Latest Rarities

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
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  Name Date Location
  Williamson's Sapsucker 19 Feb
Check Common Goldeneye 19 Feb Ajo Sewage Ponds
Check Eastern Bluebird 19 Feb Fort Lowell Park and Pantano Wash
Check Rufous-backed Robin 19 Feb
Check White-throated Sparrow 19 Feb
  Elegant Trogon 19 Feb Madera Canyon--Whitehouse Picnic area
Check Snow Goose 19 Feb
  Red-breasted Merganser 19 Feb
  Harris's Hawk 19 Feb Black Canyon Heritage Park
  Black-chinned Hummingbird 19 Feb
  Bendire's Thrasher 19 Feb Whitewater Draw WA
  Greater White-fronted Goose 19 Feb Whitewater Draw WA
  Cackling Goose (Richardson's) 19 Feb stakeout Common Crane, Mormon Lake (2017)
  Black-and-white Warbler 19 Feb Tres Rios Overbank Wetlands (permit required)
  Rose-throated Becard 19 Feb De Anza Trail--Tubac
Check Swamp Sparrow 19 Feb Santa Cruz River--Congress St. to Silverlake Rd.
  Black-chinned Hummingbird 19 Feb Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
  Purple Finch 19 Feb
  Black-chinned Hummingbird 19 Feb Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Check Snowy Egret 19 Feb Sacaton STP (restricted access; permit required)
Check Snowy Egret 19 Feb Sacaton STP (restricted access; permit required)
Check Snowy Egret 19 Feb Sacaton STP (restricted access; permit required)
  White-throated Sparrow 19 Feb
  Rufous-winged Sparrow 19 Feb Vekol Valley--South Vekol Well
  Common Poorwill 19 Feb Estrella Mountain Regional Park
  Cassin's Kingbird 18 Feb Finger Rock Canyon
Check Mexican Duck 18 Feb Reid Park
Check Snow Goose 18 Feb Reid Park
  Rufous-backed Robin 18 Feb De Anza Trail--Carmen (Clark Crossing Rd)
  Snow Goose 18 Feb Cibola NWR--Visitor's Center
Check Lewis's Woodpecker 18 Feb Santa Cruz Flats--Baumgartner/Wheeler
  American Crow 18 Feb
  Pyrrhuloxia 18 Feb
Check Common Poorwill 18 Feb
Check Western Tanager 18 Feb Santa Gertrudis Lane (foot access only)
Check White-throated Sparrow 18 Feb Santa Gertrudis Lane (foot access only)
Check Blue Grosbeak 18 Feb Paton Center for Hummingbirds (Patons' Yard)
  Eurasian Wigeon 18 Feb
Check Western Tanager 18 Feb Santa Gertrudis Lane (foot access only)
Check Elegant Trogon 18 Feb Madera Canyon--Madera Picnic Area
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