Category Archives: Birds

Arizona Birding Adventure

I had been birding for five years when my wife and I spent a week in Tucson with my parents in 1984. They liked birds, although they weren’t hard-core listers. On many of the days during that March/April trip, we … Continue reading

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Bird #594 — Rosy-faced Lovebird

agapornis roseicollis Chandler, Arizona — CVS Pharmacy on Chandler Boulevard Friday, May 13 — 3:21 pm When I planned the trip to Arizona, I had eBird generate a list of most-frequently seen birds that weren’t on my life list. This … Continue reading

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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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