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Birding Around Portal Town
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Portal Town
Portal Town
Downtown Portal, Arizona

Overview

Portal is the town at the base of the mountains on the east side of the Chiricahua Mountains. The people who live there have a good thing going, and some of them even share it with the rest of us. Walk the main road through town birding the trees and yards, but stay on the public road. Be sure to follow the dirt road beyond the post office, as some homeowners put out seed and nectar, making this a great place to see hummingbirds.

A few yards east of town on Portal Road, the road crosses Cave Creek Wash. The bridge can be a good area to spot desert birds.

Stop to eat at the Portal Store where they have good food and open wifi. The library provides free wifi 24/7. At night, listen for Elf Owls and watch for them on telephone wires.

Link to Portal Town Map.

Portal Town
Portal Store - Cafe and Lodge
Portal Town
Outside seating at the Portal Store
Portal Town
When looking for Elf Owls, watch for Javelina
Portal Town
Javelina at Portal Store
Portal Town
Portal Road
Portal Town
Portal Road
Portal Town
Post Office (right) and Library (left)
Portal Town
Feeders adjacent to the library
Portal Town
Acorn Woodpecker larder tree by library
Portal Town
Acorn Woodpecker larder tree: note acorns in the holes
Portal Town
Yard with feeders past post office
Portal Town
Feeders in yard
Portal Town
Yard with feeders past post office
Portal Town
Yard with feeders past post office
Portal Town
Broad-billed Hummingbird at feeder
Portal Town
Bullock's Oriole at feeder
Portal Town
Yard with feeders past post office
Portal Town
Curve-billed Thrasher at seed feeder
Portal Town
Lazuli Bunting and Curve-billed Thrasher at seed feeder
Portal Town
If you see a Seed Fund jar, be sure to drop a dollar or two.

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