Maricopa Audubon Society Birds in Maricopa County

Maricopa County Birds book


Birds of Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona
The definitive guide to birding around Phoenix, by Janet Witzeman, Troy Corman, Tommy Debardeleben and Laurie Nessel. The first edition was published in 1972 by JANET Witzeman, Elanor Radke and Bix Demaree and revised in 1997.
Proceeds from the sale of this publication go to support the Maricopa Audubon Society.

What is it?
This guide is for visitors and residents alike.

The species accounts and bar graphs aid birders in determining status, abundance, seasonal occurrence, and habitat preference for 459 species that have been recorded in the County.

Descriptions and maps direct birders to 82 birding spots in and around Phoenix as well as to far-reaching areas of the county.

A 17-page chapter on habitats found in the county includes full-color photographs and two maps depicting elevation and habitat.

A chapter discusses changes in the status of birds and their habitats in the county since the second edition. Twenty-seven color photos document some of the 33 birds new to the county since 1997.

Page sample from Birding Areas

Maricopa County Birds


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Sample Bird Accounts

228 pages, spiralbound 5-13/4" X 8-1/2" fieldguide format. 82 full color photos, 93 graphs, 10 maps.

The guide lists at $26.95, and is available through the following outlets:


  • Tucson Audubon Society

    Nature Shop on University Boulevard
    300 E. University #120
    Tucson, AZ 85705
    (520) 629-0510x7015

    Nature Shop at Agua Caliente Park
    Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Park
    12325 E. Roger Road
    Tucson, AZ(520) 760-7881

  • Wild Birds Unlimited
    7001 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
    (480) 306-5153

  • Wild Birds Unlimited
    2136 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204
The book is also sold for $25 cash or check (made out to: Maricopa Audubon Society) at Maricopa Audubon Society member meetings.
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Last updated: March 24, 2018 13:04