In addition to over 200 species of birds, the Huachuca Mountains are home to a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, and invertebrates. Frequent daytime visitors to the feeding station include Arizona Gray Squirrel, Rock Squirrel, Coues’s White-tailed Deer, and Javelina or Collared Peccary. Black Bear, Gray Fox, Common Raccoon, Ringtail, and at least three species of skunks are mainly nocturnal, rarely appearing during daylight hours. Reptiles of the area include Clark’s Spiny Lizard, Sonoran Gopher Snake, Arizona Mountain Kingsnake, and Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. The gardens and water features attract a wide variety of butterflies, including Arizona Sister, Gulf Fritillary, Texan Crescent, Theona Checkerspot, Elada Checkerspot, Pipevine Swallowtail, Two-tailed Swallowtail, Marine Blue, Ceraunus Blue, Reakirt’s Blue, Lupine Blue, Cloudless Sulphur, Mexican Yellow, Tailed Orange, White-angled Sulphur, Dull Firetip, Nysa Roadside-Skipper, and Acacia Skipper.

An American Black Bear captured on our infrared wildlife camera.