It’s been a really good week for me and my birding group. We ended on 182 species in seven days of birding in beautiful southeast Arizona, all achieved in a laid back manner without once starting before 6:30 a.m.!
Highlights included (in systematic order) LEAST GREBE, SCALED QUAIL, GRAY and ZONE-TAILED HAWKS, MARBLED GODWIT, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, BAND-TAILED PIGEON, INCA and COMMON GROUND-DOVES, GREATER ROADRUNNER, WESTERN SCREECH, NORTHERN PYGMY, ELF, BURROWING and SPOTTED OWLS, COMMON POORWILL, MEXICAN WHIP-POOR-WILL, BROAD-BILLED, WHITE-EARED, VIOLET-CROWNED, BLUE-THROATED, MAGNIFICENT, COSTA’S and BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS, ELEGANT TROGON, ARIZONA WOODPECKER, GILDED FLICKER, NORTHERN BEARDLESS-TYRANNULET, GREATER PEWEE, OLIVE-SIDED, CORDILLERAN, BUFF-BREASTED, VERMILION, DUSKY-CAPPED, ASH-THROATED and BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHERS, TROPICAL and THICK-BILLED KINGBIRDS, PLUMBEOUS, HUTTON’S and WARBLING VIREOS, MEXICAN and WESTERN-SCRUB JAYS, CHIHUAHUAN RAVEN, MEXICAN CHICKADEE, BRIDLED and JUNIPER TITMOUSE, PYGMY NUTHATCH, BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHER, PHAINOPEPLA, VIRGINIA’S, LUCY’S, BLACK-THROATED GRAY, TOWNSEND’S, GRACE’S, RED-FACED and OLIVE WARBLERS, PAINTED REDSTART, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, GREEN-TAILED, SPOTTED, ABERT’S and CANYON TOWHEES, RUFOUS-WINGED, RUFOUS-CROWNED, BOTTERI’S, FIVE-STRIPED and GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, YELLOW-EYED JUNCO, HEPATIC TANAGER, PYRRHULOXIA, BLACK-HEADED and BLUE GROSBEAKS, LAZULI BUNTING, BRONZED COWBIRD and HOODED, BULLOCK’S and SCOTT’S ORIOLES.
Wow! And we saw more than a hundred other species that I haven’t even mentioned.
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