Bird Photos Taken in Maricopa County, AZ Jan 2-11, 2018
I photographed 63 avian species birding every morning and, on Jan 10, after my friend (who isn't a birder) flew home, all day.
I was guided by Birds of Phoenix and Maricopa County Arizona by Janet Witzman and Troy Corman, and by
(I never got beyond Areas 4 and 5), plus I went on the Monday morning birdwalk at the Desert Botanical Gardens January 8.
That group cumulatively got 37 species, which included birds only heard and flybys. I photographed 21 species there, of which
7 were ones I did not photograph elsewhere during my trip. The Gilbert Water Ranch is another place I picked up a lot of species not seen anywhere else.
I was hoping to spot a Roadrunner but didn't. Local nonbirders who hike in the McDowall Preserve say they see them regularly, so I went there twice.
I tried for the Burrowing Owls at the Scottsdale Community College but only saw their abandoned mounds. At Veterans Oasis Park, I saw signs about
Burrowing Owl Cams, but was told at the visitor center that the owls had left during the recent drought. Also I missed Loggerhead Shrike.
in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Mesa, AZ by Eva Casey.
female Great-tailed Grackle
Greylag x Swan Goose hybrid
Other Perspectives on Species Already Showcased Above (in the order of the pictures):
A sampling of other avian species photographed around Phoenix, in taxonomic order:
Costa's Hummingbird in Phoenix's Desert Botanical Garden
Great-tailed Grackles vocalizing
Green-tailed Towhee in the Desert Botanical Garden
Curve-billed Thrasher singing atop a cactus in the Desert Botanical Garden.
Curve-billed Thrasher singing in Red Mountain Park, Mesa AZ.
Cactus Wren vocalizing in Papago Park.
Eva and Elizabeth playing ping pong at the Marriott Canyon Villas in Phoenix.
Birds I photographed in August 2017 in San Diego and in the desert South and east of San Diego
Like my January 2018 trip to Phoenix, that was not a birding trip per se.
Birding Nantucket for awhile there,annually at New Year's
Birding Ireland 2016
Birding Montana, Wyoming and northern Utah 2015
Birding Hawaii 2012
Birding Arizona 2010
Birding Utah 2009
Birding Guatemala 2008
Birding Kansas 2008
Birding Mexico 2007
Birding Florida 2006
Birding Texas 2005
Birding Panama 2005
Birding Belize 2002
Birding Colorado 2001
Birding Ecuador 1999
Birding Trinidad 1998
Birding Peru June 1995
2006-2015 homemade Christmas Card featuring birds I saw each of those years.
2016-the present Christmas Card featuring birds I saw those years
Sketches of birds and other animals made at the Harvard Museum of Natural History from stuffed models.
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