I used three major resources: the AZNM mailing list, eBird sightings reports, the Tucson RBA. Stuart Healey seems to have deleted his birding site (aztrogon), which was a pity since it was a source of useful location and sightings information - I assume this means he is totally retired now. I can also mine eBird sightings using the BirdsEye iPhone app while in the field (find local hotspots and sightings). To a lesser extent I've used the Tucson Audubon's "Finding Birds in S.E. Arizona" for which I have an older version. I took this book with me although I already knew directions to most places based on planning for prior trips, just in case I needed some additional resources. In fact I didn't use it at all.
I made a return trip to Lake Havasu City and at Rotary Park had nothing of interest - American Coot, Ring-necked Duck, Ring-billed Gull, and after driving over the London Bridge the boat launch at Site 6 was really no better (coots and more common ducks) but my first Northern Harrier was hunting nearby. Still, the main goal was the Nutting's Flycatcher and getting a Blue-footed Boby (which was USA 698) in AZ was pretty special.
Having got all that I needed from the area I Drove down through Parker. Given the paucity of reports from the agricultural valley bordering the Colorado River south of Parker I opted to avoid that detour and aimed for some afternoon birding west of Phoenix. I sought to avoid the worst of the snowbird RV traffic and took AZ-72 and the route via Wickenburg back toward I-10. I saw little en route except Common Raven and Red-tailed Hawk in the agricultural areas around Wickenburg. Common Raven is unambiguous this far west - no Chihuahuans. House Sparrow, Say's Phoebe, (Audubon's) Yellow-rumped Warbler were at the I-10 rest stop 30 miles or so west of Buckeye - I remember seeing House Sparrows here last year, in what is really desert scrub and outside what I consider to be normal habitat range for them. Still parking lots and House Sparrows do seem to be a match.
I hopped off I-10 shortly after that to head down Salome Highway, and things started to get more interesting along Salome including Loggerhead Shrike and more hawks. The Palo Verde nuclear power installation was prominent as usual - venting cooling water into the desert sky. Got to question the wisdom of having a water-hungry installation in an arid area.
Down in the agricultural valley around Palo Verde: Northern Harrier, American Kestrel, a huge blackbird flock along Old Hwy 80 that had Brown-headed Cowbird, Brewer's/Red-winged/Yellow-headed Blackbirds and the inevitable Eurasian Collared and Mourning Doves. Up Bruner Rd to Lower River Road thre was no Burrowing Owl in last year's spot, but Killdeer Say's Phoebe and Vermilion Flycatcher at that intersection (which is just west of the ponds). Here I also saw a probable Sharp-shinned Hawk but like many of the Accipiters in the first few days was somewhat ambiguous. The pond at the curve on Lower River Road had Northern Shoveler, Black-necked Stilt, Least Sandpiper and Great Egret. Vesper Sparrows were across the road at a cattle corral. A Ferruginous Hawk was hunting low along the field where that road meets Old Hwy 80, at which point I think it's called Route 309. The Ferruginous showed the characteristic shallow-V set of the wings, and was low to the ground making me think that it was a Northern Harrier before I checked it.
At the Thrasher spot it was quiet, with an initial Cactus Wren followed by nothing, no sparrows. Eventually I found two Abert's Towhees and nearby two Le Conte's Thrashers (including one singing), then a few Sagebrush Sparrows, a Sage Thrasher. I did not see any White-crowned Sparrows or Bendire's Thrashers. And the only other birds were Loggerhead Shrike and American Kestrel. Along Arlington Canal Rd: Great Egrets, Say's and Black Phoebe, possible Harris's Hawk (that looked confusingly huge), Black Vultures headed to roost, blackbird and dove flocks, Belted Kingfisher, Western Meadowlark, more Red-tailed Hawks including one with a white tail that was almost Krider's-like. Along the extension of Old Hwy 80 - the dead-end section, a field held a flock of Long-billed Curlews with some Greater Yellowlegs and a pair of Burrowing Owls on the banks, with several (Neotropic?) Cormorants headed west along the river. Notably no White-faced Ibis in this area, despite flocks of them last year.
I then cut south to I-8 and east to Tucson where I stayed overnight in a Travelodge close to the south side of the city. This Travelodge was cheaper and right next door to the Motel 6, yet I'd rate it better than the Motel 6 in terms of room quality. While certainly not luxurious, I ended staying there a second time on the trip.
