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Birds Near Tubac, Arizona   3 comments

Ash-throated Flycatcher Near Tubac Along The Santa Cruz River 

Ash-throated Flycatcher Near Tubac Along The Santa Cruz River

Lesser Goldfinch In A Mesquite Tree

Albert’s Towhee — Images by kenne

One of the birding trips I went on during last month’s Tucson Audubon Society’s annual birding festival was to Tubac,
which is located near the Santa Cruz River. These are a few of the better shots I was able to get while there.

Since I live in the Tucson area and often hiked trails in and around Tubac, most all the birds we saw I can see from my patio.
The major difference was being able to spend time with birders from all across the country and Mexico —
an interesting group of people, if you get my drift.

— kenne

‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

— Emily Dickinson

Moon Over Sweetwater   Leave a comment

Moon Over Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Tucson, Arizona — Image by kenne

A walk in the park

Audubon naturalists

Recording sighting

— kenne

Dove In Flight   Leave a comment

Using Visiting Mourning Doves on the Patio to Practice for the Tucson Audobon Festival (August 10-13) in Southeast Arizona. 

“Bird watching is now North America’s second most popular outdoor activity (second only to gardening).”

― Bernd Brunner

Monday Bird Walk Photo Essay   2 comments

The Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists training class went on a bird walk this morning (January 2, 2017), led by  Jean and Mark Hengesbaugh.

Images by kenne (Click on any image for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Jean recorded the following eBird list of observed birds:

Sabino Dam and downstream riparian, Pima, Arizona, US
Jan 2, 2017 7:37 AM – 8:46 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.0 mile(s) 13 species

Gambel’s Quail 6
Great Blue Heron 1
Mourning Dove 2
Anna’s Hummingbird 1
Gila Woodpecker 4
Verdin 2
Cactus Wren 2
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 2
Western Bluebird 10
Curve-billed Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
Phainopepla 10
House Finch 6

The Hengesbaugh’s lead a bird walk for the Tucson Audubon the 1st Saturday of each month in Sabino Canyon. (Must pre-register through Tucson Audubon.)


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