To increase birders' enjoyment of these riches, Tucson Audubon Society and Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation have joined together to create the Moving to Mastery class and Specialty Workshops.
Whether you are new to birding or an experienced birder, we have a class designed for you!
Backyard Birding & Beyond (beginning course)
Learn why southeastern Arizona is such a great place for birds and why birdwatching is so darn much fun. The course is designed for beginners and will address how to separate birds out by habitat, seasonal occurrence, and behavior. Learn about field marks, vocalizations, binoculars and field guides and etiquette in the field.
Birding by Habitat (beginning course)
Southeastern Arizona offers such excellent birding opportunities in part because of its variety of habitats: desert, sky islands and riparian. Come experience the fun of birding in different natural environments with instructor Lynn Hassler.
Moving to Mastery: Experiencing Southeast Arizona Birds (intermediate course)
Intended for adult birders with some experience and skills, this fall course meets over a period of five weeks. Five classroom lectures and four field trips introduce students to understanding bird topography, getting started in flight and voice identification, birding by habitat, and developing strategies for use with difficult species groups.
Specialty Workshops (advanced beginner/intermediate)
As part of the Lifelong Birding Series and in addition to the Moving to Mastery Class, we are pleased to offer advanced Specialty Workshops, which focus on identification details for specific groups, such as warblers, flycatchers, sparrows, and raptors.See the details