When we first arrived at our parking area we were greeted by the unmistakable song of a Canyon Wren. And after our first hike into the hills, when we returned to the parking area, we found this bird and it was really bold and making itself quite noticeable on a brush pile. In my humble opinion, this is probably the most attractive wrens in the United States.
During one of our mountain trail hikes, we discovered a Sage Thrasher. This one presented itself very nicely for us and gave us plenty of time to observe it while it warmed in the sun.
One more unique bird that we can observe in Arizona, especially in the winter months, is the Townsend's Solitaire. This bird is a rather drab gray in coloration, but has a very pronounced eye-ring that helps to identify it as it perches high above.