Central Arizona Birding Info
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[AP2] Boyce Thompson Arboretum. [AZ St. Pks.] Near Superior, AZ; this park is an excellent vagrant trap during migration and a good site year round. Excellent alternate site; great graphics and detailed information.
[TNF1] Oak Flat Campground. [USFS] Historic layover for travelers between Globe and Phoenix due to scenic, oak shaded flat land near Devils Canyon, occasionally host rarities.
[BLM1] Burro Creek Recreation Area. [BLM] Riparian area between Wickenburg and Kingman.
[BLM2] Painted Rocks Recreation Area. [BLM] Near Painted Rocks Dam, a good birding location for water birds.
[FS4] Prescott National Forest [USDA]
[FS5] Tonto National Forest [USDA]
[MCP1] Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Central Arizona Project reservoir, administered by Maricopa County Parks and the Bureau of Reclamation.
[MZ1] Phoenix Zoo. Excellent site for ducks in winter (with a duck count sponsored by MAS). Other wild birds, and good exhibits on the Southwest.
(Wild) Bird Checklist for the Zoo, compiled by MAS member Roy Jones.
[MZ2] Desert Botanical Garden. Bird walks every Monday, 7 a.m. May-Sept., 8 a.m. Oct.-Apr. Near the Phoenix Zoo.
[NC3] Hassayampa River Preserve. [TNC] The Nature Conservancy's first preserve in Maricopa County; excellent riparian habitat.
[PHX1] Pima Canyon. MAS guide to canyon on east end of Phoenix's South Mountain Park. (1998)
[AZCITY] Arizona City. MAS guide to lake & sod farm between Phoenix and Tucson. (1998)
[GSP] Gilbert Ponds. [Gilbert] Gilbert Wildlife Habitat and recharge ponds; good for ducks, shorebirds.
Bird Checklist, compiled by MAS Urban Habitat Committee.
[PICACHO] Picacho Reservoir. MAS guide to reservoir between Phoenix and Tucson. (1997)