A Birder’s Paradise

The San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area

The San Pedro National Conservation Area, which abuts St. David Springs, was protected by Congress in 1988 for its rarity as one of the last surviving riparian areas in the Southwest.

This water-rich land is home to more than 100 species of native birds and provides temporary shelter for more than 250 species of migrant and wintering birds (plus 120 native species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles).

In fact, the National Audubon Society has named it an Important Bird Area as one of the four major north-south migratory bird corridors of the southwestern United States.

Hoping to catch a glimpse of a Aplomado Falcon or hear the call of a Red-naped Sapsucker? This is the place!

Learn more about this amazing stretch of land at St. David Springs from the Bureau of Land Management or the Audubon Society.