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Welcome to the Verde Birding Trail

This site is all about where to see birds; it is not a site about birds. Visit our journal to see bird photos and read about Verde birding experiences and to share yours.

This is about birding along one of the last great accessible riparian waterways of the American Southwest!

To visit the "hotspots" (sites) pages, click here to view the matrix.

Swallow

We invite you to visit the Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival. Please click on the image below to be taken to our site.

Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival

The Festival is now more than ten years old and has grown to become truly national in the scope of participation. One comment: "Wonderful - it was well worth the 1400 mile drive."

We are the "Chamber of Commerce of Verde Birding"

Within this site you will find a complete guide to birding in the Verde Valley:

Great Blue Heron

Hotspots: these are documented bird sites and each has its own page here.

  • Area Attractions: During your stay here, visit these non-bird attractions
  • Accommodations: Where to stay while visiting the Verde Valley
  • Friends of Birding: Sites of bird-friendly organizations and businesses.
Osprey
Lesser GoldfinchAdded bonus!!
We are open all year.
Winter is warm and sunny here and the birds like it.

This is a "living" bird site. you are encouraged to provide your own input in these ways:

  • Bird Blog: Visit our Verde Bird Blog and submit your own articles about experiences you have had here.
  • Bird Lists: Each hotspot has its own list of birds seen there. You are invited to add to it through an interactive form on each hotspot's page .Access hot spots here.
  • Email me with any comments or suggestions: mail@verdebirdingtrail.com

Please visit our bird blog site; you are also invited to contribute your own articles for posting and sharing with others. The most recent post on the blog is:



A day at the DBG with dear friends. Click on the images for full-sized viewing.

Enjoy this site and use it as guide to all aspects of birding in the fabulous Verde Valley!

Special Note #1: This Trail is largely inspired by the late Virginia Gilmore and her book: "Birding Sedona and the Verde Valley. This is a great resource and can be purchased here: Birding Sedona & The Verde Valley (Amazon) or locally at Jay's Bird Barn in Sedona, Arizona or through the Northern Arizona Audubon Society.

Special Note #2: Doug Von Gausig has been the local naturalist and bird guide around the Verde for more years than he will likely admit. Doug is a wonderful resource and he has cataloged much of his bird experience here: Nature Songs.