Birding – March 5, 2019

It was a beautiful day yesterday.  Temps started in the mid 40s and rose through the 60s during our 2 1/2 hour walk.  It was sunny with little wind. We went south on Bridge Rd. to Tubac Bridge, crossed to the east side and went north on the dirt road off of MacCallum Road, then into the woods at hole number 8, then south through the woods, and north on the spur trail to the nature center.  We found 32 species of birds, and we had 47 birders, probably a record for birders.

The highlights were a female Rose-throated Becard, and two Common Black-hawks that rose from the trees above us and gave everyone great looks. – Jim

Tubac Golf Resort
Mar 5, 2019
12:34 PM
Traveling
2.50 miles
165 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes

3 Mallard
3 Eurasian Collared-Dove
2 White-winged Dove
4 Mourning Dove
1 Anna’s Hummingbird
1 Broad-billed Hummingbird
1 Cooper’s Hawk
2 Common Black Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
3 Gila Woodpecker
3 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
5 Northern Flicker
1 Gray Flycatcher
1 Black Phoebe
2 Vermilion Flycatcher
1 Rose-throated Becard — North of Tubac Bridge near where two old nests hang in same tree.  Female.
1 Common Raven
1 Bridled Titmouse
2 Verdin
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 Bewick’s Wren
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4 European Starling
2 Phainopepla
5 Lesser Goldfinch
4 Chipping Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
1 Abert’s Towhee
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler
3 Northern Cardinal
2 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 32