Obviously when they created all these different habitats it also created a haven for a lot of wildlife, including birds. Anyone who is passing through this part of Arizona should make it a point to stop and check it out. You never know what you might find there as you walk the trails. It is a frequent place to visit for me and to round out my 3 day weekend, I travelled out to BTA with Ellen Hairston, one of my regular birding friends. One of the first birds we discovered was a juvenile Zone-tailed Hawk sitting in one of the pine trees. These birds are most often seen soaring the thermals and look very similar to a Turkey Vulture. Since Turkey Vultures do not attack live animals and only feed on carrion, the Zone-tailed Hawk can soar with the vultures, and their prey think they are safe as they appear to be vultures and of course the Zone-tailed Hawk can sometime find easy prey. This was the best close-up view that I have ever had with a Zonie and it seemed to have very little fear of us.