With its abundant and diverse wildlife and spectacular scenery, it’s no wonder southeastern Arizona is a premier destination for birders and other nature enthusiasts. The combination of mild climate, proximity to the Mexican border and diverse habitats, including 9000-foot mountains and the last free-flowing river in the Southwest, make southeastern Arizona a major hotspot for many rare and unusual animals and plants. Lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and The Nature Conservancy offer a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities.
"Know before you go" is good advice regardless of your destination. SABO has compiled a variety of useful information to help you make the most of your visit. For additional birding and travel information, please visit our links page and consult our list of birder-friendly businesses.
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