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Bird #594 — Botteri’s Sparrow

peucaea botterii Pima County, Arizona — side road off Madera Canyon Road near Florida Wash Thursday, May 12, 2022 — 9:21 am I sat in my room on Wednesday night and wondered if I’d stayed in Patagonia too long. I … Continue reading

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Bird #593 — Five-striped Sparrow

amphispiza quinquestriata Santa Cruz County, Arizona — Coronado National Forest — Montosa Canyon Wednesday, May 11, 2022 — 8:50 am I never thought I’d add this bird to my life list. All I knew about it was that birders who … Continue reading

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Bird #592 — Thick-billed Kingbird

tyrannus crassirostris Tumacacori, Arizona — Santa Gertrudis Lane Wednesday, May 11, 2022 — 6:51 am It really shouldn’t be this easy. I continued down Santa Gertrudis Lane to the east, through the mesquite grove, until I came to a strip … Continue reading

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Bird #591 — Rufous-winged Sparrow

peucaea carpalis Tumacacori, Arizona — Santa Gertrudis Lane Wednesday, May 11, 2022 — 6:34 am This sparrow had flown under my radar until I compiled a list of Arizona specialties. It’s seen regularly at Paton’s in Patagonia so I figured … Continue reading

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Bird #590 — Whiskered Screech-Owl

megascops trichopsis Santa Cruz County, Arizona — Coronado National Forest — Harshaw Road Monday, May 9, 2022 — 9:38 pm During the three hours we birded up and down Harshaw Road, we saw four vehicles. All four of them were … Continue reading

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