harris Hawk joined them. At least something unusual for the hardworking visitors.
A birder from the UK (the senior Mr. Fray) spotted a Black Hawk moving up the river side at 10:33. Brilliant! We redirected everyone from the nearby Red-Tailed to the Black Hawk. With our March 2nd average of about 0.5 Black Hawks, I judged it a lucky day and things should settle settle down to TVs and Red-tails.
As my phone alarm proclaimed 11:00, the laughs were on me. 10:59 a second Black Hawk. 11:09 two more Black Hawks moving north together. 11:12 another. 11:25 another. By 11:57 our new March 2 average Black Hawk count was over 2!
(Too early in the morning to make you dust off your calculators and dig out the old high school algebra book - that was 10 Black Hawks today.)
The afternoon was a typical early March migration with just an occasional migrant passing by.


Migrating Raptors;

Common Black Hawk 10
Turkey Vulture 42
Harris Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Peregrine Falcon 1
Black Vulture 6
Kestrel 1
Cooper’s Hawk 1

Peter Collins
Vail, AZ
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Date: 3/2/17 3:15 pm
From: Jim McPhee <jmcphee...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] ABQ spotted owl-access being denied by the National Park Service.
I went to see the Spotted Owl about 1 PM today. The area where viewers had
been previously allowed access had been blocked off. The rangers informed me
that they had been directed by their regional headquarters to no longer
allow access to the owl because the only way to currently view it is
practically get right next to it at just above eye level. They feel, and I
think rightly so, that continued access risks disturbing this threated
species. They asked that the word be put out that at least for now, visitors
will not be allowed access to the area from which the owl can be viewed.

I'd suggest anyone interest in seeing the owl contact the Petroglyphs
National Monument headquarters and ask what their current policy is
regarding being able to see the owl.

Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA

-----Original Message-----
From: <aznmbirds-request...>
[mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Karen Herzenberg
Sent: Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:44 PM
To: AZ NM Bird Listserv <aznmbirds...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] ABQ spotted owl

Hi All

I'm afraid my earlier message about viewing the owl came off as kind of
flippant. My apologies.

To clarify, we need to be extra cautious and respectful of this sensitive
bird of prey and contacting the rangers on one's arrival may help them to
limit the bird's stress.

As I was kindly reminded, and I wish to remind you: we should avoid
reporting the exact location of sensitive species, and of owls in
particular. Although this bird's current "address" is already very public,
it is still incumbent upon us to keep in mind the big picture of
conservation and not love this owl (or any other animal, plant or location)
to death.

Thank you,

Karen Herzenberg
Ranger Karen LLC
Albuquerque, NM
505-563-0387
<Karen.herzenberg...>

> On Mar 2, 2017, at 8:45 AM, Karen Herzenberg <karen.herzenberg...>
wrote:
>
> The spotted owl at Petroglyphs National Monument visitor center is still
present this morning.
>
> **The very friendly Rangers requested that birders check in at the visitor
center and then a Ranger will take you to see the bird. This will help them
to protect the bird and the facility.**
>
> Enjoy!
>
> Karen Herzenberg
> Ranger Karen LLC
> Albuquerque, NM
> 505-563-0387
> <Karen.herzenberg...>


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Date: 3/2/17 1:44 pm
From: Karen Herzenberg <karen.herzenberg...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] ABQ spotted owl
Hi All

I'm afraid my earlier message about viewing the owl came off as kind of flippant. My apologies.

To clarify, we need to be extra cautious and respectful of this sensitive bird of prey and contacting the rangers on one's arrival may help them to limit the bird's stress.

As I was kindly reminded, and I wish to remind you: we should avoid reporting the exact location of sensitive species, and of owls in particular. Although this bird's current "address" is already very public, it is still incumbent upon us to keep in mind the big picture of conservation and not love this owl (or any other animal, plant or location) to death.

Thank you,

Karen Herzenberg
Ranger Karen LLC
Albuquerque, NM
505-563-0387
<Karen.herzenberg...>

> On Mar 2, 2017, at 8:45 AM, Karen Herzenberg <karen.herzenberg...> wrote:
>
> The spotted owl at Petroglyphs National Monument visitor center is still present this morning.
>
> **The very friendly Rangers requested that birders check in at the visitor center and then a Ranger will take you to see the bird. This will help them to protect the bird and the facility.**
>
> Enjoy!
>
> Karen Herzenberg
> Ranger Karen LLC
> Albuquerque, NM
> 505-563-0387
> <Karen.herzenberg...>

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Date: 3/2/17 1:31 pm
From: Woody Kuehn <woodykuehn...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Spotted Owl ABQ-No
The rangers at Petroglyph Nat. Mon. in ABQ, at about 2 pm today, say the
Spotted Owl is in an area that is not accessible and they certainly
aren't interested in helping anyone get a look.

Woody Kuehn



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Date: 3/2/17 11:47 am
From: Daniela Yellan <azpajaros...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds]

set mail
Daniela

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Date: 3/2/17 7:46 am
From: Karen Herzenberg <karen.herzenberg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] ABQ spotted owl
The spotted owl at Petroglyphs National Monument visitor center is still present this morning.

**The very friendly Rangers requested that birders check in at the visitor center and then a Ranger will take you to see the bird. This will help them to protect the bird and the facility.**

Enjoy!

Karen Herzenberg
Ranger Karen LLC
Albuquerque, NM
505-563-0387
<Karen.herzenberg...>
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Date: 3/2/17 5:43 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tubac Hawk Watch 03/01/17
Ron Morriss Park, Tubac, AZ March 1, 2017
8:00am - 3:00pm

I was late this morning but the raptors were later. I rolled into the park at 9:15 and found a fine collection of optimistic birders assembled for opening day. They reported nothing much flying yet at the park. It was 10:39 before the first scattered groups of Turkey Vultures were sighted. TVs continued to pass through all day. The largest kettle was 15 a bit after noon.
Our first Zoned-tailed Hawk of the season checked in at 2:12, prompting Zone-tailed hysteria to breakout with every ensuing turkey vulture. We tried hard to turn each sky high TV into a Zone-tailed, but eventually the fever subsided.
Rumors of Gray Hawks in the area continued, but none were observed at the park.

Local raptors included Cooper’s Hawk, Sharp-shins, Kestrel and Red-tailed Hawks.

Bob spotted our first drone of the watch.


Migrating Raptors:
Turkey Vulture 53
Red-Tailed Hawk 6
Peregrine Falcon 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Zone-tailed Hawk 1

Peak Visitors: 10


Peter Collins
Vail, AZ
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Date: 3/1/17 5:31 pm
From: Rob Modica <azlrover...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White-winged Doves Tucson
We had our FOY White-winged Doves yesterday and today near Swan and Sunrise in Tucson.

A bit earlier than usual at our house.

Rob Modica & Jennie Conway
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Date: 3/1/17 4:32 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ San Pedro House, Sierra Vista, Louisiana Waterthrush Continues
Fifty-three species for the Wednesday Bird Walk including the Waterthrush which was initially heard near #8 by myself and others and then flew downstream where it was seen by many people.

The south end of Kingfisher Pond produced a Swamp Sparrow, which Peter Visty, Dave Wood, and I saw as well as a Virginia Rail, which was seen by Dave Wood. Soras have been easy to see in the same area and we saw at least 4 again today. A Western Screech Owl was sunning near the Bookstore

Next bird walk is next Wednesday at 8. Free.

John Broz
Sierra Vista


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Date: 3/1/17 9:18 am
From: Brendan J Mccooey <ardoyne4200...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [AZNbirds]SEAZ - Catalina Foothills - White-winged Dove
FOS White-winged Dove hanging around my yard.

Brendan McCooey, Tucson, AZ


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Date: 3/1/17 6:30 am
From: <pcollins...> <pcollins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: 5th Annual Tubac Hawk Watch Info (no birds - yet)
Tubac Hawk Watch March 1-31, 2017

Where: Ron Morriss County Park, Tubac, AZ
When: 8:00am-1:00pm daily March 1 through 31

Directions: Exit 34 on I19. Take the east side frontage road north to Plaza Rd. Take
Plaza Rd east then take a right onto Burruel St, then left at La Paloma De Tubac,
This turns into Calle Iglesia. Follow Calle Iglesia east until you reach the river trees.
You may note a small brown sign for “county park”. At trees take right which will bring you into the park

If using Google or Apple maps, enter “Ron Morriss” (2 r’s and 2 s’s) and you should find
“Ron Morriss County Park”. Be sure it takes you to the north side of the park off Calle Iglesia.
Sometimes map/gps apps will try to take you to the south end of the park. That road does not
go through to the park.

Typically the best chance for good hawk viewing is roughly 9:00 - 11:00am.


Pitchers and catchers have reported for spring training and once again Major League Baseball has wisely bypassed Tucson recognizing that they can not compete with the raptor action at 5th spring Tubac Hawk Watch at Ron Morriss Park. Counters and scanners reported to the park in late February working to sharpen their skills and reset their focus from Netflix binging range to the far horizon. Veteran photographers are expected in camp soon. Join us daily in March to see what year five will give us. Will we improve on our lifetime average of 241 Common Black Hawks? Will the 2015 record for Zone-tailed Hawks fall? Can the Short-tailed Hawk tantalize the crowd by extending its three year streak?

For non-sports fans the baseball metaphors will fade like a Chicago Cubs late summer pennant drive - oh, wait…


Peter Collins
Vail, AZ
(already late for day 1)


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Date: 2/27/17 7:46 pm
From: Andrew Barndt <andrew.barndt...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Out of state birder coming to Albuquerque
Hey all,

I'm Andrew Barndt, a high school junior from Massachusetts who will be
visiting the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque next week (March
6-10). I don't have my exact schedule sorted out yet; as of now I plan on
doing a bunch of miscellaneous birding when I can around Albuquerque and
the Sandias and spend a day down in the Bosque del Apache area. I'm looking
for two main things:

1. If anyone who knows their way around is good with showing me around the
area personally; local knowledge cannot be beat. Do note that I will only
be in Albuquerque during weekdays and I won't fault anyone for not being
able to bird then.
2. Specific directions - some spots are pretty straightforward to navigate;
others not so much and eBird won't tell you where to park, which trails to
walk, etc.