Eventually, after spending 3 hours there, I accumulated a decent list: Say's Phoebe, Black Phoebe, Dusky Flycatcher, Hutton's Vireo, Hermit Thrush, Spotted Towhee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Chipping Sparrow, Lesser Goldfinch. A birding group came along, but they were not excessively noisy and didn't play tapes, which was a relief. Eventually I gave up on the Sinaloa Wren around 11am and on the walk back to the car had another Hutton's Vireo and two Abert's Towhee. Tellingly nobody had this bird during the period I was in AZ - regular sightings had ceased, although there have been one or two reports subsequently (writing this on Feb 14th).
Going north towards Montosa Cyn a brief stop at Amado Water Treatment Plant yielded American Coot, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, three Redheads, Mallards including some that looked Mexican-ish.
On the lower slopes approaching Montosa Canyon, Brewer's Sparrows and Black-throated Sparrows in a roadside mixed flock were a nice find, but birding in Montosa Canyon itself was slow going, even though I hiked along the road and up the drainages itself: Hermit Thrushes, Bewick's Wren, Northern Cardinal, Pyrrhuloxia, Spotted Towhee, Bridled Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hepatic Tanager, Canyon Wren. No sight or sound of any Gnatcatchers. This time around I'd done a LOT of prior research on the range of vocalization of this species, so I knew it as well or better than any other western species I was going to encounter. Figures that they were a no-show. By this point I'd put a fair number of hours chasing Black-capped Gnatcatchers in AZ with multiple visits to Montosa Cyn and Florida Cyn. It was verging on the nemesis status of my Floridian experience with Mangrove Cuckoo.
Back down on the valley floor in Sahuarita at North Santa Cruz Park: American Kestrel, a large Raven flock (assumed that some of these were Chihuahuan, perhaps most of them), White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, my main target here: Lawrence's Goldfinch flock and a fly-by Northern Harrier plus Accipiter sp. It's mainly a sports-oriented park adjacent to a large pecan grove with some weedy edges that attract sparrows.
Despite generally murky conditions and fading light I made a trek up to Florida Cyn and hiked up above the water tank and dam. I was fortunate enough that two Rufous-capped Warblers passed right by me at one of the stream crossings. This habitat is very reminiscent of the time I first saw Rufous-capped in Sycamore Cyn (off the rough Ruby Road). Also present were, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Black-chinned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Hermit Thrushes, Bewick's Wren, Pyrrhuloxia, White-crowned Sparrow, Cactus Wren, Townsend's Solitaire, a distant Acorn Woodpecker, and a vocal Painted Redstart at the Research Center. The area at and below the parking lot was silent.
Madera Canyon was comatose near dusk, with only Acorn Woodpeckers showing from their holes - already at roost. I did see the usual mid-canyon flock of Wild Turkeys at Madera Kubo, but NOTHING was visiting the Santa Rita Lodge feeders. This time around there was no snow in the canyon and very little at the tops of the mountains (unlike Feb 2014 when I experienced a snow storm here) - the stream was running slowly and patchily in the canyon.
I spent the next two nights at the America's Best Value Inn in Sierra Vista, where I scored a decent rate by staying two nights. Certainly a cut above the Travelodge and Motel 6 in Sierra Vista, it nevertheless is far from busy on the weekend nights I stayed there. I do hope they're making enough $$ to survive. I've stayed here before, and if I go back to Sierra Vista I will likely stay there again.
The dirt roads north of Whitewater Draw held singing Bendire's Thrasher, with Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel and Loggerhead Shrikes on the wires. More sparrows zipped around but since I'd seen the species they represented I declined to spend a lot of time sorting them out. Instead I cut north towards Kansas Settlement, which is somewhat south-east of Willcox and somewhere I'd not visited before. I tracked down 4-5 Ferruginous Hawks based on previous reports in the vicinity of Kimzee and Chambers just to the east of Kansas Settlement Road. I also had several Red-tailed Hawks (including 10 on an active irrigation structure), American Kestrels, a lot of Raven sp. Since the area is irrigated agricultural I imagine the hawks keep the rodent numbers down. The hawks were the main attraction but I also had two Greater Roadrunners and two Sage Thrashers along Kimzee (at Kimzee/CLee in particular). House Sparrows were also present in the biggest numbers of the trip so far.
