Latest Rarities

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
Check = Sighting confirmed by an eBird reviewer
  Name Date Location
  Cape May Warbler 05 Oct Santa Cruz Flats--Baumgartner/Wheeler
Check Roseate Spoonbill 05 Oct Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Check White-crowned Sparrow (oriantha) 05 Oct Santa Cruz River--Sasco Rd
  Sabine's Gull 05 Oct Lake Havasu SP--Windsor Beach
  Horned Grebe 05 Oct Ashurst Lake
  Grasshopper Sparrow 05 Oct Ashurst Lake
Check Costa's Hummingbird 05 Oct
  Swamp Sparrow 05 Oct Las Cienegas NCA--Cottonwood Tanks
Check Black-and-white Warbler 05 Oct Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Check Roseate Spoonbill 05 Oct Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
  Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay 05 Oct Catalina Regional Park--pond
Check Painted Bunting 05 Oct De Anza Trail--Carmen (Clark Crossing Rd)
Check Gray Hawk 05 Oct 1200W Pond
Check Inca Dove 05 Oct Anza Trail--Abrego Dr trailhead
Check Inca Dove 05 Oct Anza Trail--Abrego Dr trailhead
Check Roseate Spoonbill 05 Oct
Check Black-and-white Warbler 05 Oct
  Yellow-breasted Chat 05 Oct
Check Blue Grosbeak 05 Oct
  Vermilion Flycatcher 05 Oct
  Dickcissel 05 Oct
  Snow Goose 05 Oct
  Sabine's Gull 05 Oct Lake Havasu--North end viewpoint
Check Rufous-winged Sparrow 05 Oct San Pedro RNCA--Fairbank
Check Cliff Swallow 05 Oct Thatcher--Reay Lane WTP
Check Bank Swallow 05 Oct Thatcher--Reay Lane WTP
Check Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted x Red-shafted) 05 Oct
Check Townsend's Solitaire 05 Oct Portal-Paradise Road
Check Townsend's Solitaire 05 Oct Silver Creek at Portal-Paradise Rd
  Townsend's Solitaire 05 Oct
Check Inca Dove 05 Oct Anza Trail--Abrego Dr trailhead
  Grasshopper Sparrow 05 Oct
Check Green Kingfisher 05 Oct Santa Gertrudis Lane (foot access only)
Check Lewis's Woodpecker 05 Oct Hassayampa River Preserve
Check Roseate Spoonbill 05 Oct Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Check Hermit Warbler 05 Oct Grand Canyon NP--South Rim Sewage Lagoons
Check Hermit Warbler 05 Oct Grand Canyon NP--South Rim Sewage Lagoons
  Gray Vireo 05 Oct
  Painted Bunting 05 Oct
Check Pectoral Sandpiper 05 Oct Glendale Recharge Ponds
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