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New Mexico Cabin Rentals at Double E Ranch
Bird Watching in Southwest New Mexico at New Mexico Cabin Rentals on Double E Ranch Near Silver City NM

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Where do I go?
Using New Mexico Cabin Rentals as your home base, Grant County in southwest New Mexico offers a half dozen major bird watching habitat types for birds and birders to enjoy.

San Hill Cranes Near New Mexico Cabin Rentals
Sand Hill Cranes Migrate Near Gila River

From mountain spruce and pine above 7000 feet to Sonoran desert, the county offers an incredible range of habitat and bird species. For a great summary of birding sites in each riparian area, visit the Southwest New Mexico Audubon Society's locales page.

Bear Creek at the Double E Ranch
Bird Watching Bear Creek meanders through nearly 2 miles of Doubl E Ranch private land and is home to hundreds of migratory and indiginous birds. Giant cottonwood and sycamore trees, piñon, juniper and live oak trees provide the perfect habitat! Let us know what you see!
A wide array of bird fauna is found on the Gila National Forest.

Approximately 339 bird species have been sighted. Of these, 166 species are known to breed on the forest, 114 are more-or-less regular non-breeders, and 57 are considered to be casual or accidental. The numerous species of birds found is largely related to the diverse ecological habitat found on the Gila and location on a migratory flight path.

In the forest, vegetation types range from spruce/fir forest high in the Mogollon Mountains to desert scrub and remnant grassland in the lower Burro Mountains. Small expanses of grassland are scattered in the higher ranges.

Birding in the Gila Region
Greater Road Runner at Double E Ranch

 

Generally, ponderosa pine is the dominant species at elevations between 6,000 and 7,000 feet. Somewhat higher, and in many canyons, is a mixed conifer forest typically dominated by Douglas-fir, often with Gambel's oak.

Woodlands of pinion pine, juniper and oak, in varying combinations, are present on drier sites throughout the forest.

Riparian areas support rich deciduous or coniferous woodland and, locally, small areas of marsh or other open habitats. This great ecological diversity provides for a remarkably varied fauna.

Other birding opportunities include:

Gila River Bird Habitat Area
Good riparian birding may be found among the riparian woods and hillside scrub that follows the Gila River, the largest river in New Mexico. This bird habitat is located northwest of Silver City NM on US 180, near Cliff Hwy 293 as well as along Bill Evans

Gamble's Quail
Gambel's Quali at Double E Ranch

Lake Road. These bird habitat areas are a short 20 minute drive from your cabin when you vacation at New Mexico Cabin Rentals at Double E Ranch.

Cherry Creek and McMillan Campgrounds
Superb birding is found in the deciduous and coniferous riparian woodland nestled in ponderosa pine forest. Cherry Creek and McMillan are located on NM 15 approx. 15 miles north of Silver City.

Fort Bayard Historic District - Home of the Buffalo Soldiers
Various habitats of riparian, oak, pinon-juniper, ponderosa pine woodland and grassland areas provide diverse habitats for many bird species. Follow US 180 to St. Clara and turn onto the Fort Bayard Medical Center access road. Pass the hospital complex by taking the right fork. Follow Forest Road 536 to the Fort Bayard Administrative Site Trailhead. Parking is 1/10 mile west of the junction of forest Roads 536 and 929.

 

 

Updated: February 2018

 

 

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