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A Birder's Guide to Southeastern Arizona

A Birder's Guide to Southeastern Arizona

Richard Cachor Taylor
Revised 2005
384 pages; paper (lay-flat)
ISBN 1-878788-22-1
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Great year-round birding, grand scenery, and a birdlist that includes some of the most sought-after and beautiful birds in all of North America – these were the inspirations for Jim Lane when he wrote the first Lane Guide in 1965. Three decades later, Richard Cachor Taylor, a near-lifetime resident of Southeastern Arizona, bird-tour guide, and author, completed a totally revised edition of that first guide in the Lane series. And now, Rick has authored a second edition of his essential guide to Southeastern Arizona, which includes:

• Expanded bar graphs, keyed to habitats, with seasonal and abundance information for 514 species.

• The annotated "specialties" section, a Lane Guide hallmark, provides information on the best places to find over 240 of the most interesting birds of SE Arizona.

• Maps, directions, and birding tips for the newest birding hotspots, as well as complete updates of the maps from the first edition.

Rick brings a wealth of field experience and boundless enthusiasm for this priceless corner of Arizona to the guide. His attention to detail provides a complete picture of the opportunities awaiting birders in Southeastern Arizona.

Table of Contents for a Birder's Guide to Southeastern Arizona

 

 

Introduction

 

The Trips

 


Chapter 1  Tucson Oases 

 

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Loop

 

Marana Pecan Grove Loop

 

San Xavier Mission Loop  

 

The Santa Cruz River in Winter

 

 

Chapter  2  Santa Catalina Mountains

 

Catalina Highway to Mt Lemmon

 

Sabino Canyon 

 

Tanque Verde Road and Redington Pass

 

 

Chapter 3  Nogales and Patagonia Loop

 

 

Chapter 4   Santa Rita Mountains

 


Chapter  5   Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and Arivaca Creek  Loop

 


Chapter  6   Huachuca Mountains

 

Garden Canyon-Ramsey Canyon Tour

 

Carr Canyon-Miller Canyon-Ash Canyon Tour

 


Chapter 7   San Pedro Valley

 

The Upper Valley

 

The Lower Valley

 


Chapter  8   Sulphur Springs Valley

 


Chapter 9   Chiricahua Mountains

 

Desert Valley Loop

 

Canyons Loop  

 

Highlands Transect

 


Chapter 10  Other  Locations

 

A  Red Rock and Santa Cruz Flats

 

B  Picacho Reservoir  

 

C  Catalina State Park

 

D Aravaipa Canyon West and Dudleyville

 

E   Sells, Tohono  O'odham  Nation 

 

F   Chino and Montosa Canyons

 

G  Pena Blanca Lake

 

H  Sycamore Canyon, Atascosa Mountains

 

I   California Gulch

 

J   San Rafael Valley

 

K  South and West of the Huachucas

 

L  French Joe Canyon

 

M  Guadalupe Canyon

 

N  Muleshoe Ranch

 

O  Aravaipa Canyon East

 

 

II   Specialties of Southeastern Arizona 

 

 

Ill Birds of Southeastern Arizona

 

Habitat Categories

 

Bar Graphs

 


IV  Appendices

 

Amphibians and Reptiles of Southeastern  Arizona

 

Mammals of Southeastern  Arizona

 

Tear-out Trail Maps

 

Scheelite Canyon, Fort Huachuca

 

Sycamore Canyon 

 

Mt Wrightson Area Trails, Madera Canyon

 

ABA Code of Birding Ethics 

 

Arizona Bird Sighting Report

 

Suggested References

 

Y  Index 

 

Southeastern Arizona Mileage Chart

 

List of Birds in a Birder's Guide to Southeastern Arizona

A-B

C-F

G-L

Abert's Towhee
Allen's Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Aztec Thrush

Baird's
Bell's Vireo
Berylline Hummingbird
Blackbirds
Black-chinned
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Black-throated Sparrow
Blue-throated Hummingbird
Botteri's Sparrow
Bridled Titmouse
Broadbilled Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Buff-Breasted Flycatcher

Cactus Wren
Calliope Hummingbird
Canyon Wren
Cassin's Kingbird
Cassin's Sparrow
Chihuahuan Raven
Common Ground-Dove
Costa's Hummingbird

Doves & Pigeons
Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Eared Trogon
Elegant Trogon
Elf Owl

Ferruginous Hawk
Finches
Flame-colored Tanager
Flammulated Owl
Flycatchers

Gambel's Quail
Gila Woodpecker
Gilded Flicker
Grace's Warbler
Gray Hawk
Greater Pewee
Greater Roadrunner
Green Kingfisher

Harris's Hawk
Hepatic Tanager
Hooded Oriole
Hutton's Vireo

Inca Dove

Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Nighthawk
Lucifer Hummingbird
Lucy's Warbler

M-Q

R-S

T-Z

Magnificent Hummingbird
Mexican Chickadee
Mexican Jay
Montezuma Quail
Mountain Plover

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Olive Warbler
Owls and Nightjars

Painted Redstart
Phainopepla
Plain-capped Hummingbird
Plumbeous Vireo

Red-faced Warbler
Rose-throated Becard
Ruddy Ground-Dove
Rufous Hummingbird
Rufous-backed Robin
Rufous-crowned

Scaled Quail
Scott's Oriole
Silky Flycatchers
Sparrow
Sparrow
Sparrow
Spotted Owl
Strickland's Woodpecker
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Swainson's Hawk

Tanagers, Buntings, Etc.
Tick-billed Kingbird
Titmice & Verdin
Tropical Kingbird

Verdin
Vermilion Flycatcher
Violet-crowned Hummingbird
Vireos
Virginia's Warbler

Warblers
Whiskered Screech Owl
White-eared Hummingbird
White-tailed Kite
White-winged Dove
Woodpeckers

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-eyed Junco

Zone-tailed Hawk