BREEDING SEASON

The breeding season at the Cottage starts early (in April for many) and brings yet more species, including White-winged Dove, Black Phoebe, Cassin’s and Western Kingbirds, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Bell’s Vireo, Lucy’s Warbler, Blue Grosbeak, Lark Sparrow, and many others. A pair of Vermilion Flycatchers has nested around the Cottage for the last several years. The monsoons, which begin in July and continue through August, trigger the start of the breeding season for some species like Cassin’s Sparrow, and a second breeding season for many species, such as Canyon Towhee and Curve-billed Thrasher.

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