This photograph was taken at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Desert Duets: Roadrunner Resources

Informational Books:

Desert Animals by Christy Steele (Steck-Vaughn, 2002)

Lizards for Lunch: A Roadrunner's Tale by Conrad Storad, illustrated by Beth Neely and Don Rantz (Resort Gifts Unlimited, 1999)

Paisano, the Roadrunner by Jennifer Owings Dewey, photographs by Wyman Meinzer (Millbrook Press, 2002)

Roadrunners by Lynn Hassler Kaufman (Rio Nuevo, 2004) - excellent photographs

Roadrunners by Lola M. Schaefer (Heinemann, 2004)

Winging It: A Beginner's Guide to Birds of the Southwest by Catherine Coulter, illustrated by Jennifer Owings Dewey

Fiction Books:

Roadrunner's Dance by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by David Diaz (Hyperion, 2000)


"I Wanna Be a Roadrunner" by Patty Horn: In the Shade of the Saguaro: A Collection of Desert Songs (Two Geckos Publishing, 1996).

Web Sites:

ASDM Sonoran Desert Digital Library for Kids: Search Birds for Roadrunner

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All About Birds: Greater Roadrunner Call

Desert USA: The Ultimate Desert Resource: "The Roadrunner"

Wikipedia: "Roadrunner"

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Launched: February 2008
Updated: 2 July 2011