Monthly Archives: August 2011

The summer of Amphispiza quinquestriata

It seems that Arizona always has a few surprises in store for birders.  For the past 25 years or so, California Gulch and adjacent Sycamore Canyon have been the traditional sites to track down the extremely localized Five-striped Sparrow in … Continue reading

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Coincidence

This sure seems to happen a lot.  While birding in the Sulphur Springs Valley this morning, I noticed a bunch of Western Kingbirds around.  I mentioned to my group that they should be on the lookout for Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and … Continue reading

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Back to the Gulch

Yesterday, I had a chance to get out and do a bit of birding with a couple of friends from Minnesota.  High up on their desired bird list was Five-striped Sparrow, so we headed off to the back country west … Continue reading

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