HI = High Island Texas
AN = Anahuac reserve and Bolivar peninsula Texas
DM = Desert Museum and road from Tucson
ML = Mount Lemmon
MC = Madera Canyon
PT = Patagonia
DR = from Douglas to Rodeo
CH = Chricahua mountains (Cave Creek)
RA = remaining Arizona after SE-Arizona: White Mts - Canyon de Chelly -
Eared Grebe RA White Mts, lake near
Pied-billed Grebe RA White Mts, lake near Alpine
Western Grebe RA White Mts, lake near Alpine
Double-crested Cormorant AN RA Clear view
at Rollover Pass. One at lake near Alpine.
Anhinga AN From IH10 back to Houston airport (marsh along road)
Am. White Pelican AN Colonies at Rollover Pass (separate island from
Brown Pel.) and at Bolivar Flat spit
Brown Pelican AN Colony at Rollover Pass (separate island from White Pel.
colony); also at sea
Reddish Egret HI At marsh bordering High Island at seaside
Tricolored Heron HI AN 7 in Anahuac reserve first day
Little Blue Heron HI AN Both phases
Snowy Egret HI AN
Great Blue Heron HI AN PT
Great White Egret HI AN
Cattle Egret HI AN
Striated (Green) Heron HI AN
Yellow-crowned Night-heron HI In tree at Smith Oaks
Black-crowned Night-heron AN RA
Least Bittern AN Four times 1 or 2 flying shortly and low over reedbeds
American Bittern AN Seen before Shoveler pond when stopping for Killdeer
White Ibis AN One near Rollover Pass
White-faced Ibis HI AN PT Several groups close enough to see white in
Roseate Spoonbill HI AN Closest view at loop road Bolivar Flats
Fulvous Whistling-duck AN Several groups,
at Anahuac reserve and surr. only
Black-bellied Whistling-duck PT Kino springs group of 4
Canada Goose RA
Wood Duck RA
Ruddy Duck RA
Blue-winged Teal HI AN Small groups and pairs; even in the sea at
Ring-necked Duck RA
Lesser Scaup AN In the sea at Bolivar Flats, one walking across the
Common Merganser RA
Red-brested Merganser AN Especially at Western end of loop road Bolivar
American Black Vulture AN ML TX: Last
birds seen in Houston
Turkey Vulture HI AN DM ML MC PT DR CH RA TX: Not so common
Bald Eagle RA White Mts, lake near Alpine
White-tailed (Bl.Sh.) Kite AN
Northern Harrier DR Female halfway between Douglas and Rodeo
Sharp-shinned Hawk CH Probably at nest, Rustler Park trail, 150 m from
Cooper's Hawk ML Nest at Rose Lake campground
Grey Hawk PT Two terrirories along creek in Patagonia reserve
Swainson's Hawk PT DR CH RA DR: c. 7 in total
Red-tailed Hawk DM ML MC PT DR CH RA RA: much less than in SE-Ariz.
American Kestrel AN PT DR RA Mostly single birds only; e.g. 1 pair at N
entrance of San Pedro river reserve
Merlin AN Anahuac reserve first day, evening, flying fast and low across
Peregrine Falcon AN CH TX: Along the road on Bolivar Pen., flight
silhouette & behaviour
Scaled Quail DR First 10 mi of Douglas,
also near Rodeo
Gambel's Quail DM PT DR CH RA First when leaving Tucson towards Desert
Museum (walked across road); confiding at entrance S Pedro
Clapper Rail x One of both species (King or Clapper) seen on road at
King Rail x
Sora Rail HI AN Anahuac reserve rail excursion: 8 on 1 hectare; also
some on road at oilfield H.I.
