Birds Benefit Business Alliance Members
These are businesses (organized by type of service) that support Tucson Audubon as partners in our efforts to serve the community through conservation, education, and recreational programs.
If you are interested in making your business or organization a Birds Benefit Business Alliance Member of Tucson Audubon, fill out an application or contact Diana Rosenblum, (520) 629-0510, ext. 7002.
Arizona Birder Casitas
Green Valley, AZ
Arizona Birder Casitas offers affordable lodging for birders vacationing in Southeast Arizona. Its location in Green Valley, just south of Tucson, is convenient to Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains, one of the region’s most popular birding and hiking areas. Our fully-furnished, one-bedroom condo offers a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and community pool. Visit in any season and rent our casita by the week or month. The quiet community is age-restricted, so one renter must be 55 or older. Go on Tucson Audubon’s free field trips or head out on your own. There are so many things to do in the area that you’ll want to return year after year. Caution: After a few vacations, you’ll be moving here, as we did in 2009 (from New Hampshire). Please consider staying at our birder-friendly casita when you plan your trip to Tucson! ~Your hosts, John Munier and Dorothy Fitch
Bed and Bagels of Tucson
10402 E Glenn St, Tucson, AZ 85749
Bed and Bagels is a pet-friendly bed and breakfast your whole family will enjoy. Lovingly run by psychologist and Alzheimer researcher Sharon Arkin, it reflects her passion for international travel, good food, the out-of-doors, art collecting, and making new friends.
Quailway Cottage lies in the Chihuahuan Desert between the Chiricahua Mountains on the west and the Peloncillo range on the east. The Cottage is located five miles from the famed Cave Creek Canyon, summer home of the Elegant Trogon and many other species of birds found only in southeastern Arizona and adjacent New Mexico.
Located in the heart of Madera Canyon, in the beautiful Coronado National Forest, we invite you to visit for world-renowned bird watching, a rejuvenating hike or a quiet get-away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Just a short 13 miles southeast of Green Valley, Arizona, at an elevation of 5,000 feet, the Lodge is more than 10 degrees cooler than Tucson on any given day—a treasured getaway that attracts visitors year after year. Join us and experience all that Madera Canyon has to offer.
The Adventure Birding Company offers bird watching and nature tours year-round in Southeastern Arizona and to select destinations worldwide. Our goal is to make each outing an exciting or remarkable experience in its own way – the very definition of “adventure!”
The guides of the Adventure Birding Company are experienced, friendly and fun-loving birders. They know that it’s not just about the birds – having a good time is what birding vacations are all about! They are also well-rounded individuals, always willing to share their knowledge of the area, whether flora and fauna, culture, history, or food & drink. Importantly, Adventure Birding Company is owned and operated by the guides themselves.
Beaumont & Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau
505 Willow Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701
At the intersection of a rich historical heritage and a 21st Century renaissance lies the City of Beaumont. From the romantic appeal of its brick-paved Main Street and vintage lamp posts, to its urban residences, stylish boutiques and trendy restaurants, the city of 118,000-plus has transformed itself into a cultural destination.
From museums and historic sites to a variety of art and performing arts, Beaumont has it all. If you’re looking for things to do with kids or outdoor fun, we have that too!
Brand new to Tubac, Arizona, The Bird House has everything you need for your birding excursion to Madera Canyon. And for the less adventurous bird enthusiasts, there are all sorts of backyard bird feeders, bird baths and seed. We carry premium bird seed with no grain or fillers; Books, guides, binoculars, hats, earrings, gift cards and all things birding; Best quality unique and unusual bird feeders, houses and baths; and bird related art by local artists.
Desert Harrier Birding and Nature Guide
Green Valley, Arizona, United States`
Desert Harrier offers full-, half-, and multi-day personalized bird watching tours throughout southeast Arizona and beyond. Small groups are preferred so that your guide may provide personalized bird watching experience for each.
Rockjumper Birding Tours
PO Box 13972, Cascades 3202
South Africa, Pietermaritzburg, KZN 3202
(USA & Canada toll-free): 1-888-990-5552
Rockjumper Birding Tours was launched during the International Ornithological Congress held in Durban, South Africa in 1998. Since then, their team of highly experienced bird guides have successfully arranged and guided hundreds of birding tours spanning the African and Asian Continents and Madagascar. Over 3,500 species have been recorded in this region during the course of their tours. Rockjumper Birding Tours epitomizes professional bird guides, smaller groups, solid value for the money and a long-established reputation.
