|Three Wonderful Canyons
Three Wonderful Canyons
We would advise spending as much time as possible in the wooded canyons of one of these mountain ranges:
Each has many beautiful canyons where the birding is excellent. The most popular are the following:
Get to the High Elevations
The two easiest ways to access the high elevations are the following:
The road to the picnic and ski area on Mt. Lemmon (northwest edge of Tucson)
The road from Portal to Rustler Park in the Chiricahuas.
Click here to learn more about high mountain birds
Searching for Trogons
The easiest places to see trogons are along the road in Cave Creek Canyonon or else on the trail in Madera Canyon. They can also be seen in the Huachucas.
The trogon's most common call is "kwa, kwa, kwa, kwa." It is unmusical and sounds like a frog or a turkey.
To learn more about trogons, click here.
||For a nice experience in the Sonoran
Desert go to the Tucson Mountain Park west of the city (And visit the
Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum!)
Chihuahuan Desert habitat can be seen east of Tucson.
Click here for more information about birding in the desert and other habitats.
Southeastern Arizona is a Mecca for hummingbird lovers. Many birders have managed to see a dozen or more species in a single day.
Some good places to look are at the lodge in Madera Canyon, at Mile Hi (The Nature Conservancy) in Ramsey Canyon, the Paton's home in Patagonia, and Sally Spofford's home in Portal. All are open to the public.
To learn more about hummingbirds visit our hummingbird web site.
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