Birds of Phoenix and Arizona - Gallery 2

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    Curve-Billed Thrasher

    Curve-Billed Thrasher
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix area. © Kirk A. White, used with permission

    The images in this Phoenix Bird Photo Gallery were taken mostly in the Greater Phoenix area and submitted by local residents, or people who were visiting the area. 

    This is part two of a four-part gallery of Arizona birds and waterfowl.

    Pictured here, a Curved billed Thrasher at Usery Park.

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    Mockingbird

    Small Mockingbird
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix area. © Kirk A. White, used with permission

    Small Mockingbird at Usery Park.

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    Greylag Goose

    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. © Heather Butcher, used with permission.

    Greylag Goose at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert.

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    Northern Mockingbird

    Northern Mockingbird
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. © Heather Butcher, used with permission.

    Northern mockingbird at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert.

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    Orange-crowned Warbler

    Orange-crowned Warbler
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. © Heather Butcher, used with permission.

    Orange-crowned warbler at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert.

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    Cinnamon Teal

    Cinnamon Teal
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    Cinnamon Teal in the foreground with his mate not far behind him, taken at Saguaro Lake.

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    Mallard Duck

    Mallard Duck
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    A male Mallard preening himself at the Saguaro Lake Marina.

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    Mallard Ducks

    Mallard Ducks
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    Two pair of Mallard Ducks cruising in the water at Gilbert Water Ranch.

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    Adult Verdin

    Adult Verdin
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    An Adult Verdin perched in the Nicotiana in Apache Junction.

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    Verdin Juvenile

    Juvenile Verdin
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    A Verdin juvenile perched in the sunflowers, taken in Apache Junction.

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    Phainopepla

    Phainopepla
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    Female Phainopepla, taken at Lost Dutchman State Park.

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    Male Phainopepla

    Male Phainopepla
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    Male Phainopepla in Gold Canyon.

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    Pied-billed Grebe

    Pied-billed Grebe
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    Pied-billed Grebe at Saguaro Lake.

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    Green-Winged Teal

    Green-Winged Teal
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    A male Green-Winged Teal at Gilbert Water Ranch.

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    American Coot

    American Coot
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    An American Coot at Saguaro Lake.

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    Black-Throated Sparrow

    Black-Throated Sparrow
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

     Black-Throated Sparrow, photographed in Gold Canyon.

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    Bendire's Thrasher

    Bendire's Thrasher
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    Bendire's Thrasher, photographed in Lost Dutchman State Park.

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    White-Winged Dove

    White-Winged Dove
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    White-Winged Dove in Apache Junction.

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    Abert's Towhee

    Abert's Towhees
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    A pair of Abert's Towhees, photographed at Gilbert Water Ranch.

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    Costa's Hummingbird

    Costa's Hummingbird
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    A male Costa's after a springtime rain in Apache Junction.

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    Black Phoebe

    Black Phoebe
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    A Black Phoebe preening in a tree at Gilbert Water Ranch.

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    Black Phoebe

    Black Phoebe
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Tiffany Hawkins, used with permission

    Black Phoebe, at Saguaro Lake's Marina.

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    Gila Woodpecker

    Gila Woodpecker
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix area. Kelly P. Orman, used with permission

    From the photographer: "Here's a picture my wife shot one morning of a Gila Woodpecker... with our new DSLR camara. This little guy was only about 2 feet off the ground hanging onto a piller on our back porch."

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    Verdin

    Verdin
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. © Pat James, used with permission

    Verdin, taken in New River, Arizona.

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    Hummingbird at Work

    Hummingbird at Desert Botanical Garden
    ••• Hummingbird. JitkaBryn, used with permission.

    Hummingbird at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

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    Great Blue Heron at Saguaro Lake

    Great Blue Heron
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix area. © Ruth Jolly, used with permission.

    Great Blue Heron at Saguaro Lake.

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    Crested Ducks in Mesa

    Crested Ducks
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. © Ruth Jolly, used with permission.

    Crested Ducks at Red Mountain Park in Mesa, AZ.

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    Snowy Egret in Gilbert

    Snowy Egret
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. © Ruth Jolly, used with permission.

    A playful Snowy Egret in Gilbert, Arizona.

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    Green Heron

    Green Heron
    ••• Green Heron Phoenix, Arizona. Keith Perry Photography, Phoenix, AZ, used with permission.

    This Green Heron was photographed in Granada Park in Phoenix.

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    Say's Phoebe

    Say's Phoebe
    ••• Say's Phoebe. Frances Schuler, used with permission.

    Say's Phoebe, photographed at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.

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    Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs
    ••• Lesser Yellowlegs. Frances Schuler, used with permission.

    Lesser Yellowlegs, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.

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    White Heron and Blue Heron

    White Heron and Blue Heron
    ••• White Heron and Blue Heron Picture © Frances Schuler, used with permission.

    Photographed at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.

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    Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron in Flight
    ••• Great Blue Heron. Frances Schuler, used with permission.

    Great Blue Heron in flight, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.

