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What are my Bird Watching options?
Using New Mexico Cabin Rentals as your home base, Grant County New Mexico offers many major bird watching habitat types for birds and birders to enjoy!

From rugged flat desert to high mountain spruce and pine above 7000 feet, Grant 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 Along Bear Creek - Bear Creek meanders calmly through nearly 2 miles of Double E Ranch 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 in the region of the Gila National Forest.

Approximately 339 bird species have been sighted during various seasons of the year. Flight path and our diverse habitat make for the perfect birding location!

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

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 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:September 2018

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