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Go Birding

Tucson Audubon is your one-stop shop for all things birding in southeast Arizona! From multiple field trips throughout the region to our Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona guide book and the Rare Bird Alert, we’ve got you covered.

Get started with birding and meet some local birds and find some great places to go birding near Tucson. If you’re planning a trip to southeast Arizona, you’ll find all the resources you need, including our new Tucson Birding Trail Map.

Learn all about our Paton Center for Hummingbirds and find out why the economics of birding is so important to southeast Arizona. Good birding!

Local Birding Guides for Hire

Looking for a local professional to show you the birds of southeast Arizona? See our list when planning your trip.

Southeast Arizona Rare Bird Alert

The Rare Bird Alert comes out every Friday afternoon. Also find updates on local birding sites and a link to the Arizona-New Mexico Birding ListServ.

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Free Birding Field Trips

Tucson Audubon leads trips every week to locations all over southeast Arizona. Let our skilled leaders show you the birds from Sweetwater Wetlands to Mt. Lemmon and beyond!

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Visiting SE Arizona

Southeast Arizona is a year-round wonderland for birders! Elegant Trogons in summer, Sandhill Cranes during our mild winters, there is always something birdy going on!

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Get Started with Birding

Identify birds in your yard or go on field trips with others. Learn about birds, where to find them around Tucson, and get tips and suggestions to help you get started in birding.

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Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds

The Paton Center for Hummingbirds is a place to explore and experience the special birds of southeast Arizona. It is dedicated to the celebration and conservation of hummingbirds—and all of southeast Arizona’s astounding biodiversity—through recreation, education, and sustainable living.

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Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona, Revised 8th Edition, 2015

Tucson Audubon’s updated edition brings together all the latest information on finding birds in southeast Arizona. This is your best source of detailed information that will help in planning bird watching adventures throughout southeast Arizona. New for the Revised Eighth Edition:

  • New birding sites across Southeast Arizona
  • New maps and updated older maps
  • Updated contact information and web addresses
  • Updated information on existing site locations
  • Updated information on entering Mexico
  • Updated IBA (Important Bird Areas) information, including sites
  • Updated bar graphs and species accounts for all species

Learn more and purchase your copy today!

Sweetwater Wetlands

Sweetwater Wetlands is a gem of urban bird and wildlife activity right in urban Tucson. 306 bird species have been documented here. Join our weekly bird walks on Wednesdays and see what you can find!

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