Sabrewing Nature Tours
Sabrewing Nature Tours offers set departure tours to incredible birding destinations throughout the US and Central America, custom tours around the world or closer to home, and fundraising tours for nonprofit organizations.
Solipaso Tours/El Pedregal Nature Lodge
Solipaso is a small birding and natural history tour company based in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, owned and operated by David and Jennifer MacKay. They personally research, organize and run all of their tours and specialize in high quality, fun, small group birding and natural history trips throughout Mexico. Some of the locations they run trips to include Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Colima/Jalisc, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Yucatan and Chiapas (coming soon). Beyond the scheduled dates for their various trips, they also specialize in doing custom trips
The MacKays have lived and worked in Mexico for 15 years and enjoy sharing their love and knowledge of the country with their guests. Jennifer and David have a background in active travel with an emphasis in high customer service. Originally from the Bay Area, they migrated to Mexico in search of an alternative lifestyle. They landed in Alamos and began to explore the environs. David is a self taught birder, loves being out in the field and showing people lots of birds, all the while having a good time. His sense of humor makes every day a good day. David has deep knowledge of birds and the culture of regions in which we travel. Jennifer runs the show in Alamos and occasionally gets out into the field. She manages Solipaso trips and is also an accomplished cook (meals at their place in Alamos are a highlight for our guests), yoga teacher and is involved with several charities in Alamos. David and Jennifer have raised their two daughters, Salina and Elly, in Alamos
Solipaso is the birding tour end of their business. They have also recently opened El Pedregal Nature Lodge and Retreat Center. They have five luxury casitas and a central lodge set on 20 acres at the edge of the town of Alamos.
WINGS Birding Tours Worldwide
520 320 9868
WINGS Birding Tours Worldwide – and its U.K. subsidiary, Sunbird Tours – offers more than 100 birdwatching trips each year to destinations in 80 countries spanning six continents. Based in Tucson, WINGS has been at the forefront the industry since 1973. Among our world-renowned birding guides are Jon Dunn, Steve Howell, Paul Lehman, Susan Myers, and Tucson residents Gavin Bieber, Rich Hoyer, Jake Mohlmann, and Will Russell. WINGS leaders are also well qualified and broadly proficient in natural history and other fields. Many of our tours combine birdwatching with other pursuits: art, music, theater, history, and different aspects of natural history. Several tours are aboard cruise ships.
In Tucson, our staff – Matt Brooks, Greg Greene, Erin Olmstead and Sara Pike – organize and manage the array of our small-group and private tours, ensuring efficient logistics, solid value, and above all, a first-rate experience for birders of all levels and interests.
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics
ZEISS has spent over a century developing leading-edge nature observation binoculars and nature observation spotting scopes, giving nature lovers the opportunity to experience unique moments of nature in all its detail and all its forms.
Hunts Photo and Video
Three generations of Farber family ownership have established Hunt’s as a trendsetter in the imaging equipment industry. Hunt’s proudly serves a diverse audience of individual, corporate, educational, law enforcement and government clients as one of the country’s largest retailers of photo, video and digital imaging products.
Leica Sport Optics
Maker of legendary lenses, Leica is a 163 year old German optics manufacture. Leica Sport Optics produces binoculars, spotting scopes, and digiscoping products of exceptional quality and durability that are superbly suited to the needs of avid birders. Keenly aware of the issues that concern birds and birders, Leica is pleased to support the work of Tucson Audubon Society.
SWAROVSKI OPTIK regards tradition, origin, quality awareness, entrepreneurial boldness, innovativeness, absolute devotion to service and product functionality as the core values guiding all its actions. These principles have evolved from within the company at SWAROVSKI OPTIK and they are put into practice every day by all our staff.
Tamron USA, Inc. was established in 1979 as the US sales and marketing subsidiary of the Japanese optics manufacturer Tamron Co., Ltd. located in Omiya, Japan. Tamron USA is comprised of two major divisions: Tamron Photographic Lenses and Tamron Industrial Optics Lenses. It is headquartered in Commack, NY, about 1 hour from New York City. Tamron USA distributes Tamron photographic lenses through its network of photo specialty retailers, online retails and mass retailers
Action Imaging Group
3970 S. Evans Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85714
Founded by professionals with years of experience in perfecting all solutions, Action Imaging Group are experts at everything from Copiers, Printers, Scanners, and Document Management and Delivery. Action Imaging Group is a family owned and operated organization aligned to provide the very best in document solutions across Arizona.
