Category Archives: Identification

Lesser Black-backed Gull – Lake Havasu

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

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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

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Long-tailed? Jaeger

We’ve been scouring the lake lately for jaegers – those wonderful winged pirates – given all the reports coming from the inland southwest.  We were rewarded a few days ago with a flyby Parasitic that hasn’t shown itself since.  What … Continue reading

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Short-billed Dowitchers

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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Mew Gull – Bullhead City

Way back on January 29, David and I embarked on an epic day of birding…well, not all that epic, until we crossed the Bullhead/Laughlin bridge (just south of Davis Dam), and noted a gull flock loafing below the bridge.  We … Continue reading

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‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve

The ‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve lies just outside of Parker, AZ.  The preserve was established in 1995 by the Colorado River Indian Tribes as a place to restore the natural and cultural heritage of the Colorado River.  Now it stands as … Continue reading

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