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Birding Destinations (Granite Reef Recreational Park)

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Great Blue Heron, almost daily at Granite Reef.
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Large wading bird, feeds on fish, frogs, crayfish.

Phainopepla(Black Cardinal)
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This bird seen throughout lower salt.

Brown Creeper, winters here periodically(02/12/15)
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Very high pitched tweet, sounds similar to bat!

Cedar Waxwings beautiful bird in the desert
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More common here than years before(02/15/15

Nice seeing this bird abundantly this winter(02/15
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Cedar Waxwings travel in flocks.

Hermit Thrush(12/20/14) Granite reef
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rare bird for this area

Black Tailed Gnatcatcher
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Often seen at Granite Reef.

Gilded Flicker(year round)
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Large woodpecker known to southwest.

Red Naped Sapsucker winter visitor
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Common in the winter here.

Red Breasted Nuthatch(granite reef) 11/2014
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This is rare bird at this location.

Granite Reef Recreational Park

The Red Tailed hawk
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Most common raptor in North Americal

American Robin(12/10/2014)
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We start seeing robins during the winter here.

Bridled Titmouse (12/10/2014)
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Rare bird in this area, love seeing them.
Cooper's hawk
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Seen throughout the National Forest.

Phon D Sutton

Praire Falcon at Coon Bluff.
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Often seen over cliff.

Ring Billed Gull( frequent visitor) (Granite reef)
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I see this bird yearly.

Bald Eagles are common in this area
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Can be seen all the parks on lower salt.

Coon Bluff

Saquaro Lake and Butcher Jones

Surf Scoter at Peregrine pt, 12/10/2014
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Rare bird for this area.