Latest Rarities

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
Check = Sighting confirmed by an eBird reviewer
  Name Date Location
  Black Vulture 04 Apr
  Inca Dove 04 Apr
  Gilded Flicker 04 Apr
Check Rufous-crowned Sparrow 04 Apr
Check Violet-crowned Hummingbird 04 Apr
  Rufous-winged Sparrow 04 Apr San Pedro RNCA--Escapule Wash
  White-throated Sparrow 04 Apr San Pedro RNCA--Escapule Wash
  Double-crested Cormorant 04 Apr Fort Lowell Park and Pantano Wash
  Double-crested Cormorant 04 Apr Fort Lowell Park and Pantano Wash
  Black Vulture 04 Apr
  Western Wood-Pewee 04 Apr Florida Canyon--lower
  Vermilion Flycatcher 04 Apr
Check Rose-throated Becard 04 Apr De Anza Trail--Tubac
Check White-throated Sparrow 04 Apr De Anza Trail--Tubac
  Summer Tanager 04 Apr Blue Haven Rd--Temporal Gulch
Check Rose-throated Becard 04 Apr De Anza Trail--Tubac
Check Violet-crowned Hummingbird 04 Apr
  Broad-winged Hawk 04 Apr
  Eastern Meadowlark 04 Apr
  Wild Turkey 04 Apr
  Northern Saw-whet Owl 03 Apr Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake
  Northern Saw-whet Owl 03 Apr Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake
Check Rufous-winged Sparrow 03 Apr
  White-throated Sparrow 03 Apr
  Greater White-fronted Goose 03 Apr Kachina Wetlands
  MacGillivray's Warbler 03 Apr ASU Main Campus
  Lucifer Hummingbird 03 Apr Portal--Dave Jasper's new yard (opened 2015)
  Greater White-fronted Goose 03 Apr Kachina Wetlands
Check Chihuahuan Raven 03 Apr Sam Lena Park and KERP
Check Green Kingfisher 03 Apr
Check Black Vulture 03 Apr
Check Rose-throated Becard 03 Apr De Anza Trail--Tubac
Check Black-and-white Warbler 03 Apr Tres Rios Overbank Wetlands (permit required)
Check Ridgway's Rail 03 Apr Tres Rios Overbank Wetlands (permit required)
Check Rose-throated Becard 03 Apr
Check Lucifer Hummingbird 03 Apr Battiste's Bird Garden
Check Lucifer Hummingbird 03 Apr Battiste's Bird Garden
Check Burrowing Owl 03 Apr Las Cienegas NCA--FR 6904 (prairie dog colony)
Check Inca Dove 03 Apr Lake Havasu City--Rotary Park
Check Vermilion Flycatcher 03 Apr Proctor Road dispersed campground
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