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Birds Of Arizona's Verde Valley

Here's a collection of birds I've had the pleasure to photograph in and around my hometown of Sedona, Arizona. Sedona and the surrounding Verde Valley area provides an excellent birding habitat with several perennial creeks and rivers. These waterways include the Verde River, Oak Creek, lower Sycamore Creek, Wet Beaver Creek, and Clear Creek among others. They provide the lush riparian habitat that attracts a variety of birdlife including song birds, waterfowl, shorebirds and birds of prey. In addition to all this natural birding habitat, there are two nearby man-made habitats which probably attract even larger numbers of birds. The first is the Page Spring bubbling ponds - a fish rearing facility with several small ponds where one can find waterfowl and shorebirds galore in the winter months. The most recent is the Sedona Wetlands. This facility is a water reclamation area built in the spring of 2012 and contains a number of ponds with easy access. Because this area is so new, it's hard to predict what types of birds you'll expect to find. Already this fall, it has become an increasingly popular waterfowl haunt. Since, it's only three miles from my house, I'm really hoping this becomes a birding hotspot.
Anna's Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Scrub Jay
Scrub Jay
Gambel's Quail (male)
Gambel's Quail (male)
Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Lazuli Bunting (female)
Lazuli Bunting (female)
Gambel's Quail (male)
Gambel's Quail (male)
Lazuli Bunting (male)
Lazuli Bunting (male)
Evening Grosbeak (female)
Evening Grosbeak (female)
Abert's Towhee
Abert's Towhee
Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
Spotted Towhee Foraging For Food
Spotted Towhee Foraging For Food
Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
White-Throated Sparrow
White-Throated Sparrow
White-Crowned Sparrow
White-Crowned Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Summer Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Bellying Up To The Bar
Bellying Up To The Bar
A Prickly Perch
A Prickly Perch
Bridled Titmouse
Bridled Titmouse
Black Throated Sparrow
Black Throated Sparrow
White-Breasted Nuthatch
White-Breasted Nuthatch
Northern Flicker
Northern Flicker
Dark-Eyed Junco
Dark-Eyed Junco
Mountain Bluebird (male)
Mountain Bluebird (male)
Mountain Bluebird (female) in Flight
Mountain Bluebird (female) in Flight
Mountain Bluebird (female)
Mountain Bluebird (female)
Golden Voyage
Golden Voyage
Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Western Screech Owl
Western Screech Owl
Mr. Camouflage
Mr. Camouflage
Perched Wood Duck Pair
Perched Wood Duck Pair
Barn Owl
Barn Owl
Barn Owl In Flight
Barn Owl In Flight
Ruddy Duck in Breeding Plumage
Ruddy Duck in Breeding Plumage
Mallard Hen and Chicks
Mallard Hen and Chicks
Eared Grebe in Breeding Plumage (male)
Eared Grebe in Breeding Plumage (male)
Eared Grebe Pair
Eared Grebe Pair
Eared Grebe (female)
Eared Grebe (female)
Singing Red-Winged Blackbird
Singing Red-Winged Blackbird
Northern Harrier Patrolling The Wetlands
Northern Harrier Patrolling The Wetlands
Killdeer
Killdeer
Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Duck
Common Merganser (drake)
Common Merganser (drake)
Ladderback Woodpecker (female)
Ladderback Woodpecker (female)
Chasing Some Tail
Chasing Some Tail
Spread Eagle
Spread Eagle
Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier
Common Merganser (hen) in Flight
Common Merganser (hen) in Flight
Great Blue Heron in Flight
Great Blue Heron in Flight
Wood Duck Reflection
Wood Duck Reflection
Canvasback Pair
Canvasback Pair
Canadian Geese Splash Landing
Canadian Geese Splash Landing
Majestic Bald Eagle
Majestic Bald Eagle
Wood Duck Trio
Wood Duck Trio
Mirrored Canvasback (drake)
Mirrored Canvasback (drake)
American Wigeon Blasting Off
American Wigeon Blasting Off
Lift Off!
Lift Off!
Hen Canvasback In Flight
Hen Canvasback In Flight
Great Blue Heron in Flight
Great Blue Heron in Flight
Wood Duck Pair
Wood Duck Pair
Into The Shadows
Into The Shadows
Wood Ducks in the Spotlight
Wood Ducks in the Spotlight
Northern Shoveler (drake)
Northern Shoveler (drake)
Flock of American Wigeons in Flight
Flock of American Wigeons in Flight
Mallard Pair In Flight
Mallard Pair In Flight
Excitable Mallard Drake
Excitable Mallard Drake
Great Blue Heron on the Hunt
Great Blue Heron on the Hunt
American Wigeon Pair In Flight
American Wigeon Pair In Flight
Western Grebe
Western Grebe
Frolicking Northern Harrier
Frolicking Northern Harrier
Black Crowned Night Heron In Flight
Black Crowned Night Heron In Flight