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Zion National Park - North Rim Grand Canyon Southern Utah
Zion National Park - North Rim Grand Canyon
San Juan County Southeast Utah
San Juan County
Capitol Reef Country Central Utah
Capitol Reef Country
Kingman Route 66
Sierra Vista Southern Arizona
Tucson Southeast Arizona
Sedona Central Arizona
Glendale Phoenix Area - Central Arizona
Parker Arizona Western Arizona
Bisbee Southern Arizona
Lake Havasu City Western Arizona
Lake Havasu City
Tempe Phoenix Area - Central Arizona
Bryce Canyon Country Southern Utah
Bryce Canyon Country
Grand Canyon National Park
Utah - Life Elevated Statewide
Utah - Life Elevated
Prescott: An Arizona Gem Central Arizona
Prescott: An Arizona Gem
Chandler Phoenix area - Central Arizona
Discover Gilbert Phoenix Area
Holiday River Expeditions
Holiday River Expeditions
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- New Mexico
Located at the center of one of the finest birding areas in the United States, Sierra Vista is often referred to as "The Hummingbird Capital of the U.S." The mild climate, proximity to Mexico and diverse habitats, including 9,000-foot mountains and the magnificent San Pedro River Valley, make southeastern Arizona a major hot spot for rare and unusual species of birds.
The best times to see tropical species such as hummingbirds, trogons, warblers and flycatchers is from mid-April through September. Spring migration peaks between late April and early May, as tens of thousands of colorful songbirds make their way north. Late summer is also an excellent time to observe both resident and migrant birds. Spectacular thunderstorms in July and August bring cooler temperatures and create a "second Spring;" blooming wildflowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies, while flocks of migrating birds feast on the bounty of seeds, fruits and insects.
Winter birding has its own special appeal. The Sierra Vista (Ramsey Canyon) Christmas Bird Count regularly records the highest inland species totals in the U.S., with over 150 species. Lowland sites such as the San Pedro River and Sulphur Springs Valley support the greatest variety of wintering birds. Within a two-hour drive of Sierra Vista are habitats ranging from mesquite shrub land, desert grassland and lowland riparian (streamside), to high mountains with Douglas Fir and Quaking Aspen.