Birds of Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona
What is it?
The definitive guide to birding around Phoenix, by MAS members
Janet Witzeman, Salome Demaree, and Eleanor Radke.
Proceeds from the sale of this publication go to support the
Maricopa Audubon Society and the Hassayampa River Preserve.
"Maricopa County, Arizona, birders have compiled this guide for visitors and
residents alike. The species accounts and bar graphs can aid birders in
determining status, abundance, seasonal occurrence, and habitat preference for
over 400 species that
have been recorded in the County. Descriptions and maps of 29 Birding Areas
direct birders to birding spots in and around Phoenix. A Birding Calendar tells
birders what birds to look for and the best places to go each month."
"A History section discusses changes in the status of birds and their
habitats in the County over the past 50-100 years. The Suggested Reading pages
provide a list of field guides and field identification articles to further
enhance the birder's experience in the County and State. Twenty-four photos
document some of the rare and unusual birds that have been found in Maricopa
"Whether birding in your backyard or out along the river, desert, and forest
paths around Phoenix, you will find answers to your questions about birds and
birding in Maricopa County in this book."
153 pages, spiralbound 5-1/2" X 8-1/2" fieldguide format. 24 photos, 32
graphs, 7 maps, 8 drawings. The guide lists at $16.95, and is available through the following outlets:
- Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
- Public Land Information Center
222 N. Central Ave.
- Wild Birds Unlimited
6432 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283
- Changing Hands Bookstore
Guadalupe and McClintock Rds.
- Wild Bird Center
10701 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
- Gridleys of Fountain Hills
16830 Avenue of the Fountains
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
- Wings Southwest
Spanish Village #21
Ho and Hum Roads
Carefree, AZ 85377
- Boyce Thompson Southwest Arboretum
- Wild Bird Crossing
1800 S. Milton Rd., #22
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
- Saguaro National Park
3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730
- Prescott Audubon Society
The book is available at the monthly meetings: 4th Thursday of the month, September-May, 7:30 p.m.
St. Lukes Episcopal Church Parish Hall
114.S. Marina St.,