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Birding in Arizona

Welcome to Birding in Arizona

Where to Go Birding in Arizona

Alphabetical list of Arizona Counties
Alphabetical list of Arizona Hotspots
Top Birding Locations in Arizona

Arizona Counties

La Paz
Santa Cruz

20 Top Birding Locations in Arizona

Patagonia Lake State Park
Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch
Sweetwater Wetlands
Willcox–Lake Cochise and Twin Lakes Golf Course
San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge
Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area–San Pedro House and Trails
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Glendale Recharge Ponds
Pena Blanca Lake
Patagonia Lake State Park–Birding Trail
Hassayampa River Preserve
Kino Springs
Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve
De Anza Trail–Tubac
Avra Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant
Watson Lake and Riparian Preserve
Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park
Prescott–Willow Lake
San Pedro River Inn

Arizona Organizations and Bird Clubs

Southeast Arizona Rare Bird Alert
Arizona Field Ornithologists

Audubon Society Chapters

Audubon Arizona
Desert Rivers 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


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
Environmental Education Center (Chandler)
The Phoenix Zoo
Gilbert Riparian Preserve

eBird is a real-time, online checklist program which has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Jointly sponsored by the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution.

Finding Birding Locations in Arizona

This website provides descriptions and maps of eBird Hotspots in Arizona. In eBird, Hotspots are shared locations where birders may report their bird sightings to eBird. Hotspots provide birders with information about birding locations where birds are being seen.

Hotspots are organized by county. If you know the county of a location, click on the county name in the Alphabetical list of Arizona Counties to access information about birds and all the eBird hotspots in that county.

If you do not know the county, select a hotspot from the Alphabetical list of Arizona Hotspots.
Or use the “magnifying glass” search icon on the upper right to find a hotspot. Enter all or part of a hotspot name.

Click on “Show State List” to select Notable Sightings in a different state

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Thanks to Ken Andrews for designing Notable Sightings