Latest Rarities

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
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  Name Date Location
  Wild Turkey 26 Feb Biosphere 2
Check White-crowned Sparrow (Dark-lored) 26 Feb Woodland Rd., Tucson
Check Black Vulture 26 Feb
Check Brown Thrasher 26 Feb
Check Canada Goose 26 Feb El Rio Golf Course--east pond (view from parking lot outside fence)
Check Mexican Duck 26 Feb Fort Lowell Park and Pantano Wash
  Streak-backed Oriole 26 Feb Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Check Common Goldeneye 26 Feb Agua Nueva Park (was Roger Road WRF, renamed 2024)
Check Black-and-white Warbler 26 Feb Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Check Downy Woodpecker 26 Feb Paton Center for Hummingbirds (Patons' Yard)
  Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) 26 Feb
Check White-throated Sparrow 26 Feb Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
Check Arizona Woodpecker 26 Feb Paton Center for Hummingbirds (Patons' Yard)
  Juniper Titmouse 26 Feb Mt. Lemmon--Gordon Hirabayashi RA (Prison Camp)
Check Northern Parula 26 Feb Sweetwater Wetlands
Check Yellow Warbler 26 Feb Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Check Red-naped x Red-breasted Sapsucker (hybrid) 26 Feb Fort Lowell Park and Pantano Wash
Check Greater White-fronted Goose 26 Feb Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
Check Western Sandpiper 26 Feb Green Valley WRF (controlled access)
  Summer Tanager 26 Feb
Check Cape May Warbler 26 Feb
  Thick-billed Longspur 26 Feb
Check Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 26 Feb Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
  Hooded Oriole 26 Feb
  Greater Scaup 26 Feb Amado WTP
Check Inca Dove 26 Feb Tanque Verde Wash--Wentworth Rd.
Check Violet-crowned Hummingbird 26 Feb Ramsey Canyon Preserve (formerly Mile Hi Ranch)
  Lesser Yellowlegs 26 Feb Whitewater Draw WA
  Hairy Woodpecker 26 Feb Stonecreek Golf Club
Check Greater Pewee 26 Feb Reid Park
Check Hutton's Vireo 26 Feb Sweetwater Wetlands
Check Fox Sparrow (Red) 26 Feb Portal--Bob Rodrigues yard (Dave Jasper's old yard)
  Broad-tailed Hummingbird 26 Feb Ramsey Canyon Inn (opened 1988)
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