Latest Rarities

AZ-Birding compiles the most exciting recent sightings in the state, cutting through the thicket of news, rumors, and reports for you. Check in often to find out what we’re seeing—and what we can show you on your next trip to Arizona.

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
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  Name Date Location
  Violet-crowned Hummingbird 29 Apr
Check Red-necked Phalarope 29 Apr Patagonia Lake State Park
Check Inca Dove 28 Apr El Rio Open Space Preserve (Coachline Gravel Pit)
  Streak-backed Oriole 28 Apr Portal--Bob Rodrigues yard (Dave Jasper's old yard)
Check White-throated Sparrow 28 Apr Paton Center for Hummingbirds (Patons' Yard)
Check Lewis's Woodpecker 28 Apr stakeout Lewis's Woodpecker, Mt. Lemmon--mp 16.4 (2017)
  Buff-breasted Flycatcher 28 Apr Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake
  Buff-breasted Flycatcher 28 Apr Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake
  Buff-breasted Flycatcher 28 Apr Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake
  Magnificent Hummingbird 28 Apr Patagonia City Park
  Magnificent Hummingbird 28 Apr Patagonia City Park
Check Buff-breasted Flycatcher 28 Apr Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake
Check Red-necked Phalarope 28 Apr Patagonia Lake SP--Birding Trail
Check Red-necked Phalarope 28 Apr Patagonia Lake SP--Birding Trail
  Semipalmated Sandpiper 28 Apr Glendale Recharge Ponds
  Golden-crowned Sparrow 28 Apr Portal--Dave Jasper's new yard (opened 2015)
  Golden-crowned Sparrow 28 Apr Portal--Dave Jasper's new yard (opened 2015)
  Golden-crowned Sparrow 28 Apr Portal--Dave Jasper's new yard (opened 2015)
Check Red-necked Phalarope 28 Apr Patagonia Lake State Park
Check Hooded Merganser 28 Apr Patagonia Lake State Park
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