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Birding in Arizona

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Click on a county name on the list of Arizona counties or on the map to get information about birding and birding locations in the county.
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This website provides descriptions and maps of eBird hotspots in Arizona. Please join the wiki if you would like to contribute descriptions or pictures of birding locations.

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Top Birding Locations in Arizona

  1. Patagonia Lake State Park - 306 species
  2. Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch - 299 species
  3. Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge - 291 species
  4. Sweetwater Wetlands - 290 species
  5. Madera Canyon - 280 species
  6. San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge - 278 species
  7. Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area - 277 species
  8. De Anza Trail - 275 species
  9. Wilcox--Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course - 274 species
  10. San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area - 271 species
  11. Pena Blanca Lake - 264 species
  12. Kino Springs - 260 species
  13. Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve - 257 species
  14. Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park - 256 species
  15. Avra Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant - 254 species
  16. Salt River - 251 species
  17. Watson Lake and Riparian Preserve - 250 species
  18. San Pedro River Inn - 249 species
  19. Glendale Recharge Ponds - 237 species
  20. Hassayampa River Preserve - 236 species
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Arizona Organizations and Bird Clubs

Southeast Arizona Rare Bird Alert
Arizona Field Ornithologists

Audubon Society Chapters

Audubon Arizona
Desert Rivers Audubon Society
Huachuca Audubon Society
Maricopa Audubon Society
Northern Arizona Audubon Society
Prescott Audubon Society
Sonoran Audubon Society
Tucson Audubon Society
White Mountain Audubon Society
Yuma Audubon Society

Local Organizations

Arizona Native Plant Society
Nature Conservancy in Arizona
Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory
Southeastern Arizona Birding Trail Map


Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)
Desert Botanical Garden Birdwalks
Boyce Thompson Arboretum (Superior)
Flagstaff Arboretum (Flagstaff)

Nature Preserves

Ramsey Canyon Preserve
Hassayampa River Preserve

Zoos and Nature Parks

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
The Phoenix Zoo
Gilbert Riparian Preserve
Veterans Oasis Park