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The Carolina Bird Club, Inc., is a non-profit educational and scientific association open to anyone interested in the study and conservation of wildlife, particularly birds.

The Club meets each winter, spring, and fall at different locations in the Carolinas. Meeting sites are selected to give participants an opportunity to see many different kinds of birds. Guided field trips and informative programs are combined for an exciting weekend of meeting with people who share an enthusiasm and concern for birds.

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"Hummerfest" in SE AZ August, 2007

This trip was run at the height of the hummingbird migration. Sites visited included:  Mt. Lemmon, Saguaro National Park, California Gulch, Madera Canyon, Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, Patagonia State Park, Ramsey and Miller Canyons, San Pedro River, the Chiricahua Mountains/Rustler Park area, and the Cave Creek/Portal area.  

SE Arizona is known for its resident, migrants, and Mexican vagrant birds; awesome butterflies; magnificent “sky islands”; and its eight biomes:  desert scrub (Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts), grassland, interior chaparral, evergreen woodland (Juniper/Pinyon Pine-Oak), conifer forest (Engelmann Spruce/Douglas Fir), riparian woodland, wetlands and tundra.  The sites we visited represent the best SE Arizona has to offer.  For example, Cave Creek Canyon is possibly the most bio-diverse area in North American.

The trip proved to be so popular that it was run in two back-to-back groups, one from 6–12 August and one from 13–19 August.

Photo galleries of the trip:

Combined Bird list:

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Mallard (Mexican Duck)
Blue-winged Teal
Common Goldeneye
Ruddy Duck
Scaled Quail
Gambel's Quail
Montezuma Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Cooper's Hawk
Harris's Hawk
Gray Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Golden Eagle
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Common Tern
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Greater Roadrunner
Whiskered Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Elf Owl
Burrowing Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
White-throated Swift
Broad-billed Hummingbird
White-eared Hummingbird

Berylline Hummingbird
Violet-crowned Hummingbird
Blue-throated Hummingbird
Magnificent Hummingbird
Lucifer Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Elegant Trogon
Acorn Woodpecker
Gila Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Arizona Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Greater Pewee
Western Wood-Pewee
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Buff-breasted Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Cassin's Kingbird
Thick-billed Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Bell's Vireo
Plumbeous Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
Mexican Jay
Chihuahuan Raven
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Mexican Chickadee
Bridled Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Cactus Wren
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
Bewick's Wren
House Wren
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Bendire's Thrasher
Curve-billed Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
European Starling
Olive Warbler
Virginia's Warbler
Lucy's Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Grace's Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Red-faced Warbler
Painted Redstart
Yellow-breasted Chat
Hepatic Tanager
Summer Tanager
Western Tanager
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Abert's Towhee
Rufous-winged Sparrow
Cassin's Sparrow
Botteri's Sparrow
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Five-striped Sparrow (Heard Only)
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Grasshopper Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Yellow-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Varied Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Scott's Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Black—seen by both groups
Red—seen only by group 1
Blue—seen only by group 2
Green—seen only on scout trip