One of the most likely wildlife encounters one can expect while visiting or hiking in Sedona will be with the javelina, also known as the collared peccary. They are ubiquitous in red rock country, and if you see one, there are most likely five, six or more close by. Beware if there are javelina mothers with babies!
Sedona Wildlife and Natural History
Animals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Insects, and Plants of Sedona and the Verde Valley
Learn all about wildlife, including birds, trees, plants, and flowers, common to Sedona and the surrounding area. The natural history of the Sedona and the Verde Valley is unique, with the riparian green-belt of Oak Creek attracting a surprising diversity of animals and birds.
Sedona Arizona Nature & Wildlife: first porcelain ornament in planned series of Sedona birds and animals painted by Gateway To Sedona's founder, Victoria Oldham. Original watercolor painting of a male northern cardinal adapted to fire on white porcelain with ribbon to hang. See our article on the northern cardinal in Sedona, Arizona.
- Diameter: 2.87"
- Thickness: 0.156"
- Weight: 1.4 oz.
- Made of white porcelain
What lives in and around Sedona and Northern Arizona, can leap 15 feet into the air, then dash away at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour? It's the black-tailed jackrabbit, actually a hare, not a rabbit, with major differences such as babies born with a full coat of fur and eyes open, ready to go.
Least chipmunks are super cute and fun to watch. They forage around Sedona backyard birdfeeders, stuff their cheeks full, make a really funny face, and scurry off. Then they reappear a few moments later for more!
Arizona is the state with the second most hummingbird species in the U.S. Those who maintain hummingbird feeders in Sedona are amply rewarded with dawn to dusk visits by these tiny, jewel-like birds. They compete fiercely for a spot on the feeder, buzzing back and forth, constantly scolding each other, then giving in for a long sip of sugar water.
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