Finding Chihuahuan Meadowlark in SE Arizona

Chihuahuan Meadowlark Status in SE Arizona

Fairly common resident.

Best Time of Year to Find Chihuahuan Meadowlark

Year round.

Chihuahuan Meadowlark Status in USA

Found in suitable habitat in Arizona, New Mexico, West Texas, Colorado and into neighboring states a little.

Chihuahuan Meadowlark Habitat

Fairly easy to find in pure grassland, mesquite grassland, and agricultural field edges.

Chihuahuan Meadowlark Range

Throughout SE Arizona, in suitable habitat.

Chihuahuan Meadowlark Range map from eBird

Specific Sites for Chihuahuan Meadowlark

The most obvious places to look for Chihuahuan Meadowlark is the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, east of Sonoita, the San Rafael Valley, south of Patagonia, the Sulphur Springs Valley, and grassland around the foothills of the Atascosa, Patagonia, and Huachuca Mountains.

Tips for Finding Chihuahuan Meadowlark

Slowly drive the roads through grassland habitat, scanning fences and mesquites for perched birds, and  watching for the distinctive tail pattern as birds are flushed up from the roadside. Seeing them flush from close range offers good views of the tail pattern, especially when the birds spread their tails just before landing, so keep them in your binoculars for as long as possible to get that view. You can also listen for their distinctive calls and song, and locate them that way.

Chihuahuan Meadowlark Photos

Page updated: July 2023. All photos copyright © Richard P Fray, unless stated