A Field Guides Birding Tours Report

Arizona: Birding the Border I 2023

May 12-21, 2023 with Chris Benesh guiding

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Looking west from the entrance to Madera Canyon toward the end of our trip, the sky filled with popcorn clouds. Photo by Chris Benesh.

Southeast Arizona is an amazing place and ranks as one of the “must see” destinations for North American birders. Our Field Guides "Birding the Borders" tour takes in many of the iconic destinations, looping from Tucson and the Santa Catalina mountains eastward to the Chiricahuas, the Huachucas, and the Santa Ritas, as well as lowland sites along the San Pedro and Santa Cruz Rivers, Sonoita Creek, and the Sonoran desert south of Tucson. Our tour recorded a number of wonderful birds. You shared your favorites as the trip was wrapping up. They included the stunning Varied Bunting, Elegant Trogon, Red-faced Warbler, Spotted Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Bridled Titmouse, Five-striped Sparrow, Lesser Goldfinch, and the Acorn Woodpecker. Other honorable not-mentioned included White-eared, Berylline, and Lucifer hummingbirds, Rose-throated Becards, Whiskered Screech-Owl, Elf Owl, and of course the tragedy of the pair of Flame-colored Tanagers. You will be happy to know that the pair stuck around and re-nested elsewhere in the canyon.

It was my pleasure to share with you the natural wonders of this part of the country. I wish you all good health and safe travels.


One of the following keys may be shown in brackets for individual species as appropriate: * = heard only, I = introduced, E = endemic, N = nesting, a = austral migrant, b = boreal migrant

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)

BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (Dendrocygna autumnalis)

Five of these flashy ducks were at the Amado Ponds.

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The gang at our last dinner together in Vail.

BLUE-WINGED TEAL (Spatula discors)

CINNAMON TEAL (Spatula cyanoptera)

NORTHERN SHOVELER (Spatula clypeata)

GADWALL (Mareca strepera)

AMERICAN WIGEON (Mareca americana)

MALLARD (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos)

MEXICAN DUCK (Anas diazi)


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We got lucky with Elegant Trogans this trip, with a nice encounter at the end of the road into South Fork of Cave Creek. Photo by Chris Benesh.

RING-NECKED DUCK (Aythya collaris)

RUDDY DUCK (Oxyura jamaicensis)

Odontophoridae (New World Quail)

SCALED QUAIL (Callipepla squamata)

We managed to track down a couple of these at the golf course in Willcox.

GAMBEL'S QUAIL (Callipepla gambelii)

MONTEZUMA QUAIL (Cyrtonyx montezumae)

After a lot of road cruising, we finally connected with a couple of birds in the Chiricahuas. Such a striking bird, yet one that blends in so well with its habitat.

Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)

WILD TURKEY (Meleagris gallopavo)

Turkey populations have really exploded in recent years in Arizona and we saw them in several places.

Podicipedidae (Grebes)

PIED-BILLED GREBE (Podilymbus podiceps)

Our only one was at Pena Blanca Lake.

EARED GREBE (Podiceps nigricollis)

One in breeding plumage in Willcox.

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After a fair bit of road cruising, we finally connected with this highly desired Montezuma Quail. This attractive species blends in so well to its grassy habitat. Photo by Chris Benesh.
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)

ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) [I]

BAND-TAILED PIGEON (Patagioenas fasciata)

A couple of good studies with one in Portal and another visiting a feeder at the George Walker House in Paradise.

EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE (Streptopelia decaocto) [I]

INCA DOVE (Columbina inca)

COMMON GROUND DOVE (Columbina passerina)

WHITE-WINGED DOVE (Zenaida asiatica)

MOURNING DOVE (Zenaida macroura)

Cuculidae (Cuckoos)

GREATER ROADRUNNER (Geococcyx californianus)

Only a couple seen early on in the trip. One at Del Lago was a great start to the tour.

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After a long stakeout in Ramsey Canyon watching for Northern Pygmy-Owl, we eventually connected with it sitting high up in a sycamore tree. Photo by Chris Benesh.
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)

LESSER NIGHTHAWK (Chordeiles acutipennis)

Also at Del Lago was an impressive showing of this species as we were having dinner.

COMMON POORWILL (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)

We eventually had great looks at one of these in Hunter Canyon.

MEXICAN WHIP-POOR-WILL (Antrostomus arizonae) [*]

We heard one on a couple of occasions.

Apodidae (Swifts)

WHITE-THROATED SWIFT (Aeronautes saxatalis)

Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

RIVOLI'S HUMMINGBIRD (Eugenes fulgens)

This big species was perhaps best seen at Beatty's feeders in Miller Canyon.

