Checklist S56496080

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Owner Rose Ann Rowlett

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  • 1
  • 0.3 mi
Comments

I'm including species encountered from just above the creek crossing at Cypress Campground, along the road down canyon to where the road comes very close to the creek again, ca. .3-.4 miles total. I birded there 8:30-9:30A and again 10:30-11:30A, totaling 2 hrs.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 2
  2. Number observed: 1

    Comments: heard overhead

  3. Number observed: 2
  4. Number observed: 1

    Comments: a female collecting nesting material near the campground

  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Heard off toward the creek, giving "bark series"

  7. Number observed: 4
  8. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Heard once, giving single-note call (in background of Prairie Warbler recording)

  9. Number observed: 1

    Comments: An adult male drummed and then flew to a nest hole ca. 25' up in a dead Arizona Cypress and entered the hole.

    Breeding Code: ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  10. Number observed: 1

    Comments: A bird calling repeatedly as it foraged from dead branches at top of a 20' deciduous oak along the creek. At one point it flew to a puddle on the road to drink before returning to its calling perch.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1
  11. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Two birds were chasing and vocalizing .2 mi. by road below Cypress Campground.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  12. Number observed: 4

    Comments: 1 seen and 3 heard in riparian, all presumed adults

  13. Number observed: 2

    Comments: heard calling in riparian; presumed adults

  14. Number observed: 2
  15. Number observed: 4
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 4
  16. Number observed: 4

    Comments: singing a lot now, in pairs

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female 2
    Sex Unknown
  17. Number observed: 10
  18. Number observed: 2

    Comments: singing in two different territories over .3 mile

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 2
  19. Number observed: 7

    Comments: in two different groups, of 5 and then 2, in the drier juniper/oaks at edge of riparian

  20. Number observed: 2

    Comments: One bird was calling (recorded) while carrying food to a nest hole ca. 5' up in a natural cavity of a partially dead oak. It entered and presumably fed young and left. Another appeared at very close range at one of the campsites in Cypress Campground, lured in by playback of N. Pygmy-Owl.

    Breeding Code: NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female
    Sex Unknown
    Media:
  21. Number observed: 2

    Comments: each singing, separately, as they foraged along trunks, maybe .2 mi apart

    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  22. Number observed: 3

    Comments: A male came to investigate N. Pygmy-Owl playback near the creek crossing at Cypress Campground, and a pair were foraging together ca. .2 mi down the road.

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
    Media:
  23. Number observed: 10

    Comments: Singing males were common all along the creek.

    Breeding Code: M Multiple (7+) Singing Males (Probable)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 10
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  24. Number observed: 3

    Comments: singing males

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 3
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  25. Number observed: 10
  26. Number observed: 2

    Comments: heard 2 birds interacting a ways below the dam

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 2
  27. Number observed: 2

    Comments: 1 seen and 1 heard singing .2 mi below Cypress Campground

  28. Number observed: 1

    Comments: singing from the arid live oak slope above the riparian

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  29. Number observed: 1

    Comments: One rather late migrant female came in to scold N. Pygmy-Owl playback at Cypress Campground.

  30. Number observed: 1

    Comments: An intermittently given buzzy song, when I tracked it down, turned out to be a male Prairie Warbler singing as it foraged through blooming live oaks at the edge of the riparian of Arizona sycamores, pines, and Arizona cypress along the road .2 miles below the entrance to Cypress Campground in Rucker Canyon, 1600m, on 16 May 2019. I recorded its song (ML159605231), watching it from 9:15-10:00AM. I then hiked back to the campsite at the end of the road in Rucker Canyon to get Richard Webster, who drove us back down ca. 10:40A. We relocated it by its song--even less frequently given now as it was getting windier and later. I then watched it--and photographed it--while Richard went back to break camp and pick me up. I left the Prairie Warbler about 11:50A, continuing down the road birding for another 15 minutes. A rare spring vagrant in Arizona, and my first for Cochise County.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
    Media:
  31. Number observed: 2

    Comments: 1 male sang and came into to mob pgymy-owl playback above creek crossing, and another was singing at Prairie Warbler spot .2 mi. below campground.

    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  32. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 1 male came to mob pygmy-owl playback at creek crossing, and a pair was foraging together through the oaks, the male singing regularly .2 mi. below the creek crossing.

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  33. Number observed: 1

    Comments: One late migrant female was foraging with small group of warblers .2 mi. below Cypress Campground.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  34. Number observed: 1

    Comments: 1 migrant male was foraging with group of migrant warblers .2 mi. below Cypress Campground.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  35. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Mobbing pygmy-owl playback and singing periodically in the riparian understory

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female
    Sex Unknown 2
  36. Number observed: 2

    Comments: a pair foraging together, the male singing, in the riparian

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  37. Number observed: 5
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 4
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
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