Picture Canyon - good warbler diversity including Northern Waterthrush
18 Aug 2012, 9:43 PM,
Picture Canyon - good warbler diversity including Northern Waterthrush

Activity has picked up at Picture Canyon with lots of birds out there this morning, including many Lazuli Buntings, a nice movement of MacGillivray's Warblers with around at least a couple dozen present if not more, and one Northern Waterthrush just below the waterfall.

Great Blue Heron (1)
Turkey Vulture
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-Pewee
Black Phoebe
Cassin's Kingbird (1)
Steller's Jay
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (1)
American Robin
Northern Waterthrush (1)
Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
Virginia's Warbler (6)
MacGillivray's Warbler (~25)
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler (4)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (1)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (1)
Wilson's Warbler (3)
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Hepatic Tanager (1)
Western Tanager (1)
Black-headed Grosbeak (1)
Blue Grosbeak (1)
Lazuli Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Bullock's Oriole (1)
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch

Ken Murphy
Flagstaff, AZ

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18 Aug 2012, 10:38 PM,
RE: Picture Canyon - good warbler diversity including Northern Waterthrush
Thanks Ken-
What are the rules now for accessing the site? Do you need a permit or something? Thanks so much!
19 Aug 2012, 9:05 PM,
RE: Picture Canyon - good warbler diversity including Northern Waterthrush
Hi Brian, to be honest I'm not sure what the official policy is, I've been birding there for years without any problem. The one person I can think of that might know for sure is Bea Cooley, she has done a lot of work over the years involved with the preservation of Picture Canyon, you might try contacting her from the member list. Sorry I could not be of more help.


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