Sonoran Audubon Society

Arlington Area Trip Report – January 2019

Arlington Area Report

January 10, 2019

Leader: Donna Smith 

We had a great day in Buckeye and Arlington. The morning started off slow, it was cold, but as the day went on it became sunny and warm. Lots of birds of prey, we had almost 40 Red-tailed hawks. The Sandhill Cranes were out in the Arlington fields along with Great Egrets, Cattle Egrets and a beautiful Merlin.

The report is on E-bird.

Bald Eagle, Osprey, Ferruginous Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Harrier, Peregrine  Falcon, Merlin, Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, American Coot, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, American Widgeon, Rudy Duck, D.C. Cormorant, Snow Goose, Snow G. (dark morph “Blue Goose), Canada Goose, Turkey Vulture, Common Raven (H), Sandhill Crane, Common Egret, Snowy Egret, Cattle Egret, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer Plover, Least Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Burrowing Owl, Eurasian Collared Dove, Morning Dove, Rock Pigeon, Gamble’s Quail,  Great-tailed Grackle, Brewer’s Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, European Starling, Belted Kingfisher, Abert’s Towhee, Mockingbird, Curve-billed Thrasher, Road Runner,  Anna’s Hummingbird, Ladderback Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (red-shafted), Phainopepla, Vermilion Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Say’s Phoebe, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, House Wren, House Finch, White Crowned Sparrow, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, House Sparrow.  Also seen over World Zoo parking lot:  Black-bellied Whistling Duck. Day’s total count: 62 species.  Participants: Donna Smith (trip leader), Jim Consolloy, Tom Lazzalle, Cherie Lauder, Dan Bohlmann, Jean Eddins, and Cindy Rucker.