Birds seen (and heard only) in Southeastern Arizona May 12-19, 1998. Brad Bergstrom ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Abundance Code* Locality Codes** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Podicipedidae (grebes) Eared Grebe 2 TW Ardeidae (herons) Great Blue Heron 3 TW,SP Great Egret 1 TW Anatidae (ducks, geese) Black-bellied Whistling-Duck F PP Blue-winged Teal F TW Mallard F TW,CP Gadwall 2 TW Ruddy Duck C TW Lesser Scaup C TW Ciconiidae (New World vultures, storks) Turkey Vulture A all locations Black Vulture F PP,PR Falconiformes (hawks, falcons) Golden Eagle 1+ RC (nest w/ chick) Northern Harrier 1 TW Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 CP Cooper's Hawk 1 CP Red-tailed Hawk C CP,CM,FH,SR,SC Swainson's Hawk 3 FW,CD Harris's Hawk 2 SC *Gray Hawk 3 PP,PR American Kestrel 3 SP,PP Peregrine Falcon 2 CP Galliformes (upland game birds) Wild Turkey 3 RC Gambel's Quail A all elev. below 6000 Scaled Quail F CD,SR Rallidae (rails, coots) Common Moorhen F TW American Coot F TW Charadriiformes (shorebirds) Killdeer F TW American Avocet 3 TW Spotted Sandpiper 2 TW Long-billed Dowitcher F TW Willet 3 TW Wilson's Phalarope 4 TW Columbidae (doves) Rock Dove C TW Mourning Dove A all localities White-winged Dove A TW,CD,CP,FH,PR,PP,SR,SC Inca Dove C TW,PP,CP,SR Common Ground-Dove F PP,TW Coccyzidae (New World Cuckoos) Greater Roadrunner 3 TW,CD Tytonidae (owls) Elf Owl 2 SR (Flammulated Owl) 3 CM Great Horned Owl 3 CP,CD,SR Western Screech Owl F CP,FH (Whiskered Screech Owl) F SR Caprimulgidae (goatsuckers) Lesser Nighthawk C TW,CD,SR (Poorwill) 1 RC Whip-poor-will C CP,CM,FH,SR Apodiformes (swifts, hummingbirds) White-throated Swift A all mountain ranges Anna's Hummingbird F TW,PP,SR Black-chinned Hummingbird C TW,CP,RC,PP,SC Blue-throated Hummingbird C CP,RC,SR Broad-billed Hummingbird F TW,PP,SR Broad-tailed Hummingbird A TW,CP,CM,FH,RC,SR,SC Costa's Hummingbird 2 SR Magnificent Hummingbird C CP,RC,SC,SR *Violet-crowned Hummingbird 3 PP *White-eared Hummingbird 2 RC Trogoniformes (trogons...) Elegant Trogon F CP,FH,RC,SR Picidae (woodpeckers) Acorn Woodpecker A all mtn. ranges + desert Gila Woodpecker F TW,CD,PP,FH,SR Hairy Woodpecker F CM,SC Ladder-backed Woodpecker F PP,SR Northern (Red-shafted) Flicker C most locations Gilded Flicker 2 PP Tyrannidae (flycatchers) Brown-crested Flycatcher F CP,FH,PP,SR Ash-throated Flycatcher C CD,CP,FH,PP,PR,SR,SP Dusky-capped Flycatcher C CP,FH,RC,SR Hammond's Flycatcher 1 SP Cordilleran Flycatcher C CM,FH,SR,SC Vermilion Flycatcher C TW,CD,SP,PP,PR,SC,SR Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher F FH,RC,SR *Buff-breasted Flycatcher 3 FH *Northern Beardless Tyrannulet 2 PP,SR Western Wood-pewee C CP,CM,FH,RC,SR,SC Greater Pewee C FH,RC,SR,SC Black Phoebe F CP,SR Say's Phoebe C CP,TW,SP,SR Cassin's Kingbird C CM,FH,SR,SC,SP Western Kingbird C TW,CD,CP Thick-billed Kingbird 3 PP,PR Alaudidae (larks) Horned Lark 2 TW Hirudinidae (swallows) Purple Martin 2 TW Barn Swallow C TW,SP,PP,CD,CP Northern Rough-winged Swallow F SP Violet-green Swallow C CM,FH,RC,SC Corvidae (jays, crows) Steller's Jay F CM,FH,SR,SC Mexican Jay A all mtn. ranges Western Scrub Jay 1 FH Common Raven C all mtn. ranges Chihuahuan Raven C TW,CD,SP Paridae (chickadees) *Mexican Chickadee F CM Bridled Titmouse C TW,CD,CP,FH,RC,PP,PR,SP,SR Juniper Titmouse 1 CP Verdin F CD,TW,SR Sittidae (nuthatches) White-breasted Nuthatch C CP,CM,SP,PP,SR Pygmy Nuthatch C CM,SC Aegithalidae Common Bushtit 4 RC Certhiidae (creepers,gnatcatchers) Brown Creeper C CM,FH,SR,SC,SP Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 1 TW Troglodytidae (wrens) Bewick's Wren C TW,CM,CP,FH,SR,SC,SP Cactus Wren C TW,CD,CP,SR,SC,SP Canyon Wren C CP,CM,FH,SR House Wren F RC Rock Wren 2 PR (5 mi