I realize that this list is probably 95% Arizona, but I have seen some New
Mexico posts here; if there's a better resource out there I'm all ears.

Andrew Barndt
​Hudson, MA


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Date: 2/27/17 6:16 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 2/27/2017
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
February 27, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for February 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, checkhttp://
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)
LONG-TAILED DUCK (Socorro)
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE (Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Taos)
RED-NECKED GREBE (Sierra)
MEW GULL (Bernalillo, Dona Ana, San Juan)
THAYER’S GULL (San Juan, Sierra)
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (San Juan, Sierra)
Brown Pelican (Sierra)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
PACIFIC WREN (Eddy, Sandoval)
CAROLINA WREN (Sierra, Socorro, Valencia)
RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN (Grant)
PURPLE FINCH (Sierra)
Harris’s Sparrow (Sierra, Socorro)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Dona Ana, Sierra)

BERNALILLO County:
--Maley reported an adult MEW GULL at the Alameda bridge February 4. It
continued for others to the following day. It continued south of the bridge
to February 11.

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

--Egelhoff reported the continuing MEW GULL at Sunland Park Racetrack pond
February 10.

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported a PACIFIC WREN along the Pecos River below Brantley Lake
Dam January 20. It continued to February 19.

--Rustay and company reported two PACIFIC WRENS at Rattlesnake Springs
October 9. One continued to February 26 for Nieman.

GRANT County:
--Barbara Anne Rich reported a RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN in the Gila Bird Area
February 18 and re-found by Swackhamer and Dolton February 26 near these
coordinates (32.836264, -108.605647). Barbara’s directions to the area “180
to Bill Evans lake road keep going across Mangus Creek to first right.
Drive toward the river and park under the sycamore. Walk through the people
gate and follow the old road which follows the Gila. Less than a mile in
is a sign on the left that says "road not maintained". On the right are
trees and that is where the Robin was.”

RIO ARRIBA County:
--Foy reported a BARROW’S GOLDENEYE at Ohkay Owingeh Lakes January 7. A
female continued to January 13.

SANDOVAL County:
--Hetrick and Rustay reported a PACIFIC WREN at Bandelier NM February 5. It
was located in Frijoles Canyon after a tip from Paez who reported 4
stub-tailed wrens in the canyon January 28 and continued to February 18 for
Vaughn.

SAN JUAN County:
--Reeves reports up to four LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, a first cycle
THAYER’S GULL, and a first cycle MEW GULL are currently visiting the San
Juan County Landfill. Be sure to check in before birding this location. The
landfill is open M-F 7AM-5PM and 9AM-5PM on the weekend. They require that
an orange safety vest is worn while birding here, plan accordingly.

SANTA FE County:
--Foy reported a male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE along the Rio Grande at Buckman
Rd. January 28. A female was seen there the following day by Clark and both
continued in the area to February 10.

SIERRA County:
--The continuing PURPLE FINCH was reported at Percha Dam (Percha Recreation
Area) January 20.

--Pederson and Baumann reported a first cycle THAYER’S GULL at Rock Canyon
Marina January 7. It was seen with other gulls on the tires and continued
for Egelhoff here January 20.

--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 February 25.

--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 February 3. 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.

--Schwartz reported a HARRIS’S SPARROW at Percha Dam (Percha Recreation
Area) December 29 near the south end of the park where the trail begins. It
continued to February 19.

--Halsey reported a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW at Percha Dam (Percha Recreation
Area) December 7. It was seen a half mile south of the developed portion of
the park along the trail. It continued to February 5.

--Goin and company reported a GREAT KISKADEE at Percha Dam (Percha
Recreation Area) November 12. It continued to February 26 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 February 26 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 February 26.

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 February 26.

--Hawksworth reported two CAROLINA WRENS at Bosque del Apache NWR February
11. They were heard from the North Loop where the second 90 degree turn
along the Seasonal Rd is visible.

--Liddell and Herzenberg reported a HARRIS’S SPARROW at Bernardo WMA
January 26.

--a LONG-TAILED DUCK was reported at Bosque del Apache NWR December 19 at
the Dabbler Deck on the South Loop. It continued to February 24 at the
Flight Deck.

--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 February 27 at various locations on the refuge.

TAOS County:
--Grimshaw reported a male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE along the Rio Grande at
Petaca Campground north of Pilar February 2.

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 February 11 for
Hawksworth.

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Date: 2/27/17 2:28 pm
From: C kirscher <antclaudia2008...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Santa Cruz Flats February 26, 2017
Under cloudy skies, sporadic sprinkles, and midmorning gusty winds, our Sonoran Audubon field trip group worked hard for our species list, nothing unusual just the expected winter birds found in this area. Always fun and challenging to suss out the sparrows.  We failed to find our target birds of Rufous-backed Robin (tried twice, morning and afternoon), Mountain Plover or Crested Caracara.  In fact, overall raptor numbers seem to be decreased from last month. Time for them to head back north ?   The previously reported "Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk continues near the intersection of Green Reservoir & Curry as well as the "Harlan's" along E. Phillips Rd about 1/4 mile west of S. Barrett Rd (seen in January and December also). Other highlights include Bendire's Thrasher, large mixed flocks of Red-winged and Brewer's Blackbirds swirling and foraging in desert scrub, lots of red with Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Cardinals, and Vermillion Flycatchers, and a very light Ferruginous Hawk hunkered down low against the gusts of wind in a field.  We ended our day via Red Rock feed lot where we found a 200+ flock of Lark Buntings along Sasco Rd. All in all, an invigorating day to be out in the field.
Many thanks to all the sharp-eyed participants !
Claudia Kirscher, trip leaderGlendale, Az
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Date: 2/27/17 8:48 am
From: Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Len Waterthrush Follow-up
Hi All,

I have received a number of emails pointing out that Louisiana Waterthrushes “have” occurred at still-water ponds in AZ in the past - and although I could not think of any when I made my comments, I stand corrected. My “point” was that, in Arizona in winter, one is MUCH more likely finding Louisiana Waterthrush along a stream or river - as THAT is its preferred habitat during winter. There are a few exceptions of likely migrants that have occurred at ponds (in AZ) - Willow Tank near Portal being one - but I will stand by my comments that a “wintering bird,” if this is indeed wintering here (at least present for more than a week), would more likely be a Northern based on habitat, and that should have been part of the thought process during the consideration as to what species we were dealing with. If one was interested in looking for Louisiana Waterthrushes in Arizona (or Mexico, or Costa Rica etc.) during the WINTER, I would concentrate on streams and rocky rivers, as opposed to ponds - etc…

During migration, particularly away from the West (where Louisiana is a very rare migrant at best), one can, of course, see Louisianas in a variety of habitats - not many rocky streams along the coast of Texas and Louisiana, where it is a regular migrant!

I do like the behavior differences mentioned by Phil - Louisianas “swish” their tails more side to side as compared to the up and down motion of Northerns - something else to look at when trying to ID one of those “tweener” waterthrushes.

Photos can be seen on Chris Benesh’s FB page at:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210936463383713&set=a.1064335964770.2011018.1117133130&type=3&theater <https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210936463383713&set=a.1064335964770.2011018.1117133130&type=3&theater>

Good Birding,

Gary



> :: they essentially occur along rivers and streams with running water
>
> As an East Coast birder who sees both waterthrushes each year, I'd like to chip in on this.
> We see Louisianas next to still water including muddy puddles a significant proportion of the time in Central Park (NYC) on migration and I've seen them in TX in the same context. I would not use this as an ID factor. Northerns are probably more prone to wander away from water - wet lawns and shaded cover, but that's also biased by Northerns being significantly more frequent through NYC.
>
> Amongst the other factors people have listed - which all seem reasonable to me - I haven't seen mention of one that may be useful - Northern bobs in a different way than Louisiana waggles. Northern bobs mostly it's tail with relatively little movement of the body beyond (head-side) the legs, closer to Palm or Prairie:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcoF12ILFEw <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcoF12ILFEw>
> - this bird also being useful as a pale NOWA for ID comparisons
>
> In contrast a Louisiana is much more articulated, and the legs bob as well, with the whole body rotating about an axis in the breast. Really only the head remains still.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4I7ZTzywIc <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4I7ZTzywIc>
> I didn't pick this one because the LOWA was feeding in still water, but it conveniently does go back to my original point.
>
> I use the motion as one of my ID criteria, behind supercilium and flank contrast, leg color (spring only), call note and streaking density/shape.

Cheers
Phil Jeffrey
Princeton NJ

Gary H. Rosenberg
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 2/27/17 8:07 am
From: Nick Beauregard <nickbeauregard...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ - Mt. Graham hummers and others
Spent the weekend on Mt. Graham between Noon Creek picnic area and Arcadia
Campground and encountered some of my first Rufous and Broad-tailed
Hummingbirds of the year. There were lots of other expected birds too,
including flocks of American Robins, Western Bluebirds, Yellow-eyed Juncos,
etc.

Nick Beauregard
Tucson

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Date: 2/27/17 7:10 am
From: Betsy Checchia <betsy.checchia...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Chukar Hereford SEAZ
Chukar were often used during field trials for hunting dogs held on Ft.
Huachuca during the '70s and '80s. There may be a relict population...

Betsy Checchia
Tucson, AZ

On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 4:36 PM, Theresa Lawson <tmlawson1...> wrote:

>
> My husband and I saw a Chukar in our neighbor's yard at 3:45 this
> afternoon. We first heard it vocalizing and then got very good looks.
> We also got good pictures and even a short video. Bird was very
> cooperative and was chasing off Gambel's quail. I am pretty sure these
> birds are raised by breeders and wonder if this one might be an escapee.
> Hereford is clearly not in this birds normal range. Should I assume
> that this one is an escapee or do I have a rare bird in my neighborhood?
> It would be a life bird for both of us.
>
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> Hereford, AZ
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Date: 2/27/17 7:02 am
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush Follow-up
I was interested in examining this bird; however, I have been at the Sam
for nearly an hour at and have not heard nor seen a waterthrush, and I feel
like I have cycled through the birds a few times now.

