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by Maya Rappaport

Last weekend, October 17-18, 2020, was Global Birding Weekend as well as an eBird Big Day. Friends staff, field crews, and other members of our community birded up a storm! Here’s a list of species seen around the Verde River Watershed last weekend – with 55 unique species in total!

Did you see any birds last weekend? Let us know, email Maya: MayaR@VerdeRiver.org

From Elaine’s Field Crews

Spring Creek

  • Gila Woodpecker
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Northern Flicker

Mormon Crossing 

  • Common Merganser
  • Phainopepla
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Canyon Wren
  • Black Phoebe
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Common Raven

Crescent Moon 

  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker

Maya and Nancy’s Morning Walk

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

  • Mallard
  • Mourning Dove
  • Anna’s Hummingbird
  • American Coot
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Empidonax sp.
  • Black Phoebe
  • Say’s Phoebe
  • Vermilion Flycatcher
  • American Crow
  • Common Raven
  • Bridled Titmouse
  • Verdin
  • Marsh Wren
  • Bewick’s Wren
  • Western Bluebird
  • American Robin
  • House Finch
  • Pine Siskin
  • Lesser Goldfinch
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow
  • Abert’s Towhee
  • Spotted Towhee
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Great-tailed Grackle
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Lazuli Bunting

Maya’s Solo Observations

Bubbling Ponds

  • Northern Shoveler
  • American Wigeon
  • Mallard
  • Redhead
  • American Coot
  • Killdeer
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Common Black Hawk
  • Black Phoebe
  • Say’s Phoebe
  • Cassin’s Kingbird
  • Common Raven
  • Marsh Wren
  • Western Bluebird
  • House Finch
  • Lesser Goldfinch
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Great-tailed Grackle
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

Edge of the Mongollon Rim, SR 89A

  • Steller’s Jay
  • Common Raven
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Acorn Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker

Railroad Springs, Flagstaff AZ

  • Steller’s Jay
  • Common Raven
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Pygmy Nuthatch
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Western Bluebird
  • Pine Siskin
  • Lesser Goldfinch
  • House Finch
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Acorn Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker

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