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Bird Watching Resources
The middle of September marks the traditional end to the Monsoon Season for southeast Arizona. After a very wet July, this season seems to end more than a month early. The lushness in Madera Canyon and the surrounding desert-grasslands peaked earlier this year and the Canyon is rather dry as we enter the Autumn season. Conditions are still conducive to good bird watching in the Canyon. Many of the fall migrants have arrived while several of the summer breeders have or will soon depart. And some wintering sparrows have already arrived.
- Download the Madera Canyon Bird List PDF
- See an unusual bird or one not on the bird checklist, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To learn about hummingbirds in southeastern Arizona & the monitoring program, visit: HumMonNet.org and HumBander.net.
- To learn what unusual species are being seen in the canyon and Arizona, visit: birding.aba.org/maillist/AZ
Note to eBirders:
If you are entering eBird data for Madera Canyon there are a number of eBird hotspots in Madera Canyon. There are hotspots for each of the parking & picnic areas, feeding stations, and a number of the trails. Please use these hotspots when ever possible and do not merge a hike or drive through the canyon into one checklist. Also beware that the Pima – Santa Cruz County line cuts east-west through Madera Canyon. County boundaries are important for eBird data collection & reporting. The county line crosses Madera Canyon Road at the Madera Picnic Area, about at the midpoint of the big parking area on your left as you head up canyon. If you can see the Santa Rita Lodge, you are in Santa Cruz County so please use the “Madera Canyon—Santa Rita Lodge” hotspot. Otherwise use the “Madera Canyon—Madera Picnic Area” hotspot. If birding at the Bog Springs Campground, which is bisected by the county line, use the “Madera Canyon—Bog Springs campground” unless the birds you are noting are on the north side of the campground, then create a personal spot that is in Pima County.
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American Birding Association
Arizona Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Bat Conservation International
Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection
Coronado National Forest: Sky Islands
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
Friends of Sabino Canyon
Friends of Saguaro National Park
Friends of the Santa Cruz River
Friends of the San Pedro River
Greater Green Valley Community Foundation
Green Valley Recreation Hiking Club
Green Valley Sahuarita Volunteer Clearinghouse
Guide To Bird-Watching From Your Window
Desert Harrier Guiding Service
Hummingbird Monitoring Network
The Nature Conservancy (includes Ramsey Canyon)
North American Butterfly Association
Pima Trails Association
Raven's Nest Nature Sanctuary
Santa Rita Experimental Range
Save the Scenic Santa Ritas
Sierra Club Arizona Grand Canyon Chapter
Sky Island Alliance
Sonoran Joint Venture
Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO)
Southern Arizona Hiking Club
Tucson Audubon Society
Tucson Botanical Gardens
White Elephant (Support with community grants)
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