Prime Birding Area on the East Side of the Chiricahuas

(Just up the Road from Portal, Arizona).

You can drive where there is a heavy black line.

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Summer Bird List for Area Shown in Map (The more common species are boldfaced):


Turkey Vulture

Cooper's Hawk

Northern Goshawk

Zone-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Peregrine Falcon

Montezuma Quail -- hard to find

Band-tailed Pigeon

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Flammulated Owl

Whiskered Screech Owl

Great Horned Owl

Northern Pygmy Owl

Elf Owl

Spotted Owl


White-throated Swift

Broad-billed Hummingbird -- rare

White-eared Hummingbird - rare

Berylline Hummingbird -- rare

Violet-crowned Hummingbird - rare

Blue-throated Hummingbird

Magnificent Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

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Elegant Trogon

Eared Trogon -- very rare

Acorn Woodpecker

Strickland's Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Greater Pewee

Western Wood Pewee

Western Flycatcher

Black Phoebe

Say's Phoebe

Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

Cassin's Kingbird

Violet-green Swallow

Steller's Jay

Mexican Jay

Common  Raven

Mexican Chickadee

Bridled Titmouse


Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Canyon Wren

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Bewick's Wren

House Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Curve-billed Thrasher

Solitary Vireo

Hutton's Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Virginia's Warbler

Lucy's Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Grace's Warbler

Red-faced Warbler

Painted Redstart

Hepatic Tanager

Western Tanager

Black-Headed Grosbeak

Spotted Towhee

Canyon Towhee

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Hooded Oriole

Scott's Oriole

House Finch

Some other species that have occurred in the summer:  Aztec Thrush, Flame-colored Tanager, Hooded Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler

Many other migrants appear in the canyon until early June and after the end of July.

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