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Cave Creek Canyon--Southwestern Research Station, Arizona (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Cave Creek Canyon--Southwestern Research Station, Arizona

Map of Cave Creek Canyon--Southwestern Research Station, Arizona

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) Cliff Chipmunk (Tamias dorsalis) Says Phoebe (Sayornis saya) Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) Striped Plateau Lizard (Sceloporus virgatus)
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)

Transition zone.


Southeast Arizona

5/9/2014: Spent two nights in the area. In addition to birds listed here, heard Whiskered Screech-owl and Whip-poor-will.

Previous Visit (Pinery Canyon Rd. (grasslands section only): 5/8/2014)
Next Visit (Portal--Big Thicket: 5/9/2014)

Species Recorded (48)

Birds ( 45 )

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

New World Quail ( Odontophoridae )
Montezuma Quail - Cyrtonyx montezumae

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus
Whiskered Screech-Owl - Megascops trichopsis
Elf Owl - Micrathene whitneyi

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Mexican Whip-poor-will - Antrostomus arizonae

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Black-chinned Hummingbird - Archilochus alexandri
Rivoli's Hummingbird - Eugenes fulgens
Blue-throated Mountain-gem - Lampornis clemenciae

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus
Arizona Woodpecker - Dryobates arizonae
Acorn Woodpecker - Melanerpes formicivorus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Western Wood-Pewee - Contopus sordidulus
Buff-breasted Flycatcher - Empidonax fulvifrons
Ash-throated Flycatcher - Myiarchus cinerascens
Brown-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus tyrannulus
Say's Phoebe - Sayornis saya
Cassin's Kingbird - Tyrannus vociferans

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Violet-green Swallow - Tachycineta thalassina

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Mexican Jay - Aphelocoma wollweberi

Nuthatches ( Sittidae )
White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Kinglets ( Regulidae )
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Corthylio calendula

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Plumbeous Vireo - Vireo plumbeus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Wilson's Warbler - Cardellina pusilla
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Black-throated Gray Warbler - Setophaga nigrescens
Townsend's Warbler - Setophaga townsendi

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Hepatic Tanager - Piranga flava
Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana
Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Lazuli Bunting - Passerina amoena

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Lark Sparrow - Chondestes grammacus
Yellow-eyed Junco - Junco phaeonotus
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
Green-tailed Towhee - Pipilo chlorurus
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Bullock's Oriole - Icterus bullockii
Hooded Oriole - Icterus cucullatus
Scott's Oriole - Icterus parisorum

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus
Lesser Goldfinch - Spinus psaltria


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