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Let’s go birding in Sedona! Birding Northern Arizona is a dedicated birding and outdoor tour company led by experienced and professional guides. We are passionate about providing high-quality, fun and educational tours for the first-time birder or avid birdwatcher. Whether you want to plan an early morning stroll along Oak Creek Canyon or are looking for a more challenging hike, we would be happy to customize your trip to fit your birding and hiking experience level.

On one of our hikes, you may see birds only visible in the Southwest, such as the Painted Redstart, the Red-Faced Warbler and the Common Black-Hawk. We may also see a Hooded Oriole gleaning insects from the cottonwood canopy, or a Black-Crowned Night-Heron nesting near the shores of Oak Creek.

As an owner-operated company, Birding Northern Arizona is committed to protecting Arizona’s birds in their natural habitats and preserving the state’s pristine landscapes. Our philosophy is to leave these special places better than we found them.

We believe in the spirit of natural adventures. Our mission is to provide you with an outdoor experience like no other, revealing a world that you can’t see from a car window. Come hiking with us as we explore the beauty of Red Rock Country and discover unique birding opportunities.

Latest Birding Adventures Blog

  • IMG_2660Fledgling Success. Go Black-Hawks!
    This gorgeous juvenile Common Black-Hawk was born in early June and has successfully fledged with its sibling. The parents chose a popular location in Grasshopper Point, directly over Oak Creek and in perfect view of the parking area. The nest was well protected by old Cottonwoods and a canyon wall to the east which kept the nest cool and shaded. Their preferred prey of crawfish, frogs and snakes was abundant enough to fledge 2 healthy, juvenile birds. Notice the open bill in many of the pictures; juveniles typically beg incessantly as they […]
  • 2 Two-tailed Swallowtails (Papilio multicaudata)So Much Wildlife!
    Although BNAZ is the only tour company in Northern Arizona specifically dedicated to birdwatching, the wildlife that may be seen on a tour can be incredibly diverse. Coyotes are a common occurrence in Arizona and I have seen them in the evening as they make their way back to their den. Lizards are everywhere and the turquoise and yellow Collared Lizard looks like an organism from another country. The Collared Peccary, commonly called Javelina, are members of the old world pig family and are amusing if only because they have terrible eye-sight […]
  • Greater Roadrunner flexes crestVerde Valley Bird and Nature Festival 2016
    It was another successful weekend at the Verde Valley Bird and Nature Festival, which was hosted by beautiful Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood Arizona. Conditions were not perfect, but over 200 species were counted, with highlights being the Broad-winged Hawk and Solitary Sandpiper. I was lucky enough to lead a tour with keynote speaker Al Batt, who I could trade sarcastic jabs with all night. Our trip on the jail trail produced a great look at the iconic Common Blackhawk, who displaced 2 woodpecker species when he landed almost […]

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