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)


Author: birdmeister

Obsessed with birding, I started taking a pictures in '01 after a brief personalized intro by the incomparable David LaPuma. In July '09, I acquired a Canon EOS 50D with a 100-400mm IS lens to be able to shoot the fast-moving lbjs that were so difficult before. In Dec '14, I upgraded my body to a Canon 7D Mark II and immediately noticed a big improvement. Nevertheless, I'm first and foremost a birder, then a photographer. Please note that all pictures on this site were taken by birdmeister (the owner of this site) except for where otherwise mentioned. All pictures on this site are copyrighted.

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