The images in this Phoenix Bird Photo Gallery were taken mostly in the Greater Phoenix area and submitted by local residents, or people who were visiting the area.
Small Mockingbird at Usery Park.
Greylag Goose at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert.
Northern mockingbird at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert.
Orange-crowned warbler at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert.
Cinnamon Teal in the foreground with his mate not far behind him, taken at Saguaro Lake.
A male Mallard preening himself at the Saguaro Lake Marina.
Two pair of Mallard Ducks cruising in the water at Gilbert Water Ranch.
An Adult Verdin perched in the Nicotiana in Apache Junction.
A Verdin juvenile perched in the sunflowers, taken in Apache Junction.
Female Phainopepla, taken at Lost Dutchman State Park.
Male Phainopepla in Gold Canyon.
Pied-billed Grebe at Saguaro Lake.
A male Green-Winged Teal at Gilbert Water Ranch.
An American Coot at Saguaro Lake.
Black-Throated Sparrow, photographed in Gold Canyon.
Bendire's Thrasher, photographed in Lost Dutchman State Park.
White-Winged Dove in Apache Junction.
A pair of Abert's Towhees, photographed at Gilbert Water Ranch.
A male Costa's after a springtime rain in Apache Junction.
A Black Phoebe preening in a tree at Gilbert Water Ranch.
Black Phoebe, at Saguaro Lake's Marina.
From the photographer: "Here's a picture my wife shot one morning of a Gila Woodpecker... with our new DSLR camara. This little guy was only about 2 feet off the ground hanging onto a piller on our back porch."
Verdin, taken in New River, Arizona.
Hummingbird at Work
Hummingbird at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
Great Blue Heron at Saguaro Lake
Great Blue Heron at Saguaro Lake.
Crested Ducks in Mesa
Crested Ducks at Red Mountain Park in Mesa, AZ.
Snowy Egret in Gilbert
A playful Snowy Egret in Gilbert, Arizona.
This Green Heron was photographed in Granada Park in Phoenix.
Say's Phoebe, photographed at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.
Lesser Yellowlegs, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.
White Heron and Blue Heron
Photographed at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron in flight, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.
White Heron with fish, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.
Black-necked Stilt, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.
Cormorant, at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.
Verdin at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.
Abert's Towhee seen in Chandler, Arizona.
Arizona's State Bird, the cactus wren, near Wikieup, AZ.
Fuertes Red Tailed Hawk
From the photographer: "Fuertes Red Tailed Hawk on my neighbor's two story house. He was over 2 feet tall." Photo taken at Cinnabar Canyon in Phoenix.
This Northern Cardinal was seen in St. David, Arizona. That's in Cochise County, not far from Benson.
The Greater Roadrunner was photographed in St. David, Arizona with a Cannon PowerShot S3 camera.
Muscovy Duck in Tempe
Muscovy Duck at the ASU Research Park in Tempe, Arizona.
Chinese Goose at the ASU Research Park in Tempe, Arizona.
Chinese Geese at the ASU Research Park in Tempe, Arizona.
From the photographer: "Thought you'd like to see this quail on top of my trash can in Mesa. There seem to be a lot of quail couples out and about this spring."
This swan picture was taken in downtown Scottsdale at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.
Red-winged Blackbird in a wheat field outside Maricopa, Arizona.
Great Blue Heron
Close-up of a Great Blue Heron in Maricopa, Arizona.
This male phainopepla was seen along the Verde River near Bartlett Lake, north of Phoenix.
This photo of a male ring-necked duck was taken at the Water Ranch Riparian Preserve in Gilbert.
From the photographer: "I'd never heard of, nor seen, a black mallard before. This female black mallard at Riverview Park in Mesa had three ducklings - two of which were light-colored, and one which was black like herself!"
Black-necked stilts at the Water Ranch Riparian Preserve in Gilbert.
From the photographer: "We found our resident Roadrunner dealing with a giant centipede in the back yard of our home."
Neotropic Cormorant at Western Skies Golf Club in Gilbert, Arizona.
From the photographer: This awesome bird, an American Kestrel, came to our Phoenix backyard for a short visit September 22, 2010. She posed patiently while I took her picture. We live in the North Central Phoenix area near Northern Avenue and 7th Avenue.