McCreedy
Tucson AZ

On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 7:23 AM Diane Touret <dctouret...> wrote:

> I should think that a February record for a Northern Waterthrush in
> southern Arizona would be just as interesting as a record for another
> Louisiana Waterthrush since wintering Louisiana Waterthrushes seem to be
> fairly regular although not common. I checked on eBird and there are very
> few records of Northern Waterthrush for the Dec-Feb period during the
> last 10 years and the most recent was in the Phoenix area in Jan 2016. Even
> as an early spring migrant this record might be exceptional. Of course,
> there may be other records that I don't know about besides those on eBird.
> Diane Touret (Tucson, AZ)
>
> On 2/26/2017 12:48 PM, Gary Rosenberg wrote:
>
> Thanks Chris for your detailed analysis. One other factor I would mention is habitat. I don't want to say "never", but I ca not think of a single LOWA record from AZ from a pond - they essentially occur along rivers and streams with running water. This is also true for them wintering in the Tropics. Given that this bird was at a small pond with a mud edge should have made people question the ID.
>
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Date: 2/27/17 6:23 am
From: Diane Touret <dctouret...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush Follow-up
I should think that a February record for a Northern Waterthrush in
southern Arizona would be just as interesting as a record for another
Louisiana Waterthrushsincewintering Louisiana Waterthrushes seem to be
fairly regular although not common. I checked on eBird and there are
very few records of Northern Waterthrush for the Dec-Feb period during
the last 10 years and the most recent was in the Phoenix area in Jan
2016. Even as an early spring migrant this record might be exceptional.
Of course, there may be other records that I don't know about besides
those on eBird. Diane Touret (Tucson, AZ)


On 2/26/2017 12:48 PM, Gary Rosenberg wrote:
> Thanks Chris for your detailed analysis. One other factor I would mention is habitat. I don't want to say "never", but I ca not think of a single LOWA record from AZ from a pond - they essentially occur along rivers and streams with running water. This is also true for them wintering in the Tropics. Given that this bird was at a small pond with a mud edge should have made people question the ID.
>
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Date: 2/27/17 6:07 am
From: Phil Jeffrey <phil.jeffrey...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush Follow-up
:: they essentially occur along rivers and streams with running water

As an East Coast birder who sees both waterthrushes each year, I'd like to
chip in on this.
We see Louisianas next to still water including muddy puddles a significant
proportion of the time in Central Park (NYC) on migration and I've seen
them in TX in the same context. I would not use this as an ID factor.
Northerns are probably more prone to wander away from water - wet lawns and
shaded cover, but that's also biased by Northerns being significantly more
frequent through NYC.

Amongst the other factors people have listed - which all seem reasonable to
me - I haven't seen mention of one that may be useful - Northern bobs in a
different way than Louisiana waggles. Northern bobs mostly it's tail with
relatively little movement of the body beyond (head-side) the legs, closer
to Palm or Prairie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcoF12ILFEw
- this bird also being useful as a pale NOWA for ID comparisons

In contrast a Louisiana is much more articulated, and the legs bob as well,
with the whole body rotating about an axis in the breast. Really only the
head remains still.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4I7ZTzywIc
I didn't pick this one because the LOWA was feeding in still water, but it
conveniently does go back to my original point.

I use the motion as one of my ID criteria, behind supercilium and flank
contrast, leg color (spring only), call note and streaking density/shape.

Cheers
Phil Jeffrey
Princeton NJ

On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 2:48 PM, Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...>
wrote:

> Thanks Chris for your detailed analysis. One other factor I would mention
> is habitat. I don't want to say "never", but I ca not think of a single
> LOWA record from AZ from a pond - they essentially occur along rivers and
> streams with running water. This is also true for them wintering in the
> Tropics. Given that this bird was at a small pond with a mud edge should
> have made people question the ID.
>
> Gary
>
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Date: 2/26/17 6:37 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--26 Feb 2017
Hi, birders,

A full group of 20 walked the Sierra Vista EOP dikes this morning, with
visitors from New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington, as well
as far-flung parts of Arizona. Despite strong winds, the group tally was 53
species at the end of the trip.

The most obvious sign of spring was the presence of swallows throughout the
morning, with 20+ swooping over the sheltered impoundments at Moson Road. A
conservative count yielded N. Rough-winged Swallow (7), Tree Swallow (15),
Barn Swallow (1), and Cliff Swallow (1).

Other highlights included adult singles of Great Egret, Great Blue Heron,
and Black-crowned Night-Heron. Among the 10 duck species we found a female
Lesser Scaup and three Bufflehead. A complete absence of N. Pintail was
quite a change from the 75+ present most of the winter, while Am. Wigeon
numbers were down to four birds. Gadwall, Cinnamon Teal, N. Shoveler,
Green-winged Teal, and Ring-necked Duck were still found in good numbers.

A Virginia Rail and several Sora were heard, despite the blustery winds,
but they remained hidden. Shorebirds were limited to Killdeer, Least
Sandpiper, and Wilson's Snipe. Am. Pipits and Horned Larks were few in
number, although we did have good looks at a half dozen Am. Pipits late in
the morning at Moson Road. Sparrows were reluctant to pop up in the windy
conditions; the seven expected species were seen in small numbers.
Likewise, there were no big flocks of blackbirds, with Yellow-headed
Blackbird in particular represented by only 100+ birds.

A reminder that the EOP walks will continue to start promptly at 8 a.m
during the month of March. It is a good idea to be at the parking lot
early, as the sign-in sheet is filled on a first come-first serve basis.

Cheers, Erika Wilson

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Date: 2/26/17 5:29 pm
From: Dutch <dutchpat...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Chukar Hereford SEAZ
There was a man who raised game birds on Miller Canyon Rd about 5 or 6 years ago. Several people saw at least one escapee near Miller Cyn Rd. near the intersection with SR92.
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Date: 2/26/17 4:50 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Mile-wide Road, Avra Valley, Bendire's Thrashers
This afternoon I found two Bendire’s Thrashers located about 200 yards west of the CAP recharge basin (Dry) on the north side of the road.

Also saw a Turkey Vulture soaring to the SW.
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Date: 2/26/17 4:04 pm
From: W MCCRADY <wmccrady...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Chukar Hereford SEAZ
Theresa, please consider reporting this to eBird as it is a possible stray from the Huachuca Mountains. Chukars were introduced on Ft. Huachuca for hunting in the 1960s by Jerry Pratt when he was the Wildlife Manager for the base. It appears that some continued to survive and breed, because I saw one in North Ft. Huachuca during an antelope drive in May of 1983. My report has not been validated for eBird even though an obvious release in southern New Mexico has been. More reports may help show that Chukars do occur, even if rarely, in the area. It would be interesting to contact the current Wildlife Manager for Ft. Huachuca to find out whether they see or hear of Chukar sightings on the base from non-birders or hunters.

Wendy McCrady
Amargosa Valley, NV
Formerly Catalina, AZ

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Subject: [AZNMbirds] Chukar Hereford SEAZ


My husband and I saw a Chukar in our neighbor's yard at 3:45 this afternoon. We first heard it vocalizing and then got very good looks. We also got good pictures and even a short video. Bird was very cooperative and was chasing off Gambel's quail. I am pretty sure these birds are raised by breeders and wonder if this one might be an escapee. Hereford is clearly not in this birds normal range. Should I assume that this one is an escapee or do I have a rare bird in my neighborhood? It would be a life bird for both of us.

Theresa Lawson
Hereford, AZ
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Date: 2/26/17 3:46 pm
From: Rob Modica <azlrover...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] White throated swifts at Glenwood NM
I saw several White throated Swifts flying over Whitewater Creek today in Glenwood.

Rob Modica

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Date: 2/26/17 3:42 pm
From: Brendan J Mccooey <ardoyne4200...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Broad-billed Hummingbirds - Catalina Foothills - Tucson
Broad-billed Hummingbirds have frequented my feeders all winter long.

Brendan McCooey

Tucson, AZ


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Date: 2/26/17 3:36 pm
From: Theresa Lawson <tmlawson1...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Chukar Hereford SEAZ

My husband and I saw a Chukar in our neighbor's yard at 3:45 this afternoon. We first heard it vocalizing and then got very good looks. We also got good pictures and even a short video. Bird was very cooperative and was chasing off Gambel's quail. I am pretty sure these birds are raised by breeders and wonder if this one might be an escapee. Hereford is clearly not in this birds normal range. Should I assume that this one is an escapee or do I have a rare bird in my neighborhood? It would be a life bird for both of us.

Theresa Lawson
Hereford, AZ
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Date: 2/26/17 3:25 pm
From: Susan Hennessy <suehennessy...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Broad-billed Hummingbird
Had my FOS Broad-billed hummingbird at my feeder while camping in Madera Canyon along Proctor Rd.

