Seasonal Resident: Rufous Hummingbird
Birds are a real draw to the Gila National Forest and Silver City area. The natural habitat on the Lodge grounds is home to many resident and migrant bird species. Walk the grounds or sit by the pond with binoculars and see many of them all through the year.
To name a few, we have four species of Jay, Swainson's Hawk, Black Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk and Golden Eagle possible, several species of woodpecker, and in migration many warblers, vireos, hummingbirds and flycatchers.
The Silver City area has many types of habitat - plant life and elevation - supporting a wide range of bird and animal life.
[ Southwest New Mexico Audubon Society ]