Welcome to our haven in the Huachuca Mountains

Mary Jo, owner of Ash Canyon B&B, with Rube

Mary Jo, owner of Ash Canyon B&B, with Rube

HOURS: Open from dawn to dusk every day except Wednesday, open from noon to dusk.

Our Huachuca Mountain sanctuary in the Madrean Oak Woodland habitat offers great bird and wildlife viewing year-round.  You will find tips for planning your birding trip to the region here.

The Feeding Station:

  • We are located in the Huachuca Mountain Important Bird Area (IBA).
  • Admission: $10 per person per day. October 16 through March 14: $5 per person per day for day visitors.
  • Photography is permitted in the public area.  There is an extra $15 fee for  tripods or monopods used for photography.  See our Photography policy here.
  • Please note: There are no  toilet facilities for day use.
  • Wheel-chair accessible.

Our year-round feeding station and native plant garden is well known for attracting SE Arizona specialty birds, in particular the dazzling Lucifer Hummingbird (April 1 to October 1). We are the most reliable and accessible site for this species in the U.S.  Also frequently seen are Montezuma Quail, which are seen year-round at this location.

Consistent daily maintenance and careful attention to the needs of birds affords astonishingly close-up views of  many of the Huachuca Mountain bird specialties people come to Southeastern Arizona to see.

We are a designated birding hot-spot on e-Bird and on the Southeastern Arizona Birding Trail Map (#32).

While we’re famous for our hummingbirds of many species, there’s always so much more to see. Spring and summer bring vibrant splashes of color, with Black-headed and Blue Grosbeaks, Hooded, Bullock’s and Scott’s Orioles, and Summer and Hepatic Tanagers all crowding the feeders. But the birding in the yard is great year-round, with a host of exciting migrants, such as Lazuli Bunting and Western Tanager, wintering kinglets, warblers and sparrows, and always a wide range of classic resident Arizona birds, including Bridled Titmouse, Arizona Woodpecker and Canyon Towhee. Most exciting of all, Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary attracts major rarities on occasion, which have included the likes of Plain-capped Starthroat and Yellow Grosbeak.

Get more information about the Feeding Station here.

The Photography Area: By reservation only.

This spacious blind is optimal in the morning light. It can accommodate two photographers with tripods, or three people with no tripods. The area immediately around the blind is cordoned off from the public area.  Its use is included in the photography fees below.  The dedicated photography area contains many natural perches and a circulating water feature, in a natural background of trees and flowers.  It is supplied daily with various kinds of bird food, all hidden from your lens. 

Please note: People renting the photography area may use the toilet facilities in the Casita. You may use tripods within the blind for no additional cost.  After your reserved time, if  but if you wish to use tripods/monopods in the public areas of the yard, there is an additional $15 per tripod or monopod. The yard rules are posted on the entry gate and apply to everyone.

     Pricing:

  • By the day: $100 per person per day, all inclusive. For this price, you get unlimited use of the entire yard with no extra fee for tripods/monopods (yard rules of behavior apply), plus use of the Casita for bathroom and kitchen facilities. For Casita amenities, click here.
  • By the morning: Dawn to noon (up to six hours): $75 per person, plus yard entry fee of $10 per person.
  • By the hour (October 16 to March 14 only): $20/hour per person, plus yard admission ($5 per person per day). 
  • For reservations, call (520) 378-0773 or e-mail info@ashcanyon.com

 The Casita

** I am no longer renting the Casita as a B&B. The Casita is available only for long-term rentals of two or more weeks.**

 See our Photography policy here.