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Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 5, 2018 - 11:09am PT
Any suggestions on birding venues near the ASU campus in Tempe, Az? I'll be there for a 3 day conference this weekend. I may or may not have a car(*1).

Thanks
Darwin

*1, if something shows up, I might be willing to rent and drive.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2018 - 12:23pm PT
Tough w/o wheels. Three parks along the ‘river’ within spitting distance of campus.
Dunno about slightly further afield - usually try to get thru Phoenix ASAP.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Oct 5, 2018 - 01:19pm PT
Love at first sight
Love at first sight
Credit: StahlBro
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Oct 5, 2018 - 01:36pm PT
Looks like some good spots pretty near. Along the river and the Desert Botanical Garden (~3 mi) have the most species.
eBird Hotspots

Here's a screenshot:
Credit: Tony
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Oct 7, 2018 - 10:30pm PT
Sandhill cranes are back, resting up on their journeys south.







DMT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 7, 2018 - 10:41pm PT
Red was mildly indignant but proud enough not to let it show...

Credit: Reilly
Credit: Reilly

In the end though he couldn’t help expressing his righteousness...
Credit: Reilly
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Oct 10, 2018 - 06:47am PT
Cool shots of those Cranes ding!

I've been slack'in so here's a few though the files are small so maybe they won't come out too good. Some of these bird species I'm sure I've shared before so they aren't necessarily "new".

Blackwing Kite
Blackwing Kite
Credit: Delhi Dog

Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Credit: Delhi Dog

Grey Indian Hornbill
Grey Indian Hornbill
Credit: Delhi Dog

Indian Roller
Indian Roller
Credit: Delhi Dog

Jungle Babbler
Jungle Babbler
Credit: Delhi Dog

Little Green BeeEaters
Little Green BeeEaters
Credit: Delhi Dog

A couple of Pied Cuckoos
A couple of Pied Cuckoos
Credit: Delhi Dog

Red Wattled Lapwing-juv
Red Wattled Lapwing-juv
Credit: Delhi Dog

Red Wattled Lapwing
Red Wattled Lapwing
Credit: Delhi Dog

Rose-Ring Parakeet
Rose-Ring Parakeet
Credit: Delhi Dog


and an attempt at "painting" a Baya Weaver bird

Baya Weaver
Baya Weaver
Credit: Delhi Dog

edit:
forgot this badass who kept me company in Aus last year...

Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo
Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo
Credit: Delhi Dog
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Oct 10, 2018 - 08:09am PT
Great share, Delhi Dog!

Bird names are so funny
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Oct 11, 2018 - 06:23am PT
Bird bump

Wire-tailed Swallow
Wire-tailed Swallow
Credit: Delhi Dog

I'm particular happy that I managed to see + photo these guys which are on the critically endangered list.

Hooded Plover family
Hooded Plover family
Credit: Delhi Dog

Hooded Plover-imm
Hooded Plover-imm
Credit: Delhi Dog

Hooded Plover#2
Hooded Plover#2
Credit: Delhi Dog

Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 11, 2018 - 11:22am PT
Thanks for those Delhi.


This backyard bird made my day yesterday, and there were a pair of them. They are big, aren't they?

Credit: Darwin


Credit: Darwin
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2018 - 11:34am PT
Thanks, Delhi! Lovely shots! You do realize how spoiled you are? 😁
I saw a Spotted Towhee yesterday! 😺

Darwin, BITD those lovelies were very few and far between in Seattle.
I wonder what has brought them back? If anything there are fewer trees today but maybe
the remainders are older and more ‘buggy’? Course that is a strange tree yours is feasting on.
Dick Danger

Trad climber
Lakewood, Colorado
Oct 11, 2018 - 11:45am PT
Cassowary. Aggressive, omnivorous bird.
Man eater.
Man eater.
Credit: Dick Danger
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 11, 2018 - 04:41pm PT
Darwin - how'd it go in Tempe? I know it's too late now, but if you had a car, the Boyce Thompson Arboretum would have been the spot to visit, a liitle under an hour off to the east near Surprise in the foothills of the Supes. Did you see any of these? They look to be pretty well established now there in the Valley of the Sun.

