Sinaloa Wren in Huachuca Canyon

[From the AZNMbirds listserv and RBA hotline 23 Feb 2015: Sinaloa Wren continues]

Update March 1st!

In Huachuca Canyon on Ft. Huachuca, the *SINALOA WREN continued on 2/25
(Lynn Daugherty) at the lower picnic area about 70 yards downstream (north)
of the bridge.

*RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLERS were reported again in Hunter Canyon (between
Miller and Ash Canyons) on 2/20 (Bruce Berman). The birds have been seen
about 0.7 miles up the trail from the end of Hunter Canyon Road just as the
trail enters the grove of trees.

An ever-changing cast of birders saw the Sinaloa Wren off and on from 8-9:30 a.m. It was silent today, but very active. It was seen on both sides of the stream, from the culvert/bridge and downstream for some distance.​

Other birds of note: Montezuma Quail – 1 flushed from the side trail downstream through the oaks; Hepatic Tanager -2 a pair, calling; and Painted Redstart – 1.

Cheers, Erika Wilson

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count!


Join us for the next count from February, 13 -16, 2015!

Show how much you care about birds by counting them for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The 18th annual count is taking place February 13 through 16. Anyone in the world can count birds at any location for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count and enter their sightings at The information gathered by tens of thousands of volunteers helps track changes in bird populations on a massive scale.

Join the Rosy-faced Lovebird Census

Rosy-faced Lovebird

Greater Phoenix Area Birders and Visitors,

Join AZFO on Saturday 21 February 2015 for a 5 year anniversary census of the Rosy-faced Lovebird in Phoenix.

See the AZFO website for details.


If interested and available in Phoenix that morning, please contact Troy Corman ( or Kurt Radamaker ( Also please forward this message to others who may have an interest in these little green parrots. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Annual Sandhill Crane Count

From the NBHC AZ/NM Birds (aznmbirds) Digest Wed, 07 Jan 2015:

The annual Sandhill Crane count for Sulphur Springs Valley.  The count is coordinated by Jim Heffelfinger with both staff and volunteers counting.  The “rough” total is close to 19,000 cranes with around 15,000 at Whitewater Draw.  That total may increase by 1-2,000 when the totals are finalized for the Willcox area.  The numbers are down relative to prior years, but the numbers are still spectacular!

Happy birding,
Homer Hansen
Willcox/Tucson, AZ

EOP Walk needs tour leaders

Tour leaders needed for Sunday morning bird walks at the Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park! 
These walks take about 3 hours. You do not need to be a birding “expert” since most of the people who attend know quite a lot about birds and only want the ability to get inside the EOP fence. The main duties are to get people to sign the waiver form, unlock and lock the gates, make sure people stay on the paths, and create a bird list for the tour. Training is minimal and will be provided at your convenience. Please contact Dutch Nagle ( or 378-7229) if you can help out.