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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
J O'Callaghan Camp Verde Anytime English of course, some Spanish
I live on the Verde River and have a large ranch with access to the national forest. Many birds are here. Willing to work with families.
G Klingler Elfrida/Chiricahua Mts, Southeast AZ Weekend English
I'm, a wildlife biologist and a bird tour leader.
G Crandall Eagar(Summer only) Anytime English
J Ellison Flagstaff Anytime English
T Blows Flagstaff Weekend English
As a long term resident of Flagstaff I am well acquainted with the area and its wildlife. I am always happy to help those wanting to see birds in the area.
B Flores Gilbert Anytime English, Spanish, (not bird names), a little French
Desert and Water Birds.
D Lugers Green Valley Anytime English
G Crandall Green Valley (Winter only) Anytime English
J Alpert Kingman Anytime English
The non-profit Willow Creek Riparian Preserve is a 10 acre high desert riparian preserve located 30 miles east of Kingman, Arizona. It is 1.5 hours east of Lake Havasu, 3 hours southeast of Las Vegas, NV, and 2.5 hours west of the Grand Canyon National Park. The Preserve is owned and operated by Senior Preserve Managers Bob and Julie who have over 45 years of combined professional birding experience. Bob and Julie have also created and conducted ecological education tours; perform habitat management restoration; and are knowledgeable about ethnobotanical resources. The Preserve offers much more than birding - there are many reptiles and amphibians present as well as mammals, in addition to significant historical and cultural resoures. The property was utilized as a way station between 1840 and 1880 between Hardyville (i.e. Bullhead City) and Prescott/Fort Whipple - the road was known as the Hardyville Toll Road. Camp Willow Glen, 8th Cavalry, was located in the southern portion of the Preserve. The surrounding area offers dry camping with plenty of room to set up an RV (water available at the Preserve) and 1,000's of surrounding acres to explore. The nearest lodging and dining is in Kingman. Special events at the Preserve may be considered. All donations go to the Preserve for future habitat acquisition and restoration.
B Helmers Mammoth Anytime English
We are 45 min. NE or Tucson. If you are driving from Tucson you would take HW 77 as if you were heading to Globe and HW 77 passes right through our town. Just up the road from the San Pedro river, Mammoth is also known for it's sewage ponds...My yard to date has had over 51+ species of birds so far and I try to capture a shot of each www.flickr.com/photos/bird-paradise/
I grew up here so as a kid I walked all over this town and even the surrounding desert's, so I know the terrain of this town like the back of my hand. I also have gotten previous permission from the Police Department to go onto rancher's grounds for the sake of bird photography So I could def. take someone to do those places or show them the Mammoth Sewage ponds. I also have build a wooden fenced in area with 2 cut out windows, where you can sit in front of my bird feeding area and watch or photograph the birds, that hang out all day. I am a 27 year old female and I do go on casual hikes all over Arizona with my family every Saturday, for health benefits of course, but also to photograph birds, and I would gladly meet up with someone and bring them along. I have bird books of the area and binoculars they can borrow while they are with me as well.
G Karre Mesa Weekend English
Living in the East Valley of the greater Phoenix area, I am quite familiar with all the birding spots. I have easy access to the Salt River sights and Mt Ord, an often overlooked birding destination. Most of my weekends are spent viewing, observing, and photographing birds in and around Maricopa County. Also have experience in birding areas further east such as Boyce Thompson Arboretum, the Pinal Mountains, and Mt Graham. Am also familiar with most of the West Valley area, including Tres Rios and the Buckeye/Arlington area along with the 'Thrasher Spot'. For a better idea of my birding experiences,
please visit my blog site
J Chapman Mesa Anytime English
M Bilotta Mesa Anytime English
J Chapman Mesa Anytime English
G Lewis Palominas Anytime English
120 acres on San Pedro River, Burrowing Owl project, near Huachuca Mountains and Coronado National Monument.
A Gregor Phoenix Anytime English
L Butler Phoenix Weekend English, elementary German
I have been birding and photographing in Arizona and the Phoenix area for several years and have a lot of information, as well as direct experience, with all of the birding sites in Maricopa County (of which Phoenix is the center) and which species can best be found where during the year. I also have experience and information regarding southeastern Arizona, but may not be able to directly join in a birding excursion down there.
For more of a feel, please visit my website
J Coffey Phoenix Anytime English, Mandrain Chinese
Avid Phoenix and Maricopa County birder. I have been birding for a number of years almost exclusively in Central Arizona.
Check out my website
I Kitzman Portal Anytime English
J Hilton Prescott Anytime English
R Armstrong Sedona Anytime English
My wife and I have been birders 25 years. Retired now. Have lead Audubon field trips. Mid Arizona birds, not southeast specialties.
J Woodley Sierra Vista Anytime English
A Kamm Sierra Vista Anytime English, Spanish, German
We are birding in our area every day and are familiar with many great birding spots. Dieter and I also lead birding trips to Costa Rica and Ecuador for small groups year-round and the San Blas-Mazatlan area also.
R Wood Tucson Anytime English
J Smith Tucson Anytime English
R Carlson Tucson (winter only) Anytime English
M Cole Tucson Anytime English
B Jackson Tucson (Winter only) Anytime English
R Tess Tucson Anytime English
I moved here 5 years ago, found it to be the top area in the USA for possible varity a warm climate.
A Sabatine Tucson Anytime English
24 year old active brder/photographer who has guided in the past and birded all over the country. I live within short driving distance to many of the local hotspots here in se AZ.
N Williams Tucson Anytime English
In and around Tucson is a great birding area. I'm a 76 y.o. woman. I'm now retired; so have more time to advise or go around with visiting birders. I might be able to help with housing. If you contact me, we'll talk.
V Rose Tucson Anytime English, French, Spanish, some Brazilian Portuguese
I love birds and love to share my appreciation of them with others. My emphasis is more on natural history than ticking, but as we have many endemics and specialties here. I'm willing to go for the elusive warbler with you. I live on the western edge of Saguaro National Monument; there are lots of good high desert birds right in my back yard.
B Robertson Tucson Anytime English
We spend about 7 months of the year in the area just north of Vail, Arizona. We are willing to take birders to all the usual Tucson hot spots, but our specialty is Sweetwater Wetlands in the city of Tucson where we lead two walks a year for Tucson Audubon Soc. We have an active bird feeder with 3 to 5 species of hummingbirds as well as black-throated sparrows and rufous-winged sparrows visiting on a daily basis. We are retired, so weekdays or weekends are OK. We can also share advice on where and when to bird SE Arizona.
A Albright Winter Haven Anytime English, basic Spanish
On the central Florida flyway during fall migration. Many good habitats nearby.


