Guide to Wildlife Viewing in Cochise County

Parker Canyon Lake
Round tailed Ground squirrelsMammals
White-tailed deer
Pronghorn
Coatimundi
Arizona gray squirrel
Javelina

Birds
Great blue heron
Gray hawk
Bald eagle
Montezuma quail
Osprey

Reptiles
Willard's rattlesnake
Twin spotted rattlesnake

Ramsey Canyon Preserve
Mammals
Coues' white-tailed deer
Arizona gray squirrel
Coatimundi

Birds
Hummingbirds
Songbirds (April)

Carr Canyon
Hummingbird at nest
Mammals
White-tailed deer
Arizona gray squirrel
Black bears

Birds
Golden eagle
Strickland's woodpecker
Warblers
Hummingbirds

San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
Mammals
Mule deer
Javelina

Birds
Nearly 400 species recorded
Raptors
Gray hawk
Swainson's hawk
Mississippi kite
Crested caracara
Upland and song birds
Ground dove
Scaled quail
Northern cardinal
Summer tanager

Reptiles
Sonoran box turtle
Spadefoot toad
Western diamondback rattlesnake
Mojave rattlesnake

Cochise Stronghold Canyon
Mule deerMammals
Mule deer
White-tailed deer
Bobcat
Coatimundi
Ringtail

Birds
Mexican jay
Hummingbird
Prairie falcon
Turkey vulture
Golden eagle

Willcox Playa Wildlife Area
Water birds
Sandhill crane
Waterfowl
Upland birds
Birds of prey

Muleshoe Ranch Cooperative Management Area
Mammals
Mountain lion
White-tailed deer
Big horn sheep
Raccoons
Coatimundi
Javelina

Birds
200 species
Hawks
Southern tanager
Hooded oriole
Acorn woodpecker

Cave Creek Canyon Recreation Area
Loggerhead shrike Mammals
White-tailed deer
Chiricahua fox squirrel
Ringtail
Javelina
Black bear
Small mammals

Birds
Peregrine falcon
Elegant trogon
Thick-billed parrot
Hummingbirds

Rustler Park Recreation Area
Mammals
Black bear
Mountain lion
White-tailed deer

Birds
Hummingbirds
Mexican chickadees
Pygmy nuthatch
Hairy woodpecker

Reptiles
Bunch grass lizards
Twin-spotted rattlesnake

Chiricahua Trail (Hwy 80 from Douglas to Rodeo NM)
Mammals
Javelina
Spiny lizardMule deer
Pronghorn
Nectar-feeding bats

Birds
Quail
Roadrunner
Kestrel
Red-tailed hawk

Reptiles
Collared lizards
Mexican blackheaded snakes
Horned lizards
Numerous species of rattlesnakes

Chiricahua National Monument
Mammals
Mountain lions
Bears
White-tailed deer
Javelina
Skunks, hog-nosed and hooded
White-tail deerCoatimundi

Reptiles
Black-tailed rattlesnake

Birds
Mexican Jay
Black-chinned hummingbirds
Magnificent hummingbirds
White-throated swift
Acorn woodpecker
Ash-throated flycatcher
Cassin's kingbird
Mexican jay
Yellow-rumped warblers
Red-faced warblers
Spotted towhee
Yellow-eyed junco
Scott's orioles
Black-headed grosbeaks

Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve
Mammals
Mule deer

Birds
Gila woodpecker Great blue heron
Gila woodpecker
Vermilion flycatcher
Many sparrows in winter

Aquatic species
Gila topminnow
Speckled dace
Desert sucker
Longfin dace

Plants
Huge Fremont cottonwood (140 years old)
Arizona black walnut
Velvet ash
Huachuca water umbel
Santa Cruz striped agave
Santa Cruz beehive cactus