Arizona Birding References

If you're new in Arizona, planning a birding trip here, or just curious about birding in the state, this page is for you. Regional on-line guides also can be found on the Geographical birding guide section of this site. Books on Arizona, its history, geography, and biology, can be found on the University of Arizona Press site.

Birds of Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona

The definitive guide to birding around Phoenix, by Janet Witzeman, Troy Corman, Tommy Debardeleben and Laurie Nessel. The first edition was published in 1972 by Janet Witzeman, Elanor Radke and Bix Demaree and revised in 1997.

Proceeds from the sale of this publication go to support the Maricopa Audubon Society.

For more information about the book and a listing of outlets it can be purchased, please visit this page.


Arizona Breeding Bird Atlas

The Arizona Breeding Bird Atlas is the capstone of the first comprehensive statewide survey of Arizona's breeding birds. More than 700 surveyors, mainly volunteers, reported a total of 376 bird species during the 1993-2000 field seasons. Of those species, 283 were confirmed as breeding and 18 additional species were suspected of potentially nesting in the state during the atlas survey period.