Yellow Rail AN Anahuac reserve rail excursion: 5 on 1 hectare; one
Common Moorhen HI AN Not so common
American Coot HI AN PT CH RA TX: Some groups; AZ: small groups (of 4) in
Black-necked Stilt HI AN
American Avocet AN Bolivar Peninsula
Grey (Bl.-bellied) Plover HIAN
Semipalmated Plover HI AN
Killdeer HI AN RA
Piping Plover AN Along beach of Bolivar Flats, total of 6
Marbled Godwit AN At rice fields near Anahuac reserve, between
Greater Yellowlegs HI AN
Lesser Yellowlegs HI AN
Spotted Sandpiper HI AN CH RA TX: 3 in total, AZ: 3 at Willow Tank Cave
Willet HI AN
Ruddy Turnstone HI AN
Short-billed Dowitcher HI AN Common, groups; many in 'rice fields'
(reserve now) along Road 1985
Long-billed Dowitcher CH At Willow Tank Cave Creek
Red Knot AN Fine red specimens at beach of Bolivar Flats
Sanderling AN Beach of Bolivar Flats
Semipalmated Sandpiper HI AN Clearest view at oilfield near H.I.
Western Sandpiper AN At long road Anah. reserve - bill too long and thin
Least Sandpiper AN Just too small - between other sandpipers
Dunlin AN Most seen in 'rice fields' of Road 1985
Wilson's Phalarope RA Group of 6 foraging before flying on towards N,
Sullivan Lake at Paulden near Chino Valley
Ring-billed Gull AN At Parking of
Herring Gull AN Juvenal at beach of Bolivar Flats
Laughing Gull HI AN Common near sea, but several inland too; closest at
Royal Tern AN Close view at Rollover Pass
Forster's Tern HI AN Close view at Rollover Pass
Black Tern HI AN Few only
Black Skimmer AN Some groups on beach of Bolivar Flats
Feral Pigeon (Rock Dove) AN One in
viaduct of Highway 8 (Houston area)
Band-tailed Pigeon MC CH Two singles only
Mourning Dove AN DM ML MC PT DR CH RA TX: Along dirt road to Anahuac
reserve, AZ: common roadside species
White-winged Dove DM MC PT CH CH: at pediment below Portal
Inca Dove HI AN DM PT TX: Smith oaks forest; later in several habitats,
DM: at Paton's
Yellow-billed Cuckoo HI AN Not shy
Greater Roadrunner PT DR PT: heard in Patag. res.; DR: close view at
side road c.1 mi S of Rodeo+V202
Flammulated Owl ML CH ML: heard at Rose
Lake, CH: heard at South Fork
Whiskered Screech-owl MC CH Two different sounds, heard on both sites.
CH: near tent and at S.Fork
Great Horned Owl CH Seen near Portal store on telephone pole; heard at
Elf Owl MC Seen with beamer torch 200 m down Bog Springs campground, and
above our tent there too
Lesser Nighthawk CH At crossing of Lower
Cave Creek with side road down Portal
Common Nighthawk (m) HI AN PT TX: Two sitting on branches in Smith Oaks;
AZ: one at Kino Springs
Common Poorwill MC Heard near Bog Springs campground
Whip-poor-will CH Heard at end of road S. Fork
Chimney Swift (m) HI AN Only swift here,
and clear silhouette
White-throated Swift ML MC PT RA First at Windy Point on Mt. Lemmon
Broad-billed Hummingbird MC PT Broad bill
can be clearly seen
Lucifer Hummingbird PT In the pass (rest stop) right behind fence: dark
throat with tufts, no dark head seen
Violet-crowned Hummingbird PT At Paton's
Blue-throated Hummingbird CH At tent and at walk towards Sunny Flat;
once for a moment inside the tent
Magnificent Hummingbird MC At feeder on campground
Anna's Hummingbird PT At Paton's
Black-chinned Hummingbird ML MC PT DR First one at Molino Basin Mt.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird HI AN Several
Broad-tailed Hummingbird ML RA First one fem. at Rose Lake border very
close by. Commonest hummer in Northern Ariz. forests
Rufous Hummingbird PT At Paton's
Elegant Trogon CH At least 3 terr. along
South Fork between P and Maple; well seen and heard
Belted Kingfisher AN Two along Road 1985
Gila Woodpecker DM PT Many between Tucson
and Desert Museum
Acorn Woodpecker ML MC CH Several groups on campground Rose Lake; many
at Cave Creek
Red-bellied Woodpecker AN At first side road in forest back from Anahuac
reserve to IH10
Red-naped Sapsucker RA In forest N of Alpine, morning visit, near
Ladder-backed Woodpecker MC PT CH First in Florida wash, second in Patag.