Sue Hennessy
Tucson
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Date: 2/26/17 1:06 pm
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FW: AZ: 2 lists from carl tomoff at BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM 


--- On Sat, 2/25/17, Wolterbeek, Paul A -
> Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:41 AM
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> BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM  BELL'S VIREO,
> HAMMOND'S & VERMILION FLYCATCHER
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> FROM: Carl Tomoff
> DATE: February 22, Wednesday
> In addition to most of the species
> noted yesterday, this morning I observed an adult Red-tailed
> Hawk, an early cooing White-wing Dove, an Inca Dove, a vocal
> Hammond’s Flycatcher near the palm grove, a female
> Vermilion Flycatcher east
> of Ayer Lake, one Marsh Wren, a flock of Western Bluebirds
> calling overhead, an Orange-crowned Warbler (foraging with a
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet and three Yellow-rumped Warblers in a
> flowering cottonwood near Ayer Lake), and one Rufous-crowned
> Sparrow. A pair
> of European Starlings investigated cavities in saguaros.
> The singing Bell’s Vireo ranged from the west end of
> the Demo Garden to the Hummingbird Garden. Lesser
> Goldfinches sang vigorously throughout the gardens much of
> the day.
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> FROM: Carl Tomoff
> DATE: February 21, Tuesday
> Today I observed: Gambel’s
> Quail 35, Cooper’s Hawk 1, American Coot 1, Eurasian
> Collared-Dove 1, White-throated Swift 7, Anna’s
> Hummingbird 20, Broad-billed Hummingbird 3 males,
> Costa’s Hummingbird 2 males, Gila Woodpecker 10,
> Yellow-bellied
> Sapsucker 1, Red-naped Sapsucker 2, Ladder-backed
> Woodpecker 6, Say’s Phoebe 1, Hutton’s Vireo 2,
> Bell’s Vireo 1 (singing in Demo garden), Common Raven
> 2,
> Violet-green Swallow 1 (first of spring), Verdin
> 20, four species of wrens (Rock 8, Canyon 10, Bewick’s
> 10, Cactus 14), Ruby-crowned Kinglet 11, Black-tailed
> Gnatcatcher 4, Hermit Thrush 7, American Robin
> 65+
> (one flock; counted as they flew over), Curve-billed
> Thrasher 8 (nest building), Northern Mockingbird 5,
> Phainopepla 14, Yellow-rumped Warbler 16, Spotted Towhee 3,
> Rufous-crowned
> Sparrow 1, Canyon Towhee 2, Abert’s Towhee 18,
> Black-throated Sparrow 8, Song Sparrow 1, Lincoln’s
> Sparrow 3, White-crowned Sparrow 32, Northern Cardinal 25,
> Pyrrhuloxia (1 Queen Creek south of Demo), Red-winged
> Blackbird 35, Brewer’s Blackbird 150, House
> Finch 50, Lesser Goldfinch 45, House Sparrow 8. Verdins,
> Cactus Wrens, and Curve-billed Thrashers gathered nest
> materials.
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Date: 2/26/17 12:00 pm
From: <azbutterflies...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] FOS Male Rufous & Broad-billed Hummers
On 2/25, FOS Male Rufous & Male Broad-billed at Ramsey Canyon feeders. FOS Male Broad-billed at Lower Carr Canyon feeders.

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Date: 2/26/17 11:48 am
From: Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush Follow-up
Thanks Chris for your detailed analysis. One other factor I would mention is habitat. I don't want to say "never", but I ca not think of a single LOWA record from AZ from a pond - they essentially occur along rivers and streams with running water. This is also true for them wintering in the Tropics. Given that this bird was at a small pond with a mud edge should have made people question the ID.

Gary

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Date: 2/26/17 11:12 am
From: Chris Benesh <cdbenesh...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush
While I would be the first to say that waterthrush ID is not obvious in this instance, I do think that we are dealing with a single Northern Waterthrush here based on the images posted to eBird. There are several ways to approach waterthrush ID, and different birders put different weight on various methods and pointers. My own methodology works something like this: What is the pale ground color? Is it either clean white or very pale yellow throughout (Northern) or does it have buff colored sides that contrast with the rest of the underparts and particularly the color of the eyebrow (supercillium). If there is obvious contrast (e.g. white supercillium and buff sides), the bird is a Louisiana. Usually that is enough because the other features will fall into place. The thicker, more widely spaced underparts streaking of Louisiana becomes apparent, versus the narrower, more defined streaking of Northern. Flared eyebrows and bubblegum pink leg features don’t always work really well for me, but they are supporting characters. Same with throat streaking (can be really faint on Northern, though on my computer screen I can make out some short streaking in the throat of the Sam Lena bird). Voice is a useful distinction for these two with a bit of practice. LOWA has a quick, smacking quality to their call, lacking much tonality. NOWA has a lower pitched harder chink sounding note that is a bit more drawn out and tonal.

Looking at all of the images posted to eBird of the Sam Lena bird, I see a waterthrush that I would call a yellow-type Northern, that is, there is faint yellowish wash to the underparts and to the eyebrow. To get a sense of what I’m talking about compare this shot of Brian’s Sam Lena bird: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/49000271#_ga=1.153645496.1451393783.1427170107

to Ken’s shot of the Sasco Road LOWA: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/48693321#_ga=1.85611417.1451393783.1427170107

See how the eyebrow really POPS out on the Sasco Road bird? Having said all that, lighting, camera settings, photo processing can all affect how obvious these differences appear in photos. But looking at a large series of images, I see this as a Northern.

Chris


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> On Feb 26, 2017, at 10:35 AM, Richard Carlson <rccarl...> wrote:
>
> Brian Nicholas pictures show large bill and unstreaked chin. That makes it a Louisiana, but leg color and supercilium look Northern. Which is it? Two different birds?
>
> Richard Carlson
> Full time birder, part time economist
> Tucson & Lake Tahoe
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>> On Feb 26, 2017, at 8:23 AM, Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Kurt and Cindy Radamaker, and I just saw and photographed the waterthrush at Sam Lena Park, and it is an obvious NORTHERN- in case you were thinking of chasing it.
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>> Gary
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Date: 2/26/17 10:03 am
From: Caleb strand <strandcaleb...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush
It is to note that NOWAs can occasionally lack streaking in the throat. I have been looking over photos of the waterthrush and some photos show field marks that are consistent with Louisiana (like the white supercillium flaring out towards the back) and some photos from other checklists show a waterthrush which shows field marks consistent with Northern such as a somewhat buffy supercillium NOT FLARING in the back. I was reviewing these photos a couple days ago and was getting confused because some looked good for Northern and some looked good more Louisiana. The only really good photos I've seen have been of what looks like a Northern though.

Either people's photos of the waterthrush are diluting some of the field marks and making a NOWA look like its supercillium is white and extensive in the back or there are two waterthrushes at this location.

Other field marks that are useful for IDing NOWA from LOWA is the fine and contrasting streaking on the breast and flanks (as where LOWA would hve blurrier streaking especially on the flanks where they look smudgy), a somewhat smaller bill, and possibly leg color (?). I haven't heard of leg color as being a way to ID waterthrushes apart.

I am looking forward to some good discussion on this topic!

Caleb
Buckeye, AZ

Taking bird identification past gulls and empids...

> On Feb 26, 2017, at 10:35 AM, Richard Carlson <rccarl...> wrote:
>
> Brian Nicholas pictures show large bill and unstreaked chin. That makes it a Louisiana, but leg color and supercilium look Northern. Which is it? Two different birds?
>
> Richard Carlson
> Full time birder, part time economist
> Tucson & Lake Tahoe
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>> On Feb 26, 2017, at 8:23 AM, Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Kurt and Cindy Radamaker, and I just saw and photographed the waterthrush at Sam Lena Park, and it is an obvious NORTHERN- in case you were thinking of chasing it.
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>> Gary
>>
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Date: 2/26/17 9:35 am
From: Richard Carlson <rccarl...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush
Brian Nicholas pictures show large bill and unstreaked chin. That makes it a Louisiana, but leg color and supercilium look Northern. Which is it? Two different birds?

Richard Carlson
Full time birder, part time economist
Tucson & Lake Tahoe
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> On Feb 26, 2017, at 8:23 AM, Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Kurt and Cindy Radamaker, and I just saw and photographed the waterthrush at Sam Lena Park, and it is an obvious NORTHERN- in case you were thinking of chasing it.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Gary
>
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Date: 2/26/17 7:24 am
From: Gary Rosenberg <ghrosenberg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Sam Lena Waterthrush
Hi all,

Kurt and Cindy Radamaker, and I just saw and photographed the waterthrush at Sam Lena Park, and it is an obvious NORTHERN- in case you were thinking of chasing it.

Good birding,

Gary

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Date: 2/25/17 8:22 pm
From: Brian Nicholas <weehawker2...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Northeast Tucson TAS Field Trip summary Pima County February 25th
Thirteen nature enthusiasts set their sights on northeast Tucson today for a morning of birding.   The Greater Pewee at Wentworth Road came out for nice views by our group.   A Plumbeous Vireo and Pine Siskins were also sweet.  At Tanque Verde Loop we saw a flyover Neotropic Cormorant and a good mix of warblers.  The Castlerock neighborhood rounded out our list with Northern Pintails, Double-crested Cormorants, and a good mix of other waterfowl species.  Great Horned Owls were seen at a couple stops and a Cooper's Hawk gave great views from a close perch a few feet off the ground.   Thank you to all participants for your sharp eyes and enthusiasm.  
Brian Nicholas and Paul SuchanekField trip leaders
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Date: 2/25/17 2:01 pm
From: Steve Valasek <botheringbirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [CEAZ] Bald Eagle in Gilbert
There's an adult Bald Eagle along the 202 sitting on a power pylon just
west of Lindsey Rd, right next to Zanjero park.

They are flooding the fields next to Campo Verde HS and it's attracting
Red-Tailed Hawks and Turkey Vultures.

Steve Valasek
www.botheringbirds.com

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Date: 2/25/17 8:25 am
From: Peggy Wang <nharrierpw...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Portal Gray Catbird
Sorry, forgot to sign this post before sending.