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    White Heron

    White Heron and Fish
    ••• White Heron. Frances Schuler, used with permission.

    White Heron with fish, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.

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    Black-necked Stilt

    Black-necked Stilt
    ••• Black-necked Stilt. Frances Schuler, used with permission.

    Black-necked Stilt, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.

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    Cormorant

    Cormorant
    ••• Cormorant. Frances Schuler, used with permission.

    Cormorant, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.

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    Verdin

    Verdin
    ••• Verdin. Frances Schuler, used with permission.

    Verdin at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.

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    Abert's Towhee

    Aberts Towhee
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. © Joni M. Smith, used with permission

    Abert's Towhee seen in Chandler, Arizona.

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    Cactus Wren

    Cactus Wren Picture
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in Arizona. Cactus Wren Picture © stellakathryn, used with permission.

    Arizona's State Bird, the cactus wren, near Wikieup, AZ.

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    Fuertes Red Tailed Hawk

    Fuertes Red Tailed Hawk
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Fuertes Red Tailed Hawk Picture © Marianne Cook, used with permission.

    From the photographer: "Fuertes Red Tailed Hawk on my neighbor's two story house. He was over 2 feet tall." Photo taken at Cinnabar Canyon in Phoenix.

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    Northern Cardinal

    Northern Cardinal in Arizona
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in Arizona. © Linda Hardie, used with permission

    This Northern Cardinal was seen in St. David, Arizona. That's in Cochise County, not far from Benson.

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    Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in Arizona. © Linda Hardie, used with permission

    The Greater Roadrunner was photographed in St. David, Arizona with a Cannon PowerShot S3 camera.

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    Muscovy Duck in Tempe

    Muscovy Duck
    ••• Waterfowl of the Greater Phoenix Area. © Robert DuQuesnay, used with permission.

    Muscovy Duck at the ASU Research Park in Tempe, Arizona.

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    Chinese Goose

    Chinese Goose
    ••• Waterfowl of the Greater Phoenix Area. © Robert DuQuesnay, used with permission.

    Chinese Goose at the ASU Research Park in Tempe, Arizona.

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    Chinese Geese

    Chinese Geese
    ••• Waterfowl of the Greater Phoenix Area. © Robert DuQuesnay, used with permission.

    Chinese Geese at the ASU Research Park in Tempe, Arizona.

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    Gambel's Quail

    Gambel's Quail
    ••• Pictures of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. Gambel's Quail Picture © Peter Sterling, used with permission.

    From the photographer: "Thought you'd like to see this quail on top of my trash can in Mesa. There seem to be a lot of quail couples out and about this spring."

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    Swan

    Swan in Scottsdale
    ••• Picture Gallery of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. © Cynthia Bilsing, used with permission.

    This swan picture was taken in downtown Scottsdale at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.

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    Red-winged Blackbird

    Red-winged Blackbird
    ••• Picture Gallery of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. © Heather Faye Botello, used with permission.

    Red-winged Blackbird in a wheat field outside Maricopa, Arizona.

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    Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron
    ••• Picture Gallery of Birds Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. © Heather Faye Botello, used with permission.

    Close-up of a Great Blue Heron in Maricopa, Arizona.

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    Phainopepla

    Male Phainopepla
    ••• Picture of a Male Phainopepla Seen in the Greater Phoenix area. © Kathryn Carver, used with permission

    This male phainopepla was seen along the Verde River near Bartlett Lake, north of Phoenix. 

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    Ring-necked Duck

    ••• Pictures of a Male Ring-necked Duck Seen in the Greater Phoenix area. © Kathryn Carver, used with permission

    This photo of a male ring-necked duck was taken at the Water Ranch Riparian Preserve in Gilbert.

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    Black Mallard

    black mallard
    ••• Picture of a Black Mallard Seen in the Greater Phoenix area. © Kathryn Carver, used with permission

    From the photographer: "I'd never heard of, nor seen, a black mallard before. This female black mallard at Riverview Park in Mesa had three ducklings - two of which were light-colored, and one which was black like herself!"

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    Black-necked Stilts

    Black-necked stilts
    ••• Pictures of Black-necked Stilts Seen in Gilbert, AZ. © Kathryn Carver, used with permission

    Black-necked stilts at the Water Ranch Riparian Preserve in Gilbert.

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    Roadrunner

    Arizona Roadrunner
    ••• Picture of a Roadrunner Seen in the Greater Phoenix Area. © Laura Root, used with permission

     From the photographer: "We found our resident Roadrunner dealing with a giant centipede in the back yard of our home."

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    Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant
    ••• Neotropic Cormorant. Graham Cross, used with permission.

    Neotropic Cormorant at Western Skies Golf Club in Gilbert, Arizona.

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    American Kestrel

    American Kestrel
    ••• Seen in North Central Phoenix, Arizona American Kestrel. © Lynn Kanefield, used with permission

    From the photographer: This awesome bird, an American Kestrel, came to our Phoenix backyard for a short visit September 22, 2010. She posed patiently while I took her picture. We live in the North Central Phoenix area near Northern Avenue and 7th Avenue.