Southwestern Birds

Great Blue Heron Chickadee


Anna's hummingbird

128B Anna's Hummingbird

The most common hummingbird along the west coastal region including most of California and into southern Arizona. They frequent yards and gardens.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

128D Broad-Tailed Hummingbird

Common in the western mountain states. They like the higher altitudes of the mountains and less seen in the dry deserts and grasslands. Where they do occur they are strongly attracted to feeders.

Black-chinned Hummingbird

128E Black-Chinned Hummingbird

Common in western states with a range overlapping both the Anna's and Broad-tailed hummers. Altitude wise they can coexist with Broad-tailed but in the lower and dryer areas the black-chinned are more abundant.

Blue-throated Hummingbird

128F Blue-Throated Hummingbird

Most of its range is in Mexico except the very northern part which extends into southeast Arizona.

Nagnificent Hummer

128G Magnificent Hummingbird

Most of its range is in Mexico except the very northern part which extends into southeast Arizona.

Burrowing Owl

182B Burrowing Owl

A peculiar species of owl native to Southwestern grassland and desert region. They roost in underground burrows and spend much of their life on the ground hunting with their long legs, although they are capable of flight.

Roadrunner

187 Roadrunner

An iconic denizen of the Southwest, particularly Arizona and New Mexico. Their range extends east to the Texas Gulf Coast. They like open dry country.

Elegant Trogon

195 Elegant Trogon

Mainly tropical their range which extends up into Southeast Arizona where they are commonly found in forested canyons associated with mountain ranges.

Gambel's Quail

215 Gambel's Quail

Southwest deserts with open scrubby vegetation. Most common in southern Arizona and New Mexico.