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Black-necked Grebe

The lagoons at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve seemed to be teeming with these. All had at least a couple of birds on them, with some holding well into double figures. ~50 were present throughout the whole of the preserve

Great Blue Heron

4 feeding in the marsh that is Lower Lake Mary

Great Egret

1 feeding in the vegetation of Lower Lake Mary

Green Heron

2 separate birds flew from the lagoon edges at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

White-faced Ibis

Very common at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, where there were ~75 birds. The main concentration was on the pool that was remaining on lagoon #3, with 45 individuals feeding together

Mallard

Good numbers with families at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

Northern Pintail 

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - 1

Blue-winged Teal 

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - ~6

Cinnamon Teal 

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - ~16 

Redhead

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - ~30

Bufflehead

This species supposed to be further North during the breeding season, but odd pairs can breed as far South as California. This bird at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve looked like a female, although eclipse male or, less likely, juvenile couldn’t be ruled out

Ruddy Duck

1 Bryce to Zion; Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - ~20 

Turkey Vulture

4 en route to Flagstaff from Las Vegas; Flagstaff area (~6 at Walnut Canyon, where they may have been frequenting nesting sites); 6 circling at Canyon Creek (South of Sedona); small numbers (~15) gliding below Lookout Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon Village (1 seen from the tour helicopter); 3 over Glen Canyon dam early evening; 2 Monument Valley; 2 over Arches NP; some Moab to Bryce Canyon; 8 Bryce Canyon; 3 Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

California Condor

These are becoming a success story, with reintroduced birds now being easily seen from Lookout Studio in Grand Canyon Village. They seem to prefer this spot, and were observed basking on ledges and trees as well as in the air. At least 4 were in the air at one time over the South Rim at Grand Canyon Village

Red-tailed Hawk

1 in arid country of north-western Arizona; 1 at Horseshoe Bend near Lake Powell; a very light bird, possibly Arizona subspecies juvenile, over car at Page; 1 Corn Creek

Golden Eagle 

1 Capitol Reef NP; 1 from Boulder Mountain

American Kestrel

Female around Delicate Arch, Arches NP; pair gliding in circles over Corn Creek

Wild Turkey 

1 in vegetable field at Tropicnear Bryce Canyon

Gambel's Quail

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - 1 & immature

Common Moorhen

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - ~10

American Coot

1 Bryce Canyon; Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - ~50

Black-necked Stilt

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - 6

American Avocet

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - 5

Killdeer

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - 2

Band-tailed Pigeon 

Pair at Arizona Mountain Inn

Collared Dove

This introduced species has predictably expanded enormously in much of the region, being particularly common in Moab

Mourning Dove

3 over roads on Las Vegas to Flagstaff journey; 2 over loop road West of Wupatki NP, Flagstaff; 2 at Sedona; Quite common Corn Creek and Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

White-winged Dove

2 Moab; Some Corn Creek

Greater Roadrunner

Always a pleasure to see, only 1 was found, on the golf course at Marriott Courtyard, Page. It was a surprise that more weren't seen when the amount of suitable habitat encountered is considered

White-throated Swift

These are a dapper and noisy swift, which makes them not only easy to locate, but also to identify: 1 flew over Sunset Crater; common over Slide Rock SP, with lesser numbers over Sedona; common along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon; few at Grand Canyon Village; small numbers in Arches NP; 3 Bryce Canyon; small numbers Zion

Black-chinned Hummingbird

2 at Flagstaff Arboretum; 1 briefly on feeder at Arizona Mountain Inn; male perched at close quarters on rim walk at Page; 2 at start of Rim Trail, Page; 1 Bryce Canyon; 2 Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

2 separate males feeding below Lookout Studio at Grand Canyon Village

Hairy Woodpecker 

These were a common site at Arizona Mountain Inn, where at least 4 were present in the vicinity of the lodge. 2 also at Slide Rock SP

Northern Flicker 

2 at Flagstaff Arboretum; 2 Capitol Reef picnic area

Black Phoebe

1 at Slide Rock SP; 1 at Red Rock Crossing

Say's Phoebe

2 Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

Western Kingbird  

2 pairs at Oak Creek (South of Sedona) - 1 with nest, the other mating; 4 in a group at Moab; 2 Capitol Reef NP

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Pair at Walnut Canyon; at least 4 at Oak Creek; ~20 Corn Creek

Shorelark

1 along rim trail at Page; 5 Corn Creek

Violet-green Swallow

Quite common in the Flagstaff are (pair gathering nesting material from the ground at Arizona Mountain Inn); very common along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon; some over Horseshoe Bend near Lake Powell; quite common near Lake Powell; small numbers around Delicate Arch, Arches NP; small numbers Capitol Reef NP; common Zion and Bryce Canyons

Barn Swallow 

Small numbers Bryce Canyon village

Phainopepla

1 at Red Rock Crossing; 2 at Oak Creek: Corn Creek - ~15

Rock Wren

Pair amongst the Wupatki National Monument ruins; common along rim trail, Page, with some feeding fledged immatures (~12)

