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Tucson Region Bird Walks

Some of these are seasonal – please call to check availability

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson –  birdwalks every day (7:30, May – September, & 8:30 a.m., October – April).  Meet at museum entrance. Call 883-2702. Free with admission.

Arizona State Parks – birding and other walks. Fee. (602) 542-4174.

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge – Arivaca Cienega every Saturday in season. See our Field trips page for more info. For refuge info call 823 4251x116.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum – Open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily (except Dec. 25). Bird sightings are posted at 689-2811.

Catalina State Park – 5 a.m. – 10 p.m, Fee. Fall/winter birding walks on Fridays at 8-10 a.m. at the first picnic area past the entrance. Call 628-5798 for more information.

Honeybee Canyon Park
Saturdays in the spring. For more information contact: 520-615-7855 or

Oracle State Park – Saturdays 8:15AM
February through April. The park is open on Saturdays and Sundays during these months with bird walks at 8:15 am on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Bring binoculars and meet at the Kannally Ranch House patio. For more info, call the park at 520-896-2425 or email .

Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve – open 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. October 1 – March 31. (Closed Mon. & Tues.) Donation required. 394-2400.

Ramsey Canyon Preserve – open every day 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. $5.00 general admission; kids 16 and under free. 378-2785.

Sabino Canyon in Coronado National Forest – birding and nature hikes. Parking fee. Call 749-8700.

Saguaro National Park – Call 733-5153 (East) and 733-5158 (West) for schedules of bird and nature walks.

Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory – hawk and crane tours on Saturdays and Sundays, fee. 432-1388.

Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson – Walk every Wednesday, year-round. Check our Field Trip page for more info.

Tohono Chul Park – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Birding walks at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, YEAR ROUND! Entrance fee. 575-8468.

TucsonAudubon’s Mason Center – Saturday walks in season. See our Field Trip page for more info.

Tucson Botanical Gardens – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Entrance fee. 326-9686.

Tucson Mountain Park
Saturdays in the spring. For more information contact: 520-615-7855 or


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

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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