Tag: Bendire’s Thrasher

Joshua Tree IBA Trip Report

Photo by Jennie MacFarland

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! Two and a half hours north of Phoenix, off Highway 93 and immediately west of Wikieup, …

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Bendire’s Thrasher Survey at Chicken Springs Report

Thrasher nest in cholla by J. MacFarland

This past April the Arizona IBA crew and Arizona Field Ornithologists co-led an expedition to an area west of Wikieup near Lake Havasu called the Chicken Springs Allotment, an area managed by BLM. We were there to inventory all birds with transects and nocturnal surveys but our main target was Bendier’s Thrasher. The whole weekend …

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