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Aug 14 2019
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Ash spring, AZ 
Ash spring, AZ
 
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Hiking2.14 Miles 544 AEG
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Jan 07 2019
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Roper Lake Strikes Again, AZ 
Roper Lake Strikes Again, AZ
 
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I found an apparent Iceland (Thayer's) Gull - a first year bird - Monday on Roper Lake. If accepted by the Arizona Bird Committee review process, it will be a first for Graham County and all of Southeastern AZ.
Birding is fun! :D :y:
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Jan 04 2019
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Graham County Birds, AZ 
Graham County Birds, AZ
 
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The crazy weather kept me close to home to start the year, but I still managed to get my year list off to a decent start - 50 different kinds of birds in the first four days, including several lifers already.
Eastern Bluebirds were a highlight, but the random blue-morph Snow Goose I stumbled upon today was a pretty exciting find ... and I finally saw the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Roper that all the other local birders had already managed to see before me.
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Jan 02 2019
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Roper Lake State ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Woke up to a near blizzard.
Had to take my cat to the vet - roads were a nightmare!
Came home and dug out my Grand Canyon winter gear to take a hike around the lake - it was great! :)
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Dec 29 2018
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Roper Lake State ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Got two more (unexpected) life birds today! I had been looking for Cedar Waxwings for a while - totally worth the wait. And a California Gull - third different Gull on the lake in three days. :y:
That makes my total for the year 180, almost all in AZ - not bad considering I am new at this and didn't get serious until summer ... gonna try for 250 in 2019! :D
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Dec 20 2018
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Gillespie Wash Coronado NF, AZ 
Gillespie Wash Coronado NF, AZ
 
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Hiked downstream one mile at birding speed.
Very birdy - there were many more than I could identify, but I got my lifer Lawrence's Goldfinches and saw White-throated Sparrows for the first time other than one in my yard recently. Spotted Towhees are always fun to see, and there were Cardinals and Pyrrhuloxia's.
I wore my brightest orange shirt (2013 AZ Snowbowl Climb to Conquer Cancer), and didn't get shot at. Pretty sure there were other eyes on me at times, but only ran into one side-by-side with 2 men and a woman - I had met the guys previously while looking for the Ringed Kingfisher ... we talked for a couple minutes and they said they had "glassed up" a lion just past where I turned around, and a few bucks.
Glorious day out there in some fantastic habitat.
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Dec 07 2018
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Roper Lake State ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Yes! :y:
After weeks of waiting and watching hopefully, my lifer White-throated Sparrow (uncommon to rare in this area) finally showed up in my yard, among some White-crowned Sparrows ... glad I looked closely!
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Dec 05 2018
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Reay Lane Reclamation Ponds & MarshTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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A birder friend texted me this morning that the gates were open and Wood Ducks were present, so it was time to finally check out this local eBird hotspot!
It's not 100% clear that this location is public, so it felt like a bit of a caper. I only drove 150 or so yards inside the gate - and never saw another vehicle or person, so no sweat.
Quickly found the Wood Ducks, and got decent photos of a beautiful female Northern Harrier. Noted Northern Shovelers and Green-winged Teals. Got a Least Sandpiper, and a surprise lifer - the very spiffy-looking Wilson's Snipe!
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Dec 04 2018
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Graham County Regional Park, AZ 
Graham County Regional Park, AZ
 
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Quick visit to try for 3 lifers - got 2.
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Nov 28 2018
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Miller Canyon Trail #106Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Hiking2.71 Miles 690 AEG
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A little more hiking than birding today.
First hike in Miller Canyon Wilderness.
Drove 240 miles rt and hiked a few more in search of Rufous-capped Warblers ... didn't find them, but that's how it goes sometimes.
Beautiful place and day for exploring. Only saw one guy and dog, on my way back. And four deer in three different encounters.
This Sierra Vista area is starting to grow on me. :D
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Nov 21 2018
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Patagonia Lake State Park - Birding Tra, AZ 
Patagonia Lake State Park - Birding Tra, AZ
 