BLUE-THROATED MOUNTAIN-GEM (Lampornis clemenciae)

Another impressively large hummingbird; most were seen in the Chiricahuas.

LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD (Calothorax lucifer)

After putting in some time at the Ash Canyon Sanctuary we did connect with a handsome male Lucifer.

BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD (Archilochus alexandri)

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In the Chiricahuas, we were fortunate to see a sleepy Spotted Owl in the high country. Photo by Chris Benesh.


COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Calypte costae)

Some saw this species on our first afternoon, but for the rest of us, the male seen at Ash Canyon was a fabulous catch-up bird.

BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD (Selasphorus platycercus)

BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD (Cynanthus latirostris)

WHITE-EARED HUMMINGBIRD (Basilinna leucotis)

We a lot of patience, and we were rewarded with a nice male visiting a feeder at Beatty's.


We managed to get nice views of two birds at the Patons in Patagonia. Sonoita Creek is a stronghold for this species.

BERYLLINE HUMMINGBIRD (Saucerottia beryllina)

We got lucky with this one. After building up considerable karma not seeing the bird in Ramsey Canyon, we had almost no wait before the Patagonia bird appeared in front of us!

Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)

AMERICAN COOT (Fulica americana)

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This alert Great Horned Owl was a real treat along the Santa Cruz River. Photo by Chris Benesh.
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)

BLACK-NECKED STILT (Himantopus mexicanus)

AMERICAN AVOCET (Recurvirostra americana)

Handsome birds in Willcox in their breeding plumage.

Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)

SEMIPALMATED PLOVER (Charadrius semipalmatus)

KILLDEER (Charadrius vociferus)

Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)

LEAST SANDPIPER (Calidris minutilla)

WESTERN SANDPIPER (Calidris mauri)

WILSON'S PHALAROPE (Phalaropus tricolor)

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (Phalaropus lobatus)

We managed to pick out a couple of these smaller phalaropes among the Wilson's in Willcox.

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This Arizona Woodpecker is quite range restricted in the United States though its range extends well down into Mexico. This one was at the Santa Rita Lodge. Photo by Chris Benesh.

SPOTTED SANDPIPER (Actitis macularius)

Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)

RING-BILLED GULL (Larus delawarensis)

CALIFORNIA GULL (Larus californicus)

Gulls are not very common in southeast Arizona, so getting two species in Willcox was a good effort.

Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)

NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Nannopterum brasilianum)

Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)

GREAT BLUE HERON (Ardea herodias)

GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba)

GREEN HERON (Butorides virescens)

Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)

WHITE-FACED IBIS (Plegadis chihi)

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One of the last new birds of the trip was this Gilded Flicker seen in a patch of saguaro rich desert south of Tucson. Photo by Chris Benesh.
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)

BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)

TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura)

Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)

MISSISSIPPI KITE (Ictinia mississippiensis)

After some searching, we spotted the pair of kites that are now nesting in Patagonia. We also got to chat with one of the locals.

COOPER'S HAWK (Accipiter cooperii)

HARRIS'S HAWK (Parabuteo unicinctus)

This species can be tough to track down sometimes, so it was a treat to find a nest on our way through Tucson.

GRAY HAWK (Buteo plagiatus)

This species was plentiful, with more than a dozen sightings. It has really increased in population in recent decades.

SWAINSON'S HAWK (Buteo swainsoni)

RED-TAILED HAWK (Buteo jamaicensis)

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We saw some wonderful hummingbirds on the trip, including this male White-eared Hummingbird in Miller Canyon.
Strigidae (Owls)

WHISKERED SCREECH-OWL (Megascops trichopsis)

This was the owl species we had the most luck with. Great looks in the Chiricahuas.

GREAT HORNED OWL (Bubo virginianus)

It was quite a surprise to see an active, day-flying bird at Rose Canyon Lake. We also had a great view of one along the Santa Cruz River.

NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL (Glaucidium gnoma)

After a long stakeout, searching the top of an Arizona sycamore produced a silent male bird watching over the nest area.

ELF OWL (Micrathene whitneyi)

We had good views of this species on our second attempt at seeing them.

SPOTTED OWL (Strix occidentalis)

A fabulous sighting of this threatened species in the Chiricahuas, sleeping away the morning.

Trogonidae (Trogons)

ELEGANT TROGON (Trogon elegans)

We were lucky with this species, connecting with a couple of birds in the Chiricahuas.