reserve. Nest in willow of Willow Tank, Cave Creek area
Strickland's Woodpecker MC CH MC on long walk of nature trail in oak
woodland behind lodge. MC: S. Fork
Hairy Woodpecker ML CH In spruce forests, first near tent in Rose Lake
Northern Flicker ML MC PT CH RA Common and conspicuous (sound too),
mostly in small groups
Greater (Coue's) Pewee RA In forest above
Western Wood-pewee ML CH RA Presumably common
Eastern Wood-pewee HI AN Presumably common
Hammond's Flycatcher RA In forest (forest border) of first Red-f
Cordilleran (Western) Flycatcher MC CH In spruce and fir forests. CH:
near Upper Turkey Creek (road to Rustler Park)
Say's Phoebe RA Finallay found one convincingly near stone house of
petrified wood, Petrif. F. NP
Black Phoebe PT CH RA First one at Patag. rest stop. Later several near
streams, e.g. at campground in Cave Creek
Vermillion Flycatcher PT First one near Kino. Patag. reserve.
Dusky-capped Flycatcher MC PT CH Dusky-c, Ash-thr and Brown-cr all in
their appropriate habitat - D-c: a.o. along streams
Ash-throated Flycatcher PT DR RA see Dusky-c - A-t in drier habitats
Brown-crested Flycatcher MC CH see Dusky-c - B-c: more in forests
Cassin's Kingbird ML PT CH First one at Molino Basin campground
Thick-billed Kingbird PT Conspicuous but sparse at Patagonia rest stop
Western Kingbird AN DR TX: One at brushy meadow along Road 1985
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher AN Roadside species, one swallowing a bramble
or mulberry at dirt road to Anahuac reserve
Eastern Kingbird AN Rather common, conspicuously present on top of low
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher CH Above tent at arrival at campground Cave
Horned (Shore) Lark DR RA Near Rodeo, at two diff. spots. Later more in
Tree Swallow AN A group at Shoveler Pond,
Violet-green Swallow ML CH RA First near Rose Lake campground, near
lake, in small groups. CH: high in the mountains
Purple Martin HI AN Best view at martin house across street from Boy
Scouts Wood HI, but not yet fully in colour
Northern Rough-winged SwallHI AN PT RA TX: Not so common
Cliff Swallow RA Colony at Canyon de Chelly, first large stop from
Barn Swallow HI AN PT DR TX: Common
Phainopepla DM MC PT RA Best ones in
Desert Museum itself. Often at a distance (white in wings).
Cactus Wren DM ML PT DR CH Several nests
in cactusses. Conspicuous singer.
Rock Wren ML RA First amply seen at Windy Point
Canyon Wren CH Heard at canyon wall S. Fork trail
Sedge Wren HI AN Commonly heard in marshy meadows; clearly seen along
trail from entrance of Anah. res.
Bewick's Wren MC PT CH RA Common, more heard than seen
Loggerhead Shrike AN ML PT DR CH RA TX:
Bird of telephone wires
Grey Catbird HI AN Common where trees present
Northern Mockingbird HI AN DM MC PT DR RA TX: Not so common; one mocked
us with its misleading song along dirt road to Anah. res.
Curve-billed Thrasher DM MC PT First one along road to Desert Museum, by
Western Bluebird ML RA First one at Rose
Lake, with nest
Mountain Bluebird RA A.o. at lake near Alpine
Veery HI At Smith Oaks
Swainson's Thrush HI AN ML Several noted after first meticulous
identification. Rose Lake campground, very nearby, in forest
Hermit Thrush CH RA In mountain forests
Wood Thrush HI Several on wet forest floor of both woods H.I.