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Birding1.77 Miles 31 AEG
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My only previous visit to PALA had been for work, helping out with their annual Mariachi Festival. I kept wanting to come back to hike and bird - it is the state's #1 hotspot on ebird, after all ... 318 species! - but had only spent time at Paton's and the Sonoita Creek Preserve on my trips to the area.
My main target for this day was to get my first Green Kingfisher (GRKI), to complete the trifecta of North American Kingfishers - a feat that up until my RIKI showed up in October, would have only been possible in South Texas. The GRKI is the smallest (only 7-8 inches), and hardest to find since they are easily overlooked - perching on roots and small branches very low to the water. The fish they eat are only 1-2 inces long, so they have to be close to the water to even see them. The only place in the US they can be seen regularly is South Texas (like the RIKI),and the Arizona population is considered to be accidental, or "rare stragglers" - though they seem to be increasing.
Spotted a White-tailed Kite swooping low over the road and on down a wash just before I reached the town of Patagonia ... nice start to the day. I'm pretty sure I've seen them a couple times before, but this was my first good enough look to count, so it was Lifer number one for the day. :)
Once I arrived at the Park I went straight to the Birding Trail - it starts with an informational kiosk which has a list of the most recent sightings, among other things. Next is a very nice little seating area with several nectar and seed feeders and a view of the lake - I am immediately envious of this and wish I had one at Roper. Very soon the trail goes down a hill and through a gate and then you are at lake level. It doesn't take long to see why this is such a favorite place of so many birds - it's an amazing habitat! The trail meanders through bosques, along marshes, and across washes, and there are often several paths to choose from if you are trying to stay close to the lake ... the choices get more numerous and indistinct the farther you go. Many cow patties to dodge, and occasional cows. Not sure why they are allowed to be here - would be much nicer if they weren't!
The GRKI has been seen regularly near the mouth of Sonoita Creek, so as I got closer to that I tried to check the shoreline more often. I was stooped under a low tree, scanning, when a lady in a kayak spotted me and called out (loudly, three times :-$ ) "Is that you, Bill? Hello?" I finally turned and as I said "I'm not Bill", I saw a small Kingfisher fly past silently! My only impression was "small" - couldn't discern color or anything. I was really hoping that wouldn't be my only glimpse as I proceeded on towards the creek after the bird.
Reached the creek, took a quick look around, and then a break amid the mooing sounds coming from just upstream. When I resumed hiking I started upstream, but only went about 20 feet before I stopped to scan the likely perches upstream and spotted my GRKI right away! :D She was perched in the shade so I couldn't get great pics, but good enough, and I watched her dive for fish several times. After a few minutes she flew back downstream right past me and perched a little closer to allow for slightly better pics, saw her actually catch and eat something this time. She is so freaking cute - like the descriptions say "like a sparrow with a heron's bill" ... adorable. Eventually she flew back along the shore and out of sight, but this time she was calling so I got to hear her too - sounding more like an insect than a bird. Lifer number two for the day.
Super happy about this success, I started heading back when it occurred to me that since I had been lucky enough to see RIKI and a BEKI the day before, that I had just now scored all three US Kingfishers in less than 24 hours! Certainly the first time that's been done in Arizona, and not even possible anywhere else except S. Texas - cool! :DANCE:
I was strolling along happily watching the Yellow-rumped Warblers, Bridled Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, etc when I approached the wash/creek that I had crossed earlier on a small wobbly log and kept my feet dry. However this time there were 10-12 cows spread out around the area blocking my route. I tried to get around, but it was way too bushwacky ... tried to get around another way - more cows. Dang I may be here a while! Two birders showed up on the other side and we waved and shrugged at each other. Eventually I got bold and slipped past the gentlest-looking cow and quickly waded straight across the water - no longer trapped, but stuck with wet feet for the rest of the day.
Chatted with the birders - I had met Babs before when she came to Roper to try for the RIKI - and gave her directions to the GRKI ... we parted ways as she and her friend were preparing to get wet feet and cross through the cows.
After I finished the hike I went exploring around the rest of the Park - checked out the campgrounds, marina, climbed the bridge, visited the Visitor's Center (more envy on my part - their VC is fanatstic, inside and out!). A very nice day here, and a great Park to visit when it's not too busy ... if it weren't for the (rather rowdy) crowds that this large lake attracts in the summer, it would be an ideal place for me to work.
Very happy with my day, I decided to forgo any further stops on the way home - but still scored another White-tailed Kite as I drove past Las Cienegas on Hwy 82. 33 species all together - which I believe is my best day by the numbers.
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Nov 20 2018
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Reid Park - Tucson, AZ 
Reid Park - Tucson, AZ
 
