Najavo Spring/Double Springs
6 Sep 2014, 9:44 AM,
Najavo Spring/Double Springs
Yesterday, 9/5/2014, Ed and I spent the morning at Navajo Spring and the adjacent Aspen Protection Exclosures. We saw the following:

Virginia Warbler-9
Nashville Warbler-12
Yellow Warbler-3
Wilson's Warbler-2
Yellow-rump Warbler Audubon's-5
Acorn Woodpecker-over 20
Hairy Woodpecker-2
N. Flicker (RS)-7
Brown Creeper-8
Hermit Thrush-5
W Bluebird-12
Chipping Sparrow-6
Rufus Hummingbird-3
House Wren-6
W Wood-PeWee-3
Olive-sided Flycatcher-1
Green-tailed Towhee-2
Townsend's Solitaire-1
Cordilleran Flycatcher-3
Empid-2 un-ID'd
Cassin's Vireo-4 heard
Pigmy Nuthatch-6
White-breasted Nuthatch-8
Gray-headed Junco-18
Stellar's Jay-6
Mountain Chickadee-4
Violet-green Swallow-6
Turkey Vulture-3
N Pygmy Owl-1 (heard only)

We stopped briefly along the main road at Double Springs and saw 20+ Chipping Sparrows, 15+ W Bluebirds, 3 Song Sparrows, 2 Rufus Hummers, Stellar's Jays, a single Green-tailed Towhee, and 1 N WATERTHRUSH!

Thanks to Friends of N AZ Forests (FONAF) for building and maintaining the aspen protection exclosures near Navajo Spring. The exclosures are creating, not only protection for aspen regeneration, but excellent habitat for birds, wildflowers, bees, etc. as a secondary benefit.


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