American Robin ML PT CH RA In mountain forests, nest on Mt. Lemmon
Golden-crowned Kinglet CH Several near
Rustler Park: kinglet, size, behaviour, sound
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher HI ML RA TX: One at backside forest border of
Smith Oaks. AZ: at Molino Basin campground
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher DM First ones 2 along road to Desert Museum,
near Gambel's Quail
Verdin DM MC CH Along road to Desert Museum. In lower Cave Creek (below
(Black-eared) Bushtit MC CH RA MC: near tent (Bog Springs campground).
CH: see Verdin.
Bridled Titmouse MC PT CH RA Rather
common. Even its sound is like our Crested Tit.
Plain Titmouse RA Behind campground Canyon de Chelly
Mountain Chickadee RA First in forest near Alpine (morning visit)
Mexican Chickadee CH Below and above Rustler Park
Pygmy Nuthatch ML CH RA Groups flying
high, indiv. lower.
White-breasted Nuthatch ML MC PT CH RA Rather common
Brown Creeper ML MC CH First near tent Rose Lake
Pinyon Jay RA Behind campground Canyon de
Scrub Jay CH In lower Cave Creek below Portal
Grey-breasted Jay ML MC CH First in Molino Basin campground (both
times). Later: numerous. Nest and young above tent Cave Creek.
Blue Jay HI AN
Steller's Jay ML RA ML: top, Summerhaven village. RA: a.o. behind
campground Canyon de Chelly.
Common Raven RA Prob. also on other
locations. Only highest elevations sure.
Chihuahuan Raven PT DR CH RA DR: from closeby: size.
American Crow AN Near Houston
House Sparrow HI AN DM At Desert Museum.
European Starling HI AN PT DR RA Patag. reserve. DR: at ranches.
White-eyed Vireo HI AN Two very good
views (yellow lores, white eye)
Solitary Vireo ML CH Groups of 3 near border of Rose Lake, greyish.
S.Fork trail one seen very closeby.
Yellow-throated Vireo HI
Philadelphia Vireo HI AN One on the ground
Red-eyed Vireo AN
Eastern Warbling-vireo AN At willows besides entrance of Anahuac reserve
Pine Siskin ML MC CH ML: large group
flying around across Rose Lake campground
American Goldfinch PT Two at Patag. rest stop (male and later female)
House Finch MC PT DR CH RA DR: nest with two young along road.
"Can't you take the House Finch back to Europe" (?)
Cassin's Finch CH At Spofford's, bigger than House Finch and one with
Evening Grosbeak CH Several lower Cave Creek, first right behind Portal
Red Crossbill ML MC CH Several groups and indiv., not to be mixed up
with Pygmy Nuthatch (bit similar sound and flight).
Blue-winged Warbler HI AN
Golden-winged Warbler HI At entrance of Boy Scouts Wood
Tennessee Warbler HI AN
Lucy's Warbler PT Patag. reserve female
Virginia's Warbler ML CH First one after long chase between pines. Then
rather common on ML.
Northern Parula HI About 4 at Boy Sc Wood, with very clear views
Yellow Warbler HI AN PT Common in trees and (at Anahuac) scrubs
Chestnut-sided Warbler HI AN Common in trees, with bright caps
Magnolia Warbler HI AN Very common, all in bright plumage
Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler CH RA CH: common, as well low as high
in the mountains (migrating yet?)
Black-throated Grey Warbler ML MC RA More common in the North.
Conspicuous one behind campground Canyon de Chelly.
Townsend's Warbler MC CH Few only, low in bushes
Black-throated Green WarbleHI AN Often higher in trees, not so common
Blackburnian Warbler AN Only one, near entrance of Anahuac reserve
Grace's Warbler CH Near Rustler Park, in pines.