Peggy Wang
Tucson


> Subject: Portal Gray Catbird
>
> A long day trip to Portal in hopes of seeing the Streak-backed Oriole yielded good looks at a Gray Catbird coming into the feeders at Cave Creek Ranch ($5 admission for non-guests). We did not see the Scott's Oriole that was reported. The Catbird vocalized once but showed well near one of the jelly feeders. 2 Blue-throated HBs were seen there also. Juncos: Yellow-eyed, Oregon, Gray-headed & Pink-sided. Nice to see all together. Several Coues Deer.
>
> Unfortunately, we missed the Streak-backed Oriole twice at the Rodriguez house--by 10 mins in the AM, then by about a minute in the afternoon around 3:30. Birders reported the Oriole came in to the oranges to the west of the viewing area early around 7:30am, then again at 9:30am. It did not stay long either time. The afternoon visit we heard about was apparently less than a minute.
>
> The feeding area was v active tho & it was neat to watch Crissal Thrashers coming to the feeders. Both the Crissal & Curve-billed Thrashers were quite vocal.
>
> O/w, things were quiet away from feeders incl at the SW Research Station (no HBs).
>
> Many javelina by the roadsides in the AM incl several youngsters.
>
> Good numbers of Sandhills Cranes early evening at Wilcox & hundreds of Wigeon. Too dark to pick thru to find the Eurasian.
>
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Date: 2/25/17 8:23 am
From: Peggy Wang <nharrierpw...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Portal Gray Catbird
A long day trip to Portal in hopes of seeing the Streak-backed Oriole yielded good looks at a Gray Catbird coming into the feeders at Cave Creek Ranch ($5 admission for non-guests). We did not see the Scott's Oriole that was reported. The Catbird vocalized once but showed well near one of the jelly feeders. 2 Blue-throated HBs were seen there also. Juncos: Yellow-eyed, Oregon, Gray-headed & Pink-sided. Nice to see all together. Several Coues Deer.

Unfortunately, we missed the Streak-backed Oriole twice at the Rodriguez house--by 10 mins in the AM, then by about a minute in the afternoon around 3:30. Birders reported the Oriole came in to the oranges to the west of the viewing area early around 7:30am, then again at 9:30am. It did not stay long either time. The afternoon visit we heard about was apparently less than a minute.

The feeding area was v active tho & it was neat to watch Crissal Thrashers coming to the feeders. Both the Crissal & Curve-billed Thrashers were quite vocal.

O/w, things were quiet away from feeders incl at the SW Research Station (no HBs).

Many javelina by the roadsides in the AM incl several youngsters.

Good numbers of Sandhills Cranes early evening at Wilcox & hundreds of Wigeon. Too dark to pick thru to find the Eurasian.

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Date: 2/25/17 7:52 am
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO: Many new photos


Field Ornithologists,

Anne Pellegrini contributed photos of Cackling Goose, Larry Smith, Jason Wilder, and Chuck Hurst all contributed photos of different Brown Thrashers, Arlene Ripley contributed photos of Ovenbird, Gary Botello contributed photos of Louisiana Waterthrush, Anne Pellegrini contributed photos of Tennessee Warbler, Pete Baum contributed photos of Palm Warbler, Carl Lundblad contributed photos of Black-throated Green Warbler, Sean Fitzgerald contributed photos of Rufous-capped Warbler, and Nancy Lange contributed photos of Harris's Sparrow. Under Regional Interest Anne Pellegrini contributed photos of a Thick-billed Kingbird in Flagstaff. Thanks Larry, Pete, Arlene, Gary, Sean, Anne, Chuck, Jason, Carl, and Nancy!

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.

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Date: 2/24/17 4:28 pm
From: melius <mmelius...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Trogon, oriole, Madera Canyon
I found a female Elegant Trogon near the Proctor Trailhead, Madera
Canyon Rec. Area on 23 Feb. This was about 10:30 am, near the upper
end of the loop in the trail, where it turns to go back down to the
trailhead. The trogon flew in from the south, perched in the sun about
10 meters away where it caught some insects and called a couple times.
I could see its head and undersides clearly. Then it flew north and
perched awhile in shady woods, giving me a good view of its back and
tail. It then flew north, downstream, and I lost sight of it.
That afternoon I found a possible Hooded Oriole a ways
downstream--northwest of the campground site #7 along Proctor Road.
I'm not familiar with this species, so here's a description. It was
placidly eating Hackberry fruit, giving me long looks at the front and
left side. The beak seemed fairly large for an oriole, the tail rather
long. Undersides all yellowish, pale but deepening to bright
yellow-orange at the throat and bright yellow from belly to the
undertail. Head yellowish-green. Back and wings drab grayish-green,
darker on wings and tail. No streaks or other markings anywhere that
could I see, wingbars seemed visible but faint.
Other highlights from the time spent in the area: FOY Hutton's Vireo,
three or maybe five Brown Creepers, and three silent Empidonax
flycatchers,one that looked Cordilleran-like. Also, I was thrilled to
see about 24 Coati's coming towards me down the lower canyon today,
morning sun shining through their tails.
Michael Melius
Hermosa, SD
In Sahuarita thru March

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Date: 2/24/17 3:02 pm
From: Larry <oldbirdbum...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Sweetwater Wetlands
This afternoon (FEB 24) only one female COMMON MERGANSER remained of the five reported yesterday in the recharge basin, south side of Sweetwater Wetlands.


Larry L. Norris Tucson, Arizona

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Date: 2/24/17 1:31 pm
From: Mike Judd <ebwilderae...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin: ADMIN REMINDER
My bad as well. I now understand.
Mike Judd

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> On Feb 24, 2017, at 12:11 PM, Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> wrote:
>
> Reminder from the listowner:
>
> do not post the location of roosting owls to the listserv.
>
>
>
> Also, with spring here/coming soon: do not post directions to birds' nests
>
>
> Mark Stevenson
> listowner, aznmbirds
> Tucson, AZ.
>
>
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> On Thu, 2/23/17, John Riehl <jlriehl...> wrote:
>
> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin
> To: <aznmbirds...>
> Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4:27 PM
>
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPadSubject: Long-eared Owl at Molino
> Basin
>
>
> We saw a roosting Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin
> campground on Mt Lemmon. Roosting spot was about 50 yards
> in-bound past campsite #19, then just past a speed limit
> sign, down slope on the left, on a low branch on an oak
> tree.
> Also, at Rose Canyon, Olive Warblers and
> Red Crossbills, both just downslope from the group picnic
> site.
>
> John Riehl
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Date: 2/24/17 1:30 pm
From: Mike Judd <ebwilderae...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin
Owl remains on site exactly as described. Whitewash on branch

Mike Judd

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> On Feb 23, 2017, at 4:27 PM, John Riehl <jlriehl...> wrote:
>
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>> Subject: Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin
>>
>> We saw a roosting Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin campground on Mt Lemmon. Roosting spot was about 50 yards in-bound past campsite #19, then just past a speed limit sign, down slope on the left, on a low branch on an oak tree.
>> Also, at Rose Canyon, Olive Warblers and Red Crossbills, both just downslope from the group picnic site.
>>
>> John Riehl
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Date: 2/24/17 12:56 pm
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Apologies owl posting
I forgot about the posting guidelines for owls and did not see Mark's reminder before sending my post
Sharon

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Date: 2/24/17 12:53 pm
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Continuing Long-eared Owl Molino SE AZ
The Long-eared Owl was perched in an oak as described in the original post- pass campsite 19, look downhill from the speed limit sign.
I saw it shortly after noon today


Sharon Goldwasser
Tucson, AZ
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Date: 2/24/17 11:15 am
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin: ADMIN REMINDER
Reminder from the listowner:

do not post the location of roosting owls to the listserv.



Also, with spring here/coming soon: do not post directions to birds' nests


Mark Stevenson
listowner, aznmbirds
Tucson, AZ.


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Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin
To: <aznmbirds...>
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4:27 PM




Sent from my iPadSubject: Long-eared Owl at Molino
Basin


  We saw a roosting Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin
campground on Mt Lemmon. Roosting spot was about 50 yards
in-bound past campsite #19, then just past a speed limit
sign, down slope on the left, on a low branch on an oak
tree.
  Also, at Rose Canyon, Olive Warblers and
Red Crossbills, both just downslope from the group picnic
site.

John Riehl


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iPad
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Date: 2/24/17 10:07 am
From: WYCHRESCHUK <elainew...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: The Miller House of Mesa - Band-tailed Pigeon, 2-23.
I didn't think we were meeting so I planned another activity. Too bad. See you soon.

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> On Feb 24, 2017, at 10:08 AM, Jay Miller <arizonajay23...> wrote:
>
> Birders,
>
> I got a few rough photos of a fly-by Band-tailed Pigeon yesterday, 2-23. Wasn't sure about the ID at the time and had to review my photos a couple times and....... consult a friend. It was a single bird at about 120', flying east to west. The big, round tail caught my attention along with the dark color and really dark primaries. The way it was flying also got my attention.
>
> This gave me a seven Dove/Pigeon day!
>
> Good Birding!
>
> Jay Miller
> Mesa, Az
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Date: 2/24/17 9:08 am
From: Jay Miller <arizonajay23...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: The Miller House of Mesa - Band-tailed Pigeon, 2-23.
Birders,

I got a few rough photos of a fly-by Band-tailed Pigeon yesterday, 2-23. Wasn't sure about the ID at the time and had to review my photos a couple times and....... consult a friend. It was a single bird at about 120', flying east to west. The big, round tail caught my attention along with the dark color and really dark primaries. The way it was flying also got my attention.

This gave me a seven Dove/Pigeon day!

Good Birding!

Jay Miller
Mesa, Az
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Date: 2/24/17 8:15 am
From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 February 2017
Hello Birders,

This update of Tucson Audubon Society's Rare Bird Alert for Southeast
Arizona was made on February 24, 2017; the next update will be made on
March 3. 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:
#Eurasian Wigeon
#Greater Scaup
#"Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk
#Rough-legged Hawk
#Ruddy Ground-Dove
#"Yellow-shafted" Northern Flicker
#Eastern Phoebe
#Winter Wren
#Black-capped Gnatcatcher
#Rufous-backed Robin
#Gray Catbird
#Louisiana Waterthrush
*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER
#Clay-colored Sparrow
#"Red" Fox Sparrow
#McCown's Longspur
*STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE
#Baltimore Oriole

PORTAL & the CHIRICAHUAS (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/XfXfX)
A *STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE continued to be seen daily (though sporadically) at
the Foothills Road (aka Rodrigues yard) feeders as of 2/22 (m.ob.).
A #GRAY CATBIRD continued in Portal on 2/22 (m.ob.) at Cave Creek Ranch.
A #"RED" FOX SPARROW continued in Whitetail Canyon on 2/22 (Rick Taylor).

