Featuring spacious accommodations and plenty of premium amenities, Green Valley Canoa Ranch Golf Resort is anything but for the birds. That being said, our resort is a fantastic option for enthusiastic birders of every background and experience level! Just 15 minutes from picturesque Madera Canyon, one of the richest wildlife sanctuaries in all of Arizona, our spectacular Green Valley resort is the ideal place to let your birdwatching passion soar.
Home to more than 250 diverse species, Madera Canyon draws spades of curious travelers (both human and avian) throughout the year. Located in the majestic Santa Rita Mountains, the canyon’s high elevation shelters 15 known species of hummingbirds, a variety of owls and countless other species including painted redstarts, elegant trogons, Montezuma quails, yellow-billed cuckoos, zone-tailed hawks and turkey vultures.
If you’re a night owl, visiting Madera Canyon after dark is an absolute must. Listen closely for lesser nighthawks, rare flammulated and spotted owls and other species that tend to shy away from sunlight. As many seasoned birders know, this incredible exercise delivers an unadulterated sense of serenity and oneness with nature that can be matched by few other pastimes.
For additional information on Arizona’s incredible birding scene, consult the Green Valley Audubon Society or Friends of Madera Canyon. And for an unforgettable stay near premier spots for Arizona birdwatching, book a stay at Green Valley Canoa Ranch Golf Resort.
Check out the Green Valley News feature on the owls nesting at our property or come see them for yourself!