Category Archives: LCRV

Inland Seabirds

On August 5 Lauren and I made a mad dash down to Mittry Lake after Bobby Wilcox found Arizona’s potential second state record of a Sooty Shearwater and the first one found alive (though see below about a third individual)! … Continue reading

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Least Tern, Lake Havasu City

David and I had a nice surprise today in the form of a text message from John West, saying that he had just found a Least Tern at Rotary Park! This being a state bird for both of us, we … Continue reading

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Sound Recordings from the Spring

After making good use of my recording equipment this spring, the summer has been much slower for sound recording. I blame the heat, both because it keeps me inside much more often and because I don’t like to take the … Continue reading

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Photo Study: Two Second-Cycle California Gulls

Phainopepla Fables has been on the back-burner lately as field work has kept us busy, and we’ve spent the past month or so catching up. We hope to update the blog more regularly now as we should have a little … Continue reading

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Nutting’s Flycatcher Confirmed Breeding!

With only four previous records for the United States, Lauren Harter’s and my discovery of a Nutting’s Flycatcher in the Bill Williams River NWR in the winter of 2011-2012 was a shock, though there was a prior record (Sept 2008) … Continue reading

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Mew Gull in Lake Havasu City

From a birder’s perspective, one particularly nice aspect of living in Lake Havasu City is the chance to just swing by Rotary Park on the way to the grocery store. I’ve had a cold the past few days and haven’t … Continue reading

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Species Profile: Franklin’s Gull

The Franklin’s Gull is an attractive member of one of my favorite groups. It is also always one of the highlights of spring waterbird migration in the LCRV. With a black hood and a pink blush to the chest even … Continue reading

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