For amateur and serious “birders” alike, Aravaipa is a birdwatchers’ paradise, earning the designation by the American Bird Conservancy as the best birding in the country. You need not even leave the comfort of your patio to observe a great variety of birds.
SPECIES OF BIRDS
The great blue heron has several colonies living along Aravaipa year round and can be seen almost daily. Rare raptors such as Mississippi kites and a variety of hawks including the zone-tailed, gray and black hawks are seen at various times throughout the year. Numerous colorful migrating birds stop at Aravaipa Farms on their way to their ultimate destinations, including bright red cardinals. Hummingbirds dart in and out all day long, feeding on the nectar of the saguaros and flowering desert plants. Whimsical bird houses made from the creek’s natural materials hang throughout the property, along with hummingbird feeders beckoning these little creatures to visit.
For a thorough description of the birds you’re likely to spot during the time that you are here, as well as safe birding tips, we offer the following link to helpful information published by the Tucson Audubon Society.