April in Arizona – Week Two

Migration continues to be very weak as April moves along, but we did manage to visit several more habitats and pick up some more of the local species of each area.

It is clear already that spring migration in the arid Southwest is very different from what we are used to along the Gulf Coast of Texas. There are no large surges of trans-Gulf migrants here and, therefore, no fallouts. Migration, at least this year, seems to start later and be concentrated into a briefer season. Also, in general, there are fewer species involved. It seems implausible that we will ever encounter a 30 species “warbler day” in SE Arizona or SW New Mexico. This area’s diversity seems to be more about its variety of habitats at various elevations than about a wave of migrants passing through.

Here is the updated list:

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

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