A photographic field guide devoted to identifying the birds of Arizona. Southeastern Arizona is a mecca for birders, famous among enthusiasts worldwide for its sky island mountains and its desert vistas - and for the rare birds that inhabit them. What is less well known is that the rest of our vast state, from the cool plateaus of the Four Corners to the blazing flats of the Colorado River, is equally rich: With more than 550 bird species on the official state list, Arizona - all of Arizona - offers birders, residents and visitors alike, an experience virtually unmatched anywhere else in the US. This new book will guide both novice and experienced birders to help identify the amazing diversity of bird life in the Sunset State. Crisp color photographs of birds in nature, authoritative text from an expert birder, and a handy portable trim size all combine to bring nature lovers a useful and beautiful guide to Arizona's most common birds.
562 color photos featuring 323 species in natural habitats; clear and concise identification text; tips on when and where to see species; organized by type of bird; complete state bird checklist, state map, index, and quick index. Includes a detailed essay on birding regions and habitats.