Wednesday, February 24, 2010
How did we do in Arizona?
How about the birds? The only birds on the list we "missed" were Harlequin Quail, Sage Thrasher, Brewer's Sparrow, and McCown's Longspur, all of which we have at least one more significant chance for during the rest of the year. On the positive side there were three ABA birds for me in Arizona when we arrived and we got all three. It took three tries with the Rufous-capped Warbler, a run to Phoenix for the Rufous-backed Thrush, and a little driving for the Ruddy Ground-Dove, but we turned that into a chance to make an incursion into CA and got the Yellow-footed Gull. I feel very good about our progress thus far and see no reason why we shouldn't reach the goal of 650 for the year. Going into California my total stands at 353.