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This post is a bit belated, but December 15 was my first Christmas Bird Count of the season, the Yuma/Martinez Lake count. Centered on Imperial Dam, the count circle is equal parts Yuma County, AZ and Imperial County, AZ. Since … Continue reading
It’s been a wild week for the Colorado River below the Grand Canyon. Two days ago (January 16), the news came in that an Ivory Gull had been photographed along the Colorado River somewhere near Willow Beach, but it had … Continue reading
This fall, Arizona Field Ornithologists held their sixth annual meeting right here in Lake Havasu City. The meeting was a great success, honoring Gale Monson with talks memorializing him and his work, discussion of the lower Colorado River Valley where … Continue reading
It’s CBC season again! A time of year when birders organize their efforts and agree to spend a day counting every bird in some small corner of the world, then celebrate together at a greasy local restaurant. I missed the … Continue reading
With the recent return of the Nutting’s Flycatcher, the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge and Planet Ranch Road in particular are once again getting attention from the birding world. Map of the western portion of the refuge On the … Continue reading
November 30th, after a lovely day rediscovering the now-returned Nutting’s Flycatcher, hiking in the Bill Williams, and finding my La Paz County Winter Wren, I thought I had used up all my birding karma for a little while. Still, when … Continue reading
Just after 8:00 this morning, after about 15 minutes of birding, I was walking down the road at Mosquito Flats in Bill Williams River NWR, planning out my post to the listserv about the continued absence of the Nutting’s Flycatcher. … Continue reading
Two days ago (26 November 2012), John West photographed an odd gull on the beach at Rotary Park. He sent the photos to David Vander Pluym, who immediately identified it as a juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gull! Photos by John West … Continue reading
November and December are prime times to bird Lake Havasu with waterfowl migration under way. With all three species of scoters as well as a Red-throated Loon and the now regular large numbers of Greater Scaup and smaller number of … Continue reading