By now it was early afternoon, and I made two passes through the Willcox Twin Lakes ponds before and after lunch: the inevitable Northern Shovelers, American Wigeon, Ruddy Duck, a few Long-billed Curlews (absent the second time), uncooperative but distinctive Chestnut-collared Longspur flock (20-30), but somehow missed Horned Lark, and the Sandhill Crane roost was accumulating during my second visit. I don't remember this being close to the ponds in previous visits.
I had a small amount of latitude so I decided to circumnavigate the Chiricahua Mountains before heading back to Whitewater Draw. For speed I took the longer fast route via I-10 into NM and down toward Rodeo. AZ drivers have little lane discipline but they don't speed very much outside the urban centers, so I was only doing 80mph in the 75mph speed limit zone. The road in NM had a reputation of being a speed trap (I saw at least one cop car) so I was even more conservative there. On the road in NM I had Northern Harrier, American Kestrel, likely Red-tailed Hawk and Raven sp. I took the short-cut to Portal and while Portal itself was quiet on drive-by I snagged Mexican Jay and White-breasted Nuthatch in Cave Creek before the South Cave Creek fork, and had Loggerhead Shrike along the wires. The biggest surprise was an adult Bald Eagle flying southbound down the west side of the valley/eastern side of the Chiricahuas at 3:32 pm viewed from Portal Rd just south of Foothills Rd. There's nearly zero water and very little Bald Eagle prey in that valley so I assume it was headed toward Sulphur Springs Valley where they are at least periodically reported. Heaven only knows were it was coming from....but then again there's been rails at Willow Tank and they come from somewhere too. There's only one other report of Bald Eagle from this valley in eBird. I don't do a lot of eBird reporting - it takes too much time, especially on trips - but I did add this sighting.
Down State Line Road I found one Virginia Rail and Song Sparrow at Willow Tank (AZ), then headed to the south end of Rodeo (NM) where it didn't take all that long to find the two Ruddy Ground-Doves that had been hanging out there. Curve-billed Thrasher, Cactus Wren and Ladder-backed Woodpecker were also good finds. Unfortunately I failed to get some nearby birders on the doves before they flew a block or two further north. I did find the Thrasher and Wren while looking for the doves, but that was of more interest to me than the other birders.
It was 4:15pm so I was only able to preserve a small amount of light before sunset back at Whitewater Draw after I'd made the 60 mile trek back there via Douglas. (The part of Douglas that I headed through did not look very affluent, making me happy to be staying in Sierra Vista instead). Sandhill Cranes were gathering for their evening roost but there really wasn't much else happening there. I returned to Sierra Vista after being in the wrong lane put me in a busy downtown Bisbee. Popular place on a Saturday night.
Montosa Cyn actually had Black-capped Gnatcatcher right at the culvert at 11am when I parked there but plumaged-based ID issues are significant so I was still unconvinced as they moved up-canyon and I lost them - complicated by the fact that I was looking at the non-vocalizing individual. I finally found them again as they headed down-canyon at 12:15pm (initially giving a tic contact call that I've not heard in any recordings) and they eventually reappeared at the culvert at 12:35pm before heading up the hill again. Photos confirmed the ID (tail feather length) but the call itself was unambiguous - the lower pitched polyphonic mewing call being different to the other Gnatcatchers. Also present were Hutton's Vireo, Canyon, Bewick's and House Wrens, Hermit Thrush, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Generally quiet but excellent looks at the Gnatcatchers after about 90 minutes of effort and very educational about the ID difficulties associated with them.
After extended looks at the Black-capped Gnatcatchers I'm pretty sure that the individual I saw twice at Florida Canyon last Feb was a Black-capped as well. I'm just not capable of making the assessment of tail graduation (it's comparing white-on-white feather lengths) on a fast-moving bird. Since Blue-gray change vocalization across the country I couldn't discard Blue-gray as an option at the time (note: I've seen NO Blue-grays in two AZ winter trips) and better familiarity with the calls would have probably nailed it down the first time.