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Birding1.23 Miles 11 AEG
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I wouldn't normally drive 120 miles to bird a city park, but between Reid and Lakeside they had four lifers waiting for me so I had to go look!
Got 3 of the 4. :)
Reid Park is really nice! Lakeside Park is a shameful mess of trash, plastic, and fishing line ... a death-trap for birds.
To top off my day, I relocated my first state record Ringed Kingfisher after she hadn't been seen in nearly a month! So happy to see her alive and well, and she even looks more mature now!
Amazing day of birding - happy late birthday to me! - and I still have two more days to enjoy ... planning on Patagonia for lifer Green Kingfisher tonorrow. :)
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Nov 08 2018
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Gillespie Wash, AZ 
Gillespie Wash, AZ
 
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Hiking2.07 Miles 102 AEG
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Down Gillespie Wash from Hwy 266.
Several hunter's camps at the trailhead, but I only heard one set of shots and they were far off in the distance.
Water flowing all the way down to where I turned around.
Pretty decent bird action - Spotted Towhees, Green-tailed Towhees, and the winter Sparrows, Rufous-capped, Chipping, Lincoln's, White-crowned.
Glorious day to be wandering up and down a flowing wash in the bright sun - I can see why the birds like it! :lol:
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Oct 11 2018
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Dankworth Pond State ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Exactly one week after the first sighting, I succeeded in re-locating and getting the best photos yet of my 1st state record Ringed Kingfisher! :y: :D
There have been at least dozens, if not a hundred or more, birders here searching Roper, Dankworth, and all the other little ponds around here for the past week. She is quite shy - for such a little explorer - but she is definitely the most famous bird in AZ now ... undoubtedly many more birders coming to search now!





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Oct 04 2018
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Roper Lake - 1st AZ Record Ringed Kingfisher, AZ 
Roper Lake - 1st AZ Record Ringed Kingfisher, AZ
 
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Just another little bird walk around my Park, nothing special - except that I found and photographed the first Ringed Kingfisher EVER recorded in Arizona! :y:
Photos are terrible, but they show the diagnostic rusty red undertail ... I'm still waiting for Ebird to accept it, but all the bird experts in my Facebook groups are convinced. And they are freaking out! The Park is going to be flooded with birders this weekend!
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Sep 27 2018
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Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Hiking2.30 Miles 10 AEG
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Don't you love it when a series of impulsive decisions lead you to be in exactly the right place at exactly the right time?! That was my day today. :D
As of yesterday I wasn't even sure I'd be going out today - part of me wanted to sit at home and watch the Kavanaugh hearings. By bedtime last night, though, I had pretty much decided I would take a nice short half day trip to bird the St. David Monastery and Lake Cochise. But - prone to change my mind as I am - this morning I kept thinking about the American Redstart that has been hanging out at Paton's in Patagonia ... AMRE is very rare in Arizona, last seen at Paton's in 1994 ... I also had a facebook post on my mind - a photo of two young Mountain Lions posted by a volunteer at the Patagonia Sonoita Creek Preserve. So at 6:30 I hit the road towards Patagonia.
Spent an hour at Paton's - saw about 20 different species of birds and had good conversation with the volunteers. No American Redstart in evidence.
Drove down Blue Haven Road to the Preserve Visitor Center - paid my $6, saw the Mountain Lion warning signs, chatted with the volunteer, and bought a poster. Then drove halfway back up the road to the primitive trailhead there, with no real plan.
After consulting my little map, decided to make a loop of the Railroad Trail and the Creek Trail.
Saw deer and squirrels along the Railroad, then had a close encounter with a Javelina along the creek. I was standing still and he was making his was up the stream ... he didn't know I was there until he stopped about 6 feet away and started sniffing the air in my direction. After a couple photos, I said - softly - "Hi piggy", and he turned tail and shot off.
Next up were more deer in the field and some birds.
Then when I reached the junction where I intended to loop back to my car, I looked at the map again and saw the Spring Trail and the Cienega Loop very close by in the other direction - thought that sounded nice and decided to add it. Good decision.
Soon saw a mama and baby deer - very cute!
About halfway around this spontaneous loop, I crouched down to take a photo of a sign, then as I stood back up I looked at the tree to my right and found myself making eye contact with a Mountain Lion! The tree was 10 feet away, and she was 15 feet up on a horizontal limb ... for a total of just 25 feet between us!
When I remembered to breathe - and function - I said "Hi kitty", took three photos, and began slowly backing up. I knew there were two young ones from the previous photo I had seen, and obviously a mama cat around somewhere ...
Once I backed out of sight, my adrenaline really kicked in and my heart pounded! I also did a little celebration dance. :y:
A minute later, a squirrel startled me and I just about jumped out of my skin! :lol:
The mammal show wasn't quite done yet - I had one more close encounter, this time with a coati - on the hike back.
Drove back to the V.C. because I couldn't wait to tell someone. Then another quick stop at Paton's to show them my pics and try for the AMRE one more time - still didn't see it, but can't say I cared too much by this point.
Stopped at Lake Cochise on the way home to see all the water and shore birds, and managed to get a couple lifers.
Awesome, amazing day!!


