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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 10, 2013 - 11:38am PT
Kudos to Dave and Dee ee! You both got some keepers! :-)
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 10, 2013 - 11:41am PT
I agree, great shots
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 10, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Can't wait to see more photos from everyone as well!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 10, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
Great shots Dave and dee....really beautiful.

Saw this sweet fellow this morning on my hike with my dog. Cooper's Hawk. I think a immature one.

Really beautiful hawks.

Credit: Bob D'A
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 10, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Wow, look at that giant L-series lens (at least that's what it looks like) Dave's running. I think those things cost more than my car (and obviously take stellar shots, as evident in BNs pics).

Looks like a fun time had by all, inspired me to go find my binocs.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Apr 10, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
Don't see these so often- White-throated Sparrow
Don't see these so often- White-throated Sparrow
Credit: Mike Bolte
These Spotted Towhees are singing up a storm these days
These Spotted Towhees are singing up a storm these days
Credit: Mike Bolte
Red-shouldered
Red-shouldered
Credit: Mike Bolte
even more red-shouldered
even more red-shouldered
Credit: Mike Bolte
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Apr 10, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
Really beautiful photos of the birds.
I am still waiting for our spring migration birds to return. It has dropped to the single digits again the last five days. We need to thaw out and have some spring weather.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 10, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
Cyndie, I gather you are down Kenai way...but if you find yourself in Fairbanks, Creamer's Field is usually GREAT for birding. Used to have my weekend morning latte there all summmer.
john hansen

climber
Apr 10, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
I am going to be in southern arizona, around the 29th or so of this month.

I have seen a few spots online like Pantigonia creek and some places around Seirra vista.

Any advice on other good spots to go?
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 10, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
John - and 10b4me who will be in AZ soon. There is a book titled Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona published by the Tucson Audubon Society that we've found really helpful. You may want to get it as it's sort of big - lots of info.

We liked Portal and Cave Creek a lot. We'll be in Ramsey Canyon (near Sierra Vista) the first several days of April birding too. We found that Mary Jo Ballatore's place was great last year, though the count was down post-fire. Love the San Pedro Riparian - along the river (off of 90) awesome even in the heat of the day. I actually got bored with Vermillion Flycatchers there. Really. Though many recommend Ft. Huachuca, we didn't find much of anything there. Likely won't go again. We stay at the Ramsey Canyon B&B with is adjacent to the Nature Conservancy property. Lots of good birds on the small grounds of the B&B (Painted Redstarts taunting you) and in the Nature Conservancy area.

Sonora Desert Museum, near Tucson, was great fun too.

In terms of what is in urban Tucson, lots of parks are listed in the book. Some are:

Reid Park and Arroyo Chico
Ed Pastor Kino Environmental restoration project at Sam Lena Park
Fort Lowell park and Rillito River
Evergreen cemetary
Greasewood Park
Pima Canyon

I've not been to any of these places though.
Catalina State Park

Not sure that's much help. :/ Hope so.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 10, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
This might be of help, although I assume your looking for locals to give you some tips.

http://www.birding.com/wheretobird/arizona.asp
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 10, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
Crimpie, what was that birdwatching app you guys were talking about on Saturday? Need to get that one.
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.
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