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August 7th, 2011
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Fun Birding Workshop Shorebird Special

Swainsons-Hawk-Willcox-11-0807-02Lake Cochise had no gulls, no terns, relatively few shorebirds and very few ducks. With some effort we recorded ten shorebird species: KILLDEER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, BLACK-NECKED STILT, AMERICAN AVOCET, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, WESTERN SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER and WILSON’S PHALAROPES. […]

July 24th, 2011
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Dancing Deer

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July 24th, 2011
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July Workshop: Hummingbird Special 2

Blue-throated-Hummingbird-Ramsey-Canyon-11-0724-05Battiste’s Bed, Breakfast and Birds provided a veritable avian feast, with a male LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD, a probable ALLEN’S HUMMINGBIRD (I couldn’t tell if it was the same as Tony’s confirmed one), lots of RUFOUS, ANNA’S, BROAD-BILLED and BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRDS and a host of other birds from eye-popping cardinals to the entertaining antics of the resident ACORN WOODPECKERS. […]

July 16th, 2011
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Ramsey Canyon Black Bear

Black-Bear-Ramsey-Canyon-11-0716-84Moments after leaving the visitor center, Jenise spotted a BLACK BEAR up ahead, the cinnamon cub. I was thrilled! I’d never seen a bear in the wild in Arizona before. This amiable character allowed a close approach and spent the next 90 minutes foraging around the base of an oak tree before climbing the tree in seconds and feeding on early acorns. It was a fantastic experience! […]