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April 9th, 2014
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Sweetwater, Florida & Madera Canyons, Patagonia

A repeat of what was going to be the full Birdathon route, with British birder Steve Younger, yielding a satisfying 112 species.

Sweetwater Wetlands:
Seven duck species, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, SORA, BLACK-NECKED STILT, AMERICAN AVOCET, GREATER ROADRUNNER.

American Avocet

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Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Round-tailed Ground-Squirrel

Lisa Frank Ave, Tucson:
BURROWING OWL.

Florida Canyon (the 0.6 miles down canyon from the parking area):
Pair of BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS in the same location as two days ago.
Also, GRAY HAWK, ZONE-TAILED HAWK, COSTA’S HUMMINGBIRD, TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW, LAZULI BUNTING.

Zone-tailed Hawk

Madera Canyon:
Six hummingbird species, NORTHERN BEARDLESS-TYRANNULET (Proctor Rd), ARIZONA WOODPECKER, HEPATIC TANAGER, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, CASSIN’S FINCH (Santa Rita Lodge).

Arizona Woodpecker

Arizona Woodpecker

Cassin's Finch

Cassin's Finch

Hepatic Tanager

Painted Redstart

Rufous Hummingbird

White-breasted Nuthatch

Arizona Gray Squirrel

Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds, Patagonia:
BLACK VULTURE, DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER, INCA DOVE, singing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE, LARK and BLACK-THROATED SPARROW, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, LAZULI BUNTING.

Broad-billed and Violet-crowned Hummingbirds

Broad-billed and Violet-crowned Hummingbirds

Lark Sparrow

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Patagonia Roadside Rest:
WHITE-THROATED SWIFT, PEREGRINE FALCON.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Patagonia Lake Road:
COSTA’S HUMMINGBIRD, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, RUFOUS-CROWNED and BOTTERI’S SPARROW.

Nogales International Airport:
A surprise GRAY HAWK perched in a roadside mesquite just southwest of the airport, somewhat out of habitat.

 

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