The San Pedro River emerges from just south of Sierra Vista, AZ and flows north for approximately 150 miles where it meets the Gila River. The only river left undammed in the Southwest, it is a major conservation corridor and home to hundreds of species of native and migratory birds and many diverse kinds of wildlife such as beaver and coati. Following are stories of life along this river and the effort to save it. Some of these articles are courtesy of the Friends of the San Pedro River. Please consider joining the conservation effort. If Birdwatching is your interest, please visit our 10 Best Birding Hotspots in Southern Arizona!
In addition to birdwatching, there are several places within the SPRNCA worth visiting. Fairbank is a ghost town on the San Pedro River about 10 miles west of Tombstone.The Murray Springs Clovis Site is where Paleo-Indians camped while hunting large mammals. Not far is a Mammoth-Kill site where these Stone Age people killed and butchered, not only mammoths, but also camels, tapirs, bison, and bear. This they excelled at despite themselves being hunted by such monsters as Sabre-Tooth Tigers.
Below is a list of other San Pedro River stories that might interest you.
- Summer on the San Pedro River
- Plants of the San Pedro River and the Borderlands
- Arthropods of the SPRNCA
- The Diminishing San Pedro River
- Our River of Life: San Pedro River Video
- The Creosote or Greasewood: Good for What Ails You!
- The Return of the Beaver to the San Pedro River
- Reintroducing the Beaver to the San Pedro River
- Cottonwoods: The Largest Trees in Arizona
- Javelina of the San Pedro River
- Saving the San Pedro River
- Beaver Scenes from the San Pedro River
- Green Kingfisher Sighting on the San Pedro River
- Birds of the San Pedro River Region
- A Day At The San Pedro River
- Our Lady Of The Sierras
- Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast
- San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area: Photos by Francie Hills
- Guided Hike to Charleston Ruins
- Fairbank AZ: Ghost Town
- Coati of the San Pedro River
- A Video History of the San Pedro River Area
- Reptiles of the San Pedro River