Latest Rarities

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
Check = Sighting confirmed by an eBird reviewer
  Name Date Location
  Marbled Godwit 21 Jul Ajo Sewage Ponds
  Snowy Plover 21 Jul Ajo Sewage Ponds
  Rufous-crowned Sparrow 21 Jul
  Mexican Duck 21 Jul Santa Cruz River--south end of Renaissance Dr.
  Mexican Duck 21 Jul Santa Cruz River--south end of Renaissance Dr.
  American Wigeon 21 Jul Lakeside Park
  Buff-collared Nightjar 20 Jul
  Rufous-winged Sparrow 20 Jul
  Rufous-winged Sparrow 20 Jul
  Buff-collared Nightjar 20 Jul
  Black-capped Gnatcatcher 20 Jul Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
  Black-capped Gnatcatcher 20 Jul Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
  Black-capped Gnatcatcher 20 Jul Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
  Black-capped Gnatcatcher 20 Jul Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
  Black-capped Gnatcatcher 20 Jul Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
  Black-capped Gnatcatcher 20 Jul Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
  Black-capped Gnatcatcher 20 Jul Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
  Black-capped Gnatcatcher 20 Jul Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
  Black-capped Gnatcatcher 20 Jul Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
  Black-capped Gnatcatcher 20 Jul Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
  Lucifer Hummingbird 20 Jul Ash Canyon B&B (closed Wednesdays)
  Bendire's Thrasher 20 Jul Whitewater Draw WA
Check Sharp-shinned Hawk 20 Jul Mt. Lemmon--Summerhaven
Check Rose-throated Becard 20 Jul De Anza Trail--Tubac
  American Three-toed Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.) 20 Jul
  American Three-toed Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.) 20 Jul
  American Three-toed Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.) 20 Jul
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet 20 Jul
  Rufous-capped Warbler 20 Jul Florida Canyon--lower
Check Rose-throated Becard 20 Jul De Anza Trail--Tubac
Check Rose-throated Becard 20 Jul De Anza Trail--Tubac
Check Gray Hawk 20 Jul Wickenburg--Secret Ponds
  Common Crane 20 Jul stakeout Common Crane, Mormon Lake (2017)
  Common Crane 20 Jul stakeout Common Crane, Mormon Lake (2017)
  Common Crane 20 Jul stakeout Common Crane, Mormon Lake (2017)
Check Sharp-shinned Hawk 20 Jul Mt. Lemmon--Summerhaven
Check Sharp-shinned Hawk 20 Jul Mt. Lemmon--Summerhaven
  Red-necked Phalarope 20 Jul Ajo Sewage Ponds
  Snowy Plover 20 Jul Ajo Sewage Ponds
Check Scott's Oriole 20 Jul Mt. Lemmon--Bear Canyon (General Hitchcock Campground)
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