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The Christmas Bird Count season is always an exciting time of year, with more eyes and ears out in the field looking at birds, gathering data and finding rarities; birders getting together, seeing old friends and meeting new people; and … Continue reading
The Government Shutdown and Western Arizona
The current shutdown of the federal government is having a significant impact on birders as we try to figure out which of our favorite birding locations are off-limits, and which are still accessible. On a recent trip to southeastern Arizona, … Continue reading
Posted in Birding Locations, Cibola NWR, Havasu NWR, Imperial County, La Paz County, Lake Havasu, LCRV, Mohave County, Nevada, News, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Yuma County Tagged Bill Williams River NWR, Cibola NWR, Havasu NWR, Imperial NWR, Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City Arizona, Lake Havasu State Park, Lake Mead NRA, Lake Mohave, Martinez Lake, Parker Valley 5 Comments
By now I am sure that most everyone has heard about the split of Sage Sparrow into (at present) two species: Bell’s Sparrow (Artemisiospiza belli) and Sagebrush Sparrow (A. nevadensis), two names I think are appropriate or at least I … Continue reading
Birding the north end of Lake Havasu
I’ve written many times about Lake Havasu’s north end, particularly Cape Havasu. I’ve written about many of the rarities that have been seen there, and about the many reasons why I enjoy birding there. Now it’s probably about time I … Continue reading
Posted in Birding Locations, Havasu NWR, Lake Havasu, LCRV, Mohave County Tagged Cape Havasu 2 Comments
Recording Black-tailed Gnatcatchers
An exciting event for me occurred this past week, when I received my first real microphone, a Sennheiser ME66 shotgun mic. More on that later, but needless to say, I had to get outside to take it for a spin … Continue reading
Posted in Havasu NWR, LCRV, Sound Recordings, Species Profiles Tagged Bird song, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Gnatcatcher Leave a comment
Big Sit 2012: Cape Havasu
This weekend, everyone is talking about the Big Sit, a national birding event hosted by Birdwatcher’s Digest, which falls every year on the second Sunday in October. (This year, they added the preceding Saturday as a possible count day.) This … Continue reading
Posted in Big Sit, Events, Havasu NWR, Lake Havasu, LCRV, Mohave County, Trip reports, Vagrants 2 Comments
Spring Migration Birding
With temperatures creeping above 100 in the past week, those of us along the river here were happy to hear that a front was coming through, bringing possible rain and highs in the 80s. Of course, there is always a … Continue reading
LCRV Rarity Photos
I’ve been promising for a while to post photos of rarities that have been seen lately in the LCRV. The thing is, the rarities just keep coming! I have finally caught up, for now, and I present a suite of … Continue reading
As I mentioned in my Beal Lake post, we have had quite a few Short-billed Dowitchers in the area lately. Our first was at the Island STP August 24. The next day, David and I counted 18 on Beal Lake. … Continue reading
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Birding Beal Lake
The past week, since returning from the Western Field Ornithologists meeting in Sierra Vista, David and I have made several trips to Beal Lake. When we moved to this area last December, we were only vaguely aware of Beal Lake, … Continue reading
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