Latest Rarities

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
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  Name Date Location
  Lucifer Hummingbird 20 Sep Ash Canyon B&B (closed Wednesdays)
  Rufous-crowned Sparrow 20 Sep
Check Burrowing Owl 20 Sep Las Cienegas NCA--FR 6904 (prairie dog colony)
Check Burrowing Owl 20 Sep Las Cienegas NCA--FR 6904 (prairie dog colony)
  Dickcissel 20 Sep
  American Redstart 20 Sep
  Clay-colored Sparrow 20 Sep Reid Park
  Mexican Duck 20 Sep Reid Park
  Varied Bunting 20 Sep Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge
  Vaux's Swift 20 Sep Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge
Check Long-billed Curlew 20 Sep Canoa Ranch Conservation Park
Check Black-capped Gnatcatcher 20 Sep Florida Canyon--lower
Check Black-capped Gnatcatcher 20 Sep Florida Canyon--lower
Check Dickcissel 20 Sep Page WTP
  Black-bellied Plover 20 Sep
  Sanderling 20 Sep
Check Burrowing Owl 20 Sep
  Canada Goose 20 Sep Gilbert Rd Agricultural Ponds (Pinal Co; roadside only)
Check Dickcissel 20 Sep Page WTP
  Elegant Trogon 20 Sep Madera Canyon--Whitehouse Picnic area
  Tropical Kingbird 20 Sep Green Valley Country Club Estates (private)
  Varied Bunting 20 Sep Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge
Check Lesser Scaup 20 Sep Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Check Caspian Tern 20 Sep Lake Pleasant (Yavapai Co.)
  Mexican Duck 20 Sep Lake Havasu--Mesquite Bay South
  Mexican Duck 20 Sep Lake Havasu--Mesquite Bay South
  Costa's Hummingbird 20 Sep Ash Canyon B&B (closed Wednesdays)
  Lucifer Hummingbird 20 Sep Ash Canyon B&B (closed Wednesdays)
  Caspian Tern 20 Sep Lake Pleasant (Yavapai Co.)
  Caspian Tern 20 Sep Lake Pleasant (Yavapai Co.)
Check Northern Waterthrush 20 Sep
  Gray Hawk 20 Sep
  Northern Goshawk 20 Sep Carr Canyon--Reef Townsite CG
  Caspian Tern 20 Sep Lake Pleasant (Maricopa Co.)
  Caspian Tern 20 Sep Lake Pleasant (Maricopa Co.)
Check Northern Waterthrush 20 Sep
Check Clay-colored Sparrow 20 Sep Rio Vista Natural Resource Park
Check Dickcissel 20 Sep Rio Vista Natural Resource Park
  Clay-colored Sparrow 20 Sep Canoa Ranch Conservation Park
  Dickcissel 20 Sep Pena Blanca Lake
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