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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 10, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
We have droids so we have Sibley's online guide. It costs a bit ($20 maybe), but it's worth it I think.

I believe those with I-phones rave about I-bird.

I'd love to find an app that could be a trip list that recognizes voices. So instead of writing down the bird list, I could just talk to my droid. I tried it on a to-do list, but it doesn't understand many bird names. :) I don't want to take time to type the birds on a list - I'm faster writing them.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 10, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
John Hanson, there is also an ABA book that is worth getting.
I don't know how hard core you are but IMHO the two MUSTS are Guadalupe Cyn
in the far SE corner and California Gulch west of Nogales. If you get to
California Gulch early in the morning you are almost guaranteed a Five-striped
Sparrow or two. That is also one of the more reliable spots for the
Buff-collared Nightjar. It is pretty rugged driving but you don't need
four-wheel drive- just decent clearance. Oh, yeah, on the way to California
Gulch you can stop at Pena Blanca Lake - the Least Grebes nest there now.
That is why we were too late getting to the gulch.

Guadalupe Cyn is really great because nobody goes there any more because of
those 'bad Mexicans'. But the place is so remote I really don't think the
smugglers use it much as I didn't see any Border Patrol within 10 miles of
the place. I saw a pair of Berylline hummers there! It is supposed to be
good for Northern-Beardless Tyrannulet although I got skunked on them.

Cave Creek disappointed me as I had not been there since the big fires. I
guess some birds are still showing up there, a Rufous-backed Robin was there
mere days before we were, but it wasn't like it was BITD.

Sonora Crk is still really good as are most of the other more visited spots.
The hike up Scheelite Cyn on Fort Huachuca for the Spotted Owl is a nice
hike even if you get skunked like we did. But there were a number or Painted
Redstarts and there are some great pictographs a little ways up the main
canyon.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 10, 2013 - 06:39pm PT
thanks for the info Crimpergirl. I want to visit the Sonora Desert Museum.
I will also be up on Mt. Lemmon.

Dirt Claud,
I have a Droid also, and just downloaded the ibird app to it.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 10, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
OK so here are some fotos from saturday. Sorry if the quality is off but I did a lot of cropping and high iso...Didnt get any really good ones from the sand dune park but here a few from the marsh.


There was a blackbird that attacked an egret that was fishing by the blackbirds nest. Pretty agressive little guy. Looks like it made contact...


Credit: matty


It eventually chased the egret off and followed to make sure it stayed away...


Credit: matty
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 10, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
I accidentally hit enter so I'll start a new post.

Credit: matty


The cinnamon teal was a new one for me


Credit: matty


I guess after getting chased away the egret went hunting in the field...


Credit: matty



I really enjoyed beeing there and meeting everyone....



Credit: matty


Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 10, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
Awesome photos Matty. The egret v. Blackbird was entertaining. Can still hear the egret groaking in my head! Loved the ducks. Anyone get the Ruddy? Excellent meeting you all. I really needed that fun!
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:30am PT
Double duck butt shot - good catch Matty. More birds de palooza..
Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher.  "squeak squeak"...
Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher. "squeak squeak"...
Credit: BrassNuts
WBB 'on the fence'
WBB 'on the fence'
Credit: BrassNuts
Townsend's Warbler singing
Townsend's Warbler singing
Credit: BrassNuts
Black Phoebe
Black Phoebe
Credit: BrassNuts
A regal Red Tail
A regal Red Tail
Credit: BrassNuts
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:16am PT
Major wows there BN! That Townsend's is really bringing it!
And that Red-tail was fresh from the dry cleaner's.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Cool shots guys, like that last bee one too,
thanks for the info Crimpie/10b4me
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Sweet PICS you Avian NUTS!!


I wait with baited breath, for the group to invade and photograph one of the rarest birds in our lands. The Himalayan Snowcock, worlds largest "partridge" .. It takes climbing to get those, in Nevadas Yosemite.!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
Out on Sophie Lake. . . staring right into the sun. . . hard to shoot this guy. . .


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Hate not having a view finder on the new PENTAX. . . so I just shoot a million times and hope something turns out. . .

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It was a pretty neat day out there. . .

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dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 11, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
Anyone here seen one of these in real life?

Credit: dirt claud
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 11, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
Harpy Eagle? (Been to the eye doc and my pupils are dilated and I'm blind). I love Harpy Eagles!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 11, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
Matty, I really enjoyed the hummingbird vid and the TED talk origami vid, thanks.


I had a great birding day today finally getting the Black Throated Gray Wobbler and fos Western Tanager and Black Headed Grosbeak, beautiful Yellow Warblers too, Silverado Canyon was going off! If I only knew more calls and songs.

No pics though, the camera is in the shop. It needed a super minor repair and Canon is going to give me a new one, good customer service.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
Nice shots everyone. Cant wait to go kayaking this summer myself. There's even an eagles nest where I go too!

Glad you enjoyed the vids Dave, and hope your new camera is bitchen.


Credit: matty
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 12, 2013 - 12:08am PT
Harpy? Don't get me started! But you did. When I was in Iguazu two years ago
I had a local guide lined up. He wouldn't guarantee one but he didn't say no
either. The day before I got there his mum took badly ill so I was on my own.
It wasn't a pretty sight. Well, Iguazu was but there was a surprising
paucity of birds in the park. Plus they wouldn't let you in before 0900.

But I did see this beautiful Squirrel Cuckoo...and a few others. ;-)

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little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Apr 12, 2013 - 01:42am PT
that would be a Philippine Eagle, not a Harpy. I'd happily roll over and die if I ever got the chance to see one of those in the wild. A Harpy would be sweet as well - worth a mild heart attack.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 12, 2013 - 03:29am PT
Pithecophaga = "Monkey eater." Philippine Eagles are gnarly.

Great photos up there ^^^, as always!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 12, 2013 - 09:19am PT
Never heard of the Philippine Eagle. Super cool! Would love to see either (Harpy or Philippine).
WTF

climber
Apr 12, 2013 - 09:38am PT
You all should consider a trip to the bird refuges in Butte County. Nothing like a fall morning and seeing well a 100,000 birds in the air.
Mostly migratory water fowl but a ton of birds live in the area feeding off the rice fields.

Awesome stuff above.
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