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Sep 19 2018
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Gillespie Wash, AZ 
Gillespie Wash, AZ
 
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Hiking1.43 Miles 78 AEG
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Not the best day for my first visit to Gillespie Wash, a Graham County Hotspot on Ebird ... rained on and off the whole time, saw only about ten birds. Did still manage to get a lifer though - Vesper Sparrow! And only my second or third Green-tailed Towhee.
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Sep 13 2018
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Catwalk National Recreation TrailSouthwest, NM
Southwest, NM
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Another stay at Los Olmos, another Catwalk hike/bird, and this time I did several walks around the Glenwood Fish Hatchery, too - a trail around the backside of the trout pond at L.O. takes you right onto the Hatchery's birding trail! :)
Still some blackberries to be found!
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Aug 29 2018
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Paton Center/Patagonia-Sonoita Creek, AZ 
Paton Center/Patagonia-Sonoita Creek, AZ
 
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Woke up in Green Valley - or maybe Sahuarita, who knows? - this morning and decided to bag the contemplated Bog/Kent Springs Loop hike in favor of Patagonia birding.
Took a fun, scenic route from the I19 to Ruby Road and S. River Road, to the 82 into Patagonia. Passed by the turnoff to Patagonia Lake State Park - thought I might return to bird there after first hitting Paton's.
All I can say about Tucson Audubon's Paton Center For Hummingbirds is WOW! My long anticipated first visit did not disappoint! Trust me, even if you are not "into" birds, this place is worth a stop if you're in Patagonia.
There must have been at least a hundred hummingbirds of 5 or 6 different species, as well as many, many other birds, butterflies, caterpillars, lizards, squirrels, and deer.
My target life birds for this visit - the reason I choose Patagonia for the day - were the Violet-crowned Hummingbird and the Yellow-billed Cuckoo. No Cuckoos were in evidence, but the unique beauty of the Violet-crowned more than made up for it! :y:
The very colorful Broad-billed Hummers were fun to watch, but each time the Violet came into view he made me catch my breath - that may be my favorite new bird of the year!
Hiked the Nature Conservancy Trail for a while from Paton's, then drove the rest of the way to the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve and hiked around there a bit. Saw my first Cassin's Kingbird there.
The Patagonia area is incredibly lush and green right now. I could totally live there.
Driving between Sonoita and Elgin on the way home, I got a good look at a gorgeous herd of 10 or 12 Pronghorns off the road - unfortunately there was no place to pull over so I still don't have any good photos of Pronghorns.

Paton Center for Hummingbirds (Patons' Yard), Santa Cruz, Arizona, US
Aug 29, 2018 9:15 AM - 11:05 AM
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15 species

Gambel's Quail 1
White-winged Dove 3
Mourning Dove 4
Black-chinned Hummingbird 1
Anna's Hummingbird 1
Rufous Hummingbird 1
Broad-billed Hummingbird 6
Violet-crowned Hummingbird 1
Gila Woodpecker 3
Cassin's Kingbird 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Curve-billed Thrasher 1
Lesser Goldfinch 20
Abert's Towhee 1
Blue Grosbeak 1
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Aug 28 2018
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Juan Bautista De Anza Trail Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Followed up an appointment in Tucson with a bit of birding and a night in Green Valley.
Did a different portion of the De Anza trail than last time ... looking for Rose-throated Becards, but no luck.
Quite the Cottonwood and Willow jungle here - great spot even in the middle of the day. Heard tons more birds than I could see.
Also saw bunnies, one deer, squirrels, one toad, lizards, stink-bugs, and large numbers of grasshoppers and butterflies. And two other birders.

De Anza Trail--Tumacacori, Santa Cruz, Arizona, US
Aug 28, 2018 1:50 PM - 5:20 PM
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13 species (+1 other taxa)

Greater Roadrunner 5
hummingbird sp. 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Gila Woodpecker 5
Black Phoebe 2
Vermilion Flycatcher 1
Tropical Kingbird 1
Bell's Vireo (Arizona) 3
Bridled Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West) 1
Lesser Goldfinch 10
Rufous-winged Sparrow 4
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Summer Tanager 2
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