Amado Water Treatment Plant didn't have a Heerman's Gull reported the previous day, and basically the same species as the previous visit on Friday, minus the Redheads. I made the decision to loop back south to Patagonia, skipping the expensive ($15) state park since not much had been reported there (modulo Trogon) and headed to Paton's yard where I had Red-naped Sapsucker, Lazuli Bunting, Anna's Hummingbird, White-winged Dove, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Gila and Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, (Audubon's) Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-breasted Nuthatch, at least until a Sharp-shinned Hawk spooked things and I decided to leave. The American Bird Conservancy appear to have acquired, or nearly completed acquiring, this property so it will remain open to birders for years to come. The total number of life birds for visiting birders seen in the Paton's yard must be staggering - it's a little like the (now defunct) feeders at Salineno TX.
Time was getting on and Patagonia Preserve closed at 4pm so I did a quick visit there. Unlike last year no feeders at the entrance and very few sparrows (Siskins were a reason for the visit and totally absent). It was very quiet at 3:15pm, I learned that the Western Screech-Owl had been killed by another owl, but one small flock of birds contained Chipping and White-crowned Sparrows, House Finch and a Gray Flycatcher. Really could have skipped this, based on the paucity of birds there, and probably explains the lack of reports from this location. And it is a sad feeling to know that your life prior bird (the Screech-Owl) is dead.
After looping north out of Patagonia via Sonoita - where the grasslands adjacent to the rest stop were devoid of birds and the field is up for sale - I spent the end of day at at dusk at Sahuarita's North Santa Cruz Park. Lark Sparrows, many flycatching Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-crowned Sparrow and Abert's Towhee's, a Vermilion Flycatcher and Say's Phoebe and a single very shy Common Ground-Dove. Much human activity and some ATVs were present, whereas the Lawrence's Goldfinches were certainly not.
Stayed overnight at the same Tucson Travelodge as Thursday night - again a modest hotel at a decent price.
Early going at lower Madera Canyon was very quiet. No Pygmy-Owl. Hermit Thrush and Mexican Jay were about the only things I saw in the canyon that had yet to see any sun that morning. Sun had reached the Proctor Rd parking lot at 0845 so that was a little more active: Bridled Titmouse, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet. I did get a good, fast hike in as a warm-up for Florida Canyon, however.
Florida Cyn was active at Research Station at the exposed water: many American Robins, Acorn and Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, Chipping and Black-chinned Sparrows, Canyon Towhee, Pyrrhuloxia and Northern Cardinal, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Cactus and Bewick's Wren. Allegedly there was a Trogon there just before I arrived but the birders concerned appeared not to be very experienced (Trogons had been reported in this vicinity, however). Up-canyon past the dam it was considerably quieter even as the sun starting hitting the canyon itself: White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Cactus Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler, Canyon Tohwee, Black-chinned Sparrow, Lesser Goldfinch, Bewick's and Cactus Wrens. However eventually I did see one or perhaps two Rufous-capped Warblers working the eastern wall of the canyon, not coming down to the willows, and on the way out I sent multiple birders in search of them.
Back at a sunnier Madera Canyon I hiked from Whitehouse almost up to Amphitheater, finding it moderately quiet. Dark-eyed Juncos of both Red-backed and Oregon races were present, Hermit Thrush and Mexican Jay, Acorn Woodpecker, Bridled Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Hutton's Vireo, Lesser Goldfinch, (Audubon's) Yellow-rumped Warbler
At the Santa Rita feeders I saw pretty much everything in 5 minutes that I'd seen on that entire uphill hike: Acorn Woodpecker, Arizona Woodpecker, Chipping Sparrows, House Finch and Lesser Goldfinch, Mexican Jay, White-breasted Nuthatch, Hepatic Tanager male, but no siskins. Down from Santa Rita I found a Townsend's Warbler male in a mixed flock with Bridled Titmice. This was the end of the mountain canyons for this trip, so now it was down to Tucson and back up toward Phoenix in the last 24 hours of the trip.
A quick revisit to Sahuarita didn't net me anything - park employees were obsessively leaf-blowing and although I did catch a brief glimpse of the Lawrence's Goldfinch flock they were disinclined to perch up for photos. At Himmel Park in Tucson only Vermilion Flycatcher and no Harris's Sparrow.
At Sweetwater Wetlands: Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Gadwall, Ruddy Duck, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Greater Roadrunner, Wilson's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, one Sora, American Coot, Red-tailed Hawk, and a Yellow-rumped Warbler that sounded and looked rather Myrtle-like.
