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Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona Revised 8th Edition, 2015


Tucson Audubon’s updated edition of Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona, the Revised Eighth, 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
  • Printed locally on recycled paper using renewable energy
  • Online addendum

Why should you and your friends have this book on your shelves, in your cars and in your field vest pockets? The answers are several: to easily access more than 150 birding locations throughout southeast Arizona; to discover where and when to find your target species; to prepare for knowing which birds you’ll see where and at what time of year. How could you go birding without it? You’ll see more birds if you buy this book, and you’ll discover great new places to visit.

You’ll find yourself using this book to plan a morning or day of birding or an entire trip. If you are just beginning to bird in southeast Arizona, or if you are a first-time visitor or looking for a new bird watching plan, the “Planning Your Trip” section offers birding ideas for any period from half to many days spent in the area. The book also includes useful background information for birding here, from how to prepare for the climate, weather, and the other species of wildlife to watch for while out birding.

To ease your planning, we have divided the book into 12 birding areas, and you can use the overview map at the back to determine those area(s) where you want to bird. Each of these areas has its own section in the book. It’s birding made easy. Each area section begins with a map that highlights the most popular birding locations, with the names of streets, canyons, mountains and other landscape features. Dedicated local birding experts, who are out in the field every day, have provided their expertise and experience for each area. Having the book is like having your own personal expert with you.

Our book features seasonal bar graphs: these enable you to check the status of any species found in the region during any month. They are simple to use, and contain huge amounts of information which the Arizona Bird Committee works to keep current, and we count ourselves fortunate to have their strong support when providing this information through our book. The checklist is also the most currently available at the time of going to press.


Online addendum to the 2015 edition

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.

Learn more


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