Sunday, October 13, 2013

Clark's Nutcracker

A few years ago I searched for Clark's Nutcracker in the White Mountains in eastern Arizona without success.  So four days ago when some were reported on Mt. Lemmon, I couldn't wait to go.  On my third stop I found three foraging in the pines along the Meadow Trail, a lifer!

These birds are casual wanderers in Southeast Arizona with most records coming from the Chiricuahua and Huachuca Mountains.  They are more common further north and east, but very rare in Pima County.

CERange Map for Clark's Nutcracker


  1. Nice find and photos Jeremy! Very solid. It's weird to see these birds in AZ, weird and delightful.

  2. Terrific find and big congrats on the lifer Jeremy!

  3. Wow! Congratulations Jeremy! That's quite a find! ( nice pics too).