WINTER SEASON [go to FALL]

The bird population changes with the seasons. Many species make the Chihuahuan desert their winter home (the Portal Christmas Bird Count averages about 140 species). Common winter visitors to Quailway Cottage include White-crowned, Brewer’s and Vesper Sparrows; Western Meadowlark; Cooper’s and Red-tailed Hawks, Northern Harrier and Peregrine Falcon; Pine Siskin and Lesser Goldfinch.

WINTER SEASON | MIGRATION SEASON | BREEDING SEASON