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About Tucson Audubon – Quick Facts

Tucson Audubon inspires people to enjoy and protect birds through recreation, education, conservation, and restoration of the environment upon which we all depend.

We work for a future in which the people of southeast Arizona are connected to their natural world through birds, and they protect and use our natural resources in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Founded in 1949, Tucson Audubon is southeast Arizona’s leading non-profit engaging people in the conservation of birds and their habitats. We involve people through recreational birding, extend their horizons through education activities, and engage them in conservation actions from planting trees and counting birds, to working with local, state, and national policy makers. We are a Founding Member of the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection.

Some History


Our first logo

In 1949 at Tucson High School, 25 people held the first meeting of what would become the Tucson Audubon Society. That dedicated group of people soon grew to 60, and membership benefits expanded from intermittent meetings to monthly program meetings and field trips, the rare bird alert, book signings and eventually two Nature Shops. In 1959, a committee drew up the Tucson Audubon Society constitution and by-laws, and in 1964, Tucson Audubon became a chapter of National Audubon Society.


A later version

Publications such as the Vermilion Flycatcher newsletter, bird checklists and, of course, Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona soon followed. Tucson Audubon became the authority in land conservation with our renowned Restoration and Important Bird Areas programs, and was a major influence in the protection of Tucson Mountain Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Cabeza Prieta Game Range, Empire Ranch, Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, and Ironwood National Monument. Tucson Audubon established itself as the leader in environmental education with the inception of the Institute of Desert Ecology, Girl and Boy Scout programs, adult workshops, family institutes and a speaker’s bureau.

Tucson Audubon is a fully independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Tucson Audubon’s 2015 Annual Report


Our Locations

Tucson Audubon Society
Offices and Nature Shop
300 E University Blvd, #120
Tucson, AZ 85705
520 629-0510Google MAP
(See parking map)
Mason Center
3835 W. Hardy
Tucson, AZ 85742Google MAP
(See parking map)
Agua Caliente Park
Nature Shop
12325 E Roger Rd
Tucson, AZ
520 760-7881Google MAPNature Shop space generously
provided by Pima County Natural
Resources, Parks & Recreation
Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624Google MAP

Membership in Tucson Audubon



Tucson Audubon has a variety of ways for you to get involved. See our volunteer page.

Birding Question?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions About Birds. NEW to birding? Learn how to get started now and Meet Your Tucson Birds! Also a variety of Birding pages have a wealth of Tucson birding info.
Still stuck? Email our Nature Shop with your tough questions.

Nature Shops

Online Shop – Shop now!

Main Nature Shop
300 E University Blvd, #120
Tucson AZ 85705 (520) 629-0510
Email: Nature Shop

Tucson Audubon Library

Agua Caliente Nature Shop
12325 E Roger Rd. at Agua Caliente Park
(520) 760-7881
Email: ACP Nature Shop
Nature Shop space generously provided by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation

Programs and Events

Upcoming Events | Event Calendar

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival – August 2017

E-newsletters – Subscribe to one or all of our updates to keep abreast of Tucson Audubon news and events.

Living with Nature Monthly Program
Tucson Audubon has monthly programs fall through spring in Tucson, Green Valley and Oro Valley.


Habitat at Home – Landscape recognition program
Create safe and sustainable bird and wildlife habitat in your own yard–step by step. Habitat at Home honors and celebrates homes that have reached increasingly valuable levels of habitat success as models for their neighborhood. Sign up today!

Arizona Important Bird Areas Program
Active, field-oriented, community-engaged, science-based and conservation-focused program to benefit Arizona’s bird populations of greatest conservation concern.

Habitat Restoration Program
Tucson Audubon’s restoration focus is on riparian areas. Ninety-five percent of the riparian habitat in southeast Arizona has been lost in the last 100 years. A large number of bird species that are on the Audubon Watchlist (of vulnerable bird species) are ones that depend on riparian areas.

Publications and Online Resources


Current employment opportunities at Tucson Audubon

Staff Contact Information

Contact the Executive Director’s office at:
Executive Director
Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd, #120
Tucson AZ 85705
(520) 629-0510


Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447