April in Arizona (and part of NM) – Week 1

The month started off with a bang when we saw the Tufted Flycatcher and Flame-colored Tanagers at Ramsey Canyon. It continued with a nice assortment of local specialties and migrant birds during week one.

We “only” spent two full days of birding in week one,, and a couple of shorter trips to nearby places, for a total of about 24 hours in the field. In that time we were able to compile a list of 116 species.

Some very nice finds included the rarities mentioned above, several owls (Northern Saw-whet, Northern Pygmy, Elf, Burrowing, and Western Screech) and several raptors (Northern Goshawk, Gray Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk, and the usual suspects). Migrants were relatively few, but we expect their numbers to build steadily.

  1. Blue-winged Teal
  2. Cinnamon Teal
  3. Ring-necked Duck
  4. Wild Turkey
  5. Scaled Quail
  6. Gambel’s Quail
  7. Montezuma Quail
  8. Pied-billed Grebe
  9. Turkey Vulture
  10. Northern Harrier
  11. Cooper’s Hawk
  12. Northern Goshawk
  13. Gray Hawk
  14. Swainson’s Hawk
  15. Zone-tailed Hawk
  16. Red-tailed Hawk
  17. Golden Eagle
  18. American Kestrel
  19. Wilson’s Snipe
  20. Rock Pigeon
  21. Band-tailed Pigeon
  22. Eurasian Collared-Dove
  23. White-winged Dove
  24. Mourning Dove
  25. Inca Dove
  26. Greater Roadrunner
  27. Western Screech-Owl
  28. Northern Pygmy-Owl
  29. Elf Owl
  30. Burrowing Owl
  31. Northern Saw-whet Owl
  32. Vaux’s Swift
  33. White-throated Swift
  34. Broad-billed Hummingbird
  35. Blue-throated Hummingbird
  36. Magnificent Hummingbird
  37. Black-chinned Hummingbird
  38. Costa’s Hummingbird
  39. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
  40. Rufous Hummingbird
  41. Acorn Woodpecker
  42. Gila Woodpecker
  43. Red-naped Sapsucker
  44. Ladder-backed Woodpecker
  45. Hairy Woodpecker
  46. Arizona Woodpecker
  47. Northern Flicker
  48. Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet
  49. Greater Pewee
  50. Hammond’s Flycatcher
  51. Dusky Flycatcher
  52. Black Phoebe
  53. Say’s Phoebe
  54. Vermilion Flycatcher
  55. Dusky-capped Flycatcher
  56. Cassin’s Kingbird
  57. Western Kingbird
  58. Loggerhead Shrike
  59. Bell’s Vireo
  60. Cassin’s Vireo
  61. Hutton’s Vireo
  62. Mexican Jay
  63. Chihuahuan Raven
  64. Common Raven
  65. Horned Lark
  66. Tree Swallow
  67. Violet-green Swallow
  68. Bridled Titmouse
  69. Verdin
  70. White-breasted Nuthatch
  71. Brown Creeper
  72. Cactus Wren
  73. Canyon Wren
  74. Bewick’s Wren
  75. House Wren
  76. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  77. Hermit Thrush
  78. American Robin
  79. Northern Mockingbird
  80. Bendire’s Thrasher
  81. Curve-billed Thrasher
  82. Crissal Thrasher
  83. Lucy’s Warbler
  84. Yellow Warbler
  85. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  86. Black-throated Gray Warbler
  87. Townsend’s Warbler
  88. Common Yellowthroat
  89. Painted Redstart
  90. Hepatic Tanager
  91. Flame-colored Tanager
  92. Green-tailed Towhee
  93. Spotted Towhee
  94. Canyon Towhee
  95. Cassin’s Sparrow
  96. Rufous-crowned Sparrow
  97. Chipping Sparrow
  98. Brewer’s Sparrow
  99. Vesper Sparrow
  100. Black-throated Sparrow
  101. Lark Bunting
  102. Lincoln’s Sparrow
  103. White-crowned Sparrow
  104. Dark-eyed Junco
  105. Northern Cardinal
  106. Pyrrhuloxia
  107. Red-winged Blackbird
  108. Eastern Meadowlark
  109. Brewer’s Blackbird
  110. Great-tailed Grackle
  111. Hooded Oriole
  112. Scott’s Oriole
  113. House Finch
  114. Pine Siskin
  115. Lesser Goldfinch
  116. House Sparrow

All-in-all it was a nice start to the month.

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