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Neat places to bird – area near Tucson, Arizona

I spent August 13-20, 2014 in the Tucson area.  The reason for the trip was to attend the Tucson Bird and Wildlife Festival.  The festival was based at the Riverpark Inn in Tucson.  There were daily guided field trips, a large room at the Inn for displays and booths.  A great supper was provided Friday and Saturday evenings.  Following the meals, there were speakers.  Fridaty evening the speaker was Robert Mesta.  His presentation was about the work that has been done over the past 20 years or so to save a number of endangered species.  Saturday, the keynote speaker was Steve Howell.  His presentation was about “rare” birds that have been found north of the Mexican border.

The field trip I participated in on Friday was to the California Gulch and the backroads in that area.  On Saturday, the field trip I participated in was to the Huachuca Mountains.  We went to the Ash Canyon Bed and Breakfast, Miller Canyon and up the side of the mountain by way of Carr Canyon.  On Sunday, the field trip I participated in was to Madera Canyon (including a visit to the Santa Rita Lodge.

Here is a list of the birds I saw while staying in Tucson.  The ones shown in red were LIFERS!!!!!

1 Montezuma Quail
2 Wild Turkey
3 Black Vulture
4 Turkey Vulture
5 Cooper’s Hawk
6 Harris’s Hawk
7 Gray Hawk
8 Swainson’s Hawk
9 Red-tailed Hawk
10 Golden Eagle
11 American Coot
12 Rock Pigeon
13 Band-tailed Pigeon
14 White-winged Dove
15 Mourning Dove
16 Ince Dove
17 Common Ground-Dove
18 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
19 Greater Roadrunner
20 Common Nighthawk
21 Magnificent Hummingbird
22 Plain-capped Starthroat
23 Lucifer Hummingbird
24 Black-chinned Hummingbird
25 Anna’s Hummingbird
26 Broad-tailed Hummingbird
27 Rufous Hummingbird
28 Calliope Hummingbird
29 Broad-billed Hummingbird
30 Violet-crowned Hummingbird
31 White-eared Hummingbird
32 Elegant Trogon
33 Acorn Woodpecker
34 Gila Woodpecker
35 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
36 Arizona Woodpecker
37 Northern Flicker
38 American Kestrel
39 Peregrine Falcon
40 Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet
41 Olive-sided Flycatcher
42 Greater Pewee
43 Western-Wood Pewee
44 Gray Flycatcher
45 Buff-breasted Flycatcher
46 Black Phoebe
47 Say’s Phoebe
48 Vermilion Flycatcher
49 Ash-throated Flycatcher
50 Brown-crested Flycatcher
51 Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
52 Cassin’s Kingbird
53 Thick-billed Kingbird
54 Western Kingbird
55 Loggerhead Shrike
56 Bell’s Vireo
57 Plumbeous Vireo
58 Hutton’s Vireo
59 Warbling
60 Western Scrub-Jay
61 Mexican Jay
62 Chihuahuan Raven
63 Common Raven
64 Purple Martin
65 Tree Swallow
66 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
67 Barn Swallow
68 Bridled Titmouse
69 Verdin
70 Bushtit
71 White-breasted Nuthatch
72 Pygmy Nuthatch
73 Brown Creeper
74 Rock Wren
75 Canyon Wren
76 House Wren
77 Bewick’s Wren
78 Cactus Wren
79 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
80 Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
81 Black-capped Gnatcatcher
82 Eastern Bluebird
83 Hermit Thrush
84 American Robin
85 Curve-billed Thrasher
86 Northern Mockingbird
87 Phainopepla
88 Orange-crowned Warbler
89 Nashville Warbler
90 Common Yellowthroat
91 Yellow Warbler
92 Yellow-rumped Warbler
93 Grace’s Warbler
94 Black-throated Gray Warbler
95 Hermit Warbler
96 Wilson’s Warbler
97 Painted Redstart
98 Yellow-breasted Chat
99 Spotted Towhee
100 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
101 Canyon Towhee
102 Abert’s Towhee
103 Rufous-winged Sparrow
104 Botteri’s Sparrow
105 Cassin’s Sparrow
106 Chipping Sparrow
107 Lark Sparrow
108 Five-stripped Sparrow
109 Black-throated Sparrow
110 Yellow-eyed Junco
111 Summer Tanager
112 Western Tanager
113 Northern Cardinal
114 Pyrrhuloxia
115 Black-headed Grosbeak
116 Blue Grosbeak
117 Lazuli Bunting
118 Indigo Bunting
119 Varied Bunting
120 Painted Bunting
121 Great-tailed Grackle
122 Brown-headed Cowbird
123 Hooded Oriole
124 House Finch
125 Lesser Goldfinch
126 House Sparrow

 

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