Picidae (Woodpeckers)

ACORN WOODPECKER (Melanerpes formicivorus)

GILA WOODPECKER (Melanerpes uropygialis)

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We also lucked into this Berylline Hummingbird in Patagonia where it is particularly scarce. Photo by Chris Benesh.


HAIRY WOODPECKER (Dryobates villosus)

ARIZONA WOODPECKER (Dryobates arizonae)

NORTHERN FLICKER (RED-SHAFTED) (Colaptes auratus cafer)

GILDED FLICKER (Colaptes chrysoides)

One of the last new birds of the trip. We eventually had great looks at several south of Tucson in the saguaros of the Sonoran Desert.

Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)

AMERICAN KESTREL (Falco sparverius)

PEREGRINE FALCON (Falco peregrinus)

We had two sightings on the trip. First, was one in Sierra Vista and the second flew past us at Pena Blanca Lake.

Tityridae (Tityras and Allies)

ROSE-THROATED BECARD (Pachyramphus aglaiae)

Great views of a male and female along the Santa Cruz River, where this species has been breeding in recent years. There were two nests close together and it looked as though material was perhaps being removed from one to fortify the other.

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We had a wonderful time watching a pair of Rose-throated Becards working on a nest along the Santa Cruz River near Tubac. Your guide captured the male pictured here.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)


Nice views of this species in Harshaw Canyon and heard elsewhere.


GREATER PEWEE (Contopus pertinax)

WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE (Contopus sordidulus)

HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER (Empidonax hammondii)

DUSKY FLYCATCHER (Empidonax oberholseri)

CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER (Empidonax occidentalis)

As of July 2023, this species has been re-lumped with Pacific-slope Flycatcher with the two now being known as Western Flycatcher, Empidonax difficilis.

BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (Empidonax fulvifrons)

We had one briefly at Rose Canyon Lake and then another pair in Pinery Canyon.

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And there were lots of flycatchers to work through. The smallest of these is the Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet seen in Harshaw Canyon.

BLACK PHOEBE (Sayornis nigricans)

SAY'S PHOEBE (Sayornis saya)

VERMILION FLYCATCHER (Pyrocephalus rubinus)

Nice nice views of this eye-popping species.

DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tuberculifer)

ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus cinerascens)

BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER (Myiarchus tyrannulus)

SULPHUR-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Myiodynastes luteiventris)

The first arrivals of this species take place in mid-May so it was nice to see birds in Cave Creek Canyon and Miller Canyon.

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Tyrannus melancholicus)

The last of the four kingbird species we recorded. We had a pair at Clark's Crossing and another in Tubac that perched near a Cassin's briefly for a nice comparison.

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We had a few encounters with Greater Pewee, including this one photographed by your guide.

CASSIN'S KINGBIRD (Tyrannus vociferans)

THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD (Tyrannus crassirostris)

This distinctive kingbird was well seen in Portal and then again at several spots near Patagonia and along the Santa Cruz River.

WESTERN KINGBIRD (Tyrannus verticalis)

Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis)

BELL'S VIREO (Vireo bellii)

HUTTON'S VIREO (Vireo huttoni)

PLUMBEOUS VIREO (Vireo plumbeus)

WARBLING VIREO (Vireo gilvus)

We remarked on how the song of the Western Warbling Vireos differs from those in the East.

Laniidae (Shrikes)

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (Lanius ludovicianus)

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This lovely Cactus Wren put on a show for us in a blooming saguaro at the end of our trip.
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)

STELLER'S JAY (Cyanocitta stelleri)

WOODHOUSE'S SCRUB-JAY (WOODHOUSE'S) (Aphelocoma woodhouseii woodhouseii)

MEXICAN JAY (Aphelocoma wollweberi)

CHIHUAHUAN RAVEN (Corvus cryptoleucus)

COMMON RAVEN (Corvus corax)

Paridae (Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice)

MEXICAN CHICKADEE (Poecile sclateri)

A bit tricky this year, but we did connect with one in Pinery Canyon. The Chiricahuas are the only accessible site for this species in the United States.

BRIDLED TITMOUSE (Baeolophus wollweberi)

JUNIPER TITMOUSE (Baeolophus ridgwayi)

One came to the feeders at the George Walker House.

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High up on everyone's want list was Red-faced Warbler and they did not disappoint! This beauty was seen on our first full morning on Mt. Lemmon.
Remizidae (Penduline-Tits)

VERDIN (Auriparus flaviceps)

Alaudidae (Larks)

HORNED LARK (Eremophila alpestris)

A few seen in Willcox.

