Over 500 bird species have been recorded in Arizona, the highest of any state without an ocean coastline. Birds can be seen in many different Arizona habitats and locations, including the Sonoran Desert, woodlands, ponderosa pine forests and riparian areas.
A native Arizonan and five-decade birder, Charles Babbitt has been interested in birds since a young boy in Flagstaff, Arizona. In his new book “Birding Arizona – What to know, Where to go,” Babbitt shares some of the best birding locations in the state. He also shares the greater purpose that birds serve and how we can help protect them.