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Gardens at Mile High Ranch
901 Tombstone Canyon
Bisbee, AZ, 85603, USA
(520) 432-3866

Birding in Southeastern Arizona and Bisbee

  • Trogon flying... you can hear them during their mating season April - May.

Birding is spectacular near Bisbee!  We are within the Sky Island region of southeastern Arizona which is one of the most biologically diverse areas in North America, where the temperate and tropical zones meet, and North America’s two major deserts convene. Here, more species of mammals, birds, reptiles, bees and ants are found here than any other place in the country! [azwild.org]  

See below for more information on each area...

  • San Pedro Riparian cottonwoods 20 minutes from Bisbee

The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (20 mins) where the San Pedro River still runs under huge cottonwood trees, over 250 species of birds, wonderful hiking trails, beavers, deer and more!

http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/ncarea/sprnca.html

  • Kartchner Caverns 45 mins from Bisbee, and on the way down from Tucson/Phoenix

Kartchner Caverns State Park (520) 586-2283  Call early to make your reservation for their tours.  Beautiful! just off HWY 10, as you come down from Phoenix or Tucson. (45 mins from Bisbee)

http://azstateparks.com/parks/kaca/index.html

  • Elegant Trogon in the Chiricahua's

Chiricahua National Monument [1hr.15 mins from Bisbee] A Wonderland of Rocks are amazing for a quick hike at 9,000 ft.      http://www.nps.gov/chir/index.htm

Chiricahua Mtns / South Fork Road [ 1 1/2hr. from Bisbee] are where you can find Trogons in the Spring - Summer, blue throated hummers, so many birds!

  • Sunny Flat Campground in the Portal side of the Chiricahua Mts. 90 minute drive from Bisbee.
  • 'Sheepshead' at the Cochise Stronghold, great for climbing and hiking.

Dragoons/ Cochise Stronghold

  • Lazuli Bunting April/Bisbee
  • Scott'sOriole in Bisbee during spring
  • Blue-throated Hummer, Chiricahua's