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Virgin River, AZ (Mar 21, 2008 - Mar 23, 2008)
Virgin River, AZ (AZNWVRGR) Littlefield, AZ (USA) Lat,Long: 36.89455,-113.92487 Map Elevation: 1900 feet 21 species 1 trip (0 non-trip sightings)
The Virgin River cuts across the NW corner of Arizona in its course from southern Utah to Lake Mead east of Las Vegas. Shortly after it emerges from its canyon through the Virgin Mountains it meets Beaverdam Wash at the town of Littlefield. Daniel and I stopped there in March 2008 for breakfast and to photograph flowers as we were heading towards Las Vegas on I-15. The elevation is 1800'. Uplands are sparse desert scrub with creosote bush being the most prominent shrub. Tamarisk dominates the riparian though cottonwoods are common in the semi-residential valley of Beaverdam Wash and willows persist in places along the river. Despite the human impact, especially in the riparian, the birding was still quite interesting.
Species Sightings Trips First Date Last Date Avg/Sighting Avg/Trip Max Ct
Mallard 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 2.0 2.0 2
Turkey Vulture 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 75.0 75.0 75
Common Black-Hawk 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 2.0 2.0 2
Ring-billed Gull 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 15.0 15.0 15
Rock Pigeon 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 3.0 3.0 3
Mourning Dove 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 1.0 1.0 1
Black Phoebe 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 2.0 2.0 2
Say's Phoebe 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 1.0 1.0 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 1.0 1.0 1
Bell's Vireo 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 1.0 1.0 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 6.0 6.0 6
Bewick's Wren 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 1.0 1.0 1
American Robin 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 2.0 2.0 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 20.0 20.0 20
Song Sparrow 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 1.0 1.0 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 2.0 2.0 2
Dark-eyed Junco 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 2.0 2.0 2
Great-tailed Grackle 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 1.0 1.0 1
House Finch 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 4.0 4.0 4
Pine Siskin 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 2.0 2.0 2
Lesser Goldfinch 1   1 03/22/2008 03/22/2008 1.0 1.0 1
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