Hirundinidae (Swallows)

NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)

PURPLE MARTIN (Progne subis)

The last new bird of the trip was a pair of Purple Martins roosting on a powerline in the desert south of Tucson. The Sonoran desert population breeds in saguaros.

VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW (Tachycineta thalassina)

BARN SWALLOW (Hirundo rustica)

CLIFF SWALLOW (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)

BUSHTIT (Psaltriparus minimus)

Great looks at some coming to the water feature at Ash Canyon.

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We also saw the scarce and local Five-striped Sparrow in Box Canyon after some searching.
Sittidae (Nuthatches)

WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH (Sitta carolinensis)

PYGMY NUTHATCH (Sitta pygmaea)

Certhiidae (Treecreepers)

BROWN CREEPER (Certhia americana)

Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)

BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHER (Polioptila melanura)

One at the Botteri's Sparrow spot on Foothills Road.

Troglodytidae (Wrens)

ROCK WREN (Salpinctes obsoletus)

Good looks at some in Box Canyon on our first afternoon. Also heard/seen at the Roadside Rest.

CANYON WREN (Catherpes mexicanus)

HOUSE WREN (Troglodytes aedon)

BEWICK'S WREN (Thryomanes bewickii)

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Another one that teased us for a while was Varied Bunting, but this male along Ruby Road showed wonderfully in the end.

CACTUS WREN (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

Sturnidae (Starlings)

EUROPEAN STARLING (Sturnus vulgaris) [I]

Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)

CURVE-BILLED THRASHER (Toxostoma curvirostre)

BENDIRE'S THRASHER (Toxostoma bendirei)

Birds bringing food to a nest at the golf course in Willcox ended up being the only ones seen.

CRISSAL THRASHER (Toxostoma crissale)

Brief but excellent views of one coming in to Bob Rodrigues's feeders near Portal.

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD (Mimus polyglottos)

Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)

WESTERN BLUEBIRD (Sialia mexicana)

A couple of these were at Rose Canyon Lake.

HERMIT THRUSH (Catharus guttatus)

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One of the most heartbreaking moments of the tour came watching a Mexican Jay raid a Flame-colored Tanager nest while the tanagers hopelessly tried to scare off the raider. Here the female removes the remains of the nest. Photo by guide Chris Benesh.

AMERICAN ROBIN (Turdus migratorius)

Bombycillidae (Waxwings)

CEDAR WAXWING (Bombycilla cedrorum)

A few still hanging around from the big numbers the past winter.

Ptiliogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers)

PHAINOPEPLA (Phainopepla nitens)

Peucedramidae (Olive Warbler)

OLIVE WARBLER (Peucedramus taeniatus)

A couple at Rose Canyon and another couple in Pinery Canyon.

Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

HOUSE SPARROW (Passer domesticus) [I]

Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies)

EVENING GROSBEAK (Coccothraustes vespertinus)

A female coming to feeders at the Santa Rita Lodge was notable. This species is a scarce visitor to southern Arizona.

HOUSE FINCH (Haemorhous mexicanus)

CASSIN'S FINCH (Haemorhous cassinii)

Good views of one hanging around Jasper's feeders near Portal.

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Quite unusual for this location and date was this female Evening Grosbeak hanging out at the Santa Rita Lodge feeders. Photo by Chris Benesh.

RED CROSSBILL (Loxia curvirostra)

Great looks at a female visiting the feeders at the Portal Peak Lodge. Part of a big winter influx of Type 2 birds this past winter.

PINE SISKIN (Spinus pinus)

LESSER GOLDFINCH (Spinus psaltria)

Passerellidae (New World Sparrows)

RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Peucaea carpalis)

We did finally connect with this species at Clark Crossing near the Santa Cruz River.

BOTTERI'S SPARROW (Peucaea botterii)

Great views of a pair of birds right outside Portal.

FIVE-STRIPED SPARROW (Amphispizopsis quinquestriata)

It took a while to locate, but we eventually had terrific views of a bird in Box Canyon on our first afternoon.

BLACK-THROATED SPARROW (Amphispiza bilineata)

This striking species was showing well at various spots including Bob Rodrigues's Feeders.

YELLOW-EYED JUNCO (Junco phaeonotus)

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Scarce but regular in Spring most years are Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. This male showed up at the Ash Canyon Sanctuary.

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW (ORIANTHA) (Zonotrichia leucophrys oriantha)

SONG SPARROW (Melospiza melodia)

This species was plentiful along the Santa Cruz River and Sonoita Creek. Birds here are small and rusty colored.

CANYON TOWHEE (Melozone fusca)

One was at Jasper's feeders and another was seen at Pena Blanca Lake.