SIERRA VISTA & the HUACHUCAS
In Hunter Canyon (https://goo.gl/CR4YXm), *RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS continued
on 2/22 (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.
At the San Pedro House, a #LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH continued along the San
Pedro River on 2/23 (m.ob.); last year one frequented the area between
trail markers #7 and #8. A #CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was reported near marker
#11 on 2/17 (Leo Miller).
In Huachuca Canyon a #WINTER WREN was reported again just beyond the loop
parking area on 2/20 (Ron Beck).

GREEN VALLEY & the SANTA RITAS
In Florida Canyon (annotated map: http://goo.gl/AAzD6), *RUFOUS-CAPPED
WARBLERS continued on 2/20 (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. A #YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was
reported in Florida Wash at the old corral at the junction of FR488 & 62A
on 2/19 (Ken Blankenship).

WILLCOX & the SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY
A male #EURASIAN WIGEON continued at Lake Cochise by the Twin Lakes Golf
Course, and a #MCCOWN'S LONGSPUR was reported on 2/23 (Chris Rohrer).
A #ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was reported again between milepost 334 and 335 on
I-10 on 2/19 (Diane Drobka).

PATAGONIA
At Patagonia Lake (annotated map: http://goo.gl/GgNvs), #GREATER SCAUP
continued through 2/20 (Janine McCabe). A #GREEN KINGFISHER,
#"YELLOW-SHAFTED" NORTHERN FLICKER, #EASTERN PHOEBE, #WINTER WREN,
#BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS and a #GRAY CATBIRD 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 this
from the very similar Pacific Wren.

SANTA CRUZ FLATS
A #"HARLAN’S" RED-TAILED HAWK was reported again near the intersection of
Green Reservoir Rd and Curry Rd on 2/20 (Doug Jenness).
At the intersection of Wheeler and Baumgartner Rds. a #RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN
continued through 2/20 (Jason Boyce) and a #RUDDY GROUND-DOVE continued
through 2/14 (Richard Fray). They have been seen near the tan house north
of the intersection on Wheeler, which is possibly occupied (please be
sensitive to any potential occupants or neighbors); the pomegranate tree is
a good place to start looking.
A #LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH continued along the Santa Cruz River south of
Sasco Rd on 2/22 (Diane Touret).

TUBAC area (annotated map: http://goo.gl/maps/yDqi0)
A #"HARLAN’S" RED-TAILED HAWK was reported at Santa Gertrudis Lane on 2/22
(Tim Helentjaris). Remember to park along the frontage road and walk in.

NOGALES area
Two #RUDDY GROUND-DOVES continued along the De Anza Trail in Rio Rico about
200-300 yards southeast of the Guy Tobin Trailhead on 2/18 (m.ob.). A
bright blue plastic water bottle and an old refrigerator are good landmarks
for the spot.

TUCSON area
An #EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Yellowstone Tank along Redington Pass Rd on
2/23 (Paul Suchanek).
A #LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was photographed at Sam Lena Park on 2/20 (Brian
Nicholas) and continued on 2/23 (m.ob.). Enter from Country Club Rd
entrance on the east side, and you'll pass a small pond on the north side
of Sam Lena Rd. Walk north on the paved path toward the blue-roofed ramadas
and the bird was in a hidden pond on the right. A #GREATER SCAUP was
reported in the main pond in the south part of the park on 2/23 (m.ob.).
At Sweetwater Wetlands, the male #BALTIMORE ORIOLE continued on 2/12 (Mark
Stevenson, Molly Pollock); one wintered here 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: 2/23/17 5:33 pm
From: Peggy Wang <nharrierpw...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Tucson Sam Lena La Waterthrush yes
The Louisiana Waterthrush was seen well around 3 pm today from the bike path near the Country Club entrance of the San Lena Park as previously described. It was chipping loudly and came out into an open muddy area/"beach" of the pond not far from the bike path for great views. It then flew N towards the large stand of cattails & was not seen again.

I was lucky the bird appeared right after I arrived. Two other birders had been waiting about an hour. They said a Coopers Hawk flew through earlier which quieted everything down. We saw the hawk fly out after the Waterthrush flew towards the cattails so at least we know the warbler wasn't the hawk's dinner this time.

The female Com Goldeneye was still hanging out in the W pond lined w/plastic. There was also a female Greater Scaup along with a few Lesser Scaup as well as Am Wigeon, Gadwall, N Shoveler, GW Teal & Ring-neckeds. Numerous Com Mergs & Neotropical Cormorants.

A few Rough-winged Swallows also.

Peggy Wang
Tucson

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Date: 2/23/17 3:27 pm
From: John Riehl <jlriehl...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fwd: Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin



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> Subject: Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin
>
> We saw a roosting Long-eared Owl at Molino Basin campground on Mt Lemmon. Roosting spot was about 50 yards in-bound past campsite #19, then just past a speed limit sign, down slope on the left, on a low branch on an oak tree.
> Also, at Rose Canyon, Olive Warblers and Red Crossbills, both just downslope from the group picnic site.
>
> John Riehl
>
>
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Date: 2/23/17 11:15 am
From: Sharon Goldwasser <azfiddle...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Louisiana Waterthrush Sam Lena Park Tucson
It was along the shore of the pond as described in the original posting. Take the bike path from the Country Club entrance, follow it as it curves right and look through the trees to see the pond. One Plumbeous Vireo was further along path as you head west. The Common Goldeneye was still in the lined pond on the south side of the park.

Sharon Goldwasser
Tucson, AZ


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Date: 2/23/17 9:19 am
From: Jonathan Lutz <jlutz...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Paton Center construction, bird activity update
Good morning, birders!

Construction activity at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds will continue
through the end of next week. Today through Saturday will likely be noisy
and busy with heavy equipment as we receive materials and enter the final
stage of preparing the backyard viewing area. Next week, Monday through
Friday, we'll have a variety of projects in progress, ranging from rock
work to invasive grass removal along Sonoita Creek. The property will start
returning to normal--quiet, peaceful, and birdy--the week of March 6. I'll
provide an update to the listserv when we have a re-opening date for the
Paton backyard.

All of this said, bird activity at the Paton Center remains positive. This
morning we've enjoyed looks at Abert's Towhee, Green-tailed Towhee, a
healthy flock of White-crowned Sparrows, Curved-billed Thrashers, and at
least 1 male Lazuli Bunting. A Violet-crowned Hummingbird is being seen
daily and throughout the day, though patience is required and it's helpful
to stake out feeders in both the meadow garden and the front yard.

Happy birding, folks.

Best regards,
Jonathan Lutz

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

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Date: 2/23/17 4:20 am
From: Diane Touret <dctouret...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Louisiana Waterthrush at Sam Lena Kerp, Tucson, Pima County
Yesterday I finally saw one of the other Louisiana Waterthrushes in SE
AZ, the one at Sasco Rd.The bird was not located until 10AM when it flew
up into a tree from the second pool south of the road crossing. The
willows are now blooming and some migrants appear to be coming through -
saw Hutton's and Plumbeous Vireos and heard singing Vermilion Flycatchers.

Diane Touret (Tucson, AZ)


On 2/22/2017 12:26 PM, Mark Stevenson wrote:
> Hi Birders,
>
> As we walked along the paved exercise path this morning we heard the waterthrush calling
> from the same place Brian described.
>
> Thanks Brian!
>
> Common Goldeneye with the scaup in the plastic lined pond W of the main reservoir.
>
> Full checklist here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34647454
>
>
> Good birding,
> Mark Stevenson
> Tucson, AZ
>
>
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Date: 2/23/17 4:15 am
From: Diane Touret <dctouret...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?] Sweetwater Wetlands Merganser
Hooded Merganser - nice!


On 2/22/2017 10:26 PM, Pat wrote:
> Birdfolks,
>
> I saw a juvenile Merganser at Sweetwater Wetlands today, but I don't
> know enough to know what kind of Merganser it is. Some shots show two
> peaks behind the head. The face has some distinguishing but faint
> markings. There is white on the top of the base of the bill on one
> side. The eyes are brown. Any expert on juvenile Mergansers who is
> willing to take a look, please let me know what it is. Thank you.
>
> Found west of Keyhole Pond, and of the reeds around Keyhole Pond.
> There is a narrow strip of water, with three large trees on the path
> to the left, and a very green tree on the island. The bird was
> preening, sitting on a branch that curves up out of the water, on the
> left end of this water. The water follows north around the island, but
> the bird was close to the place where it turns north.
>
> Posted photos on eBird. List:
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34659458
>
> Happy Birding!
> Pat Goltz
> SEAZ
>
>
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Date: 2/22/17 9:27 pm
From: Pat <pgoltz...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] [SPAM?] Sweetwater Wetlands Merganser
Birdfolks,

I saw a juvenile Merganser at Sweetwater Wetlands today, but I don't
know enough to know what kind of Merganser it is. Some shots show two
peaks behind the head. The face has some distinguishing but faint
markings. There is white on the top of the base of the bill on one side.
The eyes are brown. Any expert on juvenile Mergansers who is willing to
take a look, please let me know what it is. Thank you.

Found west of Keyhole Pond, and of the reeds around Keyhole Pond. There
is a narrow strip of water, with three large trees on the path to the
left, and a very green tree on the island. The bird was preening,
sitting on a branch that curves up out of the water, on the left end of
this water. The water follows north around the island, but the bird was
close to the place where it turns north.

Posted photos on eBird. List:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34659458

Happy Birding!
Pat Goltz
SEAZ

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Date: 2/22/17 5:30 pm
From: Nick Beauregard <nickbeauregard...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ Patagonia - Common Black Hawk
I observed a Common Black Hawk flying over the community gardens in
Patagonia today. There were also some noisy Northern Beardless Tyrannulets
in town and I have been seeing Rufous-winged Sparrows and Montezuma Quail
on the Platts trail near TNC/Paton. Cottonwoods look like they'll be
leafing out soon, feeling a bit like spring in the Sky Islands.

Nick Beauregard
Patagonia/Tucson

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Date: 2/22/17 3:10 pm
From: John Broz <johnbroz1944...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ, San Pedro House, Sierra Vista
Fifty-four species on the Wednesday Bird Walk. Highlights were several Sora's and a couple of Virginia Rails at Kingfisher Pond. Also, finding a Western Screech Owl sunning near the Bookstore provided a nice ending for the Walk.

