Welcome to Battiste Bed, Breakfast and Birds

About Us

A Birdwatcher 's Bed and Breakfast

We are a well established and affordable B&B located in a world renowned birding location in Southeast Arizona, with personal attention given to each of our guests. Our goal and hope is that we provide our guests with memorable stays. Our home stay is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature in all its glory. We are surrounded by indigenous oaks and mesquite trees. With a photo-blind and many feeders placed in the garden to prove close-up views of the numerous bird species that frequent the yard. 176 bird species has been seen in or from our yard. This number includes our very famous nesting Elf Owl's that make their arrival around mid-March, staying through July each year. Our little Elf Owl's are probably the most photographed Elf Owl's in Arizona. We have been catering to birdwatchers and naturalists for well over 14 years. Birders will delight in the 100's of species found annually in the nearby mountains, desert and riparian areas, all within easy driving distance of our home. We are located minutes away from renowned birding hot spots such as Ash, Carr, Miller and Ramsey Canyons of the Huachuca Mountains. We are the perfect home base for day trips to other birding locations such as the San Pedro River, Patagonia, (with The Nature Conservancy's Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, world famous Rest Stop, and Patagonia Lake State Park), Fort Huachuca's Garden, Scheelite and Huachuca Canyons, Madera and Florida Canyons, in the Santa Rita Mountains, the grass lands of the San Rafael Valley, and Santa Cruz River. Whether you are here for business or pleasure you will feel warm and welcomed. Our return rate of business has been a testament to our success. We are very grateful for the many friendships that have blossomed over the years.

Need help with planning your trip? Photography tips?

We gladly offer local birding expertise as to where and when to see specialty birds. On-site photo-blind for serious and beginning photographers is available free to our B&B guests. There is a fee for all non B&B guests, Call to inquire about rates and availability. Ask about our workshops.

About Your Hosts

Tony and Julie moved to Hereford Arizona from California in 2003, to their present home located in the famed lower Miller Canyon Area in the Huachuca Mountains. Tony has been birding since 1985. Birding and photography is his passion. He has led many field trips over the years for such groups as Southwest Wings, Wings Over Willcox Birding Festivals as well as Napa/ Solano Audobon in California. His passion for birding is contagious. 

Julie's outgoing personality, strong family values, spirituality, and just plain friendliness, helps to create a real comfortable atmosphere for even the most intense and driven birders. 

Guests come as strangers, but leave as friends.