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Willcox Playa & Apache Wildlife at Arizona
Willcox Playa & Apache Wildlife
Willcox, Arizona, 85643
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Willcox Playa Wildlife Area

If you're into birds, you'll be into Willcox Playa Wildlife Area. Every winter, hundreds of species of birds make their way to this 595-acre wildlife habitat. It's an ideal spot for bird watching and photography. Hunting is permitted as well but it's a limited season. Mammals also roam throughout this ancient lakebed, including mule deer and javelina. Even amphibians and reptiles, such as western green toads and Mexican hog-nosed snakes, can be spotted.


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Entrance is free

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Open 24/7

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Wings Over Willcox


  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Photography
  • Hunting


  • What kinds of birds will I see at Willcox Playa Wildlife Area?

    There is quite an array of aviary creatures that make an annual appearance. They include shorebirds, migratory waterfowl, songbirds, Swainson’s hawk, black-necked stilts, and sandhill cranes.
  • Are motorized vehicles permitted?

    Yes, you most certainly can ride a motorized vehicle at Willcox Playa Wildlife Area. However, this mode of transportation is only allowed on designated roads and trails or in designated areas.

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