• 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?

Oil painting of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was born in 1510 in Salamanca Spain. He was only 30 years old when he began his expedition into what is now the American Southwest. His expedition was considered a failure and he died in obscurity in 1554.