Saturday, May 17, 2014

AZ Big Year - Week Fifteen

9 April 2014 Wednesday: Slept in, evening in Madera Canyon
Proctor Road after sunset - Western Screech-Owl, two Great Horned Owls, and one Common Poorwill.
Mt. Wrightson Picnic Area - Flammulated, Whiskered Screech-Owl, and Northern Pygmy-Owls.
Amphitheater Parking Area – Whiskered Screech-, two Elf Owls, Common Poorwill, Mexican Whip-poor-will.
10 April 2014 Thursday:  Birded solo.
Pena Blanca Lake - Least Grebe, Osprey,
Rio Rico - Green Kingfisher, Ruddy Ground-Dove, MacGillivray’s Warbler
Rio Rico Pond – Bufflehead female, Southwestern Cliff Swallow
Amado Pond – Cattle & Snowy Egrets
11 April 2014 Friday: Slate-throated Redstart chase in the Chiricahua Mountains.  Band-tailed Pigeon, Short-tailed Hawk, Red Crossbill, Mexican Chickadee, Williamson’s Sapsucker
Pinery Canyon – Band-tailed Pigeon
Barfoot Park - Short-tailed Hawk, Williamson’s Sapsucker, Red Crossbill
Barfoot Junction – Mexican Chickadee
Lake Cochise - Wilson’s Phalarope, Baird’s Sandpiper, Long-billed Curlew, Avocet
Buffy search - futile
12 April 2014 Saturday: no birding
13 April 2014 Sunday: Hung around the house & late afternoon hike with Louise
Home - MacGillivray’s Warbler at water feature
Carrie Nation Trail in evening – flams, whiskered, elf, spotted, whips
14 April 2014 Monday:  guiding Darrell, primary target the Sinaloa Wren.
Lower Huachuca Canyon - Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Western Tanager, Montezuma Quail heard, continuing Sinaloa Wren
Huachuca Canyon – Elegant Trogon, Buff-breasted Flycatcher
Miller Canyon – missed the Spotted Owl
Buffy search - futile
15 April 2014 Tuesday: with Jacque, Cindy, & Molly
Santa Rita Lodge early – Lazuli Buntings, Black-headed Grosbeak
Proctor – male Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Zone-tailed Hawk, Lucy’s Warbler, White-throated Sparrow
Madera Picnic Area – heard Gray Hawk, fly by Painted Redstart
Madera Kubo – still present Inca Dove, female Hepatic Tanager
Green Valley WTF - Western Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper
Buffy search – Western Screech, elf, poorwill
Summary: Year list at weeks end 319.

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