The Pinal County Birding Trail showcases the area’s best sites to find birds and other wildlife. By using this interactive map, the trail allows visitors to set their own itinerary to explore the best the County has to offer. All sites along the trail are public with easy access and parking. Most sites also offer walking and hiking trails as well as other amenities such as restrooms or picnic areas. Whether you’re new to birding or an experienced birder, the Pinal County Birding Trail is the perfect tool to explore the region. The Pinal County Birding Trail was developed in collaboration with the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Eastern Pinal County and the surrounding areas are full of green, open spaces, creating a home for a rich diversity of birds and other wildlife. The Pinal County Birding Trail is focused on two of the region’s major highlights: The Lower San Pedro River and the Gila River. These delicate desert rivers offer rare surface water and mature stands of towering cottonwood and willow. As a result these areas are some of the most biodiverse in all of the desert southwest. More than 400 species of birds use these riparian areas throughout the year, whether it’s for breeding, migration corridors, or wintering habitat. No matter what time of year, there’s always great birding in Pinal County!
All sites that are included in the Pinal County Birding Trail are public and offer easy access with parking. However, sometimes the boundaries of these sites are not clearly marked and can border private property. Please respect our neighbors when visiting the sites along the Pinal County Birding Trail.