North-west out of Tucson to Santa Cruz flats I exited I-10 at Red Rock, a contrived development ("site of future Fire Station" was perhaps a little worrisome for the existing houses) and pretty further out from Tucson than I'd like to be. Surely hotter than Hell in an AZ summer. At the large Red Rock cattle feed lot surprisingly just a few Brewers Blackbird and this first section had limited birds, mostly Eurasian-collared Dove and Mourning Dove; with few flycatchers or roadside raptors - a few Red-tailed, very few Kestrels. I did scavenge one Western Meadowlark, Horned Lark, Say's Phoebe. At Evergreen Sod Farm at Tweedy north of Pretzer a field had a Killdeer flock and then one agitated Mountain Plover in the next field up. Tweedy is an rough little road north of Pretzer, but worth the extra caution you need to traverse it with. That's all I saw, ONE Mountain Plover, and for a species that flocks together in winter seeing an isolated one seems strange (subsequent reports indicated a larger dispersed flock with individuals tough to find). In adjacent fields, Distant shorebirds (Least Sandpipers seen overhead), some blackbirds and Great-tailed Grackles, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Harrier. Backtracking to Pretzer west of Tweedy hundreds of American Pipits were feeding in the fields along the south side of the sod farm. South on Sunland Gin I failed to find ANY Caracaras where upwards of one hundred had been previously reported (file under: Epic Fail), and had one Great Blue Heron. At this point I ran out of light and went north to Phoenix where I stayed at the EZ 8 Airporter motel once again.
South to the Gila River reservoir, Sandhill Cranes and Great Egrets en route - I hadn't expected to see Cranes here but the agricultural location makes perfect sense. Great Egrets and Pied-billed Grebes at the north end of the reservoir but nothing else to make me linger. Conscious of the narrowing time window prior to returning the rental car I went back to Lower River Road where the flooded field at 309/Old Hwy-80 had many blackbirds including Yellow-headed, Great Egrets, Northern Harrier. The pond at the curve on Lower River Road had a Ruddy Duck and Northern Rough-winged Swallows and absolutely nothing else. The larger ponds past Bruner had Black-necked Stilt, mostly Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Least Sandpiper, Killdeer, more Northern Rough-winged Swallows, and a couple of Horned Larks. A Prairie Falcon was seen hunting over fields nearby - by far the best bird in this section. At this point gave up and went via car wash at Buckeye to Encanto Park in Phoenix which is usefully close to the rental car return.
Encanto Park has a large central lake and park-like surroundings. Rosy-faced Lovebird was present but not especially cooperative, an entirely expected flock of Great-tailed Grackles and blackbirds, Northern Mockingbird (few of these for the trip), and then semi-tame waterfowl on the lake: many Ring-necked Duck, some American Wigeon, one Northern Shoveler, Mallard, one male Lesser Scaup and Canada Geese ironically at the adjacent golf course. One of the targets here were cormorants and obligingly both Neotropic and Double-crested Cormorants were roosting next to each other. The Ring-necked Ducks did a pretty good impersonation of lurking in the shade, although temperatures were only mild. Back at car doing a quick repack and a pre-flight clothing change the last bird for the trip was a Lewis's Woodpecker, a rather unexpected find and a pretty good bird for the last of the trip.