Next bird walk is Saturday at 9. All bird walks in March will be at 8 instead of 9.

John Broz
Sierra Vista


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Date: 2/22/17 3:05 pm
From: Richard Carlson <rccarl...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Louisiana Waterthrush at Sam Lena Kerp, Tucson, Pima County
Where is the bird at KERP

Richard Carlson
Tucson & Lake Tahoe
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> On Feb 22, 2017, at 12:26 PM, Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...> wrote:
>
> Hi Birders,
>
> As we walked along the paved exercise path this morning we heard the waterthrush calling
> from the same place Brian described.
>
> Thanks Brian!
>
> Common Goldeneye with the scaup in the plastic lined pond W of the main reservoir.
>
> Full checklist here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34647454
>
>
> Good birding,
> Mark Stevenson
> Tucson, AZ
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Date: 2/22/17 2:42 pm
From: David Pearson <dpearson...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ, Gila Co., Pinal Mt. south of Globe VARIED THRUSH
Today (22 Feb.) Erick Lundgren, Rob Bowker, John Ray and I birded the southern and eastern slopes of the Pinal Mt. area and found 63 species. The most interesting species included seven CHIHUAHUAN RAVENS in amongst Common Ravens at the Russell Gulch Landfill, 17 SLATE-COLORED FOX SPARROWS in the upper chaparral, four RED CROSSBILLS at Pioneer Pass and a VARIED THRUSH along the rushing stream and waterfall at the bridge crossing on FS 112 just below Pioneer Pass, a first record for the Pinal Mt. area.


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

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Date: 2/22/17 12:50 pm
From: Tim Helentjaris <tnhelentjaris...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Puerto Canyon & Spring, Santa Cruz County
This morning, my penchant for getting there too early and which has worked against me all winter, finally ended up in my favor, as I arrived here before the sun came over the ridge and the spring area was alive with activity. A number of different species began to climb up into the sun, either in tall sycamore branches or lower shrubs to warm in the morning sun. I could forgive the vocal exuberance of the NORTHERN CARDINAL and CRISSAL THRASHER but it made it hard to parse out the other avian voices against that background. After about 45 mins, their activity subsided and I could start to make out a slew of other participants. A number of sparrow species in this area but the most common and vocal were the numerous RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS. Watched as first a WESTERN BLUEBIRD and then a HERMIT THRUSH and NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD appeared to take turns feeding on the fruits from a hackberry tree in the wash. One fun find was a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL who responded to my playback that I was trying instead to draw in some passerines with otherwise no success. Overall, there is a noticeable uptick in song the last couple of weeks in the lower elevations.

The road into the spring area is in excellent shape and passable via any vehicle type. This is a nice area to just take in and study a number of different species in relative solitude. I recommend it for a visit, particularly between now and migration. Never know what you might find here.

Afterwards, I decided to stop in at Santa Gertrudis Lane for a short while. Nothing much of note here except for a very striking HARLAN’S subspecies of RED-TAILED HAWK soaring in lazy circles overhead and moving north along the riparian corridor.

Tim Helentjaris
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 2/22/17 11:29 am
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Louisiana Waterthrush at Sam Lena Kerp, Tucson, Pima County
Hi Birders,

As we walked along the paved exercise path this morning we heard the waterthrush calling
from the same place Brian described.

Thanks Brian!

Common Goldeneye with the scaup in the plastic lined pond W of the main reservoir.

Full checklist here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34647454


Good birding,
Mark Stevenson
Tucson, AZ

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Date: 2/22/17 9:45 am
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] yuma
All,
Sorry for resending this, was trying to send it a different account.


David Vander Pluym



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From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
To: aznmbirds <aznmbirds...>
Sent: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 10:40 am
Subject: yuma




Date: 2/22/17 7:10 am
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Weekend Yuma County

Greetings! On Saturday, Yuma County received 0.83 inches slowly
over the entire day. Doesn't sound like much but it's probably one
third of our annual
total? Today, I went out to various locations on Sunday:

Hettema Street: I found the CALIFORNIA SCRUB JAY perched in a
deciduous tree across the street from the house where it sometimes
visits the feeders.
It was very wet and preened for a bit in the bright sunshine, then
crossed the street to feed.

East Wetlands: The Black-and-white Warbler and bright Yellow Warbler
were easily found today in a feeding flock. I spent the next four
hours trying
to get photos of marsh birds. Although I tallied 11 Virginia rails and
5 to 6 Sora, not a single bird would show itself for photos.

Monday, Aztec Feed Lot: I found a basic WESTERN SANDPIPER in the cow
poo ponds along with the Least Sandpipers, Long-billed Dowitchers and
Killdeer.
Also here singles of Greater Yellowlegs and Wilson's Snipe. Sparrows
along the south edge included Sagebrush, Savannah, Lark, Vesper,
White-crowned,
Chipping and Brewer's. Also, 2 Sage Thrashers.

Dateland: No Zonotrichia flock present

Tacna Thrasher area: No birds at all, totally desolate at 1pm

I have about 111 photographed species for the Yuma Big Photo Year so far

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Date: 2/22/17 9:44 am
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] yuma


Date: 2/22/17 7:10 am
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Weekend Yuma County

Greetings! On Saturday, Yuma County received 0.83 inches slowly
over the entire day. Doesn't sound like much but it's probably one
third of our annual
total? Today, I went out to various locations on Sunday:

Hettema Street: I found the CALIFORNIA SCRUB JAY perched in a
deciduous tree across the street from the house where it sometimes
visits the feeders.
It was very wet and preened for a bit in the bright sunshine, then
crossed the street to feed.

East Wetlands: The Black-and-white Warbler and bright Yellow Warbler
were easily found today in a feeding flock. I spent the next four
hours trying
to get photos of marsh birds. Although I tallied 11 Virginia rails and
5 to 6 Sora, not a single bird would show itself for photos.

Monday, Aztec Feed Lot: I found a basic WESTERN SANDPIPER in the cow
poo ponds along with the Least Sandpipers, Long-billed Dowitchers and
Killdeer.
Also here singles of Greater Yellowlegs and Wilson's Snipe. Sparrows
along the south edge included Sagebrush, Savannah, Lark, Vesper,
White-crowned,
Chipping and Brewer's. Also, 2 Sage Thrashers.

Dateland: No Zonotrichia flock present

Tacna Thrasher area: No birds at all, totally desolate at 1pm

I have about 111 photographed species for the Yuma Big Photo Year so far

--
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Date: 2/22/17 9:43 am
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] AZFO - Virgin River Valley and Mountains, Mohave Co.

Also in the northern part of the Wolfhole Valley I also had 2 LONGSPURS sp. flying over with Horned Larks. Probably Chestnut-collared but only briefly heard and poorly seen in flight.


David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City



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From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...>
To: aznmbirds <aznmbirds...>
Sent: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 8:04 am
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO - Virgin River Valley and Mountains, Mohave Co.



Our AZFO expedition to the Virgin River Valley and Mountains this weekend yielded a handful of notable firsts, including Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) for the Virgin Mountains, Sandhill Cranes for northwestern AZ, Neotropic Cormorant for the Virgin River in Arizona, and Barn Owl for the Virgin River in Arizona in winter. Other highlights included Sage Thrashers, Sagebrush Sparrows, and Chukar.


Felipe Guerrero





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Date: 2/22/17 8:52 am
From: Jay Miller <arizonajay23...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Miller House of Mesa - Winter birds, 2-22.
Birders,

Although this week has been fairly slow for the most part this Winter has been strong with two days here in February reaching 38 and 39 species. It's also been fairly warm and doves in particular are ready to get breeding underway.

White-crowned and Lincoln's Sparrows have been quite consistent for months. I counted 5 White-crowned and 4 Lincoln's yesterday, which again has been normal this Winter.

The male Common Ground-Dove has made it to 4 months now, first arrived 10-23-16. The House Wren is right behind and is my longest staying one ever. It's also the tamest, coming very close and being very vocal.

I had a great raptor show here in late Nov. and early Dec. with 11 species both months. Had all four of our common falcons at least one day. This year so far is possibly the slowest ever with only 6 species in January. Still no Northern Harrier! Sharp-shinned Hawks are at the lowest numbers I ever recall, but I've been seeing that the last few years and I'm expect big numbers again one of these coming Winters. The most I've seen this year is 5 or 6 one day and have had quite a few days with zero! I don't see them listed very often by others.

On 1-11, I first had a gorgeous male "Prairie" Merlin, and then just 6 minutes later a male "Black" Merlin, on the same perch!! Not at the same time of course. These Merlins are hard to get good photos of as they always seem to keep their distance and often show very early or late during poor light conditions. I have photos from five years back of the Black" Merlin, if it's the same bird. Still working on getting it verified however.

Reached 52 species in January, a new record. Currently at 50 for February, record is 52.

Good Birding!

Jay Miller
Mesa, Az
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Date: 2/22/17 7:10 am
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Weekend Yuma County
Greetings! On Saturday, Yuma County received 0.83 inches slowly
over the entire day. Doesn't sound like much but it's probably one
third of our annual
total? Today, I went out to various locations on Sunday:

Hettema Street: I found the CALIFORNIA SCRUB JAY perched in a
deciduous tree across the street from the house where it sometimes
visits the feeders.
It was very wet and preened for a bit in the bright sunshine, then
crossed the street to feed.

East Wetlands: The Black-and-white Warbler and bright Yellow Warbler
were easily found today in a feeding flock. I spent the next four
hours trying
to get photos of marsh birds. Although I tallied 11 Virginia rails and
5 to 6 Sora, not a single bird would show itself for photos.

Monday, Aztec Feed Lot: I found a basic WESTERN SANDPIPER in the cow
poo ponds along with the Least Sandpipers, Long-billed Dowitchers and
Killdeer.
Also here singles of Greater Yellowlegs and Wilson's Snipe. Sparrows
along the south edge included Sagebrush, Savannah, Lark, Vesper,
White-crowned,
Chipping and Brewer's. Also, 2 Sage Thrashers.

