Tonto Creek/Horton Creek; Heber
16 Apr 2006, 4:50 PM,
Tonto Creek/Horton Creek; Heber
On Saturday my family and I went over to the Horton Creek trailhead at the confluence of Horton and Tonto Creek near Kohl's Ranch. Here are the following birds we saw:

Painted Redstart (lots of them!)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Stellar's Jay
Pygmy Nuthatch
Bridled Titmouse
Spotted Towhee
Common Raven
Acorn Woodpecker
Mountain Chickadee
Bewick's Wren
Hairy Woodpecker
American Robin
Mourning Dove
House Wren
Northern Flicker
Sharp-shinned Hawk (?)
Black Phoebe
Yellow Warbler (there was a pair of them flitting in the bushes along the banks of Tonto Creek just below the bridge that crosses the creek near the parking lot)

Also on Saturday at our cabin in Heber, we saw:

Cedar Waxwing (a wandering flock of 40-50)
Townsend's Solitaire
Sage Thrasher
Black-chinned Hummingbird (our first hummingbird of the season up here)
Western Bluebird
Stellar's Jay
American Crow
Northern Flicker
Pine Siskin (tons of them)
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
European Starling
Common Raven
Band-tailed Pigeon
Pygmy Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Eurasian-collared Dove (2)
American Robin

Today (Sunday) we saw both Broad-tailed and Black-chinned Hummingbirds. Time to start putting out all of the hummingbird feeders!Smile

Good birding!!!

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