ABERT'S TOWHEE (Melozone aberti)

RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW (Aimophila ruficeps)

SPOTTED TOWHEE (Pipilo maculatus)

Icteriidae (Yellow-breasted Chat)


Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)

YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)

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Here is a female Type 2 Red Crossbill that was hanging out at the feeders outside of the Portal Peak Lodge.

CHIHUAHUAN MEADOWLARK (Sturnella lilianae lilianae)

This recently split species was seen in Willcox and then again along Stateline Road.

HOODED ORIOLE (Icterus cucullatus)

BULLOCK'S ORIOLE (Icterus bullockii)

SCOTT'S ORIOLE (Icterus parisorum)

It was a really good trip for orioles, with multiple sightings of each species.

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD (Agelaius phoeniceus)

BRONZED COWBIRD (Molothrus aeneus)


GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (Quiscalus mexicanus)

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This handsome Band-tailed Pigeon put in an appearance at the George Walker House during our afternoon visit there.
Parulidae (New World Warblers)

NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (Parkesia noveboracensis)

A migrant was seen along the San Pedro River near the Hereford Bridge crossing.

LUCY'S WARBLER (Leiothlypis luciae)

COMMON YELLOWTHROAT (Geothlypis trichas)

YELLOW WARBLER (Setophaga petechia)

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (AUDUBON'S) (Setophaga coronata auduboni)

GRACE'S WARBLER (Setophaga graciae)

BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER (Setophaga nigrescens)

WILSON'S WARBLER (Cardellina pusilla)

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Perhaps the mammal highlight of the trip was this White-nosed Coati we saw at Rose Canyon Lake in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

RED-FACED WARBLER (Cardellina rubrifrons)

Nice views of this beautiful species at Rose Canyon Lake and again in Pinery Canyon.

PAINTED REDSTART (Myioborus pictus)

Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)

HEPATIC TANAGER (Piranga flava)

SUMMER TANAGER (Piranga rubra)

WESTERN TANAGER (Piranga ludoviciana)

FLAME-COLORED TANAGER (Piranga bidentata)

One of the more exciting and heart-breaking moments of the tour was locating a pair of Flame-colored Tanagers in Miller Canyon, and then the horror or watching a Mexican Jay raid the nest and consume the contents of the eggs.

NORTHERN CARDINAL (Cardinalis cardinalis)

PYRRHULOXIA (Cardinalis sinuatus)

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

A beautiful male was hanging out at Jasper's feeders near Portal.

BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK (Pheucticus melanocephalus)

BLUE GROSBEAK (Passerina caerulea)

VARIED BUNTING (Passerina versicolor)

One of the most desired species. After several teases, we really got fantastic views on the Ruby Road.


EASTERN COTTONTAIL (Sylvilagus floridanus)

DESERT COTTONTAIL (Sylvilagus audubonii)

BLACK-TAILED JACKRABBIT (Lepus californicus)

CLIFF CHIPMUNK (Tamias dorsalis)

HARRIS'S ANTELOPE SQUIRREL (Ammospermophilus harrisii)

SPOTTED GROUND SQUIRREL (Spermophilus spilosoma)

ROCK SQUIRREL (Spermophilus variegatus)

MEXICAN FOX SQUIRREL (Sciurus nayaritensis)

This colorful squirrel was seen several times in the Chiricahuas, the only range of mountains where it occurs in the United States.

ARIZONA GRAY SQUIRREL (Sciurus arizonensis)

YELLOW-NOSED COTTON RAT (Sigmodon ochrognathus)

GRAY FOX (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

A couple seen in the Chiricahuas.

WHITE-NOSED COATI (Nasua narica)

A fantastic encounter with one at Rose Canyon Lake in the Santa Catalinas.

MULE DEER (Odocoileus hemionus)

WHITE-TAILED DEER (Odocoileus virginianus)


GREEN RATSNAKE (Senticolis triaspis)

We happened to drive by at just the right moment as some local herpers had just located one in Box Canyon.

AMERICAN BULLFROG (Lithobates catesbeianus) [I]

CHIRICAHUA LEOPARD FROG (Lithobates chiricahuensis)

ELEGANT EARLESS LIZARD (Holbrookia elegans)

ORNATE TREE LIZARD (Urosaurus ornatus)


DESERT SPINY LIZARD (Sceloporus magister)

CLARK'S SPINY LIZARD (Sceloporus clarkii)

SONORAN SPOTTED WHIPTAIL (Aspidoscelis sonorae)

Totals for the tour: 189 bird taxa and 14 mammal taxa