Latest Rarities

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
Check = Sighting confirmed by an eBird reviewer
  Name Date Location
Check Black Vulture 18 Aug
  Baird's Sandpiper 18 Aug
  Tropical Kingbird 18 Aug Mammoth Sewage Ponds
  Ruddy Duck 18 Aug Santa Cruz River--south end of Renaissance Dr.
Check Five-striped Sparrow 18 Aug Montosa Canyon
  Northern Pintail 18 Aug Green Valley WWTP
  Lesser Scaup 18 Aug Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
  Lesser Scaup 18 Aug Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Check Brown Pelican 18 Aug Amado WTP
Check Common Crane 18 Aug stakeout Common Crane, Mormon Lake (2017)
  Sanderling 18 Aug stakeout Common Crane, Mormon Lake (2017)
  Sanderling 18 Aug stakeout Common Crane, Mormon Lake (2017)
Check Common Crane 18 Aug stakeout Common Crane, Mormon Lake (2017)
  Tropical Kingbird 18 Aug Santa Cruz Flats--Baumgartner/Wheeler
  Tropical Kingbird 18 Aug Santa Cruz Flats--Baumgartner/Wheeler
  Tropical Kingbird 18 Aug Santa Cruz Flats--Picacho Hwy/Greene Reservoir pond
  Tropical Kingbird 18 Aug Santa Cruz Flats--Picacho Hwy/Greene Reservoir pond
  Fulvous Whistling-Duck 18 Aug Whitewater Draw WA
  Fulvous Whistling-Duck 18 Aug Whitewater Draw WA
  Fulvous Whistling-Duck 18 Aug Whitewater Draw WA
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