Rosy-faced Lovebird
Credit: little Z

I've seen Pileateds around my brother's place near Northgate. Had it's tropical cousin, Lineated, pounding on a telephone pole the other day.

Lineated Woodpecker
Credit: little Z

Delhi Dog - I agree, Hooded Plover was a real thrill. How did you manage to find ones that weren't banded? All the ones we saw were tagged and banded. Like many critically endangered spp, seems their every move is closely watched. Which is a good thing, I guess.

Hooded Plover
Credit: little Z

Reilly - are you coming to Costa Rica, or what? that was a Social Flycather photo I posted back there a while ago. To be fair, I should have told you where it was seen.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Oct 11, 2018 - 06:42pm PT
I agree, Hooded Plover was a real thrill. How did you manage to find ones that weren't banded?
I guess just being in the right place at the right time. I was looking hard, and my wife and daughters walked right on by without seeing them.


Love those woodys up there!
and yeah Reilly, trying to see as many as we can while we're in this part of the world

Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Credit: Delhi Dog

Indian Spotbill, Common Teal
Indian Spotbill, Common Teal
Credit: Delhi Dog

Purple Swamphens
Purple Swamphens
Credit: Delhi Dog
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Oct 11, 2018 - 06:51pm PT
Nice shots all! Thanks for the shares and keeping the boid thread alive and well 😃
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 11, 2018 - 07:03pm PT
BN - looks like you had fun in the Dolomites, although you didn't make it into Lammergeier range. I didn't know a Sora could piss?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2018 - 07:04pm PT
Z, I am coming, when is the question. My perusings lead me to believe my dread of the rainy season is ill founded and, in fact, may be 180 degrees out in that it is somewhat cooler and one may not be staring into tree tops with a high sky behind, and we know how outfielders hate a high sky.

Did someone say Lammergeier? Had one fly 30’ over me in the Pamirs! What a thrill!
Also quite sure I saw one in the Bernese Alps 2 years ago. It was distant but hard to disguise that tail!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 11, 2018 - 07:15pm PT
Please help me, proper bird watchers.

Yesterday after a funeral for a friend, I came home and there was a bird going about it's business, that I'd never seen before.

It was shaped like a Dove/Pigeon, had a light gray body with black spots, dark wings with light spots and subtle red feathers from behind it's eyes to the middle of it's neck.

I'm no expert on local birds but his one was quite unique. Help me in identifying this bird. Yesterday was one of those moments when you get to be in the company of something unusual !
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Oct 11, 2018 - 08:16pm PT
Jim, where was it (on the ground, tree, inland, along the ocean, near water...etc).
What was it doing?
Beak?

Immature flicker?
Some other type of woodpecker?

Western Canada right or somewhere in the PNW correct?
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 11, 2018 - 08:35pm PT

Just a quick response about non-dedicated birding in Tempe:

WRT Phoenix: Stoked. I was excited to see birds common for there, that I don't see in Seattle. From my email to Tony:
My main venue, Loma del Rio, just north of ASU's stadium across the river https://goo.gl/maps/qBH8VMScdUU2 was pretty good, but scuzzy (needles trash ...) . Tons of Verdins, v. obliging Gila WP, shy Gambel's(?probably) Q, Black Phoebe, Albert's Towhee (distinct black face mask).

There was an Osprey by the bridges across the river.

I did go on a brief hike from the Beverley Canyon Trailhead. Both Bendier's and CB Thrashers, Rock Wrens and more quail. Say's Phoebe(?).

On my way to and from the talks, I saw parrots around the ASU campus that I assumed were Red-masked, but couldn't really see due to the back-light. Also Boat-tailed Grackles. More Verdins.

I do wish I had gone up to the Botanical Garden.

ASU is a bit of a party campus, eh?

Love the Plover and all above.
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