Yuma County lies in extreme southwestern Arizona, a land of stark, enchanting mountains and broad desert valleys divided by the Colorado and Gila Rivers. This diverse mixture of habitats makes for rewarding birding - expect to find Black and Clapper Rails, 18 species of raptors (including Elf and Burrowing Owls), hummingbirds, colorful Summer and Western Tanagers, LeConte's Thrasher, 17 species of sparrows, and showy beauties like Hooded and Scott's Orioles.
This book provides detailed accounts of the most productive sites to bird in the county - with detailed site descriptions, target bird lists, and up-to-date maps. The introduction includes a seasonal birding calendar, a target birding chart, and helpful information and references. At the end of the book is a comprehensive Yuma County bird checklist covering the past ten years. Each chapter contains the following information:
- Target birds
- Birding suggestions
- Driving directions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Henry Detwiler moved to Yuma 18 years ago and has been exploring the surrounding desert and rivers for birds ever since. He's a bird guide for Southwest Birders, the Field Trip Chairman for the Yuma Audubon Society, and a past member of the Arizona Rare Bird Committee. His articles and photographs have appeared in Birder's World, North American Birds, and National Wildlife.