Quick weekend trip to AZ (07/29-30)

  • Highlights from my weekend trip to SE Arizona:

-White-eared Hummingbird (Beatty’s at Miller Canyon)
-Violet-crowned Hummingbird (TNC at Ramsey Canyon)
-Berylline Hummingbird (TNC at Ramsey Canyon)
-Lucifer Hummingbird (1 at Beatty’s; 3 at Ash Canyon B&B)
-Aztec Thrush (2 at Madera Canyon in Choke Cheery tree along Vault Mine Trail)
-Rufous-capped Warbler (Sycamore Canyon near Hank & Yank ruins)
-Flame-colored Tanager (Kubo at Madera Canyon)
-Five-striped Sparrow (~5 singing birds in California Gulch)

  • Other more common birds:

-Cassin’s Sparrow, Rufous-winged Sparrow, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Bronzed Cowbirds along Ruby Rd
-Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Dusky-capped Flycatcher and Elegant Trogon at Madera Canyon
-Brown-crested Flycatcher at Sycamore Canyon

  • Misses:

-Black-capped Gnatcatcher
-Montezuma Quail
 (also known as “de dam quail”)
-Buff-collared Nightjar (got rained out)