Professional Guides

If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.

Initial Last Name Area Available Language
M Kehl Tucson Anytime English
Melody is an avid birder who loves to share her knowledge with anyone and everyone. She continues to take courses in ornithology to keep up to date and to feed her frenzied need for more knowledge about our feathered friends. In addition to leading personal tours for a one-on-one experience for beginners and advanced birders, Melody also leads birding and hiking tours for the Tucson Audubon Society and the Southern Arizona Hiking Club.
Her 20+ years (10 of those years spent leading professionally) of intensive birding and hiking in Southern Arizona has provided her with intimate knowledge of the places where birds gather, nest, feed and hide. She is also knowledgeable of the area's fauna and flora and current environmental issues. Melody's enthusiasm for birding is contagious and makes for exciting and fun days in the field.

Local Information
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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Arizona
Local weather Yahoo
Desert Rivers Audubon Society Club
Huachuca Audubon Society Club
Maricopa Audubon Society Club
Northern Arizona Audubon Society Club
Prescott Audubon Society Club
Sonoran Audubon Society Club
Tucson Audubon Society Club
White Mountain Audubon Society Club
Yuma Audubon Society Club
Hummingbird Society Club
Northern Arizona Audubon Society's Latest Sights
SABO Bird Observatory Banding
Willow Creek Riparian Preserve Park
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area Phoenix
Wings over Willcox Festival
Verde Valley Festival
Southwest Wings Festival
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites

Last update 05/02/2014