• Montezuma Peak


    National Memorial Arizona


A Mexican Blue Jay perches on a wooden fence

Always curious, a Mexican blue jay perches on a fence.

Birds abound in Coronado National Memorial. Some varieties are migratory, while others can be seen throughout the year. A bird checklist is available to help identify many of the different species in the memorial. Bring binoculars and plan for a day filled with Mexican jays, hummingbirds, ravens, sparrows, towhees, turkey vultures, and woodpeckers. You might get lucky and see a roadrunner or montezuma quail!

Did You Know?

Coronado Cave formations, Coronado National Memorial

Within Coronado Cave is a beautiful range of formations, including stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, and helictites. How fast these formations grow and their final size depends on the water supply, cave humidity, surface soils, bacteria, and composition of the limestone.