parus (titmouse) wollweberi (given in 1850 by Charles Lucien Bonaparte for Wollweber, a 19th-century traveler and collector of birds in Mexico)
Sunday, April 1, 1984 — 11:55 am
Patagonia, Arizona — Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Sanctuary
The sanctuary is owned by the Nature Conservancy, an organization that protects wild lands by buying them instead of through political lobbying. I joined as result of this visit, but had to quit when money got tight after Bethany came along.
The Bridled Titmouses were foraging rapidly about in the small trees and bushes along the creek. They looked just like Tufted Titmouses except for the striking black and white head pattern.