Other Arizona Birds

I mean, aside from the copious hummingbirds (1,2,3,4) and the birds of the Sonoran Desert Museum.

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Yellow eyed Junco

Yellow-eyed Junco

Yellow-eyed Junco

Yellow-eyed Junco

I figured out what these were by asking an ornithologist if he could identify “those junco-type birds with yellow eyes” for me. And he said, “Oh. Those are yellow-eyed juncos.”  Right.

Moody American Robin

Robin

Western Grebe

Western Grebe

Black-throated sparrow

Black-throated sparrow

These are handsome sparrows

Black-throated sparrow

Black-throated sparrow

Turkey vulture

Turkey Vulture

Obligatory

Cactus Wren

Cactus Wren

Cactus Wren

Pose!

Cactus Wren

Taking a grumpy bath (these guys do everything grumpy)

Western Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Black headed Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Gila Woodpecker

Gila Woodpecker

Gila Woodpecker

Gila Woodpecker

Pretty bird

Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker
This guy was funny, he would call loudly several times in a row and each time he called, he would take a huge bow like this.

Gambel’s Quail

Gambel's Quail

Gambel's Quail

These guys are adorable, I wish I had better photos! (They are also the soundtrack to all those old westerns: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Gambels_Quail/id)

Curve-billed thrasher

Curve-billed Thrasher

Vermillion Flycatcher

Vermillion Flycatcher

My first AZ bird!  I saw it in the cell phone waiting lot right outside the airport!

(The Frumpiest) Northern Mockingbird (I have ever seen)

Frumpy Mockingbird

Mockingbirds do not do well in Phoenix heat, apparently.

Phainopepla (wins the name of the week award!)

Phainopepla

These guys are cool

Phainopepla

They’re known as the satiny flycatchers

Bridled Titmouse

Bridled Titmouse

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

Bewick’s Wren

Bewick's Wren

Stellar’s Jay

Stellar's Jay

Rough-legged hawk (you guys gotta listen to the obnoxious call this hawk has!)

Rough Legged Hawk

Arizona Woodpecker

Arizona Woodpecker

Arizona Woodpecker

Some more cool birds I saw but didn’t get to photograph: Roadrunner (noooooo! I wanted a photo so bad!!), Montezuma Quail

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