Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge near
Tucson, Arizona

Kevin and I are in Tucson waiting for some parts to hook the jeep up to the motorhome. We decided to do some birding. We like to be active and we like birds.

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Visitor Center

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Wildlife Sightings at the Visitor Center

I wouldn’t want to fall into this Fishhook Barrel Cactus. The hooks look wicked.

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There were several Sulfur Butterflies by the visitor center. They moved too quickly for me to get a good picture of them. We decided to drive the 10 mile Pronghorn Drive. We saw several birds along the trail. Its a dirt road that is easy to drive.

After, the drive we walked the Cienaga Trail. Its a 1 1/2 mile trail known for good birding.

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Pyrrhuloxia- this bird likes to hide in the bush wherever we are near. We finally got a picture of its back.

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Vermilion Flycatcher- known to be the most colorful flycatcher in North America.

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Grey Hawk- visitor from Mexico

We met several birders on the trail. They were looking at this hawk. We all looked at him for several minutes and decided he was a Grey Hawk. These Grey Hawks come up from Mexico.

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Black Phoebe

Happy Birding!

Birding

  • Vermilion Flycatcher
  • Grey Hawk
  • Black Phoebe
  • Pyrrhuloxia
  • Horned Lark
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Loggerhead Shrike

 

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7 thoughts on “Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

  1. Great job with your birding here! Love the Grey Hawk. We actually had a couple in our yard! And they are so rare! Vermilion Flycatcher is on of my all-time favorites. I love photographing them as well.

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