Birder's Guide

MAR 2016

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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45 March 2016 | Birder's Guide to Travel ABA Event Sierra Vista, Arizona Birding Rally For more details and registration, go to: events . aba . org e ve n t s @ a b a . o r g • 8 0 0 . 8 5 0 . 2 47 3 When : August 15–20, 2016 Where : Sierra Vista, Arizona Hosts : Jeff Gordon and Liz Gordon, Richard Fray, George Armistead, Jennie Duberstein, Homer Hansen, and more. Southeast Arizona in August is a birder's paradise. In Serra Vista, known as "the hummingbird capital of the United States", common sightings include Broad-billed, Broad-tailed, Violet-crowned and Magnifcent Hummingbirds. Rarer hummers include Lucifer, White-eared and Be- rylline hummingbirds and even Plain-capped Starthroat. Visits to the Huachuca Mountains, San Pedro River and Patagonia routinely provide sightings of Gray Hawk, Vermilion Flycatcher, Abert's Towhee, Greater Roadrunner, Phainopepla, Botteri's and Cassin's Sparrows, Varied Bunting, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Thick-billed Kingbird, Pyrrhuloxia, Zone-tailed Hawk and Lucy's Warbler. This rally is right after the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival so that you can enjoy both events back to back. Photo © Michael L.P. Retter Photo © Michael L.P. Retter Photo © Tom Johnson Photo © Michael L.P. Retter Photo © Michael L.P. Retter

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