Birder's Guide

MAR 2014

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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29 March 2014 | Birder's Guide to Travel mon Teal are common. Check Inca Dove focks in dry basins for Ruddy Ground- Doves, which are seen here most winters. Rosy-faced Lovebirds can often be found in the mesquites near the children's play area and around the astronomy observa- tory. Desert specialties like Curve-billed Thrasher, Abert's Towhee, Verdin, and Gambel's Quail are abundant residents. An average outing during the summer months should yield about 50 species, and during the winter and migration periods, lists of more than 100 are possible. Birding walks are offered throughout the year. Parking is free and easy, though it can get crowded on weekends. From Phoenix, take I-10 East to US-60 East. Exit at Greenfeld Road (Exit 185). Proceed south on Green- feld Road 1.4 miles to Guadalupe Road. Turn left (east) onto Guadalupe Road. Two parking areas are located just east of the intersection on the south side of Guada- lupe Road. For more information, go to . Birding at Gilbert Water Ranch. Photo © Magill Weber Crissal Thrasher. Photo © Judd Patterson 6-Arizona2.indd 29 3/4/14 1:06 PM

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