Bay-breasted Warbler HI AN A few only
Black-and-white Warbler HI AN Rather common
American Redstart HI AN Rather common
Ovenbird HI Several on wet forest floor both reserves
Northern Waterthrush HI AN Less common than Louisiana this time
Louisiana Waterthrush HI Clear eyebrows
Kentucky Warbler HI One near shop of Boy Sc. Woods
Common Yellowthroat HI AN RA Several singing in bushes, wrenlike flutes
Hooded Warbler HI AN Often on ground in both forest reserves H.I.
Wilson's Warbler MC PT DR CH RA In different habitats, still migrating?
Red-faced Warbler RA Not found in Rustler Park etc.. Well seen in
forest, near creek, at base of Escudilla Mountain, White Mts.
Painted Redstart MC CH Best seen at Bog Springs spring forest. CH: many
along S. Fork trail.
Yellow-breasted Chat MC PT CH Singles only. Best seen lower Cave Creek
Hepatic Tanager CH S. Fork trail, with
Summer Tanager HI AN PT CH RA Also the female or young males
Scarlet Tanager HI AN Still always a splendid bird
Western Tanager PT CH RA Patag. rest stop. CH: in lower Cave Creek and
at upper Turkey creek
Song Sparrow PT
White-crowned Sparrow PT CH At Patton's and at entrance San Pedro river
reserve. CH: lower Cave Creek below Portal
Dark-eyed Junco RA Best in forest of first Red-f Warbler
Yellow-eyed Junco ML MC CH Rather tame on Rose Lake campground. Always
near ground, mostly higher in mts.
Savannah Sparrow AN In Anahuac res., close enough for yellow eyebrow
Chipping Sparrow MC PT RA Apparently the commonest sparrow. Patag.
reserve, Escudilla Mt.
Lark Sparrow PT RA Briefly Patag. reserve. Best seen at Paulden,
Sullivan Lake (N of Prescott).
Black-throated Sparrow DM PT DR Common and conspicuus in dry areas. Esp.
numerous at DR stretch, in desert scrubs.
Green-tailed Towhee PT Two in Patag.
Abert's Towhee PT Two at entrance of San Pedro river reserve
Brown Towhee PT DR CH In small canyons
Rufous-sided Towhee ML CH RA Two at Windy Point. Also in lower Cave
Creek below Portal.
Dickcissel AN About 4 along Road 1985,
Black-headed Grosbeak MC PT CH RA Conspicuous, apparently rather common.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak HI AN Several splendid views, e.g. at open weedy
plot behind shop Boy Sc Woods
Northern Cardinal HI AN ML PT CH RA TX: Common, esp. at H.I., several
singing, one found nesting
Pyrrhuloxia DM DR CH In desert scrubs only.
Blue Grosbeak AN Anahuac res., one together with Indigo Bunting (Blue
Grosb is more blue than bunting)
Indigo Bunting HI AN Common! In groups
Lazuli Bunting PT At Patton's
Painted Bunting HI AN One pair at Galveston end of Bolivar Flats beach,
one pair across street from Boy Sc. Woods
Northern (Bullock's) OrioleHI DR CH RA
TX: The yellow (not orange) oriole with black head and white wingbars
(no black throat). AZ: just Bullock's
Scott's Oriole DM MC CH Best seen in Desert Museum. Not so common.
Orchard Oriole AN Smallish and dark, not very oriole-like!
Hooded Oriole RA Last trip tick, at riverine reserve Hassayampa NW of
Red-winged Blackbird HI AN PT CH RA TX: Nastily common, but beautiful
when singing. AZ: esp. in the North; CH: at Willow Tank
Yellow-headed Blackbird RA Numerous and conspicuous at Nelson Reservoir
N of Alpine (White Mts.), many singing (morning visit).
Western Meadowlark DR CH RA 'Always just singing when we passed along
their telephone poles'
Eastern Meadowlark HI AN TX: Rather common atop bushes
Common Grackle HI AN
Boat-tailed Grackle HI AN Common near the sea
Great-tailed Grackle HI DR
Brewer's Blackbird RA White Mountains, Grand Canyon
Brown-headed Cowbird HI AN Not so common