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Phototrap The Ultimate Photographic Trigger System  Amado, AZ   Tel. 520.444.6649


The Pond At Elephant Head
The Pond at Elephant Head is a great place to photograph birds, mammals, butterflies, bats, and other insects and reptiles. 
Near to the world-renowned Madera Canyon just south of Tucson Arizona, The Pond at Elephant Head offers a  fenced location to ensure the privacy and security of your stay. The Pond offers many great perches, native plants, shrubs, rocks, and moveable nature props.  Ground level blinds are located by the 8’ x 16’ pond and placed for morning and evening photography. These permanent blinds are three feet below ground and three feet above ground.  Removable camouflage netting is on top and over the window openings.  These blinds are 5’ x 5’ inside with a chair and easy ladder access.  Moveable camouflage blinds are also available. 
A restroom, refrigerator, microwave, coffeepot, and bottled water
are supplied to make your visit to The Pond enjoyable and comfortable
when you want to relax under the 600 square foot covered area

Wildlife List

*There is no guarantee you will see any of the Wildlife List at any given time.

*There is no guarantee you will see any of the Wildlife List at any given time.

Hummingbirds

Birds

Mammals

Broadbill

Hooded Oriole

Black Tailed Jackrabbit

Anna’s

Bullock’s Oriole

White Tailed Jackrabbit

Black-Chinned

Pyrrhuloxia

Antelope Squirrel

Rufous

Greater Road Runner

Coyote

 

Cooper’s Hawk

Kangaroo Rat

 

Red-Tailed Hawk

Cottontail Rabbit

 

Lesser Goldfinch

 

 

American Goldfinch

 

 

House Finch

 

 

Brewer’s Blackbird

 

 

Phainopepla

 

 

Ladderback Woodpecker

 

 

Gila Woodpecker

Butterflies

Bats

Mourning Dove

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pallid Bat

Inca Dove

Hairstreak

Mexican Long Nosed Bat

Whitewing Dove

Sulfur

Lesser Long Tongued Bat

Verdin

Gulf Fritillary

Big Brown Bat

Mockingbird

Viceroy

 

Cactus Wren

Skippers

 

Western Kingbird

Miscellaneous

 

Vermillion Flycatcher

 

 

Ravens

 

Reptiles

Northern Cardinal

 

Colorado River Toads

Gamble’s Quail

 

Diamondback Rattlesnake

Turkey Vultures

 

Horned Lizards

Canyon Towhee

 

 

Green Tailed Towhee

 

 

Rufous Crown Sparrow

 

 

Brewers Sparrow

 

 

White Crown Sparrow

 

 

Says Phoebee

 

 

 

 

This is a fee area …by Reservations Only

 

PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS

 

Limited to no more than two photographers.

One Family Member/Assistant Can Be Included.

One Photographer                   $65.00

Half-Day

                                $100.00 All Day/Each   

Two Photographers                 $65.00

Half-Day Day/Each

                                 $90.00  All Day/Each

Butterfly Photography

Please call for group rates.

Photography Guides

Please call for group rates.

Bat Photography

Please call for group rates.

Workshop Operators

Please call for group rates.

 

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

 

One RV Hookup Available

Sewer, water, electricity            $28.00 per Day

Private detached Guesthouse with Patio

Bunk Bed (double/single) ,shower, toilet, sink, air, small refrigerator and microwave.

                                                 $45.00 Per Night

                                                 $65.00/Two People

 

 

RESERVATIONS

 

 

RESERVATIONS:  520.444.6649

 

South on I-19 from Tucson. Approx. 35 Miles.

One exit South of Madera Canyon exit.

Exit 56 - Canoa Road

Turn left under freeway.

Turn right at stop sign on East Frontage Road.

Go 2-½ miles South on Frontage Road.

Turn left on Elephant Head Road.

Go 2 miles till road ends - turn sharp left.

Drive approximately ½ mile and continue thru S curve. Veer left through S curve.

Take next right turn - Dove Way. Approx. ½ mile.

Go 1 mile till pavement turns to dirt road.

First left driveway after road turns to dirt road.

1500 W Dove Way, Amado, Arizona 85645

 

 IMPORTANT

DO NOT FOLLOW MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS - THEY ARE WRONG!!

THE ROADS THEY ARE USING ARE NO LONGER ACCESSIBLE.