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Photography by Charles W. Melton
Nature Photography

Hummingbird Locations

Two of my favorite locations for viewing and photographing hummingbirds are in the Huachuca Mountains of southeastern Arizona.

Ash Canyon

Located 12 miles south of the city of Sierra Vista along Highway 92, there are several roads leading into the canyon. Ash Canyon Road is used to access the national forest land. However, the most popular birding spot in the canyon is Ash Canyon B&B accessed by Turkey Track Road. This single unit B&B has recorded 15 species of hummingbirds and the yard is open to birders and photographers. A donation of $5 is requested from day visitors. Visitors come not only for the hummingbirds. Many seed and suet feeders, as well as water features, attract a wide variety of birds. More information for Ash Canyon B&B can be found at To view bird images from Ash Canyon click here.

Miller Canyon

Miller Canyon Road is located 9 miles south of the city of Sierra Vista along Highway 92. The two mile long Miller Canyon gravel road traverses through national forest land. General birding is exceptional on the public lands. At the end of the road is a trail head parking area. The trail continues up Miller Canyon along Miller Creek. To view bird images from Miller Canyon click here.

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