Latest Rarities

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
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  Name Date Location
  Western Screech-Owl 21 Apr Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge
  Louisiana Waterthrush 21 Apr San Pedro RNCA--Fairbank
  Lucifer Hummingbird 21 Apr
Check Gray Hawk 21 Apr Isabella Lee Natural Preserve
  Rose-breasted Grosbeak 21 Apr Cave Creek Canyon--Southwestern Research Station
  Baird's Sandpiper 21 Apr Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
  Canada Goose 21 Apr Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
  Hooded Warbler 21 Apr Portal--Bob Rodrigues yard (Dave Jasper's old yard)
  Bufflehead 21 Apr Benson STP
Check Black Vulture 21 Apr
  Red-necked Phalarope 21 Apr Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
  Berylline Hummingbird 21 Apr Madera Canyon--Madera Kubo B&B
  White-eared Hummingbird 21 Apr Miller Canyon--Beatty's Guest Ranch
  Lazuli x Indigo Bunting (hybrid) 21 Apr Paradise--George Walker House
Check Red-breasted Nuthatch 21 Apr
  American Dipper 21 Apr Verde River--Lower TAPCO river access point
Check California Gull 21 Apr Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
  Snowy Plover 21 Apr Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
Check Inca Dove 21 Apr Tanque Verde Wash--Wentworth Rd.
  Evening Grosbeak 21 Apr Mt. Lemmon--Summerhaven
  Red-breasted Merganser 21 Apr Glen Canyon NRA--Lee's Ferry
Check Brown Thrasher 21 Apr Portal--Cave Creek Ranch
Check Golden-crowned Sparrow 21 Apr Battiste's Bird Garden
  Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) 21 Apr Pinery Canyon
  Blue-throated Mountain-gem 21 Apr Mt. Lemmon--Palisades Visitor Center
Check Least Bittern 21 Apr Sweetwater Wetlands
  Red Crossbill (Douglas-fir or type 4) 21 Apr Road between Onion Saddle and Barfoot Jct
Check White-throated Sparrow 21 Apr Paton Center for Hummingbirds (Patons' Yard)
  Crested Caracara 21 Apr
  Cassin's Finch 21 Apr Barfoot Junction
  Grasshopper Sparrow 21 Apr Red Rock SP
Check Rufous-backed Robin 21 Apr Blue Haven Rd--between Paton's and the Preserve
  Bushtit 21 Apr
  Northern Cardinal 21 Apr Sweetwater Wetlands
  Black-chinned Sparrow 21 Apr Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
Check Northern Parula 21 Apr Sweetwater Wetlands
  Buff-breasted Flycatcher 21 Apr Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake
Check White-faced Ibis 21 Apr
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