Welcome to our Online Bird Guide!

 

This guide is intended for central and northern Arizona backyard birders.

You may notice that not all species that occur in these areas are listed in this guide, but simply the ones you would find in your backyard. This guide is here to help assist casual, novice or beginner backyard birders.

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  • Color

  • Size

  • Habitat

  • Beak

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Plumage/Description: A striking bird not easily confused with any other species that occurs in this area.

Wilson’s Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Plumage/Description: Males are a bright yellow color with a jet-black crown, which is an unmistakable and diagnostic field mark.

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Plumage/Descriptions: Males are bright yellow overall with reddish streaks that run vertically down the breast and belly.

Cassin’s Kingbird

Cassin’s Kingbird

Plumage/Description: Gray head, great throat, olive-green back, lemon yellow belly, and under-tail coverts.

Canyon Wren

Plumage/Description: Gray head, white throat, and a rich Rufous color on belly, wings, back, and tail.

Canyon Towhee

Canyon Towhee

Plumage/Description: Overall a gray-brown bird, with a slight touch of Rufous on the crown of the head, and under the tail.

Bushtit

Bushtit

Plumage/Description: Males and females have similar plumage but can be distinguished by the color of their iris—males is dark, females’ is light colored.