Alexander | Carrillo Consulting
2102 N Country Club #9 Tucson, AZ 85716
Dr. Miguel A. Arenas, MD
7445 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715
Founded in 1973, Crown Community Development specializes in master planning for a variety of communities throughout the United States. Known for developing highly sought-after live-work areas, Crown Community Development responds to the unique needs of the region and is best known for perfecting one of the most thorough and effective approaches to community master planning.
Diet of Hope Institute
Kimberlyn Drew, Realtor
If you are looking for a real estate agent who speaks both business and birds, look no further than Kimberlyn Drew. Kimberlyn is a longtime member of Tucson Audubon and has been an avid birder since she met her now-husband, Andy Moore, over ten years ago. She is also active with the Arizona Native Plant Society and has been known to volunteer to pull cheatgrass for the Forest Service in the Santa Catalinas.
With an MBA from the University of Arizona and an avid interest in the environment, she is the perfect person to help you sell your home and find the right home to fit your needs. Want a home near a green belt with lots of native vegetation for Pyrrhuloxia and Phainopepla? How about one near a wetland for ducks and herons or maybe near desert cliffs for Canyon Wren and towhees? While she can’t guarantee avian visitors she does guarantee an understanding of and appreciation for your interests and priorities. And best of all, when you go out with her as your agent, you’d better bring your binoculars!
Farmers Investment Co./Green Valley Pecan Co.
For more than six decades, Farmers Investment Co. (FICO) has farmed in the Santa Cruz River valley south of Tucson. In this time, this family farm has become the world’s largest integrated grower and processor of pecans. Dick and Nan Walden, the owners of FICO, affirmatively embrace the responsibility of being stewards of the land and believe it is now more important than ever.
The Waldens are leaders in sustainable farming and have implemented state-of-the-art irrigation technologies to conserve water. They also are making investments so that they and other regional water users are able to utilize renewable water supplies to reduce groundwater pumping.
Because of their commitment to the land and the community, the Waldens are engaged in long-term planning for the future of their property. They are taking these steps with the understanding that future uses embody the broader community goals of sustainable growth and economic opportunity for both current and future residents.
Originate Natural Building Materials Showroom
526 N 9th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
Originate is a natural building materials showroom that specializes in interior finishes that are environmentally friendly, non-toxic, durable, and made from natural and renewable resources. We offer innovative and unique materials that rival the aesthetics and performance of more traditional interior finishes.
Originate was established in October of 2003 to provide a location within the City of Tucson to serve as a local and regional source of environmentally sound building materials and provide a place where people can see and experience these materials.
preservation, education, and agriculture to promote healthy, active, conscious living in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The Santa Fe Ranch consists of 3,300 acres of valleys, mesas, mountains and river bottom alongside approximately one mile of the Santa Cruz River.
Tucson Electirc Power
Tucson Electric Power provides the energy behind Tucson’s economy. We deliver safe, reliable power to more than 414000 customers in the Tucson metropolitan area. We’re also a local leader in community service, volunteerism and economic development efforts.
TEP and its sister company, UniSource Energy Services, are among a family of utilities owned by Fortis, Canada’s largest investor-owned gas and electric utility holding company. Fortis completed an acquisition of UNS Energy, TEP’s and UES’ parent company, in August 2014.
TEP offers comprehensive energy services through reliable, traditional resources and a growing renewable power portfolio. We also offer many ways to help our customers use energy more efficiently.
TEP’s community service efforts have earned nationwide acclaim. We provide direct contributions and other support for our employees’ volunteerism, encouraging a spirit of giving that is shared among the Fortis family of utilities.
Tucson Water Department
Tucson Water is part of the City of Tucson, Arizona, government and serves more than 722,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers.
Visit Tucson is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Tucson area as a convention, visitor and film production destination. It is financially supported by the City of Tucson, Pima County, the Town of Oro Valley and more than 600 individual and business partners.
Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742
Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624