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Southeast Arizona Hummingbirds and More Spectacular Birding

From desert basins to sky islands, southeastern Arizona is one of the most biologically diverse areas in North America. This is where the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts come together. This is also where the temperate Rocky Mountains and the subtropical Sierra Madres meet. Southeast Arizona always has something to offer most North American birders. 

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This diversity of habitat is the reason that this area has more species of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects than any other area in the country. There are 550 species of birds on the Arizona list, and you can always expect a productive trip here. As a testament to the region's diversity, many areas have been identified as “Important Bird Areas” (IBA) by the National Audubon Society.

Pricing: $3,090 USD, or £2,470 GBP for 10 Days and 9 Nights


Group Size: Most tours are viable at 7 or 8 participants


Upcoming Dates:

May 3 to 12, 2024

August 26 to September 4, 2024

*See Schedule for more dates

Birds like the Elegant Trogon, Buff-collared Nightjar, Five-striped Sparrow, Mexican Chickadee, Red-faced Warbler, Buff-breasted Flycatcher and Thick-billed Kingbird are specialties of Arizona. With the Mexican border along our southern edge, the potential for Mexican rarities just adds to the excitement.


Gambel's Quail, Montezuma Quail, Common Black Hawk, Harris's Hawk, Gray Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk, Band-tailed Pigeon, Greater Roadrunner, Whiskered Screech-Owl, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Elf Owl, Spotted Owl, Buff-collared Nightjar, Mexican Whip-poor-will, Rivoli’s Hummingbird, Blue-throated Mountain-gem, Lucifer Hummingbird, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Elegant Trogon, Green Kingfisher, Gila Woodpecker, Arizona Woodpecker, Gilded Flicker, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Greater Pewee, Buff-breasted Flycatcher, Vermilion Flycatcher, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Tropical Kingbird, Thick-billed Kingbird, Rose-throated Becard, Chihuahuan Raven, Mexican Chickadee, Bridled Titmouse, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Bendire's Thrasher, Crissal Thrasher, Phainopepla, Olive Warbler, Lucy's Warbler, Grace's Warbler, Rufous-capped Warbler, Red-faced Warbler, Painted Redstart, Rufous-winged Sparrow, Botteri's Sparrow, Black-chinned Sparrow, Five-striped Sparrow, Yellow-eyed Junco, Canyon Towhee, Abert's Towhee, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Hepatic Tanager, Flame-colored Tanager, Pyrrhuloxia, Varied Bunting, Hooded Oriole, Streak-backed Oriole, Scott's Oriole.


Black-tailed Jackrabbit, Harris's Antelope Squirrel, Abert's Squirrel, Ringtail Cat, Coati, Mountain Lion, Bobcat, Javelina, Mule Deer, Pronghorn, Mountain Sheep

Special Sites

Agua Caliente Park, Mt. Lemmon, Madera Canyon, Patagonia Lake State Park, Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, Sierra Vista canyons, Chiricahua Mountains and the Sulphur Springs Valley.

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