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Day 11 – Tombstone to Willcox, AZ

November 17, 2017

Tombstone to Willcox, AZ is one of the greatest birding areas in southeastern Arizona. Of course, that is only my opinion. Lots of hawks, ducks, and sandhill cranes dot the countryside as well as numerous passerines that winter here. After visiting the town of Tombstone for a look see we headed out and turned left on […]

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Day 10 – Nogales to Tombstone, AZ

November 16, 2017

Today we went from Nogales to Tombstone, AZ and it was a 2-B day. Great Birthday and Good Birding. After breakfast, we drove to Patagonia Lake State Park. This is a place that we go to every time we are in Arizona as it is so pretty and the lake is full of birds. Perfect spot […]

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Glaucous-Winged Gull Eating A Starfish

October 18, 2017

Yesterday while I was enjoying a walk down Whiffin Spit I stumbled across a Glaucous-winged gull eating a starfish. I had been scouring the parking lot and nearby area just to see if the Lark sparrow was still there, but either its flown away or was somewhere I couldn’t see. Thought I might just continue […]

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Red-breasted Sapsucker – An Unexpected Visitor

September 30, 2017

Unexpectedly a Red-breasted Sapsucker arrived in the yard today. Not just one sapsucker, but two of them. In the past, I have sometimes seen them in the cedar trees here, but they are usually quite high up and you can hear them more than see them. I was just coming in the house and heard a […]

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No Horns On The Horned Lark

September 23, 2017

Well… actually the Horned Lark did have horns, he just wasn’t sharing them on that day. Instead, he was just quietly going about his or her business. It all started with the Lark Sparrow. I met Cathy at Whiffin Spit to see if it could be found again. As mentioned in my last post, we […]

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Lark Sparrow… All Eyes On Deck

September 21, 2017

Yesterday I found an unusual bird in the shape of a Lark Sparrow. I went to Whiffin Spit which is one of my favourite haunts in the non-summer months. Summer has a tendency to bring out everyone and their dogs wanting to enjoy the beach and the birding suffers. Whiffin Spit was once a place […]

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Marbled Godwit – Rare For This Area

September 20, 2017

Finding a marbled godwit is rare sighting for this area. Which means it occurs most years but usually few records per year. One may go for years and never see one and only hear the rumours of one being around. I had to go into Lanford yesterday, so I did a roundabout route and stopped […]

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3 Tips To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Yard

August 20, 2017

If these little birds aren’t visiting your yard or if you want to see more of them, here are 3 easy tips to attract hummingbirds to your yard. Over the years I have tried many different methods to attract hummingbirds to my garden and yard and have narrowed them down to these three. ONE This […]

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Northern Rough-Winged Swallow Feeding Young

July 26, 2017

Taking a walk at Muir Creek yesterday I was privileged to see a Northern rough-winged swallow feeding young. Hearing a lot of chattering I looked up and there was a Northern rough-winged swallow that had apparently fledged as it was no longer in the nest but was still requiring the parent to feed it. I don’t often […]

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Stalking The Rare, Elusive California Quail

July 14, 2017

I did not start out today stalking the rare, elusive California quail, but what can one do when one hears unmistakable quail like noises coming from the underbrush. I looked, I searched and I hunted the noise. I caught momentary glimpses of them in the underbrush.  I took pictures and it was like “where’s Waldo” […]

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