Tucson Audubon wants to bring birding to the masses by encouraging people to start birding walks in the urban area. The idea is to reach out to beginners and families in local communities around Tucson, and all trips are free. We hope to expand this program to other urban locations as well. To start an urban bird walk near your neighborhood, or to volunteer to lead an urban bird walk, contact Kendall Kroesen, 971-2385.
Some of these are seasonal - please call to check availability
"Wake up with the Birds" Thursdays
Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation offers guided bird walks especially for beginning bird watchers. Binoculars will be available for use during the walk. Location: Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Free. For meeting time and more information, call 615-7855.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – birdwalks every day (7:30, May – September, & 8:30 a.m., October – April). Meet at museum entrance. Call 883-2702. Free with admission.
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge – open 24 hours. For refuge info call 823 4251x116.
Arivaca Cienega - Saturdays at 8:00am Fall and winter only
Join Tucson Audubon for a bird walk at Arivaca Cienega in Buenos Aires NWR every Saturday at 8:00am November through April, whatever the weather, meet at the Arivaca Cienega trailhead. We will walk approximately 2 miles of mostly flat trail. You can expect to see between 30-55 species, depending on the season.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum – Open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily (except Dec. 25). Bird sightings are posted at http://ag.arizona.edu/BTA/events/birdwalks.html. 689-2811.
Catalina State Park – 5 a.m. - 10 p.m, Fee. Fall/winter birding walks on Fridays at 8-10 a.m. at the first picnic area past the entrance. Call 628-5798 for more information.
Honeybee Canyon Park
Mason Center Saturday Morning Birdwalks
Oracle State Park - Saturdays 8:15AM
Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve – open 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. October 1 – March 31. (Closed Mon. & Tues.) Donation Required. 394-2400.
Ramsey Canyon Preserve – open every day 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. $5.00 general admission; kids 16 and under free. 378-2785.
Sabino Canyon in Coronado National Forest – birding and nature hikes. Parking fee. Call 749-8700.
Saguaro National Park – Call 733-5153 (East) and 733-5158 (West) for schedules of bird and nature walks.
Sam Lena Park and the Ed Pastor Kino Ecological Restoration Project
"Urban Bird Walk"
This walk is no longer happening. Want to get it going again? Contact Kendall Kroesen for possibilities, 206-9900 (office), or 971-2385 (cell).
Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory – hawk and crane tours on Saturdays and Sundays, fee. 432-1388.
Tohono Chul Park – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Birding walks at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, YEAR ROUND! Entrance fee. 575-8468.
Tucson Botanical Gardens – 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Entrance fee. 326-9686.
Tucson Mountain Park