Canyon Wren

1 singing at Slide Rock SP

Northern Mockingbird

1 at Oak Creek; 4 Corn Creek

Sage Thrasher 

3 Bryce Canyon, on sage brush area to the opposite side of the main highway to the village

Western Bluebird

2 at Flagstaff Arboretum; very common at Arizona Mountain Inn (at least 5 pairs, some feeding fledglings); 2 at Grand Canyon Village; 4 Bryce Canyon; 2 Zion

Mountain Bluebird 

Pair and separate female Bryce Canyon

Townsend's Solitaire

1-2 pairs feeding young next to the hordes of tourists at Grand View on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon; 1 Bryce Canyon

American Robin

Pair at Flagstaff Arboretum; 1 at Slide Rock SP; 2 in Grand Canyon Village; at least 6 at Moab; common in Moab (~8); ~6 Capitol Reef NP picnic area; ~6 Bryce Canyon

Blue-grey Gnatcatcher

~4 at one of the Grand Canyon South Rim scenic stops

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

1 Arches NP

Black-capped Chickadee

Parent feeding young in nest box at Flagstaff Arboretum; at least 10 at Arizona Mountain Inn, some with food for young; 2 Bryce Canyon

Mountain Chickadee 

3+ at Arizona Mountain Inn

Juniper Titmouse

1 Arches NP

Pygmy Nuthatch

1 feeding on the ground at Arizona Mountain Inn; 1 the following morning at Arizona Mountain Inn; 2 Bryce Canyon

White-breasted Nuthatch

1 at Arizona Mountain Inn; 2 Bryce Canyon picnic area

Verdin

~6 Corn Creek 

Loggerhead Shrike

1 Corn Creek 

Steller's Jay

1 flew across road near Lake Mary; 1 at Walnut Canyon; 1 at Sunset Crater visitor centre; 2 at Slide Rock SP

Black-billed Magpie

1-2 Moab, with nest in grounds of Mayor's House. This species is very similar to the Eurasian Magpie, but seems to have a longer tail

Clark's Nutcracker

2 Bryce Canyon

American Crow

Sporadic individuals on journey from Las Vegas to Flagstaff, and regularly seen around Flagstaff area; 6+ at Arizona Mountain Inn; sporadic on the journey from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon

Raven

1 over Sunset Crater; 1 at Flagstaff Arboretum; 1 at Arizona Mountain Inn; 1 over Slide Rock SP; quite common over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon; ~6 at Grand Canyon Village; common around Lake Powell area; common Moab; common Moab to Bryce Canyon; 4 Bryce Canyon

European Starling

1 Page; 2 Moab; Corn Creek - ~50

House Sparrow

2 at Flagstaff Arboretum; common at Sedona; common Page and Moab

House Finch

1 singing in front of Arizona Mountain Inn reception; pair at Arizona Mountain Inn; female with food at Walnut Canyon; 4 at Flagstaff Arboretum; very common from Flagstaff to Sedona area; ~10 around Page; ~10 Moab; 3 Corn Creek

Pine Siskin

1 Bryce Canyon

Lesser Goldfinch

Drab male singing at Arizona Mountain Inn; 2 others singing at Arizona Mountain Inn: common in Sedona area; 2 at Grand Canyon Village; 2 Moab on feeder

Lucy's Warbler

Very obvious at Corn Creek where there were ~6. 2 were singing males, and 3 were an active group of 3 juveniles chasing each other continuously 

Yellow Warbler   

1 Monticello, Utah; 1 singing Capitol Reef NP picnic area

Black-throated Grey Warbler

1 along the cliff edge in Grand Canyon Village

Grace's Warbler

1 singing Bryce Canyon

Yellow-breasted Chat

Corn Creek - 2 singing males

Green-tailed Towhee

1 singing Bryce Canyon

Chipping Sparrow

Quite common (~10) at Flagstaff Arboretum; 1 singing at Sunset Crater

Black-throated Sparrow

Pair and a separate singing male at Wupatki National Monument; 3 at Horseshoe Bend near Lake Powell; ~12 along Rim Trail, Page; 1 Arches NP

Dark-eyed Junco

2 at Sunset Crater; 2,4 at Arizona Mountain Inn, including pair with food for young; 1 singing in the grounds of Yavapai Lodge, Grand Canyon Village; 1 Bryce Canyon     2 Bryce Canyon

Black-headed Grosbeak

4+ at feeder next to Slide Rock SP entrance

Red-winged Blackbird

Pair at Flagstaff Arboretum; Corn Creek - 1 

Western Meadowlark

2 singing Bryce Canyon

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Corn Creek - 1 flew from small pond on arrival; Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - 3 were flying into what sounded like a large colony on lagoon #9

Brewer's Blackbird

Pair at Flagstaff Arboretum; at least 4 pairs feeding young below and around the rim path in Grand Canyon Village

Great-tailed Grackle

2 females at Slide Rock SP; pair at Grand Canyon Village; ~10 at Car Park for rim trail, Page; Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - 10 

Brown-headed Cowbird

1 at Red Rock Crossing; 1 at the East entrance of the Grand Canyon; 1 Arches NP; 4 Capitol Reef NP picnic area; 4 Bryce Canyon; Corn Creek - 2

Hooded Oriole

1 female near park in Moab

Bullock's Oriole

2 males and a female at Slide Rock SP; 1 male Capitol Reef NP picnic area

 

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