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Avian Jewels of Arizona

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The list of amazing highlights from our recent Avian Jewels of Arizona tour is a long one. Topping the list perhaps was the Plain-capped Starthroat—a super-rarity in this country—in Montosa Canyon that gave us nice scope views from close range. This was only the third time I have seen this species in the United States, and the first in nearly 15 years. The starthroat was one of 11 species of hummingbirds we would record for the trip, including such gems as Violet-crowned, Broad-bi... Read More