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....
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,...
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,...
White-winged Dove

White-winged Dove

Adult Description Size:  11.5” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  A large dove species, larger than Mourning Dove.  In flight large patch of white visible on upper wing, tip of tail outlined with white feathers.  When at rest the entire wing has a...
Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Adult Description Size: 16” Plumage/Description:  Males and females are similar in plumage, adult males tend to be more white on the breast, females more of a buffy-orange color on the breast.  Both sexes have a large, white heart-shaped face, with a rounded-head,...