Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This Year's CBC: Saturday, Dec 22, 2012

We're gearing up for an exciting day of birding in Arizona's most rugged, wild, and scenic Christmas Bird Count Circle. In recent years we've had the highest number of birders on any Arizona CBC, placed in the top five for number of species, and have even been in the top 5 nationwide for the number of species with high counts. Hands down we'll snag the highest counts for Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Canyon Towhee, and Rufous-crowned Sparrow. But last year we got only one more Montezuma Quail than the Davis Mountains CBC. Will the Montezuma Quail numbers have rebounded? What additional species will we have as the national high this year? What will the volatile numbers of wintering sparrows do? What oddities will be found lurking in the deep canyons, on the few bodies of water, or up high in the only Chihuahuan Pine forest in Pine Canyon?

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