TRIP BIRDING ETHICS - PLEASE READ
Approach birding with the health and safety of nesting birds and bird populations as your first priority. For more on how to protect birds while birding, see the American Birding Association's statement of birding ethics at www.aba.org/about/ethics.html.
Field trip leaders are in charge of all aspects of the day's birding. You MUST follow their instructions at all times.
IF YOU MUST CANCEL a trip registration, PLEASE contact the leader or trip coordinator ASAP to free up your space!!
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- Southeast Arizona birding sites
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Weekly Walks - No sign up required
Sweetwater Wetlands - Wednesdays
Wake up with the Birds at Agua Caliente Park - Thursdays
Birding Hikes at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve - First Fridays
The Nature Conservancy's Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve is partnering with Tucson Audubon to provide guided birding hikes. These roughly 2 hour hikes, led by the Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds caretaker Larry Morgan are suitable for birders at any level. While there is no special fee for the hike, normal preserve fees will apply. For more information and start time, please see the TNC site.
Mason Center Saturday Morning Birdwalks - Every other weekend October through April
See our calendar to find the next walk
Join Tucson Audubon for an introduction to birdwatching basics and our Mason Center. After brief feeder watching at the Center, stroll through the desert to Arthur Pack Park for a chance at more species! Great for families! Loaner binoculars are available. RSVP no longer required. Call 520-209-1815. Walk begins at 8am, lasts about 2.5 hours, see the Mason Center page for details. Led by Ken Murphy, Jim Gessaman, or Mary Ellen Flynn.
Arivaca Cienega/Buenos Aires NWR - Saturdays, November thru April
Tucson Audubon bird walk at Arivaca Cienega, 8 AM. Meet at the trailhead for a mostly level walk of approximately 2 miles. You can expect to see 30 to 50 species depending on the season. To get there, take I19 to exit 48 at the town of Amado, then southwest on Arivaca Road approximately 25 miles to the well-marked trailhead about ½ mile before the town of Arivaca. For more information call Bob Rolfson at 520-399-2873.
Current Trips - You must sign up online and you will receieve a confirmation email
July 25—Saturday, 7:00 am
Trip Rating: easy. Walking Distance: 0.75 mile. Elevation Gain: none. Ground Conditions: grass.
Himmel Park is a convenient, mid-town park. This is a great place for beginners to familiarize themselves with common suburban and park birds in Tucson. Cooper's Hawks, Lesser Goldfinches, Gila Woodpeckers, Vermilion Flycatchers and many other species are seen here. Seventy-seven species have been seen at the park over the years, so you never know when there will be a surprise. Duration about 2 hours. Sign up for trip.
August 9--Sunday 6:30 AM
It's the time of year for warbler flocks, sometimes sizeable, and a frenzy of feeding before migration. Meet at the Tanque Verde McDonalds at the Catalina Highway and Tanque Verde Road at 6:30 AM. Bring water and sunscreen. You must register online. Please do not attend if you haven't signed up. Back by noon. Sign up for trip.
Saturday September 5—Saturday 6:30 AM
Chiricahuas NEW TRIP
It's been a long time since we've done this trip, but it's time for a targeted search for Mexican Chickadee on the west side of the Chiricahuas. There should be good numbers of mountain transients as well. We'll also check Cochise Lakes for water birds. Meet at I-10 and Houghton (NW corner) at 6:30 AM. Bring water, lunch and sunscreen. You must register online. Please do not attend if you haven't signed up. Back in late afternoon. Sign up for trip starting August 3.