Where can I go birding in Arizona?

Arizona Birding Hotspots

  • Chiricahua Mountains.
  • San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.
  • Huachuca Mountains.
  • Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve/Patagonia Lake State Park.
  • Madera Canyon.
  • Sweetwater Wetlands Park.
  • Mount Lemmon.
  • Whitewater Draw State Wildlife Area.

What month is best for bird watching?

Birds can be seen all year round, but there are certain times of year that are more productive for birders interested in seeing a wide range of species. Migration: Spring and fall migration are two of the best times to see many birds. During migration, gregarious species gather in large groups that are easier to see.

When can you go birding in Arizona?

Wintering birds begin leaving the lowlands in late February, and though many resident desert birds are nesting in March the overall birding experience is best between mid-April and mid-May, when spring migration kicks into high gear as millions of songbirds make their way north.

Where can I go birding in Tucson?

Tucson Things to Do: Top Three Birdwatching Spots

  • Saguaro National Park. Rincon Mountain District (also the park headquarters)
  • 3693 South Old Spanish Trail.
  • Tucson, AZ 85730-5601.
  • (520) 733-5153. Tucson Mountain District.
  • Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Arivaca Cienega Trail and Arivaca Creek Trail.
  • Sweetwater Wetlands.

Is Arizona good for bird watching?

Thanks to Arizona’s rich riparian habitats that stretch from north to south, the state is a top destination for every serious—and not-so-serious—birdwatcher in the country. Birders can marvel at an array of exotic and rare species, from tiny hummingbirds to giant California condors.

What’s the Arizona state bird?

Cactus wrenArizona / State bird

What hours are birds most active?

Time of Day The best birding is often between dawn and 11am, when birds are most active. This is particularly the case in the spring and early summer, when birds sing in the early morning. (On cloudy days, birds sometimes remain active, and singing, longer.)

What birds migrate to Arizona for the winter?

Sparrows and other birds that breed in the north often migrate to Arizona for the winter. So there is a lot of bird activity for you to observe at your feeder in winter in Arizona. Unlike in colder areas, backyard feeders are not necessary for the birds to survive.

Do birds in Arizona migrate?

Migrations occur in spring (late March-mid May) and fall (September-November). About 200 bird species migrate in the spring, including most of the hummingbirds (16 species), the largest number in the nation. Migration occurs over a broad front.

Are there birds in Tucson?

Tucson’s bird diversity comes about because of our range of elevations, mild seasons, Sky Island mountains that link the Rockies to Mexico’s Sierra Madre, influences from Sonoran, Mojave, and Chihuahuan deserts, migratory flyways, and tropical areas south of the border.

How many birds live in Arizona?

The list of birds documented in Arizona now stands at 534 species.