Welcome to our Online Bird Guide!

 

This guide is intended for central and northern Arizona backyard birders.

You may notice that not all species that occur in these areas are listed in this guide, but simply the ones you would find in your backyard. This guide is here to help assist casual, novice or beginner backyard birders.

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  • Color

  • Size

  • Habitat

  • Beak

Cassin’s Kingbird

Plumage/Description: Gray head, great throat, olive-green back, lemon yellow belly, and under-tail coverts.

Cedar Waxwing

Plumage/Description: A striking bird not easily confused with any other species that occurs in this area.

Cliff Swallow

Plumage/Description: In flight the one characteristic that makes identifying this species fairly easy is the pale Rufous/buffy color on the rump.

Common Nighthawk

Plumage/Description: Rarely observed at rest, most easily observed in flight.

Common Poorwill

Plumage/Description: Rarely observed at rest, most easily observed in flight.

Common Raven

Plumage/Description: A large (bigger than a Red-tailed Hawk), stocky, all black bird with a large, powerful beak.

Common Yellowthroat

Plumage/Description: Male plumage includes a black mask across the face with a brilliant yellow throat, breast and belly.

Cooper’s Hawk

Plumage/Description: Adult male and female plumage similar, although females are substantially larger than males.

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