From Javelina to Mule Deer and everything in between
Southern Arizona is located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert features plants and wildlife not found in other desert environments across the world. The beauty of the desert is complemented by the surrounding mountain ranges, and the two combine to produce some of the most beautiful sunrise and sunset vistas to be found anywhere. The iconic saguaro cactus is a stunning example of a plant unique to the Sonoran Desert, and they populate the desert as far as the eye can see. Spring wild flower blooms can be wonderful if we get winter rains. Wildlife is abundant throughout Tucson, and SaddleBrooke is home to many species of birds and animals. The green areas and landscaping provided by the golf courses provide ideal homes for the wildlife. Quail, dove, roadrunners, cactus Wren, vermillion flycatchers, pyrrhuloxia, hawks and owls are just a few of our prominent bird species. On the ground, deer, javelina and rabbits abound along with coyotes and bobcats. Mountain lion and bear sightings are rare, but they do live in the mountains above SaddleBrooke. Wildlife viewing is a favorite pastime and most often you can do it from the comfort of your own yard. The abundance of wildlife is an amazing part of life in SaddleBrooke.