River Cottonwood & Willow Grove: 1988-2002
This is a comprehensive list of birds seen in this area from 1988 to the
present. Dave Taylor has been the major recorder and observer,
having spent many hours here. I started making a few visits here
in 2001, and during the spring of 2002 I was joined by Jeff Coker and
Suzanne Detwiler. As long as water continues to flow through this
area, we'll continue to find more and more birds.
This location can be reached from Yuma by driving east
on Hwy 95 to Ave 7E. Turn north on Ave 7E and drive about 1.6
miles to the Gila River. Drive across the bridge and immediately
turn right on the levee road. Drive east 1.4 miles to the
grove. A trail drops down off the south side of the levee and
wanders through the grove. (See the map and site description at: Gila
Good birds are highlighted in Dark Red.