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Friday, December 27, 2013

Birding in AZ

Well, 2013 is almost over and we had a pretty nice year looking for birds starting the year in Florida, then the states on our way home and then our travels to the NW and finally here in AJ, Arizona.  I know the year isn't quite over and we could find a few more birds to add to our year list but as of today we have 308 species for 2013.
Usery Mountain Park is one of our favorite places to visit, here we will find the desert birds
like a family of Harris Hawks, and these birds for a sample

Gamble's Quail

Black throated Sparrow

Cactus Wren
Another favorite site is Gilbert Riparian Wetlands where we will find wading birds, song birds and hummingbirds.
Say's Phoebe

Costa Hummingbird

Ruby crown Kinglet

Ring neck Duck

Wilson Snipe
Black Phoebe
Vermillion Flycatcher found at Granite Reef Rec. Area
Canyon Wren found at Boyce Thompson Arboredum
Horned Grebe found at Veterans Oasis Park
Inca Doves in our RV park
Peach face Lovebird found in Gilbert Riparian
Common Merganser with fish found at Granite Reef Rec Area
Red napped Woodpecker found at Boyce Thompson
Pyrrhuloxia found at Boyce Thompson
Spotted Towhee found at Boyce Thompson

Curved bill Thrasher


American Widgeon

These a just a few of the birds we see in the area,  AZ is a great place to bird you'll never know what you may find.
Soon we will start a new year and a new bird list, here's to another great year of birding.

Happy New Year
To a happy and healthy 2014