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

Cordilleran Flycatcher

Plumage/Description: A small non-descript flycatcher easily confused with other flycatchers in the Empidonax genus.

Crissal Thrasher

Plumage/Description: In spite of being ‘common’ this species is rarely seen by backyard birders.

Dark-eyed Junco

Plumage/Description: The current designation of ‘Dark-eyed Junco’ is a result of lumping together several junco ‘races’.

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Plumage/Description: A large, stocky dove. An overall creamy pale gray color with a prominent black crescent on the back of the neck.

Gambel’s Quail

Plumage/Description: Males are very distinctive, with their large plume, Rufous crown, black face and throat.

Grace’s Warbler

Plumage/Description: Males have a bright yellow throat and breast, as well as yellow lores.

Great Horned Owl

Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar but females are larger than males.

Greater Roadrunner

Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar. Long billed, long tailed, and long legged. Cannot be easily confused with any other species found in the Central Highlands of Arizona.

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