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Five-Striped Sparrow - Amphispizopsis quinquestriata

Five-Striped Sparrow

Thick-Billed Kingbird - Tyrannus crassirostris

Thick-Billed Kingbird

Violet-Crowned Hummingbird - Leucolia violiceps

Violet-Crowned Hummingbird

Blue-Throated Mountain-Gem - Lampornis clemenciae

Blue-Throated Mountain-Gem

Red-Headed Woodpecker - Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Red-Headed Woodpecker


Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus

Great Horned Owl

Elf Owl - Micrathene whitneyi

Elf Owl

Burrowing Owl - Athene cunicularia

Burrowing Owl

Western Screech-Owl - Megascops kennicottii


White-Faced Ibis - Plegadis chihi

White-Faced Ibis

Latest Posts

2023-07-14 Five-Stripe Fever in Box Canyon

Five-Striped Sparrow - Amphispizopsis quinquestriata The Five-Striped Sparrow is a bird I had longed to meet. For more than a decade I tried, but never managed to be at the right place at the right time. While chatting with the manager at Paton’s, he gave me some directions to follow. So late Thursday afternoon I drove away west on AZ-82 ... Read more

2023-07-13 Paton's In Patagonia

Ladder-Backed Woodpecker - Dryobates scalaris My day at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds Thursday was lovely. I came early and stayed late. I spent some quality time with the site manager. He provided me with background information about what the Tucson Audubon Society has planned for this facility.  There was a lot of excitement surrounding the Thick-Billed Kingbird, and the ... Read more

2023-07-12 Arizona's Huachuca Canyon

Elegant Trogon - Trogon elegans After coming off the Chiricahua Mountains Monday and getting breakfast in Sunsites, I pushed my way over roads I’d not traveled in a very long time. It carried me through Tombstone and Charleston. I paid a visit to the Charleston Bridge, a place I had spent time twenty years ago. The old steel single-track bridge ... Read more

2023-07-11 Over The Chiricahua Mountains

Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana When my time with the Cave Creek birds concluded, I ascended the Chiricahua Mountains. It seemed to me most of the up-slope birds were smart enough to hide from the heat. I stopped to look and listen for birds and sniff the air. I kept hoping I’d find Mexican Chickadees, but it was not to ... Read more

2023-07-10 Cave Creek, Portal, AZ

Blue-Throated Mountain-Gem - Lampornis clemenciae Last year, I passed through Portal, but storms were drenching the upper slopes of the Chiricahuas, and I didn’t feel much like lingering. If it feels right this year, I hope to stick around longer. At the top of my list of birds I hoped to meet, was the Mexican Chickadee. I have had eyes ... Read more

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