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Three Wonderful Canyons

Get to the High Elevations

Visit the Desert

Hummingbirds

Searching for Trogons

More Great Birding Areas

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Three Wonderful Canyons

We would advise spending as much time as possible in the wooded canyons of one of these mountain ranges: 

  • The Chiricahuas (This is where we live.)
  • - (Cave Creek Ranch) Spectacular scenery and excellent birds.  Many rarities have appeared on our grounds -- like Aztec Thrush, Blue Mockingbird, and Yellow Grosbeak.   Blue-throated Hummingbirds, Bridled Titmice, and Arizona Woodpeckers are here every day of the year.
    The Santa Ritas
     (Madera Canyon)
  • The Huachucas
    - (Ramsey Canyon)

 

 

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:

 

 

 

Searching for Trogons

The easiest places to see trogons are along the road in Cave Creek Canyontrogon-head2.jpg (8685 bytes)on 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.

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Desert Birding


Gambel's Quail

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.

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Hummingbirds

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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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More Good Places to See Birds in Southeastern Arizona

  • There are good riparian birds at the Patagonia/Sonoita Creek Sanctuary. Another good place is the San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area.
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  • A good place for shorebirds and ducks is the lake on the south side of Willcox.

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