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Sulphur-bellied Flycatchers near Tucson

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The post Sulphur-bellied Flycatchers near Tucson appeared first on 10,000 Birds. This bird is rarely seen in the US, other than here, where this boldly patterned bird actually somewhat common, especially up in the Madera Canyon area. Just another great reason to plan at trip to South East Arizona!

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Fall migration brings rarities to Tucson

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The Santa Cruz River flows right thru the middle of Tucson, and other than when we receive the heavy seasonal “Monsoon” rains, it is large, wide and completely dry. The post Fall migration brings rarities to Tucson appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Here is our Purple Gallinule!

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Why Tucson, for the birds of course!

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Now that Jeanne and I have settled here in Tucson, Arizona, we have been questioned by our friends dozens of times….Why Why Tucson? 10 countries, over 1300 bird species, and now I have limited my various twitches to just one county, Pima, which pretty much surrounds the greater Tucson Arizona. So, why Tucson, why not?

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Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Tucson, Arizona

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When we first landed here in Tucson, Arizona, fate worked her magic, and one of the first people I met was Luke Safford. Luke is a coordinator with the Tucson Audubon Society, and was incredibly helpful with getting my feet on the ground, as far as South East Arizona Birding. The American Bittern makes a pretty regular appearance.

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Sam Lena Park, Tucson, Arizona

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In my continuing tour of the many sites for birding here in the Tucson, Arizona area, I have run across the Sam Lena Park, and athletic complex. The post Sam Lena Park, Tucson, Arizona appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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The Little Bird Year: Week 41 – Madera Canyon, Tucson Arizona

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Tucson Arizona is turning out to be a very birdy area. I have to admit I stole some parts of that phrase from the director of the Tucson Audubon Society, Jonathan E. Situated in the Santa Rita Mountains, south of Tucson. This week, I was able to get down to the nearly world famous Madera Canyon. eBird Submissions – 377.

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Little Big Year-Week 37: Settling down in Tucson AZ

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Now that we have “settled” in Tucson, Arizona, or at least this is where the 5th Wheel is for the time being, it has been nice to be able to spread out a bit. This was the weather that greeted us when we made the 60 mile trip from Tucson, down to Patagonia, AZ and the Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds.

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