Cordilleran Flycatcher

Size:  5.5” Plumage/Description:  A small non-descript flycatcher easily confused with other flycatchers in the Empidonax genus.  The best way to distinguish this flycatcher from other Empidonax flycatchers is by voice and habitat.   Head, back, tail and wings are an...
Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Adult Juvenile Description Size:  16.5” Plumage/Description:  Adult male and female plumage similar, although females are substantially larger than males.Adult plumage includes a dark crown, slaty-blue-gray back and wings, and pronounced horizontal barring on tail,...
Western Tanager

Western Tanager

Male Female Description Size:  7.25” Plumage/Description:  Breeding males are unmistakable with a bright reddish-orange head, yellow breast, belly and rump, and black back and wings.  Females are similar, but muted in color.  Much less color on the face, more of a...
Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat

Adults Description Size:  5” Plumage/Description:  Male plumage includes a black mask across the face with a brilliant yellow throat, breast and belly.  Head, back and wings are an olive/green color.  Female plumage is very subdued compared to the male—no black mask,...
Western Wood-Pewee

Western Wood-Pewee

Adults Description Size:  6.25” Plumage/Description:  A very plain, non-descript species.  Beginning birders find it very challenging to identify this and other flycatcher species.  The best identifying feature is the Western Wood-Pewee’s distinctive call.  Overall a...
Common Raven

Common Raven

Adults Description Size:  24” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  A large (bigger than a Red-tailed Hawk), stocky, all black bird with a large, powerful beak.  Larger than the American Crow which also occurs in northern Arizona. Habitat:  Suburban,...