Arizona Woodpecker, Madera Canyon. One of the rarest woodpeckers in North America is the Arizona Woodpecker. Though it looks superficially similar to the Downy Woodpecker, and it is of a similar size, it is our only brown woodpecker.
Hummingbirds are the Southwest’s iridescent jewels. Arizona is unique for its large number of different hummingbirds! America’s Southwest has wonderful nature, close at hand. Enjoy the iridescent beauty of this lovely hummer! -- Original image by Florence McGinn -- Enjoy a slideshow of Arizona birding delights at http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/birds-of-arizona