Sedona Birding Blog

  • Bubbling Ponds Fish Hatchery; A Gem of an IBA (Important Bird Area)

    Bubbling Ponds Fish Hatchery; A Gem of an IBA (Important Bird Area)

    One of my favorite places to take people birdwatching near Sedona is the Page Springs Fish Hatchery, which is an excellent example of the cooperation that exists between state government and private groups like the Audubon Society. The Fish Hatchery is an 82 acre facility managed by the Arizona Department of Fish and Game, which […]
  • Sedona Wetlands Preserve, a desert treasure

    Sedona Wetlands Preserve, a desert treasure

     The Sedona Wetlands preserve is a 27 acre preserve which disposes of the City of Sedona’s wastewater and effluent. It consists of several basins which provide habitat to a variety of waterfowl, shorebirds, and various riparian species. What makes it so special is its year round activity: it is a breeding area for marsh species […]
  • Fledgling Success. Go Black-Hawks!

    Fledgling 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 […]