Category Archives: Birds

Bird #597 — Brown Booby

sula leucogaster Cherokee Village, Arkansas — Lake Thunderbird Monday, September 12, 2022 — 10:20 am On Friday, a message came through on ARBIRD (the Arkansas birder e-mail group) that a Brown Booby was seen on Lake Thunderbird. The bird was … Continue reading

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Bird #596 — Swallow-tailed Kite

elanoides forficatus Kelso, Arkansas — Baxter Road Sunday, August 28, 2022 — 11:14 am I woke up late on this Sunday, expecting to spend another day sitting around watching Magnum P.I. reruns and reading while we wait to take occupancy … Continue reading

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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 #595 — 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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