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Rarely seen in Arizona!



Broad-tailed Hummingbird at the Koi Pond~2013


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December, January & February


Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-tailed / Harris's / Northern Harrier & Ferruginous Hawks, Mexican Jay, Bewick's Wren, Gambel's Quail, Dark-eyed Junco, Gila Woodpecker, Western Red Shafted Flicker, Canyon Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Northern Cardinal, Western Kingbird, Scaled Quail, Western Bluebird, Roadrunner, Raven, Spotted Towhee, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, American Robin, Montezuma Quail, Raven, Green-Tailed Towhee, Curve-billed Thrasher, Inca / Mourning & White-winged Doves, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Say's & Black Phoebe, Chipping / Song & White-crowned Sparrows, Great-horned Owl, White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Mockingbird, Savannah Sparrow

March, April & May


Lazuli Bunting

American Kestrel, Red-tailed / Harrier / Cooper's Hawks, Montezuma / Gambel's & Scaled Quails, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed / Canyon / Spotted & Abert's Towhees, Western Meadowlark, Northern Cardinal, Western Kingbird, White-breasted Nuthatch, Bridled Titmouse, White-crowned Sparrow, Mexican Jay, House Finch, White-winged & Mourning Doves, Anna's / Black-chinned / Broad-tailed & Rufous Hummingbirds, Scott's / Bullock's & Hooded Orioles, Curve-billed & Bendire's Thrashers, Pyrrhuloxia, Lesser Goldfinch, Vermilion Flycatcher, American Robin, Pine Siskin, Blackheaded & Evening Grosbeaks, Turkey Vulture, Steller's Jay, Peregrine Falcon, Yellow-rumped / Wilson's / Orange-crowned / Yellow & Lucy's Warbler, Bronzed & Brown-headed Cowbirds, Phainopepla, Say's & Black Phoebe, Chipping & Black-throated Sparrows, Lazuli & Indigo Bunting, Western & Summer Tanager, Mockingbird, Barn Swallow, Gila / Acorn & Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, Chihuahuan Raven, Lark Sparrow, Western Wood-Peewee, Great Horned & Screech Owls, Night Jar, Loggerhead Shrike, Kingbird, Roadrunner

June thru November


Green Heron

Many of our birds are just migrating through.  However, some have decided to make Cochise Stronghold Ranch their permanent home!  Our guess it the lure of running water, cool shade and copious amounts of seed & sugar-water!  Each spring brings all species in larger numbers.  One curious visitor in November 2010 was a Green Heron eyeing the koi & goldfish in the pond.  Maybe he had gotten a recommendation from the Great Blue Heron pair that feasted on many of our larger koi the year before!


Díí dl t'ah nnee dá' ánágot'iilhi.  Dlo'hi íla'ádzaago yádalti.  "Haadast'ihí dawa binant'a' dagolíí dá' nééhíí nohwinant'a' doo la' da'," daniigo lék'e.  "Daílíízhi' nnee daandlii.  Nant'an .....

Don't speak Apache? CLICK here for translation!

Speaking of BIRDERS!!!!  In 2009 we welcomed our friends from Wings Over Willcox to tour the ranch, with Doug sharing our current history and earlier history of Apache Chief Cochise.  We are VERY sure it was the first time this ranch has ever seen a school bus load of Birders & History Buffs.  WOW groups have returned each January since.  Enjoy photos & comments on our RANCH VISITORS page & go to the official web site and sign up for next year!

Birders come to the Cochise Stronghold from all over the world.  Southeastern Arizona is well known for it's 500+ bird species making it the premier birding area in the United States.
Check out our spottings just here on the ranch, we have counted as many as 60 species in one day!  May seems to be the best month for viewing. We will continue to post our sightings on the ranch, so check back often!


Big Baby can be seen around the Ranch everyday.

We've had two Red-Tailed Hawk chicks in the nest in 2012 & 2013

  Radar Red-Tail ready to fly the nest!  -June 23, 2013  


If you are interested in Birding Tour of our Ranch...

feel free to contact us!

Cochise Stronghold Ranch * 99 North Stronghold Ranch Road
PO Box 924 * Pearce, Arizona 85625
Phone: 602-510-6980 * Email:
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