Day 4
    Kino Springs had Blue Grosbeak, Phainopepla and Cassin's Kingbirds, but the ponds were dry.

    At Patagonia Lake we had the Gnatcatchers and Buntings mentioned earlier. We also added Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Gambel's Quail, Vermillion Flycatchers, Bewick's Wren, Lucy's Warbler and Yellow-breasted Chat.

    The famed Patagonia Rest Stop was quiet, no Becards, they haven't been there for 3-4 years now.

We visited the Paton's back yard (opened for bird watchers). We added Violet-crowned Hummingbird along with Black-chinned and Broad-billed Hummingbirds. Also seen were Bronzed Cowbird, White-crowned Sparrow, flyover Gray Hawk, and Thick-billed Kingbird.

    The Patagonia- Sonita Creek Refuge was quiet; it was already late in the day and getting very hot.

Violet-crowned hummingbird male Black-chinned Hummingbird female Black-chinned Hummingbird
(note the gray crown)

    We drove to Sierra Vista for the night. When we got there we visited Cox's B&B in Ash Canyon first. They had great feeders set up. I quickly added my life Arizona Woodpecker. The feeders were alive with birds and included; Anna's Hummingbirds, more Broad-billed Hummingbirds, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Lark Sparrow and Spotted Towhee. But the best bird, after a one hour wait was a Lucifer's Hummingbird, another lifer!

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