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Address: Highway 82, Patagonia, AZ
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Prime birdwatching spot located 3.5 miles southwest of Patagonia.

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The place to see Thick-billed Kingbird in Arizona

A must visit place for visiting birders with Thick-billed Kingbirds being very easy to see on the prominent dead snag.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

A must visit place for visiting birders with Thick-billed Kingbirds being very easy to see on the prominent dead snag.

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Goshen, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We came out early in the morning and were soon joined by a plethora of hummingbirds, and variations of sounds and calls of other birds. If you are a birder, be patient and keep your eyes open....you'll see plenty!

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I first stopped here to see the Rose-breasted Becard on nest, which was swaying in the wind. Since then (1993) I cannot drive by when I am in the area! Last year we watched 2 Golden Eagles soaring over the cliffs, and this year listened for the Canyon and Rock wrens that live here. A safe pull off between Patagonia... More 

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Telluride, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

A little place along side the road where I stopped and organized the car a bit. Stretched my legs and was onward to my destination.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

An absolutely beautiful place to Bird. You hike a short road that follows a cliff on one side and a stream on the other. Even if you do not see many birds, the site is fantastic.

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Eureka, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I have traveled extensively in Central America. The trail across from Patagonia Rest Area through the mesquite and oak forest reminded me of some of the thorn forests I have visited in Guatemala.

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Phillisburg, Nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Only birders would spend time at this rest stop because this is apparently a super famous birding spot with specialty like - thick-billed kingbird. We stopped by here on our way to Sierra Vista and bumped into 2 more vans full of birders!! In addition to the target bird, we also say Grace's Warbler. By the way, there are also... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

so if you just want a place to picnic--- go somewhere else-- no bathroom facilities and the sole table is not that attractive. But go across the street at the northern end to Sonoita creek where there is a very short trail and you'll be rewarded with many birds. We watched a Gray Hawk repeatedly gather leaves for a nest... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Stopped by this place because of trip advisor recommendations. Not really worth the stop. Go to the Nature Conservancy.

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

Who knows, but the birds sure do. Follow the directions and you'll be treated to some special sites. As always, sit still for a bit and you'll start to see a variety...you never know what's going to fly by, but you'll like it.

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