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
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  Name Date Location
  Anna's Hummingbird 19 Oct
  Rufous-winged Sparrow 19 Oct Portal--Bob Rodrigues yard (Dave Jasper's old yard)
  Rufous-winged Sparrow 19 Oct Portal--Bob Rodrigues yard (Dave Jasper's old yard)
  Pacific-slope Flycatcher 19 Oct
  American Avocet 19 Oct Holbrook--Hidden Cove Golf Course
  Horned Grebe 19 Oct Solar Power & Water Ponds
  Surf Scoter 19 Oct Solar Power & Water Ponds
  Sabine's Gull 19 Oct Cholla Lake Park (Historic)
Check Grasshopper Sparrow 19 Oct Catalina SP
  Broad-tailed Hummingbird 19 Oct
  Lucifer Hummingbird 19 Oct
  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 19 Oct Agua Fria River--Black Canyon City (public access S Wanda Rd)
  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 19 Oct Agua Fria River--Black Canyon City (public access S Wanda Rd)
  Wilson's Phalarope 19 Oct Glendale Recharge Ponds
Check Ladder-backed Woodpecker 19 Oct
  Broad-tailed Hummingbird 19 Oct Portal--Cave Creek Ranch
  Hepatic Tanager 19 Oct Mt. Ord (Gila Co.)
  Dusky Flycatcher 19 Oct Yarnell
Check Prothonotary Warbler 19 Oct Portal--Dave Jasper's new yard (opened 2015)
  American Bittern 19 Oct
Check Dusky-capped Flycatcher 19 Oct De Anza Trail--Carmen (Clark Crossing Rd)
Check Dusky-capped Flycatcher 19 Oct De Anza Trail--Carmen (Clark Crossing Rd)
Check Pacific-slope Flycatcher 19 Oct Santa Gertrudis Lane (foot access only)
  McCown's Longspur 19 Oct
  Short-eared Owl 19 Oct
  Long-tailed Jaeger 19 Oct
  Long-tailed Jaeger 19 Oct
  Ferruginous Hawk 19 Oct
  Snow Goose 19 Oct
  Broad-tailed Hummingbird 19 Oct
  Lucifer Hummingbird 19 Oct
  Common Black Hawk 19 Oct Mt. Lemmon--Babad Do'ag Vista
Check Greater Scaup 19 Oct Lake Havasu--North end viewpoint
  Black-and-white Warbler 19 Oct Tres Rios Overbank Wetlands (permit required)
  Black-headed Grosbeak 19 Oct Tres Rios Overbank Wetlands (permit required)
  Violet-crowned Hummingbird 19 Oct
  Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) 19 Oct Hassayampa River Preserve
  Western Tanager 19 Oct Hassayampa River Preserve
  Clay-colored Sparrow 19 Oct Canoa Ranch Conservation Park
  Grasshopper Sparrow 19 Oct Canoa Ranch Conservation Park
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