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Advocacy, conservation, restoration, and science are not on pause. The Tucson Audubon Emergency Fund has the goal of raising $75,000 to ensure that we can support the organization over the next 3–5 months. Thank you!

Birds & Community Events

New! Join a Virtual Social Event or Class using the Zoom video conferencing platform.

After you register, your link to join the Zoom social/class will be sent to you the day before. If you have any questions about using Zoom, please contact Luke Safford.

Thursday, May 28, 1–2 pm
Class: Rare Birds in SE Arizona (May Edition) | Host: Luke Safford
Class is Filledto be added to the waitlist please click here
Every month seems to bring unexpected and unique bird species to Southeast Arizona. This May has proven to be quite spectacular with sightings of Crescent-chested Warblers, Clay-colored Thrush, Arctic Tern and more. We’ll expand a bit on where these birds were found, if they are still in the area, what makes them rare, and how often they’ve been seen in the past. Maybe some of you have been lucky enough to locate a few of these species and you’ll be invited to share your story and a picture if you have one too! We’ll do a brief look into June and discuss what might be next!

Monday, June 1, 10am – 11am
SOCIAL: Paton Center for Hummingbirds Bird Cam | Host: Luke Safford
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We’ll virtually bird the Paton Center for Hummingbirds together by watching the Bird Cams for hummingbirds, (including the Violet-crowned Hummingbird), Black-headed Grosbeaks, Yellow-breasted Chats, orioles, woodpeckers, and more. Many of us have fond memories of birding the amazing backyard of the Paton’s so I’m sure we’ll share some good stories too.

Thursday, June 4, 1pm – 2pm
CLASS: Birding Mt. Lemmon | Host: Luke Safford
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Rising over 6,000 feet above Tucson, Mount Lemmon is the highest peak in the Santa Catalina Mountains at 9,157 feet, and a popular escape from urban life for Tucsonans. The drive up the paved Catalina Highway to Summerhaven offers opportunities to see many birds in a variety of habitats throughout all the seasons. The options for stops along the highway are numerous so we’ll discuss some of the best methods to approach birding this route and what birds to be looking for.

Friday, June 5, 12pm – 1pm
CLASS: Star Migrants: Migratory Birds Through Arizona Part 2 | Hosts: Nicole Gillett and Jennie MacFarland
Class is Filled, to be added to the waitlist please click here
Join Tucson Audubon’s Bird Conservation Biologist, Jennie Macfarland, and Conservation Advocate, Nicole Gillett, to hear some magnificent stories about our star migratory birds we see here in Arizona. Learn more about the amazing journeys these birds make and how we can protect them along these migrations to make sure we can continue to see them every year. This is Part 2 of the series related to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Tuesday, June 9, 7pm – 8pm
SOCIAL: Birds ‘n’ Beer, “If I Could See One Bird…” | Host: Luke Safford
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Enjoy your favorite drink and connect with your Tucson Audubon friends! Have you ever looked in one of your field guides from North America or beyond and noticed a bird species that caught your attention like none other? Maybe it was an Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Bearded Vulture, or Violet-crowned Hummingbird–share with us what that “One Bird” is and we’ll check out the pictures on eBird.

Thursday, June 11, 11am – 12pm
CLASS: Mirrorless Cameras–Everything You Need to Know | Hosts: Noah Buchanan from Hunt’s Photo and reps from Nikon, Olympus, and Panasonic
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The mirrorless program is designed to inform and educate people on the pros and cons of Mirrorless cameras as well as clear up misconceptions that are commonly known about them. The program will touch on the following topics: Mirrorless vs. DSLR, lens options, explanation of the electronic viewfinder, adapatibility of old lenses and different mounts, entry level and professional level options, in-body stabilization, and more!

Monday, June 15, 11am – 12pm
CLASS: Moths of Southern Arizona | Host: Jeff Babson
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Moths are simply spectacular, underappreciated part of southern Arizona’s biodiversity. Moths species outnumber butterflies by a huge margin. Far from being the sweater-chomping scourge of agricultural crops (ok, some have bad habits but they are in the minority), moths are exquisitely patterned, often stunningly beautiful insects. And, like birds, they are all around us. In this class, we will cover the life cycle, taxonomy, and basic biology of these remarkable animals. Jeff owns Sky Island Tours, a birding, ecotour, and environmental education company, and is working on a field guide to the moths of Arizona.

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Birding Southeast Arizona App: Now for Android and iOS

A great interactive companion to our Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona, the new Birding Southeast Arizona app is now available for Apple iOS ($9.99) and Android ($7.99) devices. A collaboration between Tucson Audubon and the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, with funding from the Southeastern Arizona Birding Trail committee, the app covers over 130 birding sites in six subregions in and around Tucson, all vetted by local experts.

The app takes bird-finding in southeast Arizona to the next level:

  • Use GPS to find birding “sites near me”
  • View details and a list of common species for each site
  • Get turn-by-turn directions and find nearby amenities
  • Search all sites for a “target bird,” and find the nearest location
  • Access Audubon’s online bird guide for quick reference in the field
  • Plan your next trip by searching for sites near a city or ZIP code
  • Tag your favorite spots and share with your friends
  • Track and log your sightings and share custom sighting maps with your friends via Facebook

Proceeds benefit the education, research, and conservation programs of the Tucson Audubon Society and the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory.

Learn more and download a copy

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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

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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

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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