Dateland: No Zonotrichia flock present

Tacna Thrasher area: No birds at all, totally desolate at 1pm

I have about 111 photographed species for the Yuma Big Photo Year so far

--
--


Matt Victoria
Mesa del Sol
Yuma, AZ 85367

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Date: 2/22/17 6:59 am
From: Felipe Guerrero <fillieg...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZFO - Virgin River Valley and Mountains, Mohave Co.
Our AZFO expedition to the Virgin River Valley and Mountains this weekend
yielded a handful of notable firsts, including Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored)
for the Virgin Mountains, Sandhill Cranes for northwestern AZ, Neotropic
Cormorant for the Virgin River in Arizona, and Barn Owl for the Virgin
River in Arizona in winter. Other highlights included Sage Thrashers,
Sagebrush Sparrows, and Chukar.

Felipe Guerrero

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Date: 2/21/17 8:35 pm
From: David Vander Pluym <scre...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NWAZ: Continuing Black-capped Chickadees
Yesterday 20 Feb 2017 after the great AZFO expedition to the Virgin Mountains/River region (details soon!) Chris McCreedy, Michael Lester, Autumn Amici and I checked Colorado City in Mohave County on the Utah border. We started at Cottonwood Park along Short Creek hoping for the Black-capped Chickadees Chris found earlier this year. Pretty soon after arriving Chris and Michael quickly heard chcikadees and we were able to get good looks at the 2 continuing BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES. We also later had one upstream along Short Creek later in the morning. Other birds of note included Canvasbacks, Ring-necked Ducks, Buffleheads, Common Goldeneye, Hooded and Common Mergansers, Ruddy Duck (all on a large pond across the creek from the park), a DOWNY WOODPECKER and American Goldfinchs all of which are regular in Colorado City but otherwise are pretty rare in northwest Arizona (the ducks are also regular in the Virgin River region). Though Colorado City is far from all Az birders it does offer some great birding and should be checked for other rare species besides the chickadees. Good birding.


David Vander Pluym
Lake Havasu City

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Date: 2/21/17 5:01 pm
From: <jgstudio...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture
I photographed two TVs in Las Cruces NM on Feb 11th. They were about a full month early for there. They have not been re-found so I think they got pushed back.

John Groves
El Paso, TX







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From: W MCCRADY <wmccrady...>
To: aznmbirds <aznmbirds...>
Sent: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 12:54 pm
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture



Greetings, Birders,

For what it’s worth, we had two Turkey Vultures show up in southern Nevada near the California border on February 12. We now have two roosting regularly near where we are staying east of Death Valley.

As a Sonoran desert native, birding in the Mojave desert has been a pleasant surprise. For anyone looking for someplace new to bird or just explore as a nature tourist, consider checking out Ash Meadows Nat’l Wildlife Refuge. Three hundred species of birds have been seen at the refuge. I arrived in the area barely too late for fall migration and have still managed to see 134 species just on the refuge. I’m now eagerly awaiting any spring migrants that arrive before we leave at the end of March.

Wendy McCrady
Amargosa Valley, NV (formerly of Catalina, AZ)



From: <aznmbirds-request...> [mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>]On Behalf Of Lori
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:43 AM
To: 'Maureen Blackford'; 'Diane Drobka'; <aznmbirds...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture


Hi All,

We thought it was a bit odd that there was a single Turkey Vulture sitting in a tree yesterday, along Stateline Road, just east of Portal near the town of Rodeo, NM. We drove by it on our way to Bisbee in the late morning, then it was in the same tree when we returned in the late afternoon. It was in the tallest tree near the small grove of nut trees on the east side of the road just south of Gin Rd.

Lori & Mark Conrad
Portal, AZ




From:<aznmbirds-request...> [mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>]On Behalf Of Maureen Blackford
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 8:05 PM
To: Diane Drobka; <aznmbirds...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture



Several of us saw 5 turkey vultures fly over Tubac on February 10th, 2017



Maureen Blackford

Sahuarita AZ




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From: Diane Drobka <sunny1az...>

Date: 2/20/17 7:02 PM (GMT-07:00)

To: <aznmbirds...>

Subject: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture




What is the earliest they have returned to Arizona? We had one fly over our house in Pima (near Safford) today. Will post photo with my eBird checklist later tonight.




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Date: 2/21/17 3:29 pm
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ: Tucson Audubon field trip to Reid Park
Twenty birders enjoyed a mid-morning ramble around Reid Park with perfect weather. Almost thirty kinds of birds were seen: seven kinds of ducks, including the Wood Duck drake, and three kinds of woodpeckers including two Red-Naped Sapsuckers and the Acorn Woodpecker. A pair of calling, chasing Cooper's Hawks were almost as loud as the noisy F-35s that were landing over our heads. Had to cover our ears!

The ebird report is at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34628779


John Higgins, Tucson, AZ

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Date: 2/21/17 2:41 pm
From: Leo Miller <leo...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds]
I saw a Lewis's Woodpecker flycatching from a tree on the east side of Mt
Lemmon Hwy above Willow Canyon Rd about 1pm today. A female Williamson's
Sapsucker was also seen at Rose Canyon. Details are provided in the eBird
post: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34627236

Leo Miller
Riverside, IL
Wintering in Green Valley

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Date: 2/21/17 1:26 pm
From: Mary & Nick Freeman <mnfreeman...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Olive Warbler & Common Black Hawk 1
Hi Birders

On 2/20/17 in Madera Canyon, a female OLIVE WARBLER was seen foraging across from the Kubo lodge just before noon. Today 2/21/17 around 10:15am, a COMMON BACK HAWK, was flying northward south of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.

Good Birding!

Mary Freeman
Glendale CA



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Date: 2/21/17 11:49 am
From: W MCCRADY <wmccrady...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture
Greetings, Birders,

For what it’s worth, we had two Turkey Vultures show up in southern Nevada near the California border on February 12. We now have two roosting regularly near where we are staying east of Death Valley.

As a Sonoran desert native, birding in the Mojave desert has been a pleasant surprise. For anyone looking for someplace new to bird or just explore as a nature tourist, consider checking out Ash Meadows Nat’l Wildlife Refuge. Three hundred species of birds have been seen at the refuge. I arrived in the area barely too late for fall migration and have still managed to see 134 species just on the refuge. I’m now eagerly awaiting any spring migrants that arrive before we leave at the end of March.

Wendy McCrady
Amargosa Valley, NV (formerly of Catalina, AZ)


From: <aznmbirds-request...> [mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Lori
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:43 AM
To: 'Maureen Blackford'; 'Diane Drobka'; <aznmbirds...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture

Hi All,

We thought it was a bit odd that there was a single Turkey Vulture sitting in a tree yesterday, along Stateline Road, just east of Portal near the town of Rodeo, NM. We drove by it on our way to Bisbee in the late morning, then it was in the same tree when we returned in the late afternoon. It was in the tallest tree near the small grove of nut trees on the east side of the road just south of Gin Rd.

Lori & Mark Conrad
Portal, AZ



From: <aznmbirds-request...><mailto:<aznmbirds-request...> [mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Maureen Blackford
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 8:05 PM
To: Diane Drobka; <aznmbirds...><mailto:<aznmbirds...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture

Several of us saw 5 turkey vultures fly over Tubac on February 10th, 2017

Maureen Blackford
Sahuarita AZ

-------- Original message --------
From: Diane Drobka <sunny1az...><mailto:<sunny1az...>>
Date: 2/20/17 7:02 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: <aznmbirds...><mailto:<aznmbirds...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture

What is the earliest they have returned to Arizona? We had one fly over our house in Pima (near Safford) today. Will post photo with my eBird checklist later tonight.

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Date: 2/21/17 8:43 am
From: Lori <lconrad6853...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture
Hi All,



We thought it was a bit odd that there was a single Turkey Vulture sitting in a tree yesterday, along Stateline Road, just east of Portal near the town of Rodeo, NM. We drove by it on our way to Bisbee in the late morning, then it was in the same tree when we returned in the late afternoon. It was in the tallest tree near the small grove of nut trees on the east side of the road just south of Gin Rd.



Lori & Mark Conrad

Portal, AZ







From: <aznmbirds-request...> [mailto:<aznmbirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Maureen Blackford
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 8:05 PM
To: Diane Drobka; <aznmbirds...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture



Several of us saw 5 turkey vultures fly over Tubac on February 10th, 2017



Maureen Blackford

Sahuarita AZ



-------- Original message --------

From: Diane Drobka <sunny1az...>

Date: 2/20/17 7:02 PM (GMT-07:00)

To: <aznmbirds...>

Subject: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture



What is the earliest they have returned to Arizona? We had one fly over our house in Pima (near Safford) today. Will post photo with my eBird checklist later tonight.




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Date: 2/21/17 6:50 am
From: David Chapman <chpmndavid...>
Subject: RE: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture SEAZ
We've been seeing them for a few weeks now here in Mesa.
David Chapman



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From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Date: 2/21/17 7:39 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: AZNMBirds <aznmbirds...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture SEAZ


Based on ebird and my own experience living here in Avra Valley for 30 years, the Turkey Vulture numbers in Avra Valley drop significantly in the winter as most head south (on north to warmer lower Phoenix?) . But there are a few reported from November through March, especially on Sandario and Milewide Roads and at Ryan Airfield.


The Black Vultures are resident and seen here all year.


John Higgins, Tucson, AZ

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Date: 2/21/17 6:39 am
From: JOHN HIGGINS <jghiggins...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Turkey Vulture SEAZ
Based on ebird and my own experience living here in Avra Valley for 30 years, the Turkey Vulture numbers in Avra Valley drop significantly in the winter as most head south (on north to warmer lower Phoenix?) . But there are a few reported from November through March, especially on Sandario and Milewide Roads and at Ryan Airfield.


The Black Vultures are resident and seen here all year.


John Higgins, Tucson, AZ

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