Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Adult Description Size:  22” Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar but females are larger than males. Characterized by size—this is our largest owl species in the Central Highlands area of Arizona—and by its large ‘feathered’ ear tufts. Also...

Grace’s Warbler

Size: 5” Plumage/Description:  Males have a bright yellow throat and breast, as well as yellow lores. The belly is white, with black streaking on the lower flanks. Nape, back, tail and wings are gray with two prominent white wing bars. Female plumage is similar, but...
Gambel’s Quail

Gambel’s Quail

Description Size:  10” Plumage/Description:  Males are very distinctive, with their large plume, Rufous crown, black face and throat. Breast, neck, back, and wings are gray. Belly a buffy wash with a large black patch. Flanks are Rufous with white streaking. Female...
Eurasian Collared-Dove

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Adult Description Size:  13” Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar.A large, stocky dove.An overall creamy palegray color with a prominent black crescent on the back of the neck.Under-tail coverts are gray, and the underside of the tail is white.In...
Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Male Female Juvenile Description Size:  6.25” Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar. The current designation of ‘Dark-eyed Junco’ is a result of lumping together several junco ‘races’. In winter the most common variety of Dark-eyed Junco at the lower...
Crissal Thrasher

Crissal Thrasher

Adult Description Size:  11.5” Plumage/Description:  In spite of being ‘common’ this species is rarely seen by backyard birders.Crissal Thrashers are a skulker, preferring dense scrubby habitat with Live Scrub Oak, Mountain Mahogany, Silk Tassel, and Manzanita bushes....