Male Bullock's Oriole 

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Gila River Cottonwood & Willow Grove: 1988-2002

This is a comprehensive list of birds seen in this area from 1988 to the present.  Dave Taylor has been the major recorder and observer, having spent many hours here.  I started making a few visits here in 2001, and during the spring of 2002 I was joined by Jeff Coker and Suzanne Detwiler.  As long as water continues to flow through this area, we'll continue to find more and more birds.

This location can be reached from Yuma by driving east on Hwy 95 to Ave 7E.  Turn north on Ave 7E and drive about 1.6 miles to the Gila River.  Drive across the bridge and immediately turn right on the levee road.  Drive east 1.4 miles to the grove.  A trail drops down off the south side of the levee and wanders through the grove. (See the map and site description at: Gila River Grove.)

Good birds are highlighted in Dark Red.

 
# Species
1 Double-crested Cormorant
2 Black-crowned Night Heron
3 Cattle Egret
4 Great Egret
5 Great Blue Heron
6 Green Heron
7 Least Bittern
8 Snowy Egret
9 White-faced Ibis
10 Cinnamon Teal
11 Virginia Rail
12 Common Moorhen
13 American Coot
14 Sora
15 Black-necked Stilt
16 Killdeer
17 Baird's Sandpiper
18 Western Sandpiper
19 Common Snipe
20 Solitary Sandpiper
21 Whimbrel
22 Wilson's Phalarope
23 Ring-billed Gull
24 Turkey Vulture
25 Osprey
26 Red-tailed Hawk
27 Sharp-shinned Hawk
28 White-tailed Kite
29 Cooper's Hawk
30 Peregrine Falcon
31 Merlin
32 American Kestrel
33 Gambel's Quail
34 White-winged Dove
35 Inca Dove
36 Common Ground-Dove
37 Mourning Dove
38 Rock Dove
39 Ruddy Ground-Dove
40 Greater Roadrunner
41 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
42 Barn Owl
43 Burrowing Owl
44 Great Horned Owl
45 Lesser Nighthawk
46 Common Poorwill
47 Black-chinned Hummingbird
48 Anna's Hummingbird
49 Costa's Hummingbird
50 Belted Kingfisher
51 Gila Woodpecker
52 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
53 Northern Flicker
54 Greater Pewee
55 Hammond's Flycatcher
56 Pacific Slope Flycatcher
57 Say's Phoebe
58 Acadian Flycatcher
59 Ash-throated Flycatcher
60 Black Phoebe
61 Brown-crested Flycatcher
62 Gray Flycatcher

   

 
# Species
63 Olive-sided Flycatcher
64 W. Wood Pewee
65 Western Kingbird
66 Willow Flycatcher
67 Dusky Flycatcher
68 Horned Lark
69 Barn Swallow
70 Cliff Swallow
71 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
72 Tree Swallow
73 Common Raven
74 Verdin
75 House Wren
76 Hermit Thrush
77 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
78 Swainson's Thrush
79 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
80 Crissal Thrasher
81 Northern Mockingbird
82 European Starling
83 Plumbeous Vireo
84 Warbling Vireo
85 Cassin's Vireo
86 Bell's Vireo
87 Wilson's Warbler
88 Yellow-rumped Warbler
89 Yellow-breasted Chat
90 Yellow Warbler
91 Black-throated Gray Warbler
92 Hermit Warbler
93 Common Yellowthroat
94 Virginia's Warbler
95 Townsend's Warbler
96 Nashville Warbler
97 Macgillivray's Warbler
98 Lucy's Warbler
99 American Redstart
100 Orange-crowned Warbler
101 Yellow-headed Blackbird
102 Great-tailed Grackle
103 Hooded Oriole
104 Bullock's Oriole
105 Red-winged Blackbird
106 Summer Tanager
107 Brown-headed Cowbird
108 Western Tanager
109 Western Meadowlark
110 House Sparrow
111 Lincoln's Sparrow
112 White-crowned Sparrow
113 Savannah Sparrow
114 Brewer's Sparrow
115 Green-tailed Towhee
116 Abert's Towhee
117 Song Sparrow
118 Pine Siskin
119 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
120 Lazuli Bunting
121 Blue Grosbeak
122 Black-headed Grosbeak
123 House Finch
124 Lesser Goldfinch
 

Photos Henry D. Detwiler