Latest Rarities

AZ-Birding compiles the most exciting recent sightings in the state, cutting through the thicket of news, rumors, and reports for you. Check in often to find out what we’re seeing—and what we can show you on your next trip to Arizona.

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
Check = Sighting confirmed by an eBird reviewer
  Name Date Location
  White-eared Hummingbird 19 Jul Paradise--George Walker House
  Baird's Sandpiper 19 Jul
  Berylline Hummingbird 19 Jul Cave Creek Canyon--Southwestern Research Station
Check Common Ground Dove 19 Jul Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
  Lucifer Hummingbird 19 Jul Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
  Laughing Gull 19 Jul Glendale Recharge Ponds
Check Short-tailed Hawk 19 Jul Mt. Lemmon--Mt Bigelow Rd
Check Purple Gallinule 19 Jul Arivaca Lake
  Red-eyed Vireo 19 Jul Granite Basin Lake
Check Mexican Duck 19 Jul Reid Park
  American Goshawk 19 Jul
Check Wild Turkey 19 Jul
Check Indigo Bunting 19 Jul Cienega Creek Preserve (permit required)
Check Snow Goose 19 Jul Lakeside Park
Check Costa's Hummingbird 19 Jul Christopher Columbus Park
  Marsh Wren 19 Jul Salt River--Granite Reef Recreation Area
Check American Wigeon 19 Jul El Rio Open Space Preserve
  Black-and-white Warbler 19 Jul
Check Bendire's Thrasher 18 Jul Stateline Rd. (Cochise Co.)
Check Baird's Sandpiper 18 Jul
Check Lucifer Hummingbird 18 Jul Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
Check Thick-billed Kingbird 18 Jul Portal--Cathedral Rock Rd at Creek Rd
Check White-eared Hummingbird 18 Jul Paradise--George Walker House
Check Brown-crested Flycatcher (Arizona) 18 Jul Pena Blanca Spring
Check Berylline Hummingbird 18 Jul Cave Creek Canyon--Southwestern Research Station
  Tropical Kingbird 18 Jul Paradise Memorial Gardens
Check American Wigeon 18 Jul Green Valley WRF (controlled access)
Check Short-tailed Hawk 18 Jul
Check Snow Goose 18 Jul Lakeside Park
  Common Ground Dove 18 Jul Catalina Regional Park--pond
Check Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay 18 Jul
Check Cliff Swallow (melanogaster) 18 Jul
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