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Patagonia Area Birding
Elegant Trogon

Description

Patagonia Lake is fringed with brush thickets and cattails and is located adjacent to a natural area. The developed areas can be noisy, but shoreline trails run through various habitat types (desert scrub, mesquite thickets, and cattail marsh) and lead to good areas for finding desert scrub, riparian, and waterfowl species. Hummingbirds are common at campground feeders. Northern Beardless-Tyrannulets are said to be fairly common in the mesquite thickets. The Sonoita Creek State Natural Area is a pristine area adjacent to the Park with 5,000 acres of cottonwoods, willows, sycamores, and mesquites. Watch for nesting Gray Hawks and Zone-tailed Hawks during spring and summer.

Patagonia Lake State Park

Location

Patagonia Lake State Park is located off Hwy 82, 7 miles west of Patagonia. The Park is on the north side of the highway. Watch for signs, then drive about 3 miles on the access road to the main gate. Link to Maps.

Hours

Gates are locked between 10 PM and 4 AM.

Patagonia Lake State Park

Fees

The State Park charges an entrance fee of $7.00 per car; they also give 1-hour birding tours on a pontoon boat for $3.00 per person.

For More Information

Patagonia Lake State Park & Sonoita Creek Natural Area. Visit the Patagonia Lake State Park website. For tour reservations or more information, call the visitor center at 520-287-2791.

Patagonia Lake State Park Patagonia Lake
Patagonia Area Birding
Black-capped Gnatcatcher
Patagonia Area Birding
Elegant Trogon
Patagonia Area Birding
Patagonia Lake (view W)
Patagonia Area Birding
Patagonia Lake with Common Mergansers and ducks
Patagonia Area Birding
Double-crested Cormorant
Patagonia Area Birding
Sonoita Creek feeds the lake
Patagonia Area Birding
Pipevine Swallowtail on yellow flowers
Patagonia Area Birding
Cinnamon Teal in flooded woodland
Patagonia Area Birding
Patagonia Lake State Park Campground
Patagonia Area Birding
Patagonia Lake State Park Campground
Patagonia Area Birding
Patagonia Lake State Park Campground; Liz cooking dinner at sunset
Patagonia Area Birding
Patagonia Lake State Park Campground; Heavy rains soaked us
Patagonia Lake State Park
Sonoita Creek Natural Area below the lake
Patagonia Lake State Park
Sonoita Creek Natural Area below the lake
Patagonia Lake
Mexican Mallards in Sonoita Creek Natural Area
Patagonia Lake
Sonoita Creek Natural Area
Patagonia Lake
Sonoita Creek Natural Area
Patagonia Lake
Sonoita Creek Natural Area
Patagonia Lake
Sonoita Creek Natural Area
Patagonia Lake
Sonoita Creek Natural Area
Patagonia Lake
Sonoita Creek Natural Area
Patagonia Lake
Sonoita Creek Natural Area

Happy birding! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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