Drove down to Catalina State Park first thing this morning to look for the Rufous-backed Robin seen there this past week. After 15 minutes of standing around the hackberry trees where it had been seen, another birder (Corey from KS) spotted the bird midway up a hackberry. We watched it for a few minutes before it disappeared. We saw it again about 15 minutes later. This is one of two known birds of this species in AZ this winter.
Other birds in the area--Phainopepla, Pyrrhuloxia, Canyon Towhee, Hermit Thrush, Curve-billed Thrasher.
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