SCVAS Arizona Day One

Saturday, August 07, 2010, Led by David Wimpfheimer and Bob Power

Photos by Bill Walker

32 Species at 4 Locations

Mallard SW
Harris's Hawk SW
We were very surprised to see a Harris's Hawk close by atop of cluster of television antennas at Sweetwater. David and Bob were quite concerned about our odds of seeing it, so this was a very happy find.
Verdin A-SDM
Cactus Wren A-SDM
Curve-billed Thrasher MSX
Nesting in a Cholla cactus within the grounds of the Mission
Legend
Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, AZ = A-SDM
Mission San Xavier, AZ = MSX
Saguaro National Monument, AZ = SNM
Sweetwater Wetlands, AZ = SW

32 Species at 4 Locations

Mallard SW
Harris's Hawk SW
We were very surprised to see a Harris's Hawk close by atop of cluster of television antennas at Sweetwater. David and Bob were quite concerned about our odds of seeing it, so this was a very happy find.
Verdin A-SDM
Cactus Wren A-SDM
Curve-billed Thrasher MSX
Nesting in a Cholla cactus within the grounds of the Mission
Legend
Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, AZ = A-SDM
Mission San Xavier, AZ = MSX
Saguaro National Monument, AZ = SNM
Sweetwater Wetlands, AZ = SW

32 Species at 4 Locations

Mission San Xavier
Curve-billed Thrasher
Nesting in a Cholla cactus within the grounds of the Mission
Sweetwater Wetlands
Harris's Hawk
We were very surprised to see a Harris's Hawk close by atop of cluster of television antennas at Sweetwater. David and Bob were quite concerned about our odds of seeing it, so this was a very happy find.
Saguaro National Monument
Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum

Trip Map

Trip Notes

We started the day at Mission San Xavier for a quick look around the mission and ended up seeing one great desert species, the Curve-billed Thrasher.

We stopped for lunch at the Brown Mountain picnic area of the Saguaro National Monument, where some kind of lizard dropped to the ground right behind Bill's feet and scampered frantically back up the pillar of the picnic shelter.