We will be visiting a number of private properties which have been set up specifically for photographing birds. Offerings of food and water draw the birds in where we will control perch selections and have distant backgrounds. We will visit some known and some not so well-known locations in the Coronado National Forest. A variety of the listed species will be can’t miss, while others will require a bit more luck!
We will target, in no particular order: Pyrrhuloxia, Phainopepla, Bullock’s, Scott’s and Hooded Orioles, Curve-billed Thrasher, Greater Roadrunner, Verdin, Lesser Goldfinch, Cactus, Canyon and Bewick’s Wren, Bridled Titmouse, Hepatic and Summer Tanager, Mexican Jay, Acorn and Arizona Woodpeckers, Lazuli Bunting, Black-headed and Blue Grosbeaks, Gambel’s and Scaled Quail, Vermillion and Ash-throated Flycatchers, several species of doves, Scaled Quail, hummingbirds, sparrows and towhees as well as Western and Whiskered Screech-Owls and Elf Owl.
In addition, we will seek breeding warblers such as Painted Redstart, Lucy’s, Virginia’s, Grace’s, Red-faced, Black-throated Gray and Olive Warblers. We will also search for Five-striped and other southwestern sparrows. Our accommodations will be top notch and we will enjoy some great food.
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