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Nongame Birds

Arizona’s Nongame Bird Diversity

The list of birds documented in Arizona now stands at 534 species. Roughly 480 are considered nongame species, and about 300 have been documented as breeding in the state. Seven non-native species have, through the actions of humans, become established in the state. Some of these non-native species, such as House sparrows and European starlings, are a common sight and have been in the state for so long that many people believe they are native to Arizona.

Arizona's amazing bird life includes many species of neotropical migrants, bird species that breed in the United States and/or Canada and winter primarily from Mexico to South America. For many of these migrants, Arizona serves as a migratory corridor between the northern breeding grounds and the southern wintering areas. In total, 237 neotropical migrant species have been documented in Arizona, of which 163 species have been documented to nest in the state.

Nongame Bird Conservation Programs


Below you will find bird abstracts containing the following information:

  • Taxonomy
  • Biology
  • Distribution
  • Population Trends
  • Management Status (as available)
  • Illustrations

NOTE: Some of the following files are PDF's and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. For text-only, use Adobe Access.

 
NOTE: Distribution maps are based on occurrences in the HDMS database and are not meant to be complete or predicted range maps. Each species has specific criteria that must be met before being entered into the database. Therefore, the resulting maps reflect only the occurrences that meet the species specific criteria.
 
Nongame Bird Species Accounts
  • Aimophila ruficeps rupicola
    Yuma rufous-crowned sparrow [PDF, 47kb]
  • Botaurus lentiginosus
    American bittern [PDF, 53kb]
  • Buteo brachyurus
    Short-tailed hawk [PDF, 53kb]
  • Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus .......... Cactus wren
    Photograph
  • Empidonax hammondii
    Hammond's flycatcher [PDF, 70kb]
  • Falco femoralis septentrionalis
    Northern Aplomado falcon [PDF, 61kb]
  • Gymnogyps californianus
    California condor [PDF, 61kb]
  • Parabuteo unicinctus
    Harris's hawk
    Photograph..............................
  • Passerculus sandwichensis rufofuscus
    Chihauhua savannah sparrow [PDF, 48kb]
  • Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus
    Large-billed savannah sparrow [PDF, 54kb]
  • Vireo bellii arizonae
    Arizona Bell's vireo [PDF,50kb]
 
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