|Pied-billed Grebe||Podilymbus podiceps|
|Clark's Grebe||Aechmophorus clarkii||Bill Williams River NWR|
|Blue-footed Booby||Sula nebouxii||Bill Williams River NWR|
|Neotropic Cormorant||Phalacrocorax brasilianus||Encanto Park|
|Double-crested Cormorant||Phalacrocorax auritus||Encanto Park|
|Great Blue Heron||Ardea herodias|
|Great Egret||Ardea alba||Buckeye|
|Snowy Egret||Egretta thula||Bill Williams River NWR|
|Black Vulture||Coragyps atratus||a few nr Arlington Canal Rd|
|Turkey Vulture||Cathartes aura||low numbers|
|Greater White-fronted Goose||Anser albifrons||Whitewater Draw|
|Canada Goose||Branta canadensis||Encanto Park (next to golf course, ironically)|
|Gadwall||Anas strepera||Whitewater Draw|
|American Wigeon||Anas americana|
|Northern Shoveler||Anas clypeata||widespread and dominant waterfowl sp.|
|Northern Pintail||Anas acuta||Whitewater Draw|
|Green-winged Teal||Anas crecca||Whitewater Draw, Sweetwater Wetlands|
|Canvasback||Aythya valisineria||Bill Williams River NWR|
|Redhead||Aythya americana||Amado WTP|
|Ring-necked Duck||Aythya collaris|
|Greater Scaup||Aythya marila||Bill Williams River NWR|
|Lesser Scaup||Aythya affinis||Encanto Park|
|Common Goldeneye||Bucephala clangula||Bill Williams River NWR|
|Barrow's Goldeneye||Bucephala islandica||Bill Williams River NWR|
|Ruddy Duck||Oxyura jamaicensis|
|Bald Eagle||Haliaeetus leucocephalus||Chiricahuas!! and Buckeye|
|Northern Harrier||Circus cyaneus|
|Sharp-shinned Hawk||Accipiter striatus|
|Red-tailed Hawk||Buteo jamaicensis|
|Ferruginous Hawk||Buteo regalis||Buckeye, Sulphur Springs Valley|
|American Kestrel||Falco sparverius|
|Prairie Falcon||Falco mexicanus||Buckeye|
|Wild Turkey||Meleagris gallopavo||Madera Cyn|
|Gambel's Quail||Callipepla gambelii||Thrasher spot|
|Virginia Rail||Rallus limicola||Willow Tank/Portal/Rodeo|
|Sora||Porzana carolina||Sweetwater Wetlands|
|Common Gallinule||Gallinula galeata||Bill Williams River NWR|
|American Coot||Fulica americana|
|Sandhill Crane||Antigone canadensis||Whitewater Draw/Sulphur Springs and Buckeye/Arlington|
|Mountain Plover||Charadrius montanus||Santa Cruz Flats|
|Black-necked Stilt||Himantopus mexicanus||Buckeye|
|Greater Yellowlegs||Tringa melanoleuca||Buckeye, Whitewater Draw|
|Long-billed Curlew||Numenius americanus||Buckeye|
|Least Sandpiper||Calidris minutilla|
|Ring-billed Gull||Larus delawarensis|
|Rock Pigeon||Columba livia|
|Eurasian Collared-Dove||Streptopelia decaocto|
|White-winged Dove||Zenaida asiatica||Patagonia, Tubac|
|Mourning Dove||Zenaida macroura|
|Common Ground-Dove||Columbina passerina||Sahuarita|
|Ruddy Ground-Dove||Columbina talpacoti||Whitewater Draw and Rodeo (NM)|
|Rosy-faced Lovebird||Agapornis roseicollis||Encanto Park|
|Greater Roadrunner||Geococcyx californianus|
|Burrowing Owl||Athene cunicularia||Buckeye|
|Anna's Hummingbird||Calypte anna||Thrasher spot and Patagonia|
|Belted Kingfisher||Megaceryle alcyon|
|Lewis's Woodpecker||Melanerpes lewis||Encanto Park, Phoenix|
|Acorn Woodpecker||Melanerpes formicivorus|
|Gila Woodpecker||Melanerpes uropygialis|
|Red-naped Sapsucker||Sphyrapicus nuchalis||Patagonia (Paton's)|
|Ladder-backed Woodpecker||Picoides scalaris|
|Arizona Woodpecker||Picoides arizonae||Madera Cyn|
|Northern Flicker||Colaptes auratus|
|Gray Flycatcher||Empidonax wrightii||Tubac, Patagonia|
|Dusky Flycatcher||Empidonax oberholseri||Tubac|
|Black Phoebe||Sayornis nigricans||widespread|
|Say's Phoebe||Sayornis saya||widespread|
|Vermilion Flycatcher||Pyrocephalus rubinus|
