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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Drive back to Phoenix

Birded my way back to Phoenix for my talk to Sonoran Audubon this afternoon. Made a special effort to see Bendire's Thrasher, a bird that had eluded me on previous AZ trips. Great bird seen several times off Fuller Rd 20 miles west of Tucson. Stopped by the Marana Pecan Grove (not much there) and Picacho Reservoir (again, Redhead and Greater Roadrunner for the year list, but not much else). Finally saw a Gilded Flicker after driving through the saguaro forests west of Tucson, but it took effort. This is a bird that has declined quite a bit in recent years.

Daily List: 60 species (300% of Bird RDA)
2008 List: 150 species

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