Latest Rarities

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
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  Name Date Location
  Greater Yellowlegs 04 Jul
  Willet 04 Jul
  Baird's Sandpiper 04 Jul
Check Chihuahuan Raven 04 Jul Sam Lena Park and KERP
  Elegant Trogon 04 Jul Madera Canyon--Pima Co.
  Least Sandpiper 04 Jul Babbitt Tank
  Lucifer Hummingbird 04 Jul Guindani Canyon
  Rufous-winged Sparrow 04 Jul Guindani Canyon
  Rufous-capped Warbler 04 Jul Guindani Canyon
  Snowy Egret 04 Jul Sam Lena Park and KERP
  Violet-green Swallow 04 Jul Sam Lena Park and KERP
  Violet-green Swallow 04 Jul Sam Lena Park and KERP
  Snowy Egret 04 Jul Sam Lena Park and KERP
  American Wigeon 04 Jul Sweetwater Wetlands
  Rose-throated Becard 04 Jul De Anza Trail--Tubac
  American Wigeon 04 Jul Sweetwater Wetlands
Check Inca Dove 04 Jul Tanque Verde Wash--Tanque Verde Loop Rd.
  Broad-billed Hummingbird 04 Jul Sweetwater Wetlands
  Elegant Trogon 04 Jul Madera Canyon--Pima Co.
  Rufous-crowned Sparrow 04 Jul
Check Inca Dove 04 Jul Tanque Verde Wash--Tanque Verde Loop Rd.
  Redhead 04 Jul Amado WTP
  Willet 04 Jul Glendale Recharge Ponds
Check Lucifer Hummingbird 03 Jul Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
Check Tropical Kingbird 03 Jul Paradise Memorial Gardens
Check Gray Hawk 03 Jul Hassayampa River Preserve
Check Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) 03 Jul Hassayampa River Preserve
  Bronzed Cowbird 03 Jul
Check Bendire's Thrasher 03 Jul Stateline Rd. (Cochise Co.)
Check Bendire's Thrasher 03 Jul Stateline Rd. (Cochise Co.)
Check Yellow-headed Blackbird 03 Jul Pesqueira Pit
Check Ferruginous Hawk 03 Jul
Check Five-striped Sparrow 03 Jul stakeout Five-striped Sparrow, Box Canyon (2017-20)
Check Five-striped Sparrow 03 Jul stakeout Five-striped Sparrow, Box Canyon (2017-20)
  Five-striped Sparrow 03 Jul Box Canyon
  Short-billed Dowitcher (hendersoni) 03 Jul
  Short-billed Dowitcher (hendersoni) 03 Jul
  Semipalmated Sandpiper 03 Jul
  Semipalmated Sandpiper 03 Jul
  Lucifer Hummingbird 03 Jul Box Canyon
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