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Richard C. Hoyer
Works at WINGS
Attended Oregon State University
Lives in Tucson, Arizona
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Another Chicken
This time, the successfully introduced Chukar. This was on my Oregon in Spring tour yesterday, on the way to Fields, Oregon. Today we drive back to Portland, our last day of the tour.
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Malheur Is...
Malheur is... Abundant water birds with great views. Wilson's Snipe. Migrants at Headquarters. Evening Grosbeaks at the feeders. Vagrants. Least Flycatcher at P Ranch.
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In Search of Hairstreaks
This past
Sunday, May 10, against my better judgment in view of the fact that I was home
for only two days after guiding at Southwest Wings and still had to pack and
prepare for a seven-week trip to three states and four guiding jobs, I went out
birding and...
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A Second Day at Southwest Wings and More Owling
Just a few
photos from today’s long day of field trips for the SW Wings Birding Festival.
We started with good views of a Botteri’s Sparrow in the lower elevations then
saw the male Elegant Trogon in Ramsey Canyon, where it is a rare bird. We
walked up the ...
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Violet-clouded Skipper in the Garden
I was
putting out fresh hummingbird food in the yard yesterday morning when I noticed this
small skipper on the purple asters. I quickly
put the feeder up, put down my coffee, ran in for the camera and got the above
shot. Several minutes later I refound it ...
I was putting out fresh hummingbird food in the yard yesterday morning when I noticed this small skipper on the purple asters. I quickly put the feeder up, put down my coffee, ran in for the camera and got the above shot...
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A Mallow Scrub-Haistreak in the Yard
This has
been an amazing spring for butterflies in SE Arizona, almost certainly a
results of having the second warmest winter on record coupled with relatively
good rains, all following the warmest winter on record as well as a decent
monsoon. Just in my su...
This has been an amazing spring for butterflies in SE Arizona, almost certainly a results of having the second warmest winter on record coupled with relatively good rains, all following the warmest winter on record as well as...
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If a California Quail Has a Comma On Its Head...
If a California Quail has a comma on its head... ...then a Mountain Quail has an exclamation point. This was on Aldrich Mountain this afternoon.
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Brief Report From Oregon
My Oregon in Spring tour is going well, but days are long, and no time to blog if I want any sleep. We're half over already, and today had many highlights. One was my favorite bird, this Calliope Hummingbird, at Calliope Crossing north of Sisters.
My Oregon in Spring tour is going well, but days are long, and no time to blog if I want any sleep. We're half over already, and today had many highlights. One was my favorite bird, this Calliope Hummingbird, at Calliope Cros...
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A Final Day of SW Wings Field Trips
My final
field trip for the Southwest Wings Spring Fling Birding Festival this past
Saturday was titled “Chasing Rarities.” The two obvious rarities in the nearby
Huachuca Mountains were Rufous-capped Warbler and Sinaloa Wren, so those were
our targets. Ruf...
My final field trip for the Southwest Wings Spring Fling Birding Festival this past Saturday was titled “Chasing Rarities.” The two obvious rarities in the nearby Huachuca Mountains were Rufous-capped Warbler and Sinaloa Wren...
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Southwest Wings Birding Festival Spring Fling
I’m in the
middle of leading field trips for the “Spring Fling” of the Southwest Wings
Birding Festival in Sierra Vista, Arizona. This is their second year offering a
short festival of field trips only during the spring, while they still do a full-fledged f...
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I lead a field trip to Brown Canyon.  A rather long hike to the box in Brown Canyon for a bird festival group, but the reward was getting out of the wind.  Diversity wasn't comparable to other canyons and the birds seemed quiet early on - perhaps owing to the wind, but also owing to some of them breeding already. Many birds seemed not to be singing - on the other hand, we enjoyed seeing birds carrying food to young in nests. We moved on quickly to limit disturbance.  Painted restarts were close and confiding, while a Zone-tailed Hawk fly-by at close range was probably the best bird of the hike.
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A Morning Hike in Pima Canyon
This past
Thursday, Jake Mohlmann and I made a quick early morning hike into Pima Canyon,
partly for the exercise, partly with the hope of finding some good birds, and
knowing that there’s always cool critters and stunning scenery. We started
hiking at abou...
This past Thursday, Jake Mohlmann and I made a quick early morning hike into Pima Canyon, partly for the exercise, partly with the hope of finding some good birds, and knowing that there’s always cool critters and stunning sc...
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A Nearly Perfect Day in Jamaica, Plus Some Beetles and Moths
Our second
full day of birding in Jamaica was nearly perfect, a ideal day of sublime
birding, one amazing bird sighting after another, mixed with odd plants,
vertebrates, and invertebrates, many also endemic. I can barely
imagine a more enjoyable day of bir...
Our second full day of birding in Jamaica was nearly perfect, a ideal day of sublime birding, one amazing bird sighting after another, mixed with odd plants, vertebrates, and invertebrates, many also endemic. I can barely ...
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Birding and Natural History Tour Leader
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  • WINGS
    Birding and Natural History Tour Leader, present
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Currently
Tucson, Arizona
Previously
Corvallis, Oregon
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Senior Leader forWINGS, Inc., leading birding and natural history tours to the western United States, Jamaica, and all throughout Latin America, specializing in Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia.
Education
  • Oregon State University
    German, Zoology
  • Universität Freiburg
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