Birds of Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona

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By Janet Witzeman, Troy Corman, Tommy Debardeleben and Laurie Nessel.

*Proceeds from the sale of this publication go to support the Maricopa Audubon Society.

This is the definitive guide to birding around Phoenix, Arizona for visitors and residents alike.The guide include:

  • Species accounts and bar graphs to help you determine the status, abundance, seasonal occurrence, and habitat preference for 459 species that have been recorded in the County.
  • Descriptions and maps direct you to 82 birding spots in and around Phoenix as well as to far-reaching areas of the county.
  • Explore the bird habitats found in the county, including full-color photographs and two maps depicting elevation and habitat.
  • An entire chapter is devoted to understanding changes in the status of birds and their habitats in the county since the second edition.
  • Twenty-seven color photos document some of the 33 birds new to the county since 1997.



The first edition was published in 1972 by Janet Witzeman, Elanor Radke and Bix Demaree and revised in 1997.

The third edition was published in late 2017. Since then, two species have been added:

#460 White-rumped Sandpiper, July 3, 2018, Gilbert Water Ranch, photo Sean Fitzgerald

#461 adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird, July 12, 2018, Hassayampa River Preserve, photo Robert Bowker