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Birding and Natural History Resources


For detailed information on birding in southeast Arizona, I recommend the following bird-finding guides, which are comparably packed with locations, maps, seasonal distributions, road conditions, annotated checklists, etc.:

A Birder's Guide to Southeast Arizona, R. Taylor.  American Birding Association. Fifth edition, 2005, 358 pages.
 
Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona, Davis and Russell. Tucson Audubon Society. Sixth edition, 2004, 329 pages.

Additional references on birds and other wildlife include;

Mountain Islands and Desert Seas, Fred Gehlbach, 1993.  Texas A&M University Press

Location Checklist to the Birds of the Huachuca Mountains, R. Taylor. Borderlands Productions, 1995.

Location Checklist to the Birds of the Chiricahua Mountains, R. Taylor. Published by Borderlands Productions, 1995.

Checklist of Birds of Southeast Arizona.  Tucson Audubon Society, 2006.

Biotic Communities - Southwestern U.S. and Northwestern Mexico, David E. Brown, ed.  University of Utah Press, 1994.

Butterflies of Arizona, Bob Stewart, Priscilla Brodkin, Hank Brodkin.  West Coast Lady Press. 2001.

Plants of Arizona, Anne O. Epple.  Falcon Press, 1995.

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert.  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2000.

Birding Videos and CDs from Blue Earth Films
This outstanding series, beautifully filmed and edited by Michael Male and Judy Fieth, covers Sparrows, Waders, Western Warblers, and Eastern Warblers.  Natural history, field marks, vocalizations, and habitat all contribute to the beauty and usefulness of these works.
 


Last updated: April 27, 2014.