Latest Rarities

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Notable Sightings in Arizona
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  Name Date Location
  Tricolored Heron 12 Aug Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
  Olive-sided Flycatcher 12 Aug Ladybug Saddle
  Lucifer Hummingbird 12 Aug Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (closed Thursday morning; formerly Ash Canyon B&B)
  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12 Aug Saguaro NP--West--Desert Discovery Trail
  Berylline Hummingbird 12 Aug Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge
  Northern Pintail 12 Aug Green Valley WRF (controlled access)
  Berylline Hummingbird 12 Aug Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge
  Northern Pintail 12 Aug Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
  Northern Pintail 12 Aug Willcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
  Ring-necked Duck 12 Aug Amado WTP
  Rose-throated Becard 12 Aug Patagonia Roadside Rest Area
  Rock Pigeon 12 Aug
  Tricolored Heron 12 Aug Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
  Black-throated Sparrow 12 Aug Santa Cruz River--Sunset Rd.
  Ring-necked Duck 12 Aug Amado WTP
  Painted Bunting 12 Aug Paton Center for Hummingbirds (Patons' Yard)
Check Tricolored Heron 12 Aug Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
  Snowy Plover 12 Aug Solar Power & Water Ponds
Check Common Ground Dove 12 Aug Madera Canyon--Proctor Rd.
Check Mississippi Kite 12 Aug
  Berylline Hummingbird 12 Aug Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge
Check Mexican Duck 12 Aug Tres Rios WRF Settling Basin
Check Tricolored Heron 12 Aug Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
Check Mississippi Kite 12 Aug Patagonia Town Park
Check Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay 12 Aug Mt. Lemmon--Soldier Canyon
Check Tricolored Heron 12 Aug Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
  Tricolored Heron 12 Aug Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
  Hammond's Flycatcher 12 Aug Rustler Park
  Townsend's x Hermit Warbler (hybrid) 12 Aug Rustler Park
  Townsend's x Hermit Warbler (hybrid) 12 Aug Rustler Park
  Hammond's Flycatcher 12 Aug Rustler Park
  White-eared Hummingbird 12 Aug
  White-eared Hummingbird 12 Aug
Check Berylline Hummingbird 12 Aug Madera Canyon--Santa Rita Lodge
  Blue-winged Warbler 12 Aug Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Check Tricolored Heron 12 Aug Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
Check Rose-throated Becard 12 Aug Patagonia Roadside Rest Area
Check Tricolored Heron 12 Aug Santa Cruz River--Ina Rd.
  Bendire's Thrasher 12 Aug
  Bendire's Thrasher 12 Aug
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