Listed below are some of the main target species for our area and nearby areas. These are only some of the specialties that can reasonably be found with enough time spent searching in the appropriate location and season–obviously every species is different.
Western Arizona/Southeastern California
Mexican Duck/Mexican x Mallard Intergrade
Cassin’s Kingbird (Hualapai Mountains)
Grace’s Warbler (Hualapai Mountains only)
Painted Whitestart (aka Painted Redstart; Hualapai Mountains only)
In addition to those regularly occurring species (some of which are, again, more widespread and common than others), this region is excellent for rarities. Sea ducks, loons, gulls and jaegers are a few of the more sought-after groups. In the right season, chances are decently good for finding one of these rarities with enough searching. Check out the rarities map to see what’s around now!
Flagstaff – A greatly under appreciated birding area!
Northern Saw-whet Owl
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Painted Whitestart (aka Painted Redstart)
Dark-eyed Junco (Red-backed, Gray-headed, Pink-sided, Oregon, Slate-colored, and Cassiar can all be found in winter)
Phoenix – Maricopa County excluding highlands