Birds of Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona

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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.


What is it?
This guide is for visitors and residents alike.

The species accounts and bar graphs aid birders in determining status, abundance, seasonal occurrence, and habitat preference for 459 species that have been recorded in the County.

Descriptions and maps direct birders to 82 birding spots in and around Phoenix as well as to far-reaching areas of the county.

A 17-page chapter on habitats found in the county includes full-color photographs and two maps depicting elevation and habitat.

A chapter discusses changes in the status of birds and their habitats in the county since the second edition. Twenty-seven color photos document some of the 33 birds new to the county since 1997.

Page sample from Birding Areas


228 pages, spiralbound 5-13/4" X 8-1/2" fieldguide format. 82 full color photos, 93 graphs, 10 maps. The book is sold at a 10% discount for $25.00 (cash, credit card, or check made out to: Maricopa Audubon Society) for current members of the Maricopa Audubon Society chapter and only at the Maricopa Audubon Society Members meetings.

The guide is also available for $26.95 through the following outlets:

Audubon Arizona Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
3131 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85040
(602) 468-6470 

Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Superior, AZ
(520) 689-2811

Buteo Books and ABA Sales (Available Online)
(800) 728-2460

Desert Botanical Garden 
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ

Desert Rivers Audubon Society 

Available at:

Changing Hands Bookstore

6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283
(480) 730-0205

300 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 274-0067

Tucson Audubon Society (Available Online)

Nature Shop on University Boulevard
300 E. University #120
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 629-0510 x7015

Nature Shop at Agua Caliente Park
Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Park
12325 E. Roger Road
Tucson, AZ
(520) 760-7881

Wild Birds Unlimited 
7001 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 
(480) 306-5153 

Wild Birds Unlimited
2136 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 507-2473