Birds in Southern Arizona

We spent about two weeks in southern Arizona, an area known for bird watching.  In addition to spotting birds at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area, and Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, we also delighted at all the birds around our campsites.  Here are some pictures featuring the birds who were willing to stay still long enough to have their portrait taken.  If you can identify a bird, please do so in the comments.  Thanks!

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1. Picture taken in Tucson Mountain Park

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2. Cactus Wren? - Picture taken in open area of Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

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3. picture taken at Tucson Mountain Park

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4. Juniper Titmouse, Picture taken at Tucson Mountain Park

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5. Picture taken at Tucson Mountain Park

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6. Picture taken at Tucson Mountain Park

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7. Cactus wren, picture taken in open area at Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

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8. Black headed grosbeak, Taken in aviary at Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

Harris Hawk on Saguaro

9. Harris Hawk perched on a Saguaro during the raptors in flight program at Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

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10. Photo taken in aviary at Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

Kestrel

11. Kestrel in captivity at Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

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12. Vermillion Flycatcher, Photo taken at Tumacacori Mission

Pinyon Jay

13. Mexican Jay, Photo taken in Coronado National Forest near Sonoita

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14. Heron, Photo taken at San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area

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15. Photo taken at San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area

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16. White crowned sparrow, Photo taken at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

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17. Sandhill Cranes, Photo taken at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

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18. Shoveler, Photo taken at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

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19. Ducks, Photo taken at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

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20. Sandpiper, Photo taken at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

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21. Killdeer, Photo taken at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

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22. Ladder backed woodpecker, Photo taken at Cochise Stronghold

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23. Hummingbird, Photo taken in aviary at Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

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8 responses to “Birds in Southern Arizona

  1. I love the bird pictures! Some of them have similar characteristics to our Eastern birds, but none are exactly the same. Do you have other angles for bird #8? I’d love to see more of him. I hope some of your other readers can identify them for you. Sarah W, are you reading this?

  2. You’ve got some great birds pics! I live in Tucson — where is Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area?

  3. Hi Guys,
    One of our favorite activities while visiting S. AZ is the birding – here’s some ID’s for you.
    One of our main activities when visiting S. AZ. is birding.
    4. Juniper titmouse 8. black-headed grosbeak
    12. vermillion flycatcher 13. Mexican jay 16. white-crowned spaarow
    18. shoveler 21. killdeer 22. ladder-backed woodpecker

  4. Sharon, can you go back and edit your entries to put in the names?

  5. Oops – you already did – disregard my previous comment!! Thanks.

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