Latest Rarities

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
Check = Sighting confirmed by an eBird reviewer
  Name Date Location
  Costa's Hummingbird 06 Jul
  Buff-collared Nightjar 06 Jul stakeout Buff-collared Nightjar, Buenos Aires NWR (2018-22)
  Elegant Tern 06 Jul Arthur Pack Regional Park
  Clark's Grebe 06 Jul Kennedy Park
Check Tropical Kingbird 06 Jul
  Gadwall 06 Jul Arivaca Lake
Check Berylline Hummingbird 06 Jul Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge
Check Five-striped Sparrow 06 Jul Montosa Canyon--km 1 (culvert area)
Check Osprey 06 Jul Green Valley Country Club Estates (private)
Check Costa's Hummingbird 06 Jul Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge
Check Berylline Hummingbird 06 Jul Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge
Check Berylline Hummingbird 06 Jul Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge
Check Costa's Hummingbird 06 Jul Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge
Check Ruddy Ground Dove 06 Jul Paton Center for Hummingbirds (Patons' Yard)
Check Ruddy Ground Dove 06 Jul Paton Center for Hummingbirds (Patons' Yard)
  American White Pelican 06 Jul Watson Lake and Riparian Preserve
  Redhead 06 Jul Watson Lake and Riparian Preserve
  Blue-throated Mountain-gem 06 Jul Mt. Lemmon--Palisades area
Check Clark's Grebe 06 Jul Kennedy Park
Check Pine Flycatcher 06 Jul stakeout Pine Flycatcher, Rose Canyon, Bear Flats (2022)
Check Common Black Hawk 06 Jul stakeout Pine Flycatcher, Rose Canyon, Bear Flats (2022)
  Neotropic Cormorant 06 Jul Luna Lake
  Neotropic Cormorant 06 Jul Luna Lake
Check Common Black Hawk 06 Jul
Check Pine Flycatcher 06 Jul stakeout Pine Flycatcher, Rose Canyon, Bear Flats (2022)
Check Pine Flycatcher 06 Jul stakeout Pine Flycatcher, Rose Canyon, Bear Flats (2022)
Check Swainson's Hawk 06 Jul Tanque Verde Wash--Tanque Verde Loop Rd.
Check Black Vulture 06 Jul Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
  Brewer's Blackbird 06 Jul
Check Thick-billed Kingbird 06 Jul Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
Check Common Ground Dove 06 Jul Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
Check Pine Flycatcher 06 Jul stakeout Pine Flycatcher, Rose Canyon, Bear Flats (2022)
Check Lazuli x Indigo Bunting (hybrid) 06 Jul Red Rock SP
Check Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher 06 Jul stakeout Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Bear Canyon pullout
  Baird's Sandpiper 06 Jul Arthur Pack Regional Park
  Bushtit 06 Jul Beeline Highway--Bushnell Tanks Trailhead
Check Ring-necked Duck 06 Jul Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Check Rufous-winged Sparrow 06 Jul
  American White Pelican 06 Jul Watson Lake and Riparian Preserve
Check Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 06 Jul San Pedro RNCA--San Pedro House and trails
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