Dusky-capped Flycatchers: Horsethief Basin (Yavapai Co.)
31 May 2019, 10:09 PM,
Dusky-capped Flycatchers: Horsethief Basin (Yavapai Co.)
Yesterday (5/30/19) I went scouting in the southern Bradshaw Mountains in Yavapai Co. ahead of the planned Arizona Field Ornithologists (AZFO) expedition for June 14-16. I found a few DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERS each at Horsethief Basin Lake and nearby Hazlett Hollow Campground, a first for this species in the the very under-birded southern half of the Bradshaws. All birds were acting territorial and at least one probable pair was observed. At dusk I heard a few MEXICAN WHIP-POOR-WILLS calling from a couple of spots on the upper ridges before the road descends down towards Crown King.

**Note: the roads are rough going from Crown King to the Horsethief Basin Recreation Area and high clearance vehicles are needed.

If you are interested in joining us for the AZFO expedition to the Crown King area on June 14-16, please click on this link for more information: 

Good birding!

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ

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