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San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

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Address: 1763 Paseo San Luis, Hereford, AZ 85635
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One of the prime birdwatching areas in Arizona, where visitors can see up...

One of the prime birdwatching areas in Arizona, where visitors can see up to 500 species of birds.

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San Pedro River

Beautiful scenery and wildlife with unique birds, situated in Arizona high plains grasslands, surrounded by the Madrean Archipelago sky island mountains of southern-most Arizona.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful scenery and wildlife with unique birds, situated in Arizona high plains grasslands, surrounded by the Madrean Archipelago sky island mountains of southern-most Arizona.

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went before the true bird season so knew there wouldn't be too much to see. BUT, the San Pedro House was wonderful - there is a resident Western Screech Owl and a Red Tailed Hawk...they feed the birds so there's lots of them - would def go back!

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Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think that San Pedro House (near Sierra Vista) really deserves its own entry. It is part of the San Pedro Riparian NCA but the various locations have quite different characteristics: Fairbank is a "ghost town," the Petroglyph Discovery Trail is a great hike where you can find some petroglyphs and San Pedro House is a bird lovers paradise. Hard... More 

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Hereford, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The SPRNCA is practically in my back yard. I live eight miles west of the Hereford Bridge trail head parking lot. It's a long-distance trail that starts at the Mexican border, then meanders northward along or near the river. In the fall one can see lots of raptors. It's a popular spot for birders, equestrians and dog walkers. (It's also... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Pleasant easy walk along the river bank. Saw a few birds, but I suspect not the best time for birdwatching. Enjoyed (own) lunch on one of the picknick areas.

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West Covina, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Went to see schedule hummingbird banding. The volunteers explained what they were doing and the purpose of the banding. You should get there about 45 minutes before the scheduled start time to get a number to release a banded bird that is placed in your palm. The banding is scheduled for two hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The migratory path of millions of birds passes over the SPRNCA/San Pedro River twice a year. The walks along the river are great any time and really change with the season. For birders, if they choose their season, it's paradise.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

If you want to see the San Pedro River, this is the best crossing to stop at. The walk from the San Pedro House to the river is short, and the river is easy to find. When we went in June the river was barely running, but the huge cottonwoods make it a shady and wonderful place to linger, and... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This was the first time we visited this area in May. An early morning walk starting around 7 am was very productive for finding birds. The walk is about 2 miles, but it is relatively flat. The areas near the river are particularly good for finding birds. The gift shop always has a nice selection of gifts and many books.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

This is a great place to hike along the San Pedro River. We saw many birds including a snoozing Screech Owl right near the visitor center. We also saw deer during our hike. Look for the docent guided hike it was wonderful and our guide mixed in the right amount of bird viewing... we did not take the bird specific... More 

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