SW) Sylviidae (kinglets) Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 RC Muscicapidae (true thrushes) Western Bluebird F CM Hermit Thrush C CP,CM,FH,SR,SC American Robin A all localities Sturnidae (mimic thrushes, starlings) Northern Mockingbird C TW,SR,PP,CD,SR Bendire's Thrasher 2 CD Curve-billed Thrasher C TW,CD,CP,FH,SR,SP Crissal Thrasher 2 CD European Starling C TW,CP,SP,PP,SR Bombycillidae (waxwings,silky flycatchers) Cedar Waxwing C CP,CM,FH,SR Phainopepla C TW,PP,PR,SC,SR Laniidae (shrikes) Loggerhead Shrike 1 SP Vireonidae (vireos) Bell's Vireo C FH,RC,PP,SR,SC Gray Vireo 1 FH Hutton's Vireo F PP,PR,SR Plumbeous Vireo A all mtn. ranges Warbling Vireo C CM,FH,SR,PP,SC Fringillidae Emberizinae/Parulini (wood warblers) Black-throated Gray Warbler F FH,SR Grace's Warbler C FH,CM,SR,SC Lucy's Warbler F PP,PR,SR *Olive Warbler C CM,SC Orange-crowned Warbler 1 PR Red-faced Warbler C CM,RC,FH,SR,SC Virginia's Warbler F RC,SR Wilson's Warbler C CP,CM,RC,PP,SR,SC Yellow Warbler F SP,PP Yellow-rumped Warbler C CP,CM,FH,RC,SR,SC Common Yellowthroat C TW,PP,SP Yellow-breasted Chat F PP,SP Painted Redstart A all mtn. ranges Emberizinae/Thraupini (tanagers) Summer Tanager C CP,FH,SR,SC Hepatic Tanager F CM,FH Western Tanager C CP,CM,FH,RC,SR,SC Emberizinae/Cardinalini Northern Cardinal C CP,FH,PP,TW,SP,SR Pyrrhuloxia F TW,PR,PP,PR,SC Black-headed Grosbeak A all mtn. ranges Emberizinae/Icterini (blackbirds, orioles) Eastern Meadowlark F SP Great-tailed Grackle C TW,CD,SR,PP,SP Red-winged Blackbird C TW,SP,PP,CP Brewer's Blackbird F TW Brown-headed Cowbird C TW,CD,CP,CM,FH,SR,SC,SP Bronzed Cowbird 3 CP Bullock's Oriole C TW,CP,RC,PP,PR,SR,SP Scott's Oriole F CD,CP,SR Hooded Oriole F CP,SC Emberizinae/Emberizini (sparrows, buntings, longspurs...) Spotted Towhee C CP,FH,RC,SR,SC Canyon Towhee C CD,CP,FH,SR,SC Abert's Towhee C SP,PP,PR,SR Black-throated Sparrow F CD,SR *Botteri's Sparrow 1 SR Rufous-crowned Sparrow F TW,PR *Rufous-winged Sparrow 2 TW Song Sparrow C all elev. below 6000 White-crowned Sparrow 3 PP,sp Yellow-eyed Junco A all mtn. ranges Chipping Sparrow F PP Lark Sparrow F SR Blue Grosbeak F CP,TW Lark Bunting F TW Lazuli Bunting F CP,SR Pine Siskin F CP,SC Fringillinae/Carduelini (finches, crossbills) House Finch A all elev. below 6000 American Goldfinch F CP,FH,SC Lesser Goldfinch F TW,PP,SR Passeridae House Sparrow C TW,CP,FH ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Abundance Codes: 1,2,3 = just that; F (fairly common) = 4-10; C (common) = 10 to 20 or so; A (abundant) = 25+ **Locality Codes & [# of days] TW = Tucson-Willcox (incl. Sonoran Desert, agric., sewage ponds)  CD = Chihuahuan Desert-scrub (immediately east of Portal) [.5] CP = Chiricahuas/Portal, including Cave Creek [1.75] CM = Chiricahua Mtns. (higher elevations, including Rustler/Barfoot, Pinery)  FH = Ft. Huachuca, including Garden, Scheelite, & Sawmill Canyons.  RC = Ramsey Canyon, from entrance road to upper elevations [.75] PP = Patagonia Preserve (including town and Paton's) [.75] PR = Patagonia Roadside Rest [.25] SR = Santa Rita Mtns.: Madera Canyon road, Boot Spring cmpgd., Boot Spring, Florida Wash and desert approaches [.7] SC = Santa Catalina Hwy. (up Mt. Lemmon) [.5] SP = San Pedro River preserve, east of Sierra Vista Remarks: 900 miles driven from 12-19 May. 168 species total. Mammals seen: AZ White-tailed Deer, Coatimundi, Ringtail, Coyote, Gray Fox, Striped Skunk, several bat spp., Desert Cottontail, Black-tailed Jackrabbit, Mexican Ground Squirrel, Rock Squirrel, Cliff Chipmunk, Antelope Ground Squirrel, AZ Gray Squirrel, Abert's Squirrel. Reptiles seen: AZ Mtn. Kingsnake; Lizards: Chuckwalla, Zebratail, Lesser Earless, Desert Side-blotched, Desert Spiny, Yarrow's Spiny, Tree, Bunchgrass, Sonoran Spotted Whiptail.