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Bird #589 — Elf Owl

micrathene whitneyi Santa Cruz County, Arizona — Coronado National Forest — Harshaw Road Monday, May 9, 2022 — 7:44 pm I hired a local guy online to take me owling and show me Elf, Whiskered-Screech, and Spotted Owls, and a … Continue reading

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Bird #584 — Ruddy Ground-Dove

columbina talpacoti Patagonia, Arizona — Paton Center for Hummingbirds Sunday, May 8, 2022 — 5:11 pm First of all, let me say that the Latin name of this bird sounds like a pasta dish at a fancy Italian restaurant. This … Continue reading

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Bird #574 — Mexican Chickadee

poecile sclateri Cochise County, Arizona — Coronado National Forest — Rustler Park Friday, May 6, 2022 — 12:46 pm The Mexican Chickadee looks and acts very much like the other chickadees. It’s grayer, with no warm color and distinctly gray … Continue reading

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50 Birds!

I hadn’t done any intense birding in a while, so I set out with the goal of seeing 50 birds. In Illinois, in any month other than November-February, this would be easily attainable. Not in Colorado. But I persevered and … Continue reading

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Back to Clear Spring Ranch

I couldn’t stand the thought of wandering locally to bird yet again, so I drove down to the south end of the county to Clear Spring Ranch. Nothing exciting had been reported from there, so other birders didn’t flock to … Continue reading

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