Tag Archive: big year

Dec
07
2016

Fliers, Flowers and New Friends – Pinaleno Mountains IBA July 24-29

Trip report by Craig Anderson for his Arizona IBA Big Year. The title is very descriptive of this IBA trip. While the birds of the Pinaleno Mountains were our primary objective, one could not help but be amazed by all …

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Dec
07
2016

Chiricahua Mountains IBA Trip, June 12-18th, 2016

Trip report by Craig Anderson for his Arizona IBA Big Year. Waiting for a trogon… The blue-gray silhouette of the Chiricahua’s greet me as I leave Wilcox, Arizona at sunrise. They rise to over 9,000 feet and once again, I’m surprised …

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Dec
02
2016

Lower San Pedro Trip, May 17-20, 2016

Trip report by Craig Anderson for his Arizona IBA Big Year. Volumes of Vermilions This report must start with a GREAT BIG “Thank You” to Celeste Andersen, Nature Conservancy Manager of the 7B Ranch near Mammoth and also her Supervisor …

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Dec
02
2016

Elk, Birds and Bears – The Mogollon Rim Snowmelt Draws IBA, May 9-15, 2016

Trip report by Craig Anderson for his Arizona IBA Big Year. The bottom line: the snowmelt draws along the Mogollon Rim are well-worth adding to your high-priority birding locations. Allow yourself two to three days to be in the area. …

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Nov
14
2016

Sonoran Borderlands & Lower Colorado River IBAs Trip Report

Trip report by Craig Anderson for his Arizona IBA Big Year. Spectacular vistas, sunsets, the Streakbacked Oriole, and thousands of swirling tree swallows made this tour memorable. I now have traveled over 1,300 miles to visit seven Arizona Important Bird Areas and they have exceeded …

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Nov
14
2016

Joshua Tree IBA Trip Report

Trip report by Craig Anderson for his Arizona IBA Big Year. If solitude and serenity are what you are seeking for your next birding adventure, Joshua Tree IBA (one of  Arizona’s newest important Bird Areas) is definitely a trip for you! …

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Jun
27
2016

Craig’s Big Year Birdathon in AZ IBAs

Mogollon Rim with aspens turning yellow

2016 is Craig’s Big Year! Veteran Arizona birder and Audubon Arizona volunteer “Bird Nerd” Craig Anderson hits the road to visit as many of Arizona’s 46 Important Bird Areas – and see as many species of birds – as possible …

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