Bird Watching in Cottonwood Campground

The wild turkey is often seen in the area of the Cottonwood campground
The wild turkey is often seen in the area of the Cottonwood campground.

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Many of the same birds that are found at Rio Grande Village can be seen along the riparian corridor found between Cottonwood campground and Santa Elena Canyon. Generally there are fewer people camping at Cottonwood Campground, and this campground does not allow generator use, so it is a bit quieter here. There are a diverse array of habitats ranging from mesquite thicket to cottonwood trees. A trip through the amphitheater and the mesquite thickets nearby may result in a Lucy’s warbler which usually arrive in mid-April. Don’t forget to look up for a chance to see soaring gray hawks or a migrating Mississippi kite.

Last updated: December 3, 2013

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