Kachina Wetlands Preserve
Want to find a place with high diversity of both wetland and upland birds along with a stunning view of the San Francisco Peaks? Located 10 minutes south of Flagstaff is this “global hotspot” which is one of the most birded spots within NAAS's boundaries. It is also the top eBird hotspot in Coconino County, which is saying a lot because it's the third largest county in America. World-class Flagstaff birders have found 247 species and are often rewarded with rare birds; such as, American and Least Bittern, Sabine's Gull, Greater White-fronted Goose, Short-billed Dowitcher and many more.
NAAS Sanctuary Steward, Christina Vojta, works closely with Kachina Village Improvement District (KVID) and several local organizations to remove invasive weeds and replace native vegetation; a goal that will take many years but which will gradually transform Kachina Wetlands into a showpiece of native plant diversity consisting of permanent wetlands and highly diverse uplands of native shrubs and grasses.