Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Birds of Michael Perry Park

1. BTGN-kab Black-tailed Gnatcatcher in Michael Perry Park 2-25-2013
I discovered Michael Perry Park after moving here last fall. When I discovered in February that there was little to no ebird data on this birding Hotspot I decided to make it my new patch. The park is located on the east side off Tucson, AZ south of Golf Links Road near the Pantano Parkway. It has restrooms, a playground, picnic tables, a basketball court, and baseball fields. There is a paved trail along the Pantano Wash suitable for running, biking, or just strolling along. I started counting birds here in the fall of 2012. This is the list of all the birds species I have seen and counted at this location. I hope to add to this list as the year goes along. I love this park! There are more photos at the end of the list.
2. HAHA-kab
Birds of Perry Park
  1. Gambel’s Quail
  2. Harris Hawk
  3. Red-tailed Hawk
  4. Cooper’s hawk
  5. American Kestrel
  6. Prairie Falcon
  7. Turkey Vulture
  8. Rock Pigeon
  9. Mourning Dove
  10. White-winged Dove
  11. Eurasian Collared-dove
  12. Greater Roadrunner
  13. Anna’s Hummingbird
  14. Costa’s Hummingbird
  15. Black-chinned Hummingbird
  16. Cassin's Kingbird
  17. Vermilion Flycatcher
  18. Dusky Flycatcher
  19. Say’s Phoebe
  20. Gila Woodpecker
  21. Ladder-backed Woodpecker
  22. Plumbeous Vireo
  23. Common Raven
  24. Violet-green Swallow
  25. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  26. Barn Swallow
  27. Verdin
  28. Cactus Wren
  29. House Wren
  30. Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
  31. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  32. Western Bluebird
  33. Northern Mockingbird
  34. Curve-billed Thrasher
  35. Phainopepla
  36. European Starling
  37. Lucy’s Warbler
  38. Common Yellowthroat
  39. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  40. Canyon Towhee
  41. Brewer's Sparrow
  42. Black-throated Sparrow
  43. White-crowned Sparrow
  44. Lark Sparrow
  45. Lincoln Sparrow
  46. Chipping Sparrow
  47. Northern Cardinal
  48. Great-tailed Grackle
  49. Bronzed Cowbird
  50. Brown-headed cowbird
  51. House Finch
  52. Lesser Goldfinch
  53. House Sparrow

3. COHA-kab Cooper’s Hawk 2-12-2013

4. AMKE-kab American Kestrel 2-17-2013
5. ANHU-kab Anna’s Hummingbird 3-7-2013
6. Road-kab Greater Roadrunner 2-17-2013
8. VEFL-kab Vermillion flycatcher 2-25-2013
9. PLVI-kab Plumbeous Vireo 2-17-2013
10. WEBL-kab 7. VGSW-kab
Violet-green Swallow (2-17-2013) and Western Bluebird (2-25-2013)
11. NOMO-kab Northern Mockingbird 2-17-2013
12. LISP-kab Lincoln’s Sparrow 3-7-2013
13. AMGO-kab American Goldfinch 2-12-2013


  1. Always love your bird photography. That Anna's hummer is so sweet in a nest that looks like it's decorated with bits of paper.

    1. Gaelyn, it is well camouflaged in that tree!

  2. Look at that cutie little Flycatcher :) I am so glad you have found a spot to monitor Kathie.

    1. Thanks Celeste! I will have to take you here!

  3. What a wonderful outing. Thanks for taking us along. Great pics, esp. of the hummer in the nest!!


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.