First Three 2018
1 Jan 2018, 8:56 AM,
#1
First Three 2018
Continuing a long-running tradition on this site, my first three species of 2018, north of the hospital in Flagstaff were

Cassin's Finch
Dark-eyed Junco
American Crow

I wish everyone good birding in 2018!
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1 Jan 2018, 8:57 AM,
#2
First 2 of 2018
Happy New Year to all!

Are we doing our first 3 species of 2018 this year?

If so, mine were Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin's Finch, Mountain Chickadee.

May 2018 be a great birding year for everyone!

Gary
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1 Jan 2018, 9:37 AM,
#3
RE: First Three 2018
First three at Desert View on the South Rim: Spotted Towhee, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), and Northern Flicker.

(Coming in a little later at #6 was the continuing Golden-crowned Sparrow who has now spent about a month and a half in my yard.)

Happy New Year,

Brian Gatlin
Desert View, AZ
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1 Jan 2018, 10:22 AM,
#4
RE: First Three 2018
First three for me, in my backyard in Doney Park:

Red Crossbill
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Cassin's Finch

Happy New Year!
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1 Jan 2018, 11:17 AM,
#5
RE: First Three 2018
Happy New Year! Rookie(ish) birder here and new to the forum, but feeling confident with these first three identifications in my front yard in Timberline/Fernwood:

Cassin's Finch
Eurasian Collared Dove
Northern Flicker
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1 Jan 2018, 12:40 PM,
#6
RE: First Three 2018
In Mountainaire:
American Crow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pine Siskin

Happy New Year!
Tom
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1 Jan 2018, 1:45 PM,
#7
RE: First Three 2018
In Cornville:
White-crowned Sparrow
Western Bluebird
Spotted Towhee

I still have a horde of these coming to water daily:
   
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1 Jan 2018, 4:07 PM,
#8
RE: First Three 2018
Chuck LaRue and I were at the Abineau/Bear Jaw Trailhead on the north side of the San Francisco Peaks just before dawn (more details in a separate post). First three were:
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Common Raven
Evening Grosbeak
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1 Jan 2018, 5:50 PM,
#9
RE: First Three 2018
First Three in my VOC yard:

Purple Finch
Spotted Towhee
Mountain Chickadee
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1 Jan 2018, 7:34 PM,
#10
RE: First Three 2018
Happy New Year!

We were in McDowall Mt. Park this weekend. First three:
Common raven
Northern mockingbird
Gambel's quail.
Brian
bhealyphoto@gmail.com
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1 Jan 2018, 9:43 PM,
#11
RE: First Three 2018
In Anthem, Glo & I had Gambel's Quail, House Finch, and Costa's Hummingbird (male).

Ron
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2 Jan 2018, 7:52 AM,
#12
RE: First Three 2018
(1 Jan 2018, 5:50 PM)Kimbo25 Wrote: First Three in my VOC yard:

Purple Finch
Spotted Towhee
Mountain Chickadee

Purple Finch, not Cassin's Finch?

Gary
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2 Jan 2018, 12:08 PM,
#13
RE: First Three 2018
My first three birds in Scottsdale:
Canada Goose
Green Heron
American Coot
These birds were seen in lakes along Hayden Road.

This morning I saw three Acorn Woodpeckers in my Scottsdale yard. This was a new yard species but not new to the neighborhood. In mid-November I saw these same birds in a park near me.

I wish you good health and good birding in 2018.
Diana Herron
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2 Jan 2018, 7:27 PM,
#14
RE: First Three 2018
American Crow
Red-talked Hawk
Sage Thrasher
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9 Jan 2018, 4:44 PM,
#15
RE: First Three 2018
My first 3 in Wickenburg (NW Maricopa County) on Jan. 1st were all exotic invasives, sadly enough:
House Sparrow
Eurasian Collared-Dove
European Starling

Later in the day had better birds along the Hassayampa River and at ponds in Peoria.

Just a little while ago (today, Jan. 9) I added species #65 to my apartment/yard list: Western Bluebird. Not a bad list for only having been there since early July! A couple of my first birds on the yard list were Red-shouldered and Gray Hawks.

Good birding and happy new year!

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ
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