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Roadside Rest

Highway 82, Patagonia, AZ
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The place to see Thick-billed Kingbird in Arizona

A must visit place for visiting birders with Thick-billed Kingbirds being very easy to see on the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Devizes, United Kingdom
A little gem for birding

We came out early in the morning and were soon joined by a plethora of hummingbirds, and variations... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
Goshen, Indiana
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Prime birdwatching spot located 3.5 miles southwest of Patagonia.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
18 Aug 2016
“The place to see Thick-billed Kingbird in Arizona”
20 Apr 2016
“A little gem for birding”
Highway 82, Patagonia, AZ
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

A must visit place for visiting birders with Thick-billed Kingbirds being very easy to see on the prominent dead snag.

Reviewed 20 April 2016

We came out early in the morning and were soon joined by a plethora of hummingbirds, and variations of sounds and calls of other birds. If you are a birder, be patient and keep your eyes open....you'll see plenty!

Thank Trista107
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I first stopped here to see the Rose-breasted Becard on nest, which was swaying in the wind. Since then (1993) I cannot drive by when I am in the area! Last year we watched 2 Golden Eagles soaring over the cliffs, and this year listened...More

Thank NSfoodlover
Reviewed 11 February 2016

A little place along side the road where I stopped and organized the car a bit. Stretched my legs and was onward to my destination.

Thank lyn729
Reviewed 21 September 2015

An absolutely beautiful place to Bird. You hike a short road that follows a cliff on one side and a stream on the other. Even if you do not see many birds, the site is fantastic.

Thank rcooper_12
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I have traveled extensively in Central America. The trail across from Patagonia Rest Area through the mesquite and oak forest reminded me of some of the thorn forests I have visited in Guatemala.

Thank ChetTraveler
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Only birders would spend time at this rest stop because this is apparently a super famous birding spot with specialty like - thick-billed kingbird. We stopped by here on our way to Sierra Vista and bumped into 2 more vans full of birders!! In addition...More

Thank mraquila
Reviewed 17 April 2015

so if you just want a place to picnic--- go somewhere else-- no bathroom facilities and the sole table is not that attractive. But go across the street at the northern end to Sonoita creek where there is a very short trail and you'll be...More

Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Stopped by this place because of trip advisor recommendations. Not really worth the stop. Go to the Nature Conservancy.

Thank Peglova
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Who knows, but the birds sure do. Follow the directions and you'll be treated to some special sites. As always, sit still for a bit and you'll start to see a variety...you never know what's going to fly by, but you'll like it.

4  Thank Michael S
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