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.
This is part four of a four-part gallery of Arizona birds and waterfowl.
Pictured here, a Killdeer at Arrowhead Lake in Glendale, AZ.
Blue Masked Lovebird
It looks like a bluejay, but the real name of this beauty is Steller's Jay. Woods Canyon Lake, AZ.
A white-winged dove, stepping out! Photographed at Thunderbird Park in Glendale, AZ.
American Bald Eagle
From the photographer: "The American Bald Eagle Nest was taken at Woods Canyon Lake West End. There are 2 nestlings (eaglets). The parents feed them 6-10 fish per day combined. There is a Biologist there Fri, Sat, Sun all day on West End Trail, set up with his scopes and ready to answer questions about the eagles. The parents have been there 5 years and have 4 successful hatches and fledges."
Female American Kestrel
From the photographer: "The American Kestrel is the smallest bird of prey in North America. It is the only bird of prey where the male and female have distinct colors."
From the photographer: "Taken in my back yard...Moon Valley -Phoenix. Loved watching the flickers share breakfast."
Great Horned Owl
From the photographer: "Great Horned Owl, taken North Phoenix, on Mayo Blvd just East of Tatum Blvd."
From The Owl Pages: "Activity generally begins at dusk, but in some regions, may be seen in late afternoon or early morning."
From the photographer: "This is a picture of a curved bill thrasher that was in my North Phoenix back yard, Tatum and Bell Road. He really enjoyed the songbird bell."
White Crowned Sparrow
From the photographer: "Taken in our yard in Peoria, AZ. First time we ever saw one of these birds."
From the photographer: "This photo was taken in Phoenix AZ in my backyard."
From the photographer: "An American Kestrel. They are resident to the west valley, but are seen in greater numbers in the fall and winter when they also migrate. This photo was taken in Avondale, Arizona."
Northern Harrier Hawk
From the photographer: "A Northern Harrier Hawk Photographed in Tolleson, Arizona. They are seen in the valley in the fall and winter during their migration."
Great Horned Owls
From the photographer: "A lovely pair of Great Horned Owls who have taken up residence in my central Phoenix yard. Left is the male."
From the photographer: "This female Coopers Hawk has nested and raised her young in a tall pine in our central Phoenix yard for four years."
"The Lesser Nighthawk...forages mostly in flight, usually flying fairly low, scooping up flying insects in its wide mouth." (Source: Audubon.org)