|Nutting's Flycatcher||Myiarchus nuttingi||Bill Williams River NWR|
|Loggerhead Shrike||Lanius ludovicianus|
|Hutton's Vireo||Vireo huttoni||Tubac, Montosa Cyn, Madera Cyn|
|Mexican Jay||Aphelocoma wollweberi||Madera Cyn, Cave Creek Cyn|
|Chihuahuan Raven||Corvus cryptoleucus||Green Valley/Sahuarita|
|Common Raven||Corvus corax|
|Horned Lark||Eremophila alpestris||Santa Cruz flats|
|Northern Rough-winged Swallow||Stelgidopteryx serripennis||Buckeye|
|Bridled Titmouse||Baeolophus wollweberi|
|White-breasted Nuthatch||Sitta carolinensis|
|Cactus Wren||Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus||Thrasher spot, Florida Cyn|
|Canyon Wren||Catherpes mexicanus|
|Bewick's Wren||Thryomanes bewickii|
|House Wren||Troglodytes aedon||Montosa Cyn, Florida Cyn|
|Ruby-crowned Kinglet||Regulus calendula|
|Black-tailed Gnatcatcher||Polioptila melanura|
|Black-capped Gnatcatcher||Polioptila nigriceps||Motosa Cyn|
|Townsend's Solitaire||Myadestes townsendi||Florida Cyn|
|Hermit Thrush||Catharus guttatus||canyons|
|American Robin||Turdus migratorius|
|Northern Mockingbird||Mimus polyglottos|
|Sage Thrasher||Oreoscoptes montanus||Thrasher spot, Sulphur Springs valley|
|Bendire's Thrasher||Toxostoma bendirei||Thrasher spot, Whitewater area|
|Curve-billed Thrasher||Toxostoma curvirostre||Rodeo NM|
|Le Conte's Thrasher||Toxostoma lecontei||Thrasher spot|
|European Starling||Sturnus vulgaris|
|American Pipit||Anthus rubescens||Santa Cruz flats|
|Phainopepla||Phainopepla nitens||Bill Williams River NWR|
|Orange-crowned Warbler||Oreothlypis celata||only two!|
|Common Yellowthroat||Geothlypis trichas||Whitewater Draw|
|Black-throated Gray Warbler||Setophaga nigrescens||Florida Cyn|
|Townsend's Warbler||Setophaga townsendi||Madera Cyn|
|Rufous-capped Warbler||Basileuterus rufifrons||Florida Cyn|
|Wilson's Warbler||Cardellina pusilla||Sweetwater Wetlands|
|Painted Redstart||Myioborus pictus||Madera Cyn, Florida Cyn|
|Hepatic Tanager||Piranga flava||Montosa Cyn, Madera Cyn|
|Green-tailed Towhee||Pipilo chlorurus|
|Spotted Towhee||Pipilo maculatus|
|Canyon Towhee||Melozone fuscus||Florida Cyn|
|Abert's Towhee||Melozone aberti|
|Rufous-crowned Sparrow||Aimophila ruficeps||Florida Cyn, Montosa Cyn|
|Chipping Sparrow||Spizella passerina||Florida Cyn, Patagonia|
|Brewer's Sparrow||Spizella breweri||Whitewater Draw|
|Black-chinned Sparrow||Spizella atrogularis||Florida Cyn|
|Vesper Sparrow||Pooecetes gramineus|
|Lark Sparrow||Chondestes grammacus||Sahuarita|
|Black-throated Sparrow||Amphispiza bilineata||Montosa Cyn lower slopes|
|Sagebrush Sparrow||Artemisiospiza nevadensis||Thrasher spot|
|Lark Bunting||Calamospiza melanocorys||Sulphur Springs valley|
|Savannah Sparrow||Passerculus sandwichensis|
|Song Sparrow||Melospiza melodia|
|Lincoln's Sparrow||Melospiza lincolnii||Tubac, Whitewater Draw|
|White-crowned Sparrow||Zonotrichia leucophrys|
|Dark-eyed Junco||Junco hyemalis||Madera Cyn|
|Chestnut-collared Longspur||Calcarius ornatus||Willcox Twin Lakes|
|Northern Cardinal||Cardinalis cardinalis|
|Lazuli Bunting||Passerina amoena||Patagonia|
|Red-winged Blackbird||Agelaius phoeniceus|
|Western Meadowlark||Sturnella neglecta|
|Yellow-headed Blackbird||Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus||Buckeye|
|Brewer's Blackbird||Euphagus cyanocephalus|
|Great-tailed Grackle||Quiscalus mexicanus|
|Brown-headed Cowbird||Molothrus ater|
|House Finch||Haemorhous mexicanus|
|Lesser Goldfinch||Carduelis psaltria|
|Lawrence's Goldfinch||Carduelis lawrencei||Sahuarita|
|House Sparrow||Passer domesticus|