What a unique and remarkable place this happens to be. It is a very well known throughout the United States and beyond for its abundance of hummingbird species that are constantly visiting its feeders. If you ever visit the place, please be sure to donate anything you can afford as the birds greatly rely on the feeders for one of the sources of food and it helps keep this place open for the benefit to all of us.
During our visit (Desert Rivers Audubon Society) we observed a minimum of 6 hummingbird species; Broad-billed, Anna's, Black-chinned, Costa's, Rufous, and the much sought after Violet-crowned. This is one of the best places in the United States to view the Violet-crowned. It is one of the largest species of hummingbirds to visit the US and I was able to capture a couple of photos.
I think the name fits the bird nicely.
And of course, not to be outdone, we have a photo of a Rufous Hummingbird to share.
Hummingbird feeders are not the only feeders in use. They have several seed feeders and also some platform feeders where many species partake of the fruit being offered as seen by this Bullock's Oriole in the photo below.
The seed feeders attract a different set of birds such as sparrows and sparrow related species of various types. What I found odd, but in a good way, was no House Sparrows were present during our visit. Here is a photo of a Chipping Sparrow.
And a photo of a Lark Sparrow.
Here is a Green-tailed Towhee, which is closely related to the sparrows.
And also quite plentiful were Black-headed Grosbeaks.
And finally, one of the prettiest birds around, (and most sought after), the Lazuli Bunting.
One must keep in mind that this place is a wondrous place and that the birds are constantly changing due to migration schedules. Some are residents, but many are just passing through and remember that birds do molt and go through various plumage changes, so the colors will change from month to month and week to week. Other notable birds that we saw while we were there include Northern Cardinal, Pyrrhuloxia, Pine Siskin, Gambel's Quail (with baby chicks!), Bridled Titmouse, Hooded Oriole, White-breasted Nuthatch, and the 'rare for Arizona' White-throated Sparrow. If you ever make it to Arizona for a visit and would like to see some birds, this place is a must see. It is set up with chairs and benches and an overhead canopy for easy and leisurely viewing.