Coronado Historic Site
Birding at Coronado Historic Site
Thanks to the lower elevation and proximity of the Rio Grande, we can get many different birds than what you might see a short drive north near Jemez Historic Site.
Coronado Historic Site, with its flat wide-open space perched above the edge of the Rio Grande, is a bird watcher?s dream. Where the desert and mesa meet the Rio Grande and bosque, CHS is a great opportunity to see the diversity of birds that inhabit or seasonally visit the area. Here you will see common city birds like House Finches and Mourning Doves, but also more exotic birds like the Greater Road Runners (our state bird!) on the trails and even a rafter of wild turkeys in our bosque!