30 Beautiful Birds to Spot in Arizona

Posted by Christy Caplan

Many Arizona state parks hold literally hundreds of bird species to watch throughout the year. Some birding hot spots to check out include Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Red Rock State Park, and Patagonia Lake State Park.

Here are some common backyard birds you'll find in the 'Copper State'. Arizona State Parks recommends the above bird sites where you'll see these 30 'common' birds:

Birds of Arizona

1. Black-Throated Sparrow   

2. Cactus Wren

3. Cardinal

4. Chipping Sparrow

 5. Curve-Billed Thrasher

 6. Elegant Trogon

 7. Gambel's Quail

 8. Gila Woodpecker

 9. Great Blue Heron

 10. Greater Roadrunner

 11. Green Heron

 12. Green-Winged Teal

 13. Hooded Oriole

 14. House Finch

 15. Lesser Goldfinch

 16. Mourning Dove

 17. Mallard

 18. Osprey

 19. Phainopepla

 20. Harris's Hawk

 21. Red-Tailed Hawk

22. Red-Winged Blackbird

23. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

24. Snowy Egret

25. Cooper's Hawk

26. Tree Swallow

27. Tufted Titmouse 

28. Verdin

29. Vermillion Flycatcher

30. White-Crowned Sparrow

Other birds in Arizona?

Check out the Mexican Jay, Lucy's Warbler, Arizona Woodpecker, Meadowlark, Vermilion flycatcher, Bluebird, Abert's Towhee, Great Horned Owl, Flame-Colored Tanager, Nuthatch, Chickadee, Inca Dove, Black Phoebe, Grackle, Gilded Flicker, Northern Mockingbird, Gnatcatcher, Rufous, Bunting, Grosbeak, Northern Cardinal, Vultures, Acorn Woodpecker, Anna Hummingbird, Saguaro, Botteri, and Vireo.

Have you ever seen any of these birds? Please leave us a comment below!

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