With its abundant and diverse wildlife and spectacular scenery, it's no wonder Arizona is a premier destination for birders and other nature enthusiasts. The combination of mild climate, proximity to the Mexican border and diverse habitats, including 9000-foot mountains and the last free-flowing river in the South-west, make Arizona, particularly the South-eastern section, a major hotspot for many rare and unusual animals and plants. Lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and The Nature Conservancy offer a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities.

Text courtesy of South-eastern Arizona Bird Observatory.

Greater Roadrunner

Greater Roadrunner © Bill Schmoker

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Showing the 17 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted

South-east Arizona and Northern California, 24th July - 14th August 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 8, 2004)

Arizona - June 17th - June 20th 1999, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 8, 2004)

Arizona, 2nd - 15th April 2000, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 8, 2004)

Arizona and South-west Utah - 6th - 27th May 2000, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 8, 2004)

South-east Arizona, 25th-28th May 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 8, 2004)

Arizona/California July 27th - August 20th 2005, author Alan Whitehead (added October 6, 2005)
(AZ and CA specialties)

USA-SE Arizona August 2014, author Peter Hawrylyshyn (link created October 26, 2014)
(Sierra Vista, Arizona, Tucson, Hummingbirds, Santa Rita Lodge, Ramsey Canyon, Ash Canyon, Miller Canyon, Patagonia)

Arizona: 2nd to 19th May 2015, author Ian Merrill (link created November 2, 2015)
(Sites visited: Santa Catalina, Santa Rita, Huachuca and Chiricahua Mountains, Tucson, Phoenix, Grand Canyon and Monument Valley)

USA - SE Arizona - 5/24-5/28 2007, author Andy Boyce (added May 31, 2007)
(Ruby Rd, Patagonia, Huachucas, Chiricahuas)

Arizona: South-east, Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, 5 - 20 May 2008, author Sam Woods/Tropical Birding (added May 28, 2008)

United States (Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico) May 21-27, 2007., author Noah Gaines (added May 28, 2007)
(Chiricahuas, Big Bend, Eastern New Mexico, Colima Warbler, Mexican Chickadee, Hudsonian Godwit)

US, Arizona Trip Report - 13-19 May 2008, author Noah Gaines (added May 20, 2008)
(Chiricahuas, Huachucas, Grand Canyon, Tufted Flycatcher, Elegant Trogon, Five-striped Sparrow, Buff-collared Nightjar, Monezuma's Quail, White-eared Hummingbird, Lucifer Hummingbird, Berylline Hummingbird, Dusky Grouse, Flame-colored Tanager)

Arizona, July - August 2004, author Birdseekers (added March 19, 2005)
(Birdseekers tour with photos of Costa's Hummingbird and Elegant Trogon)

Arizona and the Salton Sea - 13th - 22nd April 2013, author Noah Gaines (added June 8, 2013)
(The Grand Canyon, Madera Canyon, Spotted Owl, Elf Owl, Mountain Lion)

Southeast Arizona in 36 hours! June 2017, author Andrew Birch (added June 7, 2017)
(Slate-throated Redstart, Tufted Flycatcher, Buff-collared Nightjar)

USA - California and Arizona - 18th April - 17th May 2018, author Colin Reid (added June 5, 2018)
(Huntington Beach, Cuyamaca, Salton Sea, Patagonia, Sierra Vista, Portal, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Kern, Monterey Bay)

SE Arizona, 26 February to 14 March 2018, author John Bowler (added July 3, 2018)

Showing the 2 Latest Recent Sightings Posted

Santa Cruz Flats, Arizona, At 3:30 PM, Sun, 2/16/13, notices a farmer author Pudge Johnson (added February 17, 2013)

Gilbert Water Ranch, 1 Common author Allan Dupilka (added January 19, 2013)