Latest Rarities

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
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  Name Date Location
  Northern Jacana 26 Sep Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
  Rusty Blackbird 26 Sep
Check Northern Jacana 26 Sep Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
  Rufous-crowned Sparrow 26 Sep
Check Northern Jacana 26 Sep Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
Check Northern Jacana 26 Sep Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
Check Crested Caracara 26 Sep
  Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed) 26 Sep
  Rose-breasted Grosbeak 26 Sep
  Lawrence's Goldfinch 26 Sep Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
  Lucifer Hummingbird 26 Sep Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
Check Northern Jacana 26 Sep Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
Check Northern Jacana 26 Sep Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
Check Northern Jacana 26 Sep Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
Check Northern Jacana 26 Sep Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
  American Golden-Plover 26 Sep
Check Northern Jacana 26 Sep Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
Check Rufous-backed Robin 26 Sep Las Cienegas NCA--Fortynine Wash Access Rd
  Rufous-capped Warbler 26 Sep Guindani Canyon
  Rufous-capped Warbler 26 Sep Guindani Canyon
Check Northern Jacana 26 Sep Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
Check Northern Jacana 26 Sep Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
  Elegant Trogon 26 Sep Madera Canyon--Madera Picnic Area
  American Golden-Plover 26 Sep
Check Northern Jacana 26 Sep Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
  Horned Grebe 26 Sep Kachina Wetlands
Check Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 26 Sep stakeout Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Gila Bend (2020)
Check Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 26 Sep stakeout Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Gila Bend (2020)
Check Painted Redstart 26 Sep Las Cienegas NCA--Empire Gulch
Check Eastern Bluebird 26 Sep Fort Lowell Park and Pantano Wash
  Willow Flycatcher 26 Sep Spot Road Farm
  Montezuma Quail 26 Sep Santa Gertrudis Lane (foot access only)
Check Gray Hawk 26 Sep Sweetwater Wetlands
Check Rose-throated Becard 26 Sep De Anza Trail--Tubac
  Roseate Spoonbill 26 Sep Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Check Lawrence's Goldfinch 26 Sep Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
Check Lucifer Hummingbird 26 Sep Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
Check Roseate Spoonbill 26 Sep Glendale Recharge Ponds
Check Violet-crowned Hummingbird 26 Sep
Check Roseate Spoonbill 26 Sep Glendale Recharge Ponds
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