Latest Rarities

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
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  Name Date Location
  Rufous-winged Sparrow 19 May
Check Rufous-crowned Sparrow 19 May
  Ladder-backed Woodpecker 19 May
  Bufflehead 19 May Glendale Recharge Ponds
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet 19 May
  Black-crowned Night-Heron 19 May Franklin--Hwy 70 pond
  Northern Saw-whet Owl 18 May Barfoot Park
  Northern Saw-whet Owl 18 May Barfoot Park
  Northern Saw-whet Owl 18 May Barfoot Park
  Rufous Hummingbird 18 May Mt. Lemmon--upper
  Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed) 18 May Mt. Lemmon--upper
Check Buff-collared Nightjar 18 May California Gulch/Warsaw Canyon confluence
Check Buff-collared Nightjar 18 May California Gulch/Warsaw Canyon confluence
Check White-eared Hummingbird 18 May Miller Canyon--Beatty's Guest Ranch
Check White-eared Hummingbird 18 May Miller Canyon--Beatty's Guest Ranch
Check White-eared Hummingbird 18 May Miller Canyon--Beatty's Guest Ranch
Check Rose-breasted Grosbeak 18 May Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
Check Lucifer Hummingbird 18 May Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
Check Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 May Portal--Jasper/Moisan feeders (opened 2015)
Check Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 May Portal--Jasper/Moisan feeders (opened 2015)
Check Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 May Portal--Jasper/Moisan feeders (opened 2015)
Check Tree Swallow 18 May Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
Check Stilt Sandpiper 18 May Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
Check Stilt Sandpiper 18 May Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
Check Snowy Plover 18 May Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
  Bufflehead 18 May Ashurst Lake
  Bendire's Thrasher 18 May Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
  Marsh Wren 18 May Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
  Stilt Sandpiper 18 May Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
  Tropical Kingbird 18 May Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
Check Swainson's Thrush (Russet-backed) 18 May Madera Canyon--Carrie Nation Trail
Check Swainson's Thrush (Russet-backed) 18 May Madera Canyon--Carrie Nation Trail
  Brewer's Sparrow 18 May
Check Common Nighthawk 18 May
  Tree Swallow 18 May Salt River--Granite Reef Recreation Area
  Stilt Sandpiper 18 May Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
Check Snowy Plover 18 May Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
Check Snowy Plover 18 May Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
Check Rose-throated Becard 18 May De Anza Trail--Tubac
Check Yellow-throated Vireo 18 May De Anza Trail--Tubac
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