The Yellow-eyed Junco is a Southeastern Arizona specialty, not commonly found anywhere else in the United States. It’s pretty easy to pick it out among its Dark-eyed cousins. They are common throughout mountainous regions of,Mexico, under the arc but and rules of birding, species seen in Mexico don’t “count” as North American species.
Another Southeastern Arizona specialty, the Arizona Woodpecker. Like the Yellow-eyed Junco, the species is seen mostly in Mexico, but its range extends into Arizona. It’s North America’s only brown and white woodpecker.
Both of these species are birds WC has photographed for the first time. It’s one thing to see a bird; it’s another to get a decent photo. WC was happy to add to new ones to his collection.