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Mount Ord–Lower (Maricopa County)

Tonto National Forest
Rio Verde, Arizona 85263

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Mt. Ord–lower (Maricopa Co.)
Coordinates: 33.9171171, -111.4428341
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Tips for birding Mount Ord
Located in the Mazatzal Mountains off of AZ-87, Mount Ord is the easiest transition zone forest habitat to access in Maricopa County. This amazing mountain area offers birders limited habitat and bird specialties of higher elevations within the county. Birding has good potential and possibilities here in all seasons, as the mountain road to the summit of Mount Ord starts off by going through upper sonoran habitat (chaparral, juniper) and continues up to transition zone forests (ponderosa pine, oak) that reach up to 7100′ at the top. Maricopa County is limited on Mount Ord, as the majority of the area is in Gila County. However, a great amount of habitat is still in Maricopa County at every elevation this area has to offer.
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