37900 E Cave Creek Pkwy
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
This habitat is dominated by Upper Sonoran vegetation. Species include Palo Verde, Velvet Mesquite, Creosote Bush and numerous cactus species, especially the Saguaro. Lack of water sources limit bird species. Expect to see 15-25 species. Specialties include Phainopepla, numerous woodpecker species, gnatcatchers, Curve-billed Thrashers, Black-throated Sparrows and Cactus Wrens.
The hike begins at the visitor center (unless noted otherwise) and takes approximately 1 hour. The trail does go through some washes, thus some uphill sections are involved, but they are short.
Difficulty Level (1)
Program to follow; “Birds of the Sonoran Desert” at the Nature Center
No registration is required, but be sure to check the park website for times and any last minute changes that might have occurred.