Welcome to another world—the world of birding in Southeast Arizona. It is a legendary location in North America. It is absolutely one of the must-see birding locations for the continent. The best time to come is between late spring and early fall. The breeders are special here. And it is a region that turns up rare birds with amazing regularity.
Over 360 species of birds have been reported in Arizona this week of the year according to eBird. It is a special time to visit. Most of the breeding birds are still here enjoying what locals call Second Spring. It’s actually the rains of the summer monsoons that cause the desert to bloom and the birds sing again like it is spring. It can get hot on the desert floor during the day. But that is the time to retreat into the mountains where it is far more pleasant and the birds are plentiful.
We’ll see all manner of habitats and a ton of birds. This is a fantastic trip!