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Birds of WOW Arizona!

“Sensory Overload”
Kenn Kaufman

“WoW Arizona is an absolute hotspot for birding in southeast Arizona and word is destined to get out at some point. The ongoing grassland restoration efforts, prime location, and continued efforts by the caretakers to plant a variety of plants that attract and feed birds and wildlife of all sorts put the site on par with any other destination birding location in the region.”
Jonathan Horst, Restoration Biologist
Tucson Audubon Society

WOWAZ has been restoring native habitat in the Sonoran desert for twenty years. As a result, many species of birds that are declining elsewhere thrive here. Bunchgrass and wildflower meadows entice ground-dwelling birds to nest. Our 70 feeders and water sources provide the rest of what our birds need to survive and successfully reproduce.

   Our Hummingbird Camera                                                  Our Mountain View/Feeder Camera
               

Guests by appointment only! Call us at 520-907-8735 to arrange your visit.

We welcome visitors who want to bird the paths and verdant gardens of our three-acre oasis. Small private groups can usually be hosted with one day’s notice (and sometimes on the same day). ALL first time visitors are REQUIRED to have a quick walk  through our pathways prior to being allowed to roam freely. The walks ends on the hummingbird patio, where more than 25 feeders bring the birds within arm’s reach. A $10 donation per person is required to assist to fill 40 hummingbird feeders, 30 other mixed seed/suet feeders and help support our habitat work. Guided walks are available for $20 per person and last approximately 1.5 hours. We also offer a late afternoon and sunset guided walk, which concludes over a glass (or two) of our handmade artisan wine as we watch and listen while evening descends.

We are a small establishment that has worked for over twenty years to create an oasis for birds. Commercial tours and photographers must call in advance to schedule a visit. If you are a professional photographer, selling your photos for profit, special arrangements need to be made. Any form of Commercial Photography, stills, video, film, or sound recording,will need to be negotiated at the time of scheduling an appointment. Point-and-shoot/phone cameras welcomed, PRO/DSLR/SLR CAMERAS need to speak with us before visiting and NO TRIPODS.

We have a couple of  loaner binoculars, including standard birding binoculars and binoculars with extremely close focus for observing insects and flowers.

Guests by appointment only!
Call us at 520-907-8735 to arrange your visit.

 The house List below tallies only birds seen from the pathways at The Oasis of WOW Arizona, an e-bird ‘Hotspot’.
ALL photos and videos were taken on the grounds of WOW Arizona!
Bird List update to current AOU Taxonomic Standards COMING VERY SOON!

Wild Outdoor World of Arizona 'House List'

ALL BIRDS highlighted in this color have their own individual pages with on-site photos. Click to open in a NEW WINDOW

New World Quail
(famiiy Odontophoridae)

Gambel’s Quail
Northern Bobwhite
Scaled Quail

Herons, Bitterns & Allies
(Family Ardeidae)

Great Blue Heron

New World Vultures
(Family Cathartidae)

Turkey Vulture

Hawks, Kites, Eagles & Allies
(Family Accipitridae)

Northern Harrier
Golden Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Harris’s Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk

Pigeons & Doves
(Family Columbidae)

Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-winged Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Inca Dove

Cuckoos, Roadrunners & Anis
(Family Cuculidae)

Greater Roadrunner
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Owls
(Families Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Barn Owl
Great Horned Owl
Western Screech-Owl
Elf Owl
Burrowing Owl

Goatsuckers
(Family Caprimulgidae)

Lesser Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
Mexican Whip-poor-will
Common Poorwill

Swifts
(Family Apodidae)

White-throated Swift
Vaux’s Swift

 

Hummingbirds
(Family Trochilidae)

Violet-crowned Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Blue-throated Hummingbird
Magnificent Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Costa’s Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird

Woodpeckers & Allies
(Family Picidae)

Gila Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Gilded Flicker
Williamson’s Sapsucker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker

Caracaras & Falcons
(Family Falconidae)

American Kestrel
Prairie Falcon
Peregrine Falcon

Tyrant Flycatchers
(Family Tyrannidae)

Willow Flycatcher
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycather
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Western Kingbird

Shrikes
(Family Laniidae)

Loggerhead Shrike

Vireos
(Family Vireonidae)

Bell’s Vireo
Hutton’s Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Plumbeous Vireo

Crows & Jays
(Family Corvidae)

Steller’s Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
Mexican Jay
Chihuahuan Raven
Common Raven

Swallows
(Family Hirundinidae)

Purple Martin
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow

Chickadees & Titmice
(Family Paridae)

Mountain Chickadee

Penduline Tits & Verdins
(Family Remizidae)

Verdin

Long-tailed Tits & Bushtits
(Family Aegithalidae)

Bushtit

Creepers
(Family Certhiidae)

Brown Creeper

Nuthatches
(Family Sittidae)

White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch

 Wrens
(Family Troglodytidae)

House Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Cactus Wren
Rock Wren

Gnatcatchers
(family Polioptilidae)

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Kinglets
(Family Regulidae)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Thrushes
(Family Turdidae)

Western Bluebird
Townsend’s Solitaire
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Rufous-backed Robin

Mockingbirds & Thrashers
(Family Mimidae)

Northern Mockingbird
Brown thrasher
Bendire’s Thrasher
Curve-billed Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher

Waxwings
(Family Bombycillidae)

Cedar Waxwing

Silky Flycatchers
(Family Ptiliogonatidae)

Phainopepla

 

Wood-warblers
(Family Parulidae)

Orange-crowned Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Yellow Warbler
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Painted Redstart

Emberizids
(Family Emberizidae)

Green-tailed Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Abert’s Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Rufous-winged Sparrow
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Savannah Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (multiple subspecies)

Cardinals, Saltators & Allies
(Family Cardinalidae)

Western Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Northern Cardinal
Pyrrhuloxia
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Lazuli Bunting

Blackbirds
(Family Icteridae)

Eastern Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bronzed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole
Scott’s Oriole

Fringilline, Cardueline
Finches & Allies
(Family Fringillidae)

Cassin’s Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
Lawrence’s Goldfinch

Old World Sparrows
(Family Passeridae)

House Sparrow

Live-feed Camera Time Lapse

August Hummingbirds

Rain or Shine Hummingbirds

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