Sonoran Audubon Society

Madera Canyon Trip Report – June 11, 2019

It was a warm day – 90 degrees – but there was a cool breeze. Ten birders came.

We met at the Proctor Trailhead and walked the trail. After that, we went to the Santa Rita Lodge and the Kubo B&B. At the road’s end, where the mountain trails begin, we ate lunch and listed all birds seen. Then most of us headed for Phoenix.

We saw 45 birds: Wild Turkey
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Crested Caracara
Lesser Nighthawk
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Magnificent (Rivoli’s) Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Elegant Trogan
Acorn Woodpecker
Arizona Woodpecker
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin’s Kingbird
Bell’s Vireo
Plumbeous Vireo
Mexican Jay
Common Raven
Barn Swallow
Bridled Titmouse
Verdin
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Northern Mockingbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Phainopepla
Painted Redstart
Green-tailed Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Yellow-eyed Junco
Hepatic Tanager
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Black-headed Grosbeak
Varied Bunting
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Scott’s Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch

Trip Leaders: Donna Smith and Darnell Kirksey

Those attending: Kathy Barrowclough, Dan and Trish Bohlman, Jean Eddins, Nick and Jane Kaschak, Vera Markham, and Gale Willett