Battiste's Bird Garden

Battiste's Bird Garden

4700 East Robert Smith Lane Hereford, Arizona 85615

Battiste Bed and Breakfast webpage

Tips for Birding

Tony and Julie welcome day visitors to their yard and feeders, which have hosted numerous rarities as well as an excellent selection of local and migrant birds. Lucifer Hummingbird is regular. If you are interested in visiting their feeder station, please call ahead. Please consider a donation to the sugar fund.

Directions to Battiste’s: From the AZ-92 and Fry Boulevard intersection in Sierra Vista: Head south on AZ-92 for 9.7 miles. Turn right (west) onto East Vista Grande Road. Drive for 0.3 miles, then take the 2nd left (south) onto South High Street. Go another .3 mile and take the 2nd right onto East Robert Smith Lane. Your destination will be on the left (south) two houses down this road.

About this Location

Battiste’s Bed, Breakfast, and Birds is located in the famed Miller Canyon area in the Huachuca Mountains. Our homestay is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature in all its glory. We are surrounded by indigenous oaks and mesquite trees. Many feeders have been placed in the garden to provide close-up views of the numerous bird species that frequent the yard. 151 bird species have been seen in or from our yard. This number includes our nesting Elf Owls that make their arrival around mid-March, staying through July each year.

Birders will delight in the 100’s of species found annually in the nearby mountains, desert, and riparian areas, all within easy driving distance of our home. Our home is located minutes away from renowned birding hot spots such as Ash, Carr, Miller, and Ramsey Canyons of the Huachuca Mountains. We are the perfect home base for day trips to other birding locations such as the San Pedro River, Patagonia, (with The Nature Conservancy’s Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, world-famous Rest Stop, and Patagonia Lake State Park), Fort Huachuca’s Garden and Scheelite Canyons, Madera and Florida Canyons in the Santa Rita Mountains, the grasslands of the San Rafael Valley and Santa Cruz River.

Content from Battiste Bed and Breakfast webpage and Tucson Audubon Society website