This is a popular birding area, managed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. This Wildlife area is almost 200 acres along the Gila River at the confluence with the Salt River, just north of Phoenix International Raceway.
The Department describes B&M as containing ‘riparian vegetation assemblages of cottonwood, willow (Salix sp.), salt cedar (Tamarix sp.), seep willow and desert broom (Baccharis sp.) and mesquite (Prosopis sp.) and many other herbaceous and woody species. Many riparian obligate wildlife species inhabit the area including several sensitive species.’