Bird Watching

The Alpine area has a varied landscape – mountain meadows, streams, lakes, & forest, therefore our bird species, both resident and migrant, are very diverse. For information on our best bird watching locations & what birds you might find there, click here.

An Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest bird list is available online.

Luna Lake has a nesting pair of Bald Eagles. You can sometimes see the eagles fishing in the lake or soaring in the sky. Other fishing raptors include the Osprey. Hummingbirds migrate through this area every spring and summer & depart in the fall. Locally we have 5 species, Broad-tailed, Black-chinned, Rufous, Calliope, and Magnificent. Alpine is located along the Rocky Mountain Flyway. A Hummingbird banding demonstration is offered at Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area at the end of July. It’s a must-see if you’re interested in getting to know more about these fascinating birds.

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