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

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar except males have a red crown, whereas females have no red on the head.

Killdeer

Killdeer

Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar. A long-legged wading bird in the plover family.

House Wren

House Wren

Plumage/Description: A fairly plain, non-descript bird—a pale brown/gray color over all with a darker rump and tail that is more rufous in color.

House Sparrow

House Sparrow

Plumage/Description: Males have a black throat and bib and are white on the undersides.

House Finch

House Finch

Plumage / Description: Typical male plumage is a bright red head, throat, breast, and rump.

Horned Lark

Horned Lark

Plumage/Description: Males have a bold facial pattern that is very distinctive: A broad white eye-stripe, a black mask that goes through the eye, a black bib, and a yellow throat.

Hooded Oriole

Hooded Oriole

Plumage/Description: Males are a stunning combination of black, orange and white. Back, wings and tail are black, head, nape, breast, belly, and under-tail coverts are a bright orange color.

Hermit Warbler

Hermit Warbler

Plumage/Description: Males have a brilliant yellow head and face with a solid black throat.