Birds at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Birds Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge How to Use Your Checklist This list is in accordance with the 7th edition (1998) A.O.U. checklist and the 49fh Supplement (July 2008). This guide is arranged by habitat to help locate some of the more than 330 species of birds recorded on the refuge. Key R - Resident, may be found year round. W - Winter Visitor (may include early fall and/or late spring) M - Migration, spring and/or fall S - Summer, may be migrating through the refuge. ✦ - Only a few records • - Breeding records for refuge Italics =Threatened or Endangered Status Arivaca Cienega (AC) A 1-1/4mile loop meanders through a seasonal wetland and groves of mesquite and hackberry trees. Arivaca Creek (Ck) A 1-1/4 mile loop follows the seasonal stream under mesquite trees and majestic cottonwoods. Mustang Trail leaves the Creek Trail for a steep hike up El Cerro. Brown Canyon (BC) The canyon is open by guided walk only. Call for a schedule or to make reservations. Semidesert Grasslands (Gr) Most of the refuge is an extensive grassland with mesquite trees. Many southwestern birds can be sighted near the headquarters visitor center. (HQ). Wetlands (Wt) In wet years, shorebirds and waterfowl may be seen in the grasslands at dirt tanks, natural wetlands, and the Aguirre Lake area. Join a Tour or Take a Class Call 520/823-4251 x 116 for tour and program information or reservations for Brown Canyon walks and workshops. Free guided bird walks start at 8:00 am at Arivaca Cienega, November through April; no reservations needed. AC Ck BC Gr HQ Wt Ducks, Geese, and Swans Black-bel. Whistling-Duck • S S S Gr. White-fronted Goose ✦ M Snow Goose ✦ W M Canada Goose ✦ W W Wood Duck ✦ W W Gadwall W W Eurasian Wigeon ✦ W W American Wigeon W W Mallard • R R Blue-winged Teal M M Cinnamon Teal • R R Northern Shoveler W W Northern Pintail W W Garganey ✦ M Green-winged Teal W W Canvasback ✦ W Redhead W W Ring-necked Duck W W Lesser Scaup W M Surf Scoter ✦ M Long-tailed Duck ✦ W Bufflehead W W Common Goldeneye ✦ W AC Ck Plovers Semipalmated Plover Killdeer • R R Stilts and Avocets Black-necked Stilt M American Avocet Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies Spotted Sandpiper M Solitary Sandpiper M Greater Yellowlegs W Willet M Lesser Yellowlegs Long-billed Curlew Marbled Godwit ✦ Western Sandpiper Least Sandpiper Wh.-rumped Sandpiper ✦ Baird’s Sandpiper ✦ Pectoral Sandpiper ✦ Long-billed Dowitcher Wilson’s Snipe W M Wilson’s Phalarope Red-necked Phalarope ✦ Red Phalarope ✦ Gulls and Terns Sabine’s Gull ✦ Bonaparte’s Gull ✦ Heermann’s Gull ✦ Ring-billed Gull W Least Tern ✦ M Black Tern ✦ Forster’s Tern ✦ Pigeons and Doves Rock Pigeon R Band-tailed Pigeon S Eurasian Collared-Dove R White-winged Dove • W S Mourning Dove • R R Inca Dove R R Common Ground-Dove • R R Ruddy Ground-Dove ✦ W W Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis Yellow-billed Cuckoo • S S Greater Roadrunner • R R Groove-billed Ani ✦ M Barn Owls Barn Owl • R R Typical Owls Western Screech-Owl • R R Whiskered Screech-Owl • S Great Horned Owl • R R Northern Pygmy-Owl ✦ Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl •✦ Elf Owl • S Burrowing Owl Long-eared Owl •✦ Short-eared Owl Northern Saw-whet Owl ✦ W Goatsuckers Lesser Nighthawk • S S Common Nighthawk • S S Common Poorwill • S S Buff-collared Nightjar • S Whip-poor-will • Swifts Vaux’s Swift M M White-throated Swift • S S BC Gr HQ Wt M R R M M M M W M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M W M M M S S R S S S S R R R R W W S S R S S S S R R R R M S R R R R R R S R R R R S R R S M M W W S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S M M M M S W W M