Flagstaff and Northern Arizona Wildlife - Discover Flagstaff (2023)

Flagstaff is home to many wild characters, but some of the most interesting ones are out in the mountains, forests, and lakes that surround this area.

Northern Arizona’s diverse terrain makes it ideal for a wide variety of wildlife. While you’re out on the hundreds of trails in and around Flagstaff, don’t be surprised if you encounter elk, mule deer or coyotes. When hiking in the backcountry, you might be lucky enough to spot a porcupine, badger, pronghorn, black bear or mountain lion. Those that prefer their wildlife sightings in the air will delight in the birdwatching opportunities, with bald eagles, northern goshawks, Mexican spotted owls, Peregrine falcons, wild turkeys and several species of neotropical migratory birds making their way through Flagstaff. For optimal wildlife watching, remember to stick to the sidelines and let the animals be themselves. For information on the watchable wildlife of northern Arizona, visit the Arizona Fish and Game Department at azgfd.gov.


Did you know wildlife viewing contributes on average more than$1.4 billion annually to Arizona andits communities? Wildlife viewing also helps conservation efforts by heightening public awareness ofthe value of wildlife and habitat as irreplaceable assets. Thank you for your support of wildlife viewing and its unforgettable impact on both Arizona and its citizens. To access more wildlife viewing activities, including photography tours, events, online lectures and live wildlife cams, go to azgfd.com.wildlife/viewing!


Listen in tothe most detailed and comprehensive information on wildlifewatching in the Flagstaff area. Over the last 7-8 years Diane Hope and herco-script writer and narrator Rose Houk havemade a series of guides with detailed information on wildlife watching. The guides go into detail on over 20 sites in and around town including: Francis Short Pond, Picture Canyon, Mount Elden trails, Mormon Lake loop drive and Raymond Wildlife Area. azwatchwildlife.com/audio-guides

Mother Road Brewing Co. Partners with Arizona Game and Fish Department on Conserve and Protect Golden Ale

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Conserve and Protect Golden Ale will be donated to AZGFD to support its critical on-the-ground conservation work.

Donations raised from the first round have gone to support two important wildlife conservation projects in Arizona: surveying Sonoran desert tortoises and endangered Mount Graham red squirrels. Read more:https://www.brewbound.com/news...

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